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BME is the leading supplier of explosives to the South African open pit mining and quarrying industry. It offers ground breaking solutions to all its customers and has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mali, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Malawi, Senegal and Zambia. It also trades into Mozambique and the DRC.

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Zinc darling Trevali poised for further organic, M&A growth as prices climb

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd September 2017 Following the recent $400-million acquisition of a portfolio of zinc assets from mining major Glencore, Vancouver-headquartered Trevali Mining has become the go-to investment vehicle for investors keen to get in on rising zinc prices. Supported by strong fundamentals, including a growing supply... 

MHSC’s centre of excellence set to open in November

By: Ilan Solomons     22nd September 2017 The Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) is currently implementing a business plan for its centre of excellence, which is scheduled to open by the end of November. This is according to MHSC research COO Nkhensani Masekoa, who was addressing delegates at Southern African Institute of Mining and... 

CTC Plant Company turns 25

     20th September 2017 The year of 2017 is a landmark year for South Africa’s most experienced used equipment company, CTC Plant Company (Pty) Ltd, based at Airport Industria, Cape Town, conveniently located right next to the Airport and close to main access highways. 

Kal Tire Proving Itself in Australia

     18th September 2017 Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group showcases growing Australian team, reach and innovation at AIMEX Sydney, Aust ralia—Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group has never wavered in its resolve to provide customers around the world with mining tyre services and products that create a competitive advantage for their... 

African copper, nickel mines on Coal India radar as miner diversifies

By: Ajoy K Das     18th September 2017 Having decided to evolve into a diversified resource major from a pure play coal miner, Coal India Limited (CIL) has identified copper and nickel mines in Africa for its maiden overseas foray into noncoal minerals. KPMG has been appointed to prepare the roadmap that will see CIL emerge as a... 

Fleet Renewal Puts Burma Plant Hire At Cutting Edge

     18th September 2017 A restructuring and fleet renewal programme at Cape Town-based Burma Plant Hire has put the company on track for further growth in the construction, mining and other sectors. Significantly, the company is a Level 2 contributor to BBBEE. In addition to its traditional base load work in the... 

Freeport seen facing more battles over world's top gold mine

By: Bloomberg     18th September 2017 The landmark deal that forced Freeport-McMoRan to cede controlling interest in the world’s biggest gold mine and second-largest copper mine to Indonesia may not be the final outcome as both sides prepare for a politically charged fight over the price of the asset and how it will be run, according... 

Fight for world's biggest gold mine isn't over – former CEO says

By: Bloomberg     15th September 2017 The landmark deal that forced Freeport-McMoRan to cede control of the world’s biggest gold mine and second-biggest copper mine to Indonesia may not be the final outcome as both sides prepare for a politically charged battle over the price of the asset and how it will be run, according to the US... 

Establishing connectivity, visibility critical to economic growth

By: Simone Liedtke     15th September 2017 The mining sector remains crucial to the economic growth of many African countries, including copper-dependent Zambia, and, as such, it is important that foreign mining companies operating in these countries can improve the performance of their mining assets to ensure their continued economic... 

Euro Sun awards contract for Rovina bankable feasibility study

By: Mariaan Webb     14th September 2017 SX-listed Euro Sun has awarded the bankable feasibility study (BFS) contract for its Rovina Valley gold and copper project, in Romania, to SRK Consulting (Canada) and Ausenco Engineering Canada. Announcing the award of the BFS on Thursday, Euro Sun said SRK would provide expertise in geology,... 

Tailings-savvy DRDGold inviting collaboration, consolidation 

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2017 Surface gold mining company DRDGold, the oldest company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with more experience than any other mining company in the recovery of gold from tailings dumps, believes that the time may have arrived for the transplanting of its remarkable expertise to other... 

Sustainable Plant Maintenance Needs Balanced Decision Making

     12th September 2017 Adequate budgets for mine plant maintenance – to ensure minimal downtime and optimal performance – need to be based on a strategic management approach that can balance the mine’s production targets with its maintenance requirements. According to general manager SA Services at Multotec, Garth... 

