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Growing rights focus in due diligence for lenders

9th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Vassie Maharaj and Dr Vidette Bester, SRK Consulting After more than a decade since the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights was ratified, the impact of mining and other industrial projects on human rights has become a centre-stage risk for financial institutions. 

VEGA South Africa Opens New Headquarters in Lanseria  

4th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 15,000 square-meter headquarters is a key investment in the company’s customers, employees, and community. (Lanseria, JHB) November 1st, 2022 – VEGA South Africa. - a leading supplier of level, switching, pressure and nucleonic instrumentation, and a wholly owned subsidiary of VEGA Grieshaber KG... 

Although the following information is addressed to contractors, it will also be of value to everybody anticipating shutting down during December

2nd November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By now we are all looking forward to the end of the year. However, not without being faced with the dilemma of having to “batten down the hatches” and review risk mitigation measures, to take care of the forces of nature and other perils, that are real risks of our everyday lives. Consort would... 

Crate expectations: Sandvik improves sustainability of packaging

31st October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As part of its 2030 Sustainability Goals, Sandvik aims to achieve at least 90% material circularity in its operations for products, waste and packaging. Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is already taking steps to reduce all unnecessary and single use packaging from the millions of spare parts... 

The ECOBAY family is growing

28th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the expansion of their ECOBAY lowbay and highbay lighting range! The ECOBAY is the ideal luminaire for lighting industrial facilities to optimize light levels and return of investment. BEKA Schréder have added a visually pleasing round PCB, and an optional... 

Iron Ore Mining Operation Invests in AHS Workforce Training Solutions

27th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An iron ore mining operation has invested in workforce development solutions from Immersive Technologies to boost the capability of their heavy equipment operator workforce.  Headquartered in Perth Western Australia, operating several iron ore mines, their operations are positioned as one of the... 

Can a mining company get ‘SLAPP-ed’?

26th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The short answer is… probably not. By Muhammed Khan – Director at NSDV 

A veterans analyst's thoughts on investing in the diversified miners

26th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / James Bennett, Global Equity Analyst, Anchor Capital I covered the SA-listed diversified miners on the sell-side (the term used in the financial services industry that denotes a firm that sells investment services to asset management companies [buy-side] or corporate entities) for over two... 

Mincon Group unveils next-generation DTH hammer range

25th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mincon Group plc has unveiled its next-generation DTH hammer range that will be available starting in 2023. The product range is centred around high-efficiency DTH hammers that combine class-leading penetration rates with proven energy savings that will help customers reduce their drilling costs... 

MacLean and RufDiamond shotcrete partnership introduces BP3 Mobile Batch Plant for underground mining and civil tunnelling

25th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Paradigm-changing solution for exact mix concrete in-situ The latest addition to the MacLean shotcrete product line has arrived – the BP3 Mobile Batch Plant for fresh, in-situ concrete for underground construction projects. The design combines the rugged, mobile equipment expertise of MacLean and... 

Mining Journalism Training returns for fourth edition

25th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Journalism students and media professionals once again gained new insights into the world of mining by hearing from industry experts about the many intricacies of the mining sector. This follows a two year break owing to COVID-19. The trainees also visited an active mining operation. Twenty... 

Dance between the sun and the wind

21st October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is the energy from the sun that causes the sea breeze to show up on a sunny afternoon. As inland areas heat up, the air warms, causing it to rise. As a result, cooler air moves in from the ocean to fill up the space, and soon a strong breeze can be blowing several kilometers inland, creating... 

Electra Mining Botswana not going ahead in 2023, but good future

20th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialised Exhibitions, a division of the Montgomery Group, has announced that Electra Mining Botswana will not be going ahead in 2023. A strategic review of the local Botswana mining and industrial show and the broader vision that Specialised Exhibitions has for the expansion of Electra Mining... 

Outsourcing ABET yields favourable results for Barberton Mines

19th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Barberton Mine’s decision to outsource its adult basic education and training (ABET) requirements to an expert in the field continues to yield very favourable results. All employees who participate in the company’s adult literacy and numeracy training progress swiftly through the various ABET... 

SAIMM webinar kicks off dialogue on mine decarbonisation

18th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the journey towards decarbonisation, the South African mining sector is taking its first steps toward renewable self-generation; what will need to follow is a more systematic and integrated approach that addresses the whole mining supply chain. This was one of the messages from Professor... 

