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Fortescue extends Thiess contract at Solomon Hub
4th July 2017 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals has awarded project house Thiess a A$650-million contract extension at the Solomon Hub, in Western Australia. The contract extension will involve Thiess continuing... 

Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose (right) with Martin Creamer
Mining Indaba offering new junior zone, boosting interface opportunities
4th July 2017 By: Martin Creamer

Strong new thrusts are planned for next year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is scheduled to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8, once again... 

There is a severe need for services to be delivered from a central and well-organised body to the opencast mining sector
Association applying changes to expand representation
23rd June 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Owing to it being approached by various other opencast mining and quarrying companies and bodies, private-sector producers’ association Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa... 

The first Bell Loader supplied to Flanders Quarry improved its productivity substantially because it was a bigger machine, quicker and more robust
Loaders drive down cost
23rd June 2017

An investment in three Bell wheel loaders to drive down the rand-per-ton cost of aggregate production, is paying off handsomely for the owners of Flanders Quarry, in Mount Edgecombe, Durban,... 

Overall, the construction materials sector remains relatively flat
Multidisciplinary mining company says market is challenging
23rd June 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

With the general depletion of natural sand reserves around South Africa, especially within large cities, multidisciplinary materials openpit mining company Afrimat has invested in sand producing... 

The installation of the Cavex hydrocyclone at CNC Crushers’ Stilfontein operation has resulted in increased production and reduced slimes to the tailings dam
Process-focused solution ups output
23rd June 2017

North West sand and aggregate supplier CNC Crushers raised throughput by 45% at its Roadstone Shaft 5 crushing plant while simultaneously cutting back on maintenance, after implementing a full... 

eXtract Group, enX provide further details of restructure
21st June 2017 By: Megan van Wyngaardt

As part of its restructure and recapitalisation, contract miner eXtract Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary MCC Contracts will remain indebted to enX Group for R250-million, with the remaining... 

Brierty suspends work at Rio's Western Turner Syncline
21st June 2017 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contract mining has been suspended at mining major Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 iron-ore project, in the Pilbara. Mining contractor Brierty said on Wednesday that the company had... 

Acid ponds and dams that have become silted have serious repercussions for a mining operation
JV contract secured to desilt acid ponds
16th June 2017

Industrial pump rental service provider Integrated Pump Rental, in a joint venture (JV) with supplier and service provider of equipment to mining and allied industries EC Mining, has secured a... 

Consolidation of efforts key to increasing youth  participation in mining
Consolidation of efforts key to increasing youth participation in mining
16th June 2017 By: Ilan Solomons

South Africa’s mining sector needs to consolidate its current youth development initiatives to ensure meaningful upliftment of the country’s youth, says Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa... 

Former Sentula director approaches Netherlands court in fraud case
2nd June 2017 By: Bloomberg

A former director of Sentula Mining is approaching a court in the Netherlands over R383-million ($30-million) in civil damages awarded against him in South Africa. Sentula won a civil suit against... 

Sentula said to identify assets to recover money after fraud
30th May 2017 By: Bloomberg

Sentula Mining has identified assets that could be sold to recover some of the R383-million ($30-million) in civil damages being sought from a former director, the first significant progress in the... 

SANTOSH GUNPATH Global, rather than local macroeconomics will be the driver for the outsourced mining services sector
Sector requires repositioning to realise future success
26th May 2017 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While outsourced mining services specific to the resources sector are adequate for now, the depressed commodity cycle in South Africa has masked the need for outsourcing to robustly position itself... 

Government's efforts to develop Botswana’s coal mining sector are also expected to yield steady progress
Govt continues to encourage investment beyond diamonds
26th May 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Botswana's mining industry will see steady value growth as government continues its efforts to diversify away from the diamond sector, encouraging foreign investment, particularly in coal projects,... 

TSM requires miners to continuously assess their mining practices and report them to the community
Botswana to adopt Canadian model of sustainability
26th May 2017

A Canadian model aimed at improving the sustainability of mining through environmental and community outreach practices is being introduced in Botswana, says mining networking platform African... 

Diamond recovery projects scheduled for Q3 completion
26th May 2017

Canadian diamond producer Lucara Diamond’s capital expenditure for 2017 is forecast at between $33-million and $35-million, and will largely fund the completion of its mega diamond recovery (MDR)... 

