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US in ‘race to the top’ to solve energy supply chain vulnerabilities – Fernandez

By: Irma Venter     10th May 2022 The US has three international energy priorities, and they also relate to Africa, says US State Department Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, José Fernandez. Speaking at the Inveesting in African Mining Indaba 2022 on Tuesday, Fernandez said these priorities were... 

Milestone ‘brings together all the pieces’ for video surveillance 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 Bringing together all the puzzle pieces for video surveillance, together with a “perfect combination” to create a solution that keeps people and property safe, software company Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management software (VMS) enables “critical infrastructure site operators to... 

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Milestone Systems Africa channel business manager Markus Bodenstein talks to Mining Weekly in studio, following this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Hytera advancing digital transformation in mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 Manufacturer Hytera is launching its first 5G terminal PNC560 as well as dual-mode device PDC680 and mobile radio MNC360 at this year’s Mining Indaba, says presales manager Hesse Ray. This, Hytera notes, falls in line with its strategic objective to empower mines in automation, in-pit mobility,... 

Hytera advancing digital transformation in mining
Hytera presales manager Hesse Ray talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Gold Fields’ South Deep to generate own solar at 8.5% of Eskom grid cost

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2022 Gold Fields’ South Deep gold mine west of Johannesburg in Gauteng will be generating its own solar power at a mere 8.5% of the cost of power from the national grid. The JSE- and New York-listed company is also optimistic that it will be successful in augmenting the solar power generated with wind... 

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Gold Fields VP South Africa Martin Preece

Innovative technologies being developed in SA and Scandinavia to increase mining’s sustainability 

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th May 2022 Innovative technologies to help the mining and minerals processing sectors transition to low-carbon operations and sustainability were the topic at a business breakfast hosted by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, in Cape Town, on Tuesday. The event was held on the fringes of the... 

South Africa keen to harness hydrogen economy opportunities, President Ramaphosa tells Indaba  

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2022 It was just amazing to see the innovation that the mining industry is capable of scaling up, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba in his enthusiastic address on Tuesday. “Last week, I attended the launch by Anglo American of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Investing in African Mining Indaba.

DRC seeking to encourage investment in mining and local beneficiation

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th May 2022 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde has stressed his government’s commitment to responsibly managing the country’s mineral resources, facilitating investment in mining and promoting local minerals beneficiation. He was addressing the Mining Indaba 2022... 

Cadastral system core to ensure re-emergence of exploration in SA 

By: Irma Venter     10th May 2022 A mining cadastral system is the most critical part of the puzzle to ensure the re-emergence of exploration in South Africa, says Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana. The country currently attracts less than 1% of global exploration spend. 

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Tebello Chabana

Spectrem Air pioneering ‘most advanced airborne electromagnetic tech’  

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 Geophysical airborne service provider Spectrem Air has pioneered the industry’s most advanced airborne electromagnetic (AEM) technology to collect, process and deliver rapid understanding and reliable data for exploration operations, says geophysics manager Brad Pitts. He explains that the... 

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Spectrem Air geophysics manager Brad Pitts talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Impact Catalyst leverages collaboration, opportunities to achieve ‘impact beyond scale’ 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 The initiatives of the Impact Catalyst will leverage collaboration and pursue opportunities across sectors to achieve impact beyond the scale of individual participants, says CEO Charl Harding, who adds that the Impact Catalyst is a driver of change and large-scale socio-economic development... 

Impact Catalyst leverages collaboration, opportunities to achieve ‘impact beyond scale’
The Impact Catalyst CEO Charl Harding speaks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Minerals Council president urges miners to be uncompromising on safety and be inclusive

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th May 2022 Minerals Council of South Africa president Nolitha Fakude has urged South African mining companies to bring their environmental, social and corporate governance (better known as ESG) policies, programmes and reporting into line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was... 

Mandela Mining Precinct focusing on rebuilding mineral extraction industry - director 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) focuses on, among others, facilitating the rebuilding of the mineral extraction industry, as well as research, development, and innovation (RDI) within South Africa. Within these focus areas, MMP director Johan Le Roux notes that the organization focuses on... 

MMP director Johan Le Roux
MMP director Johan Le Roux tells #MiningWeekly more at this year's #MiningIndaba2022.

South Africa has significant implementation crisis – Minerals Council 

By: Martin Creamer     9th May 2022 South Africa has a significant implementation crisis. A number of government departments and parastatals were hollowed out. Capacity is a significant issue in almost every parastatal – water authorities, Eskom, Transnet and across the board. “We’re not rushing in to take over activities because... 

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Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.

CSIR working on multitude of new innovations for the mining industry, using world-class capabilities 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) mining cluster is working on a multitude of new technologies and is developing world class capabilities in various areas. In line with this, CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe says that the CSIR has recently developed... 

CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe
CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe tells us more at this year's #MiningIndaba2022

Transformers that give mines both safety, uptime 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 As mines aggressively pursue Zero Harm policies while seeking greater productivity and efficiency, dry-type transformers have much to offer, specialist company Trafo Power Solutions is seeing a substantial take up of this technology over traditional oil-filled transformers, with mines recognising... 

Pic of a mini substation featuring a 1250 kVA dry-type transformer built for a coal mine project
Trafo Power Solutions MD David Claassen talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Dirty to clean, USP&E bridges the energy transition gap  

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The mining industry has always struggled with its image as being a dirty industry, especially considering that it is  responsible for between 4% and 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to Renewable Now. In advancing commitments to reducing carbon emissions by 2050, a growing number... 

