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Botswana Mining

Botswana mining sector on the rebound

By: Halima Frost     27th May 2022 The Botswana mining sector is on the rebound, following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the sustained period of subdued commodities prices from 2015 to 2019, industry organisation Botswana Chamber of Mines CEO Charles Siwawa tells Mining Weekly. He adds that the rebound can be... 

Alliance promotes citizen-owned firms in fuel

27th May 2022 In a ground-breaking development for the Botswana oil and gas industry, leading diamond producer Debswana and national oil body Botswana Oil have entered a strategic partnership that is aimed at capacitating citizen-owned companies in the fuel supply value chain. Through the agreement, Botswana... 

A large fuel tanker at a filling station in Botswana
FILL 'ER UP The partnership between Debswana and Botswana Oil will capacitate citizen-owned companies in the fuel supply value chain

Botswana’s only gold mine changes hands

27th May 2022 Gold ore mining company Galane Gold announced earlier this month that it had completed the sale of its Mupane gold mine in Botswana to majority citizen-owned company Hawks Mining Company. Mupane gold mine, located about 30 km southeast of Francistown city, is the only gold mine currently in... 

A top view of the Mupane gold mine which is being sold by Galane Gold to the majority citizen-owned company Hawks Mining Company
GOLDEN EGG Mupane gold mine is being sold by Galane Gold to the majority citizen-owned company Hawks Mining Company

Demo plant, feasibility studies progressing

27th May 2022 Manganese development company Giyani Metals announced progress on its demonstration (demo) plant and feasibility study (FS) for its Botswana-based manganese oxide project, the K.Hill project, and on exploration and corporate activities, in March. At the time, Giyani said that the design of the... 

A team of mine staff working on test drilling and studies at the owned by Giyani Metals K.Hill project in Botswana
DIGGING FOR RESULTS The feasibility studies and demonstration plant at the K.Hill project owned by Giyani Metals in Botswana is making progress

United Mining Services Group (UMS GROUP): Value driven solutions to the mining and mineral processing markets

27th May 2022 With its head office situated in Wood-mead, in Johannesburg, the United Mining Services (UMS) Group provides mining and mineral processing project services across the globe.  The company has the expertise to undertake all concept, design, engineering, construction, commissioning and refurbishment... 

UMS Profile pic

JV stalls, but still on offer

27th May 2022 Diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds (BOD) announced earlier this month that, despite intensive advanced and ongoing discussions with interested parties, the board has been unable to secure a new joint venture (JV) partner to acquire the Ghaghoo mine, in Botswana before the extended... 

A mine vehicle moving into the mouth of the Ghaghoo mine in Botswana which is up on offer by Gem Diamonds
GOING GOING GHAGHOO Botswana Diamonds continues ts discussions with potential JV partners to acquire the Ghaghoo mine in Botswana

Renewed interest in drill observed

27th May 2022 Global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has noted a renewed interest in its Sandvik DD422i, the next-generation mining jumbo with a range of automatic drilling functions, from tier one mining contractors operating at high-production mines in South Africa, Botswana and... 

A large red underground mining automatic drilling rig supplied by Sandvik which is being taken up by the Southern African market again
AUTOMATIC CHOICE The renewed interest in Sandvik's DD422i automatic drill is owing to African mines consistently turning to modern technologies to run more efficient operations

Manufacturer proves mettle in Botswana

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st May 2021 Since establishing a presence in Botswana in 2011, mineral processing equipment manufacturer Multotec’s regional office has become an innovative equipment supplier, having started commissioning of a pulping chute last month – a first for the local diamond industry.  

OH CHUTE Multotec's pulping chutes perform scrubbing action faster and more cost effectively than a traditional rotary scrubber
OH CHUTE Multotec's pulping chutes perform scrubbing action faster and more cost effectively than a traditional rotary scrubber

Miner secures $220-million for expansion

21st May 2021 The facilities will include two tranches: a project finance facility of $170-million to fund the development of the underground project, and a working capital facility of $50-million to support the ongoing operation of the Karowe openpit mine. Financial close is subject to satisfactory completion... 

Provider to supply tech to Botswana project

21st May 2021 Mining technology and service provider Metso Outotec has signed a contract to deliver all of the main process technologies for TSX-listed mining and exploration company Sandfire Resources’ flagship Motheo copper/silver concentrator in Botswana. 

Mine fosters symbiosis

By: Claire O'Reilly     21st May 2021 An electrification project, which was started in 2019 during the construction of the Masama coal mine – owned by coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal – in Botswana, has progressed to benefit 500 people in the village of Medie, situated 20 km from the mine.  

