New features, products and learning at this year’s Electra Mining Africa

by Justin

Celebrating 50 years this year, Electra Mining Africa is pulling out all the stops to deliver an event that continues to serve as an essential and valuable meeting place for the entire industry. A place where buyers and sellers come together to connect face-to-face and where innovative products, services and technologies are revealed.

During the five days of the show 1000’s of people will connect across industries, 1000’s of products will be on display and 1000’s of face-to-face interactions will take place. Over 650 companies will be exhibiting this year.

With machinery and equipment on display often high-value items, the show offers a platform for buyers to get up close to the products, see the quality, speak to technical experts and view the live demonstrations. It also offers the opportunity to compare products and brands.  

“There’s a lot that visitors can expect at this year’s Electra Mining Africa,” says Charlene Hefer, portfolio director at Specialised Exhibitions, organisers of the show. “As a 5-in-1 trade show, it covers everything from mining, electrical and automation to manufacturing, power and transport. So there’s a lot to see for everyone in those fields. The Halls are broadly categorised across these sectors whilst the vast outdoor exhibit area generally lends itself to pump and valve exhibits and water activations and those activations with moving parts, like materials handling. We have colour coded the outside areas to enable easier navigation for visitors.”

The automation technology hall is a big addition for the show and is expected to draw a lot of interest. Hefer is delighted to have the support of the SAIMC (the Society for Automation Instrumentation Mechatronics and Control) and values their endorsement and involvement. Automation focussed free-to-attend seminars will take place in Hall 7, hosted by the SAIMC, most of which are accredited and offer CPD points to those that attend.

International participation includes the Austrian, Belgium, German and Italian Pavilions as well as exhibitors from India, Chile, France, Australia, USA, Taiwan, Turkey, Switzerland, UK, Poland and Canada.

“We are expecting many innovative new products, services and technologies to be launched at Electra Mining Africa,” says Hefer. “Loads of live demos have been planned where machinery and products will be seen in action, and the new forklift competition we’ve added to the show in conjunction with LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA) will be enjoyed by many. It’s where exceptional forklift driver skills will be put to the test.”

Visitors to the show can also look forward to the SAIMechE (South African Institute of Mechanical Engineering) free-to-attend seminars in Hall 9. Topics presented by industry experts will be aligned to the show’s theme days; automation, innovation, safety, future skills and South African Day. Conferences taking place at the show are hosted by Women in Mining South Africa as well as LEEASA.

“We are really looking forward to this year’s show and are proud to be celebrating its 50th anniversary,” concludes Hefer.

Southern Africa’s biggest mining, electrical, automation, manufacturing, power and transport trade exhibition and its line-up of conferences and free-to-attend seminars will be taking place from 5-9 September at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg.

For further information and to register online for free entry to the event, visit

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