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Expats – blessing or curse?

ZESCO United’s Jesse Were is a top-quality football player – 6 goals in two games earlier this season is proof enough. Were also happens to be Kenyan; he is one of 6 foreign players in Zesco United’s 30-man squad. Football teams and their management are judged by their successes, and …

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Marthinusen & Coutts completes motor rebuild for Zambian copper mine

Marthinusen & Coutts has completed the rebuild of a 6 550 kW 2 pole 11 000 Volt squirrel cage induction blower motor for Zambian copper mine. Rob Melaia, engineering and technical executive at Marthinusen & Coutts, a local repairer of rotating electrical equipment, says that the motor had suffered a …

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DCD nears completion on winder drums build for Zambian mine

Specialist manufacturer DCD Heavy Engineering is nearing completion on a two-year project to produce winder drums for a copper mine in Zambia. The South African-based specialist manufacturer DCD Heavy Engineering notes that the contract was for two double-drum winders for hoisting rock and two single-drum winders for hoisting personnel, with …

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Mining is not a short-term venture – ZCM

Zambia Chamber of Mines president Nathan Chishimba says the mining industry has no major concerns going into next month’s elections because there is an understanding among all political parties that mining is not a short-term venture. There have been concerns by some political and economic commentators that after the elections, …

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Aury Africa-manufactured woven wire screens extend production hours

The AfriSam Olifantsfontein readymix and aggregate quarry in Gauteng,South Africa has been making use of Aury Africa woven wire screens since 2014. Aury Africa wire screens are more cost-effective and last up to five days longer than competitor products, thereby minimising downtime and ensuring substantial long-term savings. The AfriSam Olifantsfontein …

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New hope for the industry: sniffing out copper deposits

Geologists have developed a new and inexpensive technique to find copper deposits in volcanic rocks. With so much of the earth’s copper already dug up and companies desperately needing cost-effective ways to locate more reliable resources, could this technology prove to be a saviour?   The mining industry has faced …

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Copperbelt capital equipment supply must be mutually beneficial to ensure sustiainability,argues researcher

Although the mining inputs cluster in Southern Africa, including capital equipment suppliers and the mining equipment sector in Zambia, is well integrated, more needs to be done to ensure mutually beneficial sustainability for all stakeholders, states University of Johannesburg-affiliated research and capacity development group the Centre for Competition Regulation and …

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Babcock to distribute Terex Trucks in southern Africa

Terex Trucks, which was fully acquired by Volvo Construction Equipment, Sweden in June 2014, has appointed Babcock International as the official distributor of its rigid and articulated haulers in southern Africa, effective as of 1st October 2015.  In addition to supplying new machines, Babcock will also provide parts and other …

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Eqstra

Established in 1984, South Africa-based Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of JSE-listed integrated leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra Holdings, is the largest forklift supplier to the South African market and has the largest product support infrastructure in the region. EIE provides distribution, leasing, rental and value-added services for …

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MAGNETIC-DRIVE PUMPS FROM KSB PROVIDE ULTRA-RELIABLE, LOW MAINTENANCE OPERATION

Petrochemical and process plants globally are benefitting from the recently introduced range of home-grown hermetically sealed API685 magnetic-drive pumps from KSB Pumps and Valves. These KSB pumps and valves are able to provide ultra-reliable, low maintenance operation in an uncomplicated package. Although the pumps are new on the market their …

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