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Joburg Indaba

Improved offering, delivers remotely

By: Cameron Mackay     25th September 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged geological services provider Minrom to focus on streamlining its in-house systems and enhancing its remote management capabilities, says Minrom senior geologist Graham Duncan. He emphasises that these enhancements will enable mining companies working with... 

LNG can help reduce costs, emissions

25th September 2020 The discovery and development of natural gas projects in northern Mozambique over the past decade could have a significant impact on the economic landscape of Southern Africa, says analytical services provider Deloitte. The group has released a series of reports to examine the different sectors... 

LNG can help reduce costs, emissions
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STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE LNG requires specialised infrastructure to manage. It is vital that southern Africa has the capability to move LNG from ship-based transport to land-based storage

Mining can play active role in Covid-19 recovery

By: Cameron Mackay     25th September 2020 Multinational professional services network Deloitte senior partner Andrew Lane emphasises the importance of the private sector, particularly the local mining sector, in addressing socioeconomic challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "The private sector needs to take a proactive role in... 

Mining can play active role in Covid-19 recovery
PROACTIVE SUPPORT Reliance on the mining industry in assistance in Covid-19 relief has been prevalent in mine-effected communities, where miners are vital to communities

New manganese mine edges closer to opening

25th September 2020 East Manganese, diversified miner Menar’s first manganese asset, located near the Northern Cape town of Hotazel, was recently granted Amendment to Environmental Authorisation, along with plant and tree removal permits – which are the latest statutory approvals. The R250-million project holds... 

Covid-19 drives demand for skills

By: Cameron Mackay     25th September 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the local mining sector have highlighted the importance of supervisory-level staff using organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills in mining operations, says heavy industry business consulting company OIM Consulting MD Arjen de Bruin. He adds... 

Covid-19 drives demand for skills
SKILLS FOCUS The local mining industry can benefit in productivity by focusing on the development of skills and competencies of supervisory-level staff on mining operations

Minrom

25th September 2020 Leading geological consulting company, MINROM, provides geological services throughout Africa, specialising in exploration, mining and groundwater.   MINROM has also completed projects across the globe, thanks to its extensive experience, use of the latest technologies and highly skilled... 

Minrom

OIM Consulting

25th September 2020 Operational Improvement Management (OIM) partners with clients to create long-term value and shape companies into sought-after investment opportunities, employers of choice and solid business partners. Founded in 1985, OIM has a long track record of delivering sustainable business success in the... 

OIM Consulting

Minerals Council aids E Cape response

25th September 2020 Mining industry employers’ organisation, the Minerals Council South Africa announced in August that several of its members contributed a combined R4.7-million towards oxygen and oxygen-related products for the Eastern Cape. The R4.7-million was jointly raised by African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo... 

Minerals Council aids E Cape response
TEBELLO CHABANA For many who become ill from Covid-19, particularly those who are most vulnerable, oxygen is what is most needed and will, quite simply, represent life

Worley assists surface miners’ transition to underground operations

25th September 2020 As openpit mines reach their economic end of life, mine owners are considering the viability of transitioning their opencast mining operations to underground, says global engineering firm Worley. Using its deep-level mining expertise in South Africa, Worley assists mine owners around the world in... 

Worley assists surface miners’ transition to underground operations
ROBERT HULL Worley's South African operation is recognised for its deep-level shaft experience, and has experience across most commodities

Online format expands global presence of Joburg Indaba

By: Cameron Mackay     25th September 2020 Owing to the impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent physical distancing regulations, yearly mining conference the Joburg Indaba will be hosted as an online discussion on October 7 and 8. Event organisers Resources 4 Africa CEO Paula Munsie states that this will enable industry players, who were... 

Online format expands global presence of Joburg Indaba
MAKING UP LOST GROUND Many of the Joburg Indaba’s presentations, panels and discussions will focus on how the mining industry can be revitalised after the Covid-19

Changing mindsets to realise technological benefits in the sector

27th September 2019 With the rapid development of new technology and the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is disrupting traditional processes and the way we live and work, data is becoming a hot commodity. The challenge lies not in obtaining the data, but in how to use it to its maximum potential to... 

Changing mindsets to realise technological benefits in the sector
DENVER DREYER It is vital to partner with a service provider that has industry experience as well as the technical expertise

UMS Group puts shaft design and sinking, processing design and execution back on the map

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2019 Established in 2015, United Mining Services (UMS) Group has positioned itself as a leader in the mining and minerals processing fields.  Through its acquisition of Mining Engineering Technical Services (METS) and Shaft Sinkers, UMS gained more than six decades of combined industry expertise and... 

