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Mining in Africa

Gold producer expands processing plant

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Gold producer Tanzanian Gold Corporation has completed its 360 t/d processing plant for its Buckreef operation, in Tanzania, and will continue its phased construction approach, which will result in the processing operation being expanded to 1 000 t/d by 2022’s third quarter. The 360 t/d plant is... 

Chemicals aid sustainable mining efforts

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 To assist mining companies in moving towards sustainable mining, customised chemical solutions specialist Clariant Mining Solutions is working with several mines in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Clariant’s assistance includes helping mines in reprocessing tails and has also launched a competence... 

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LINDA MAHLANGU Clariant works to find sustainable solutions

Bots government assists diamond sector amid Covid

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 The Botswana government has been instrumental in ensuring that the lucrative diamond mining industry was able to sell to the market despite the impact of the Covid-19-related disruptions.   The Botswana economy relies heavily on the diamond industry, as it is a major source of income for the... 

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NASEEM LAHRI Government was instrumental in ensuring diamond mining industry could continue work

Countries attentive to enforcing compliance

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Consulting engineering and scientist firm SRK Consulting has noticed that more attention is being paid to enforcing regulatory compliance in mining across the African countries in which it operates. Consequently, it is expected that countries will heavily rely on independent and qualified third... 

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TACKLING LEGISLATIVE LAYERS SRK Consulting’s expertise provides clients with a firm foundation for investment and project decisions over the mine’s life

Supply resilient amid Covid

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Despite the ongoing global impact of the pandemic on various industries, including the African mining industry, power systems provider Cummins has prioritised measures to ensure that it meets client requirements. Cummins mining GM and director Victor Masuku says that the company ensures that the... 

Sustainability prioritised at miner’s operations

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Mining companies are expected to positively contribute to sustainable social and economic development by reducing their environmental footprint and supporting biodiversity, particularly considering the scale at which resources, such as water, are used by the mining industry. To facilitate... 

An image of the Mogalakwena Blinkwater Tailings Dam
SUSTAINABILITY ON THE HORIZON Anglo American continues to align its portfolio with low carbon solutions

Recycled rubber can reduce environmental impact

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 Recycled rubber manufacturer Xtyre Global provides patented products made from recycled tyres that can replace wood and plastic products, particularly in the industrial environment. Xtyre Global notes that its rubber pallets and safety products are ideal for the mining industry’s harsh conditions... 

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RECYCLED TYRE PALLET Xtyre's products are durable, stornger alternatives to plastic or wood products

Electric vehicles, battery chargers set to offer more sustainable mining

26th November 2021 Specialist mining services provider Becker Mining South Africa has been appointed distributor in Southern and Central Africa by leading mobile mining equipment supplier Miller Technology. Becker Mining South Africa now supplies and supports Miller’s new range of Relay electric mining vehicles –... 

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REACHING NEW DEPTHS The Relay electric mining vehicles were developed especially for the underground mining environment

Coal deemed relevant despite encouragement to move towards renewables

By: Nadine Ramdass     26th November 2021 A key trend at the 2021 twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), has been pledges from many countries to reduce emissions and move towards more renewable energy. Moving away from fossil fuels, such as coal, towards... 

AN image of Thungela CEO July Ndlovu
JULY NDLOVU Focus should be on pushing new technology rather than phasing out any fuel source

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