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Indian State miners to form JV for power projects

By: Ajoy K Das     10th October 2018 Two of India’s largest State-run miners, Coal India Limited (CIL) and NLC Limited (formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited), have announced a joint venture (JV) to combine their respective strengths to implement thermal and renewable energy projects. According to mandatory filing with the... 

Zimplats held up as mine safety benchmark at Joburg Indaba

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2018 Zimplats platinum mine in Zimbabwe was held up as a safety benchmark at the Joburg Indaba, which on Thursday observed a minute’s silence for mining colleagues fatally injured at work. Opening the second day of the well-attended event, Gold Fields, Kumba Iron Ore and AfriTin director Terence... 

Digitisation brings innovation opportunities

17th August 2018 Digital transformation brings opportunities for innovation and doing business in new and exciting ways – elements that are critical to business success in a volatile economic market, says global communications provider BT Global Services major deals lead and mining, oil and gas head Stephen du... 

Sitatunga Resources hopes to create jobs at newly acquired colliery

By: Anine Kilian     8th August 2018 Exploration and mining project development company Sitatunga Resources, which has bought Wescoal’s coal assets near Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, believes its investment in the Braakfontein Colliery will create much-needed jobs in the area. Braakfontein Colliery is an advanced-stage exploration... 

Comprehensive package facilitates fugitive dust management

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th May 2018 Fugitive dust emissions pose risks to mining companies, surrounding communities and the receiving environment, and require proper management to mitigate their effects, and environmental management company I-CAT is well poised to do so through its comprehensive solution offering. I-CAT... 

Manufacturer adds products to existing line aimed at mining industry

11th May 2018 Automotive chip manufacturer VBox Africa, a division of automotive chip installer Automotive Technology Specialists (ATS), has added a range of measurement and control products to its range that is aimed specifically at the local mining industry. By combining new hardware and software, VBox... 

Australian-listed firm applies for permit to mine in Wits basin

By: Nadine James     20th April 2018 ASX-listed exploration and development company West Wits Mining announced last week that it had submitted two mining permit applications for the Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), and that the company remains on schedule to lodge the WBP’s full mining... 

Wescoal’s primary objective to optimise operations, extract organic growth

By: Nadine James     28th March 2018 JSE-listed Wescoal is seeking to extract organic growth by optimising its existing operations and diversifying its revenue base, says Wescoal CFO Izak van der Walt. During a media site visit to the miner’s Elandspruit operation, on Tuesday, he noted that the acquisition of Keaton Energy, in 2017,... 

Concor Opencast Mining Secures New Contracts

6th November 2017 Concor Opencast Mining has announced that the company recently secured two new contracts as well as an extension to an existing project. Concor Opencast Mining is part of Concor Construction which was acquired by a consortium led by Southern Palace Group and managing director, Eric Wisse says... 

Africa must innovate or risk being left behind

27th October 2017 South Africa remains a resource-rich region, but has missed opportunities to take advantage of the resources boom. As such, it has suffered more than other resource-rich regions during the industry downturn, says mining networking platform African Mining Network (AMN) chairperson Yolanda Torrisi.... 

Minergy maintains positive momentum, eyes secondary listing by July 2018

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th September 2017 As emerging coal miner Minergy posts its maiden results for the year ended June 30, much work has been completed in the background to bring to fruition the full potential of the Masama project, in Botswana. So far, the potential of the resource, which was beyond expectations, had proven far... 

Africa remains tough but attractive mining destination

By: Nica Schreuder     13th July 2017 Despite potential risk factors associated with mining in Africa, mining services provider Fraser Alexander executive business development head Ken Bouch says the rewards make it worth investing in the mineral-rich continent. 

Grassroots shareholders celebrate black-controlled manganese mine’s R300m dividend

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2017 Against the background of rising calls for radical economic transformation in South Africa’s mining sector, particularly transformation that benefits the country’s communities, grassroots shareholders of the black-controlled Ntsimbintle were last week able to celebrate the Northern Cape manganese... 

Association applying changes to expand representation

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd June 2017 Owing to it being approached by various other opencast mining and quarrying companies and bodies, private-sector producers’ association Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) will from now on only be known as Aspasa as it has dropped the ‘aggregate and sand’ from its... 

Shumba, Basil Read Mining sign MoU

By: Anine Kilian     15th June 2017 Basil Read Mining (BRM) will provide contract mining solutions to Botswana coal and energy development company Shumba Energy’s coal projects. BRM specialises in contract openpit and opencast mining. 

Krugersdorp plant converts furnaces to produce ferrochrome

19th May 2017 As a result of the upward trend in ferrochrome prices, Krugersdorp-based processing plant Mogale Alloys – owned and operated by global vertically-integrated producer of speciality alloys Afarak Group’s African subsidiary, Afarak Mogale, has converted two of its four furnaces to facilitate... 

Afarak Mogale to increase ferrochrome production

By: Anine Kilian     20th April 2017 Aim-listed Afarak’s Mogale operation is now using all its operating furnaces to produce ferrochrome following the successful transition of a second furnace from silicomanganese to ferrochrome.  Prior to December 2016, Mogale only had one furnace dedicated to ferrochrome.  Owing to improved market... 

Universal's NCC produces its first opencast coal

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th April 2017 South Africa-focused coal miner Universal Coal has produced the first run-of-mine coal from its New Clydesdale Colliery (NCC) opencast development. Universal said on Wednesday that opencast mining would ramp up over the next quarter, reaching steady state in the second half of 2017 and... 

Universal starts opencast mining at New Clydesdale

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th January 2017 South Africa-focused coal miner Universal Coal has started opencast mining at its New Clydesdale Colliery (NCC), in Mpumalanga, marking the second phase of its planned 3.3-million-tonne-a-year NCC operation. Underground mining started in September last year, and is expected to achieve nameplate... 

