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Failure to adopt ESG principles will resonate throughout business

By: Nadine James     22nd April 2022 Increased cognisance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles ensure that ESG, as a concept, will continue to impact all aspects of mining. ESG will become increasingly important in securing and retaining mining permits, says African law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 

Globe should rethink energy transition approach – WCA

22nd April 2022 International clean coal interest group World Coal Association (WCA) in March told a global commodities summit in Switzerland that it is time to rethink the approach to the Energy Transition from one of prescribed pathways and fuel choices to one which embraces diversity and all low emissions... 

Indaba to host Innovation and Research Battlefield

22nd April 2022 A new yearly event calling for innovative research proposals to address the mining industry’s toughest sustainable development challenges is coming to the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference agenda this year. The Innovation and Research Battlefield, an event convened by the Indaba,... 

Miner’s results reflect commitment to host communities

22nd April 2022 By investing in the people who live in its host communities, energy company Exxaro states that it is investing in the future of South Africa. “Our company depends on communities and our success is intrinsically linked to their sustainability. Without them we would not be where we are today,” said... 

New lease of life makes sense for mining equipment

22nd April 2022 The need to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ is now widely accepted, but equipment rebuilds can also reduce fuel consumption, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), downtime and accidents, in addition to the mine’s carbon footprint, original-equipment manufacturer Sandvik Mining South Africa Rebuilds &... 

Partnership launches financial excellence programme

22nd April 2022 South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Enterprise Development (SAICA ED) has partnered with diversified miner Anglo American Zimele to implement a Financial Excellence Programme that will support 66 small medium-sized, and microenterprises (SMMEs) within the mining sector. 

Power provided for Zim gold mine

22nd April 2022 Gensets manufacturer HIMOINSA Southern Africa was selected to provide a build, own, operate, transfer (BOOT) power solution in the form of 12 MW diesel generator spinning reserve power for fold mining company Delta Gold Zimbabwe’s Eureka mine. 

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EUREKA HIMOINSA Southern Africa was selected as the turnkey supplier to provide 12 MW power to Delta Gold’s Eureka mine. When fully operational, the gold mine will be one of the largest in Zimbabwe

Trust clears backlog in responding to claimants

22nd April 2022 From February 2022, the Tshiamiso Trust started a process of responding to 12 000 claimants on the outcome of their claims. This addresses a backlog of up to eight months for claims lodged before April 2021. Current and former South African gold mining companies Africa Rainbow Minerals, Anglo... 

Axis Group International Global Procurement & Supply

22nd April 2022 A trusted Global Procurement & Supply partner for mining projects and operations, Axis Group International delivers comprehensive solutions that drive down cost, assure quality, expedite schedules, mitigate risk, and ensure ESG compliance. Our mining project and operations procurement solutions... 

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Integrated Pump Rental

22nd April 2022 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

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd April 2022 As Africa’s leading engineered vibratory equipment original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with a proud South African legacy stretching back to 1976, Kwatani is recognised globally for its world-class engineering and ISO 9001:2015 certified large-scale manufacturing capability. The company has an... 

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Mineral Technologies – Investing in people and relationships

22nd April 2022 Celebrating 82 years in 2022, Mineral Technologies is built on the passion and vision of our people, who strive to bring innovation and unparalleled quality solutions to the mineral processing sector. For nearly 50 years we have proudly built a strong local team in Africa. Investing in people and... 

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Murray & Roberts Cementation

22nd April 2022 South Africa-based Murray & Roberts Cementation forms part of the Murray & Roberts Group which is recognised internationally as a leading mining contracting organisation with operations in Africa, Australia and the Americas. Murray & Roberts Cementation has served the mining industry for more... 

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Non Ferrous Metal Works

22nd April 2022 Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM) Group is one of the leading non-ferrous metallurgical manufacturers and suppliers in Southern Africa. With its head office and production facilities situated south of Durban and sales centres located in the major centres of South Africa, NFM provides fast and... 

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OLI South Africa

22nd April 2022 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... 

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TerraStruc Energy

22nd April 2022 Privately-owned multi-disciplinary company TerraStruc has been in operation since 1998, offering a diverse range of workable, cost-effective solutions backed by a team of experts with extensive market experience. Teams based in three regional offices support the group’s operations in the Middle... 

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Zest WEG

22nd April 2022 Zest WEG, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is committed to the development of the African region, and has been servicing the continent for over 40 years.  Leveraging best practice engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we offer a range of standard... 

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The Financial Case for Carbon Neutrality

22nd April 2022 By Gareth Huckle – Partners in Performance Various recent articles can be found that suggest the quest towards carbon reduction will negatively impact both productivity and profitability. One such article, relating to the South African mining industry, speculated that: ‘carbon emission reduction... 

