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Mining waste set to grow, but ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ solutions abound

By: Tracy Hancock     7th September 2018 The evolution of waste management techniques to accommodate the shift to low-grade ores by mining operations is one of the key emerging trends in the global mining waste management market, states UK market research company Technavio. The London-headquartered company explains that in the last... 

Mining waste set to grow, but ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ solutions abound

By: Tracy Hancock     7th September 2018 The evolution of waste management techniques to accommodate the shift to low-grade ores by mining operations is one of the key emerging trends in the global mining waste management market, states UK market research company Technavio. The London-headquartered company explains that in the last... 

Ramjack introduces outsourced remote operations service to Africa

6th September 2018 Specialised systems integrator Ramjack Technology Services is launching a new service that will allow African mines to run their production and safety systems on a real-time basis from an outsourced control centre in Johannesburg. 

Goodwin pumps reduce maintenance costs, downtime

5th September 2018 Pump manufacturer Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa has made significant advances in the mining and dewatering industries since its inaugural opening in South Africa two years ago. The growth experienced by the company has been spearheaded by the flagship 100ANZE slurry submersible pump as well as... 

Endeavour sells Mali mine for $60m

By: Mariaan Webb     4th September 2018 TSX-listed Endeavour Mining has agreed to sell another mine to BCM Investments, this time the Tabakoto mine, in Mali. Endeavour on Tuesday announced a binding agreement to sell Tabakoto to Algom Resources – a subsidiary of BCM – for $60-million. Last year, the company sold the Nzema mine, in... 

IronRidge strengthens management team as it transitions from explorer to developer

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd September 2018 Aim-listed IronRidge Resources continues to strengthen its management team as it transitions from explorer to developer, through securing key executives and senior managers for the next phase of the company’s project and corporate development. On Monday, CEO Vincent Mascolo committed to a further... 

Local manufacture a critical component of mine modernisation drive

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd September 2018 Epoxerite remains a leading supplier of high quality grouts for a myriad of applications in the mining industry, and this includes as a dependable bonding agent for pre-stressed cable anchors in some of the world’s deepest underground mines. This system provides a significantly safer alternative... 

Industrial clothing maker develops women’s mining range

31st August 2018 For almost 25 years, industrial clothing manufacturer JAVLIN has been designing and manufacturing workwear to withstand the demands of Africa’s toughest workplaces. In line with this, the company has developed a women’s clothing and footwear range specifically for the mining industry. “The range... 

Bigen wins two Standard Bank Top Women Empowerment Awards

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st August 2018 The Bigen Group, an innovative and solutions-focused infrastructure development group, earned two sought-after Standard Bank Top Women Awards. Bigen was named Top Gender Empowered Company in Infrastructure Development and CEO Anton Boshoff the Top Male Driving Gender Empowerment at the annual... 

Azumah needs more ounces at Wa

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th August 2018 Junior gold developer Azumah Resources would need to establish a reserve base of at least one-million ounces at its Wa gold project, in Ghana, before a positive project decision could be made, MD Stephen Stone said on Wednesday. The company is working to add to the current 624 000 oz reserve... 

Global mining showing interest in Master Drilling’s new technology  

By: Martin Creamer     28th August 2018 The mining industry is showing strong interest in the new blast-free mobile tunnel boring machine that South African company Master Drilling will launch in Italy next month. This interest is exemplified by 32 mining executives from mining jurisdictions across the world making themselves available... 

IronRidge hits high-grade lithium during drilling at Ewoyaa

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th August 2018 Aim-listed IronRidge Resources’ share price shot up by 8.9% to 24.2p apiece as the company hit high-grade lithium mineralisation during drilling at its Ewoyaa project, in Ghana. Intercepts included 128 m grading 1.21% lithium, 111 m grading 1.35% lithium and 65 m at 1.58% lithium, up to 3 m at... 

Master Drilling mulling year-end dividend, launching blast-free borer

By: Martin Creamer     28th August 2018 Innovative drilling technologies company Master Drilling, which will next month launch a new blast-free mobile tunnel boring machine that is expected to have a far-reaching beneficial impact on mining, on Tuesday reported satisfactory results for the six months ended June 30. The Johannesburg... 

