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Drone technology use on the rise in the wake of Covid-19
24th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

There has been a considerable increase in the use of drone technology across various scenarios in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, with drones proving to be “of immense assistance”, says... 


MANAGING MANGANESE
Ukwazi is able to help manganese mines optimise their processes and operations
Northern Cape manganese ready to be mined
18th June 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining engineer Jaco Mans tells Mining Weekly that South Africa has the capacity and capability to meet the increasing global demand for manganese. He... 


DES MOSSOP 
SRK is able to apply a range of its mining-related disciplines in mining projects
Water is key factor in responsible mining
4th June 2021

The impact of the recent Cyclone Eloise has shown that mines in Mozambique face extreme challenges related to water, which can only be addressed through early planning and continuous management,... 


COBUS FRASER
The need and propensity to do things differently, coupled with higher commodity prices and positive market sentiment, enables juniors to approach the market with more confidence
Good future prospects for juniors
21st May 2021 By: Anna Moross

Junior mining companies face many challenges, but new technological developments and a strong recovery in most commodity prices could boost the sector going forward, says mining and minerals... 


WARREN BEECH
South Africa’s junior mining sector is growing, and can contribute even more to the country’s growth, development and transformation, with appropriate support
Potential hampered by regulatory hurdles
21st May 2021 By: Anna Moross

The junior mining sector’s potential growth and development is being hampered by the onerous requirements of South Africa’s mining and mineral laws that make it difficult for juniors to apply for... 


Nikita Lalla Legal services are costly but save money in the long term
Legal services worth the investment
14th May 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Legal services are often regarded as a grudge purchase; however, it ensures that consulting engineers and mining houses save money in the long term. “When consulting engineers are preparing bids... 


Pieter Scholtz 
Improved technology takes employees out of dangerous situations
Balancing technology advancements can help industry thrive
14th May 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Stakeholders need to balance the multiple impacts of technological advancements in the mining industry to enable the industry and its employees to thrive, says engineering consulting company Zutari... 


EUAN MASSEY 
Specialised attorneys can save time and money
Specialised attorneys fill gaps engineers cannot
14th May 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineers have valuable technical understanding but often lack the legal expertise to ensure that their intentions are well articulated and that the contract is balanced. The resulting... 


Collaboration among industry associations must increase
14th May 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

There is a need for increased collaboration between consulting engineering industry associations and Minerals Council South Africa, says Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell.... 


Takalani Mbedzi
Coeng aims to become a reputable engineering, procurement and construction management service provider
Coeng appoints first COO
14th May 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Multidisciplinary engineering, procurement and construction management company Coeng has appointed Takalani Mbedzi as its COO. Mbedzi is the company’s first COO, having joined the company to assist... 


Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting is facilitating input of AFrican and Asian stakeholder
EU project focuses on responsible sourcing
14th May 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Technical consulting engineers and science expertise provider SRK Consulting has extensive experience and a long working history in the mining sector, and is using its expertise to assist the... 


FARTHER-TEST
Being able to test from a distance or remotely has become a reality during Covid-19
Pumps acceptance testing achieved remotely
7th May 2021

Local pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has launched an innovative online acceptance test procedure that no longer requires customers or their engineering teams to be present when acceptance... 


CARRY-ION
Being able to save water on a month to month basis is now possible subsequent an upgrade on a mines water treatment plant
Substantial water savings add up
7th May 2021

Solid liquid separation specialists Watercare Mining, in a case study published last month, highlighted cost savings of about R760 000 a month, following its upgrade of a mine’s water treatment... 


SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM The successful implementation of Watercare Mining's systems locally has led to the move to mines internationally
Local clarification, dewatering system going global
7th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Water treatment specialist Watercare Mining tells Mining Weekly that it is in talks with mining houses in Australia, Canada, India and Europe to incorporate  the Watercare Integrated High-Rate... 


FILTRATION FIRST
The new range of filtration solutions from Metso Outotec are smart and sustainable
New mining filtration solutions launched
7th May 2021

Minerals and metals processing technology company Metso Outotec announced last month that it would be launching a comprehensive range of smart and sustainable filtration solutions to meet the needs... 


WATER WOES
The water treatment plant supplied by Clean TeQ Water will assist the Mongolian cola mine with its wastewater
Plant destined for coal mine
7th May 2021

Water solutions provider Clean TeQ Water, in March, announced that it had been awarded a contract to design, procure, deliver and install a BIONEX water treatment plant at a coal mine in inner... 