The Financial Case for Carbon Neutrality

Getting global procurement right for mining projects and operations in a world with increased supply chain risk

22nd April 2022 The last two years have presented numerous challenges to global supply chains, including for the resources sector, hampering the ability of sourcing managers to secure supply. Therefore, effectively securing inbound supply from key global export markets has become more important in these... 

$1.5m funding awarded for SDTC project

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd April 2022 Mining, refining and recycling of rare earths and other critical materials, and clean technologies developer, Geomega Resources, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Innord has been awarded funding worth $1.5-million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) towards the... 

Firm prepares for outsourcing trend

22nd April 2022 The global trend towards green energy and sustainable environmental management is placing almost impossible regulatory pressure on mining companies and the bodies that regulate them. 

Firm achieves expansion, creates new products

By: Nadine James     22nd April 2022 Having completed the expansion of its bulk emulsion explosives plant, joint venture premium explosives and blasting solutions provider Enaex Africa plans to commercialise and launch new products, says Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand.  The March completion of the expansion project was a... 

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FRANCISCO BAUDRAND Enaex Africa looks forward to using the Indaba as a platform for networking and a means of bolstering its brand

Women’s revolution building in Africa – AfDB

22nd April 2022 Women are part of a revolution that is building across Africa, development finance institution African Development Bank (AfDB) Group president Dr Akinwumi A Adesina told women at a conference in March. He was speaking at the virtual Women Heads of State Initiative, a new cross-media initiative... 

Miner contributes $5-million to support Ukraine

22nd April 2022 Gold major Newmont in March announced that it had committed $5-million to support humanitarian efforts relating to the war in Ukraine.  The company stated that it would provide direct support to the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies Project C.U.R.E., nonprofit... 

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TOM PALMER Newmont's values compel it to provide meaningful support to the people of Ukraine who are suffering due to this tragic conflict

Consultancy bolsters leadership team

22nd April 2022 Mining industry consultancy CSA Global – a subsidiary of multinational consultancy ERM Group – last month announced the appointment of Africa manager Sifiso Siwela, who joined its regional team based in Johannesburg, South Africa. CSA Global partner and Africa director Brendan Clarke stated: “I... 

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SIFISO SIWELA The new manager is keen to progress with aligning the combined offerings of CSA Global and ERM to the emerging green economy

Angola submits EITI application

22nd April 2022 Following notification in September 2020 of Angola’s intention to join the multi stakeholder organisation Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat last month announced confirmation of receipt of Angola’s formal application. The application will be reviewed... 

Gold miner publishes Inaugural Climate Strategy Report

22nd April 2022 Dual-listed gold miner B2Gold last month announced that it had published its inaugural Climate Strategy Report and Water Risk Statement, both of which are available to view or download on B2Gold's website. The low-cost international gold producer has operating gold mines in Mali, Namibia, and the... 

Inability to attract youth among challenges facing mining

By: Nadine James     22nd April 2022 Global research indicates that mining, as an industry, has the greatest potential to contribute toward a greener future, and yet it is facing unprecedented recruitment pressures, with advisory services provider BDO stating that new entrants into the workforce are questioning the attractiveness of... 

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SERVING THE YOUTH? New entrants into the workforce are questioning the attractiveness of a career in the industry, as there is a distinct gap between what Gen Zs want and what the industry currently offers

Company showcases capabilities on flagship project

By: Cameron Mackay     22nd April 2022 Mining services provider United Mining Services (UMS) Group is involved in a twin shaft sinking, equipping and infrastructure project for the Karowe diamond mine in Botswana. Owned by Lucara Diamond Corp, Karowe mine is one of the world’s leading producers of large, high-quality Type IIA... 

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SAFETY AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS UMS has provided early study input and has taken this twin shaft sinking, equipping and infrastructure project to implementation phase

Miner extends partnership to support women

22nd April 2022 To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, diamond miner De Beers Group announced that it had extended its partnership with WomEng for a further three years. This expands the reach to cover all four of the countries where De Beers discovers diamonds, placing a greater focus on supporting women... 

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INCLUSIVE GROWTH De Beers strives to achieve its goal to engage 10 000 girls and women in STEM by 2030

Amplified buzz around this year’s Mining Indaba

22nd April 2022 Excitement reigns among members of the mining industry as for the first time in many months they prepare to meet facetoface at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. With many... 

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BONNIE SMITH We cannot deny the convenience of online platforms and the value they added when travel was difficult, but there is no replacement for the quality of personal interactions
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