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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... 


GOING WITH THE FLOW
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... 


RF PINCH VALVE
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... 


SHINY PROSPECTS
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... 


CURTAILING DAMAGES
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... 


GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
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... 


SETTING THE BAR
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... 


GIEL BEKKER
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.... 


SAFETY FIRST
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... 


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