HANDS ON
Being able to test machinery and technologies in the test mine offers more accurate testing conditions and results
Industry test mine piques interest
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

Of the initiatives and programmes implemented by the Mandela Mining Precinct, its industry test mine has garnered the most interest and positive sentiment from mining companies, universities and... 


JEAN-JACQUES VERHAEGHE 
RTIMS focus for 2021 is primarily on the implementation of baseline Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies for mining
4IR technologies key focus for precinct, council
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

Mandela Mining Precinct Real-Time Information Management Systems (RTIMS) programme manager Jean-Jacques Verhaeghe tells Mining Weekly that its focus for 2021 is primarily on the implementation of... 


KEEN SKILLS
The promotion of relevant skills in the mining equipment sector is fundamental to its sustainability
Local procurement crucial to economic recovery
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

Local procurement will be crucial if local companies are to benefit from the increased gold mining activity and the resultant increase in mine-related purchases, stresses industry body Mining... 


LIGHTING THE WAY
Some of the testing conducted by the Advanced Orebody Knowledge programme included handheld light-detection and ranging scanners from a range of suppliers
Programme showing promising results
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

The Advanced Orebody Knowledge (AOK) programme – one of six research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct – has reported notable results across a range of tests being conducted using the... 


SRK Consulting incoming CEO Tim McGurk
SRK appoints new CEO
21st April 2021 By: Donna Slater

Following its mid-April global executive meeting, independent consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed Tim McGurk group CEO. He succeeds Andy Barrett who has served the company for 16 years and... 


CHAIN OF EVENTS
The effective implementation of transparent blockchain payments have secured the supplychain from the moment a mineral is mined to the point of being used in technology in the DRC
World-first mineral export under financial transparency
16th April 2021

Global blockchain platform Minexx has exported minerals with full financial transparency from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by processing $250 000 of blockchain certified payments. This... 


EXPLORE MORE
Ivanhoe Mines has begun its expansive 2021 exploration programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo
DRC exploration ongoing
16th April 2021

Global mining house Ivanhoe Mines co-chairpersons Robert Friedland and Yufeng “Miles” Sun announced in February that the company plans to commence an expansive 2021 exploration programme on its... 


ROUND TWO
The successful ramp up of the Gamsberg mine and its processing plant has been reported
Gamsberg ramp-up exceeds expectations
16th April 2021 By: Halima Frost

Diversified miner Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) says its Gamsberg mine and processing plant have successfully ramped up to full production, with the plant currently exceeding its projected... 


REMARKABLE RECOVERY
The new polymetallic range of collectors offer greater recover y rates of base metals
New collectors released
16th April 2021 By: Halima Frost

South African chemical company Axis House has developed and released a new polymetallic range of collectors  – PolyQ – to be used in the floatation process to recover base metals from polymetallic... 


Company’s project pipeline healthy despite Covid
9th April 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Despite Covid-19 presenting several challenges, mining advisory company Ukwazi has provided services for various mining projects over the past year. “We have completed projects at coal, platinum... 


EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES 
SRK Ghana is at the phase where young engineers will be drawn into multidisciplinary projects
Industry changes support trend towards sustainable mining
2nd April 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

There have been several changes globally as well as in West Africa’s mining industry, with the industry steadily embracing a more sustainable approach to mining, highlights SRK associate partner... 


TEAMWORK 
A mine’s supply chain can be a powerful aspect of achieving shared value and community resilience through local procurement, supplier development and enterprise support
Pandemic highlights new supply chain priorities
12th March 2021

Despite the severe disruption of the global movement of goods during the early stages of Covid-19, most countries and companies were able to introduce mechanisms to allow for activity to resume,... 


Fasken panel that discussed hydrogen.
Mines anywhere, everywhere can go green – Hydrogen Optimized
8th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Owing to the ubiquity of the world’s sun and the wind, all mines have the opportunity to generate their own green electricity no matter where they are located in the world, Hydrogen Optimized CEO... 


EXTENSVE SUPPLY
Through BMG’s broad branch and distributor network, industry has easy access to a comprehensive portfolio of locally manufactured and imported valves
Specialised valves business established
5th March 2021

Consumable products distributor Engineering Solutions Group (ESG), which is part of Invicta Holdings, has established a new company – Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) – that specialises in the design... 


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