MEDIE PRIMARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY 
Back to school for Medie primary school and back to work for Minergy Coal to provide electricity and computers to learners
MEDIE PRIMARY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY Back to school for Medie primary school and back to work for Minergy Coal to provide electricity and computers to learners

Water preservation essential for mine

By: Claire O'Reilly     21st May 2021 Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal completed the installation of two-phase water-efficient technology at its Masama coal mine, in Botswana, in March. 

DEWATERING CIRCUIT 
Fine material is pumped to a high frequency dewatering screen to remove excess water, producing manageable dry fine material ready for dispatch
DEWATERING CIRCUIT Fine material is pumped to a high frequency dewatering screen to remove excess water, producing manageable dry fine material ready for dispatch

Trainer to benefit from investment, mature sector

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd May 2020 Virtual mining training solutions provider Immersive Technologies is encouraged by the “maturity level” of companies in Botswana, particularly in terms of technology. It is, therefore, looking forward to contributing to the wave of development in the country, spurred by continued investment from... 

MAUN TRAINING CENTRE

The mining simulators are deployed to optimise operational techniques for new hires
MAUN TRAINING CENTRE The mining simulators are deployed to optimise operational techniques for new hires

Copper Belt exploration enables diversification

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd May 2020 Renewed exploration interest in the Kalahari Copper Belt, in Botswana, can help the country diversify its mining economy and industrialise, says mining consulting services provider MSA Group principal consultant Mike Robertson. He emphasises that diamond mining has been the mainstay of Botswana’s... 

RENEWED EXPLORATION INTEREST
Improvements in exploration techniques have resulted in a pipeline of exploration projects
RENEWED EXPLORATION INTEREST Improvements in exploration techniques have resulted in a pipeline of exploration projects

SA rail can aid Botswana coal miners

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd May 2020 A joint effort by the South African and Botswanan governments, as well as their respective rail agencies, to support rail infrastructure to facilitate coal exports from Botswana could enable Botswana-based coal miners, such as Minergy, to become more competitive, says Minergy CEO Morné du... 

UNTAPPED RESERVES

Minergy have emphasised the potential in exporting of the country’s coal reserves, which amounts to more than 200-billion tonnes
UNTAPPED RESERVES Minergy have emphasised the potential in exporting of the country’s coal reserves, which amounts to more than 200-billion tonnes

Khoemacau Copper Mine

20th May 2020 In the first quarter of 2020, 14 months after the start of the Starter Project construction, mining began at the 3.65 million tonnes-a-year Khoemacau Copper Mine in the north-west of Botswana.  

Khoemacau Copper Mine

Kwatani

17th September 2019 Established over 43 years ago, Kwatani is the largest independent privately owned original-equipment manufacturer supplying and manufacturing custom designed vibratory equipment in Africa, with over 15 000 units in more than 35 countries. More than one vibrating unit a day is dispatched from the... 

Kwatani

Company progresses copper/silver project

24th May 2019 Venture capital firm and owner of the Khoemacau copper/silver project Cupric Canyon Capital has made significant progress towards the construction of what is to be a major copper and silver mine in north-west Botswana and expects first copper concentrate production in the first half of 2021.... 

TEAM WORK
Partnering with global providers of mine finance allows all project development activities to move forward
TEAM WORK Partnering with global providers of mine finance allows all project development activities to move forward

1 758 ct diamond another victory for XRT circuit at Karowe

24th May 2019 Canadian miner Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 1 758 ct uncut diamond – the world’s second-largest – from its wholly owned Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana. The unbroken stone, one of the largest diamonds in recorded history, the largest diamond recovered in Botswana, and the largest diamond... 

Debswana awards mining contract, starts Cut-9 project

24th May 2019 Debswana Diamond Company (Debswana) has awarded a local contract to Majwe Mining, a joint venture (JV) between Bothakga Burrow Botswana and mining services provider Thiess Botswana, to provide diamond mining services to Debswana’s Cut-9 project at the Jwaneng diamond mine. The value of the... 

REACHING NEW HEIGHTS
With global consumer demand for diamonds reaching record levels in 2018, the extension will enable Debswana to continue to meet the needs of consumers
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS With global consumer demand for diamonds reaching record levels in 2018, the extension will enable Debswana to continue to meet the needs of consumers

Data collection, investment to boost exploration projects in Botswana

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     24th May 2019 With the Kalahari copperbelt being underexplored and the advancement of better processing and higher-resolution data collection tools, numerous explorers are increasingly collecting data in Botswana to use for new exploration and increase current exploration in the region. The Kalahari copperbelt... 

Exploration projects on the rise in Botswana

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     24th May 2019 Following the discovery of the second-largest diamond in Botswana since 2015, the country has received more attention, with investors wanting to invest more in mining projects in the region, says diamond exploration and project development company Botswana Diamonds MD James Campbell. Campbell... 

