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Mining Indaba

Firm invests hopes in Indaba

By: Darren Parker     24th January 2020 Mining investment firm Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu hopes that this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba will “rise to the occasion” in addressing the challenges that are plaguing the South African mining industry. Some pressing challenges include the need to deal with regulatory uncertainty and... 

Company introduces digital technology

24th January 2020 As an early adopter of digital technology in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors, global project and asset services provider Worley has been testing new technology to develop value-adding digital strategies that help customers make better informed decisions.  “There has been a lot of hype... 

ROBERT HULL Innovation is in our DNA
ROBERT HULL Innovation is in our DNA

Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba

By: Darren Parker     24th January 2020 Mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein compares the Investing in African Mining Indaba to farming, as many delegates and companies attending the event are “planting seeds” and hoping for a “fruitful harvest” in terms of new deals and business leads. Aside... 

Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba

Africa expected to be responsible producer

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Global commodities markets expect African producers to deliver “ethically” produced, traded and transformed material, says responsible sourcing auditing and advisory company RCS Global CEO Dr Nicholas Garrett. Responsible sourcing practices are resulting in higher standards at African mining... 

SCOPE WIDENING
Cobalt remains the commodity under the most scrutiny in terms of responsible sourcing, but focus is expanding to include other key battery and tech-metal supply chains
Photo by Bloomberg
SCOPE WIDENING Cobalt remains the commodity under the most scrutiny in terms of responsible sourcing, but focus is expanding to include other key battery and tech-metal supply chains

Transformation under way at Rosh Pinah and Perkoa

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 The African operations of global base-metals mining company Trevali Mining are big contributors to its overall portfolio and are important to the company’s future, says Trevali CEO and president Ricus Grimbeek, who will speak at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, from... 

ROSH PINAH
The RP2.0 expansion at the Namibian mine is expected to increase production by 60% to 80%
ROSH PINAH The RP2.0 expansion at the Namibian mine is expected to increase production by 60% to 80%

Efficiency focus can ease demand on Eskom

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has engaged local entities as well as the Embassy of Brazil to hold a roundtable in South Africa on energy efficiency early this year to encourage industry to use and promote energy-efficient products. “We... 

REDUCE DEMAND
South Africa needs to address its power supply crisis by implementing more energy efficient solutions on an industrial level
REDUCE DEMAND South Africa needs to address its power supply crisis by implementing more energy efficient solutions on an industrial level

Equipment supplier advancing 4IR offering

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 The development of an intelligent cyclone by minerals processing equipment supplier Multotec is at an advanced stage, Multotec South African Operations CEO Rikus Immink tells Mining Weekly. Through the instrumentation of its ceramic-lined cyclones, Multotec is aligning itself to the automation... 

 	EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Multotec cannot do without its 1 600 factory workers, as the manufacture of some of its products is labour intensive
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Multotec cannot do without its 1 600 factory workers, as the manufacture of some of its products is labour intensive

Indaba continues to drive investment opportunities

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Investment in South African exploration has been lean of late, with numerous factors contributing to this reality, including the state of the economy and the ability to secure seed funding, says Investing in African Mining Indaba head of content Tom Quinn, of UK event organiser Hyve Group. “We... 

ROGER BAXTER
Hyve brainstormed with the Minerals Council South Africa CEO how to include the topic of investing in South African exploration
ROGER BAXTER Hyve brainstormed with the Minerals Council South Africa CEO how to include the topic of investing in South African exploration

Quality resources sway investors

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Investors will always gravitate towards good orebodies and, owing to the quality of prospectivity in certain African regions, the continent still holds the interest of investors, says financial services provider Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) mining analyst Arnold van Graan.... 

MOGALAKWENA 
The Anglo American Platinum project is one of the projects with the potential to replace lost production from many conventional underground shafts
MOGALAKWENA The Anglo American Platinum project is one of the projects with the potential to replace lost production from many conventional underground shafts

General Counsel Forum offers solutions

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 The job description of in-house mining counsel is fast evolving – from being only a legal adviser and setting up compliance and risk indicators to being a generalist who assists in developing long-term company strategy, says diversified mining and exploration company Bauba Resources group legal... 