Afri-Tech Mining Supplies

24th August 2018 Launched in 2007, Afri-Tech Mining Supplies has achieved strong growth as a premier supplier of screen and filter cloths for the liquids/solids separation industries. The innovative, dynamic and growth-orientated company, under the expert guidance of founder Richard Arends, has rapidly expanded... 

New design for the Mixtec EDICT system

24th August 2018 Industrial agitator manufacturer Mixtec will be showcasing its very own high-level mixer designs and cutting edge impeller designs at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. 

Ghana opposition seeks IMF view on $2bn Chinese Bauxite deal

By: Reuters     24th August 2018 Ghana's opposition in parliament wants the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to decide whether a $2-billion Chinese deal agreed by the government in exchange for bauxite will add to the country's debt burden, it said on Thursday. Under the deal, approved by Ghanaian lawmakers last month, China's... 

Profits fall as Resolute's transformation takes shape

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     24th August 2018 Lower gold production has seen ASX-listed Resolute Mining’s gross profits decline from the A$177-million reported in the 2017 financial year, to A$69-million. The miner produced 284 000 oz of gold during the 12 months ending June, compared with the 329 843 oz produced in the previous financial... 

Cardinal closes Sprott credit facility

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd August 2018 ASX-listed Cardinal Resources has finalised a $25-million senior secured credit facility with Sprott Private Resources. The facility, which was agreed upon in July this year, will provide the junior with working capital and funding to complete the preliminary and definitive feasibility studies... 

Gold Fields advances projects to ‘underwrite a better future’

By: Simone Liedtke     17th August 2018 NYSE- and JSE-listed Gold Fields aims to continue building new projects that will “underwrite a better future for [the miner] in terms of a longer life at lower costs”. This, CEO Nick Holland said during a conference call on Thursday, is particularly important, given the volatility of the gold... 

Genuine effort to ensure localisation and transformation are key to success of mining sector

By: Nadine James     17th August 2018 Becoming a sustainable and relevant mining industry service provider requires a genuine effort to meet and address issues of localisation and transformation, while fostering local partnerships to develop extractive projects in African countries, suggests engineering, procurement and construction... 

Gold Fields remains in ‘strong’ financial position, despite $367m loss, says Holland

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2018 Despite attributable losses from continuing operations for the six-month period ended June 30, of $367-million or $0.45 a share, CEO Nick Holland maintains that the NYSE- and JSE-listed Gold Fields remains in a strong financial position. Holland further noted on Thursday that the integrity of the... 

Ghana President to address delegates at Mining Indaba 2019

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th August 2018 Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo will speak at the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 4 to 7. Ghana is considered one of the major mining centres on the African continent; therefore, with Akufo-Addo speaking,... 

Minister decries Gold Fields’ job-cut plan at cash-burning South Deep

By: Martin Creamer     14th August 2018 They say South Deep will be the last gold mine standing, but every report coming out of it indicates that it is an extremely hard nut to crack, with production hopelessly below guidance. Since 2006, Gold Fields has pumped R32-billion into South Deep without even breaking even, let alone making a... 

Hydraulic trash pumps suitable for mining conditions

By: Donald Makhafola     10th August 2018 Australian pump specialist Aussie Pump Industries has noted a significant increase in the use of hydraulic drive trash pumps, which eliminates the use of internal combustion engines, says Australian pump specialist Aussie Pumps Industries chief engineer John Hales. “Our trash pumps can be adapted... 

Maida Ntuli

By: Martin Creamer     10th August 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Maida Ntuli, Senior Mining Engineer AEL Mining Services, a company that develops, manufactures and supplies commercial explosives, initiating system and blasting services for the mining and construction markets 

MICROMINE Africa showcases its solutions at WAMPEX 2018 in Ghana

8th August 2018 Leading mining software solutions and services provider MICROMINE Africa attended the West African Mining & Power Expo (WAMPEX) at the Accra International Convention Centre in Ghana from 30 May to 1 June. WAMPEX is a major expo in the region, attracting over 1 400 industry professionals from over... 