UMS Group puts shaft design and sinking, processing design and execution back on the map

Mining event to address issues facing sector

27th September 2019 The 2019 Joburg Indaba will take place on October 2 and 3, 2019 at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg.  

Amplats continues to see positive demand for 3E PGMs

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th September 2019 Platinum-group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) continued to see positive demand for platinum, rhodium and palladium (3E) PGMs over the short and medium term, Amplats CEO Chris Griffith noted at the company’s interim results presentation, held in... 

Amplats continues to see positive demand  for 3E PGMs
CHRIS GRIFFITH Platinum has been boosted this year by very strong investment demand of more than 700 000 oz

Joburg Indaba sponsor looks forward to industry engagements

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th September 2019 Independent consulting practice SRK Consulting is a networking sponsor at the 2019 Joburg Indaba. Organised by resources investment conferences company Resources 4 Africa, SRK partner and principal mining engineer Marcin Wertz says Joburg Indaba is a unique industry conference, with the direct... 

Joburg Indaba sponsor looks forward to industry engagements
FRANK CONVERSATIONS The Joburg Indaba is a place for frank and honest discussions on issues that are pertinent to the South African mining sector

Mining industry sunrise at even odds – consultant

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th September 2019 Recent debates regarding the South African mining industry have centred on whether it is a sunrise or sunset industry. Local mining engineering consultancy Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein comments that while the sun may rise on certain aspects of the sector, it may set on... 

Mining industry sunrise at even odds – consultant
SWIFT PROGRESSION There is now a need for projects to progress from exploration to production faster and, as a result, obtain funding quicker

Anglo’s inclusive procurement programme provides much needed boost

27th September 2019 For six years, a small company in the Northern Cape town of Postmasburg struggled with the typical challenges facing South African small, medium-sized and microenterprises: inconsistent work, poor cash flow, and an inability to plan for growth.  

Anglo’s inclusive procurement programme provides much needed boost
INCLUSIVITY In 2017, Kumba Iron Ore’s inclusive procurement and enterprise development initiatives spent more than R36-billion with small suppliers around its operations

US-China trade war may cause gold project surge

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th September 2019 Although many commodities have remained flat over the past year, the resurgent gold price – mainly driven by uncertainty, owing to the US-China trade war – may result in more gold projects, given the favourable price environment, says project and engineering solutions provider Wood business... 

US-China trade war may  cause gold project surge
KUDAKWASHE MARAMBA The US-China trade war – may result in more gold projects, given the favourable price environment

Joburg Indaba continues to create positive platform

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th September 2019 The seventh yearly Joburg Indaba has firmly solidified its place as the local mining conference of choice among key mining industry players. The two-day conference will take place on October 2 and 3 at the Inanda Club in Sandton, Johannesburg. 

Joburg Indaba continues  to create positive platform
PAULA MUNSIE It is time for collective critical discussions on a range of topics regarding the opportunities and challenges the mining industry faces

Ukufisa Phase 2 to start production in 2020

27th September 2019 Based on the current project milestones, construction at coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s Ukufisa Colliery Extension will start before the end of this year with first coal production expected by the first quarter of 2020. The Ukufisa Phase 2 project forms part of Canyon’s project... 

Ukufisa Phase 2 to start production in 2020
GO AHEAD Ukufisa Phase 2 was granted an environmental authorisation by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy on March 5

Energy alternatives for mining

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th September 2019 The demand for electricity in South Africa continues to increase and there is no certainty that State-owned power utility Eskom will be able to meet that demand at a cost-effective price, says international business law firm Fasken partner and finance and projects head Ashen Jugoo. It is highly... 

Energy alternatives for mining
ASHEN JUGOO We expect that there will be a remarkable increase in captive power projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa

Höegh Autoliners

23rd September 2019 Höegh Autoliners is a leading global provider of roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) transportation services, with a network of 20 offices, owner’s representatives and agents worldwide. The company employs around 450 staff onshore and 1 400 seafarers. Höegh Autoliners operates about 55 pure car and truck... 

