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Trevali rolls out digital technologies to further digitalisation goals
4th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

Canada-headquartered base metals miner Trevali is increasingly rolling-out its use of the Emmesent Hovermap simultaneous localisation and mapping light detection and ranging scanner, both... 


Tsodilo eyes Trans-Zambezi Railway extension for ore transport benefits
28th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Diamond and metals explorer Tsodilo Resources is enthused about the completion of the final feasibility study (FFS) for the Trans-Zambezi Railway extension project between the towns of... 


Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions' 18 t LH5188 loader
Battery electric mining vehicles can boost efficiencies, sustainability
24th March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will play a role in improving health and safety, boosting efficiencies and achieving sustainability goals, including by combining on-mine renewable energy... 


More countries approve FLSmidth's buyout of thyssenkrupp's Mining business
23rd March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial engineering and equipment multinational FLSmidth has received regulatory clearances from the Australian, South African, Peruvian and Chilean authorities in relation to its acquisition of... 


A yellow grader used for underground roads and pathways part of MacLean’s Mine-Mate utility vehicles range, this is teh GR5
Underground graders coming to Africa
18th March 2022

Underground equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering announced last month that the first-ever MacLean GR5 underground road grader has been shipped to Africa and that additional units have been... 


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Abandoned mines can be used for energy storage
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Sweden-based sustainable power transition enabler Mine Storage co-founder and CEO Thomas Johansson notes that the company’s concept of using abandoned underground mines – or those under care and... 


Marc Kleiner, Conra Cranes MD
Local crane supplier optimistic about African mining
11th February 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Expressing a positive outlook for the African mining industry in 2022, Condra Cranes MD Marc Kleiner, says the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the potential for better resource... 


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Directors face potential liability for climate change risks – Webber Wentzel
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Directors face potential liability if they fail to carry out their fiduciary duties to curb climate change risks and do not make complete disclosures about climate-related risks, Webber Wentzel... 


Metso Outotec to start next phase in the development of its Metals business
17th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Metso Outotec will take the next structural development steps in its business portfolio, following the completed integration of its Minerals business and the successful turnaround of its Metals... 


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Transnet highlights turnaround at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
17th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The loading rate of vessel MV Braverus at 1 205 t/h for a total of 167 341 t of magnetite, which was completed on January 14, is an early indicator of recovery at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal,... 


Study confirms viability of KWG's electrification plan within the Ring of Fire
5th January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An electrical infrastructure capital expenditure report, conducted by OneLine Engineering, has confirmed the positive economics of chromite project operator KWG Resources’ proposed electrification... 


Codelco's El Teniente mine in Chile
Sandvik receives biggest AutoMine order yet
4th January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Engineering group Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has received its biggest AutoMine solutions order yet. The company has been awarded a contract by Chilean mining company Codelco to install an... 


A mine cart with gold ore mined by Theta Gold
Projects still on track to meet payback target
10th December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Despite facing challenges, such as the drawn-out licensing approval process in South Africa, ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines estimates that a payback target of 13 months for its Theta Gold Mines... 


MRL to develop autonomous trains for the Pilbara
6th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining services provider Mineral Resources (MRL) will form a partnership with autonomous solutions provider Hexagon to develop an autonomous road train solution as part of its mining services... 


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Equipment provider awarded BHP contract
3rd December 2021

Mining products and services provider Schlam announced last month that it had been awarded a multimillion-dollar national contract to supply its Hercules dump bodies to diversified miner BHP... 


A large yellow mining machine with EV capability used to load ore onto Unitrans road trains
Transport group eyes Copperbelt
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist logistics group Unitrans Africa plans to use its copper handling success, in Botswana, as a launchpad to enter into mining operations in the Copperbelt of Zambia and the Democratic... 


An image of freight trucks lining up for several kilometres on the N4 towards Komatipoort in South Africa
Minerals Council, SAAFF outline requirements to get Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border congestion resolved
2nd December 2021 By: Donna Slater

With delays at the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border post on the Maputo corridor between South Africa and Mozambique having cost trucking companies R1.3-billion in lost revenue this year, the South... 


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Miners warn against change in fuel rebate
22nd November 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has warned that scrapping of the existing diesel fuel tax credit could damage the Australian mining and exploration industry. The warning comes after reports emerged that... 


V-belts in operation in a mine
High-strength belts work well in mining
19th November 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s portfolio of Fenner power transmission components includes a range of high-strength friction transmission belts that offer dependable performance in demanding... 


an empty underground tunnel
Integrated control improves safety
5th November 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

In an underground mining environment, there is a dire need for an integrated approach to effective dust control for improve underground health conditions. Mine ventilation and cooling company BBE... 


A cell phone and a deep groove ball bearing cross section highlighting Siemens SIDRIVE IQ application
Company showcases tech innovations on new forum
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Industrial equipment multinational Siemens launched its inaugural Smart Mining Forum as an online event from August 3 to 5. The event highlighted Siemens’ technical expertise and showcased real... 


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Solutions on offer for entire mining chain
22nd October 2021

From the beginning of mining operations to the end-of-life, distributor of bearings, power transmission and allied products in Southern Africa Bearings International (BI) has products that service... 


ABB hoisting system 740 m underground at LKAB's Kiruna mine in Sweden. Photograph courtesy of LKAB and Peter Ylivainio
Mill maintenance contract keeps fires burning
1st October 2021

Global technology company ABB has signed a long-term agreement with Swedish mining house Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) to provide service to twelve mine hoists and the hoisting motors... 


A Kito 1 t electric chain hoist, an orange hoist on rail a rail, supplied to a mill in North West province by Becker Mining South Africa,
Hoists ordered for mine operation, maintenance
1st October 2021

Mining systems solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa’s distributor in Rustenburg, Tech-North Rustenburg, has secured an order for 26 Kito electric and manual chain hoists and accessories,... 


BMG lock bolt pins and collars on a black and red background
Components improve joint reliability
1st October 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Vibration and shock can quickly impair joint integrity and negatively affect overall product performance, especially in demanding applications, such as vibrating screens in the mining sector, says... 


Particle ore sorting solutions continuing
1st October 2021

Mineral processing equipment supplier Metso Outotec and mining materials handling company TOMRA Mining have agreed to continue the non-exclusive cooperation to supply particle ore sorting solutions... 


An image of a large Unitrans road train with four trailers being loaded with coal at a colliery
Transport company has high hopes for Indaba
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Joburg Indaba brings with it hopes of increased and ongoing investment in the mining sector, specialist transport company Unitrans regional business development manager Joubert van... 


Supplier to break into mining
24th September 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Industrial equipment supplier and specialist Shumani Industrial Equipment is striving to secure its spot and compete in the mining industry, with Shumani MD Victor Nemukula noting that a few... 


Spillage solutions encouraged for mines
24th September 2021

Oscillating systems technology manufacturer OST-Africa’s range of materials handling, screen and transmission products includes a spillage solution designed to prevent production losses across... 


An image of host and master of ceremonies Bernard Swanepoel at a podium hosting a pre-Covid-19 Joburg Indaba, and engaging with delegates
Strong attendance expected for Indaba
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Although the Joburg Indaba mining conference will be hosted virtually for the second year running, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the global responsibility to limit face-to-face interactions,... 


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