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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... 

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... 

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