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Maritzburg quarry crushes it with tech upgrade

AFRISAM is leveraging new generation crushing technology to optimise uptime at its Pietermaritzburg quarry with the installation a Metso C120 jaw crusher supplied by...

Robust screens custom-designed to suit specific needs

KWATANI’S success in developing custom vibrating screens for a range of scalping, sizing, dewatering, drain and rinse and desliming applications is built on decades...

Readymix quality key to construction success

IT is no surprise that cost cutting is the order of the day in the construction sector, but this should not prevent contractors from...

It’s a WRAP! Fast Wi-Fi for coal mines

BECKER Mining South Africa’s Electronics division specialises in automation and communication systems, which are designed to enhance productivity and improve safety in the mining...

LED light towers make light work of gloomy job site

AT their best, light towers combine efficiency, performance and robust reliability with low operational costs, reduced noise levels and safety to provide optimum lighting...

Troubled north coast miner resumes operations

RIO Tinto’s troubled subsidiary, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), has resumed operations after shutting down on 30 June 2021 following a string of violent incidents...

Readymix quality key to construction success

IT is no surprise that cost cutting is the order of the day in the construction sector, but this should not prevent contractors from...

Hydraulic solution for tracked carrier compaction conundrum

HYTEC South Africa and Bosch Rexroth Germany joined forces to develop a hydraulic solution for Bell Equipment that would minimise ground compaction in tracked...

The risks and rewards of operating in Africa

THE risk of nationalisation, deadly insurgencies and poor access to remote sites are just some of the challenges facing companies operating in Africa. That’s according...

Mining industry leaders must steer path to post pandemic success

IT is time for smaller-scale miners to determine their own futures with bold decisions to extricate the mining industry from the economic and COVID-19...

Crushing it in sales and service earns distributor a renewed contract

AFTER five years representing Metso Outotec in southern Africa, Jet Park-based Pilot Crushtec has had its distributorship renewed for another five years. That’s according to...

Miners recognise excellence in health and safety

PROFESSIONALS in the fields of health and safety were awarded during surface mining industry association, ASPASA’s, annual awards ceremony which was held online across...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...