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Aveng CEO Sean Flanagan
Streamlined Aveng says core units are poised to grow as disposals taper
25th February 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Infrastructure and resources group Aveng, which is at the tail-end of a far-reaching restructuring exercise that has already resulted in disposals collectively valued at R1-billion, reports that... 

Exxaro stakeholder affairs executive head Mzila Mthenjane and Bell Equipment MD Duncan Mashika.
Exxaro, Bell partner up to enhance supplier development offering
7th February 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Empowered resources company Exxaro Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with equipment dealer Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (Bessa) to enhance the offering of its enterprise... 

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions
Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions
5th February 2020 By: Kim Cloete

High-tech and global engineering group Sandvik is helping greenfield mining projects in Africa to power ahead through automation and digitalisation aimed at making mining safer and more efficient... 

MRS can provide affordable seal conversion kits to upgrade seals or change the OEM equipment seal environment to improve seal life
Mechanical seal solution saves water at mine
31st January 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Pump solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) contributed to a Limpopo-based platinum mine’s water-saving initiative towards the end of 2019 by replacing the existing pump gland... 

Pumps supplier aims to grow footprint of ‘technical excellence’
31st January 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa is focused on expanding its footprint in Africa by growing its network of local facilities and distributor partners. “With a history of over... 

The boxcuts are near completion, with decline development progressing well
Khoemacau begins decline development
24th January 2020 By: Darren Parker

Development work is well under way at the Khoemacau copper and silver project in Botswana, with mining contractor Barminco beginning decline development for the new underground mine in Zone 5 this... 

Wescoal posts lower profit, comprehensive income and cash generation in six months to September
6th December 2019 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African coal miner Wescoal recently reported its performance for the first half of the 2019/2020 financial year (April-September). While, in comparison the previous six months, revenues... 

ANTON LOURENS As the 2020 deadline approaches, many late adopters are going to rush to be made compliant
Imminent surge in demand for PDS anticipated
29th November 2019 By: Darren Parker

Mine safety equipment supplier Booyco Electronics CEO Anton Lourens is anticipating a surge in demand for proximity detection systems (PDS) next year. In 2017, the Department of Mineral Resources,... 

Wescoal CEO Reg Demana
Wescoal confident it is on the road to recovery, despite 'disappointing' results
26th November 2019 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African coal miner Wescoal on Tuesday reported its performance for the first half of the 2019/20 financial year (April-September). While, in comparison the previous six months, revenues... 

United Mining Services aims for mining houses to save on capital costs and downtime when conducting maintenance on the shaft infrastructure
Shaft maintenance integral to operations
15th November 2019 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mining solutions provider United Mining Services (UMS) suggests placing significant emphasis on the operational maintenance of a mine shaft, as this can ultimately optimise the functionality of the... 

Shaft capping and sealing is undertaken to reinstate land to unrestricted use
Shaft capping prevents illegal mining, improves ground safety
15th November 2019 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Redundant mine shafts are becoming a growing risk for mining companies, owing to a sharp spike in illegal mining activities. 

Contractor says equipment provider critical to its success
8th November 2019

Engineering solutions provider Babcock’s transparency, combined with its range of leading construction equipment and its successful collaborations with customers, struck a chord with Lomeza Mining... 

The two software packages available from Construction Computer Software help keep track of all financial aspects on the project
Project management software enhances financial planning
1st November 2019 By: Halima Frost

Construction Computer Software’s Mining and Industrial (CCSMI) division MD Joe de Klerk notes that two CCS software packages can be used simultaneously throughout a mine’s project management phase... 

Despite legislation, emerging black-owned companies still struggle with access to larger mining projects, owing to a lack of resources, experience and support
Transformation in explosives sector yet to ignite
18th October 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Economic transformation in the mining, drilling and blasting industry remains slow and requires greater engagement from critical roleplayers, such as government, who should encourage the industry... 

Capital Drilling secures mining services contract at Côte d'Ivoire project
9th October 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Capital Drilling has entered into agreements to provide a full range of mining services at private gold mining and development company Allied Gold's Bonikro mine, in Côte... 


Dezzi will expand its product range with a new articulated dump truck and joint ventures with global original-equipment manufacturers
Local OEM’s overseas partnerships boost growth
27th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Bulk handling vehicles original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Desmond Equipment SA (Dezzi), is aiming to capitalise on, and boost years of consistent growth in the South African market by expanding... 