Global technology and mining leaders unite at Micromine's annual virtual event

18th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established world leader in mining and exploration technology, Micromine, has announced that its annual virtual event, Micromine Momentum, will stream live and exclusively on 27 October 2022. Now in its third year, this edition's theme is "Rock, People, Software", where Micromine will discuss the... 

Glencore partners with SAFA to develop young soccer players and coaches in local communities

18th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today, Glencore Coal announced its new partnership with the Community Football (Commfoot) Programme, the SAFA Nkangala Region and the eMalahleni Local Football Association (LFA), to help support young, local soccer players from communities around eMalahleni. With over 180 soccer teams in the... 

ESG – Not all ‘washing’ is squeaky clean

18th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It should always be a good thing if companies say they are implementing ESG practices and principles.  Right?  Let’s face it, though: this is the real world and in the real world, theory and reality do not always converge.  With the increasing emphasis on ESG and the need to pursue sustainable... 

Acid Mine drainage and the impact on groundwater

18th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): Several industrial - and mining activities has caused serious environmental impacts and environmental degradation. One typical impact on the direct environment and water quality caused by mining operations, includes Acid Mine Drainage. This has become arguably, one of the most... 

Solar Streetlighting for Postmasburg

14th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED solar streetlighting solution for Postmasburg in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. BEKA Schréder’s South-African designed and manufactured BEKA SOLAR streetlights have been installed throughout Postmasburg. This new streetlighting... 

Social performance pioneer leads global shift in mining

12th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Social performance is a field of professional practice that has grown significantly in the mining industry, as AusIMM Fellow Janina Gawler can attest. Social performance pioneer Janina Gawler FAusIMM(CP) is keenly aware that social performance (SP) professionals have not always been considered a... 

LED Lighting Solution for Metical Square

6th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Bank of Mozambique, in partnership with the Municipality of Pemba, has built the Metical Square on Wimbi beach in Pemba, Mozambique. This forms part of a countrywide rollout of monuments celebrating the local currency. BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED lighting solution for this... 

South Africa’s rich mix of mineral resources drives diversification

6th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Menar expands and diversifies mineral assets in a show of confidence for the future of mining in South Africa South Africa’s mining industry is still worthy of additional investments, chairman of mining investment firm Menar Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela has said. 

ESG and Leadership

5th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leadership is a topic that receives a great deal of attention and training, yet it remains a difficult and complex process to successfully lead in today’s world.  When leadership is viewed in the ESG context it becomes even more complicated. This is partly because ESG in of itself is a systemic... 

US steps away from flagship lithium project with Berkshire

By: Reuters     5th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a February meeting with mining executives, President Joe Biden laid out an aggressive goal for the United States to produce more of its own minerals for the electric vehicle revolution in ways that respected the environment. A "big part" of those efforts, the president said, was Berkshire... 

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US President Joe Biden

Zevoli Growth Partners teams up with AMI to deliver a business development programme to MSMEs who want to partner with mining corporates

4th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s leading enterprise and supplier diversity advisory and project management firm has teamed up with the African Management Institute (AMI) to strengthen the performance of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) who support the mining sector with a comprehensive business... 

Shaft sealing and rehabilitation services for the mining industry

29th September 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A turnkey service is offered by Jet Demolition for the mining industry, including backfilling shaft barrels, designing permanent shaft seals, implementing these seals at a defined depth below natural ground level (NGL), and recording the final position and depth of sealed shafts, followed by the... 

Komatsu named Large Employer of the Year in NSW Training Awards

28th September 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Recognised for award-winning focus on innovative apprentice training and employee recruitment.   Komatsu’s dedication to recruiting and training the best employees and apprentices has seen it win both national and global recognition. 

RSPH Offerings

23rd September 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As of March 2022, RSPH is proud to share with you our complete set of offerings for Petrochemicals, Mining, Oil & Gas. Our passion and intention is to assist companies in these sectors to become more sustainable, profitable and productive across the value chain, with complete visibility across... 

Skills development for life after mines should focus on economic participation and growth

23rd September 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Jacques Farmer, MD at PRISMA The social labour plan of any mine must include long-term commitments to affected communities before, during and after the mining cycle. As mining operations begin to wind down, something we are seeing with increasing frequency in South Africa, there needs to be a... 

Sandvik develops vision for mining automation with AutoMine® Concept Underground Drill

23rd September 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced its AutoMine® Concept Underground Drill, the company’s second technology demonstrator for its future autonomous mining vision. The AutoMine® Concept Underground Drill is a fully autonomous, twin-boom development drill rig capable of drilling... 

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