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Cementation Americas awarded mine construction project in Latin America
15th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Cementation Americas, a member of the Murray & Roberts Group, has been awarded a mine construction project with a major mining house in Latin America. The multiyear underground mine development and... 


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Coordinated approach key to success
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In its endeavours to add projects to its portfolio, diversified mining services group Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC Group) focuses on pursuing gold and platinum opportunities. Owing... 


EFFICIENCY BOOST The Xcentric ripper is a hydraulic attachment on an excavator that employs percussion to break or rip through hard material at a rate that is 80% more effective than a standard vibration-activated attachment or hydraulic hammer
Percussion excavation as blasting alternative
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Opencast mining, bulk materials handling, and drilling and blasting service provider Zizwe Opencast Mining’s fleet of hydraulic ripper excavator attachments from systems developer Xcentric enables... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane being interviewed by Mining Weekly.
Mining needs one-stop regulatory environment to boost growth – Minerals Council
27th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining needs what is often referred to as a one-stop shop to ensure that an applicant is not sent from one department to the other but goes to one place where the application is... 


Barrick Gold chairperson John Thornton
Business model of Western mining industry needs new power, London Indaba highlights
25th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New power is needed by the Western mining industry, which is still functioning on a trailing old power business model. This was highlighted at Tuesday’s London Indaba, where a spotlight was shone... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


Capital reveals 19% emissions reduction in inaugural sustainability report
28th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed mining services company Capital has published its inaugural Sustainability Report for the year ended December 31, 2023, wherein it is revealed that the group managed to reduce its... 


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Operations resume at coal mine
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal has resumed production at its Masama coal mine, in the Mmamabula West coalfield of southern Botswana, after successfully entering a mining contract with... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


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Hosted learnerships allow for collaborative skills development
10th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hosted learnerships play a crucial role in addressing the skills gap in the mining sector, particularly in areas with high unemployment rates, by upskilling local talent, providing additional... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


TRANSFER CHUTE INSTALLATION
Though transfer chutes may not be directly involved in the shaft sinking stage of development of a mine, they can used later during materials handling within the mine
Company improves efficiency, safety in underground operations
29th March 2024

There is a growing acknowledgement over the past few years that transfer points and chutes significantly influence overall process plant performance, says engineering company Weba Chute Systems,... 


INTELLIGENT DRILLING
The Sandvik DD422iE drill offers intelligent and electric fully automated, top hammer longhole drilling performance
Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The adoption of intelligent drilling technologies represents a critical step towards more efficient, safe and sustainable underground mining operations, though eco-efficient rock processing... 


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Capital achieves fourth consecutive year of strong growth
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Capital CE Peter Stokes says the company is excited for the year ahead after "another great year" in 2023, in which it achieved growth for the fourth consecutive year,... 


Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas
M&R weighing capital-light re-entry into Australian mining market
7th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) says it still intends to regain a foothold in the Australian mining market, which it lost when RUC’s Australian holding company entered voluntary administration in... 


3 workers or engineers in PPE on a construction or mining site
M&R gets back on track with narrowed losses, lower debt
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has reported a significant year-on-year reduction in its attributable loss for the six months ended December 31, 2023, signalling a positive turn in its financial... 


Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


Incoming Aveng CEO Scott Cummins
No immediate plan to list Aveng in Australia, but future listing likely amid change in reporting currency to Aussie dollar
20th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed Aveng, which recently relocated is management epicentre to Australia and changed its reporting currency from South African rands to Australian dollars, has no immediate intention of... 


A three story high reactor manufactured by Viva Engineering with people in PPE under it to show scale
Complex SA-DRC reactor project recognised
16th February 2024

The fabrication, in South Africa, of six large reactors for the Azmet Reactor project, being undertaken at a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is a “massive achievement” after it was... 


 A young boy miner stood in front of an openpit artisanal mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Human rights a key issue
16th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Modern slavery risk mitigation data and research company Evidencity says although poor governance is an endemic issue in the mining sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the protection... 


M&R Cementation's mock-up mine
M&R Cementation unveils mock-up underground mine training facility
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has unveiled its new mechanised mining mock-up facility, which serves to provide equipment operators and supervisors with a more realistic... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation techniques, tech advance positive disruption
Murray & Roberts Cementation techniques, tech advance positive disruption
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation is integrating innovative techniques and technologies to drive positive disruption in the African mining sector. Murry & Roberts Cementation... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


a Gloved hand holding a chunk of raw platinum ore
PGMs, hydrogen think tank hosted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

A discussion on platinum group metal (PGM) miners and the role of these resources in hydrogen technology will be presented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape... 


Capital positive about growth prospects in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed mining services company Capital continues to see strong demand across each of its business divisions, with the group expecting to report total revenue of $318-million for the year... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


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