CLEARLY CUT In Botswana, there is access to historical and geological information, a clear rule of sovereign law and the prospecting licence application process has clear rules and regulations, which make the country appealing to resource investors
CLEARLY CUT In Botswana, there is access to historical and geological information, a clear rule of sovereign law and the prospecting licence application process has clear rules and regulations, which make the country appealing to resource investors

Explorer advances copper project, growth strategy

24th May 2019 Copper exploration and development company MOD Resources is progressing with its growth strategy as the T3 openpit copper project in the Kalahari copperbelt, in northern Botswana, continues towards a decision to mine. The company and its advisers are advancing a range of funding options with... 

Base metals promise future prosperity for Botswana economy

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     24th May 2019 The base metals industry is an exciting prospect for Botswana, as copper mining is increasing, which bodes well for the country’s economy, says Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) CEO Charles Siwawa. Although copper- and nickel-producing mines have temporarily closed down, companies such as Khoemacau... 

MORE FOR ALL
There is quite a lot of exploration around the Orapa area, which is known for diamond mining
MORE FOR ALL There is quite a lot of exploration around the Orapa area, which is known for diamond mining

Proof Engineering

24th May 2019 Proof Engineering (Pty) Ltd was established in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Steadfastly retaining its original entrepreneurial and innovative roots, the company achieved many personal as well as industrial achievements. Consequently, it was inevitable for the company to attract local as... 

Proof Engineering

Locally-manufactured mobile stations delivered to Botswana mine

24th May 2019 A major miner in Botswana has commissioned a South African company to manufacture three mobile operator stations at its Orapa diamond mine in Botswana. The mobile stations allow for capital equipment to operate by means of remote-control technology, 100 m away from where the machine is working. 

A FIRST OF MANY MultiFAB Engineering has manufactured three mobile operator stations for the Orapa diamond mine in Botswana
A FIRST OF MANY MultiFAB Engineering has manufactured three mobile operator stations for the Orapa diamond mine in Botswana

Diamond evaluation sampling progressing at Botswana BK16 project

By: Melissa Zisengwe     25th May 2018 Some 101 diamonds (18.57 cts), the largest of which was 1.38 ct, were recovered last month from the treatment of the first evaluation samples taken the BK16 kimberlite pipe, which forms part of the Orapa kimberlite field (OKF) in Botswana. Diamond explorer Tsodilo Resources sampling programme... 

SAMPLING SORTED Tsodilo Resources has completed processing of all the large diameter drilling samples through its dense media separation plant
SAMPLING SORTED Tsodilo Resources has completed processing of all the large diameter drilling samples through its dense media separation plant

Lucara Diamond on track with diamond production

By: Melissa Zisengwe     25th May 2018 Lucara Diamond Corp. is pleased with the progress and developments it has made during the year to date, with the company doing significant work in Botswana and remaining consistent in quality-diamond production. “We are on track to produce the 2018 production estimate, which is 270 000 ct to 290... 

WHITE DIAMOND One of Lucara Diamonds’ exceptional diamonds
WHITE DIAMOND One of Lucara Diamonds’ exceptional diamonds

Weba Chute Systems

25th May 2018 Effective transfer of material has become a pressing issue for mines globally. With the spotlight firmly on increasing productivity through more effective discharge of materials ... 

 	The Weba Chute Systems is a custom engineered transfer point solution designed to address the numerous issues plants face with material movement.
The Weba Chute Systems is a custom engineered transfer point solution designed to address the numerous issues plants face with material movement.

Maatla on track for coal project take-off

By: Melissa Zisengwe     25th May 2018 Coal and energy company Maatla Energy remains on track to start site establishment and construction activities later this year, and production in 2019 at the company’s Mmamabula coal mine, in Botswana. Following the approval of an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) last month, Maatla... 

SIGNIFICANT RESOURCE The Mmamabula coal mine contains more than 90-million tonnes of high-grade thermal coal
Photo by Bloomberg
SIGNIFICANT RESOURCE The Mmamabula coal mine contains more than 90-million tonnes of high-grade thermal coal

Botswana mining conference yielding opportunities

By: Melissa Zisengwe     25th May 2018 Mining and engineering company Pan African Minerals says it attended the 2018 Mining Investment Botswana Conference, which was held in Gaborone from April 10 to 11, to create partnerships, networks and take advantage of the business matching prospects. The company’s attendance has already yielded... 

NKULULEKO MHLABA As a result of the 2018 Mining Investment Botswana conference we now also have three pending transactions in Botswana
NKULULEKO MHLABA As a result of the 2018 Mining Investment Botswana conference we now also have three pending transactions in Botswana
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