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27th March 2020 Established over 43 years ago, Kwatani is the largest independent privately owned original-equipment manufacturer supplying and manufacturing custom designed vibratory equipment in Africa, with over 15 000 units in more than 35 countries. More than one vibrating unit a day is dispatched from the... 

Minister skates over issues in speech

By: Tracy Hancock     28th February 2020 The various proverbial “elephants in the room” of the South African mining sector were not addressed by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe when he delivered his speech at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba earlier this month, says law firm Herbert Smith Freehills... 

Minister skates over issues in speech
GWEDE MANTASHE The Draft Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill has received positive comments

Africa can lure investors with data offering

By: Tracy Hancock     28th February 2020 Africa is looking for new ways of attracting investment, with pockets of the continent being “quite progressive”, compared with other markets, such as Canada and Australia, geoscience software provider Seequent global channel and sales director Dion Blair tells Mining Weekly. Blair gave a... 

Africa can lure investors with data offering
LEVERAGING DATA FOR DEVELOPMENT The introduction of geoscience data and the application of advanced technologies will accelerate exploration and development in mineral-rich West Africa

Producer to derisk vanadium operations

By: Tracy Hancock     28th February 2020 Energy storage solutions provider Bushveld Energy intends to secure partial self-supply of electricity at all Bushveld Minerals operations in South Africa this year to mitigate the risks associated with the potential deterioration of State-owned power utility Eskom and the national power system.... 

Producer to derisk vanadium operations
RARE ASSET Bushveld Vanadium’s Vametco plant is one of four existing primary vanadium production processing facilities in the world

Mariam Kane-Garcia leads the way at Total South Africa

27th February 2020 Inspiring women to lead in the energy sector and industry at large to improve the imbalance of representation, is an ambition to be realised by all, according to Mariam Kane-Garcia, the newly appointed CEO and Managing Director of Total South Africa.  She wants to encourage and inspire people to... 

Mariam Kane-Garcia leads the way at Total South Africa

Integrated Pump Technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 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 Technology

Video: Zero emissions transport future will require more copper, platinum 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland this week told delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that the world was shifting towards zero emissions transportation and that this will likely result in shortages of 'green' metals, like platinum and copper. He... 

Video: Zero emissions transport future will require more copper, platinum
Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson discusses the global move away from internal combustion engines towards electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

Endiama says it is preparing for an IPO

By: Bloomberg     6th February 2020 Angolan State-owned diamond mining company Endiama plans to sell as much as 30% of its shares in an initial public offering in 2022. The sale is part of a government plan to increase transparency in the diamond sector and bolster production, chairperson Jose Manuel Ganga Junior said in an... 

Nigeria sets ambitious target for mining sector growth

By: Reuters     6th February 2020 Nigeria expects its mining sector to grow to 3% of gross domestic product (GDP) within the next five years from just 0.3% currently as the government seeks to diversify the economy away from oil, the minister for mines and steel development said on Wednesday. Nigeria has been trying to boost the... 

Video: Minerals Council no longer just the voice of the mining majors 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa is no longer just the voice of the mining majors, Grant Mitchell, who heads up the council's Junior and Emerging Miners Desk pointed out in a briefing at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba, this week. He highlighted that 40% of the Minerals Council's... 

Video: Minerals Council no longer just the voice of the mining majors
Minerals Council South Africa Junior and Emerging Miners Desk head Grant Mitchell addresses stakeholders at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Venkat, Bristow enourage miners, govts to take a long-term view 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th February 2020 Mining companies and host governments have been urged to take a long-term view when investing in the natural resources sector in Africa. In a panel discussion on why investors should consider investing in Africa, Vedanta Resources CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) highlighted the... 

Video: Venkat, Bristow enourage miners, govts to take a long-term view
Mining executives discuss the benefits of investing in Africa's mining sector and the impediments holding back the success of projects. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Transnet plans to boost the volume of coal transported by rail to Eskom 

By: Kim Cloete     6th February 2020 State-owned Transnet says it is planning to ramp up the amount of coal it transports by rail to power utility Eskom's power stations to 32.5-million tonnes over the next five years, starting with a small increase over the next year. Chief customer officer Mike Fanucchi on Wednesday said Transnet... 

