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Integrated Pump Technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th June 2019 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub­Saharan Africa for the Grindex range of submersible pumps, Integrated Pump Technology has grown to offer tailor ­made solutions for vacuum pumps, as well as dry and submersible pumping applications. With its head office,... 

Integrated Pump Rental

24th May 2019 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Integrated Pump Rental

Invincible Valves

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th May 2019 High-quality valve products and ancillary equipment supplier Invincible Valves prides itself on service excellence and exibility, as it strives to enhance every customer’s bottom line. The 36-year-old company’s core values include growing through creativity, invention and innovation. 

Invincible Valves

Booyco Electronics

17th May 2019 Understanding evolving customer needs as well as the legislative compliance requirements of differing sectors ideally positions Booyco Electronics to offer application-specific and safety-related solutions to customers across a range of industries. Booyco’s safety products portfolio has grown... 

Booyco Electronics

Johnson Crane Hire

12th April 2019 Ranked among the top crane hire companies in the world, Johnson Crane Hire operates the largest mobile crane fleet in Africa. The company has an acknowledged track record for delivering appropriate solutions to the mining, petrochemicals, power and civil infra­ structure industries throughout... 

Johnson Crane Hire

Weba Chute Systems

8th April 2019 Effective transfer of materials in chutes is a pressing issue for all mines. With the spotlight firmly on increasing productivity through more effective discharge of materials, coupled with minimising downtime and maintenance, solutions are critical to sustainability. With over 4 000 transfer... 

Weba Chute Systems

Foundation driving youth participation in mining industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Although the mining industry has not appealed to many young people for quite a while, this is starting to change through initiatives such as the Young Leaders Career Development Programme, says nonprofit organisation Learn and Give Education Foundation (LGEF) co-founder and chairperson Teboho... 

Foundation driving youth participation in mining industry
TEBOHO MAPHAKISA The venue for the Young Leaders Career Development Programme, on the last day of the conference was packed to capacity

OSBORN celebrates 100 years of quality, innovation and service excellence

1st March 2019 South African mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Since its foundation in 1919, the company has grown and evolved. Today, Osborn is recognised as a leading name in global mining and quarry markets and one of South Africa’s foremost manufacturers... 

OSBORN celebrates 100 years of quality, innovation and service excellence

MODI Mining

1st March 2019 Established in 2011, Modi Mining has grown an average of 30% a year, earning founding owners and husband and wife team Motlapele Molefi and Sam Molefi the 2019 Sanlam and Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year award winner.  The 100% black-owned company was established to offer contract... 

MODI Mining

Promising mining opportunities in Zim

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Despite Zimbabwe’s foreign currency crisis, specialist strategy and communications consultancy Africa Practice (AP) Mining Sector lead Rishon Chimboza says, “on a per capita basis, Zimbabwe is extremely well endowed with natural resources, so opportunities will always be there.” 

Promising mining opportunities in Zim
SPOTLIGHT ON ZIM Zimbabwe will ensure that miners are able to retain as much foreign currency as possible

4IR: Mining companies need to make a wilful change

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, mining companies made it clear that there will be some change in the near future as people start believing in practical impact of digitalisation and... 

4IR: Mining  companies need to make a wilful change
EDUARD VORSTER Focusing outside of mining per se is becoming so much more important – to bring transformation, so that playground so that the mine is a catalyst for a macro economy

Indaba created positive platform – Baxter

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 The 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba was a useful platform where stakeholders worldwide, including producers, investors and government officials discussed the issues facing the mining industry, and also the opportunities that would enable the industry to achieve its full potential, says... 

Indaba created positive platform – Baxter
Roger Baxter Significant efforts have been made by the organisers of the Indaba to ensure that the conference is more relevant to companies

Energy solutions crucial to the future of mining

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Renewable energy has become a very important part of the conversation in mining, says energy solutions provider MD for Africa John Lewis who attended the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town, last month. 

Energy solutions crucial to the  future of mining
ENERGY SOLUTIONS Power is central to an effective mining operation and constitutes a key investment decision for management teams, governments and investors

ERG focused on advancing electric vehicle and battery industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 While some volatility is expected, there is optimism about the prospects of demand for cobalt and copper in 2019 which will be sustained in part by the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), says diversified natural resources producer Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) CEO Benedikt Sobotka. 

ERG focused on advancing electric vehicle and battery industry
Benedikt Sobotka ERG remains committed to sourcing materials in a responsible and sustainable manner and raising the quality of life for local communities

More support for Mining Indaba

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 The Investing in African Mining Indaba celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, and the 2019 edition was the best one yet, says mining investment conference Mining Indaba marketing head Joanna Kotyrba. 

More support for Mining Indaba
Young Leaders Programme Over 300% increase in attendance at this year’s programme

Sandvik, Resolute gear up for the fully automated Syama gold mine

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Global engineering group, Sandvik, is looking forward to moving full steam ahead in its partnership with Resolute Mining to fully automate the Syama underground gold mine.  The Syama underground mine is set to be the world’s first purpose-built, fully automated sublevel cave gold mine. 

Solar Mining Services helps to boost the Mpumalanga economy 

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Solar Mining Services, a manufacturer and supplier of explosives, accessories and blasting services for the mining industry, has made strides in growing its business in South Africa. It has created more than 100 jobs and invested R500-million in South Africa since setting up in the country in... 

