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The robot is ready – so when will deep sea mining start?

The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high-grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) - when a wrangle over terms is solved. Beyond PNG, in international waters,...
21st April 2014


Tender work arising from state contracts
28th March 2014
Company Announcement

Transnet Port Terminals Investment In Equipment Brings Economic Benefit To Local Companies PDF Available

In purchasing four ship-to-shore cranes and 18 rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Liebherr Africa that arrived today in the amount of R744 million, Transnet Port Terminals has stimulated local economic activity. Four of the 18 RTGs and two cranes are...
27th March 2014
Company Announcement

Industrial Gases in the Metals and Mining Sector – Innovation and Skills Key to Future Growth PDF Available

In its 45 years of serving South African industry, industrial gas company Air Products South Africa has been inextricably linked to the country’s iron and steel sector. The company’s first air separation unit was built at Arcelor Mittal’s...
18th March 2014

Delta EMD plans to discontinue operations, sell assets owing to poor global market

Delta EMD plans to discontinue its operations this year
JSE-listed electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) manufacturer and supplier to the global alkaline battery industry Delta EMD intends to discontinue its operations and sell its assets, subject to shareholder approval, given the declining state of...
14th March 2014


Tender work arising from state contracts
24th January 2014

Keaton Energy aiming to produce 5 Mt/y of coal by 2017

The opencast coal mine has delivered 1.2-million tons of washed 2- and 4-seam thermal coal to Eskom in the first half of the 2014 financial year
JSE-listed coal junior Keaton Energy's medium-term goal is to develop into a five-million-ton-a-year saleable coal producer by 2017 – a step closer to its longer-term strategy of becoming a mid-tier coal producer.
6th December 2013

Local manufacture of Gravico-branded surface mining equipment to be launched this month

The production of a new range of Gravico-branded aftermarket attachments for surface mining equipment is expected to start this month, after officially being launched onto the Southern African market last month.
15th November 2013
Asia Pacific International Mining Exhibition

Company Announcement: AIMEX 2013 offers unique opportunities for miners to see latest cost-saving efficiencies PDF Available

With mining companies looking at ways of increasing efficiency and reducing operating costs, Australia’s largest mining exhibition, Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition – AIMEX, will offer a unique opportunity to see the latest...
28th June 2013

Port Waratah faces two-day strike

Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) workers, in Newcastle, were expected to undertake a two-day industrial action over the weekend, starting at 20:00 each evening and stretching throughout the night shift until 04:00. The protected action revolves...
7th June 2013
Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX)

Company Announcement: AIMEX builds further industry engagement with industry theme days PDF Available

AIMEX 2013 will maintain its deep engagement across the entire mining industry with the return of its very popular industry “theme days”, covering the key issues of women in mining, mine site safety and new ways to increase industry productivity
4th June 2013
Mining Services

Company emphasises advantages of gas cleaning technology for SA ferroalloys industry

The recent power constraints and price hikes in the country should prompt the South African ferroalloy industry to consider using technology to turn furnace off-gas into energy, says Germany-based gas cleaning specialists Theisen Engineering....
24th May 2013
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