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Mandela Mining Precinct can play key role in navigating industry through Covid-19 crisis

By: Nadine James     24th April 2020 Times of crisis and chaos necessitate introspection, creativity and adaptation, and while the Covid-19 pandemic is a challenge that is unprecedented in recent human memory, it highlights how essential continual research, innovation and planning are for the sustainability of society. Challenging... 

Post-Covid delivery of crane for colliery’s dragline excavator 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd April 2020 A contract won by Witbank company GTB Industrial Services will see Condra manufacturing a technically complex crane to service an Mpumalanga colliery’s dragline excavator. Condra will deliver the dragline maintenance crane during the month following the easing of Covid-19 quarantine restrictions. 

Post-Covid delivery of crane for colliery’s dragline excavator
Dragline excavator.

Tenova reorganises businesses

By: Donna Slater     20th April 2020 As part of metals and mining company Techint Group, Tenova has reorganised its businesses and reviewed its governance structures, with the appointment of former metals division CEO Roberto Pancaldi as Tenova CEO. Former Tenova CEO Andrea Lovato has been appointed CEO of Tenova's Takraf business.  

Acquisition enhances ability to service mining sector

By: Cameron Mackay     17th April 2020 Operations management consulting firm DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) has acquired the assets of global consulting firm Lodestone Partners. The acquisition, effective as of February 29, reportedly deepens DSS’s knowledge and capacity for operational excellence, particularly in the natural... 

Acquisition enhances ability to service mining sector
DAVIDE VASSALLO The companies’ experience of working in the base metals industry enables DSS to better service this sector

Consultative approach critical for heavy-duty applications

By: Simone Liedtke     17th April 2020 Considering that manganese, a base metal, is an abrasive material and demanding on equipment, industrial and mining vibrating screens manufacturer Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin highlights the importance of “getting to know the ore and the application”. Consequently, a “consultative approach” is... 

Consultative approach critical for heavy-duty applications
KIM SCHOEPFLIN By establishing a relationship with a customer, Kwatani is better equipped to customise vibrating equipment solutions

Sorting solution shows potential in metals sectors

By: Cameron Mackay     17th April 2020 Ore-processing equipment supplier TOMRA Sorting Mining has provided X-ray transmission (XRT) sensor-based ore sorting technology for two local mining plant projects on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, in Limpopo, which were commissioned recently. TOMRA Sorting Mining senior VP... 

Sorting solution shows  potential in metals sectors
XRT TECHNOLOGY MARKET P2E realised that sensor-based sorting, as a toll-treatment option, has benefits over DMS technology

Company assists manganese mine shaft refurbishment

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     17th April 2020 Mining solutions provider United Mining Services (UMS) is assisting with shaft refurbishment at a manganese mine, in the Northern Cape.  UMS COO Murray Macnab says the mine operators decided to extend the life-of-mine by refurbishing the old existing shafts and installing new shaft towers. The... 

Mechanised hard-rock shaft-sinking tech being developed

By: Darren Parker     17th April 2020 The development of a mechanised shaft-sinking solution for hard-rock applications through rock-boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling’s subsidiary, Master Sinking – a joint venture between Master Drilling and the Industrial Development Corporation – is well underway. The... 

Mechanised hard-rock shaft-sinking tech being developed
IT’S A HARD-ROCK LIFE The development of a mechanised shaft sinking machine for hard-rock applications will add much value to the sector

Mechanised shaft-boring feasibility studies under way

By: Darren Parker     17th April 2020 Shaft sinking original-equipment manufacturer Herrenknecht is engaged in numerous feasibility studies with mining contractors in South Africa and other African countries, such as Zambia, for the potential use of the company’s mechanised shaft-boring machines. Herrenknecht business development... 

Mechanised shaft-boring feasibility studies under way
HITTING ROCK BOTTOM The Jansen project was the first time globally that mining shafts have been sunk successfully using only mechanical excavation

New gold shaft to be commissioned this year

17th April 2020 Gold mining company Caledonia Mining’s Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe, expects to commission its new central shaft in the fourth quarter of this year, following which production will ramp up. Shaft sinking at the central shaft was completed in July last year to the target depth of 1 204 m. Since... 

New gold shaft to be commissioned this year
DEEPENING RETURNS The well-established Blanket gold mine will see an increase in production once the new central shaft project is completed later this year

Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2020 All mining operations, excluding collieries supplying Eskom which have been permitted to operate at full capacity throughout national lockdown, may now resume at 50% capacity during the remaining lockdown days, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday. Thereafter,... 

Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister
Photo by Veronica Creamer
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Matashe during virtual media conference.

Capital Drilling reports strong growth as gold rallies

By: Donna Slater     16th April 2020 Africa-focused mining services company Capital Drilling on April 16 reported a 20.4% year-on-year and a 5.9% quarter-on-quarter increase in revenue to $32.5-million for the first quarter of this year. The company also reported that it had, thus far, not been materially impacted on by the... 