Dirty to clean, USP&E bridges the energy transition gap
USP&E EMEA MD Johan Helberg talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Implementation specialist sees competencies increase, improves productivity 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Having worked with more than 1500 supervisors, business management consultancy OIM Consulting has seen competencies increase from 19% to 56%, and role execution improving from 51% daily to 89%, thereby improving productivity. This, company MD Arjen de Bruin says, is largely due owing to the... 

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OIM Consulting MD Arjen de Bruin talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Wärtsilä tech ensures increased efficiency, reliability 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 In leading the transition towards a decarbonized and 100% renewable energy future, innovative technology leader Wärtsilä Energy assists its customers by developing market-leading technologies, which include the likes of future-fuel enabled flexible power plants and hybrid solutions, or even... 

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Wärtsilä Southern Africa business development manager Wallace Manyara talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Gold Fields’ South Deep solar plant set for Q3 commissioning

By: Irma Venter     9th May 2022 The R715-million, 50 MW South Deep Khanyisa solar plant will be commissioned in the third quarter of this year, says Gold Fields CEO Chris Griffith. Speaking at the African Mining Indaba 2022 on Monday, he noted that the gold miner had received approval to raise the capacity of the plant to 60... 

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Chris Griffith

Zambian President calls on African leaders to act, not talk, regarding economic development

By: Rebecca Campbell     9th May 2022 Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has called for African countries to exploit their resources “properly, strategically and cleverly”. He was delivering a keynote address at the first day of the Mining Indaba 2022 conference in Cape Town, on Monday. “This calls for deliberate efforts on the... 

Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema
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Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema

Mining industry battling demands for 'almost immediate benefits' – Bristow

By: Irma Venter     9th May 2022 The growing tendency among governments and investors to demand almost immediate benefits is destroying the mining industry’s ability to deliver on its full potential, says Barrick Corporation CEO Mark Bristow. Speaking at African Mining Indaba 2022 on Monday, Bristow noted that a mine was like a... 

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Mark Bristow

Mantashe highlights importance and opportunity of mining in Africa

By: Rebecca Campbell     9th May 2022 South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has stressed the need for mining to be used to achieve wider economic development across Africa. He was delivering one of the keynote addresses on the first day of the Mining Indaba 2022 conference in Cape Town. “We must... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

Energy transition presents opportunity to build inclusive ecosystem – Wanblad 

By: Martin Creamer     9th May 2022 The energy transition currently under way presents a fresh opportunity for South Africa to build a clean and inclusive energy ecosystem that can create new and significant economic opportunities for the African continent. This continent, with its vast natural reserves of abundant sun and wind,... 

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New Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad

ICMM launches social and economic reporting framework

By: Donna Slater     9th May 2022 Organisation for safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has published a new Social and Economic Reporting Framework, committing members to report against a set of social and economic indicators. This serves to empower stakeholders, such... 

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Sandvik surges ahead in Southern Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in southern Africa is currently enjoying a very successful year, during which it has very effectively transitioned its operations to Khomanani, its new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in... 

Sandvik BEV family of machines offers not only emission-free operation but also enhanced productivity.
Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions Business Line Manager for Underground Drills Saltiel Pule speaks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Weir Minerals Africa benefits as mining surges 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Weir Minerals Africa, part of the LSE-listed Weir Group, is currently performing strongly, and is more than maintaining its share of the African market, while also moving into new geographies on the continent, such as Nigeria. “Overall, we have a healthy order book,” says Weir Minerals Africa... 

Weir Minerals Africa regional MD Rajen Govender
Weir Minerals Africa GM for Pump Products Marnus Koorts talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

How the mining sector can unearth SA’s most valuable resource with YES 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The South African mining industry can play an important part in tackling the country’s unemployment crisis, particularly when it comes to youth employment and the upliftment of mining communities. The Youth Employment Service (YES) partners with mining companies to help them achieve the... 

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The Youth Employment Service partners with mining companies to help achieve objectives detailed in the Mining Charter
Yes4Youth CEO Ravi Naidoo talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Customers gain from Kwatani-Sandvik tie-up 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Both local and foreign customers – as well as mineral processing original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking for specialised solutions – are set to benefit from the recent acquisition of vibrating screen specialist Kwatani by global multinational Sandvik. The deal highlights South Africa’s... 

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Large Kwatani double deck banana screens completed and ready for despatch to end user
Kwatani's Frengelina Mabotja talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Global scramble for metals thrusts Africa into mining spotlight

By: Reuters     9th May 2022 The need to secure new sources of metals for the energy transition amid sanctions on top producer Russia has increased the Africa risk appetite for major miners, who have few alternatives to the resource-rich continent. Companies and investors are considering projects they may have previously... 

Supplier highlights mining efficiency at Indaba

22nd April 2022 Getting behind the renewed enthusiasm of the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba, Omnia Group subsdiairy and blasting and explosives company BME will be face-to-face with the mining industry at its exhibition booth. The Indaba will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre... 

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ON DISPLAY BME will be showcasing its breakthrough electronic initiation system, AXXIS Titanium, which was launched globally in November last year

Data solution boosts efficiency, aids ESG performance

By: Nadine James     22nd April 2022 Energy and electrical asset management specialist, Voltvision states that its big data software solution can help miners improve their electrical network efficiency, reduce energy costs, enhance asset performance and generate independent, accurate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurements. The... 

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