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Akobo reaches agreement for gold processing plant delivery

By: Darren Parker     9th May 2022 Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has reached an agreement with South African engineering company Solo Resources for the delivery of a processing plant for gold production at the Segele mine, in Ethiopia. The commissioning of the plant is expected to start by end of... 

World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future 

By: Martin Creamer     5th May 2022 The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday. In his keynote address to the Southern African Coal Conference, Ndlovu emphasised the sincerity of the association’s... 

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World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu

President Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba 2022

By: Martin Creamer     20th April 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. The attendance of Ramaphosa, who will speak on Tuesday, May 10, signals the continued importance of mining to the South African economy as a... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2022 South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron and Chong describe the taxonomy, launched by National Treasury last Friday, as an official... 

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Patrick Heron (left) and Joon Chong.

More countries approve FLSmidth's buyout of thyssenkrupp's Mining business

By: Schalk Burger     23rd March 2022 Industrial engineering and equipment multinational FLSmidth has received regulatory clearances from the Australian, South African, Peruvian and Chilean authorities in relation to its acquisition of industrial and technology multinational subsidiary thyssenkrupp’s Mining business. FLSmidth first... 

New blasting system improves safety

By: Halima Frost     18th March 2022 Having developed, and now busy testing its second-generation WebGen™ 200 in Australia and Canada, mining and infrastructure solutions provider Orica says its trials have shown improved safety and productivity across operations.   The WebGen™ 200, a wireless electronic blasting system with... 

The second-generation WebGen 200 range of wireless initiating systems form small to large, in orange, yellow and green
EXPLOSIVE STUFF The second-generation WebGen 200 range of wireless initiating systems is being tested in Australia and Canada

Mintek to provide new testing services to gold sector 

By: Darren Parker     7th March 2022 National mineral research organisation Mintek will be providing new services to the gold mining and exploration sector. The organisation announced on March 7 that it would be providing oxygen demand and Knelson extended gravity recoverable gold (EGRG) testing services. 

OEM’s screens support Namibian expansion

By: Simone Liedtke     25th February 2022 Namibia’s bustling mining scene is witnessing exciting expansion and technological innovation with original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani supplying five custom-designed and -manufactured mill discharge screens to a leading gold mining operation in the country. The screens were all custom... 

Kwatani’s single deck screen for gold mine in Namibia
INNOVATIVE SCREENING The single deck Kwatani screen manufactured for the gold mining industry

Directors face potential liability for climate change risks – Webber Wentzel 

By: Martin Creamer     8th February 2022 Directors face potential liability if they fail to carry out their fiduciary duties to curb climate change risks and do not make complete disclosures about climate-related risks, Webber Wentzel partner Merlita Kennedy and associate Tobia Serongoane stated on Tuesday. In a release to Mining... 

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Webber Wentzel associate Tobia Serongoane (left) and partner Merlita Kennedy.

Metso Outotec to start next phase in the development of its Metals business

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th January 2022 Metso Outotec will take the next structural development steps in its business portfolio, following the completed integration of its Minerals business and the successful turnaround of its Metals business. Metso is a process technology, equipment and services company serving the minerals, metals... 

Silver Bullet Mines on track to commission modular pilot plant

By: Donna Slater     6th January 2022 TSX-V-listed silver, gold and copper explorer and developer Silver Bullet Mines (SBMI) is progressing with the construction of a 125 t/d modular pilot plant in Arizona, in the US, and is on track to start commissioning of the plant in the first quarter of this year. Currently, over 90% of the... 

Tech to address excessive fines production

10th December 2021 The shift to mechanised mining in the coal industry has had the side-effect of an excessive quantity of fines being produced, which often means that the thickeners deployed in minerals-processing circuits are undersized and cannot cope. “Eight out of ten coal mines encounter this problem in their... 

A photo of the Gravitas Minerals Team at the Southern African Coal Processing Society Biennial Conference at the Graceland Casino and Country Club in Secunda, Mpumalanga
THE TEAM The Gravitas Minerals Team exhibited at the Southern African Coal Processing Society Biennial Conference at the Graceland Casino and Country Club in Secunda, Mpumalanga

Integrated control improves safety

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     5th November 2021 In an underground mining environment, there is a dire need for an integrated approach to effective dust control for improve underground health conditions. Mine ventilation and cooling company BBE Consulting tells Mining Weekly that it is imperative to identify the correct dust control system for... 

an empty underground tunnel
DUST IT UP Within an underground site, there are several sources from which dust can originate

Company showcases tech innovations on new forum

By: Halima Frost     29th October 2021 Industrial equipment multinational Siemens launched its inaugural Smart Mining Forum as an online event from August 3 to 5. The event highlighted Siemens’ technical expertise and showcased real examples of its software and technology solutions while current and future trends in sustainable mining... 

