R/€ = 16.32 Change: 0.14
R/$ = 14.38 Change: 0.13
Au 1300.34 $/oz Change: -4.35
Pt 858.25 $/oz Change: 21.97


Driving the future of autonomous vehicles

15th March 2019 Anton Potapov, CTO at VIST Group (subsidiary of ZYFRA Group). With the rapid development in various industries and increasing industrialization, numerous vehicles are being designed to meet the need of the new mode of production. According to a recent reports the global industrial vehicles market... 

Contractor building infrastructure at Belfast mine

15th March 2019 Construction contractor Concor Infrastructure has been awarded the job of building dams, roads, platforms and other civil works at diversified miner Exxaro’s new digital coal mine near Belfast, in Mpumalanga. Concor Infrastructure is constructing four major dams, 26 concrete platforms and... 


15th March 2019 For the foreseeable future coal will continue to dominate as the principal fuel source for our power generation. It will also contribute significantly to our petroleum demand with supply from Sasol. Not to mention valuable foreign exchange on the exports of both. We have been in a unique position... 

Mines can save equipment costs through auctions

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st March 2019 Based on yearly auction sales, mines have proven to be motivated and realistic sellers, where there are bargains for buyers who are willing to put a little effort into fixing something that they have bought at an auction, says auction house Aucor Auctioneers mining expert Charles Neser.  “There... 

Building sustainable economies through good governance of extractives industry

By: Saliem Fakir     1st March 2019 A pertinent question remains unanswered: Can mining economies lead to sustainable economies? This is an appropriate question to ask in the context of the yearly parade in Cape Town. I am referring to the Mining Indaba, attracts about 6 000 people from all over the world. For Africa, turning its... 

Freight rates drop as more ships become available – Assore 

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2019 Freight rates have dropped quite substantially since the iron-ore tailings dam tragedy in Brazil ,with more vessels becoming available, Assore CEO Charles Walters reports. Since the Brumadinho dam disaster, some 30-million tonnes of iron-ore supply have been withdrawn from the market. 

Three #DisruptMining finalists named

By: Mariaan Webb     26th February 2019 A new drilling approach, an artificial intelligence (AI) solution for mineral processing and an Internet of Things (IoT) application for conveyors will go head to head in this weekend's live finale of the #DisruptMining finale in Toronto. The three innovations have been selected as the finalists... 

thyssenkrupp unveils ground-breaking technology solutions at Mining Indaba 2019

22nd February 2019 Aligning with Industry 4.0 is no longer optional for the mining industry. Companies are urged to embrace digitalisation and automation for the critical goal to enhance sustainability, productivity and profitability. thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, a market leading engineering... 

La Arena mine, Peru

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd February 2019 The mine is located in the Huamachuco district of northern Peru. 

Copper cops play game of cat and mouse around desert convoys

By: Bloomberg     18th February 2019 Just weeks after the police unit was formed, they caught their first glimpse of the copper thieves -- the silhouettes of a group of men on a hill overlooking the rail lines -- triggering a car chase at the dead of night across Chile’s Atacama desert. While the pursuit ended in failure, with the... 

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