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South Africa's Minerals & Energy Outlook

Juniors provide gap in market for recruiter

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 Employment management solutions provider Quyn hopes to capitalise on the recent upturn in the South African mining industry –  particularly the range of junior mining groups “coming to the fore” – and leverage its experience in the sector to assist local mining with recruitment. “We’ve recently... 

Bank to support new era of sustainable solutions

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 Despite industrial and economic challenges, 2023 potentially signals the start of a “great era of change and opportunity” for local mining and for South African bank Nedbank CIB, as the bank provides solutions aligned with the decarbonisation trend. “These opportunities manifest in the provision... 

Consultants equipped to support industry’s sustainability drive

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 With a growing range of operational risks and pressures – from climate change vulnerability to cost inflation – South African mining companies are taking an increasingly integrated approach to sustainability. With its multidisciplinary professional teams, global centres of excellence in niche... 

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ANDREW VAN ZYL While mitigation strategies aim to reduce the operation’s impact on global warming, there is growing risk to operations from various aspects of climate change

Booyco Electronics

24th February 2023 Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of proximity detection systems, continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. An acknowledged leader in the field, the company offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying, construction,... 

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24th February 2023 IPR, previously known as Integrated Pump Rental, is recognised across the SADC region as the pump, heavy duty slurry handling and dredging specialist, operating across all sectors including underground and surface mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy, petrochemical, oil and gas,... 

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Integrated Pump Technology

24th February 2023 As a leading supplier of premium pump brands across the SADC region, Integrated Pump Technology operates across the mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater and engineering sectors with a strong strategically situated network of distributors providing access to product and spare parts with... 

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24th February 2023 Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies services and products for the mining process itself as well as for the processing of mined products.... 


Weir Minerals Africa

24th February 2023 Weir Minerals Africa is the market leader in slurry handling equipment and has an unrivalled installed base of its Warman centrifugal slurry pumps across Africa.  

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Allaying infrastructure obstacles can aid sector

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 Despite operational and legislative challenges, local law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech stresses that South Africa is in an ideal position to capitalise on and benefit from the increasing demand for “battery minerals”. These minerals support the global transition to a green economy and the... 

Regulation change encourages investment

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 Most accidents that occur on mine sites involve heavy equipment, vehicles and workers. This prompted the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to this year bring into effect Chapter 8 of the Mine Health and Safety Act Trackless and Mobile Machinery (TMM) Regulations, specifically in terms of... 

Foundation being laid for renewed exploration interest

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 South Africa has begun to lay down the foundation to position the country as a renewed frontier State for exploration, particularly focusing on critical minerals that will be useful for the future, says research institute Council for Geosciences CEO Mosa Mabuza. Government adopted the 2022... 

Firm to streamline blasting for mines

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 Despite the steady decline in production from the South African mining sector, there have been some recent mine expansions for minerals in high demand. Wherever possible, blasting and explosives solutions provider BME is pursuing these opportunities as part of the company’s growth strategy, which... 

Growth drives skills demand

By: Cameron Mackay     24th February 2023 The outlook for surface and underground mining in South Africa is healthy, as local mines are ramping up production and demand grows, leading to the recruitment of more mineworkers. Mining training solutions provider Prisma Training Solutions is looking to capitalise on this industry ramp-up to... 

Ukwazi offers preliminary perspective on the Just Transition

28th January 2022 State-owned power utility Eskom and the coal industry are at the core of the 'Just Transition', says mining services provider Ukwazi Mining director Spencer Eckstein. "[About] 75% of our electricity is coal based and derives from 16 large power stations. By December 31, 2021, Eskom was due to... 

Spectrem Air

28th January 2022 With a DC3 fixed-wing aircraft and range of airborne geophysical equipment, including its Squid magnetic gradiometer sensor, Johannesburg-based airborne geophysics technology provider Spectrem Air is well equipped to deliver integrated three-dimensional (3D) solutions for geological mapping,... 

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Zest WEG

28th January 2022 Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.  Leveraging best practice engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we offer a range of standard... 

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Weba Chute Systems

28th January 2022 Weba Chute Systems is world-renowned for ensuring that its custom-engineered chutes add immediate and significant value to customers’ profitability, uptime and on-site health and safety. The company’s scientific approach to the dynamics of bulk materials handling at transfer points has been... 

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The key role of training to drive automation in Africa

28th January 2022 While South Africa’s mining sector is still unsure of exactly what future safety legislation will require in terms of proximity detection systems (PDS) or collision prevention systems (CPS), there is no mistaking that each mine has a responsibility to assess and mitigate ‘significant risk’. The... 

Anton Lourens, CEO of Booyco Electronics
Anton Lourens, CEO of Booyco Electronics

Hybrid Power Generation and Microgrids from Clarke Energy Supporting South Africa’s Just Energy Transition.

28th January 2022 Hybrid Power Generation and Microgrids from Clarke Energy Supporting South Africa’s Just Energy Transition. Economics and technology developments are changing the landscape of the power generation sector. Over the last 20 years, there has been a movement away from large centralised power stations... 


