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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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

UCV supplies a range of ratio-reducing valves, which reduce pressure in a ratio between upstream and downstream pressures
Improved valve design, helps mine save water
5th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Local valve supplier Ultra Control Valves (UCV) is manufacturing a valve based on the Valvtron Titan design and has incorporated improvements to make “one of the most abrasive-resistant valves... 

The RF pinch valve has a rubber sleeve with proprietary technology that includes a tube fold design
Support needed for black owned downstream players
5th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Black-owned businesses and industrialists in the local mining valves industry need better domestic coordination and support to protect them, while black industrialists who want to own and manage... 

The increased price of gold has detracted attention from the decrease in production figures
Gold sales are up, but production is declining
26th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

In its ‘2020 Facts and Figures’ pocketbook, published last month, Minerals Council South Africa notes that despite a total increase in gold sales of 2% South Africa’s gold production figures... 

Pan African Resources re-mines its tailing to decrease its environmental impact
Positive results after gold remains resilient
26th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

The worth and resilience of gold has been proven, yet again, with midtier gold producer Pan African Resources reporting very strong results for the financial year ended in June 30, 2020 (FY20), and... 

SAIMM will be co hosting this years World Gold 21 event in August
Global gold event taking place in SA
26th February 2021

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) has announced that, together with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Australasian Institute of Mining... 

The Zahabu Safi project intends to build on recent successes achieved by donor-funded initiatives to export responsibly-produced gold to jewellery buyers globally
Webinar highlights aims for artisanal gold project
26th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

Zahabu Safi project deputy chief of party Lazarre Potier highlighted the three key objectives of the project during a webinar held last month on ‘Exploring gold potential in the Democratic Republic... 

In the mining sector, we have already witnessed the application of digital twins, but this tool is still new with many lessons still to be learned
Digital tech advances project management
19th February 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Since the development and application of critical chain methods, no real new project management techniques have been developed, but information, digital and design technologies have accelerated.... 

Radiation Safety Working Group inspecting final product transport at the Husab Mine
Uranium industry awaits price increase
19th February 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Despite the prolonged period of low uranium prices, wrought by the Fukushima tsunami and the subsequent oversupply caused by the shutdowns of nuclear power plants, the Namibian uranium sector,... 

Concentrator plant at platinum mine under way
19th February 2021 By: Darren Parker

Engineering, design and project management company COENG is overseeing the engineering design, procurement and construction management of a three-million-tonne-a-year concentrator plan at platinum... 

The company assist several mining clients with water and waste management design for greenfield operations, as well as expansion plans for existing mines
Improved tailings disposal could reduce water use
19th February 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Namibia is a water-scarce country in most areas; therefore, minimising water consumption in ore processing is a focus area, especially for tailings disposal, which can account for over 50% of all... 

Lithium holds great potential for Africa's mineral sector and the global energy sector
‘Green’ trend an opportunity for mining
12th February 2021

Africa’s minerals sector should “seize the opportunities presented by the global transition towards green energy”, experts noted during a virtual webinar on the future of mining in Africa,... 

The Sustainable Underground Mining future mine project sums up the aspirations of the mining sector in regards to sustainable mining
Positive progress at ‘mine of the future’
12th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

Global automation company ABB says operators at the Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM) future mine project, have been able to make use of new remote technological systems implemented by the... 

As a conference that focuses on business networking, the Mining Indaba is certainly compromised by being limited to a virtual format
Technology presents opportunities for company, industry
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

While it will always be important for people in the mining sector to interact regularly in a forum where they seek new business opportunities, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that virtual events... 

The African mining sector will, similar to other regions, face uncertainty around supply and demand dynamics
Industry expected to shoulder heavy responsibility
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Much is expected of pioneer industries, such as mining, which often have to establish themselves and operate in environments that are less than ideal, lacking, for instance, in energy and transport... 

As the demand for copper increases, pressure is placed on the smelters and refineries to increase their production output
Company services Zambian smelters remotely, eyes expansion
19th January 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Local foundry company Thos Begbie opened a workshop in Solwezi, Zambia, in March last year to supply and service copper smelters in the region more efficiently; however, the impact of Covid-19 has... 

The capacity of classes for each course has been reduced, yet classes are offered more frequently
Pandemic heightens compliance awareness
15th January 2021 By: Halima Frost

KBC Health & Safety has identified positives that arose during the Covid-19 pandemic, including a heightened awareness of the need for up-to-date safety, health and environmental (SHE)... 

Being able to conduct health & safety e-audits on remote locations such as mines has gained popularity owing to the Covid-19 pandemic
Remote health and safety audits gaining traction
15th January 2021 By: Halima Frost

The unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has fast-tracked technologies and methodologies across all sectors, especially those pertaining to mining health and safety regulations and... 

The Grootegeluk mine has proven its mettle being Exxaro's most prominent mines
Proactive second half for coal giant
11th December 2020 By: Halima Frost

Diversified miner Exxaro, one of South Africa’s leading coal and coking coal producers, tells Mining Weekly that three of its five coal investment projects started production in the second half of... 

We aim to become the go-to engineering team to solve the challenges around transitional ores that many copper producing mining houses are currently facing
Company involved in plant construction for DRC mine
4th December 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local consulting firm Metallurgical Engineering Technology and Construction (METC) was approached in 2017 to provide detailed engineering and equipment supply for the Mutoshi copper mine, in the... 

Capturing and sustaining a competitive advantage will require embracing a shared value agenda
Procurement boosts local economy
27th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With low economic growth and high unemployment, South Africa’s economy is under intense pressure. Management consultancy Kearney’s research indicates that particularly mining and mining-related... 

The relationship between COENG and Amplats started about four years ago
Consulting engineers boost project portfolio
27th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed engineering, design and project management company COENG Consulting and Construction Engineers to provide ad hoc professional... 

Bulk air coolers reduce the working temperatures inside a mine, consequently enabling mineworkers to operate in better conditions and allowing for improved efficiencies
Bulk air coolers improving efficiencies and working conditions
20th November 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Thermal engineering solutions provider Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) recently supplied a field-erected bulk air cooler for a mine site in Burkina Faso, in addition, supplying the associated... 

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