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Workers down tools at HudBay's Manitoba ops

By: Henry Lazenby Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) had downed tools at base metals miner HudBay Minerals’s Manitoba operations. The TSX- and NYSE-listed miner reported that 180 members of union Local No 1848 began a strike at noon on Saturday. 

Autodesk University Extension Back For 4th Year To Explore “The Future Of How Things Are Made”

June 18 this year will see the 4th Annual Autodesk University Extension event kick off at The Forum in Johannesburg where industry experts will come together to share their insights on the latest global design trends. The event hosts a panel of renowned local and international experts, including... 

Creamer Media publishes Iron-Ore 2015: A review of the iron-ore sector electronic research report

Creamer Media’s Iron-Ore 2015 report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market, with particular reference to pricing, supply and demand, as well as the trade in iron-ore. It provides information on not only the major mergers and acquisitions, and the trade of iron-ore in the sector, but... 

Creamer Media publishes Iron-Ore 2015: A review of the iron-ore sector electronic research report

A First for DRA in Sierra Leone

Global engineering and project delivery company DRA has announced that it has been awarded Phase 1 of the Gangama mineral sands project in south west Sierra Leone by Sierra Rutile Limited. SRL is a leading producer of mineral sands, and is the world’s second largest producer of natural rutile.... 

Giant leap from level Level 6 to Level 3 B-BBEE status for Golder in Africa

Golder Associates Africa has in the short space of a year improved its Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor rating by three levels. It has leapt from level 6 to level 3, with Level 1 being the highest possible rating. The integrated ground engineering and environmental... 

Giant leap from level Level 6 to Level 3 B-BBEE status for Golder in Africa

Mbe Minerals Sa Officially Launches Its New Service Centre At Kathu In The Northern Cape

To ensure that its existing customer base in the area is provided with prompt and excellent service, MBE Minerals SA has officially launched its new Service Centre at 23 Ian Fleming Street in the Kathu Industrial Area of the Northern Cape. Under the management of Rudi van Deventer, the operation... 

Mbe Minerals Sa Officially Launches Its New Service Centre At Kathu In The Northern Cape

Weba Chute Systems Supplies Eight Chutes To Copper Mine In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Weba Chute Systems has supplied eight chutes to a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This follows on from an initial successful order for four transfer towers for an overland conveyor system. “It is a major reference for us in a highly significant area of mining activity in... 

Weba Chute Systems Supplies Eight Chutes To Copper Mine In Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Multotec Successfully Delivers Two Overbelt Magnets At A Coal Mining Application In Mpumalanga

Multotec’s intimate understanding of minerals processing and handling applications, coupled with its flexibility in being able to offer its customers fit-for-purpose solutions, has resulted in a repeat order for two overbelt magnets sold into a coal mining application in the Witbank/Middelburg... 

Multotec Successfully Delivers Two Overbelt Magnets At A Coal Mining Application In Mpumalanga

Caterpillar China Manufactures First Complete Longwall

Company Announcement - Caterpillar Mining Equipment Co. recently manufactured its first full armored face conveyor system for longwall mining. Previously the facility, located in Hebei Province, China, had produced only line pans for AFC systems. Producing the first full AFC system marks a... 

Caterpillar China Manufactures First Complete Longwall

Converting Coal Mine Methane Into Electric Power

Coal mine methane is a viable feedstock for electric power generation in South Africa, according to Barloworld Power, Caterpillar’s southern African dealer for Energy and Transportation. Barloworld put the spotlight on the potential of coal mine methane at a customer event on 15 April in... 

Converting Coal Mine Methane Into Electric Power

DMCC to Host Three Seminars on Diamond Finance in 2015

Company Announcement - The Dubai Diamond Exchange, a DMCC initiative, is planning to hold three seminars on diamond financing this year, underscoring the growing importance of the issue for the global diamond industry. Finance and liquidity was one of the most hotly debated issues at the Dubai... 

Palabora Copper buys two more 3.5MW York CYK chillers from Johnson Controls as it reaches 1,650m

Palabora Copper has acquired two more 3500kW York CYK Compound Centrifugal chillers from Johnson Controls. The latest purchase is part of Phase II of PC’s ventilation and cooling strategy to facilitate expansion of its operations to 1,600 meters, an initiative that commenced in 2012 and will... 

Online auctions continue to grow as yet another physical auction scandal unravels

With recent headlines focused on yet another physical auction scandal, this time championed by billionaire Ivor Ichikowitz, questions are being asked around the traditional auction mechanism and how secure it is against ‘ghost’ and ‘vendor’ bidding. Whilst debate rages on of what is legally... 

Panel Discussions Draw Crowds at Dubai Diamond Conference 2015

Expert panels discussed the most important issues facing the global diamond industry on the concluding day of the two-day Dubai Diamond Conference 2015 including synthetic diamonds, ethics and diamond financing. Peter Meeus, chairman of the Dubai Diamond Centre, said: “Each panel throughout both... 

