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Modern Quarrying Q3 2018

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Last year’s acquisition of Demaneng, previously known as Diro Manganese Proprietary Limited and Diro Iron Ore Proprietary Limited, gave Afrimat a foot into the commodities market, further allowing the company to expand its already massively diversified product offering. Following the transaction, Afrimat created a new Commodities Segment, adding to its traditional industrial minerals and construction materials portfolio.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Zero water usage mines and quarries – more than (just) an aspiration

Published: 17 October 2018

By Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa The mining sector remains a key economic contributor to the South African economy, where gross domestic product (GDP) from mining increased to...

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2,3% construction upswing not a true reflection of the state of the industry – MBA North

Published: 16 October 2018

The 2,3% growth in the construction sector reflected in the Stats SA GDP Q2 2018 figures is not an accurate reflection of the state of South Africa’s construction sector, says...

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Staying positive in tough economic times

Published: 12 October 2018

Even with the hint of a recession, one needs to remain optimistic through these challenging times because we can clearly see there is a lot of investment going into businesses...

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Hillhead 2020 dates announced

Published: 11 October 2018

The organisers of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition, The QMJ Group, have announced the dates for the 2020 event. The biennial showcase for the quarrying and construction industry will take place...

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CHRYSO demoulding oils enhance final concrete finish

Published: 09 October 2018

Raising the quality of concrete finishes as well as extending the life of formwork are among the many benefits of using demoulding oils when casting concrete.

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Metso launches renewed Lokotrack LT200HP

Published: 08 October 2018

The Metso Lokotrack LT200HP(TM) mobile cone crushing plant is designed for secondary and tertiary crushing operations such as producing aggregates for railway ballast, road construction, asphalt and concrete fractions. Thanks...

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McCloskey’s new All-Terrain Stackers

Published: 04 October 2018

McCloskey has taken the next big step in its industry leading designs by adding the ground-breaking new All-Terrain Stackers to its line-up. Blending the benefits of onsite track mobility with...

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Mining: Finding solutions to the unintended consequences of poor policy

Published: 02 October 2018

By Jonathan Veeran & Bruce Dickinson, Partners at Webber Wentzel Government, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, is seeking to stimulate growth and encourage greater investment in South Africa. However...

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Next Gen Cat excavators deliver more choices

Published: 02 October 2018

The Next Generation 36-t size class excavators from Caterpillar – the 336 and 336 GC – increase operating efficiency, lower fuel and maintenance costs, while improving operator comfort compared with...

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I-CAT Dust Division showcases complete solutions at Electra Mining

Published: 01 October 2018

The I-CAT Dust Division offers end-to-end integrated dust-management solutions that comply with all relevant industry regulations and standards. A range of its latest innovations were displayed at Electra Mining Africa...

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BME trains for the future

Published: 01 October 2018

When the economy slows down, businesses have a tendency to cut spending on skills development. According to Mr Ngqabutho Ncube, training manager at BME’s underground mining operations, the cutting of...

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Aury Africa’s empowerment deal with Nkomose Consulting

Published: 25 September 2018

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider, Aury Africa, has concluded a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) agreement with 100% black-owned local services company, Nkomose Consulting Engineers & Projects.  ...

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Improved activity in Afrimat’s Construction Index for Q2 2018

Published: 21 September 2018

Afrimat, a JSE-listed open-pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction materials, has released the findings of the Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the second quarter of 2018. The ACI...

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Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary

Published: 19 September 2018

In 2018, Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary. The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern...

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Kal Tire wins top award at Electra Mining Africa 2018

Published: 18 September 2018

Day two of Electra Mining Africa focused on the launch of new technology and innovations at the show. More than 60 products were reviewed across three categories. Kal Tire’s Gravity...

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Real-time blast block data reporting from BME

Published: 17 September 2018

Getting real-time data from a blast block during drilling, charging and stemming operations is difficult with traditional manual reporting systems – but BME’s XPLOLOG™ system has changed all that.

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Dozer simulator for pushing aggregate material

Published: 13 September 2018

CM Labs Simulations has announced the release of a state-of-the-art Dozer Simulator Training Pack that allows trainees to experience the unique feel of pushing soil and aggregate material from the...