Transnet plans to boost the volume of coal transported by rail to Eskom

Tietto Minerals scoops first prize in Investment Battlefield competition

By: Kim Cloete     6th February 2020 Tietto Minerals, an emerging mining company in Côte D’Ivoire, has won the 2020 ‘Investment Battlefield’ competition at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. MD Mark Strizek impressed the judges with his entry, titled 'Fast-tracking the development of the Abujar Gold Project'. 

Transnet’s new head promises an open door and action

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2020 State-owned Transnet’s newly appointed CE Portia Derby has pledged to partner with the mining industry in an open and transparent way in a bid to boost the utility and ultimately help grow the economy. “We want to be a cool, easy company to deal with. We don’t want to make it difficult for you to... 

Transnet’s new head promises an open door and action

DRC to benefit from rise in global copper demand  

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2020 Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines chairperson Robert Friedland is capitalising on the rising need for more copper globally, with a mission to restore the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC's) position as the number one producer of copper metal in the world. Friedland told the 2020 Investing... 

DRC to benefit from rise in global copper demand
Ivanhoe Mines chairperson Robert Friedland addresses the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Video: Resolute sees benefits of tech in the mining sector 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2020 Technology creates the opportunity to unlock the value of the African continent, Resolute Mining CEO John Welborn, told delegates at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, this week. He highlighted to the audience not only the environmental benefits of a new solar hybrid... 

Video: Resolute sees benefits of tech in the mining sector
Resolute Mining CEO John Welborn and technical services and automation manager Mohamed Cisse discuss the benefits of technology and automation. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Minerals Council South Africa lobbying strongly for junior miners   

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2020 Junior and emerging miners hold the majority of the 1 700 to 1 800 mining rights that have been issued in South Africa, Minerals Council South Africa social performance head Alex Khumalo said on Wednesday. But most of these rights are not being exercised, Khumalo revealed at a media briefing he... 

Minerals Council South Africa lobbying strongly for junior miners
Minerals Council social performance head Alex Khumalo, junior miners leadership forum chairperson Errol Smart and junior and emerging miners' desk head Grant Mitchell in a briefing at the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa’s AngloGold sees growth in Americas 

By: Bloomberg     5th February 2020 AngloGold Ashanti, a company that emerged from the South African mining empire created by Ernest Oppenheimer, is pivoting toward the Americas to develop more profitable assets. The world’s No. 3 gold producer is studying projects in Colombia and Nevada, CEO Kelvin Dushnisky said in an interview... 

South Africa’s AngloGold sees growth in Americas
AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushnisky

South Africa's mining industry making strides in health and safety

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2020 The South African mining industry is making strides in improving its health and safety performance, but more needs to be done on site, as well as off site, to keep employees safe, says the Minerals Council South Africa. The council reiterated during the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba, in... 

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions 

By: Kim Cloete     5th February 2020 High-tech and global engineering group Sandvik is helping greenfield mining projects in Africa to power ahead through automation and digitalisation aimed at making mining safer and more efficient and sustainable.   “If you look at the global automation footprint, Africa is using some of the most... 

Mining companies embrace Sandvik’s high-tech solutions
Mining Weekly correspondent Kim Cloete interviewed executives from global engineering group Sandvik on the sidelines of the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

LBMA looking to elevate responsible gold sourcing standards  

By: Martin Creamer     4th February 2020 The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) is looking to elevate the standards of its responsible precious metals sourcing programme. When responsible sourcing guidance was launched in 2012, the main focus was on ensuring that links with conflicts, money laundering and terrorist financing were... 

