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Why West Africa’s mining and power show is a business opportunity for national and international exhibitors

     27th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As preparations begin for WAMPEX 2016, three exhibitors explain why Ghana is vital to their business expansion. Three exhibitors at this year’s West African Mining & Power Exhibition 2016 have revealed why they are exhibiting in Ghana next week. WAMPEX 2016 runs from Wednesday June 1st to Friday,... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

     26th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

The importance of regular valuing of assets in relation to other currencies.

     23rd May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Although there has recently been a short but impressive rally in the value of the rand, over the last six months it has declined by 23.11% against the dollar and it is probable that this trend will continue particularly if the county’s political uncertainties continue to diminish confidence. This... 

The importance of regular valuing of assets in relation to other currencies.

New online floor plan launched for Electra Mining Africa 2016

     23rd May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For the first time, this year Creamer Media introduced an interactive floor plan and exhibitor listing for Electra Mining Africa 2016, taking pace from 12 to 16 September. The floor plan and exhibitor listing will be hosted on MiningWeekly.com.  

New online floor plan launched for Electra Mining Africa 2016

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group Attends Electra Africa, MINExpo

     17th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Award-winning Ultra Repair™, new recycling solution among the developments showcased by the international mining tire specialists. Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group, a world leader in mining tire management and supply, will be showcasing several of its newest innovations designed to help maximize tire... 

Botswana Resource Sector Conference 2016 – June 14th and 15th 2016, Gaborone

     17th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Botswana Resource Sector Conference is only 4 weeks away and this year the addition of four exciting panels addressing some of the most pertinent issues in Botswana will form part of the agenda. 

Botswana Resource Sector Conference 2016 – June 14th and 15th 2016, Gaborone

Australian Tech Company, iSeekplant, Disrupts Plant and Equipment Hire Market

By: Yolande Botes     17th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / iSeekplant.com.au is an online sourcing tool that allows the full spectrum of construction and mining companies to search for plant and equipment hire suppliers online, connecting them to thousands of disparate small businesses which own the exact equipment required for the project, are capable... 

Australian Tech Company, iSeekplant, Disrupts Plant and Equipment Hire Market
Australian Tech Company, iSeekplant, Disrupts Plant and Equipment Hire Market

Eighth case of Black Lung publicly confirmed

     17th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An eighth case of Black Lung disease has been publicly confirmed today, making it the second coalmine worker in less than a week to be diagnosed with the deadly disease. The worker, who has asked not to be named, is in his early 40s and is the youngest coalmine worker to be diagnosed with Black... 

Ncamiso Mining Adds Value through Recovery and Remediation for Mogale Gold

     16th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Local mining and raw material processing firm, Ncamiso, has joined forces with Mintails Mining SA- Mogale Gold to carry out vital services in order to ensure maximum gold recovery as well as environmental remediation.   “In each of the Mogale Gold projects that Ncamiso has taken on we will be... 

Ncamiso Mining Adds Value through Recovery and Remediation for Mogale Gold

Increased efficiencies with thyssenkrupp in-pit semi-mobile crushing plants

     16th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Global plant engineering giant, thyssenkrupp’s production-boosting mobile, semi-mobile and stationary crushing systems assist customers in optimising their comminution processes and increasing their equipment efficiencies. Rising costs for labour, fuel and consumables and the trend to more... 

Increased efficiencies with thyssenkrupp in-pit semi-mobile crushing plants

Nersa to propose a coal benchmark cost as part of its multiyear price determination for Eskom  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The May 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for April 2016 and includes details of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s proposal to introduce a coal benchmark cost as part of its final decision on Eskom’s multiyear price determination process; environmental group... 

Nersa to propose a coal benchmark cost as part of its multiyear price determination for Eskom

RTS Africa Inertial Spin Filters find their niche in underground mining – offering an effective, low maintenance solution to hazardous dust build-up

     13th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The mining environment faces constant challenges from heavy dust loads generated by the mining process. These include health risks to underground mining personnel, damage to electrical equipment, and increasingly rigorous environmental legislation. The problem is exacerbated by mine ventilation... 

RTS Africa Inertial Spin Filters find their niche in underground mining – offering an effective, low maintenance solution to hazardous dust build-up

Neptun Boot

     12th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Neptun Boot was established in 1977 in Westmead, Pinetown in order to supply high-quality PVC gumboots to general industry with a focus on the agricultural sector. Over the years the business has grown and developed to become the leading gumboot manufacturer in Southern Africa. Neptun’s market... 

Neptun Boot

ELB to refurbish the two Tipplers at the Manganese Terminal, Port of Port Elizabeth

     12th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd has been contracted by Transnet Capital Projects for the refurbishment of Tippler A and B at the Transnet Port Elizabeth Manganese Terminal. ELB’s scope of work will include design, supply of new components, stripping, refurbishment of the tippler including... 

What’s happening in rare earths?

     10th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Core Consultants published its May edition of the Monthly Rare Earth Report. The main topics in this feature include: • MIIT new production standards • Commercial stockpiling due to commence • Investment from other countries continues 

WAMPEX 2016 conference focuses on opportunities and sustainability

     10th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Capitalising on opportunities in the African mining sector is the key focus for the first day of the West African Mining & Power Conference in Ghana next month. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, who this week became President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, will be chairman on the first day of WAMPOC 2016. Mr... 

