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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... 


HANDS ON
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... 


KEEN SKILLS
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... 


LIGHTING THE WAY
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... 


EXPLORE MORE
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... 


SETTING THE BAR
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... 


BIG PLANS
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... 


GOOD LUCK 
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... 


R. MICHAEL JONES
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... 


IN TOTAL ORE
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... 


COOLER CONDITIONS
Bulk air coolers reduce the working temperatures inside a mine, consequently enabling mineworkers to operate in better conditions and allowing for improved efficiencies
Bulk air coolers improving efficiencies and working conditions
20th November 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Thermal engineering solutions provider Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) recently supplied a field-erected bulk air cooler for a mine site in Burkina Faso, in addition, supplying the associated... 


FOR THE LONG-HAUL
Being able to supply coal over the entirety of the plant's life is key for Sasol Mining
Study demonstrates longwall viability for Sasol
18th September 2020 By: Halima Frost

Despite the challenges wrought by lockdown restrictions, mining and engineering consulting firm Mindset Mining Consultants has successfully completed a comprehensive longwall mining feasibility... 


GIVING THE POWER BACK
The repower project in Ghana saw Cummins installing complete new power packs on the mine’s dewatering pumps
Strategic penetration of pumps market under way
11th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

Engine manufacturer Cummins is strategically targeting the dewatering pumps market in Africa and the Middle East using a two-pronged approach by working with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs)... 


NICO PIENAAR
The surface mining sector represents a large part of the overall mining community
Pandemic prevents further engagement on housing draft
28th August 2020

A call for further engagement with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) regarding the 2019 Draft Review of Housing and Living Conditions Standard has stalled as a result of the... 


M&R pursuing open-pit services acquisition as it seeks ‘step-change’ growth in mining
M&R pursuing open-pit services acquisition as it seeks ‘step-change’ growth in mining
27th August 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is considering acquisition targets in the open-pit mining services sector, where it is aiming to expand the presence of its mining... 


M&R retreats into a loss amid R622m Covid-19 hit
M&R retreats into a loss amid R622m Covid-19 hit
26th August 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) estimates that the Covid-19 pandemic had a R622-million negative impact on its results for the 2020 financial year, during which the... 


Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin.
Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge
20th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product... 


IN THE SPOTLIGHT 
Devastation left in the wake of a tailings dam burst owned by Vale and BHP Billiton in Mariana, Brazil
Sacred site destruction demonstrates industry's need to improve corporate citizenship
24th July 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Diversified miner Rio Tinto's destruction of a 46 000-year-old sacred Aboriginal site in the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara – which occurred in last month following a misunderstanding during the... 


COLLABORATION EXPECTATION
A more collaborative approach regarding the development of mining infrastructure is expected in future, as well as more involvement by the State
Positive mining developments halted by Covid-19
17th July 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, major mining companies indicated that, for the first time in many years, government and the mining industry were having meaningful dialogue that could realise positive... 


Basil Read Limited's business rescue progressing
22nd June 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The implementation of the business rescue plan of embattled construction company Basil Read Limited (BRL), a subsidiary of Basil Read Holdings, continues, even as its effect at a group level... 


Rented mobile equipment presents opportunities
12th June 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

With the resumption of activities in different economic sectors, such as the mining industry, local lubrication equipment supplier Industrial Fluid Solutions (IFS) CEO Gustav Fourie states that... 


SMOOTH OPERATOR 
Custom engineered Weba Chute Systems offer major advantages to mining operations
Chute design’s complexity necessitates credible supplier
29th May 2020

The prevailing perception that anyone can build a transfer chute, and that the construction is little more than platework, is one that has lured companies into thinking that chute manufacture... 


Moolmans remobilises after lockdown, but Aveng warns of liquidity risks
14th May 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Construction and engineering group Aveng reports that the group’s South African contract-mining subsidiary, Moolmans, has recommenced full operations at the majority of its opencast contracts,... 


MINING FOR THE FUTURE
Mining 4.0 is about integrating people with technology to allow for seamless cooperation
New blood key to Mining 4.0 transition
24th April 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Although driving youth participation and innovation in the mining industry is crucial, the advent of Industry 4.0 in the mining industry (Mining 4.0) often makes it challenging, as the youth... 


XRT TECHNOLOGY MARKET 
P2E realised that sensor-based sorting, as a toll-treatment option, has benefits over DMS technology
Sorting solution shows potential in metals sectors
17th April 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Ore-processing equipment supplier TOMRA Sorting Mining has provided X-ray transmission (XRT) sensor-based ore sorting technology for two local mining plant projects on the eastern limb of the... 


IT’S A HARD-ROCK LIFE
The development of a mechanised shaft sinking machine for hard-rock applications will add much value to the sector
Mechanised hard-rock shaft-sinking tech being developed
17th April 2020 By: Darren Parker

The development of a mechanised shaft-sinking solution for hard-rock applications through rock-boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling’s subsidiary, Master Sinking – a joint venture... 


HITTING ROCK BOTTOM The Jansen project was the first time globally that mining shafts have been sunk successfully using only mechanical excavation
Mechanised shaft-boring feasibility studies under way
17th April 2020 By: Darren Parker

Shaft sinking original-equipment manufacturer Herrenknecht is engaged in numerous feasibility studies with mining contractors in South Africa and other African countries, such as Zambia, for the... 


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