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ALROSA sells 6-carat pink diamond to Larry West

19th February 2020 Larry West, a New York-based collector of exclusive pink diamonds, welcomed the addition of a 6.21-carat cushion cut Fancy Intense Pink Purple diamond unearthed by ALROSA.  The unique stone originates from Yakutia. The diamond was discovered and polished by ALROSA. 

Securex 2020 all fired up with introduction of Firexpo

18th February 2020 Securex South Africa, the continent’s leading security exhibition, will see visitors getting hot and bothered at the 2020 show, with the addition of a new sub-section, namely Firexpo. Aimed at showcasing the latest fire and rescue products and services, Firexpo will add a new dimension to the... 

Securex 2020 all fired up with introduction of Firexpo

Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector 

By: Kim Cloete     18th February 2020 The mining sector has stepped up the pace to embrace digitalisation, with companies reaping the benefits from higher productivity and a more integrated work environment. Within a tough mining environment with complex challenges, Siemens has provided solutions to ensure that mining companies... 

Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector

Varispeed: Meeting the Needs of the Mining Industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 Both above and below ground, Varispeed keeps the interests of its customers top-of-mind, all the time. Varispeed was recently approached by a platinum mine in South Africa to assist with a robust application requirement. The challenge 

Bid Now on Aviation Engines, Components and Parts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 GoIndustry DoveBid SA is hosting an urgent auction featuring aviation engines, power auxiliary units and parts, closing this Thursday, 20 February 2020. This is on behalf of the state-owned South African airline, SA Express Airways SOC Ltd. This sale will be conducted via GoIndustry DoveBid’s... 

Micromine strengthens data management solution with Geobank 2020 - components critical to the success of resource companies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 Making an informed decision in the minerals discovery process requires access to reliable information and secure data management, with modern visualisation and workflow sequencing. These are among the key features of MICROMINE’s new geological data management software release, Geobank 2020, which... 

Anzi Plant & Mining Services flourishes in civils, mining thanks to Goscor

17th February 2020 A three-year-long relationship with the Goscor Group has allowed Anzi Plant & Mining Services to grow its footprint in the civils and mining industries in the Western and Northern Cape. The company has an extensive fleet capable of meeting the arduous demands of both sectors. This includes 12... 

ATO says it’s time for business to move to myGovID

17th February 2020 Deadline approaching of AUSkey retiring in March Interchangeable lead in you can edit based on what is most relevant to your audience: 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

14th February 2020 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

Caterpillar introduces trolley assist system for Cat® electric drive mining trucks

13th February 2020 The new Cat® trolley assist system for Cat electric drive mining trucks is now available for mining operations seeking a means to reduce carbon emissions, lower fuel and engine costs, and boost speed-on-grade for greater productivity. The Cat trolley assist retrofit kit is currently available for... 

Caterpillar introduces trolley assist system for Cat® electric drive mining trucks

Improved Local Design Of Enduron Vibrating Screens By Weir Minerals

13th February 2020 With its extensive range of Enduron® vibrating screens proven in the field, Weir Minerals Africa is now locally designing and manufacturing new-generation linear motion vibrating screens. South Africa also hosts Weir Minerals’ global screening and separation technology group.   According to... 

Improved Local Design Of Enduron Vibrating Screens By Weir Minerals

African Exploration Budget Trends 2019

13th February 2020 With the second-largest exploration budget decrease of US$156 million, or 12%, year over year, Africa has greatly underperformed most other regions as some major exploration programs wind down in 2019. Nevertheless, the number of companies exploring in Africa has increased slightly to 258,... 

African Exploration Budget Trends 2019

Mining’s social risk rises, calling out for shared vision

12th February 2020 Disruptive events like violent community protests pose risks that can destroy mining projects and threaten the recent promise shown in South Africa’s fragile mining sector. Rather than avoid these risks by withholding their resources, investors could be supporting the solutions. “One of the most... 

Mining’s social risk rises, calling out for shared vision
Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting (SA)

Top Sectors In 2020: Opportunities For Business Owners

12th February 2020 The new year may have kicked off on a discouraging note, with the International Monetary Fund’s downward revision of South Africa’s economic growth prospects, but 2020 could still hold significant opportunities for business owners who know where to look.    This is according to David Morobe,... 

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa 

12th February 2020 While not without its own set of unique challenges, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent. These include a very strong growth story in West Africa at the moment, and solid momentum building in the East... 

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa

Connecting a mine’s underground and surface operations.

11th February 2020 StrataConnect™ DigitalBRIDGE™ and DigitalBRIDGE Plus+™ are innovative networking solutions that can take an existing infrastructure and expand it, enhance it, repair it or even replace it.  

Connecting a mine’s underground and surface operations.

Mining companies and commodities face significant water risks, warns first global analysis by WWF

6th February 2020 With water crises worsening across the world, a new WWF report highlights the range of water risks facing the mining industry – and calls on companies and investors to urgently assess and respond to the growing water risks to their businesses and assets. Published today as mining companies and... 

Africa needs fast and affordable locally-hosted content

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 Sustainable growth of internet use on the continent is highly dependent upon fast and affordable locally-hosted content.  Frikkie Eloff, Regional Manager of First Technology Group’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga operations, says that it is, therefore, encouraging that this will be a significant focus of... 

Key renewable trends power mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 Improved renewables technology, hybrid power, intelligent seamless integration, significant cost savings, and variable power usage is set to drive the increased use of renewables in mining in the next decade. For more on this Sponsored Post, visit www.juwi.co.za 

Key renewable trends power mining
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Talbot unveils mobile test unit to help mining and mineral companies to improve water and product recovery

6th February 2020 Water specialist Talbot has launched a state-of-the-art mobile unit that enables mining and mineral resources players to test a highly efficient and cost-effective water treatment and mineral product recovery solution, right on site. For more on this post, visit http://www.talbot.co.za/  

Talbot unveils mobile test unit to help mining and mineral companies to improve water and product recovery

How the JORC Code affects mining finance

6th February 2020 As the mining sector continues on an upward trajectory, miners and explorers have an important imperative to assure investors and stakeholders that their Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimates can be trusted. 

