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African mining investment event revitalised

By: Bruce Montiea This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba will feature a new addition to the programme – the participation of an influential global figurehead, with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair as the inaugural speaker presenting the keynote address, says Mining Indaba group marketing director Maria... 

Aus association aims to increase membership, strengthen relationships

By: Pimani Baloyi Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (Aamig), which will have a presence in the Australia Lounge at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, says that it will focus on further increasing its membership and strengthening relations with the Australian government and African State governments.... 

Africa-focused drill supplier increases international sales

By: Pimani Baloyi Johannesburg-based exploration drilling equipment manufacturer HUD Mining Supplies, which will exhibit at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, has been increasing its market share outside Africa over the past two years. HUD director and GM Ian Omand tells Mining Weekly that the company... 

Amtec

Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) specialises in the project management, design, engineering, fabrication and construction of material handling systems and processing plants. The company, which was established in 2001, employs a number of key people each having more than 20 years’ experience. 

Amtec

Award-winning law firm outlines achievements and capabilities

By: Ilan Solomons Owing to recently receiving several accolades, such as the Energy and Natural Resources Team of the Year and the African Law Firm of the Year awards at the 2014 African Legal Awards ceremony, in Johannesburg, in October 2014, law firm Webber Wentzel partner Sipho Methula believes the firm is well... 

Award-winning law firm outlines achievements and capabilities
HARD WORK AHEAD The African mining sector faces a range of challenges, which require innovative solutions, particularly from a legal perspective

Banker to identify and finance mining projects at mining event

By: Bruce Montiea Sustainable banking-focused banker Nedbank aims to use the Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12 – to find, promote and finance mining projects and companies that are willing to survive tough economic conditions and... 

Banker to identify and finance mining projects  at mining event
MARK TYLER Nedbank is making an effort to get closer to its clients and let them know that, however turbulent the markets are, it is committed to staying by their side

Call for greater support for mining industry

By: Pimani Baloyi Richards Bay-headquartered heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, which has several large-scale South Africa-based projects in the 2015 pipeline, will exhibit its new B60 articulated dump truck (ADT) mining range at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at... 

Canada government supporting sustainable African mining

By: Ilan Solomons The Canadian government will highlight recent initiatives demonstrating its commitment to supporting the responsible and sustainable development of Africa’s mineral resources at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre... 

Canada government supporting sustainable African mining
CANADA PAVILION International Development and La Francophonie Minister Christian Paradis inaugurating the Canada Pavilion at the 2014 Mining Indaba

Company aims to increase African footprint

By: Pimani Baloyi Diversified construction, infrastructure concessions and related services company Group Five will exhibit at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba. The company aims to use the indaba to increase its mine plant construction footprint in Africa. Group Five operations director Mark... 

Company celebrates 25th anniversary at Indaba

By: Pimani Baloyi Johannesburg-based project management and engineering firm Senet will exhibit its mineral-processing products and services at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba and will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary with clients at the event. Senet business development director Darren Naylor... 

Company celebrates ten years of geological product development at indaba

By: Zandile Mavuso Geological software developers Aranz Geo states that, in line with its celebrating ten years of developing the Leapfrog Geo suite, the company will make its eBook, titled Unearthing three-dimensional (3D) implicit modelling available at its stall during the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba. 

Company enables miners to enhance process efficiency

By: Bruce Montiea The 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba is a natural destination for speciality chemicals, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company Dow to demonstrate its expertise to mining companies, says Dow sub-Saharan Africa president Ross McLean. He adds that these expertise are in... 

Company enables miners to enhance process efficiency
ROSS MCLEAN Participating in the 2015 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba will sharpen Dow’s focus on the sub-Saharan Africa region

Company incorporates 3D plant modelling and more intelligent P&ID creation into its workflow

Mineral and metals process engineering company Tenova Bateman says its South Africa-based engineers have executed a feasibility study that examined the best way of adding a new flotation process to enable the enhancement of the design and functionality of a phosphorus plant in Limpopo, using... 