Investing in African Mining Indaba.
First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme
26th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The twenty-sixth Investing in African Mining Indaba – scheduled to take place in Cape Town from February 3 to 6 next year – will offer delegates new insight into issues facing Africa’s resources... 

100 YEARS OF PRODUCTION The Botswana coal mine is going to be operating for a long time
Botswana coal miner receives funding for production
20th September 2019

Botswana-listed coal miner Minergy announced last month that, despite extreme difficulty in accessing financial backing, it has successfully raised funding of P90-million from the Botswana... 

We hope to repeat the success of the Rietvlei project
Rietvlei targets steady state production
20th September 2019 By: Darren Parker

Junior coal miner Rietvlei Mining Company’s Mpumalanga-based Rietvlei colliery will achieve steady-state mining in the fourth quarter of this year. Investment holdings company Butsanani Energy CEO... 


As the new company would be the sole professional ore-processing facility in Senegal, Dynacor sees strong demand for its reputable and knowledgeable service
Gold miner to expand ore processing in Senegal
6th September 2019

Canadian gold production company Dynacor Gold Mines has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with mining equipment provider KN Equipments and wealth fund the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Senegal for... 

M&R CEO Henry Laas
M&R order book nears R60bn with another R10bn added since July
29th August 2019 By: Terence Creamer

Engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has added a further R10-billion to its order book, which stood at R46.8-billion at the end of July, and CEO Henry Laas believes the backlog... 

Aveng CEO Sean Flanagan
Aveng nets R520m from disposals, says noncore sales to be wrapped up in 2020
29th August 2019 By: Terence Creamer

Infrastructure and resources group Aveng reported on Thursday that it had secured R520-million from the sale of six noncore businesses, as well as other assets, and that the process of disposing... 

Capital Drilling delivers strong half-year results
22nd August 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

Aim-listed Capital Drilling on Thursday reported an 87.3% increase in earnings a share for the six months ended June 30 to $0.037, compared with the $0.02 reported for the six months to June 30,... 


Spectrem Air will keep the SPECTREM plus system in Africa for about two years, but will most likely return to Australia to meet the demand for airborne geophysics
Airborne tech allows for deep geological exploration in Australia
9th August 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Continuous development and improvement in airborne geophysics technology provider Spectrem Air’s geophysical survey technology makes the company’s SPECTREM plus system platform ideal for... 


With Lindian Resources now funded for the Gaoual drilling programme, the company is looking forward to drilling as soon as possible
Australian miner receives funding for Guinea bauxite drilling programme
9th August 2019

Australian mineral exploration company Lindian Resources has received binding commitments in a placement to investors to raise up to $1.3-million for the company’s inaugural drilling programme at... 


Geobank has been modified to suit Whitehaven’s work flow requirements, providing them with functionality designed for mining and exploration needs
Coal miner improves exploration capability with Geobank system
9th August 2019

Mining software solutions provider MICROMINE’s geological data management system, Geobank, has increased its presence in Australia’s coal mining sector by securing a contract with Australian coal... 

Broken Hill Prospecting has identified a number of targets as priorities for drilling to develop the company’s Murray Basin Heavy Mineral Sands portfolio
Exploration company seeks to develop heavy mineral sands portfolio
9th August 2019

Owing to strong prices for mineral sands, Australian exploration company Broken Hill Prospecting has been actively promoting and seeking partners to assist in the development of the company’s... 


Gold Road Resources' focus now turns to commissioning of the final components of the gold process plant, which is expected to be in the September quarter
Gruyere gold project delivers first gold pour
9th August 2019

Australian gold miner Gold Road Resources’ Gruyere gold project in the eastern Yilgran in Western Australia delivered its first gold pour from the carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit in the June quarter... 

Commission recommends Tribunal prohibit ATON’s takeover of M&R
Commission recommends Tribunal prohibit ATON’s takeover of M&R
19th July 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition of Murray & Roberts by ATON be prohibited. ATON, through Redpath South Africa, provides a range... 

The expected completion of Shaft 1 sinking at Platreef is July 2020
Project involvement increasing for contractor
19th July 2019 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mining contractor Moolmans is showcasing its shaft-sinking and access development capacities at the Platreef platinum project, in the North West, with Shaft 1 close to the planned shaft bottom, at... 

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Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


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Pepperl+Fuchs has been a pioneer in industrial sensor technology and explosion protection for over 70 years. The company offers a unique range of...

Immersive Technologies
Immersive Technologies

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