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Aveng says growth platform in place as it reports first positive earnings since 2014
31st August 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Infrastructure and contract mining group Aveng reported headline earnings of R751-million for the year to June 30, 2021, the company’s first positive headline earnings performance since June 2014.... 

A map of ore deposits in a x-ray type image Ontario Canada for MSA Group and Koan
Machine learning reaches mineral prospecting
27th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

The partnership between mining consulting services provider The MSA Group and Canadian mining software developer Koan Analytics has resulted in machine learning being available to minerals... 

Staff at SGS Group standing in front of a site being constructed at its better testing facility in Spijkenisse near the Port of Rotterdam
Testing facility expansion under way
27th August 2021

Swiss multinational metals and minerals trade commodities group SGS has seen a rising demand for testing services to meet client requirements and, to facilitate the needs of its clients, it... 

A large furnace being assembled and supplied to a platinum group metals client by Dickinson Group
Turnkey projects to improve clients’ capacities
20th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Vereeniging-based furnace and industrial services provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) is executing two substantial projects in the local platinum group metals (PGMs) sector to improve the... 

Partner deemed fundamental for operator training
13th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Australia-headquartered global mining simulation technology solutions provider Immersive Technologies has been deemed fundamental in assisting Portuguese mining and construction firm Mota-Engil to... 

Thiess wins major contract extension
12th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining contractor Thiess has been awarded a A$920-million extension by MACH Energy Australia to continue providing mining services at the Mount Pleasant coal operation, in the Hunter Valley. The... 

Remote sensing techniques help to ensure effective production during the important phases of construction
Remote sensing key for construction in mining
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Remote sensing techniques – the distanced procurement of information about objects or areas with indirect contact sensors – can improve the speed, accuracy and cost effectiveness of surveying for... 

By mobilising before the border closures and other Covid-19 restrictions were imposed by governments, the company was well prepared to complete the Moma project
Pandemic approach ensures future prospects
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Construction and mining service group Teichmann’s Covid-19 approach enabled it to not only create new opportunities in mining construction but also ensured work was completed on schedule.  

Construction at the manganese mine began in September 2020 with various civil infrastructure components
Portfolio growth spurs construction projects
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

The East Manganese mine construction project, in the Northern Cape, is part of investment company Menar’s strategy to diversify its mineral portfolio, says Menar head of projects Gerhard Cronje.  

Australia’s Thiess extends AECI contract by five years
6th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Explosives company AECI’s Australian subsidiary has been awarded a five-year contract extension by mining contractor and services provider Thiess for the supply of bulk emulsion explosives,... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President
5th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated... 

The new crawler excavators introduced to the HPE portfolio are suited to earthmoving applications
New excavator suited to local mines
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa says its new crawler excavator series is suited to earthmoving applications in South Africa’s mining and construction environments.  The R210 Smart Plus... 

Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'
Manufacturer invests in autonomy research
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

As part of a continuous effort to optimise payload and improve customers’ profit margins, while decreasing emissions and impact on the environment, South African earthmoving equipment provider Bell... 

Aveng CEO Sean Flanagan
Aveng sustains earnings recovery into second half
30th June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Infrastructure and contract mining group Aveng reports that its earnings recovery – initially reflected in December interim results that showed positive earnings for the first time since 2014 – is... 

With the company’s local operations, the year-on-year decrease in Q3 operating profit was owed to increased cost per ton of material, acquired for Goldplat’s low-grade circuit
Company announces recovery operations’ profit
25th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold miner Goldplat’s recovery operations achieved a combined operating profit of £4.2-million (compared with £1.053-million in March 2020) for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, as well as a... 

Ukwazi is able to help manganese mines optimise their processes and operations
Northern Cape manganese ready to be mined
18th June 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining engineer Jaco Mans tells Mining Weekly that South Africa has the capacity and capability to meet the increasing global demand for manganese. He... 

TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE OF MINING The Murray & Roberts Training Academy has upgraded its systems and made new additions to embrace Industry 4.0 mining technology
Academy’s upgrades embrace Industry 4.0 approach
7th May 2021 By: Darren Parker

Occupational technical skills and safety training facility Murray & Roberts Training Academy (MRTA) has invested in a series of additions and upgrades to further ensure that learners are better... 

