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Good vibrations for the year ahead

By: Darren Parker     29th January 2021 Vibrating original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani’s capital project pipeline is “exceptionally strong against the back-end of weak markets”, which Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin says is a result of time spent actively working with mining and project houses during the worst of the pandemic. For... 

Hydrogen economy top of mind for Minerals Council

By: Darren Parker     29th January 2021 Mining industry body Minerals Council South Africa believes that the country’s hydrogen economy presents significant opportunities, specifically from an environmental, economic and investment, as well as a research and development, perspective. The Minerals Council hopes that this will be... 

TEBELLO CHABANA
The Minerals Council is engaged in a roadmap process, led by government and industry, to develop South Africa’s hydrogen economy
Photo by Creamer Media
TEBELLO CHABANA The Minerals Council is engaged in a roadmap process, led by government and industry, to develop South Africa’s hydrogen economy

ICMM announces equivalency benchmarks

29th January 2021 Last month, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry, published a series of equivalency benchmarks that compare the requirements of ICMM’s Mining Principles with several mining and... 

Industry expected to shoulder heavy responsibility

By: Mamaili Mamaila     29th January 2021 Much is expected of pioneer industries, such as mining, which often have to establish themselves and operate in environments that are less than ideal, lacking, for instance, in energy and transport infrastructure, local expertise and reliable supply chains, says independent consulting firm of... 

ANDREW VAN ZYL 
The African mining sector will, similar to other regions, face uncertainty around supply and demand dynamics
ANDREW VAN ZYL The African mining sector will, similar to other regions, face uncertainty around supply and demand dynamics

Contractor learns lockdown lessons

By: Darren Parker     29th January 2021 The main lesson learned over the past year is that, regardless of the challenges and new limitations brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, good relationships are key to keeping businesses well-enthused and optimistic, says mining services company Basil Read Mining CEO Nathan Williams. “Even... 

BIG PLANS
Basil Read Mining aims to diversify beyond the commodities it currently works in, while expanding its geographical footprint
BIG PLANS Basil Read Mining aims to diversify beyond the commodities it currently works in, while expanding its geographical footprint

Tech keeps MDG going despite Covid-19 pandemic

By: Mamaili Mamaila     29th January 2021 South Africa-based drilling company Master Drilling Group (MDG) has always been keen to get involved in the digitisation aspect of technology advancement in the mining industry, with 2020 having shown how important this aspect is, and for the organisation to have an adaptive culture. 

EXPANDED HORIZONS The mobile tunnel borer (pictured above) has expanded Master Drilling Group’s offering into rapid horizontal blind hole development using mechanised methods without blasting
EXPANDED HORIZONS The mobile tunnel borer (pictured above) has expanded Master Drilling Group’s offering into rapid horizontal blind hole development using mechanised methods without blasting

Tech to advance African mining development

By: Mamaili Mamaila     29th January 2021 Despite the devastating economic repercussions of the global Covid-19 pandemic, Africa continues to be an integral component of the global financial system, says international technology company Minetec Smart Mining CTO Mustafa Yesilyurt. 

MUSTAFA YESILYURT 
As long as there is demand for energy, there will be a need for some form of mineral extraction, with clear evidence pointing to an increase in global energy requirements
MUSTAFA YESILYURT As long as there is demand for energy, there will be a need for some form of mineral extraction, with clear evidence pointing to an increase in global energy requirements

As miners gear up for virtual shindig, commodities offer hope amid pandemic gloom

By: Nadine James     29th January 2021 Despite the ongoing uncertainty caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, the mining industry continues to play a crucial role in the global economy, proving how resilient and adaptable it is, says international exhibition organiser Hyve Group. The mining sector has fared reasonably well during the... 

As miners gear up for virtual shindig, commodities offer hope amid pandemic gloom

Accessing the inaccessible – next level underground mine surveying and safety from Gammatec

29th January 2021 The use of drones for mapping open-pit mines is well established but flying drones underground in dark, unstable, inaccessible areas without the availability of global positioning systems (GPS) has been an impossible task – until the introduction of the revolutionary new Elios 2 drone, available... 

Accessing the inaccessible – next level underground mine surveying and safety from Gammatec

Integrated Pump Technology

29th January 2021 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub-Saharan 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, warehouse... 