Pension fund law update

PENSION FUND LAW: CASE STUDIES AND GENERAL UPDATE The Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, UCT, is pleased to present an update on Pension Fund Law on 24 April 2015 from 9:00 to 15:00. ABOUT THE COURSE This course is designed to give participants a practical update on recent... 

Creamer Media publishes Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector research report

By: Creamer Media Reporter Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon steel and stainless steel... 

Creamer Media publishes Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector research report

Bell introduces cost effective 6x4 configuration for B25E

While Bell Equipment's B60 Articulated Dump Truck is designed to give customers an alternative to large rigid trucks in the mining industry, in its small truck range the company has introduced the B25E 6x4 supertruck to deliver a cost effective and versatile alternative to road-going tipper... 

Bell introduces cost effective 6x4 configuration for B25E

Scientific Study Shines New Light On The Source Of Diamonds

A team of specialists from four Australian universities, including The University of Western Australia, has established the exact source of a diamond-bearing rock for the first time. These rocks, orangeites, are already commonly found in South Africa.  However, the new study now reveals that they... 

Improve HSE Processes through Increased Vigilance across the Mining Industry

Interview with Roger Belair, CRSP, CET, FRM, CRM, Director of Health, Safety and Environment at Dumas Mining The dangers associated with mining are on the rise, particularly as companies move to more remote and less hospitable regions. Industry leaders have long focused on enhancing their safety... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 report

Creamer Media’s African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 report tracks developments taking place in Africa’s mining sector and across various mining sectors on the continent, including coal, copper, gold, iron-ore, platinum and uranium. 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 report

One of the biggest environmental concerns for mines is airborne dust

According to the NSW Environmental Compliance and Performance Report, “Managing dust from coal mines is important as it can impact local and regional air quality, adversely affect local amenity and pose a risk to the public health.” A large amount of dust exists on mining sites and is generated... 

Weir Minerals High Pressure Grinding Roll (Hpgr) Technology Enables Mining Operations To Cut Energy Costs While Boosting Productivity

Modern mining operations are focused on achieving ‘more with less’ and are therefore always on the lookout to optimise their processes, especially the major energy-consuming ones such as comminution. “Our focus is on helping customers recogn se the benefit of utilising High Pressure Grinding Roll... 

Weir Minerals High Pressure Grinding Roll (Hpgr) Technology Enables Mining Operations To Cut Energy Costs While Boosting Productivity

Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo & Conference to welcome Zambian mining and trade ministers in Kitwe in May

“A true sign of this government’s commitment” The Zambian minister ofMines, Energy and Water Development, the Hon. Christopher Yaluma, and the country’s minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, the Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe, will head up a high-level government delegation at the upcoming... 

Cotecna expands in South Africa with the integration of CoalLab Pty Ltd

Cotecna, one of the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification companies, is pleased to announce the integration of CoalLab Pty Ltd, a leader in South Africa in the field of coal and other materials testing, sampling systems design and management, and consulting. CoalLab, a privately... 

Industry and Government support for Electra Mining Botswana

Leading local and international suppliers to the industrial and mining sectors will gain valuable exposure to the Southern African mining market at Electra Mining Botswana 2015. Exhibitors at the show will have the opportunity to network with key decision-makers from Botswana’s growing industrial... 

ELB Awarded the Black Rock RTLS Project

ELB Engineering Services Pty (Ltd)  is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Rapid Train Loading Station for the Nchwaning Manganese Mine, which is part of the Black Rock Mine Operations, operated by Assmang Proprietary Limited, which is jointly owned by Assore Limited and African... 

An introduction to SA Energy Law

AN INTRODUCTION TO SA ENERGY LAW    The Professional Development Project and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with leading firms of South African attorneys, are pleased to present an introductory course on South... 

Resilient Ghana a gold mine of opportunity

As one of the more stable countries in West Africa and the second biggest gold producing nation on the continent, Ghana is considered to be a very attractive investment destination. “Boasting significant gold reserves, much of which remains untapped, has led Ghana to be considered one of Africa’s... 

Mining in Botswana

As an International Trade Fair focused on mining and construction in Africa, particularly within the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Organizers of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 look on excitedly as the mining industry continues to develop in Botswana. Particularly as bauma Africa... 

Building Energy to power Global Citizen Earth Day 2015

Thanks to its partnership with Connect4Climate, the World Bank Group’s climate change communication initiative and global community, Building Energy will use solar energy to power the Washington National Mall for the first time in its history. Building Energy, an Italian independent power... 

Zambia’s double-edged mining taxation sword

Zambia, one of the major players in mining in the Southern African Development Community, faced a shake-up in views surrounding the implications of a rise in underground mining royalties. As of 1 January 2015, legislation stipulated a rise in underground mining royalties from six to eight per... 

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