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Three slurry dams next to each other at the Zululand Anthracite Colliery owned by Menar that shows an embankment and berm which were constructed hours after a wall failure
Filter press installation nearing completion
4th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Local anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) is installing a filter press at its coal washing plant, in Emakhalathini, KwaZulu-Natal. The filter press will remove slurry from the... 


A pile of kimberlite stones which are the general ore from which diamonds are mined
Kimberlite research could help reverse emissions
4th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Global diamond corporation Alrosa Group is working with Russia’s leading research centres to study the carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption capabilities of kimberlite to determine whether it could... 


SRK Consulting principal civil engineer in mine closure Justin Walls in portrait image
Designs evolving to meet new outcomes
4th March 2022

Owing to the latest tailings dam standards demanding a longer-term view of design, construction and closure outcomes, a growing interest in design philosophies that incorporate shapes and processes... 


A large solar plant at the Evander mine, which should be extended even further, subject to regulatory approval
Solar plant to be commissioned by May
4th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

The first photovoltaic (PV) solar plant to be completed and commissioned by a mining company in South Africa is on track to produce 100% steady-state power generation by May, says midtier gold... 


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Namibian chamber positive about 2022
25th February 2022 By: Anna Moross

While the Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Namibia’s economy, industry organisation the Chamber of Mines of Namibia believes that the mining sector is well positioned to support the... 


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No one-size-fits-all for mine decarbonisation – engineering firm
18th February 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mining operations are energy intensive, with energy representing one of the sector’s biggest operational costs. Fossil fuels remain the primary feedstock, which leaves miners exposed to volatile... 


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Directors face potential liability for climate change risks – Webber Wentzel
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Directors face potential liability if they fail to carry out their fiduciary duties to curb climate change risks and do not make complete disclosures about climate-related risks, Webber Wentzel... 


Ukwazi offers preliminary perspective on the Just Transition
28th January 2022

State-owned power utility Eskom and the coal industry are at the core of the 'Just Transition', says mining services provider Ukwazi Mining director Spencer Eckstein. "[About] 75% of our... 


SRK Consulting Congo Dominique Sambwa
Dominique Sambwa appointed as SRK DRC chairperson
21st January 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and mineral exploration consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed geological consultant Dominique Sambwa as chairperson of SRK Consulting Congo, based in Lubumbashi, in the Democratic... 


A mine cart with gold ore mined by Theta Gold
Projects still on track to meet payback target
10th December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Despite facing challenges, such as the drawn-out licensing approval process in South Africa, ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines estimates that a payback target of 13 months for its Theta Gold Mines... 


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As global steel industry mulls sustainable solutions, SA urged to ‘green’ iron-ore
10th December 2021 By: Nadine James

Producing ‘green steel’ in South Africa might be a distant dream, but exporting ‘green iron-ore’ is achievable in the medium term, says Afriforesight materials engineer and project innovation... 


A mine vehicle in the forefront of ZZambian mine with openpit in the background
Fibre solution aids communication
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Multinational network operator Paratus Zambia is rolling out its fibre and microwave links to cover the Copperbelt mining area and is extending coverage to the border with the Democratic Republic... 


Chrysocolla and malachite exposures on a rock face in Zambia both are copper ores
African Copperbelt a good mining destination – consultants
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

The Central Africa Copperbelt is the obvious choice for miners looking to expand their copper portfolios, with the region being known for “world-class” deposits, says mining consultants The MSA... 


A man welding a steel mes screen used in the copper mines as a support underground, at the Afrope manufacturing plant in Zambia
Company boasts substantial supply increase
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

The  average monthly turnover and tonnage throughput of Zambia-based steel product supplier Afrope Zambia has increased sixfold since its acquisition by South African logistics and trading company... 


A large yellow mining machine with EV capability used to load ore onto Unitrans road trains
Transport group eyes Copperbelt
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist logistics group Unitrans Africa plans to use its copper handling success, in Botswana, as a launchpad to enter into mining operations in the Copperbelt of Zambia and the Democratic... 


