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Metso aiming to expand African footprint

Metso Minerals manufactured a 300 t/h crushing and screening plant to Mozambique-based construction company JRC Construction (JRC – Construções e obras púiblicas, SA) last year
With a well-established and strong presence in the African mining industry, comminution solutions company Metso Minerals South Africa, subsidiary of Finland-based Metso Minerals group, plans to further bolster and expand its presence in the...
8th August 2014

Lekgotla must focus on sand, aggregate miners – industry body

Attention should be paid to nonprecious metals and surface miners, as this industry forms a significant portion of the mining sector
The focus of the 2014 Mining Lekgotla should be on not only precious metals and other major miners but also the sand and aggregate miners, says Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) director Nico Pienaar. Aspasa, a...
1st August 2014

DMR approves Buildmax acquisition of Vaal Quarry rights

After initially announcing the planned transaction in December last year, Buildmax said on Friday that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) had approved the acquisition of Vaal Quarry’s mining right and certain plant and equipment by Buildmax...
18th July 2014

Illegal sands, aggregate mining a concern

ILLICIT ACTIVITIES Illegal mining leads to the illegal occupation of land, illegal power and water connections, pollution, and the degradation of the natural environment Bitter battles are currently being fought over mining rights and the validity of permits issued by various government departments to mine sands and aggregate sites, particularly along the coastal regions of South Africa, says the Aggregate and...
4th July 2014

Strong Sheq adherence stands quarry in good stead

SAFETY BARRIER SYSTEM When drilling or blasting takes place, blue poles are sunk into the ground 3 m away from the crest and static climbing rope is strung between the poles to indicate where the no-go areas are Cement and concrete manufacturer AfriSam says its Coedmore sand and stone quarry in Bellair, KwaZulu-Natal has survived tough market conditions and robust industry competition by adhering to strict safety, health, environment and quality (Sheq)...
4th July 2014
Venetia Diamond Mine Expansion

Venetia contributing significantly to SA

Over its life-of-mine, the De Beers-owned Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo will create significant direct and indirect economic benefits, along with long-term employment and procurement opportunities, says the diamond producer. This project, which...
27th June 2014
Venetia Diamond Mine Expansion

Venetia will impact positively on investor confidence

The Limpopo-based Venetia diamond expansion project, owned by diversified mining major Anglo American subsidiary De Beers, is a significant boost for the South African mining industry as a whole, as it signals both companies’ confidence in the...
27th June 2014

Mine planning essential for opencast environment

A project team with mine planning as its core business is best positioned to deliver appropriate, integrated, optimum and executable mine designs, says mining consultancy Ukwazi. Ukwazi is the largest-capacity mining engineering-focused consulting...
9th May 2014
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