Integrated Pump Technology

Kwatani

29th January 2021 Kwatani is Africa’s leading OEM  producing  engineered  vibratory  equipment. The 44-year old South African OEM is recognised for its world-class engineering and ISO 9001:2015 certified large-scale manufacturing capability. Kwatani is a Level 1 BBBEE accredited South African company.  Kwatani’s... 

Kwatani

Minetec Smart Mining (Pty) Ltd

29th January 2021 Minetec Smart Mining (Pty) Ltd is an international information technology company that aims to revolutionize the mining sector by providing smart, comprehensive solutions that optimize management, operation and communication processes. These solutions range from automated resource management to... 

Minetec Smart Mining (Pty) Ltd

Multotec

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2021 As a recognised industry leader in metallurgy and process engineering Multotec assists mining houses across the world process mine­rals more efficiently, effectively and reliably. Our equipment and expertise are used on six continents to optimise recoveries and reduce total cost of ownership for... 

Multotec

OLI South Africa

29th January 2021 Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product range, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology company OLI as the world’s top-selling supplier of electric external motovibrators.  The OLI product is distributed in Southern Africa... 

OLI South Africa

Raubex

29th January 2021 Firmly entrenched as an Africa-based diversified heavy engineering company, Raubex Group continues to excel as a world-class player in the heavy construction sector, with a focus on infrastructure development. Founded by industry legend Koos Raubenheimer in 1974, the company has a proud record of... 

Raubex

SkyTEM

29th January 2021 Unmatched airborne electromagnetic (EM) technology! SkyTEM is the leader in innovative airborne electromagnetic geophysical surveying services. We engineer advanced data collection systems to meet the high-data-density and high-data-quality requirements of earth scientists for a wide range of... 

SkyTEM

Weba Chute Systems

29th January 2021 Chute systems have an enormous impact on production and profitability. Our world-renowned Weba Chute Systems are used for bulk materials transfer in the industrial and mining sectors. We are the leading manufacturer of bespoke transfer chute systems. Leveraging our extensive experi- ence and the... 

Weba Chute Systems

ICMM outlines economic contribution of mining in host countries

29th January 2021 Last month, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), an international organisation dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry, published two reports – 'Role of Mining in National Economies: The Mining Contribution Index (5th edition)' and 'ICMM Members’ Tax... 

KEY ECONOMIC CATALYST 
Between 2016 and 2018, many of the world’s poorest countries relied on income from mining as the primary driver of economic activity
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KEY ECONOMIC CATALYST Between 2016 and 2018, many of the world’s poorest countries relied on income from mining as the primary driver of economic activity

Blockchain carbon tracing proof of concept released

29th January 2021 The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative (MMBI) announced in December that it had released a proof of concept that uses distributed ledger technology to track embedded greenhouse gas emissions with a focus on end-to-end traceability. The initiative, a collaboration... 

PROVING THE CONCEPT
The blockchain carbon tracing proof of concept will improve the traceability of emissions from mine to final product
PROVING THE CONCEPT The blockchain carbon tracing proof of concept will improve the traceability of emissions from mine to final product

De Beers adopts strategy to meet carbon-neutral ambition 

By: Martin Creamer     29th January 2021 The De Beers Group is on its way to becoming a miner and marketer of carbon-neutral diamonds. The world’s largest producer of diamonds by value is setting out to achieve – by 2030 – carbon neutrality at its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa, as well as in its other operations... 

De Beers Group Head of Carbon Neutrality Kirsten Hund
De Beers Group Head of Carbon Neutrality Kirsten Hund is interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Booyco Electronics

29th January 2021 Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying, construction, forestry and materials handling. Underpinned by years of experience, substantial support infrastructure and its continued focus on... 

Booyco Electronics

Sustainable PGM producer Sedibelo poised for strong growth

28th January 2021 Having produced 1.5-million ounces of platinum group metals (PGMs) since inception, with more to come, fully integrated producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines has successfully weathered the storm of depressed metals prices and emerged cash positive, ready to grow responsibly and take advantage of... 

Sustainable PGM producer Sedibelo poised for strong growth

Integrated Pump Rental

8th September 2020 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

Kwatani

1st May 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... 

Kwatani

Sintech

19th March 2020 Sintech services and supports a range of products, imported from around the globe. Since its establishment in 1984, four key suppliers have been instrumental in Sintech’s growth in the earthmoving and mining markets.  

Sintech

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... 

GWEDE MANTASHE
The Draft Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill has received positive comments
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... 

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
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.... 

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

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... 

Zero emissions transport future will require more copper, platinum
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