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Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Matashe during virtual media conference.
Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister
16th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

All mining operations, excluding collieries supplying Eskom which have been permitted to operate at full capacity throughout national lockdown, may now resume at 50% capacity during the remaining... 


EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS 
Since its appointment, Boipelo Mining has consistently exceeded its monthly production target
Boipelo uses experience to court juniors
27th March 2020 By: Nadine James

Coal-focused Boipelo Mining Contractors – a Level 2 broad-based black economic empowerment joint venture formed by Murray & Roberts Cementation (MRC) and the Amandla TM Group – having recognised... 


CONNECTIVITY

These interconnected UPS systems, with Ethernet and RS232 connectivity, can be controlled or remotely managed and monitored from the control station
Coal supplier receives UPS systems
27th March 2020

Mining system solutions supplier Becker Mining South Africa has delivered 12 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to a local coal mine to enhance safety and prevent unnecessary downtime.... 


A COAL NEW WORLD
Involvement in this project has provided an ideal way for Icon to become more established in the local coal sector
Stormwater, earthworks completed, company continues growth
27th March 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local bulk earthworks solutions provider Icon Group finalised the stormwater and civil infrastructure earthworks at the end of February this year for an expansion of coal miner Canyon Coal’s... 


PAVING THE WAY

If roads are not constructed properly, undulations can form, increasing rolling resistance. This can cause increased diesel fumes from trucks and health and safety risks
Mine haul roads can reduce emissions, costs
20th March 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Having researched the design and management of opencast mine haul roads locally and globally for the past 30 years, retired University of Pretoria civil engineering professor Alex Visser highlights... 


CORE VALUE 
Innovation is necessary for survival in the current sluggish economic environment
Necessity drives drill bit innovation
20th March 2020 By: Darren Parker

Drilling solutions provider Lesedi Drilling and Contract Mining, in collaboration with its subsidiary, drill bit supplier Thriftline, has developed a removable reaming shell for its diamond drill... 


NATHAN WILLIAMS
The way forward is to embrace disruptive technologies in the mining industry
Autonomous drills improve safety for contract miner
20th March 2020 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Basil Read’s mining arm Basil Read Mining subsidiary Blasting and Excavating (B&E)has entered into a partnership with India- based original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Revathi Equipment... 


MOBILE JAW CRUSHER
The compact, mobile jaw crushers in the range are suited to contract mining and small to medium-sized operations
Pilot Crushtec launches compact mobile crushing, screening equipment from Metso
6th March 2020 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Pilot Crushtec launched a new range from mining equipment manufacturer Metso’s mobile and compact crushing and screening equipment last month that is well... 


Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas
M&R confirms coronavirus-linked disruptions at two project sites
5th March 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Specialist engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has initiated a study into the potential health and commercial effects of the coronavirus, or Covid-19, on its projects and... 


M&R’s order book rises to R50.8bn on back of oil and gas platform recovery
M&R’s order book rises to R50.8bn on back of oil and gas platform recovery
4th March 2020 By: Terence Creamer

Specialised engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) reported on Wednesday that its order book had increased to R50.8-billion during the interim period to the end of December, up... 


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... 


SEAL OF APPROVAL
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 HOLE PICTURE 
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... 


MAINTENANCE OPTIMISED 
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... 


COVER UP
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... 


DRIVING SAVINGS
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... 


TRANSFORMATION TROUBLES
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... 


FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

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... 


GIDEON KRYNAUW
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... 


MEETING PROCESSING DEMAND

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... 


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