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Laboratory to expand services, product range

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     17th August 2018 Sandton-based chemical reagents supplier and distributor, Axis House, plans to considerably expand its metallurgical laboratory in the Western Cape, as well as its laboratory services and product range, as it believes that using specifically developed chemical reagents in the base metals... 

Mining pursuing optimisation, innovation to increase profits

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     13th July 2018 Sandton-based chemical reagent supplier and distributor Axis House believes mining in Africa is moving towards process optimisation through innovation to reduce costs and increase profits, explains Axis House group general manager Justine Stubbs. “Mines are optimising various processes to achieve... 

PERI Rail Climbing System reaches new heights at Katherine Towers

2nd July 2018 The complex core geometry at the Katherine Towers project in Sandton saw PERI South Africa deploy its RCS-CL (Rail Climbing System Carriage Light) to reduce crane time and maximise platform sizes for the complex core geometry. The project was designed by architecture and interior architecture... 

Namibia mining sector is investor friendly

By: Victor Moolman     23rd February 2018 The Namibian mining sector has become more investor friendly than South Africa, as the country has clear policies that have been consistently applied, explains Sandton-based law firm Webber Wentzel partner Jonathan Veeran. Namibia has four policies governing mining and mineral prospecting: the... 

Low capital cost key to continuous improvement

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd November 2017 Delivering well-executed projects at a low capital cost is key to continuous improvement within the local and global mining industry, and Sandton-based process and engineering service provider Metix attributes its ongoing success to its ability to do so for large projects on an engineering,... 

Lifetime process approach required for successful mine closure

By: Dylan Slater     27th July 2017 A common misconception of mine closure is that it requires planning for an end-of-life event, when, in actual fact, it should be a life-long process that should be started as early as when the planning of a mine starts.  

Gold Fields set for ‘year of reinvestment’, announces R2.28bn South Deep growth plan 

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th February 2017 The South Deep gold mine achieved several milestones in 2016 as interventions implemented over the past two years started yielding results and dual-listed Gold Fields will now embark on a new R2.3-billion rebase plan at the mine to create a defensive asset in a spiralling industry. Equipped with... 

Company renames asset, invests in renewables

By: Simon Sonnekus     11th March 2016 Sandton-based coal mining company Delta Mining Consolidated (DMC) has renamed its flagship Rietkuil coal asset, near Delmas, in Mpumalanga, the Nsele coal project after the re-evaluation of the project, which will now supply coal to State-owned power utility Eskom instead of exporting B-grade... 

Energy efficiency needs meaningful data use

By: Dylan Slater     12th February 2016 A common trend in the mining industry is the misuse or non-use of energy data, says Sandton-based sustainability consultancy Environmental Resources Management (ERM) South Africa air quality and climate change team head and senior partner Massimo Bettanin.  

Profile of adult-eduction learners changing substantially

By: Dylan Slater     1st May 2015 The profile of mining sector learners undergoing adult education and training (AET) tutoring is changing significantly, says Sandton-based AET provider Media Works. 

Lack of effective communication a big challenge in SA mining sector

By: Anine Kilian     1st May 2015 There are fundamental problems in the South African mining sector, with a major challenge being the lack of effective communication in mining companies between management, organised labour and coalface employees, advisory firm Deloitte Digital director Tim Bishop tells Mining Weekly. He says... 

On the 21 April 2015 in Maputo, the market briefing on both the new Gas & Petroleum Law as well as the new Mining Law for Mozambique takes place at the Radisson Blu, Maputo.

13th March 2015 The main focus of the market briefing is to focus on key elements of the new Laws pertaining to foreign companies working in Mozambique and the new requirements presented regarding • The promotion and development of Local Content policies and practice • Local content requirements for the... 

Scanners to combat diamond theft at Debswana mines

By: Ilan Solomons     23rd January 2015 Botswana-based diamond mining company Debswana plans to soon start the R42.7-million installation of ten upright, full-body Scannex X-ray scanners at four of its diamond mines, in Botswana. Four scanners will be installed at security checkpoints at Jwaneng, four at Orapa and one each at the... 

Pneumatics manufacturer to attend international expo

By: Pimani Baloyi     18th July 2014 Representatives from the local branch of German pneumatic solutions provider Airtec Pneumatic, including MD Michael Wendemuth and two other employees, will this year attend the yearly Motek specialist international trade fair for production, assembly and automation and mechatronic, which will... 

James Allan

By: Martin Creamer     19th April 2013 Position: CEO of JSE-listed Sable Platinum Main Activity of the Company: Exploration for Platinum Group Metals and Vanadium and Iron Ore Date and Place of Birth: October 26, 1958, Harare, Zimbabwe Education: BSc Eng (Mining), MBA First Job: Miner 

Fluor targets dominance in African mining and metals

By: Janice Healing     22nd June 2012 With a history in South Africa spanning more than 50 years, global EPCM and project management services company Fluor is a dominant player in the African mining and metals market. The US-based firm became active in South Africa from 1960 when it became involved in Sasol’s solid-to-liquid... 

First Uranium receives another proposal

By: Henry Lazenby     11th June 2012 South African holding company Kumvest, owned by black mining investor Mandla ‘Bear’ Kumalo, has made an offer to buy a 26% stake in TSX- and JSE-listed First Uranium. The beleaguered gold and uranium miner is seeking to sell its Ezulwini gold and uranium mine to Chinese-owned Gold One for... 

27/04/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th April 2012 Prehistoric worms found deep in a Free State gold mine may hold the key to South Africa’s acid mine water problem; South Africans have been appointed to advise the government of Cameroon on the development of its mining industry; and the Gautrain Management Agency is studying the economic... 

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