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Automated mining vehicles
Half of mining industry still resisting AI integration
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

At least half of heavy machinery users within the global mining industry still rely primarily on manual supply chain management tools, with 40% still using manual tools for operational planning,... 


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Hosted learnerships allow for collaborative skills development
10th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hosted learnerships play a crucial role in addressing the skills gap in the mining sector, particularly in areas with high unemployment rates, by upskilling local talent, providing additional... 


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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 


Memsa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi standing at a podium addressing delegates and speakers at last year’s Mind Shift Conference
Conference drives mining innovation, skills
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The second yearly Mind Shift Conference, hosted by industry association Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), will delve into innovation, digital technology and skills in the... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


The new electric mine truck
Boliden, Epiroc and ABB deploy first battery-electric truck trolley system for underground mining
22nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Swedish metals maker Boliden, technology company ABB and original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc have successfully deployed the first fully battery-electric truck trolley system on an 800-m-long... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


Bell posts 66% rise in full-year profit
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed heavy machinery manufacturer Bell Equipment has posted a 66% increase in profit for the year ended December 31, 2023, to R793-million. Following unprecedented global demand for equipment... 


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Mining innovators recognised
22nd March 2024 By: Halima Frost

In conjunction with this year’s yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town at the start of February, industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) held a... 


AMRITESH ANAND
A digital twin model integrates real-time data from various sources to simulate, monitor and enhance the mining environment, operations and equipment for enhanced safety, efficiency and sustainability
Digital twins paving way to safer underground mining
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Digital twins represent a “pivotal technological advancement” in underground mining, offering innovative solutions for safety, operational efficiency and environmental sustainability, says business... 


DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius
DRDGOLD reports near R1bn operating profit despite 7% production dropoff
14th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite its gold production for the six months to December 31, 2023, having decreased by 7%, owing to a 13% drop in throughput, DRDGOLD managed to return an operating profit of R909.3-million, with... 


Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition
13th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining... 


Komatsu’s 4800XPC rope shovel is not only an engineering marvel but once fully assembled, will also be the first of its kind in Africa
Heavy equipment manufacturer adopts cutting-edge innovations for sustainable mining
13th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu provided insights into the company's pioneering development in the mining sector during an exclusive interview at the Investing in African Mining... 


SANY to showcase extensive mining solutions at Mining Indaba
SANY to showcase extensive mining solutions at Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Heavy equipment manufacturer SANY will attend the 30th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8, exhibiting at stand L41. SANY... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


MAINTENANCE SUPPORT
The truck-mounted recycling jetting and vacuuming unit tackles the specific hurdles encountered by maintenance teams working in the mining sector
Recycling jetting and vacuum unit redefining maintenance
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With optimising operations, reducing costs and embracing eco-conscious practices being imperative in the mining industry, pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps’ truck-mounted recycling jetting and... 


a yellow Komatsu WX07 wheel loader underground in stark lighting
Underground hard rock equipment launched
26th January 2024

Set to be launched at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba is underground hard rock mining machinery from mining and industrial machinery developer Komatsu, following an expansion of its... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


Epiroc's Simba E70 S production drilling rigs
Epiroc secures SKr280m equipment order for Türkiye copper mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries Epiroc has won a SKr280-million order from Eti Bakir, Türkiye’s largest mining company, for underground mining... 


A Komatsu 930E hydrogen fuel cell mining truck
GM, Komatsu to develop hydrogen fuel cells for electric mining truck
12th December 2023 By: Reuters

General Motors and Komatsu said on Tuesday they will jointly develop a hydrogen fuel cell power module for the Japanese construction machinery maker's 930E electric drive mining truck. "Mining... 


Sunward South Africa launch
Sunward expands presence in South Africa with new distribution, service centre
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Drilling, earthmoving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled its dedicated distribution facility in Jet Park, Boksburg, to serve the Southern African mining and... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


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Barloworld expects slowdown in mining equipment sales as commodity cycle cools
20th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld expects a 10% to 15% decline in the 2024 Southern African mining equipment industry on the back of slowing commodity demand and weak commodity prices. “Having said that, we are... 


An image of the commissioning of five-boom drill-rig (drill-jumbo)
Specialist develops economical solutions
3rd November 2023

Multi-disciplinary specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company United Mining Services (UMS) Group has equipped its operations in preparation for the surge in demand... 


An image of the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise drone
Supplier addresses challenges through product offering
3rd November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The mining industry requires innovative and automated solutions to mitigate the impact of various challenges, which industrial product supplier Bolts and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) provides... 


Murray & Roberts sign
M&R describes past year as its ‘most difficult’ since 2008
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The financial year ended June 30 had been the most challenging period for Murray & Roberts (M&R) Holdings since the 2008 global financial crisis, the company said in a statement on November 2. In a... 


Queensland Magnesia’s Kunwarara openpit operation in Australia which mines magnesia products
Sorting technology exceeds client expectations
27th October 2023

An X-ray transmission (XRT) sorter employed at magnesia products producer Queensland Magnesia’s (QMAG’s) Kunwarara openpit operation in Australia since 2016 has shown positive results, exceeding... 


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