AVIONA MABASO
Developing processes aimed at gaining foresight about your business and how susceptible it is to external factors will help companies weather storms
AVIONA MABASO Developing processes aimed at gaining foresight about your business and how susceptible it is to external factors will help companies weather storms

Local suppliers make financial sense for manufacturers

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Using South African suppliers can be far more effective financially when engineering and manufacturing locally and is not simply a matter of complying with Mining Charter III, says industrial and mining vibrating screens manufacturer Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. From a Mining Charter perspective,... 

LONGSTANDING LOCAL FOCUS Kwatani has relied heavily on local suppliers since going into production in 1976
LONGSTANDING LOCAL FOCUS Kwatani has relied heavily on local suppliers since going into production in 1976

Investors await cue from S African govt

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Investors are wary of the South African mining industry, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, who will speak at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town. “They are not only seeking certainty in respect of legislation and regulation, such as Mining Charter III... 

INVESTMENT GROWTH PLAUSIBLE
If South Africa can get back on the map as part of the top 25% of mining investment destinations, the country could significantly grow investment by about 60%
INVESTMENT GROWTH PLAUSIBLE If South Africa can get back on the map as part of the top 25% of mining investment destinations, the country could significantly grow investment by about 60%

Climate change to amplify challenges

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 Economists agree that climate change risks have, to date, been underestimated by industry in general, including mining, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting South Africa director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl. Consequently, he expects that challenges associated with... 

IN-COUNTRY ADVANTAGE With offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana, SRK can closely follow industry developments cited at Mining Indaba ‘on the ground’
IN-COUNTRY ADVANTAGE With offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana, SRK can closely follow industry developments cited at Mining Indaba ‘on the ground’

Booyco Electronics

24th January 2020 Understanding evolving customer needs as well as the legislative compliance requirements of differing sectors ideally positions Booyco Electronics to offer application-specific and safety-related solutions to customers across a range of industries. Booyco’s safety products portfolio has grown... 

Booyco Electronics

Khoemacau begins decline development

By: Darren Parker     24th January 2020 Development work is well under way at the Khoemacau copper and silver project in Botswana, with mining contractor Barminco beginning decline development for the new underground mine in Zone 5 this month. Early construction activities started in early 2019, with mine construction, development and... 

THE HOLE PICTURE 
The boxcuts are near completion, with decline development progressing well
THE HOLE PICTURE The boxcuts are near completion, with decline development progressing well

Weba Chute Systems

2nd July 2019 Effective transfer of materials in chutes is a pressing issue for all mines. With the spotlight firmly on increasing productivity through more effective discharge of materials, coupled with minimising downtime and maintenance, solutions are critical to sustainability. With over 4 000 transfer... 

Weba Chute Systems

Invincible Valves

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th May 2019 High-quality valve products and ancillary equipment supplier Invincible Valves prides itself on service excellence and exibility, as it strives to enhance every customer’s bottom line. The 36-year-old company’s core values include growing through creativity, invention and innovation. 

Invincible Valves

Johnson Crane Hire

12th April 2019 Ranked among the top crane hire companies in the world, Johnson Crane Hire operates the largest mobile crane fleet in Africa. The company has an acknowledged track record for delivering appropriate solutions to the mining, petrochemicals, power and civil infra­ structure industries throughout... 

Johnson Crane Hire

Foundation driving youth participation in mining industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Although the mining industry has not appealed to many young people for quite a while, this is starting to change through initiatives such as the Young Leaders Career Development Programme, says nonprofit organisation Learn and Give Education Foundation (LGEF) co-founder and chairperson Teboho... 

TEBOHO MAPHAKISA
The venue for the Young Leaders Career Development Programme, on the last day of the conference was packed to capacity
TEBOHO MAPHAKISA The venue for the Young Leaders Career Development Programme, on the last day of the conference was packed to capacity

OSBORN celebrates 100 years of quality, innovation and service excellence

1st March 2019 South African mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Since its foundation in 1919, the company has grown and evolved. Today, Osborn is recognised as a leading name in global mining and quarry markets and one of South Africa’s foremost manufacturers... 

OSBORN celebrates 100 years of quality, innovation and service excellence

MODI Mining

1st March 2019 Established in 2011, Modi Mining has grown an average of 30% a year, earning founding owners and husband and wife team Motlapele Molefi and Sam Molefi the 2019 Sanlam and Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year award winner.  The 100% black-owned company was established to offer contract... 