Etuba will market the full range of Takraf Africa’s mining, materials handling, dust control, comminution and Delkor solid/liquid separation equipment
Botswana agency to support installed base, new projects
26th May 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Key mining, materials handling and minerals processing equipment supplier Takraf Africa – part of the global Tenova Takraf group – has appointed engineering service agency Etuba Engineeringits... 

The first shipment of the red metal to markets is expected in 2019
‘Attractive’ copper project advances on back of $50m loan
26th May 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Copper miner Cupric Canyon Capital has secured $50-million to develop its Khoemacau underground mine in north-west Botswana and bring the copper-silver project into production. 

Mammoet is also capable of moving rock trucks and hydraulic shovels
Opencast mine equipment relocation method saves costs, time
12th May 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

By loading, transporting and offloading draglines for opencast mining clients in one piece, global engineered heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet is driving project feasibility by... 

Through the Redpath Mining and Stefanuti Stocks alliance, mining clients benefit from a single role-player taking responsibility for an entire project
Strategic mining alliance to clients’ benefit
21st April 2017

Mine shaft sinking and mining services company Redpath Mining South Africa has entered into an alliance with multidisciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks, joining their complementary... 

SIMON ANDREWS Mining companies have realised that it is no longer good enough just to have high-tech equipment in operation at their projects
Mine mechanisation and automation accelerating in South Africa and globally, says Sandvik
24th March 2017 By: Ilan Solomons

The mechanisation and automation of mines in South Africa and globally is accelerating, with ancillary support services, such as information technology (IT), information transfer and data analysis,... 

Goldcorp’s existing policies promote diversity in the work place
A catalyst for innovation, Goldcorp pushes the envelope on technological advances
11th March 2017 By: Henry Lazenby

Canadian gold major Goldcorp is acting as a catalyst to bring innovation into the mining industry, an industry traditionally loathe to adopt new technologies that could ultimately improve the... 

MAKING IT OFFICIAL ELB CE Dr Stephen Meijers and ENFI VP Wei Jiaming signing partnership agreement to formalise companies’ long standing working relationship
ELB, ENFI team up to advance joint interests in rest of Africa
3rd March 2017 By: Ilan Solomons

South African engineered solutions provider ELB Engineering Services and Chinese engineering company ENFI Engineering Corporation have signed a strategic partnership agreement to tackle mineral and... 

CEO Henry Laas
New-look M&R to transfer listing to Diversified Industrials board from Heavy Construction
20th February 2017 By: Terence Creamer

Murray & Roberts (M&R) has confirmed that its application to transfer its listing from the ‘Construction and Materials’ sector of the JSE to the ‘General Industrials’ sector has been approved and... 

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's 2017 convention will feature more than 400 exhibitors at the investors exchange and 500 at the trade show
Convention aims to bridge communication gap
17th February 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

As a continually evolving industry that operates globally, sometimes the biggest difficulty for the mining industry is getting the right people together in one place to discuss their challenges and... 

The Bisie tin project and surrounding development has breathed new life into the economic activity of the local communities of North Kivu
Bisie project to benefit from forecast tin shortfall
10th February 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

The Bisie tin project’s Mpama North prospect in North Kivu province in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most significant tin deposits in the world,... 

VENETIA MODEL What the Venetia underground diamond mine will look like when complete
African company one of biggest underground mining contractors
2nd February 2017 By: Martin Creamer

The predominantly Africa-based Murray & Roberts Cementation has served the mining industry for more than a century. Along with Cementation Canada, Cementation USA and RUC Cementation Australia, the... 

JSS executive director Gaurav Nair
JSS eyes R1bn capital raise to fund junior miners
27th January 2017 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSS Empowerment Mining Fund, a new empowerment fund aimed at filling a junior-mining niche funding gap, is targeting a capital raise of R1-billion in two windows this year to fund junior opencast... 

HIGH PROFILE EVENT Twenty-four African Ministers, 30 investor company speakers and 35 mining company speakers will be in attendance at the 2017 event
Indaba attendance expected to improve in line with investment climate
27th January 2017 By: Nadine James

The cyclical nature of mining continues to be reflected in the attendance figures of the yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is expected to attract greater numbers in 2017, indicating... 

Vedanta Zinc International CEO Deshnee Naidoo
Aveng wins Gamsberg zinc mining contract
6th December 2016 By: Martin Creamer

A contract to establish and mine the Gamsberg opencast zinc operation has been awarded to Aveng Moolmans by Black Mountain Mining, a Vedanta Zinc International operation. Vedanta acquired zinc... 

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