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Battery electric range paves route to ‘mine of the future’

27th January 2023 Mining solutions provider Sandvik, in a press release published in November, noted that the launch of its battery electric vehicles created opportunities that the mining sector had previously “only dreamt about”. Speaking at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in South Africa last year, Sandvik... 

Sandvik deploys its first locally made SmartPlant in Africa

18th January 2023 A fluorite mine located about 100 km outside Pretoria has become the first recipient of mining technology company Sandvik Rock Processing’s first locally manufactured SmartPlant in Africa.   Following its recent commissioning, the 300 t/h plant has already met process guarantees and reached... 

Solar-supported South Deep consolidates future-mine strategy

9th December 2022 South Deep, Gold Fields’ Westonaria-based flagship gold mine, is entering the final stage of a four-part strategic journey it embarked on in 2017 to stabilise the operation, improve sustainability and longevity, reduce operational costs, improve efficiencies and ensure it meets the criteria to be... 

Solar-supported South Deep consolidates future-mine strategy

9th December 2022 South Deep, Gold Fields’ Westonaria-based flagship gold mine, is entering the final stage of a four-part strategic journey it embarked on in 2017 to stabilise the operation, improve sustainability and longevity, reduce operational costs, improve efficiencies and ensure it meets the criteria to be... 
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Wesizwe to commission Bakubung processing plant in March or April

JSE-listed platinum miner Wesizwe Platinum has identified various deficiencies at its Bakubung platinum mine’s processing plant, in Rustenburg, in North West, after a test run of the entire system. Some of the snags include electrical malfunctioning of the flotation machine, a leak in the process... 

Thor Explorations adjusts terms of senior debt facility

Gold producer Thor Explorations has amended and restated the terms of the balance of its senior debt facility held with Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). On January 31, the parties entered into an agreement amending the previous terms of the project facility. 
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