Embarking on 2050 Carbon Neutrality Challenge through decarbonisation of the mining sector

28th January 2022 There is a common misconception that the mining sector cannot conduct environmental stewardship, but Exxaro has proven otherwise, argues Abel Sakhau, Environment and Climate Change Manager January 2022 – Climate change is undoubtedly one of the defining global challenges. It is disrupting... 

Abel Sakhau, Environment and Climate Change Manager
Abel Sakhau, Environment and Climate Change Manager

FLSmidth builds African capability for tomorrow’s mines

28th January 2022 Leveraging the fast moving world of digital technology, FLSmidth is driving efficiency across the mining sector in Africa, with West Africa among the key focal areas. According to FLSmidth President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and South Asia Deon de Kock, the company’s MissionZero... 

FLSmidth President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and South Asia Deon de Kock
FLSmidth President for Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and South Asia Deon de Kock

Minerals Council muses on S Africa’s path to Just Transition

28th January 2022 The Minerals Council therefore supports the global legal framework for global climate change negotiations facilitated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which has as its goal the facilitation of the implementation of measures that will enable stabilisation... 

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The urgency of infrastructure upgrade in South Africa

28th January 2022 There is no doubt that South Africa urgently needs to upgrade its infrastructure across multiple sectors; however, for us to achieve this at the speed that is required, it is critical that the public and private sector work much closer together than they have in the past.    For the most part... 

Judy Kobus is Co-Head of Infrastructure Finance Solutions at RMB
Judy Kobus is Co-Head of Infrastructure Finance Solutions at RMB

Fuelling South Africa’s Gas Revolution

28th January 2022 It is no secret that there is a global shift towards smarter and greener energy use. While still predominantly relying on coal, South Africa is aiming towards combining gas and renewables as the best future energy solution. Across multiple sub-sectors in the gas industry, it is vital then for key... 

By John Parry, newly appointed chairperson of SAQCC Gas
By John Parry, newly appointed chairperson of SAQCC Gas

Risky road towards carbon-neutrality for mines

28th January 2022 As South Africa begins its journey towards a lower-carbon future, the mining industry will have much to consider. It can make a significant local contribution by generating its own renewable energy, but faces considerable uncertainty in applying low-emission technologies.  As South Africa begins... 

SRK Consulting director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl

JSE has role to play in sustainable energy transition

By: Cameron Mackay     28th January 2022 The JSE has a role to play in creating an enabling environment for more sustainable practices, particularly in terms of South Africa’s transition to using renewable energies, JSE chief sustainability officer Shameela Soobramoney stated at the Southern Africa-Europe CEO Dialogue event hosted in... 

Solving transmission bottlenecks vital for unlocking supply

By: Cameron Mackay     28th January 2022 Overcoming energy transmission congestion is vital to stabilise energy supply in South Africa and, to ensure that energy supply meets demand, transmission assessments and upgrades need to be conducted to allow for energy access from resource-rich solar and wind areas, states renewable-energy... 

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WILLIAM PRICE Many of the country’s load centres are situated in coal production areas, where the transmission grid has been designed to deliver energy to large populations

Top tech trends set to disrupt global mining

28th January 2022 Technology is shaping the mines of tomorrow, with software providers AspenTech and Dassault Systemès, and mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc, at the cutting-edge of the mining, engineering, technology and services (METS) sector, says the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)... 

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INNOVATION SHOWCASE IMARC provides a dedicated space for companies to share their knowledge and expertise with the broader industry to work towards a sustainable future for mining

Mining can be a catalyst for growth in 2022

By: Cameron Mackay     28th January 2022 Global commodity prices and economies have rebounded strongly since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, which left many companies facing mammoth financial challenges to sustain themselves. This resurgence in the mining sector is closely connected to the rollout of vaccinations, which was... 

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ZERO HARM INDUSTRY the mining industry’s goal of zero harm, ensuring that mineworkers return home from work unharmed, is critical to the joint success of labour and mines

Mining mobility market ideal for hydrogen uptake

By: Cameron Mackay     28th January 2022 Emerging mobility applications for hydrogen, such as heavy-duty mobility and materials handling equipment used in mining, provide an ideal market for the increased uptake of green hydrogen technology in South Africa, states hydrogen technology provider Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser Division SVP Filip... 

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MOGALAKWENA MINE the electrolyser that will generate renewable hydrogen for the world’s largest hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle project has been delivered to site by Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser

SA’s green energy outlook for 2022

By: Cameron Mackay     28th January 2022 With a background in electrical engineering, “a knack for business, and a passion for sustainability”, Norwegian global renewables company Scatec Southern Africa GM Jan Fourie has specialised in renewable energy projects for over a decade. He says his love for South Africa and the natural... 

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RENEWABLE UPTAKE Scatec’s new project, which falls under the RMIPPPP, includes a 150 MW flagship twin hybrid PV-and-storage site in the Northern Cape
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