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Creditor believes Optimum should have already emerged from business rescue
Creditor believes Optimum should have already emerged from business rescue
14th December 2022 By: Darren Parker

The head of the creditors committee for beleaguered Optimum Coal Mine (OCM), Jaco van der Westhuizen, has alleged that the strategic intent of the mine’s multiple business rescue practitioners... 


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Clough and M&R’s Australian holding company enter voluntary administration after termination of Webuild deal
5th December 2022 By: Terence Creamer

A proposed disposal by Murray & Roberts (M&R) of its Clough unit to Webuild was terminated on Monday and Clough and its subsidiaries placed into voluntary administration in Australia with immediate... 


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Culture carriers vital in construction
25th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Contractors operating in the mining sector –  a sector defined by teamwork, trust and transparent communication –  must organically establish a cogent foundation for partnership throughout the... 


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Tailings critical liability in mining – consultancy
25th November 2022

Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry, says engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting tailings... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


M&R CEO Henry Laas
M&R to sell Clough unit for R4bn amid cashflow pressures
8th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

In a surprise development, JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) announced on Tuesday that it will sell it entire shareholding in Clough Limited to Italian construction multinational Webuild for... 


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M&R Cementation appoints MD following incumbent's 2023 retirement
7th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has appointed Japie du Plessis MD designate, effective March 1, 2023, following the retirement of incumbent Mike Wells, who will... 


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Miners need to entice skills to market - King
13th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector would need to take an innovative approach to attracting and retaining skilled workers, federal Resources Minister Madeleine King said. Speaking at a Western Australian Chamber... 


Rukwa coal stockpiles
Edenville’s Rukwa project resumes operations
11th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Following the planned servicing and repairs on the main machinery and wash plant at coal miner Edenville Energy’s Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania, as well as the purchase of two additional trucks,... 


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Local supplier awarded conveyor distributorship
7th October 2022

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has announced that it was appointed a distributor of materials handling manufacturer Convir stockpiling equipment in Southern and Central Africa earlier... 


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Pilot Crushtec’s Pilot Modular range is an award-winning range of ready to use semi-mobile, skid mounted crushing, screening, washing and stockpiling equipment
Company has unique blend of crushing, screening equipment on offer
7th October 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Focusing solely on crushing and screening equipment, mining equipment provider Pilot Crushtec offers customers a unique blend of Finnish industrial company Metso Outotec’s and its own brand of... 


Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


M&R Cementation human resources director Tumi Smith
Murray & Roberts Cementation making progress with transformation
5th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation says it is making steady progress towards its goal of having a workforce that reflects the demographics of South Africa. “Transformation in the... 


Minerals Council South Africa’s Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell.
Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre
29th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa... 


Union presses for prosecution after miner fatality
16th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Mining and Energy Union has this week formally requested the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor pursue a prosecution against labour hire company Mastermyne over the death of coal miner at the... 


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New pump launched at expo
16th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Local manufacturer Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa, the South African division of global pumps manufacturer Goodwin International, officially launched its new submersible offering, the Goodwin... 


Aveng’s strong full-year performance positions it well for long-term growth
23rd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Aveng says improved revenues, gross margins and operating earnings, combined with strong cash generation, were underpinned by a stronger capital base in the financial year ended June 30.... 


Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 


Employing females could help address labour shortage - King
11th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has urged the resources industry to do more to encourage female employment in the sector, hosting a roundtable on jobs and skills in the sector. King... 


Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock.
Environmental, social and governance elevating to safety-equalling status, mining webinar hears
11th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The shift from linear to circular value chains has the potential to impact all aspects of mining and requires a rethink, Anglo American Platinum sustainable impact head Stephen Bullock has told a... 


A picture of two gentlemen with hard hats sat at a station with three screens in front of them displaying telemetry data and statistics
New telemetry product effective for mines
5th August 2022 By: Halima Frost

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric software leader Johan Potgieter says the company’s telemetry systems can be “highly effective” in mines’ water treatment and purification... 


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President Ramaphosa’s got it right, says ex-Eskom CEO on new energy plan
1st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Energy and Power CEO and former Eskom CEO Brian Dames concurs fully with the energy plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa. “I think he’s got it right,” was Dames's summing up... 


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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... 


Anglo American's nuGen truck.
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... 


Implats contractors comment on Numsa’s claims
23rd June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Three contractors appointed at Impala Platinum’s mines in Rustenburg, North West, have expressed their views on some of the claims made by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa),... 


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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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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... 


A photo of M&R Cementation's work at the New Clydesdale colliery
M&R's Mining platform achieves strong recovery, order book at pre-pandemic levels
8th June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Engineering and mining contracting firm Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) Mining platform says its order book has recovered to pre-pandemic levels. M&R Mining Platform CEO Mike da Costa adds that the... 


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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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