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The processing capacity of WCP B has been increased by 20%
Plant expansions, investment drive mine growth
19th July 2019 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mozambique-focused titanium minerals producer Kenmare Resources plc has invested in three internal growth projects for its Moma mine, the world’s largest titanium minerals deposit, in order to... 


Owing to friction, tightening a bolt with traditional torque methods can be difficult for the operator to achieve the correct bolt elongation
Bolting solutions include tensioning tools for mining applications
19th July 2019

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include hydraulic equipment supplier Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously,... 


With a net power rating of 74 kW, the loader shows product enhancements that contribute to high productivity, versatility, operator convenience and safety, and serviceability
New wheel loader ensures flexible features
19th July 2019

Construction equipment provider Caterpillar’s new 920K Compact Wheel Loader’s new features allow operators to tailor machine performance to individual preferences for added operating efficiency,... 

The Doosan DX300LCA hydraulic excavator machines have advanced features for high productivity, improved operator comfort, enhanced safety and minimal maintenance requirements
Hydraulic telematics, tracking tech optimises equipment, jobsites
19th July 2019

Construction equipment supplier Doosan South Africa’s new advanced telematics and tracking technology, referred to as Doosan Connect, is designed to make equipment and jobsites more efficient,... 

Concerns remain around ‘much improved’ 2019 mine rehab financial provision regulations
Concerns remain around ‘much improved’ 2019 mine rehab financial provision regulations
19th July 2019 By: Nadine James

There has been significant debate among stakeholders regarding the extent to which mining companies should be held accountable for mine closure, including ways of generating funds for this purpose,... 

ROYALTY REVENUE Jupiter Gold will be receiving 50% of the gold revenues from the Pindaíba project, its first royalty project later this year
Company receives exploration permit for Brazil gold project
5th July 2019

Brazilian mining company Jupiter Gold received the exploration permit from the local mining department in Brazil for each of the three mineral rights that encompass its Serrita gold project. The... 

The improvement of business and consumer confidence and other economic metrics in Latin American countries presents an opportune time for AEL to expand in this market
Strategies, trials boost provider’s presence
5th July 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining explosives solutions provider AEL Intelligent Blasting acquired full ownership of Brazilian explosives company Dinacon in April this year as part of its international expansion strategy,... 

ATTENTION TO DETAIL Gold Fields continues to focus on building a more diverse and inclusive workforce
Gold miner distributed $690m in host communities in 2018
28th June 2019

Gold mining company Gold Fields’ investment in communities goes well beyond socioeconomic development and compliance spending, says Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee chair Dr Carmen... 

BIG DEAL The decision to buy a piece of equipment should always include maintenance elements
Real-time data playing bigger maintenance role
21st June 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

As the world gears up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, African mines are embracing real-time information management systems to plug the gap left by the shortage of competent maintenance... 

Procuring equipment from an Aspasa associate member will ensure compliance with the Mining Health and Safety Act of 1996, as well as the Consumer Protection Act of 2009
Importance of supplier engagement emphasised
21st June 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Surface mining association Aspasa is encouraging suppliers, service providers and contractors, such as those in the materials handling and logistics sector, to become associate members of the... 


Donnlee Pump Tech has exclusively focused on the supply and reconditioning of a range of multistage dewatering centrifugal pumps to the mining industry
Company creates new opportunities, targets new regions
14th June 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Water pump manufacturer and supplier Donnlee Pump Tech has increased its service offering to supply pumps and pump services to the copper fields in Zambia, as well as parts of the Democratic... 

New techniques can yield optimum results, savings
14th June 2019

Using novel techniques, during the extraction and concentration phases of mined ore,  which focus on the efficiency and the associated operational costs, will yield optimum results for the miner,... 

Engineered polymer coatings, such as the Belzona product, include a selection of paste-grade materials designed to offer repair solutions for a variety of applications
Pumps company gears up for refurbishment increases
14th June 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Pumps refurbishment solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has expanded its premises, in Pretoria, to accommodate a marked influx of refurbishment orders from the mining industry.... 

SepFluor has always planned to be a vertically integrated fluorspar company
Nokeng fluorspar mine expects first shipment by midyear
10th May 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Fluorspar mining company SepFluor’s new Nokeng fluorspar mine, in Gauteng, is in the final stages of commissioning, which is expected to take a further three to six weeks to complete. After a... 


The XPLOLOG platform consists of a mobile device and website dashboard that integrates with a Cloud-hosted database
BME shows product innovation at Limpopo mine
10th May 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Explosives and blasting company BME remains at the forefront in innovation with its modern electronic detonators, explosives and advanced technical services for optimising blast results and... 