Covid-19 could deal a 'sucker punch’ to South Africa’s mines, economy

By: Simone Liedtke     15th April 2020 With the Covid-19 lockdown in full effect until the end of April, South Africa’s mines have scaled down operations on a massive scale. Law firm Webber Wentzel in a podcast shared on April 15 said Covid-19 “could represent the sucker punch for mines and the economy”. Exacerbating the situation... 

Glencore provides electricity for 300 households

By: Donna Slater     14th April 2020 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore recently completed an electrification project where it assisted South African power utility Eskom to provide electricity access to 300 households in the Ga-Masha and Ga-Rantho communities, in Limpopo. Glencore aims to assist government in its... 

Glencore provides electricity for 300 households

Master Drilling announces new board nomination

By: Martin Creamer     14th April 2020 Hennie Faul, who has particularly deep insight into the copper mining industry in South America, has been nominated for appointment to the board of Master Drilling, which operates extensively in Latin America. JSE-listed Master Drilling stated in a stock exchange news service (SENS) announcement... 

Master Drilling announces new board nomination
Photo by Reuters
Hennie Faul

Engineering company exploits gap in market

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     10th April 2020 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes explains that the shortage of capital in South Africa has forced mining companies to cut back on retaining full-time maintenance crews, instead outsourcing this critical service when necessary. This has... 

Engineering company  exploits gap in market
GETTING HEATED To repair the launder, the tapping process had to be halted, and that work was done within 2 m to 3 m of a working furnace in heat-stroke conditions

New technology displaces old drilling habits

10th April 2020 Global mining technology company IMDEX says it seeks to “drive change” through research and development capable of delivering innovations that enable drilling contractors and mining companies to test more targets and decrease the time it takes to define a resource. The company developed the... 

New technology displaces old drilling habits
Liam Twigger If you want to get money into exploration you have to change the value proposition

Company provides flexible power for Tanzanian mines

By: Cameron Mackay     10th April 2020 Mining companies in Tanzania continue face the challenge of ensuring continuous and stable power to their operations, and that their carbon footprint is reduced. Global energy services provider Aggreko, a company specialising in temporary power solutions, aims to support its mining clients in... 

Company provides flexible  power for Tanzanian mines
CONNECTING THE WATTS The current energy situation in Tanzania has ensured that renting solutions from Aggreko is beneficial

Gold miner announces doubling of resources

10th April 2020 Gold miner Tanzanian Gold Corporation announced last month that it had received an update of the estimated mineral resources in the company’s Buckreef Shear Zone, from engineering services provider Virimai Projects, the company’s technical adviser. The update more than doubles the estimated... 

Gold miner announces doubling of resources
Photo by Bloomberg
GOLD DOUBLE UP The updated mineral resource for the Buckreef Shear Zone, measured and indicated, totals about 40.9-million tonnes grading 1.73 g/t and comprising 2.27-million ounces of gold

Junior miner ‘shortage’ concerning

By: Mamaili Mamaila     10th April 2020 One of the key concerns for end-to-end supply chain management company ITM Katope South Africa (SA) is the “shortage” of junior mining companies in South Africa – with less than 20 listed juniors. 

Junior miner ‘shortage’ concerning
STRAP UP ITM Katope offers full services for the mining industry, including personal protective equipment

IoT assists with challenges in mining operations

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     10th April 2020 Every mining environment poses different challenges, but mining houses tend to prioritise the enhancement of mine health and safety procedures, and technology service provider In2IT Technologies CTO Vishal Barapatre notes that the Internet of Things (IoT) is “a top choice” in this regard. He... 

IoT assists with challenges  in mining operations
VISHAL BARAPATRE Mining safety is also about better business and creating a smarter mining sector that will continue to support South African growth

Satellite imaging helps monitoring of remote mining operations

By: Donna Slater     9th April 2020 Satellite imaging of remote mining operations can be used to track and visually represent surface changes, ranging from the areal extent of surface operations, surface water, surface disturbances and the addition or removal of surface infrastructure – a vital component of mining management amid... 

Wärtsilä to help deliver hybrid power solution for Saudi Arabia gold mine

By: Donna Slater     8th April 2020 Energy technology group Wärtsilä will supply the equipment, as well as engineering and technical advisory services for a 44 MW hybrid power plant to be installed at the Mansourah & Massarah gold mine, in Saudi Arabia. It will be the first newbuild power project in the country to use a hybrid... 

Wärtsilä to help deliver hybrid power solution for Saudi Arabia gold mine
Wärtsilä 32TS generating set

Business rescue begins for ELB Engineering Services

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th April 2020 The shareholders of ELB Group, which was originally listed on the JSE as EL Bateman as long ago as 1930, have been advised that the business forecast for the company’s wholly owned ELB Engineering Services has not materialised, which has placed unsustainable cash funding requirements on the... 

Covid-19 could unite mining around novel funding – Moshe Capital

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th April 2020 Commodity prices and investment in South African mining will undoubtedly be impacted on by measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus and the anticipated economic fallout, says advisory firm Moshe Capital founder and CEO Mametja Moshe. South African mining operations, except for essential... 