WAMPEX 2016 conference focuses on opportunities and sustainability

Conditional Purchase Agreement signed with Evraz for Vametco

     9th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bushveld Minerals Limited, a diversified mineral development company with a portfolio of vanadium, titanium, iron ore, tin and coal assets in Africa is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bushveld Vametco Limited, has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Evraz Group S.A. for... 

Comprehensive mining security requires effective substance abuse policies and procedures

     6th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When it comes to security in mines, the major focus tends to be on preventing theft and unauthorised access, as a result of the high value commodities involved in the industry. However, comprehensive safety and security needs to cover so much more, including aspects such as theft of time as well... 

Comprehensive mining security requires effective substance abuse policies and procedures

Lincoln Lubrication’s successful Muster II fire suppression system demo draws appreciative applause.

     6th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lincoln Lubrication South Africa, lubrication system technology and equipment solutions specialists, successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of its Muster II Automatic Fire Suppression System for mobile and static plant during a customer day hosted by Burgers International at their Pomona... 

Lincoln Lubrication’s successful Muster II fire suppression system demo draws appreciative applause.

Canadian cobalt project development advancing

By: Malusi Mkhize     6th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More than C$115-million has, so far, been spent on the development, including test mining and a pilot plant processing, at the Nico cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project, in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan. Once operational, Nico, discovered by North American development stage mining... 

Canadian cobalt project  development advancing
STRATEGIC POSITIONING As Nico will be a vertically integrated project, Fortune Minerals will control the mining of the cobalt and the processing of concentrates into higher value products

Wesizwe Platinum Limited Annual General Meeting (AGM)

     5th May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Wesizwe Platinum annual general meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Sandton, with the aim to consider and pass a number of ordinary and special resolutions. The minutes of the previous AGM were adopted and a presentation of the group’s audited annual... 

Creamer Media publishes Automotive 2016: A review of South Africa's automotive sector

     3rd May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Figures from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa show that 617 749 new vehicles were sold in South Africa in 2015, marking a decline of 4% on the sales recorded in 2014 and representing the second consecutive year of decline for this indicator. In March this year... 

Creamer Media publishes  Automotive 2016: A review of South Africa's automotive sector

Oral Fluid Testing in the Mining Industry

     3rd May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / What is your ratio of presumptive positive drug tests with confirmed negative tests? If your answer is higher than you would like, you are sending too many samples to undergo confirmatory testing. The MultiSTAT has changed drug testing forever. Randox Toxicology has created an automated analyser... 

Oral Fluid Testing in the Mining Industry

Mine walkway safety assured with ‘Vital’ floor gratings and handrails

     3rd May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ensuring safety is the number one concern for all mining operations. Vital Engineering understands this, and over the past few decades has produced a range of products of uncompromising quality which are now found on a growing number of mining operations throughout Africa and other parts of the... 

Mine walkway safety assured with ‘Vital’ floor gratings and handrails

RTS Africa Inertial Spin Filters find their niche in underground mining – offering an effective, low maintenance solution to hazardous dust build-up

     3rd May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The mining environment faces constant challenges from heavy dust loads generated by the mining process. These include health risks to underground mining personnel, damage to electrical equipment, and increasingly rigorous environmental legislation. The problem is exacerbated by mine ventilation... 

RTS Africa Inertial Spin Filters find their niche in underground mining – offering an effective, low maintenance solution to hazardous dust build-up

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 names chairperson for world's biggest mining equipment show

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Washington, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA), sponsor of MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, today announced that Caterpillar Inc. group president Denise Johnson will chair the world’s largest mining equipment exhibition.  Johnson, who oversees the Resource Industries group for the Peoria,... 

CBM-TEC 2016 brings top speakers to Kitwe showgrounds

     29th April 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the third edition of the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) now just weeks away, conference speakers and delegates will be tackling head-on the real issues facing Zambian mining. From fiscal policy to power generation for mining, to local content development and value... 

Mogalakwena Mine and Community Benefits from High-Fidelity Simulators

     26th April 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Employees of Anglo American’s Mogalakwena platinum mine in Limpopo Province, as well as the surrounding community, are reaping the benefits of the mine’s high-fidelity, simulator-training programme. The mine has recently purchased another CYBERMINE Full Mission Simulator (FMS) from ThoroughTec... 

Mogalakwena Mine and Community Benefits from High-Fidelity Simulators

Unexplored regions in Africa await junior miners

     26th April 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An empty pipeline in mining is a problem, and should be a major worry to industry and governments, and is an issue that will be hotly debated at the upcoming 2016 Junior Indaba on 1-2 June at The Country Club, Auckland Park in Johannesburg. Junior Miners continue to search Africa for lucrative... 

Creamer Media publishes Gold 2016: A review of South Africa's gold sector research report

     25th April 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s Gold 2016 report reviews the global gold market, with a particular focus on the South African gold sector, including issues such as supply, labour, and electricity shortages, as well as major and smaller mining companies with operations in South Africa. 

Creamer Media publishes  Gold 2016: A review of South Africa's gold sector research report

Thembelani Mine and partners donates school shoes before winter season to Rustenburg learners

     22nd April 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Anglo American Platinum’s Thembelani Mine puts school shoes on the feet of three hundred and thirty eight underprivileged learners from Rustenburg to give them pride to go to school and warmth during the upcoming winter season.   As part of the company’s Social & Labour Plans projects, education... 

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