How the JORC Code affects mining finance

Large gold plant order awarded to FLSmidth

5th February 2020 FLSmidth will supply a new gold processing plant to JSC Pavlik in the Magadan region in the east of Russia. The order, valued at around DKK 290 million, has become effective and will be booked in Q1 of 2020. The planned seven million tonnes per annum plant will operate alongside the highly... 

Large gold plant order awarded to FLSmidth

Mining Indaba 2020

By: Maxine Arries     5th February 2020 The Invest in African Mining Indaba is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) between 03-06 February 2020. This year, the South African delegation to the conference comprises of the departments of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Trade and Industry (DTI),... 

Finnish company showcases exciting, innovative solutions in the treatment of contaminated mining waste - Mining Indaba Cape Town

4th February 2020 Interviews and meetings Meet company representatives at the Mining Indaba, February 3rd-6th, at Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Mining Finland booth 108. www.miningindaba.com 

Notice to Android App users of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

3rd February 2020 It has come to our attention that due to a technical glitch, many of the users of the Android Apps of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity have for quite some time not been receiving the twice daily notifications of news updates that we are sending via our Android Apps.   In order to... 

Notice to Android App users of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

Matasis concludes BEE equity transaction with Worley RSA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd February 2020 Matasis Investment Holdings has recently concluded a 35% BEE equity transaction with Worley RSA, which will see the two businesses working closely together to provide transformative solutions to the complex challenges facing southern Africa’s resources, energy and chemicals sectors.  Co-founded... 

Coal Mine Sees Benefit In Trafo’s Dry-Type Transformers

3rd February 2020 Trafo Power Solutions, experts in dry-type transformers, has recently completed a contract as part of a significant upgrade at a Mpumalanga coal mine. This involved the design, supply and installation of two 200 kVA – 22 kV to 400 V – dry-type transformers, according to Trafo Power Solutions... 

Coal Mine Sees Benefit In Trafo’s Dry-Type Transformers

UK at Investing in African Mining Indaba: Responsible Mineral Development

3rd February 2020 The United Kingdom is at the heart of the global mining industry, providing expertise across the mining lifecycle. As announced at the UK-Africa Investment Summit on 20 January 2020 in London, the UK’s mining supply chain is committed to supporting the development of Africa’s mining sector.   Our... 

Vivo Energy at the African Mining Indaba 2020

3rd February 2020 Vivo Energy will be exhibiting at African Mining Indaba, an opportunity to showcase its expertise, high quality products and services. Vivo Energy, the leading pan-African distributor and retailer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, is proud to be exhibiting at the African Mining... 

Project Director Jason Aucamp joins Commit Works’ mission to improve operational planning in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th January 2020 Regional mining expert says Australian software will transform work on African mines Leaders in work management software for mining operations, Commit Works has continued to expand its capability across Africa, with the appointment of Jason Aucamp as Director of Operations and Projects. 

Creating lasting legacies

30th January 2020 Despite having faced a tough economic period, the mining sector remains an important sector in the South African economy and one that still has the potential to make a significant impact in the socio-economic development of our country. 

Creating lasting legacies

Bigen exemplifies ‘profit with purpose’ at SVAI event

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th January 2020 Bigen, a leading infrastructure development company driving socio-economic change, will outline its effective development impact strategy at a business breakfast focusing on how business can contribute to more equal societies, hosted by Shared Value Africa Initiative (SVAI) at the JSE on 4 March... 

Bureau Veritas Analytical Services - Petrography

30th January 2020 Bureau Veritas has years of experience in providing petrographic analysis to the coal industry. Our highly qualified and experienced team of technical staff and operators are accredited by the international committee of coal and organic petrology. Bureau Veritas is dedicated to delivering a... 

Bureau Veritas Analytical Services - Petrography

SANY proves a gem in the manganese and iron ore mining sectors

28th January 2020 Goscor Earthmoving (GEM) Kathu, a multi-franchise branch of Goscor Industrial & Construction Equipment, continues to enjoy success with SANY excavators and front-end loaders in the mining industry in the Northern Cape. With manganese and iron ore being the main minerals mined here, the robust yet... 

SANY proves a gem in the manganese and iron ore mining sectors

RCT to attend Mining Indaba 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2020 World-leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT is gearing up to attend the 26th Mining Indaba in Cape Town in South Africa next month. RCT’s delegation is looking forward to promoting the safety and productivity benefits of implementing our suite of automation, protection and information... 

All the tools for success

28th January 2020 Strata  is a diversified energy, mineral and natural resources company and investment platform focused on the exploration of base, ferrous, non-ferrous, precious metals, minerals and gems with the establishment of various small to medium sized mining operations on the African continent.  

All the tools for success

Resilient Linatex® And Linard® Rubber Linings Cut Downtime On African Mines

28th January 2020 Two African mines are achieving increased production time and plant availability after converting to Weir Minerals’ Linatex® and Linard® rubber lining solutions. A mineral sands operation in Mozambique approached Weir Minerals just over two years ago, after experiencing high wear on its pipe and... 

Resilient Linatex® And Linard® Rubber Linings Cut Downtime On African Mines

Minerals Council Notes Publication Of 2019 Health And Safety Statistics

24th January 2020 Industry reaffirms commitment to Zero Harm The Minerals Council South Africa and senior representatives from member companies today attended the official announcement by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe of the 2019 industry health and safety performance statistics. 

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