‘Solid’ safety: Vital Engineering’s solid forged handrails and stair tread nosing – safety assured for the local and pan-African mining sector

7th August 2018 Mining is a primary creator of wealth and employment, and, as such, places demands on the people and equipment employed this all-important sector. To keep mines operating efficiently, quick, safe access to areas such as minerals processing plants is essential. Founded in 1939, Vital Engineering... 

Erudite adopts a fresh approach to transformation 

By: Nadine James     3rd August 2018 Becoming a sustainable and relevant mining industry service provider requires a genuine effort to meet and address issues of localisation and transformation, while fostering local partnerships to develop extractive projects in African countries, suggests engineering, procurement and construction... 

La Mancha buys 30% stake in Golden Star for $126m

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd August 2018 Private gold investment company La Mancha Holding, which is chaired by Naguib Sawiris, will acquire a 30% stake in TSX-listed Golden Star Resources for $125.7-million. Golden Star owns the Wassa and Prestea underground mines, in Ghana. 

Gold Fields completes acquisition of stake in Asanko mine

By: Anine Kilian     31st July 2018 JSE-listed Gold Fields has completed a joint venture (JV) transaction with Asanko Gold, giving it a 50% stake in Asanko’s 90% interest in the Asanko gold mine, in Ghana. “The closing of the transaction with Asanko gives us exposure to a great camp, with long-life, low-cost production, with... 

Cardinal finds funding for Namindi studies

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     31st July 2018 ASX-listed Cardinal Resources has signed a $25-million term sheet with Sprott Private Resource Lending for working capital and funding to complete preliminary and definitive feasibility studies at the Namindi gold project, in Ghana. Cardinal on Tuesday told shareholders that the loan facility... 

Goldplat FY18 financials expected to be in line with market expectations

By: Simone Liedtke     30th July 2018 Aim-listed gold producer Goldplat expects its consolidated profit, before tax, for the financial year ended June 30, to be in line with market expectations, despite Kilimapesa Gold (KPG) having experienced a poor final quarter financially. While Kilimapesa Plant 1 was shut down during the final... 

Newmont buys 50% of large Canada copper/gold project, forges partnership with Teck

By: Mariaan Webb     26th July 2018 Gold major Newmont on Thursday announced that it would pay $275-million for a 50% interest in the Galore Creek project, which with resources of eight-million ounces of gold and nine-billion pounds of copper is one of the world’s largest undeveloped projects of its kind. Newmont is buying half of... 

AngloGold says there's no escaping demise of South African gold

By: Bloomberg     23rd July 2018 South Africa’s gold industry, once the world’s largest, faces an inevitable decline, according to the chairperson of the country’s biggest producer of the metal by market value. Output will continue to shrink as miners chase ever-deeper ore bodies while struggling to keep costs down, said... 

Construction project boosts services demand

By: Melissa Zisengwe     20th July 2018 Multidisciplinary engineering service provider TDS Projects Construction has secured an integrated construction project, which has significantly boosted the company’s order book and the demand for construction services in the local mining sector. In June, TDS was awarded two distinct, but... 

Perseus sets conservative target for 2019

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th July 2018 Dual listed Perseus Mining has set a production target of between 130 000 oz and 150 000 oz for the next six months to December, following a strong June quarter and full year. The miner said on Friday that based on actual operation performances at both its Edikan and Sissingue mines, in Ghana... 

Resolute secures key permit to turn Bibiani back on

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     13th July 2018 Gold miner Resolute Mining is expected to make a final investment decision on the Bibiani underground mine, in Ghana, in 2019, the company said on Friday, announcing that it had received an environmental permit authorisation to recommission the mine and processing plant. Resolute said on Friday... 

Gold miner reflects on Ghana achievements

13th July 2018 Gold producer Gold Fields West Africa, a subsidiary of South Africa-based gold major Gold Fields, has invested significantly into the Ghana mining industry over the past 25 years, with shareholders, government and local communities that have and still are benefitting from the gold miner’s... 

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