Afarak restarts opencast mining at Limpopo chrome mine

By: Anine Kilian     12th January 2017 Chrome mining and minerals producer Afarak has entered into a mining services agreement with Pholagolwa Mining to undertake opencast mining at its Mecklenburg opencast mine, in Limpopo. The mine initially started production in July 2013, but operations were halted in June 2014 amid community... 

US miner using nanotechnology to recover gold

By: Mia Breytenbach     4th November 2016 US-based start-up gold producer New Gold Recovery (NGR) has started gold production at its Black Rock Canyon mine, in Nevada, in the US, using a proprietary gold recovery process applying nanotechnology that recovers in excess of 90% of gold particles. This is a remarkable improvement over... 

Trollope Mining Services

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th August 2016 Trollope Mining Services (TMS) intends to diversify into other mineral sectors and grow the geographical footprint into Africa. The company currently operates in the coal, platinum, andalusite, chrome and gold sectors. 

Tenova TAKRAF Africa enhances product range

26th August 2016 Key equipment supplier Tenova TAKRAF Africa, incorporating Tenova Delkor, will showcase the new additions to its suite of technologies and equipment at Electra Mining Africa 2016... 

Iduapriem mine, Ghana

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd July 2016 A gold mine, which is located in the western region of Ghana. 

Moatize takes delivery of 212 t surface miner

By: Kimberley Smuts     1st July 2016 Mining services and construction provider Wirtgen South Africa (SA) has supplied its biggest surface mining model, the 212 t 4200SM, to diversified miner Vale’s Moatize coal mine project, in Tete, Mozambique. The 4200SM costs about €5-million depending on client specifications and can mine out... 

Companies in partnership to enhance gold recovery, enviro remediation

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th May 2016 Local mining and raw material processing firm Ncamiso Mining has collaborated with ASX-listed mining company Mintails Mining SA-Mogale Gold to carry out vital services to ensure maximum gold recovery and environmental remediation. Ncamiso specialises in screening gold from material that would... 

MCC

6th May 2016 MCC, the contract mining, plant leasing and rental division of JSE-listed Eqstra, continues to prove that commitment to partnering with its clients to ensure joint survival and success in the globally constrained mining market has resulted in improved performance and growth of its order book. “We... 

CIL seeks technological collaborator for hydrological studies

By: Ajoy K Das     28th April 2016 India’s State-controlled coal major Coal India Limited (CIL) is seeking to collaborate with a technological partner following a government directive to complete a long-term hydrological survey across river basins where the miner is planning to implement at least two mining projects. According to... 

CoAL calls for regulatory streamlining to boost project investment

By: Martin Creamer     14th March 2016 Coal of Africa (CoAL) CEO David Brown on Monday called on the government to ensure a streamlined regulatory environment with end-to-end processes that were attractive to investors and logistics costs that took into account the current low commodity pricing environment. The triple-listed CoAL said... 

Amplats refined production up 30%

By: Martin Creamer     28th January 2016 In the three months to December 31, Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats') production of refined platinum rose by 30% to 745 000 oz. The company said in a fourth-quarter (Q4) production report on Thursday that the return to normal after industrial action had also lifted refined palladium and... 

Atlas Copco shares technology expertise with Wits Mining Engineering students

19th January 2016 Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique shared valuable practical information on the diverse and fascinating field of mining with 33 final year BSc Mining Engineering Honours students from the University of the Witwatersrand on 29 September 2015. “South Africa’s mining, industrial,... 

Mining contractor refocuses on after sales service offering

By: Nadine James     23rd October 2015 Environmental opencast mining contractor DynaD has renewed its focus on its after-sales services, partly owing to slow growth and development in a lacklustre coal sector, says DynaD drill and blasting director Chris Bester. “Nothing much happened in the coal industry in the past year,” he says,... 

Communities being stripped of their heritage by mining

25th September 2015 Communities in Sekhukhune in South Africa’s Limpopo Province are not only being stripped of their dignity, but of their heritage too thanks to mining, says Trevor Malope, one of Bench Marks Foundation’s many community monitors. “Our land is an incredibly important part of our culture and integral... 

Handling equipment provider now offers dust-suppression systems

25th September 2015 Dust-suppression systems for materials-handling operations at mines and storage facilities were, earlier this year, added to opencast mining and materials handling equipment company Tenova Takraf Africa’s product portfolio. 

Communities being stripped of their heritage by mining 

By: RDM News Wire      24th September 2015 Communities in Sekhukhune, in Limpopo, were not only being stripped of their dignity‚ but of their heritage too thanks to mining‚ said Trevor Malope‚ a Bench Marks Foundation’s community monitor. “Our land is an incredibly important part of our culture and integral to our lives‚ but mining has... 

CRG continues talks with Asian suitors

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th September 2015 Negotiations for the sale of dual-listed Central Rand Gold’s (CRG’s) Netherlands Antilles (CRGNV) subsidiary and a possible investment in CRG itself were expected to be concluded soon. Talks with the two remaining Asian suitors Hiria Group and Huili Resources were ongoing, with the focus now on... 

Mining and engineering education on display at Electra Mining Botswana

21st August 2015 Training and career development institution Continuing Education at University of Pretoria (CE at UP) will be exhibiting its complement of short courses and comprehensive year programmes within the fields of project management, mining and engineering at this year’s Electra Mining Botswana... 

Trollope Mining Services

21st August 2015 Trollope Mining Services (TMS) is a Level 4 broad-based black economic-empowerment- (BBBEE-) rated company providing opencast mining, crushing and screening, and rehabilitation services. The company, established in 1975, boasts a substantial fleet of equipment and operates in the coal, platinum,... 

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