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Four killed in conveyor accident at Sibanye's Burnstone gold mine
14th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Multinational mining and metals group Sibanye-Stillwater has advised of four fatalities at its Burnstone gold project, near Balfour, following a surface waste rock conveyor collapse on April 13.... 


Coal, gold projects show company’s closure capabilities
14th April 2023

Mine closure services provider Agreenco has become the specialist rehabilitation and mine closure partner for a large multinational coal miner, for which the company generates rehabilitation... 


IMPROVING TSF MANAGEMENT 
Considering that mining historically results in environmental liabilities and disrupted communities, the workshops were well received
FSE holds ongoing tailings workshops
14th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Environmental organisation the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) has been conducting tailings training workshops with some of the host communities of local miners on the Global... 


NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE CLOSURE 
The right to transfer mining rights allows for the obfuscation of ownership and liability, and facilitates the “pass-the-parcel” approach
Regulations enable miners to bypass closure duties
14th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

While local mining regulations imply that a well-structured process needs to be followed for mine closure in South Africa, environmental organisation Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE)... 


AmaranthCX founder and director Paul Miller, when he listed Keaton Energy on the JSE many years ago, well before the delistings issue arose.
How South Africa could have 21 new mining listings
13th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa could have 21 new mining listings if foreign mining companies that already operate in this country would also list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange in... 


Tharisa CEO Phoevous Pouroulis
Adverse weather impacts on Tharisa’s quarterly results
13th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome producer Tharisa Mining’s volume recovery was slower than expected in the quarter ended March 31 owing to continued adverse weather, which impacted on... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle.
Glencore advances further on circular economy journey
11th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Glencore has taken another step on the road to achieving the world’s circular economy imperative. The London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining an marketing company, headed by CEO Gary... 


A training instructor at the Venetia mine instructing an employee in the simulator
Delivering a mine of the future while creating jobs
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is vital to ensure that Venetia remains one of the largest diamond producers not only in diamond mining major De Beers’ global portfolio but also for the South... 


Mineworkers in underground operation next to yellow equipment
Wireless networks tested at Venetia underground
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

US-based Kinetic Mesh wireless networks developer Rajant Corporation conducted digital mining tests in collaboration with multinational engineering company Sandvik to ensure that wireless... 


DRILLING THE WAY Hydro Power Equipment’s Isidingo Drill is believed to be the lightest high-performance rotary percussive rockdrill in the world and paves the way for female operators
Local interest soars, despite obstacles
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Local deep-level mining equipment manufacturers are noticing increased interest in their product offering on the back of Russian sanctions, but are being weighed down by the country’s ongoing... 


An image of Venetia's surface infrastructure and mining equipment from above
VUP remains on schedule amid energy crisis
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Major diamond miner De Beers’ $2.1-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is on track to start production in the second half of this year, despite the National State of Disaster, declared to... 


Coal ash seen as potential viable source of rare earth elements.
Coal, discard seen as potential viable sources of rare earth elements
5th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Coal is being spotlighted as a potential source of rare earth elements, critical raw materials that are vital for many clean technologies being implemented globally. The information derived from a... 


Kolomela iron-ore operation of Anglo group company Kumba Iron Ore, inNorthern Cape.
Anglo signs another green steel deal involving South African iron-ore
4th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mitigating climate change, the biggest challenge of our time, requires a new, clean industrial revolution, says H2 Green Steel of Sweden, which on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears
3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica... 


Fourteen miners dead in Sudan, dozens injured in mine collapse - official
31st March 2023 By: Reuters

Fourteen miners have died and more than 20 have been injured in a mine collapse in Sudan's Northern state, a senior official in State-owned Sudanese Mineral Resources Company told Reuters on... 


a vertical view of the shaft at the Lucara Diamond Karowe mine in Botsawana with a man in a elevator bucket looking down at the camera man
Diamond miner releases underground expansion update
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond in February released its results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2022, in which it updated stakeholders on the progress of the... 


An image depicting a Monitech XPX Controller
Company drives innovation despite challenges involved
31st March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Coal-focused original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in South Africa are facing increasing pressure, owing to the loss of critical expert resources to overseas markets and the continued divestment... 


A construction site out in the bush with koppies in the background, where the refrigeration plant and fan station at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde No 3 Shaft project in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex is being construvted
Shaft ventilation project making headway
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group says it is on track to complete a turnkey project for the design and construction of the refrigeration plant and fan... 


Professor Judith Kinnaird, the Visiting Professor of the School of Geosciences, and the co-director of Cimera at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Critical metals for low-carbon economy being studied across 12 universities
30th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A consortium across a dozen South African universities has the spotlight on critical metals for a low-carbon future. At a time when the mining world is focused firmly on the availability of... 


Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.
Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo
29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


Trapped miners in east Congo tumble out of rubble intact in viral video
28th March 2023 By: Reuters

A video showing nine Congolese miners unexpectedly popping out of a collapsed gold mine and tumbling down a steep slope as onlookers cry out in joy has gone viral in Democratic Republic of Congo, a... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
South Africa will overcome its rail and electricity problems, Menar MD predicts
27th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

At the end of the day, South Africa will overcome its rail transport and electricity availability issues, and confidence in both Transnet and Eskom will be fully restored, Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu... 


Harmony employee dies in accident at Kusasalethu
24th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining says an employee tragically lost his life at its Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, on March 23 and that the nature of the incident leading to the loss of life is... 


An image of the Torsa Global collision avoidance system
2023 ‘perfect’ to expand to Africa
24th March 2023 By: Nadine James

Speaking on the sidelines of the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba, Spanish mining technology company Torsa Global’s business development director Gabino de Diego told Mining Weekly that 2023 is... 


Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 


Andrada CEO Anthony Viljoen.
Lithium development on track as Andrada production capacity increases
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Technology metals mining and exploration company Andrada anticipates completion of its lithium bulk-testing pilot facility in June this year, the London AIM-quoted company said on Monday, March 20,... 


Exxaro's MD for Energy Leon Groenewald.
Exxaro well-advanced on own-mine renewables plan, says new energy MD
17th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Coal miner Exxaro has advanced considerably on progressing the generation of renewables to supply electricity to its own mining operations, newly appointed Exxaro MD for Energy Leon Groenewald said... 


Mining BEVs set to launch
17th March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Underground mining mobile equipment specialist MacLean Engineering is expanding its battery electric vehicle portfolio this year with the launch of three new mining vehicles that further address... 


Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.
Coal miner Exxaro to build 68 MW solar power plant in Limpopo
16th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Financial close is expected at the end of this month for construction in the second quarter of this year of a 68 MW solar power plant at a cost of between R1.52-billion and R1.56-billion, Exxaro... 


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