MODI Mining

Promising mining opportunities in Zim

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Despite Zimbabwe’s foreign currency crisis, specialist strategy and communications consultancy Africa Practice (AP) Mining Sector lead Rishon Chimboza says, “on a per capita basis, Zimbabwe is extremely well endowed with natural resources, so opportunities will always be there.” 

SPOTLIGHT ON ZIM
Zimbabwe will ensure that miners are able to retain as much foreign currency as possible
SPOTLIGHT ON ZIM Zimbabwe will ensure that miners are able to retain as much foreign currency as possible

4IR: Mining companies need to make a wilful change

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, mining companies made it clear that there will be some change in the near future as people start believing in practical impact of digitalisation and... 

EDUARD VORSTER
Focusing outside of mining per se is becoming so much more important – to bring transformation, so that playground so that the mine is a catalyst for a macro economy
EDUARD VORSTER Focusing outside of mining per se is becoming so much more important – to bring transformation, so that playground so that the mine is a catalyst for a macro economy

Indaba created positive platform – Baxter

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 The 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba was a useful platform where stakeholders worldwide, including producers, investors and government officials discussed the issues facing the mining industry, and also the opportunities that would enable the industry to achieve its full potential, says... 

Roger Baxter
Significant efforts have been made by the organisers of the Indaba to ensure that the conference is more relevant to companies
Roger Baxter Significant efforts have been made by the organisers of the Indaba to ensure that the conference is more relevant to companies

Energy solutions crucial to the future of mining

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Renewable energy has become a very important part of the conversation in mining, says energy solutions provider MD for Africa John Lewis who attended the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town, last month. 

ENERGY SOLUTIONS
Power is central to an effective mining operation and constitutes a key investment decision for management teams, governments and investors
ENERGY SOLUTIONS Power is central to an effective mining operation and constitutes a key investment decision for management teams, governments and investors

ERG focused on advancing electric vehicle and battery industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 While some volatility is expected, there is optimism about the prospects of demand for cobalt and copper in 2019 which will be sustained in part by the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), says diversified natural resources producer Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) CEO Benedikt Sobotka. 

Benedikt Sobotka
ERG remains committed to sourcing materials in a responsible and sustainable manner and raising the quality of life for local communities
Benedikt Sobotka ERG remains committed to sourcing materials in a responsible and sustainable manner and raising the quality of life for local communities

More support for Mining Indaba

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 The Investing in African Mining Indaba celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, and the 2019 edition was the best one yet, says mining investment conference Mining Indaba marketing head Joanna Kotyrba. 

Young Leaders Programme
Over 300% increase in attendance at this year’s programme
Young Leaders Programme Over 300% increase in attendance at this year’s programme

Sandvik, Resolute gear up for the fully automated Syama gold mine

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Global engineering group, Sandvik, is looking forward to moving full steam ahead in its partnership with Resolute Mining to fully automate the Syama underground gold mine.  The Syama underground mine is set to be the world’s first purpose-built, fully automated sublevel cave gold mine. 

Solar Mining Services helps to boost the Mpumalanga economy 

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Solar Mining Services, a manufacturer and supplier of explosives, accessories and blasting services for the mining industry, has made strides in growing its business in South Africa. It has created more than 100 jobs and invested R500-million in South Africa since setting up in the country in... 

Solar Mining Services CEO Desmond Pillay
Solar Mining's Charles Hurly discusses the company's product offerings and its growth plans, while CEO Desmond Pillay talks about the company's impact on the Mpumalanga economy. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Zimbabwe lithium project wins the Mining Indaba’s Investment Battlefield competition 

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Junior mining company, Prospect Resources, has won the 2019 Mining Indaba Investment Battlefield for its lithium project located in Zimbabwe. Prospect Resources executive director Harry Greaves scooped the first prize at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, after pitching the... 

Lesedi to assist Mozal in its aluminium expansion project

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 South African engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Lesedi has recently been awarded a contract to assist South32’s Mozal aluminum plant in its expansion project. The $38-million AP3XLE energy efficiency project was approved in the third quarter of 2017 and started the rollout... 

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