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Staying in business by managing and understanding costs

Published: 12 September 2018

By Charles Hurly, marketing lead at Solar Mining Services. The cost of running a quarrying or mining business in South Africa is escalating as energy, maintenance and labour are becoming significant...

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PPC says Zimbabwean cement shortage temporary

Published: 05 September 2018

PPC Zimbabwe says the current cement shortage is temporary. The cement industry in the country has the capacity to produce over 2 million tonnes of cement per annum, adequate to...

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Calculating your return on investment

Published: 05 September 2018

In today’s competitive business environment, staying ahead of the game is essential. To do this, manufacturers need to ensure that their equipment remains effective and runs optimally at all times.

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Understanding the impact of quality of aggregates on profitability

Published: 04 September 2018

By Charles Hurly, marketing lead for Solar Mining Services Quality and value are possibly two of the most ‘over traded’ words in the marketing realm.  When not linked to any reference...

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Visionary partnership boosts quarry uptime

Published: 03 September 2018

The aggregates industry has had a few tough years in the United States but is now recovering. One limestone quarry not only survived those hard times but thrived – by...

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Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

Published: 31 August 2018

On 29 August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer, Skanska, began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which...

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BI’s fit-for-purpose chain solution for cement producers

Published: 29 August 2018

BI has supplied a large order of KÖBO chains to cement producers in the North West and the Western Cape. This comprised a bucket elevator, coal reclaimer and hot pan...

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New washing tech helps quarry operators stay profitable

Published: 27 August 2018

By Duncan High, division manager – processing equipment technology, Haver & Boecker. Water use restrictions and permitting challenges continue to increase, making it harder for operations to find ways to stay...

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Solar Mining Services announces new additions to its team

Published: 22 August 2018

Solar Mining Services, a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and explosive related services for the mining and quarrying sectors, has announced the appointment of two key personnel. Donald Motloung...

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Weir Minerals’ mill liner lasts longer

Published: 21 August 2018

Fields results show that the new Vulco® R67 mill lining rubber compound from Weir Minerals delivers an increase in wear life of 20%. With a liner that can run significantly...

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Aury Africa introduces RFID track-and-trace solution for mining

Published: 20 August 2018

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has introduced a radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solution that is ideal for mining applications. These include inspecting plant...

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SRK models sustainable solutions for brine from tailings

Published: 16 August 2018

Working with SRK Consulting colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, SRK Consulting’s office in Cape Town has recently conducted preliminary groundwater modelling to assist a mining client in South America to find...

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Cleaner mines critical to ensuring improved health and safety

Published: 15 August 2018

Mine cleanliness is crucial and should be regarded with the same level of seriousness and consideration as mine safety, says an expert in the field. “The safety of mines and...

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New McCloskey dealer for Zambia and Zimbabwe

Published: 13 August 2018

Screening and crushing equipment manufacturer, McCloskey International, recently welcomed equipment dealer, BL&D Plant Hire & Sales, to its global network of distributors. The company serves Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Material specifiers are dropping the safety and performance ball

Published: 07 August 2018

Specifiers of floor grating often stress the purchase price of the material at the expense of structural integrity and loading capacity. “Cost and price are two separate factors which need...

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Civils in survival mode for 2018, but 2019 holds more hope

Published: 06 August 2018

The construction sector – and particularly civil engineering – will remain in the doldrums for 2018 with hopes for some improvement to begin next year, according to Industry Insight senior...

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Haver & Boecker proves increased screen media longevity through field testing

Published: 03 August 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, offers Ty-Max and Ty-Wire screen media, now with longer wear life proven through extensive field...

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B&E International is industry’s partner in crushing

Published: 02 August 2018

Cost-effective crushing is vital to the competitiveness of mining and quarrying operations, and experienced experts can ensure the right amount of the required product, while reducing the risk of operational...

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Caterpillar delivers 50 000th Cat articulated truck

Published: 01 August 2018

In a year of multiple significant milestones for Cat mining and infrastructure trucks, Caterpillar announces delivery of its 50 000th articulated truck from its Peterlee, UK manufacturing facility. Since the start...

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Email: quarrying@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770


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Email: benniev@crown.co.za
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