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Explosives innovation helping to drive mining costs down – new report

24th March 2017 Steady technological advancements in the mining industry are reducing mining costs, improving blasting efficiencies and driving explosives sales, thereby boosting growth in the South African mining explosives market, new analysis from market research company Frost & Sullivan finds. ‘The Mining... 

South African OEM completes equipment delivery to Chinese copper mine

20th March 2017 South African original-equipment manufacturer Galison earlier this month completed the delivery of an automated underground rolling stock solution, comprising 40 underground wagons and two tipping stations, to Chinese State-owned copper mine Pulong, in Yunnan province, China, at a cost of about... 

‘Gold mining not only contributor to seismic events in Gauteng’

17th March 2017 Historical research by the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has found that the gold mining sector is not the sole cause of seismic events in and around Johannesburg but has, however, amplified the number and magnitude of seismic events, delegates were told earlier this month at this year’s CGS... 

Former Anglo head offers advice to mining’s future leadership

17th March 2017 Global conglomerate Vedanta chairperson Cynthia Carroll discussed some of her career highlights and how she overcame challenges in the mining industry working environment at this year’s Women in Mining conference, which took place last month in Johannesburg. The former Anglo American CEO focused... 

Tech metals supply lagging demand as electric car production increases

10th March 2017 The burgeoning lithium-ion battery market, buoyed by increased demand for and production of electric vehicles (EVs), among other end-uses, is making it increasingly difficult for producers of tech metals such as lithium and cobalt to keep pace with the demand from technology developers. Global... 

Mining equipment orders ‘rebuilding’ after slump – Barloworld

10th March 2017 Orders from Russian and Southern Africa mining customers are starting to rebuild for JSE-listed Barloworld, following a period of limited capital expenditure (capex) owing to commodity prices, steadily declining since 2012, having shown signs of recovery last year. Barloworld former CEO Clive... 

Tech metals supply lagging demand as electric car production increases

10th March 2017 The burgeoning lithium-ion battery market, the result of increased demand for and production of electric vehicles (EVs), among other end-uses, is making it increasingly difficult for producers of tech metals, such as lithium and cobalt, to keep pace with the demand from technology developers.... 

Research finds mining not the only contributor to seismic events

3rd March 2017 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Historical research by the Council for Geoscience (CGS) has placed almost beyond doubt that it is the gold mining sector that is solely responsible for causing seismic events in and around Johannesburg. Gold mining has, however, amplified the number and magnitude... 

South African gold production remained flat in 2016 – WGC

24th February 2017 Despite generous mineral reserves and high-grade orebodies, South Africa’s gold mining industry continues to see the sparkle it once held as the best gold producer in the world, dimming, having seen steadily declining production figures in recent years, positioning it in sixth place in 2015,... 

Industry still ‘plagued by issues of noncompliance with Mining Charter’ – MIT

17th February 2017 Ahead of the release of the Mineworkers Investment Trust’s (MIT’s) 2016 financial results later this month, Mining Weekly spoke to MIT COO Simphiwe Nanise earlier this month to review some of its highlights for 2016. He noted that MIT, which provides financial benefits to members of the National... 

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