Aspasa is there to promote the industry and sustainable small and medium-sized surface mining industry
Legislation hampers small- to medium-sized surface miners
10th May 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Inflexible mining legislation that does not differentiate between small to medium-sized surface mining operations and larger, often underground, mining operations could cause the small surface... 


Many Chinese smelters last year chose not to buy expensive concentrate and instead cut down on consumption rates and production
Zinc inventories continue to fall
19th April 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

The poor performance of Chinese smelters and the closure of major zinc mines in the past two years have led to global and refined zinc inventories continuing to fall, says international commodities... 

The newly launched secondary mine ventilation fan cuts costs of underground operations
Secondary mine ventilation system cutting costs
5th April 2019

Australian base water evaporator and ventilation solution provider Minetek has made available its patented secondary mine ventilation system, based on a high output axial fan system. The new... 


Rope attachments are used in several vertical shafts where they provide a safe method of terminating the winding rope
Quicker manufacturing of rope attachments provides competitive edge
22nd March 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining equipment manufacturer and supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s short turnaround time for the manufacturing of rope attachments provides the company with a competitive edge to take on large... 


Bearings International is looking to bring stock holding to the mining sector to have stock in the branches, at the right place, at the right time
BI to expand offering in mining sector
22nd March 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Bearings, power transmission and chain products distributor Bearings International (BI) hopes to increase its offering to the mining sector by providing various chain products to original-equipment... 

Small company secures six contracts within months of charter’s implementation
20th March 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Black-owned mining services company Mmutle Mining Projects has secured six contracts with different mining companies since Mining Charter 3 was gazetted in September last year. In December,... 

M&R Cementation awarded Palabora ventilation shaft contract
18th March 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has been awarded a contract by Palabora Mining Company for a 1 200 m deep ventilation shaft. The shaft, with a lined diameter of 8.5 m, will... 

DAM BIG JOB Dams are lined in compliance with environmental regulations and best practice
Contractor building infrastructure at Belfast mine
15th March 2019

Construction contractor Concor Infrastructure has been awarded the job of building dams, roads, platforms and other civil works at diversified miner Exxaro’s new digital coal mine near Belfast, in... 


Monazite sand is available as a by-product of heavy mineral sands mining operations and is recognised as an important commercial source of REEs
Company secures Canadian government funding for final process testwork
15th March 2019

Canadian rare earth elements (REE) exploration company Medallion Resources will receive up to $50 000 in funding from the Canadian federal government, through small and medium-sized enterprises... 

Mines should put strategies in place to achieve the targets set by the Mining Charter
Mining Charter sets tone for mining suppliers and service providers
15th March 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The 2018 Mining Charter has increased the black-ownership target for suppliers and service providers to 50% +1%, compared with the 26% of the past few years, says supply chain and enterprise and... 

Wheel loaders help maintain order in the stockpiles
Supply chain solutions offered to coal sector
15th March 2019

Supply chain solutions provider Makoya Group has celebrated a successful five-year relationship with heavy equipment supplier HPE Africa, the sole distributor of Hyundai construction equipment in... 

DR JANETTE MINNAAR-VAN VEIJEREN When entering into a contract, service providers, subcontractors and consultants are bound by a mining company’s ethics policies
Policy safeguards suppliers and service providers in mining industry
15th March 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The predominant policy that should be in place regarding the relationship between suppliers and service providers is an anti-bribery and corruption policy, says legal services company ProEthics... 

M&R’s underground mining order book rises to R25bn amid oil and gas slowdown
M&R’s underground mining order book rises to R25bn amid oil and gas slowdown
6th March 2019 By: Terence Creamer

A strong performance from Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) underground mining business was insufficient to offset lower contributions from its oil and gas, as well as its power and water platforms in the... 

Aveng executive chairperson Eric Diack and CEO Sean Flanagan
Aveng outlines piecemeal sale process being pursued at Grinaker-LTA
26th February 2019 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed construction and engineering group Aveng says the disposal process for Grinaker-LTA is well advanced, but has also confirmed that the company will not be sold as a single going concern.... 

Department of Mineral Resources representative Xolile Mbonambi
Local manufacturers to benefit from Mining Charter 3's implementation
14th February 2019 By: Nadine James

Mining Charter 3 and its Implementation Guidelines have created an environment where it is possible for local manufacturers to leverage procurement capacity to drive transformation, Department of... 

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