A cell phone and a deep groove ball bearing cross section highlighting Siemens SIDRIVE IQ application
DRIVING TECHNOLOGY Siemens offers numerous new technologies aimed at the mining sector which it highlighted its Smart Mining Forum

Tribunal approves Sandvik SRP’s acquisition of Kwatani Global

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th October 2021 The Competition Tribunal has approved the large merger whereby K2021544474 (South Africa), to be renamed Sandvik SRP, intends to acquire Kwatani Global. The tribunal has approved the transaction with conditions relating to broad-based black economic empowerment shareholding. 

Components improve joint reliability

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     1st October 2021 Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, such as vibrating screens in the mining sector, says engineering solutions provider BMG. “BMG’s Lock Bolt pins and collars – designed to replace bolted... 

BMG lock bolt pins and collars on a black and red background
HOLD IT TOGETHER The robust two-piece fastening system is vibration resistant, tamper-proof, and fast and easy to install

Optimising mill circuits for best efficiency impact

1st October 2021 Decades of product evolution have given multinational engineering company FLSmidth a range of solutions – including its LoadIQ smart sensor technology – to supply and optimise all technology in the grinding circuit. According to FLSmidth regional product line and key account management director... 

AG/SAG ball mill in operation
OPTIMISED FLSmidth designed and supplied the AG/SAG and ball mill operating in a nickel and PGM comminution circuit

Company appoints Indonesian distributor

1st October 2021 Mineral processing technology provider Metso Outotec has appointed Indonesian equipment supplier PT Trakindo Utama as a distributor for aggregate solutions as of last month. PT Trakindo Utama will provide Metso Outotec’s track-mounted, wheel-mounted, and stationary crushers and vibrating... 

Three representative of Metso Outotec and PT Trakindo Utama standing in a Trakindo reception area
GREAT DISTRIBUTION PT Trakindo Utama is a “world-class” provider of construction heavy equipment solutions in Indonesia with 50 years of experience

Welding solutions provider breaks into mining

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     1st October 2021 With its extensive experience in the welding industry, cutting tool solutions provider First Cut states that it has “only just begun to scratch the surface” in building a customer base in the mining industry. “We have assembled a team of individuals with experience in sales, training and product... 

Messer cylinder pressure regulator on white background
BREAK THROUGH First Cut aims to become one of the major suppliers of quality welding and oxy-fuel products to the South African mining market

Smart plant control readily accessible

1st October 2021 The innovative digital operating concept SPECTIVE from crushing plant producer Kleemann, supplied by German construction company Wirtgen Group, has optimised the control options of crushing plants in a “trendsetting manner”. With the SPECTIVE CONNECT extension, Kleemann goes one step further. All... 

image of the SPECTIVE CONNECT plant control panel
HIGH TECH Operators no longer have to leave the cab or interrupt the ongoing process and they can detect on the smartphone that the diesel fill level is low

Global offering showcased in Las Vegas

1st October 2021 Buoyed by recent success, mining equipment supplier TAKRAF Group joined MINExpo 2021 eager to discuss the future of the global mining industry, as renewed interest spurs investment in the Americas and elsewhere. TAKRAF Group’s engineering and service experts from across the continent engaged with... 

TAKRAF crusher pictured outside
POWER HOUSE The group has three major projects ongoing or recently concluded in the Americas

Particle ore sorting solutions continuing

1st October 2021 Mineral processing equipment supplier Metso Outotec and mining materials handling company TOMRA Mining have agreed to continue the non-exclusive cooperation to supply particle ore sorting solutions to the mining and metallurgical industries. The collaboration expands Metso Outotec’s and TOMRA’s... 

Another Lokotrack for SPH Kundalila contract

1st October 2021 Leading crushing and materials handling contractor SPH Kundalila has reaffirmed its faith in Metso crushers by installing another Lokotrack LT120 from local distributor Pilot Crushtec. The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crushing plant, acquired early in 2021, has been added to SPH Kundalila’s... 

Lokotrack LT120 crusher on the SPH Kundalila mine
POWER CRUSHING The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crushing plant has been added to SPH Kundalila’s crushing fleet at an opencast platinum mine near Rustenburg

Spillage solutions encouraged for mines

24th September 2021 Oscillating systems technology manufacturer OST-Africa’s range of materials handling, screen and transmission products includes a spillage solution designed to prevent production losses across diverse sectors.  

Latest separation tech on show this year

20th August 2021 Separation technology company Eriez will exhibit its suspended electromagnets (SEs), wet drum separators and flotation technology at this year’s MINExpo International in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. The company’s booth #24439 will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Centre’s South Hall. 

A photo of an Eriez wet drum separator
WET DRUM Wet drum design innovations result in maximum magnetite recovery while operating with a minimum amount of wear and maintenance

New products, services on show from OEM

20th August 2021 Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions will introduce new products and services, while showcasing some of its latest innovative technologies, at this year’s MINExpo International – the globe’s largest mining tradeshow – taking place in Las Vegas, in the US, from... 

A photo of an Automine-enabled underground LHD
MINING INTO THE FUTURE Sandvik’s Automine-equipped vehicles enable autonomous mining

Sandwich belt high angle conveyor on show

20th August 2021 Conveyor systems manufacturer Dos Santos International (DSI) will be exhibiting at MINExpo International this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. The company will occupy booth #25515 and will exhibit an interactive model of the DSI sandwich belt high angle conveyor. The company claims to be the... 

