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Mining Indaba

Squeezed mining companies face growth dilemma

By: Reuters     31st January 2023 High costs and the prospect of shrinking earnings have made big miners nervous about expansion, even as shareholders demand investment in response to robust commodity prices, China's reopening and the role of minerals in decarbonising the economy. Although years of cost discipline have repaired... 

Consistent policy crucial amid uncertainty

By: Nadine James     27th January 2023 In addition to increasing socioeconomic challenges and their knock-on effects worldwide, mining entities must also contend with a looming metals deficit, says Zambia Chamber of Mines CEO and engineer Sokwani Chilembo. “It’s been well known and widely forecast, even before the escalation of the... 

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A SHINING EXAMPLE African governments must make their jurisdictions more attractive to investors

Key players commit to Indaba

27th January 2023 Key government leaders and policymakers across the globe are signing up in their numbers ahead of the “world’s largest mining investment event”, Investing in African Mining Indaba, says event organiser Hyve Group. The Mining Indaba returns to Cape Town in February 2023 with an impressive speaker... 

Mining Indaba to be ‘bigger than ever’

By: Sabrina Jardim     27th January 2023 This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – is expected to be “bigger than ever”, owing to strong commodity prices and an increase in demand for critical minerals, as well as battery and rare earth metals. “We... 

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INTRODUCING… New programmes and initiatives will be introduced, such as the Explorers Showcase, the Junior MINE and Official Government Leaders Programme

Namibia Chamber optimistic about industry’s 2023 prospects

By: Nadine James     27th January 2023 Mining industry organisation Namibia Chamber of Mines (NCM) states that it is “very positive” on the trajectory of the local mining industry, stressing that it expects it to grow on the back of increased output from the diamonds and uranium sectors. “In the short term, growth in the mining sector... 

Minerals Council partners with NPA on GBVF

27th January 2023 The Minerals Council South Africa and its members launched a partnership with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) Response Fund to support gender-based violence response centres in mining communities and labour-sending areas at a time when... 

Africa should adopt ESG focus

27th January 2023 With over half of the world’s copper resources outside the mainstream mining countries and decarbonisation and the energy transition fuelling demand, African countries – where mining regulations are less robust, perhaps – are becoming increasingly attractive. The current situation has testing,... 

Battery electric range paves route to ‘mine of the future’

27th January 2023 Mining solutions provider Sandvik, in a press release published in November, noted that the launch of its battery electric vehicles created opportunities that the mining sector had previously “only dreamt about”. Speaking at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in South Africa last year, Sandvik... 

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LH518B LOADER The Sandvik LH518B compact 18-tonne loader will be received by a customer in the next few months

Contractor achieves consecutive safety milestones

By: Nadine James     27th January 2023 Drilling and grouting services company Rosond has marked a year of zero harm at platinum producer Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Tumela mine in the Limpopo province, South Africa. Rosond safety head Andre Kleynhans explains that the company is conducting pack grouting operations at the... 

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RICARDO RIBEIRO The safety achievements are attributed to the culture of caring and responsibility inculcated on all Rosond’s operational sites

Electrolyte plant nearing operation

By: Nadine James     27th January 2023 Integrated vanadium producer and energy storage solutions provider Bushveld Minerals notes that the construction of the Bushveld Electrolyte Company’s (BELCO’s) electrolyte plant – which is located in East London, in the Eastern Cape – and the Vametco hybrid mini-grid – which is located in Brits,... 

Firm introduces new software

27th January 2023 Software company Aspen Technology (AspenTech) has announced the availability of its latest aspenONE software release V14. The new release delivers advanced intelligence and guidance capabilities that improve decision-making abilities and further boost operational excellence. 

Firm seeks to shore up mining supply chains

By: Nadine James     27th January 2023 Global supply chains were among the many critical systems that needed to be re-examined following the emergence of Covid-19. These supply chains have yet to recover fully and, with disruption becoming the new norm, resilience in mining supply chains is crucial, says DHL Supply Chain Africa MD... 

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BREMER PAUW The lack of collaboration between the mining sector’s supply chains resulted in costly, independently-run supply, which, in turn, have resulted in inadequate planning and inventory control

Firm will showcase monitoring products, services at Indaba

By: Sabrina Jardim     27th January 2023 Condition monitoring company WearCheck will showcase its mining-related products and services at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – to participants in the broader African mining industry. “We always... 

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SHANE GOSLIN The WearCheck laboratory technician testing coolant samples as part of the company’s condition monitoring offering

Gold producer optimistic about West African exploration

By: Nadine James     27th January 2023 Gold producer Endeavour Mining intends to capitalise on its “unmatched competitive advantage” of holding one of the largest land packages in West Africa, and its strategic foothold in two of the region's most prospective belts, the Houndé and the Ity belts. “We are very excited about West Africa.... 

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ITY MINE Endeavour recently announced an increase in measured and indicated resources at the Ity

Miner embarks on conversion project

By: Sabrina Jardim     27th January 2023 This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will emphasise strategies to support supply chain security for the energy transition, and seize opportunities to capitalise on the commodities super cycle. In line... 