Company incorporates 3D plant modelling and more intelligent  P&ID creation into its workflow
Photo by Bateman Engineering
PLANT DESIGN Tenova Bateman has executed a feasibility study using AutoCAD Plant three-dimensional, AutoCaD P&ID and Autodesk Navisworks software

Company increases African network through indaba

By: Sashnee Moodley Oil condition monitoring company WearCheck, a member of Setpoint Group, hopes to increase its network on the African continent and reach a new market of mining customers, MD Neil Robinson tells Mining Weekly. The company will exhibit at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is... 

Company increases African network through indaba
LAB WearCheck also aims to showcase its interest in wind testing, a deviation from its usual mining-related activities

Company launches free Ebola app

Medical assistance, international healthcare and security services provider International SOS launched its free Ebola application (app) in November last year. The Ebola app is designed to help share International SOS’ medical and travel information on the deadly virus, which has claimed the lives... 

Company sheds light on advantages of gas-powered generators at mine sites

By: Bruce Montiea How to manage the total cost of owning mining equipment and the advantages of using gas-powered generators at mine sites are two of the key discussion points that engine, power generation and related components manufacturer Cummins will highlight at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba,... 

Company sheds light on advantages of gas-powered generators at mine sites
WORKHORSE Cummins decided to be part of the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase its products and services to key decision-makers

Company to use mining event to demonstrate its product innovation legacy

By: Bruce Montiea This year marks an important milestone for global mineral exploration company Boart Longyear, as it is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The company plans to use the Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12, as a... 

Company to use mining event to demonstrate its  product innovation legacy
DRILLING Boart Longyear is a worldwide provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies

Consultancy looking for new customers at Mining Indaba 2015

By: David D‘ Oliveira The Investing in African Mining Indaba is an excellent way to elevate the corporate profile of companies operating in the African mining arena, says Australian engineering and project management consultancy Lycopodium Minerals strategic development director Dr Greg O’Neil. Lycopodium will attend... 

Consultancy looking for new customers at Mining Indaba 2015
AFRICAN FOCUS Lycopodium Minerals is looking to showcase its continued focus on African mining at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba

Consulting company hopes for a prosperous 2015

By: Bruce Montiea Irrespective of the general negative economic climate, long-term economic value in minerals projects can be achieved once environmental and social issues are built into a company’s strategy and not externalised, says consulting engineering firm SRK Consulting (SA). Chairperson and corporate... 

Consulting company hopes for a prosperous 2015
ROGER DIXON SRK Consulting’s strategy and policy group can facilitate collaborative engagement among mining industry stakeholders

Consulting firm to launch industry reports

By: Bruce Montiea Consulting and risk management firm Deloitte will launch three industry reports detailing the state and the future of mining in Africa, and mining trends on the continent at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre... 

Consulting firm to launch industry reports
ANDREW LANE Attending the Investing in African Mining Indaba will enable Deloitte to better understand the challenges that its clients face, thereby enabling the company to better service their needs

Countries seek to ensure increased mineral benefits

By: Ilan Solomons Most Southern African countries are seeking to adopt policies and implement legislative measures in the short to medium term to leverage more economic and social benefits from mineral resources, says business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr dispute resolution practice director Jackwell Feris.... 

Countries seek to ensure increased mineral benefits
BENEFICIATION BINGE There is significant discussion in South Africa about certain minerals, such as coal, being declared designated or strategic minerals for beneficiation

Diversified African mining project pipeline promoted

By: Mia Breytenbach Having strengthened its relationship with key potential joint venture (JV) partners and investors, particularly at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, at this year’s indaba mineral explorer and developer White Rivers Exploration (WRE) will further promote its diversified mineral project... 