Information systems in the field for 10+ years

     8th September 2017 The phrase ‘information is power’ is a widely used term. However, RCT believes its relevant information that empowers customers; which is why for the past 10 years, the company has been providing exactly that. This information journey began in 2005 when RCT saw the opportunity to expand into a... 

Directors up stake in Bacanora as Cadence sells 8.9m shares

By: Mariaan Webb     8th September 2017 UK-based mining investment firm Cadence Minerals has realised profit of £2.7-million on the partial sale of its equity stake in Bacanora Minerals, which is developing the Sonara lithium project in Mexico. Cadence sold 8.90-million shares, representing 42% of its equity stake in Bacanora, for... 

Company’s solutions address minerals processing inefficiencies

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th September 2017 To address water contamination in the minerals processing sector, processing specialist Multotec is installing its CleanTeQ ion-exchange system, which is designed for the removal of soluble elements from process water, at operations in Oman and soon in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Poor market conditions lead to diversification

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th September 2017 Owing to tough ferrochrome and ferromanganese market conditions globally, process and engineering service provider Metix has had to widen its focus beyond ferrous metals and target the processing of other commodities.  

South African mining must be made globally competitive – Motsepe 

By: Martin Creamer     7th September 2017 All South Africans need to work together to ensure that the South African mining industry is a globally competitive investment destination, said African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe on Thursday, when he declared the black-controlled company’s highest-ever dividend.... 

India needs to find allies to tap cheap funds for clean coal – trade body

By: Reuters     7th September 2017 India needs to partner with other countries to tap cheaper funds for cleaner coal technologies as the South Asian nation is expected to use the fuel to produce over half of its power in the next two decades, the World Coal Association chief said on Thursday. India, the world's second-largest coal... 

Weir Minerals expands its unique service network to be even closer to customers around world

     7th September 2017 With changing market conditions and improvement expected over the next two years, Weir Minerals is positioning itself even closer to its customers. The company has announced its ambitious growth plans, building upon its leading 130 service centres strategically positioned across the globe.... 

Electra Mining Botswana to showcase latest products and technologies

     6th September 2017 Botswana’s largest mining, industrial and power generation exhibition will be showcasing the latest products and technologies, equipment and machinery, and cutting-edge systems and services when it opens its doors in September. Taking place at the Gabarone Fairgrounds from 12-14 September,... 

Russia plans gem reform to compete with India's million workers

By: Bloomberg     6th September 2017 Russia wants its biggest diamond miner to work more closely with the country’s top gem cutters so the industry can better compete in a market that’s dominated by Indian manufacturers. As part of a plan to boost the competitiveness of Russian diamonds, the government wants  Alrosa PJSC to offer... 

Jakarta bound for Mining 2017 Indonesia

     5th September 2017 RCT is joining channel partner Linindo Pacific International (LPI) in Jakarta for Mining Indonesia, from September 13 – 16. The 18th International Mining and Minerals Recovery Exhibition is Asia’s largest mining equipment exhibition; providing a professional platform for the industry to do... 

Continuous Improvement Drive Move To Reborn Equipment

     5th September 2017 Continuous improvement efforts and taking cognisance of new legislation have brought about an unbeatable offer from equipment manufacturer Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in driving unprecedented numbers of mines to opt for from-the-bottom-up rebuilds of equipment rather than more traditional... 

Three Steps Towards More Cost Effective Procurement

     1st September 2017 With current cost pressures on mines in South Africa and elsewhere, the role of procurement officers in saving unnecessary expenditure has become vitally important. Procurement officers are being increasingly relied upon to save money for the mine, according to SPH Kundalila group commercial and... 

Boost Competition Act to address concentration, stimulate transformation – Ramaphosa

By: Terence Creamer     1st September 2017 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a broadening of competition policy and legislation to address ongoing structural concentration in the ownership and control in key economic sectors in South Africa, while still continuing to address anticompetitive behaviour by companies. Speaking... 