Strong exploration activity in Canada serves for a bit of good news

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd April 2020 Amid a surge of bad news for businesses and societies globally, explosives manufacturer BME is nonetheless excited about the exploration landscape for mining in Canada. The company launched its BME Mining Canada last year, which is a joint venture with Consbec – the largest civils drill and... 

WA tightens border control

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd April 2020 The Western Australian government will place a hard border closure on the state from April 5, in an effort to contain the further spread of Covid-19 in the state. “These new harder border closures essentially mean we will be turning Western Australia into its own island, within an island - our... 

WA tightens border control

Coronavirus one of several factors affecting mining

By: Mamaili Mamaila     3rd April 2020 The volatility caused by global events, such as the outbreak of Covid-19, otherwise referred to as coronavirus, and stock market turmoil have definitely impacted on the planning and execution of mining operations and related supply chains, says mine ventilation equipment manufacturer Terramin... 

Coronavirus one  of several factors affecting mining
DEEP-LEVEL SOLUTIONS Terramin provides dust-control and associated workspace ventilation equipment and services for underground and deep-level mining working spaces

West African commodities not immune to Covid-19 fallout

By: Theresa Bhowan     3rd April 2020 With reports of cases of Covid-19 increasing globally, West African commodities are also feeling the negative effects of the pandemic, international commodities consultancy Core Consultants tells Mining Weekly. 

West African commodities not immune to  Covid-19 fallout
LARA SMITH The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic can be seen in the mining industry of West Africa

Bespoke approach required to mitigate African challenges

By: Theresa Bhowan     3rd April 2020 Maximising available resources and optimising plant efficiency while minimising environmental impact is just one of the challenges that wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE continues to address.  

Bespoke approach required to mitigate African challenges
WAYNE WARREN Sub-Saharan Africa requires an understanding that each country has its unique challenges and advantages

Uranium exploration programme announced

3rd April 2020 TSX-listed Blue Sky Uranium last month announced that the company had started a 4 500 m reverse circulation drilling exploration programme at its wholly-owned Amarillo Grande uranium/vanadium project (AGP) in Rio Negro province, Argentina. The programme will include a total of about 100 holes in... 

Uranium exploration programme announced
BLUE SKY AT NIGHT The drilling programme if successful holds the potential to expand the project form a single deposit to a multi-deposit uranium district

Namibia’s plan assists in responsible uranium mining

By: Halima Frost     3rd April 2020 The Namibian Uranium Association (NUA) states that the global uranium community has taken note of the responsible way in which uranium in Namibia is explored for and extracted, says Namibian Uranium Institute (NUI) executive director Dr Gabi Schneider. She states that this responsible method was... 

Namibia’s plan assists in responsible uranium mining
IN THE DESERT The Namibian Uranium Institute has cooperated with the Namibian Government in implementing a Strategic Environmental Management Plan in the Namibian uranium province

Council turns attention to Ghana

By: Tracy Hancock     3rd April 2020 South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) member companies are increasingly looking outside of the South African market for opportunities, owing to the country’s current economic climate, says SACEEC director and CEO Eric Bruggeman. “South Africa’s market is dead. The local... 

Council turns attention to Ghana
EASY ACCESS Ghana, Africa’s top gold producer, offers South African capital equipment manufacturers favourable shipping accessibility through the Port of Tema

Qld bans fly-in, fly-out workers

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st March 2020 The Queensland government on Tuesday announced that only critical interstate fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mineworkers will be allowed into Queensland, in an effort to protect remote and regional communities and local mine workforces from the spread of Covid-19. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said... 

Qld bans fly-in, fly-out workers

Safer tailings storage facilities can be achieved − SRK

By: Simone Liedtke     30th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, says SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy... 

Safer tailings storage facilities can be achieved − SRK
SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies

Covid-19 a wake-up call on import over-dependency – Madala

By: Martin Creamer     27th March 2020 The outbreak of Covid-19 internationally should be a wake-up call on the impact of South Africa’s dependency on imported products, Madala & Associates CEO Dilley Naidoo said on Friday. He urged that policies parallel to what was being implemented in the automotive sector should be prioritised in... 

Covid-19 a wake-up call on import over-dependency – Madala
Madala & Associates CEO Dilley Naidoo

Boipelo uses experience to court juniors

By: Nadine James     27th March 2020 Coal-focused Boipelo Mining Contractors – a Level 2 broad-based black economic empowerment joint venture formed by Murray & Roberts Cementation (MRC) and the Amandla TM Group – having recognised the opportunity presented by divesting majors, is actively courting players in the midtier and,... 

Boipelo uses experience to court juniors
EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Since its appointment, Boipelo Mining has consistently exceeded its monthly production target

Coal remains vital to energy mix

By: Cameron Mackay     27th March 2020 Despite increased regulatory pressure regarding the environmental impacts of its mining, storage and use in power generation, coal is still essential to the local energy mix, says engineering consultancy WSP power generation consultant Wayne Lindecke. “We are not naïve to the negative... 

Coal remains  vital to energy mix
WAYNE LINDECKE As a country, we’re evolving and trying to get our energy mix right, so we are dependent on coal and will still be for a while
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