Höegh Autoliners

Joburg Indaba to provide ‘reality check’, promote investment

By: Paige Müller     28th September 2018 This year’s Joburg Indaba will focus heavily on the economic environment and South African government’s role in encouraging investment in the embattled local mining sector, says investment conference specialist and organiser of the Joburg Indaba, Resources 4 Africa. Resources 4 Africa CEO Paula... 

Joburg Indaba to provide ‘reality check’, promote investment
MEANINGFUL DEBATE The Joburg Indaba is known as a mining conference which creates a competitive advantage by facilitating an environment where industry leaders can have honest, open and direct conversations

Industry leaders to tackle concerns at Indaba

By: Paige Müller     28th September 2018 With the economy and Mining Charter front of mind, the 2018 Joburg Indaba – taking place from October 3 to 4 at the Inanda Club, in Johannesburg – will scrutinize the mining industry and the economy, says event organiser Resources 4 Africa. Key speakers will focus on diverse topics, with the... 

Industry leaders to tackle concerns at Indaba
MEANINGFUL DEBATE Debates at the Joburg Indaba are decided in response to the pressing need to focus on relevant and crucial issues in the mining industry throughout the course of the year

Consulting firm optimises project delivery

28th September 2018 Independent advisory and consulting arm of engineering service company WorleyParsons and networking sponsor of this year’s Joburg Indaba, Advisian, is optimising project delivery across Africa. Advisian provides solutions for clients in the hydrocarbons, minerals and metals, chemicals, and... 

Consulting firm optimises project delivery
ADAM BOUGHTON Advisian’s extensive engineering history has played a fundamental role in much of the organisation’s success

Digitalisation at Gamsberg project takes centre stage

By: Paige Müller     28th September 2018 Digitalisation in the mining industry is not something for the future – it is immediate, and is, or should be, the here-and-now of all the work mining companies do as an industry, says global diversified miner Vedanta’s Africa Base Metals CEO Deshnee Naidoo. “Digitalisation is not a threat to... 

Digitalisation at Gamsberg project takes centre stage
DESHNEE NAIDOO Vedanta Zinc International CEO Deshnee Naidoo will speak about the digitalisation of mining and mine operations at this year’s Joburg Indaba

Panel discussions around legal uncertainty in SA mining

28th September 2018 Global law firm ENSafrica – a premium sponsor, speaker and panellist at this year’s Joburg Indaba – states that it is eager to take part in this year’s panel discussion themed around legal uncertainty. “With the Joburg Indaba hosting its fourth event this year, it has become one of the... 

Panel discussions around legal uncertainty in SA mining
LLOYD CHRISTIE The mining industry needs to keep an eye on “the tomorrow”, probably more than most, and, in South Africa, it needs to remain mindful of the ‘yester-sorrow’

Study demonstrates policy and sector decline link

By: Paige Müller     28th September 2018 Country-risk strategy and economics advisory firm Eunomix will release its latest study, completed on August 31, at this year’s Joburg Indaba, in which it demonstrates the causal relationship between the decline of the South African mining sector and the local policy environment. Eunomix CEO... 

Study demonstrates policy and sector decline link
CLAUDE BAISSAC The study shows that the impact of commodity price fluctuation has been more severe in South Africa than in peer countries

Industry expert to discuss coal, energy crisis

By: Paige Müller     28th September 2018 Coal industry heavyweight and consulting firm XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prévost will endeavour to provide the industry with insight into how best to implement “rescue” plans to help stave off the “coal cliff”, at this year’s 2018 Joburg Indaba. Prévost tells Mining Weekly that he... 

Industry expert to discuss coal, energy crisis
XAVIER PRÉVOST Investors have adopted an attitude of “wait and see”

Mine digitisation accelerates to ensure profitability

By: Paige Müller     28th September 2018 Professional services firm and corporate partner sponsor of this year’s Joburg Indaba, Deloitte, says the tough operating conditions in the mining industry have resulted in the accelerated uptake of digitisation at South African mines. Deloitte Africa energy and resources leader Andrew Lane – who... 

Event a platform for ‘blunt debate’

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th September 2017 Mining stakeholders from various sectors – including leaders from society, government, industry and labour – will engage in “blunt debate” about the many challenges currently facing the sector when they congregate at The Joburg Indaba 2017, says event organiser Resources4Africa CEO Paula Munsie. 

Event a platform for ‘blunt debate’
VALUABLE DEBATE With a maximum of 500 delegates, The Joburg Indaba will provide an intimate networking environment where stakeholders can openly air their views and give constructive inputs
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