Free software creates safer mine ventilation
19th November 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With specialist mine ventilation simulation software VUMA-network available at no cost, mining companies, particularly junior miners, can enjoy the benefits of this simulation technology. This is... 


The Comtest 28II Ex range of intrinsically safe testing equipment
Intrinsic testing tools a necessity – manufacturer
19th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Using intrinsically safe testing tools in the mining and industrial sectors is of the “utmost importance” amid the explosive gases, vapours and dust in those industries, says testing and... 


Workers in PPE using a Hilti cutting blade to cut out the brattice in a shaft of a gold mine
Solution offered for shaft cooling
19th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Mining engineering turnkey solutions provider United Mining Services (UMS) Group has successfully completed the delivery of a fast, innovative solution for gold miner Harmony Gold’s Target 1 mine,... 


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Consulting engineers influential in mining success
12th November 2021 By: Anna Moross

Consulting engineers play an important role throughout the mining process, from the exploration phase to the construction and operation of the mine, says Consulting Engineers South Africa CEO... 


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Renewable power a viable option for mining operations
12th November 2021 By: Anna Moross

Integrating renewable power after construction in mining operations aims to enhance efficiency and decrease costs while minimising environmental effect, says consulting engineers Zutari technical... 


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Challenges in mining exploration in the DRC
12th November 2021 By: Anna Moross

Determining resources and reserves in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), although known for its significant mining potential and “world-class” deposits in various commodities, has its... 


Six different photos of shafts and tunnels in a mine where BBE have installed the Vuma-network sensors and technology for ventilation
New tech calculates ventilation recovery
12th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration, and cooling engineering consultants BBE Group, in August released the 2021 version of its flagship Vuma-network, free of charge, to the mining sector and other... 


A sunset picture of a mine with yellow machines in operation, with a laptop, plans and cell phone in, while there is a green belt of natural vegetation in the background
Care, maintenance must be communicated correctly
12th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Environmental consulting company Environmental Assurance (Envass) director Emile van Druten says it is “absolutely imperative” for a mine to correctly communicate its care-and-maintenance plan to... 


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MSA Group, partner see growth potential in Egypt’s growing mining industry
8th November 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The 82 exploration permits issued by Egypt to 11 junior and major mining and exploration companies, along with the country's underexplored, but promising, mineral resources and its location, bode... 


A large yellow mine load dump haul truck entering a mine being directed by a miner at the Russian diamond producer Alrosa operations
Diamond producer reaps rewards of modernisation
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

v Russia-based diamond miner Alrosa’s significant investment in modernising and automating its manufacturing processes is aimed at improving operational performance and decreasing costs. 


A yellow blasting mechanism linked to a cell phone being held in a hand, used to incorporate new technologies when blasting at mines
Explosives company achieves world-class rating
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME, a member of diversified chemicals group Omnia, tells Mining Weekly it has achieved a record-low recordable case rate of 0.05% in the blasting... 


A cell phone and a deep groove ball bearing cross section highlighting Siemens SIDRIVE IQ application
Company showcases tech innovations on new forum
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Industrial equipment multinational Siemens launched its inaugural Smart Mining Forum as an online event from August 3 to 5. The event highlighted Siemens’ technical expertise and showcased real... 


A Kito 1 t electric chain hoist, an orange hoist on rail a rail, supplied to a mill in North West province by Becker Mining South Africa,
Hoists ordered for mine operation, maintenance
1st October 2021

Mining systems solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa’s distributor in Rustenburg, Tech-North Rustenburg, has secured an order for 26 Kito electric and manual chain hoists and accessories,... 


An image of host and master of ceremonies Bernard Swanepoel at a podium hosting a pre-Covid-19 Joburg Indaba, and engaging with delegates
Strong attendance expected for Indaba
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Although the Joburg Indaba mining conference will be hosted virtually for the second year running, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the global responsibility to limit face-to-face interactions,... 


An image of a large blue high pressure valve used in tailings pipelines strung from a hoist
New valve manufactured for tailings pipelines
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Although South African company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has only soft launched its new slurry knife gate high-pressure valve, the SKG-HP, it has been well received by clients. The clients intend... 


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