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PUSHPENDER SINGLA VZI hopes to also establish socioeconomic benefits into the wider municipal and provincial communities, and the provincial and national fiscus

Miner remains focused on business resilience, ESG objectives

By: Nadine James     27th January 2023 West Africa-focused gold producer Endeavour Mining states that it is determined to build a resilient business and become a trusted partner, adding that it seeks to maintain its “high-quality” portfolio and generate sufficient cash flow to reinvest in its business and reward stakeholders. “We have... 

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY West Africa is also the leading region for global gold discoveries, with 67-million ounces discovered over the past decade

Miner, University of Kolwezi develop curriculum

27th January 2023 Diversified miner Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and the University of Kolwezi (UNIKOL) have partnered to launch the ERG Mining Academy, with its first student intake in January 2023. The collaboration will see UNIKOL partnering with global teaching institutions, such as the University of Mons,... 

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BENEDIKT SOBOTKA ERG is honoured to work with UNIKOL to equip local engineers with industry-relevant skills

Mining vital in net-zero transition

27th January 2023 Modern society is heavily reliant on metals and minerals and the demand is growing, driven by a combination of global trends, says materials handling solutions provider TOMRA Mining. “Rising urbanisation and higher living standards are pushing up the requirements of construction materials, as... 

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TOMRA PRO SECONDARY LASER SORTER TOMRA in 2021 installed a TOMRA PRO Secondary Laser sorter, and in nine to 12 months it processed the best part of the 1.2-million tons of stockpiled material

Mining demands multifaceted teams

27th January 2023 As the mining sector gathers again for the 2023 Investing in African Mining Indaba, there is likely to be both excitement and apprehension in the air, mining and engineering consultants SRK Consulting predicts.   Global trends toward decarbonisation are raising demand expectations for battery... 

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ANDREW VAN ZYL Project teams must start pursuing their engineering solutions with early stage input on pressing issues like environmental, social and governance risks, water stewardship, climate action and energy efficiency

Secure supply, efficiency needed for mining growth

27th January 2023 An important focus of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will be security and supply, and with good reason, says Omnia Group company BME MD Ralf Hennecke. He says the pressure is building for the... 

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RALF HENNECKE The pressure is building for the mining sector to re-set its production capability in the face of growing future demand

Telematics provider highlights bespoke offering

27th January 2023 As the mining industry has matured and become more sophisticated, and therefore more reliant on machinery, the need for precise control of moveable assets has increased drastically, says telematics solutions provider Ctrack. It cites its “long history” of managing movable assets, its along range... 

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KEEPING TRACK Ctrack’s fleet management system is able to seamlessly integrate with a variety of vehicles through the vehicles’ CAN bus or other inputs

Alcohol Breathalysers

27th January 2023 Alcohol Breathalysers was established in 2004 with the aim to make reliable, affordable and accurate digital breathalysers available to ensure that all businesses and individuals can gain access to alcohol testing equipment. 

Alcohol Breathalysers

Vedanta Zinc International: Investing in Africa

27th January 2023 In line with the African Mining Indaba theme of 2023, ‘Unlocking African Mining Investment’, Vedanta Resources pledged a R21-billion growth investment in South Africa for the development of the Gamsberg mine with beneficiation near Aggeneys in the Northern Cape, and associated projects.  This... 

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SANY Global in Africa: SANY Southern Africa

27th January 2023 SANY Southern Africa is a subsidiary of SANY Group, a high-end equipment manufacturer with research & design (R&D) centres and manufacturing bases in China, India, Germany, US, Brazil, and Indonesia.   Founded three decades ago, in Changsha, Hunan, China, SANY has become one of the largest... 

Thabile Dube (MBA), Exco Member, SANY South Africa
Thabile Dube (MBA), Exco Member, SANY South Africa

Booyco Electronics

27th January 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,... 

Booyco Electronics

Venetia Underground Project

27th January 2023 The Venetia Underground Project (VUP) of De Beers will achieve operational readiness and first production in 2023, bringing to a conclusion a decade-long construction programme that officially started with the first sod turning in 2013. The $2-billion project, located to the west of Musina, in... 

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Efficient Engineering

27th January 2023 With over 50 years of experience, Efficient Engineering specialises in the design, engineering and fabrication of equipment for the mining, earthmoving, materials handling and minerals processing sectors.  The company also operates a specialised fabrication division servicing the petrochemicals... 

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FLSmidth

27th January 2023 Sustainable productivity through innovation FLSmidth provides sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. We deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service solutions that enable our customers to improve performance, drive down costs and reduce environmental... 

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IPR

27th January 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

27th January 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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Kwatani

27th January 2023 Kwatani is a Level 2 B-BBEE accredited South African company, and part of the multi-national Sandvik Group.  As Africaís leading engineered vibratory equipment original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with a proud South African legacy stretching back to 1976, Kwatani is recognised globally for its... 

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