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Radical renewables, hydrogen ramp-up needed, coal energy transition day hears
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A radical ramp-up of renewable energy and green hydrogen capacity will be needed by 2040 to take South Africa towards a net-zero climate change commitment, the Coal & Energy Transition Day heard on... 


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World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum
27th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the... 


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Basing analysis solely on data can result in treasure being mistaken for trash
15th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Applying subject matter expertise to process data streams for accuracy is a necessary part of mining’s new digital age, according to SRK Consulting Global chief technology officer Mike Olsen.... 


ACTION NEEDED
Unless exploration increases very quickly, there will be a real lack of projects to replace the mines facing closure in the next decade
SA’s mining future rests on exploration turnaround
15th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The popular Junior Indaba, held in Johannesburg last month, highlighted once again that South Africa is losing ground on the exploration and junior mining front – with exploration being discouraged... 


THE SHOW MUST GO ON
WSP has continued to work for mining companies across Africa while adapting to the challenge of keeping water and waste facilities operational remotely amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Mine water, waste skills deficit amid green mining transition
15th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The global green mining transition, which is driving a significant increase in demand for effective water and waste management in the African mining market, has highlighted a skills shortage, says... 


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African diamond sector set for strong growth
17th June 2022

With China being Africa’s, and South Africa’s, most important trading partner, the Asian superpower’s expected economic slowdown in coming years is a cause for concern, unless these economies can... 


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Firm revamps pumps to support miners
17th June 2022

Revamping its distributorship base in recent years has given submersible pump specialist Integrated Pump Technology a solid foundation to support customers around sub-Saharan Africa. A key focus... 


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Pandemic revives diamond industry
17th June 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

The Covid-19 pandemic was a blessing in disguise for the diamond industry, as supply constraints caused by the knock-on effects of the restrictions resulted in increased prices, after sustained... 


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ESG provides profitable returns from smart capital allocation – analyst
15th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) frameworks not only help businesses and the communities in which they operate but can also generate positive returns as mining companies reduce operating... 


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Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds
8th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Like all other key industries, mining is having to advance along a net-zero path as part of the global decarbonisation drive. Gone are the days when innovation and financial improvement can be sold... 


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Circular economy prompting steel, oil, carbon recovery from end-of-life mine truck tyres
6th June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Highest and best use of ultra-large end-of-life mine truck tyres is being brought about by a change to the model in which resources are mined, made into products, and then become waste. Just one of... 


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Clients’ lack of technical knowledge hampering consulting engineers
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

While the relationship between the consulting engineering industry and the South African mining industry is growing in a general sense, consulting engineers, nevertheless, face challenges in... 


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Botswana mining sector on the rebound
27th May 2022 By: Halima Frost

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... 


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Mining industry sees positive developments
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

There have been positive developments in the mining sector regarding health and safety standards, particularly with the establishment of the global industry standard on tailings management (GISTM),... 


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Mixed reviews for BIM
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

While consulting engineers are leading the building information modelling (BIM) drive, with designs and analyses being completely BIM-orientated, the technology has had mixed success for the mining... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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Local miners urged to adopt renewables
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Considering the global emphasis on a just energy transition, South African mining houses are assessing their options for the adoption of renewable energy through either their own build programmes... 


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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... 


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Miners relying more on consulting engineers
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

As demands on the mining sector become increasingly onerous and complex, mines’ reliance on consulting engineers has grown, particularly in terms of health and safety, as well as environment,... 


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Technology a beneficial partner for consulting engineers
27th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Consulting engineers have tended to welcome technology, owing to its multiple benefits, including the gathering and analysing of large amounts of data, which can inform responses to industry... 


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Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years, world webinar hears
26th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years if need be, giving it the potential to become a universal energy carrier in the same way as oil is now but without the... 


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Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead
25th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The proof-of-concept of the platinum group metals-boosted advanced alkaline electrolyser – the AAE ­– has been successfully completed by Hydrox Holdings of Randburg in a pioneering achievement that... 


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Cobalt development an exciting prospect
20th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

While copper is still the main commodity driving reagent demand in Zambia, mining reagent manufacturer and supplier Axis House MD Justine Stubbs is also excited by the prospects presented by the... 


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OEM supporting sustainable Zambian mining
20th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

As Zambian mines move to adopt more sustainable mining practices, the reduction of energy use, water consumption and carbon emissions – as per global mining trends – is a significant priority, says... 


Takeovers Panel makes final orders relating to DRA Global
16th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Australian government’s Takeovers Panel has made final orders in relation to an application dated March 21 by Haydn Von Maltitz in relation to the affairs of JSE- and ASX-listed DRA Global. On... 


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Webinars provide free practical knowledge for engineers
13th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

There is a growing need to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the minerals processing sector, with metallurgical engineering graduates quickly realising their lack of practical... 


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Milestone ‘brings together all the pieces’ for video surveillance
10th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Bringing together all the puzzle pieces for video surveillance, together with a “perfect combination” to create a solution that keeps people and property safe, software company Milestone Systems’... 


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Mandela Mining Precinct focusing on rebuilding mineral extraction industry - director
9th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) focuses on, among others, facilitating the rebuilding of the mineral extraction industry, as well as research, development, and innovation (RDI) within South... 


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