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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... 


An image of Norbert Neumann, Ahmed Ould Mohamed and Mohamed Haidalla
Mauritanian iron-ore plant deal concluded
5th April 2024

Innovative technological and mining solutions provider TAKRAF Group recently concluded the signing of an extensive project with Mauritanian mining and industrial company Societe Nationale... 


TRANSFER CHUTE INSTALLATION
Though transfer chutes may not be directly involved in the shaft sinking stage of development of a mine, they can used later during materials handling within the mine
Company improves efficiency, safety in underground operations
29th March 2024

There is a growing acknowledgement over the past few years that transfer points and chutes significantly influence overall process plant performance, says engineering company Weba Chute Systems,... 


A red XRT Sorter with the OBTAIN Sorting technology integrated into the machine
New ore sorting tech launched at Indaba
22nd March 2024

Collection and sorting systems developer Tomra Mining launched its Tomra deep learning solution OBTAIN, which is suitable for high-capacity ore sorting, at the Investing in African Mining Indaba,... 



A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


A generated image of mine machines and thinking in blue on a black background
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... 


LOCAL LAUNCH
The first products to launch in South Africa include, among others, the Komatsu single boom ZJ21 jumbo drill rig and the Komatsu ZB21 medium-class bolter
Underground hard rock equipment launched locally
15th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu launched, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in February in Cape Town, three new models in its underground... 


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... 


Mintek's GE Additive Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R machine
Mintek acquires laser bed fusion 3D printer
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

National mineral research council Mintek has acquired a laser powder bed fusion three-dimensional (3D) printer, which positions the organisation as a unique player in the mineral processing and... 


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... 


Multotec optimistic about African mining
Multotec optimistic about African mining
7th February 2024

Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a... 


FLSmidth discusses innovations for sustainable mining
FLSmidth discusses innovations for sustainable mining
7th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With technological advancements expected to disrupt the traditional African mining sector, full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth outlines the most promising innovations on the... 


Weir Minerals discusses evolution of African mining
Weir Minerals discusses evolution of African mining
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining technology company Weir Minerals discusses how it expects the African mining industry to evolve in the context of positive disruption while attending this year’s 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... 


Innovation, Research Battlefield returns to Indaba
26th January 2024

Making a comeback at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba is the Innovation and Research Battlefield – a high-profile event convened by the organisers of the Investing in African Mining... 


a re-manufactured bearing which was made by SKF
Circularity promoted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in... 


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Mining sector experiencing innovative shifts
26th January 2024

To support the evolving industry, and with deep roots in Africa, mining tyre services provider Kal Tire is participating as a partner at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held... 


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... 


A pure copper component being packed and labeled for export
Manufacturer secures new clients despite challenges
24th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Despite the negative effects of illegal mining and copper scrap exports on the confidence levels of international investors and clients, South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos... 


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... 


Mintek CEO Dr Molefi Motuku
Motuku to head Mintek for another five years
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

National mineral research organisation the Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) has reappointed Dr Molefi Motuku as CEO for the next five years. Motuku has stewarded Mintek since 2019 and... 


Coal shipments on Transnet freight-rail network have plunged to 30-year lows and iron-ore railings are at their lowest in a decade
Crumbling South African rail prompts Botswana to forge new route
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Botswana has received unsolicited bids from investors to build a rail line to a Namibian port that will help avoid South Africa and its disintegrating logistics network. The 1 500 km... 


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... 


Smart technology for mobile explosives units
1st December 2023

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is leveraging smart technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a key aspect of its automation efforts to enhance the... 


An aerial view of load haul dump trucks carrying sand and rubble from the construction site of Pensana's Longonjo Mine in Angola
Angolan rare earth project construction progressing
24th November 2023

Magnet metals miner Pensana, continuing with the site development works for its rare-earth elements Longonjo project, in Angola, reported towards the end of August that it was progressing with site... 


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.... 


Tega Industries Africa CEO Vishal Gautam
Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production
22nd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining engineering solutions company Tega Industries Africa will start manufacturing capital equipment following its acquisition of US-based McNally Sayaji Equipment.  The merged and rebranded Tega... 


A segmented image of a Schurco Slurry Pump wet end pump made using a special polyurethane compound
Copper mine receives 20 new pumps
17th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has successfully supplied 20 new pumps to a copper mine, in the Northern Cape, and has received an order for spares – valued at over... 


An image of the MacLean Engineering GR5 Grader in an underground mine
Always prioritising miner safety
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Since its establishment by Don MacLean in the 1970s and 80s, underground mining equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering has kept its promise of producing mining equipment that ensures improved... 


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