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Digital transformation in mining, metals sector poised to generate $425bn over next ten years

14th June 2019 Mining is transforming rapidly worldwide and becoming more automated, with the mining automation market expected to be worth $3.29-billion by 2023. Digital transformation initiatives in the mining and metals industry could generate $425-billion over the next ten years. The mining companies that... 

Sibanye halves job losses at its South African gold operations

14th June 2019 A consultation process with stakeholders regarding the restructuring of Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations, in South Africa, has resulted in expected job losses being nearly halved to 3 450. When it embarked on the Section 189A process in February, the precious metals producer had expected 5... 

Sibanye halves job losses at its South African gold operations

5th June 2019 A consultation process with stakeholders regarding the restructuring of Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations, in South Africa, has resulted in expected job losses being nearly halved to 3 450. When it embarked on the Section 189A process in February, the precious metals producer had expected 5... 

Rising demand for versatile mini cranes

10th May 2019 There is growing demand for the versatile and compact Unic Spider Mini Cranes in South Africa’s construction and mining sectors, says local distributor B & B Group CEO Bob Fogg. The cranes range from 1 t to 10 t cranes, and many are small enough to fit through doors and into confined construction... 

ICMM to review tailings storage facilities with view to establishing global standard

3rd May 2019 International mining organisation the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) will conduct an independent review of mine tailings storage facilities to establish an international standard for the safe management of tailings storage facilities that can be applied to all tailings dams... 

Environmental assessment gets under way at NexGen’s Rook 1 project

29th April 2019 The Rook 1 project, which is a proposed uranium mining and milling operation that will be 100% owned and operated by TSX-listed uranium mine development company NexGen Energy, in the south-western Athabasca Uranium Basin region in northern Saskatchewan, has been given permission to begin... 

ICMM to establish mine tailings storage facilities standard

24th April 2019 International mining organisation, the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) will conduct an independent review of mine tailings storage facilities to establish an international standard for the safe management of tailings storage facilities that can be applied to all tailings dams... 

Ethical artisanal diamond mining pilot scaling up operations in Sierra Leone

24th April 2019 A pilot project that creates a secure and transparent route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds is scaling up its operations in Sierra Leone to give more miners the opportunity to benefit from the programme, diamond multinational De Beers Group, which is... 

New graphite factory bolsters mining, foundry product offerings

7th February 2019 A new graphite facility, Graphite Freezeline Solutions, was opened last month on industrial engineering firm Thos Begbie’s manufacturing campus, in Middelburg. It will reduce the time to manufacture products that include graphite components, especially for the mining and foundry industry, says... 

Empowered Kwatani benefits local mining industry

17th January 2019 Industrial and mining vibrating screens manufacturer Kwatani has achieved a level-1 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) score and is 51% black women-owned. This BBBEE accreditation affords significant benefits to its mining clients that can claim 135% of money spent on Kwatani.... 

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