Conveyor monitoring system successfully trialled

By: Cameron Mackay     13th August 2021 Mining technologies supplier Strata Worldwide partnered with fibre-optic company Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) to conduct a successful trial of FFT’s Aura IQ conveyor health monitoring system at a local coal mine. “The installations were done on conveyors above and below ground. Owing to the... 

Mining materials conveyor belt with Aura IQ Conveyor Health Monitoring
CLOUD-BASED MONITORING The system uses fiber optic technology, advanced signal processing algorithms and predictive analysis, along with cloud-based analysis, reporting and alerts

thyssenkrupp confirms sale of mining technologies business to FLSmidth

By: Donna Slater     29th July 2021 Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has confirmed the sale of its mining technologies business unit to mining engineering, equipment and service solutions company FLSmidth. The sale of the enterprise, valued at €325-million, is an important milestone in the realignment of the thyssenkrupp... 

Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President 

By: Martin Creamer     5th July 2021 Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated on Monday. Writing in his From the Desk of the President column, Ramaphosa placed mineral and... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa

New excavator suited to local mines

By: Halima Frost     2nd July 2021 Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa says its new crawler excavator series is suited to earthmoving applications in South Africa’s mining and construction environments.  The R210 Smart Plus crawler excavator series was introduced to HPE Africa’s portfolio in May, with advanced design... 

MAKING GROUND
The new crawler excavators introduced to the HPE portfolio are suited to earthmoving applications
MAKING GROUND The new crawler excavators introduced to the HPE portfolio are suited to earthmoving applications

Manufacturer invests in autonomy research

By: Halima Frost     2nd July 2021 As part of a continuous effort to optimise payload and improve customers’ profit margins, while decreasing emissions and impact on the environment, South African earthmoving equipment provider Bell Equipment has invested heavily in research and development in its drive toward realising full... 

GOLDEN MACHINES
Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'
GOLDEN MACHINES Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'

New excavator teeth cutting ground

2nd July 2021 Earthmoving and utility equipment manufacturer Komatsu’s new Kprime Tooth System from wear solutions specialists Hensley Industries is now available as standard on new Komatsu excavators. The Kprime Tooth System has been designed as a stronger and longer-lasting product, offering additional... 

BARING ITS TEETH
The new Kprime Tooth System fitted to Komatsu Excavators are stronger and longer lasting than previously fitted teeth
BARING ITS TEETH The new Kprime Tooth System fitted to Komatsu Excavators are stronger and longer lasting than previously fitted teeth

Pilot Crushtec, Metso extend partnership to provide security for customers  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th June 2021 Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Pilot Crushtec has renewed its distributorship with minerals and metals processing technology company Metso Outotec in Southern Africa for five years, building on a successful five years of representing the company. Speaking to Engineering News & Mining... 

Pilot Crushtec sales and marketing director Francois Marais
Pilot Crushtec sales and marketing director Francois Marais

Air classifiers replacing wet classification in quarries

By: Claire O'Reilly     4th June 2021 Pressure on the quarrying industry and mining sector to reduce water consumption is at an all-time high, resulting in an increased shift towards quarries’ moving away from wet classification technology towards dry classification technology, such as the Fisher Air Separator (FAS), this is... 

PORTABLE FISHER AIR SEPARATOR UNIT
Waterless classification system used on quarries
PORTABLE FISHER AIR SEPARATOR UNIT Waterless classification system used on quarries

Dual power crushers offer competitive advantage

4th June 2021 The new age of dual power, or bi-power, mobile crushers and screens allows contractors, quarries and mines to reduce operational costs and increase equipment availability, while enjoying the versatility of being able to run their crushers and screens in any remote location. 

JAW CRUSHER AND SCREEN 
Economical and environment-friendly electric drives are quickly gaining ground in contract crushing
JAW CRUSHER AND SCREEN Economical and environment-friendly electric drives are quickly gaining ground in contract crushing

Sulphide collectors prospering in Zambian market

By: Cameron Mackay     14th May 2021 Axis House has had the opportunity to enhance and develop its range of copper flotation sulphide collectors in the Zambian mining industry, states Axis House sales manager Gareth Heynes. The company’s TLQ2 sulphide collector – a specialised liquid collector used for copper flotation – is being... 

INNOVATIVE TESTING
Further, Axis House has newly formulated sulphide collectors that are being tested at various clients in Zambia.
INNOVATIVE TESTING Further, Axis House has newly formulated sulphide collectors that are being tested at various clients in Zambia.

Coal still holds promise for OEMs – screening specialist

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th March 2021 Original-equipment manufacturer Kwatani has kept up sales and service volumes throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the lull in coal demand globally.  

KWALITY CHECK
Kwatani’s large multi-slope screens undergo testing before being handed over
KWALITY CHECK Kwatani’s large multi-slope screens undergo testing before being handed over
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