Solar Mining Services helps to boost the Mpumalanga economy
Solar Mining's Charles Hurly discusses the company's product offerings and its growth plans, while CEO Desmond Pillay talks about the company's impact on the Mpumalanga economy. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Zimbabwe lithium project wins the Mining Indaba’s Investment Battlefield competition 

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Junior mining company, Prospect Resources, has won the 2019 Mining Indaba Investment Battlefield for its lithium project located in Zimbabwe. Prospect Resources executive director Harry Greaves scooped the first prize at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, after pitching the... 

Lesedi to assist Mozal in its aluminium expansion project

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 South African engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Lesedi has recently been awarded a contract to assist South32’s Mozal aluminum plant in its expansion project. The $38-million AP3XLE energy efficiency project was approved in the third quarter of 2017 and started the rollout... 

Precious metal refiners face new LBMA environmental standard  

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2019 The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has launched a new standard that addresses environmental as well as sustainability issues in gold and silver markets. To do that in a credible way, LBMA has been actively engaging with mining companies and producer nations. 

Precious metal refiners face new LBMA environmental standard
LBMA CE Ruth Crowell tells Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer about the association's efforts to improve environmental and sustainability within the gold and silver mining and refining sectors. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Transnet promises to ramp up efficiency 

By: Kim Cloete     6th February 2019 Transnet has promised to deal with corruption and step up efficiency around its operations, which have taken a heavy knock over the past few years. “Over the past ten years, we have injected capital of R42-billion into the network side. Yet the scale of the network is worse today than it was ten... 

Transnet promises to ramp up efficiency
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Transnet acting CEO Tau Morwe

Junior mining fund under discussion – Minerals Council 

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2019 A government-initiated fund for prospectors and developers is under discussion with the Public Investment Corporation and the Industrial Development Corporation, Minerals Council South Africa emerging mining head Grant Mitchell said on Wednesday. Speaking at a media conference at the Investment... 

Junior mining fund under discussion – Minerals Council
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Minerals Council executive Tebello Chabana

Ethiopia finalising mining industry reforms – minister

By: Reuters     6th February 2019 Ethiopia will finalise reforms for its underdeveloped mining and oil sectors within the next two months as it seeks to encourage more foreign investors, its mines and petroleum minister said on Tuesday. The country has already cut taxes for mining companies in recent years but the government... 

Bushveld Minerals hopes to list in Johannesburg by Q3

By: Reuters     6th February 2019 London-listed Bushveld Minerals , which has vanadium mines in South Africa, said on Tuesday it planned a to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange by the third quarter of this year. Bushveld Minerals, which has vanadium operations in South African and coal operations in Madagascar, said the... 

Congo 2018 copper output up 12.9% to 1.2Mt – Chamber of Commerce

By: Reuters     6th February 2019 Copper production in Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top producer, rose 12.9% in 2018 to 1.2-million tonnes, the Chamber of Commerce said in a presentation on Wednesday. Output of cobalt, a key component of electric car batteries, rose 43.8% to 106 439 t, while gold production increased by... 

Angola's Endiama sees diamond output rising to 13.8 Mct by 2022

By: Reuters     6th February 2019 Angola's State-owned diamond firm Endiama sees production rising to 13.8-million carats in 2022 compared with 9.5-million carats forecast for this year, a senior official said on Wednesday. Production in 2018 was 9.4-million carats, Endiama's director of geology, Kapingana Mandavela, told an... 

Minerals Council’s national platinum strategy targets real potential 

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2019 Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday launched a national platinum strategy, which aims at sustaining a million jobs and contributing R8.2-trillion to South Africa’s economy by 2050. Speaking at a media conference at Investing in African Mining Indaba on Wednesday, Minerals Council CEO Roger... 

Minerals Council’s national platinum strategy targets real potential
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Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter

Working together can deliver mining’s massive benefits – Friedland 

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2019 Mining can and will deliver massive benefits if all stakeholders work together, Ivanhoe Mines executive co-chairperson and founder Robert Friedland said on Wednesday Speaking on the third day of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, he outlined the huge potential of collaborative government,... 

Working together can deliver mining’s massive benefits – Friedland
Ivanhoe Mines executive co-chairperson and founder Robert Friedland speaks about the winds of change blowing in South Africa and the DRC and the benefits mining companies, African governments and communities can reap if all parties work together. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Minerals Council welcomes President’s statements at Mining Indaba

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th February 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the statements made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his address at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, on Tuesday. The Minerals Council said the President had, throughout his address, echoed the sentiments expressed by Mineral... 

De Beers to spend R30m on diamond exploration this year  

By: Martin Creamer     6th February 2019 De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) will spend R30-million on greenfield diamond exploration in South Africa this year, DBCM MD Phillip Barton told Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of the Investing in African Mining Indaba. This follows DBCM being granted 32 exploration licences across a... 

De Beers to spend R30m on diamond exploration this year
DBCM MD Phillip Barton speaks to Martin Creamer about the company's exploration programme in South Africa, as well as the company's plans for its Venetia mine. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Obuasi mine to be an engine of growth for AngloGold, says CEO

By: Kim Cloete     6th February 2019 AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky is very upbeat about developing its Obuasi gold mine, in Ghana, and has described it as being "in a class of its own on a number of metrics".  “It will be an engine of growth for this company. You need big, chunky engines of growth which, year after year,... 

Obuasi mine to be an engine of growth for AngloGold, says CEO
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AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky
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