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Software company acQuire showcases expanded software solutions
9th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, software company acQuire Technology Solutions will be hosting a booth for the first time in a number of years, which the company says gives it “an... 


CSIR's Sibongile Ntsoelengoe
CSIR advances innovation strategy, projects
9th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In advancing its Innovation Strategy Roadmap, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is better able to formulate partnerships with strategic clients, which CSIR’s Future... 


MD Arjen de Bruin
OIM Consulting focusing on making supervisors more capable, competent
8th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

There is a major need in Southern Africa, and around the world, for more effective and efficient supervisors, says business management consultancy OIM Consulting, which is focused on making... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation first choice for mining companies, owing to strategic relationships
Murray & Roberts Cementation first choice for mining companies, owing to strategic relationships
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As a member of the Murray & Roberts group of companies, Murray & Roberts Cementation is a world class mining contractor based in Johannesburg and operating throughout Africa. The company has a... 


Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth
Building SA’s engineering base for growth
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Already leveraging the global economic recovery, Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth – while strengthening the industrial foundations of the South African economy. According to... 


MMP director Johan le Roux
Modernising SA’s mineral extraction sector through research development and innovation
6th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP), will again this year form part of the South African Pavilion at the “Investing in African Mining” Indaba exhibition, jointly with the  Department of Science and... 


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SRK Consulting focusing on clients' success, not just own growth
6th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With several African countries currently the source of key minerals, and potentially hosting other minerals, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting newly appointed MD Andrew van Zyl expects the... 


CEO Sereme Maphaka
Methano Group advances goal of becoming leading EPCM firm in Africa
6th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Multidisciplinary engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm Methano Group is in the late engagement stage with its strategic partners in setting up offices in Southern Africa... 


Kumi Consulting MD Andrew Britton
Kumi Consulting advancing plans to assist miners with increasing regulatory requirements
6th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Supply chains are coming under increasing focus, with sustainability consultancy Kumi Consulting highlighting the impact of growing regulation, particularly in Europe, which sees manufacturers and... 


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Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation
3rd February 2023

Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK... 


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New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies
3rd February 2023 By: Halima Frost

A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by... 


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WiMSA to exhibit at Mining Indaba
27th January 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Nonprofit organisation (NPO) Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) will exhibit alongside its UK-based counterpart, Women in Mining UK (WiMUK), at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to... 


SRK Consulting (SA) MD Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting SA appoints Andrew van Zyl MD
19th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Independent consulting practice multinational SRK Consulting has appointed Andrew van Zyl MD of SRK Consulting (SA), which is the South African arm of the global SRK network of consulting... 


A map depicting the Waterberg project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa
Preconstruction programme approved in principle
16th December 2022

In October New York Stock Exchange-listed mining house Platinum Group Metals (PTM) reported that the Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) Resources, in principle approved a R380-million pre-construction... 


BBE Consulting senior ventilation consultant Hannes Potgieter
Study shows mines can reduce energy costs by improving secondary ventilation systems
13th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A recent study conducted at a mine with close to 3 MW of underground auxiliary fan power determined that there were electrical inefficiencies of 25%, while the system also delivered 40% less... 


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Company builds centralised control room for mine
2nd December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron completed a 360° control room at a mine in the Northern Cape province this year. The control room is a showcase for the implementation of... 


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Supplier aids tunnel construction
2nd December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction materials supplier Peikko South Africa has partnered with a local construction company to develop an innovative ventilation tunnel design for a headgear structure in a mine located in... 


TELLING TIMES
The tailings roadmap released by global organization International Council on Mining and Metals aims to help significantly reduce taiings waste form mining and metals processing operations
Global organisation publishes tailings reduction roadmap
25th November 2022

Global CEO-led organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in September published its tailings reduction roadmap as part of a broader innovation initiative to develop solutions... 


A dry tailings dam which has been inspected by SRK Consulting
Tailings critical liability in mining – consultancy
25th November 2022

Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry, says engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting tailings... 


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Water stewardship key to sustaining mining sector
25th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mines must use water stewardship to improve water conservation and water saving, thereby enhancing perception of the industry in the twenty-first century, says innovative solutions developer Xylem... 


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New implements to complement tailings testing portfolio
25th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Civil and mining geotechnical service provider GeoGroup has received the first of three new geotechnical surveying implements, which the company has commissioned to complement its range of tailings... 


AI can help mining companies keep up with modern demands
23rd November 2022 By: Darren Parker

As legacy technologies fail to keep up with the growing demand for advanced mining activities for increased outputs and greater profits, management consulting company GlobalData believes artificial... 


ICMM welcomes two new association members
11th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Aluminum Association and the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) have joined the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) as new association members. The Aluminum Association... 


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BEKA Schréder’s Omnistar Midi, Vapourline, LEDBAY and LEDNOVA range (All pictured) are all suitable for zoned environments
Lighting vital in unsafe areas
11th November 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder provides the right lighting solutions by optimising the electrical, optical and mechanical design of luminaires using contemporary technology, while also... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


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Private sector investments key for JET
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

As keynote speaker at the 2022 Joburg Indaba – held at the Inanda Club, in Sandton, on October 5 and 6 – Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter highlighted the mining industry’s... 


A man in a hard hat at the exploration face looking at a rock
Lack of follow-through denting exploration
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Of the more than 1 000 prospecting rights granted in 2019 and 2020, virtually none  awarded to emerging mining companies progressed beyond the application and approval process, says mining... 


mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa social performance head Alex Khumalo
Trust must be gained in communities – Minerals Council
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

South African mining companies need to redouble engagement efforts and ultimately narrow the trust deficit that has for too long characterised most mine-community relations, says mining employers’... 


Minerals Council safety and sustainable development head Sizwe Phakathi
Plan of action devised to prevent further fatalities
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa held a special board meeting last month to devise a four-tiered plan of action aimed at preventing fatalities. The meeting was called in... 


SRK Global chairperson Alejo Sfriso
SRK Global appoints Alejo Sfriso chairperson
19th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Engineering consultancy SRK Global has appointed SRK Consulting Argentina practice leader Alejo Sfriso as chairperson, succeeding Mark Noppé, who is leaving to take up the position of director of... 


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