Diversified African mining project pipeline promoted
GOLDEN FOCUS The Beisa joint venture project is located next to miner Harmony’s Target gold mine in the Witwatersrand basin

Dragline hoist and drag ropes trial concluded

By: Ilan Solomons Extensive trials of US-headquartered wire rope manufacturer WireCo WorldGroup’s PowerMax-branded dragline hoist and drag ropes, concluded last month, have “conclusively demonstrated” that the company’s system offers openpit mining entities a safer operational environment, WireCo Africa regional... 

Dragline hoist and drag ropes trial concluded
INCREASED MINE SAFETY WireCo WorldGroup’s PowerMax dragline hoist and drag ropes offer openpit mining entities a safer operational environment

Drilling company to touch base with African clients at expo

By: Pimani Baloyi Global drilling solutions provider Energold Drilling Corp says it will use the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12, to get to know existing and potential clients better and get a sense of the state... 

Early results of flagship report to be announced at Mining Indaba

By: David D‘ Oliveira Multilateral development finance institution the African Development Bank (AfDB) will unveil some of the early results of its flagship report ‘Linking Natural Resources to Human Development Outcomes’, produced in partnership with economic empowerment foundation the Bill & Melinda Gates... 

Early results of flagship report to be announced at Mining Indaba
Photo by Duane Daws
DEVELOPING AFRICA Mining can potentially contribute significantly to Africa’s economic transition and human development

Firm reflects on 2014 success story

The prefeasibility study (PFS) for gold miner Morobe Mining’s Wafi-Golpu project, in Papua New Guinea, was recently completed by project delivery and consulting services firm WorleyParsons, the company announced in December. The Wafi-Golpu project involves the development of a new greenfield... 

Firm reflects on 2014 success story
STYLDRIFT 17 SHAFT The company is undertaking the development of several shaft sinking projects including Wesizwe Platinum’s Styldrift No 17 shaft, in Rustenburg

First-time exhibitor aims to grow market share

By: Pimani Baloyi Johannesburg-based drilling and grouting services provider Rosond, which will exhibit for the first time at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, says it will use the exposure provided by the indaba to expand its South African and African market. Rosond operations director Ricardo Ribeiro... 

Gabon miner to exhibit at indaba for first time

By: Anine Vermeulen Gabon-based mining company Société Equatoriale des Mines (SEM), which will exhibit for the first time at the 2015 Mining Indaba, taking place at the Cape InternationalTown Convention Centre from February 9 to 12, was given a 28.45% stake in manganese producer Compagnie Minière de l'Ogooué... 

Gabon miner to exhibit at indaba for first time
MOANDA METALLURGiCAL COMPLEX Moanda Metallurgical Complex has a capacity of 20 000 t of manganese metal and 65 000 t of sillico-manganese

Geoscientists to get boost at Mining Indaba

By: Schalk Burger At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, acQuire Technology Solutions will showcase the GIM Suite, its Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) Solution to capture, manage and deliver geoscientific observations and measurements in real time. “Mining Indaba has always been the showcase... 

Gold major seeks improved operational stability

By: Ilan Solomons Safety, capital discipline, improved productivity levels and cost containment have served JSE- and New York-listed gold-mining major AngloGold Ashanti well during 2014. For the first time in the company’s history, AngloGold achieved two consecutive fatality-free quarters (quarters two and three)... 

Gold major seeks improved operational stability
GREAT NOLIGWA MINE No lives were lost at the Great Noligwa and Moab Khotsong underground mines when a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck in August 2014

Gold market information dissemination necessary at indaba – consultancy

By: Mia Breytenbach Given the lack of transparency and understanding of basic trends in the gold market, the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba is a good opportunity to bring some critical information to the attention of market participants, says New York-based research and consulting firm CPM Group. CPM Group... 

Gold market information dissemination necessary  at indaba – consultancy
JEFFREY CHRISTIAN There needs to be a more analytical examination of likely trends in mine production, including closures and new projects coming into production
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