MORRISON MASEKO The transition from openpit to underground demands a complete shift in mindset, as well as new skills
New training centre for diamond mine
7th May 2021 By: Darren Parker

Diamond mining company De Beers Group – majority owned by diversified mining major Anglo American – is constructing a new training facility at its Venetia Diamond Mine, in Limpopo, to facilitate... 

Being able to test machinery and technologies in the test mine offers more accurate testing conditions and results
Industry test mine piques interest
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

Of the initiatives and programmes implemented by the Mandela Mining Precinct, its industry test mine has garnered the most interest and positive sentiment from mining companies, universities and... 

The promotion of relevant skills in the mining equipment sector is fundamental to its sustainability
Local procurement crucial to economic recovery
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

Local procurement will be crucial if local companies are to benefit from the increased gold mining activity and the resultant increase in mine-related purchases, stresses industry body Mining... 

Some of the testing conducted by the Advanced Orebody Knowledge programme included handheld light-detection and ranging scanners from a range of suppliers
Programme showing promising results
23rd April 2021 By: Halima Frost

The Advanced Orebody Knowledge (AOK) programme – one of six research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct – has reported notable results across a range of tests being conducted using the... 

Ivanhoe Mines has begun its expansive 2021 exploration programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo
DRC exploration ongoing
16th April 2021

Global mining house Ivanhoe Mines co-chairpersons Robert Friedland and Yufeng “Miles” Sun announced in February that the company plans to commence an expansive 2021 exploration programme on its... 

Capital's West African expansion pays off as earnings rise
18th March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Capital posted basic earnings a share of$0.178 apiece for the year ended December 31, 2020 – a 130% increase on the basic earnings of $0.077 apiece reported in the prior year. The... 

The Zahabu Safi project intends to build on recent successes achieved by donor-funded initiatives to export responsibly-produced gold to jewellery buyers globally
Webinar highlights aims for artisanal gold project
26th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

Zahabu Safi project deputy chief of party Lazarre Potier highlighted the three key objectives of the project during a webinar held last month on ‘Exploring gold potential in the Democratic Republic... 

Aveng CEO Sean Flanagan
Aveng hopes to build on first positive earnings since 2014 as restructuring nears end
23rd February 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Infrastructure and contract mining group Aveng, which is at the tail-end of a far-reaching restructuring exercise that has been under way since 2017, has reported its first positive earnings since... 

Basil Read Mining aims to diversify beyond the commodities it currently works in, while expanding its geographical footprint
Contractor learns lockdown lessons
29th January 2021 By: Darren Parker

The main lesson learned over the past year is that, regardless of the challenges and new limitations brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, good relationships are key to keeping businesses... 

The Grootegeluk mine has proven its mettle being Exxaro's most prominent mines
Proactive second half for coal giant
11th December 2020 By: Halima Frost

Diversified miner Exxaro, one of South Africa’s leading coal and coking coal producers, tells Mining Weekly that three of its five coal investment projects started production in the second half of... 

Platinum Group Metals’ near-term objectives are to achieve the grant of a mining right for the palladium dominant Waterberg Project and complete construction
PGMs miner focused on Waterberg mine project
11th December 2020

As reported by Mining Weekly last month, platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Platinum Group Metals is focused on advancing the palladium dominant Waterberg project, located on the northern limb of... 

For the expansion of the Booysendal mine, Booysendal Platinum opted for a RopeCon system to tackle the challenge of transporting 909 t/h of platinum ore
Transport system linking mining areas now operational
11th December 2020

As part of an expansion programme at local platinum miner Booysendal Platinum’s Booysendal concession platinum project, multinational ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr Transport Technology has been... 

Aveng's shares rise on recapitalisation, restructuring progress
25th November 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Infrastructure and resources company Aveng's share price on the JSE rose by 50% on Wednesday, after it announced that it was making progress with its balance sheet restructuring and... 

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