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CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe
CSIR working on multitude of new innovations for the mining industry, using world-class capabilities
9th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) mining cluster is working on a multitude of new technologies and is developing world class capabilities in various areas. In line with... 


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Implementation specialist sees competencies increase, improves productivity
9th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Having worked with more than 1500 supervisors, business management consultancy OIM Consulting has seen competencies increase from 19% to 56%, and role execution improving from 51% daily to 89%,... 


Akobo reaches agreement for gold processing plant delivery
9th May 2022 By: Darren Parker

Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has reached an agreement with South African engineering company Solo Resources for the delivery of a processing plant for gold... 


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World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future
5th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday. In his keynote... 


Indaba allows stakeholders to nail colours to the mast
22nd April 2022 By: Nadine James

The Investing in African Mining Indaba – hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 9 to 12 – allows companies and regulators to publicly state intentions, and drive... 


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Consultancy bolsters leadership team
22nd April 2022

Mining industry consultancy CSA Global – a subsidiary of multinational consultancy ERM Group – last month announced the appointment of Africa manager Sifiso Siwela, who joined its regional team... 


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Opportunity for Africa to fill commodity gap
22nd April 2022

Forecasts suggest that the global economy is facing a ‘commodity gap’ in the near future as the demand for battery minerals could outstrip supply. Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting... 


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President Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba 2022
20th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. The attendance of Ramaphosa, who will speak... 


Men standing around a core drilling machine which is taking geotechnical samples to be evaluated elsewhere, at the Mahenge Liandu project in Tanzania
Tanzanian project continues to develop
15th April 2022

Aim-quoted investment company Armadale Capital announced in February that it had made further progress in developing its mining lease at the Mahenge Liandu project in Tanzania, as part of ongoing... 


A group of men stood at a sign which says Peak Rare Earths at Ngualla rare earths project in Tanzanid
Investor announces sell down of equity position
15th April 2022

Investment adviser Appian in February announced a strategic sell-down of its equity position to global rare earths company Shenghe Resources. At the time, Appian noted it had substantially exited... 


Large steel tanks with a man on site at the Buckreef oxide mill expansion project
Oxide mill expansion successfully ramped up
15th April 2022

Gold producer Tanzanian Gold Corporation, referred to as TanGold, announced in February that the first phase of the oxide mill expansion of 360 t/d at the Buckreef Gold project is now fully... 


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Clients planning to close many renewable energy project deals this year – Nedbank CIB
11th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While Africa is blessed with great natural sun and wind resources, it has about 600-million people living without access to electricity, which is one of the biggest impediments to the continent’s... 


Firm looks to support mining entrants
8th April 2022

West Africa is now attracting attention for battery minerals mining with a renewed interest likely to draw in explorers and miners of various sizes and capabilities, says consulting engineers and... 


A wastewater treatment plant for a gold mine in Mali, with large blue water tanks and pipe reticulation for the gold mine that uses the water
Modular treatment plant ideal for African mines
8th April 2022

Water and wastewater treatment solutions provider WEC Projects, in conjunction with its partner, minerals processing equipment manufacturer Multotec, has designed and custom engineered a wastewater... 


The sun setting in Mali behind a large generator installation alongside tanks, storage and other structures that comprise a minerals processing plant
Power provider grows West Africa market share
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Power plant designer and manufacturer USP&E Global says the West Africa region currently contributes about 20% to 30% of its yearly revenue. “This figure should continue to grow, owing to an... 


Company introduces largest underground BEV truck
8th April 2022

Engineering company Sandvik in February announced that it is introducing the largest-capacity battery-electric truck for underground mining. With an unrivalled 65 t payload capacity, the Sandvik... 


Burkina Faso landscape with many small artisanal holes dug into the ground with artisinal miners milling around
Developer acquires Burkina Faso projects
8th April 2022

UK-based natural resource developer Red Rock Resources in January announced the acquisition of two prospective exploration projects by the Red Rock Group in the prolific Boromo and Banfora... 


A picture fo Prisma Training MD Jacques Farmer Looking out onto an Open cast mine wearing PPE
Training provider opening centre in Ghana
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining training provider Prisma Training Solutions is finalising its applications to open a formal training centre in Accra, Ghana together with a local partner. Prisma offers customised... 


Partnership formed for 3D printing trial
8th April 2022

Additive manufacturing of parts looks set to upend the supply of components globally. A small-scale trial of three-dimensional (3D) manufactured parts is helping mining technology company Sandvik... 


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Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm
5th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron... 


Arbitrator delivers mixed outcome in DRA, LMDC contract dispute
18th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and ASX-listed mining consultancy DRA Global has advised of a mixed outcome from an arbitration process between itself and Liqhobong Mining Development Company (LMDC) in disputes over a... 


Company faces import/export challenges
18th March 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mine ventilation and cooling specialists BBE Group tells Mining Weekly that the biggest challenge it currently faces in delivering projects is the global supply chain and logistics. “Delays on the... 


Battery tech can curb emissions
18th March 2022

Commercial vehicle electrification technology company Proterra and equipment manufacturer Komatsu, in the last quarter of 2021 announced a new collaboration to electrify next-generation underground... 


A yellow grader used for underground roads and pathways part of MacLean’s Mine-Mate utility vehicles range, this is teh GR5
Underground graders coming to Africa
18th March 2022

Underground equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering announced last month that the first-ever MacLean GR5 underground road grader has been shipped to Africa and that additional units have been... 


Two men in PPE in front of a mine's processing facility with a document which they are reading
More women entering underground mining
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining training provider Prisma Training Solutions has noted a marked increase in women being trained and employed in the mining sector. “At times, we have a class filled entirely with... 


The second-generation WebGen 200 range of wireless initiating systems form small to large, in orange, yellow and green
New blasting system improves safety
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Having developed, and now busy testing its second-generation WebGen™ 200 in Australia and Canada, mining and infrastructure solutions provider Orica says its trials have shown improved safety and... 


A photo of Mine Storage CEO Thomas Johansson stood in front of a lake and wooded area
Abandoned mines can be used for energy storage
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Sweden-based sustainable power transition enabler Mine Storage co-founder and CEO Thomas Johansson notes that the company’s concept of using abandoned underground mines – or those under care and... 


Mining offerings entrenched
18th March 2022

Professional services firm WSP in Africa provides mining houses across the continent with access to a full spectrum of “world-class” engineering, environmental sustainability advisory and... 


DRA Global starts search for new CEO after Naude resigns
11th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and JSE-listed consultancy DRA Global says its MD and CEO Andrew Naude has resigned and will step down once a hand-over process to interim CEO James Smith is finalised. Naude, who jointed... 


An image of five women miners standing underground at the Royal Bafokeng Platinum North shaft
Nominations for the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining open
8th March 2022 By: Nadine James

Industry organisation Women in Mining (WIM) UK on March 8 announced that the nominations for the fifth edition of its 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100) would open from 10:00 GMT.... 


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