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Sandvik's Nina Axman and Jens Holmberg.
Carbide recycling can create jobs for mine communities – Sandvik
29th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The local extraction of carbide inserts can create job opportunities for communities living around mines – “a true win, win, win situation for society, our customers and ourselves”, Sandvik rock... 


Hydrogen fuel and containerised fuel cell installations at One Military Hospital in Pretoria.
South Africa’s green revolution gathering momentum
2nd September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented countries around the world with immense challenges, as the impact of the virus has affected every aspect of everyday life as we know it, write Dr Cosmas Chiteme,... 


Curves on the hard rock 9 ° inclination of the declining cutting face at Eland mine.
Master Drilling aligning with opencast mines going underground in changing world
26th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-based drilling company Master Drilling, which is active in 23 countries, is aligning itself with the transitioning global requirement of opencast mines going underground. “As the world... 


Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin.
Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge
20th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product... 


The Hudaco mask assembly.
Awesome new proudly South African face mask kindling international interest
13th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

An awesome new proudly South African face mask, with a replaceable filtration system at its heart, is attracting international interest. The innovative and timely Hudaco Air Mask is a... 


Production and export volumes compared with export values.
Mine export values back but volumes need boosting – Minerals Council
10th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mine export values have bounced back encouragingly but volumes still need boosting. June’s export value was 13% up on May. 


Herbert Smith Freehills Patrick Leyden and Aobakwe Mametse.
‘Historic dumps’ do not appear to be MPRDA regulated – law firm
20th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s ‘historic dumps’­ – mine dumps created prior to the promulgation of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) which took effect in 2004 – do not appear to be... 


International Council on Mining and Metals CEO Tom Butler
Global mining sharing knowledge in response to Covid-19
14th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) has been convening many knowledge-sharing sessions in response to the coronavirus. Among ICMM’s 27 mining and metals company members and 36... 


Paul Miller...flashback to his period in coal exploration and development.
Positive reaction to ANC document’s encouragement of exploration
14th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Reaction has been positive to the discussion document of economic transformation committee (ETC) of the African National Congress (ANC), which states that the listing of mining companies on the... 


Juan Luis Krueger
Covid opens up opportunity for more constructive, purposeful dialogue – Minsur
13th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed the mining industry to highlight and strengthen its role as a catalyst of social development in the areas in which it operates, Minsur  CEO Juan Luis Krueger said... 


ANC document says mining exploration should be incentivised.
Investors in mining exploration should be incentivised – ANC’s ETC
13th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Listings of mining companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange should be encouraged and South African retail investors willing to invest in mining exploration should be incentivised as is the case... 


Minerals Council South Africa Senior Executive: Environment, Health and Legacies Nikisi Lesufi
Return of foreign mineworkers taking double planned time
13th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The return of the 12 500 foreign mineworkers to South Africa’s mines is taking double the time planned. The initial ten-day plan of Minerals Council South Africa has become a 20-day plan because of... 


Minerals Council South Africa.
Minerals Council regrets delay of 2018 Mining Charter review
6th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Monday expressed regret that the finalisation of the review of the contested elements of the 2018 Mining Charter had been delayed following a judgement of the full... 


The new normal at South Africa's mines.
Covid kills 13 mineworkers, no foreigners back at work
2nd July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Thirteen mineworkers have now succumbed to the coronavirus, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana said on Thursday. Of the 13 who have... 


Minerals Council South Africa environment, health and legacies senior executive Nikisi Lesufi
More border openings wanted for returning workers – Minerals Council
15th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

More border openings are wanted for returning foreign mineworkers. As of Thursday last week, not a single foreign mineworker had re-entered South Africa from neighbouring foreign countries. “Only... 


Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana
240 000 miners back at work – Minerals Council South Africa
11th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

An estimated 240 000 miners are back at work on 385 large and small mines across South Africa, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana said... 


ICMM CEO Tom Butler
ICMM members record 287 fatalities in 2019
11th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Thursday released the 2019 safety data of its company members, who reported 287 occupational fatalities, a marked increase from the 50... 


Sweeping mining reforms advocated in response to Covid-19.
Global mining forum IGF puts forward sweeping employment reforms
10th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining Minerals Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) on Wednesday put forward sweeping mining employment reforms in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has,... 


Standard Bank building.
Well positioned to weather storm – Standard Bank
4th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Standard Bank is well positioned to weather the Covid-19 storm and remains determined to emerge from this crisis as a stronger Africa-focused financial services group, Standard Bank Group FD Dr... 


Mozambique mining cadastre portal.
Mozambique streaks ahead with new e-government cadastre advance
3rd June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

While South Africa is still trundling along laboriously with a minerals cadastre system fraught with shortcomings, Mozambique has rocketed to the highest firmament of e-government licence... 


Tailings dam.
New solution for monitoring tailings dams
2nd June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The tragic tailings dam breach in Brazil that killed more than 270 people has focused the world of mining on making tailings dams safe. Earlier this year, and environmental organisation... 


Gwede Mantashe
Minister urges mines to test without fear of mine closure
29th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday urged mines to test for Covid-19 to the full extent without fearing mine closure. The Minister was responding to a media question on... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter
Conversation on getting economy back on track post-Covid has begun
28th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The conversation has begun on getting the South African economy back on track with the necessary structural reforms post-Covid, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Wednesday.... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Full reopening of mining from June 1 – President Ramaphosa
24th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Subject to strict Covid-19 protocols, mining will be allowed to reopen fully from June 1, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. In his address on South Africa’s response to the coronavirus... 


Herbert Smith Freehills Africa co-chair Peter Leon
Leon lists measures to attract mining investment in these challenging times
22nd May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should consider appointing an independent minerals regulator to speed up minerals licensing, Herbert Smith Freehills Africa co-chair Peter Leon said during a webinar this week.... 


Wind turbines at Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia.
Mining becoming significant corporate buyer of renewable energy ­– ICMM
21st May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The mining industry has started to become a significant corporate buyer of renewable energy in regions where these technologies have become reliable and cost-competitive compared with fossil... 


ENSafrica executive consultant Willem le Roux
Gazetted Covid guideline restates much of what mining has already adopted
20th May 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The newly gazetted guideline to prevent, mitigate and manage the Covid-19 pandemic on mines is largely a restatement of what has already been adopted by the mining industry. Most of the... 


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