Ramjack Technology Solutions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st September 2017 Ramjack Technology Solutions is a specialised, system integrator dedicated to operations technology for the mining industry in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.   We are laser focused on operational technology that increases productivity and improves safety for mining operations.   

Fracking a potential 'game-changer' for South African economy - ASSAf professor

By: Anine Kilian     31st August 2017 Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) could be a “game-changer” for South Africa’s economy, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) VP Professor Barney Pityana said on Thursday. Addressing delegates at a national shale gas conference, hosted by ASSAf in partnership with the Department of Science and... 

Jim Rogers joins Euro Sun advisory board

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2017 TSX-listed Euro Sun on Wednesday announced that commodities expert Jim Rogers had joined its advisory board. Euro Sun chairperson Stan Bharti said Rogers, who is an author and speaker promoting commodity investments globally, would be of great assistance to the company, particularly his... 

Goldstone appoints new COO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2017 Aim-listed Goldstone Resources, which is developing the Homase-Akrokerri gold project in Ghana, has appointed Darryl Norton COO. His appointment marks the start of the company seeking to build an operational team as it looks to advance its projects in Ghana.   Norton has more than 35 years'... 

BHP explores $2bn stake sale in Canada potash mine – sources

By: Reuters     25th August 2017 Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton is considering selling a 25% interest in its Canadian potash mine project, a stake that could be worth close to $2-billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The move comes as activist investor Elliott Management has been pushing the company... 

Central African Republic, South Africa ink mineral development MoU

By: Ilan Solomons     25th August 2017 A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Africa has been entered into based on “friendship and common interests” to cooperate on mineral and upstream petroleum development. CAR Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydrology Leopold Mboli-Fatrane earlier... 

Fluor Igoda awarded five-year SAPREF services contract

     24th August 2017 Fluor Igoda Projects (Pty) Ltd, an engineering, procurement, project and construction management (EPCM) services company, was awarded a five-year contract by SAPREF (South African Petroleum Refiners (Pty) Ltd) for the provision of professional services and resources. The contract commenced in... 

Dos Santos International To Supply High Angle Conveyors For Buriticá Project

     24th August 2017 Marietta, GA - Dos Santos International is pleased to announce the award of a contract to provide two DSI Sandwich belt high angle conveyors, in cooperation with M3 Engineering, Tuscon, AZ USA for Continental Gold’s Buriticá project in Antioquia, Columbia. The DSI Sandwich high angle conveyors... 

Supplying lithium gets trickier as electric revolution looms 

By: Bloomberg     22nd August 2017 Hidden within the salt flats high in the Andes mountains of South America are vast deposits of the lithium that Elon Musk may need for his electric-car revolution. But extracting the mineral from brine ponds created by Orocobre has proved more difficult than expected. Bad weather and pump... 

Vast receives matching investment offer from Sub-Sahara Goldia

By: Mariaan Webb     18th August 2017 Aim-listed Vast Resources has received a finance offer from Sub-Sahara Goldia Investments, which matches the $10-million agreement signed with a Romanian investor last month. Sub-Sahara, which provided Vast with a $4-million loan in January, had a right to provide equivalent finance to the... 

Local mine to adopt new generation jumbo drill rig

By: Simone Liedtke     18th August 2017 Mining company Vedanta Resources’ Black Mountain base metals mine, in the Northern Cape, will later this year become the first local mine to adopt a new generation jumbo drill rig equipped with an intelligent control system from high-technology engineering group Sandvik. 

Triton tips possible partner for Ancuabe

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th August 2017 Graphite developer Triton Minerals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s Sinoma Overseas Development Company providing terms for offtake, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, debt financing and project investment at the Ancuabe project, in Mozambique.... 

PoC Works team a powerhouse of innovation

     15th August 2017 Innovation has been the driving force behind RCT’s success with the company going from strength to strength in the past 45 years. As a result, the company now spans five proven sub-brands comprising of numerous proven solutions. RCT continues to advance its products and technology through formal... 

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