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Smart conveyor system boosts safety
6th October 2023

Positioned as the “future” of idler roller monitoring in conveyor systems, the Smart Mine’s artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) Smart Conveyor solution from automation, hydraulics and mobile... 


An image of Electrotron's ScanBelt pull key system
Protection systems simplify safety
6th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Conveyor materials handling original-equipment-manufacturer Electrotron’s ScanBelt suite of conveyor belt protection systems helps to improve safety and efficiency while decreasing downtime and... 


An image of of TAKRAF's conveyor system commissioned for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine
Powerful system commissioned at Chile mine
6th October 2023

While attending this year’s Beltcon International Materials Handling Conference in Johannesburg over August 2 and 3, mining equipment manufacturer TAKRAF showcased what it claims is the “world’s... 


Kropz reports $14.1m in interim revenue
28th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

African phosphate developer and producer Kropz Group recorded revenue of $14.1-million for the six months ended June 30. The interim period also saw it record the first sales from the trial... 


Gemfields’ rough emeralds and rubies continue to be in demand after the step-change in market pricing seen across last year
Gemfields expects lower 2023 financial performance
22nd September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gemstone producer Gemfields has demonstrated robust financial performance during the first half of 2023.  However, CEO Sean Gilbertson cautioned on Friday that the company is unlikely to replicate... 


A copper mine at night in Zambia
New railway to include Zambia minerals line
22nd September 2023

Inclusive of a stretch of railway extending into Zambia’s copper-producing district, the start of the transfer of the concession of railway services and support logistics of the Lobito Corridor to... 


Descycle non-executive chairperson Ian Cockerill
Ian Cockerill appointed Descycle chairperson
18th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Metals recovery company Descycle has appointed mining and metals industry veteran Ian Cockerill as nonexecutive chairperson. He succeeds Geoff McNamara, who will remain on the board as a... 


The rough emeralds sold were extracted by Kagem, which is 75% owned by Gemfields and 25% by the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia
Gemfields’ latest emerald auction generates $25.5m in revenue
18th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gemstone producer Gemfields earned revenues of $25.5-million from its latest auction of commercial-quality rough emeralds recovered from the Kagem mine, in Zambia. All 43 lots put on offer were... 


Weir Minerals Warman mill circuit pump
Flexibility top of mind for manufacturer
15th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With shifting operational conditions, including changing ore grades and the persistent need for increased throughput , original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals’ pump products GM Marnus... 


LIEBHERR L 566
The new Liebherr L 566 wheel loader is an upgrade of the previous 5.0 generation range
New wheel loader improves efficiency
15th September 2023

The new Liebherr L 566 wheel loader, part of construction machine manufacturer Liebherr’s 5.1 wheel loader family, is an upgrade of the previous 5.0 generation range, and benefits from significant... 


Image of mining materials plant layout
Testing ore materials ensures efficiency in operations
15th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Testing ores is necessary so that bulk handling and logistics processes run smoothly in the mining material bulk handling and logistics industry, says mining operations support company Isithelo... 


Mines embrace digital transformation
18th August 2023

The mining industry in South Africa has embraced digital transformation, according to  corporate and commercial law firm Werksmans Attorneys head of regulatory Ahmore Burger-Smidt. South Africa’s... 


Jubile Metals CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee appoints new CFO, strategic and operational executive team
14th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals announced it has expanded its executive leadership team in support of its growth strategy. This comes with the appointment of Neal Reynolds as CFO,... 


The increase in the second quarter of this year’s net income was largely attributable to the significant increase in third-party chrome sales at the Crocodile River Mine
Eastplats reports strong second-quarter financial, operating performance
11th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) net income attributable to equity shareholders increased to $7.7-million for the quarter ended June 30, compared with the... 


Impala Platinum Rustenburg mine and processing plant with the sun rising through the clouds
Promoting women in PGMs sector
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) says it is committed to gender mainstreaming, which is to intentionally advance women in the workplace, and has established plans and policies... 


Caledonia posts lower second-quarter profit
10th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold producer Caledonia Mining has reported a gross profit of $10.9-million for the second quarter ended June 30, a decrease from the $17.9-million reported for the second quarter of 2022. “While... 


These beneficiation plants will be similar to those at the Mooinooi Sylvania Dump operations in terms of circuit configuration and technology
Sylvania subsidiary signs chrome, PGMs ore treatment JV agreement
10th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sylvania Platinum’s wholly owned South African subsidiary Sylvania Metals has entered into an unincorporated joint venture (JV) agreement with design engineer... 


Kore Potash has 97% ownership of the Kola and DX Potash Projects in the Sintoukola Basin, located in Congo-Brazzaville
Kore raises $1m, signs revised agreement with Sepco for Kola project
8th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Potash development company Kore Potash has entered into a revised agreement with Chinese construction and engineering company Sepco Electric Power Construction Corporation for the provision of... 


The addition of the second plant will triple MRM’s processing capacity from the existing 200 t/h to 600 tonnes p/h
Gemfields to triple processing capacity at Moz ruby mine
7th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gemstone miner Gemfields’ 75%-owned Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) subsdiary has entered into a legally binding contract with specialist engineering group Consulmet to build an additional processing... 


Bushveld Minerals CEO Craig Coltman
Bushveld’s new CEO outlines his priorities as full-year guidance is lowered
2nd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals’ new CEO Craig Coltman, who took up the position on July 1, acknowledges that the company faces challenges, but says he also sees many positive signs and... 


BRPM achieved a steady operational performance, which was hoever offset by a weaker operational performance from Styldrift
RBPlat swings to interim loss
1st August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has recorded a 29% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R5.81-billion for the six months ended June 30. Earnings before interest,... 


IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 


Ivanhoe reports promising testwork for improving copper recoveries
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Metals miner Ivanhoe Mines has announced “highly promising” preliminary testwork for improving copper recoveries at its Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.... 


HRD 100
The HRD 100 poised to replace current pneumatic models in the market once its multistage pusher leg is made available
Company highlights hand-held rock drill at customer day
21st July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Conventional mining operations have relied on pneumatic machines for years, but mining equipment supplier Epiroc is confident that its hydraulic hand-held rock drill (HRD) 100, is poised to replace... 


Image of the articulated dump truck (ADT) operating at a site
Equipment giant to deliver 1.5-million low-carbon vehicles by 2026
14th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

US-headquartered equipment manufacturer John Deere promises to deliver 1.5-million low or no carbon machines by 2026 to dealers across its 54-country network, including the company’s South African... 


Image of Goodwin ANZE pump product
Supplier bullish about African growth
7th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Pumps supplier Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is optimistic about the company’s future business prospects in the mining sector of South Africa, as well as about the company’s growth potential in... 


Global iron-ore production growth to accelerate – BMI
3rd July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Research firm BMI states that global iron-ore production growth will accelerate in the coming years, bringing an end to the stagnation that has persisted since iron-ore prices hit a decade-low... 


US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 


An image depicting the Model G200 Grader from Bell Equipment
Graders for harsh environments
30th June 2023

Materials handling equipment manufacturer, distributor and supporter Bell Equipment, with over 70 years of developing products in South Africa, has designed a new range of graders set to deliver... 


The image depicts the improvements to the Cat D10 increase the material it can move per litre of fuel consumed
Heavy dozer redesigned for better operability
30th June 2023

Manufacturer of earthmoving and mining equipment Caterpillar (Cat) has redesigned its D10 large dozer to burn less fuel, be more productive and help users improve uptime. Featuring a stator clutch... 


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