LBMA looking to elevate responsible gold sourcing standards
Creamer Media's Martin Creamer speaks to LBMA executive director Sakhila Mirza and LBMA chief technical director Neil Harby during the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Government promises to cut red tape for investors  

By: Kim Cloete     4th February 2020 The South African government has promised investors that it is fully committed to making it easier and cheaper to do business through streamlining processes and licence applications. Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa, who heads up South Africa’s new Investment Infrastructure Office, said he was advocating... 

Government promises to cut red tape for investors
Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa

Hydrogen fuel cell technology ‘not too far away’ – Sibanye-Stillwater 

By: Martin Creamer     4th February 2020 Even though society had begun to move towards battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell technology would be the real disrupter of the electric vehicle market, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman predicted on Tuesday. Sibanye-Stillwater is the world’s largest primary producer of platinum,... 

Hydrogen fuel cell technology ‘not too far away’ – Sibanye-Stillwater
Photo by Creamer Media
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman

Video: Barrick's Bristow stresses importance of partnerships, a social licence to operate 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2020 Gold miner Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow on Tuesday stressed to delegates attending the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, the importance of partnerships between countries and investors to make the most of the world's natural resource endowment. He stated that some major mining... 

Video: Barrick's Bristow stresses importance of partnerships, a social licence to operate
Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow addresses the 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Security problems hit Burkina Faso's 2019 gold production – minister 

By: Reuters     4th February 2020 Burkina Faso's gold production probably fell slightly last year due partly to security problems and attacks targeting industrial miners, the country's mines minister said on Tuesday. Oumarou Idani told Reuters that he expected the West African country's gold production to total 50 t in 2019, down... 

Minerals Council South Africa backs ‘just transition’ to cleaner energy 

By: Martin Creamer     4th February 2020 Minerals Council South Africa, which has 17 coal-mining members, on Tuesday expressed support for a just transition to cleaner energy in recognition of the issues relating to climate change. “We are not at all or by any means climate change denialists,” Minerals Council president Mxolisi Mgojo... 

Minerals Council South Africa backs ‘just transition’ to cleaner energy
Photo by Creamer Media's Martin Creamer
Minerals Council senior executive of environment, health and legacies Nikisi Lesufi, chief economist Henk Langenhoven, president Mxolisi Mgojo and CEO Roger Baxter

Opinion: Can mining companies currently generate own power without licenses? 

4th February 2020 In this article, Webber Wentzel partners Jason van der Poel, Mzukisi Kota and Alexandra Felekis outline when it is, and when it is not, permissible for mining firms to proceed to produce their own power without a license. 

Opinion: Can mining companies currently generate own power without licenses?
Mineral Resources and Energy minister Gwede Mantashe said this week that, Depending on the circumstances, self-generation plant may only require registration and not licensing

Anglo American to decide fate of South African thermal coal assets this year

By: Reuters     4th February 2020 Global miner Anglo American will decide this year whether to sell its South African thermal coal business, CE Mark Cutifani told Reuters on Monday. Anglo American and other mining companies have come under growing pressure to reduce their exposure to coal because of concern over climate change.... 

AngloGold's Obuasi surges ahead

By: Kim Cloete     3rd February 2020 AngloGold Ashanti CEO Kelvin Dushinsky is upbeat about its Obuasi redevelopment project, in Ghana, with plans fully on track to ramp up production over the next year. AngloGoldAshanti (Ghana), a wholly subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, poured its first gold in December. Last week an event was held... 

Solar power overwhelming choice of self-generating mines – Minerals Council

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2020 The new potential self-generation electricity projects being proposed by Minerals Council South Africa members are overwhelmingly solar power projects, along with some solar-diesel hybrid power projects for overnight operations, and “a little bit” of baseload coal. “The vast majority are... 

Solar power overwhelming choice of self-generating mines – Minerals Council
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter

Minister keen to get generation outside of Eskom going soonest  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2020 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is keen to get electricity generation going outside of Eskom as fast as possible with a view to creating a competitive environment that will lower the cost of electricity. Speaking at a media conference at the Investing in African Mining... 

Minister keen to get generation outside of Eskom going soonest
Photo by Creamer Media's Dylan Slater
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
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