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Noront hits encouraging VMS mineralisation at McFaulds No 8; requests proposals for plant

By: Henry Lazenby     27th November 2017 Ring of Fire (RoF) development champion Noront Resources has intersected encouraging results at the McFaulds No 8 volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, hosted on the property where the first discoveries in the RoF were made and which spurred the initial staking rush in 2002 to 2003. The... 

Barloworld celebrates 90-year Caterpillar milestone

By: Dylan Slater     15th September 2017 Barloworld Equipment, which is the distributor and service supplier of US earthmoving equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, celebrated a 90-year partnership with Caterpillar in South Africa at the end of last month.  

Africa’s overreliance on extractive industries hampering sustainable development

By: Ilan Solomons     2nd June 2017 Economic history has shown that without diversification into manufacturing and services and away from simple resource extraction, the long term development prospects of countries are always bleak. The need for economic diversification in the Africa is high, more so given that the growth cycle is... 

Africa urged to transform dependence on commodities

By: African News Agency      25th April 2017 Even as the world emerges from the worst of the global commodity price meltdown, African countries were urged on Tuesday to make the most of the next upward cycle to diversify and industrialise away from over-reliance on exports of raw materials. In a statement, Dr Martyn Davies, Deloitte... 

Makhapa Makhafola

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2017 This week we feature Dr Makhapa Makhafola, the GM Research & Development at the State minerals research organisation Mintek. 

Infrastructure investment key to economic development

By: Kimberley Smuts     4th March 2016 Addressing Africa’s infrastructure needs is the core aim of development finance institution Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which emphasises the need for shared infrastructure development. One of the corporation’s main points of interest in terms of infrastructure development is the natural... 

Hauling away bigger profits with more efficient trucks and excavators

     26th June 2015 Infrastructure plays a key role in economic growth while the lack of infrastructure reduces productivity and hinders business competitiveness. According to PWC, physical infrastructure is one of the most frequently cited barriers to entry and economic growth in Africa. This was highlighted in its... 

Mines must adapt rapidly to new digital age – Wipro

By: Ilan Solomons     8th May 2015 For mining organisations to remain competitive in the digital era, a transformation needs to happen within their information technology (IT) functionality, says IT consultancy and systems integration firm Wipro Africa business director Shailendra Singh. “As technology plays an ever increasing... 

World Bank gives Mozambique tips on avoiding a ‘painful bust’ as minerals boom beckons

By: Keith Campbell     25th April 2014 The World Bank has forecast that the Mozambican government revenues from the country’s coal and gas sectors could be $9-billion by 2032, which would represent 7% of the country’s gross domestic product and 21% of total government revenues. This prediction is contained in the global institution’s... 

Australia on show at indaba

By: Ilan Solomons     24th January 2014 As a resource-rich country with substantial experience in mining, development and mining equipment, as well as technology and services, Australia is well placed to help African countries derive real and sustainable benefits from their mining sectors, Australian High Commissioner to South Africa... 

Inaugural music festival to fuel economic boost of historical mining town

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th November 2013 The recently announced Tribe One: Dinokeng festival, a public–private partnership, is set to create substantial economic-, social- and cultural-development opportunities in the historic mining town of Cullinan, in the Dinokeng region of northern Gauteng. Tshwane acting city manager Lindiwe Kwele... 

Company tendering for Phase 2 of Moatize project 

By: Yolandi Booyens     31st May 2013 Open cast mining and underground solutions, and materials handling equipment supplier Tenova Takraf, is tendering and negotiating for a contract to supply materials handling machinery and services to a major coal project in Mozambique. Tenova Takraf Africa MD Riccardo Tonini tells Mining Weekly... 

Vale reveals progress in Moatize expansion and Nacala corridor development

By: Keith Campbell     8th March 2013 Brazilian major mining group Vale is slowing down the development of Phase 2 of its Moatize mining project in Tete province in Mozambique. This is to ensure that Phase 2 comes into operation in conjunction with the commissioning of the company’s new Nacala corridor rail route, which will... 


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