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Image of drilling at Hummingbird Resources' Yanfolila project
Progress announced with exploration projects
8th October 2021

Gold miner Hummingbird Resources in August announced its unaudited results for the six months ended June 30, 2021. The company reported material progress and success with its 2021 Yanfolila... 

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Ghana base acts as catalyst for growth
8th October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Much of the success of consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting’s office in Accra, Ghana, is based on the company’s local knowledge, represented by experienced professionals from West... 

ABB hoisting system 740 m underground at LKAB's Kiruna mine in Sweden. Photograph courtesy of LKAB and Peter Ylivainio
Mill maintenance contract keeps fires burning
1st October 2021

Global technology company ABB has signed a long-term agreement with Swedish mining house Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) to provide service to twelve mine hoists and the hoisting motors... 

A Kito 1 t electric chain hoist, an orange hoist on rail a rail, supplied to a mill in North West province by Becker Mining South Africa,
Hoists ordered for mine operation, maintenance
1st October 2021

Mining systems solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa’s distributor in Rustenburg, Tech-North Rustenburg, has secured an order for 26 Kito electric and manual chain hoists and accessories,... 

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Green Sedibelo will use 82% less electricity to take PGMs all the way to end consumer
28th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines is well on its way to becoming the lowest of low-energy PGM energy users and the highest of high on-site beneficiators of metals that... 

An image of a large Unitrans road train with four trailers being loaded with coal at a colliery
Transport company has high hopes for Indaba
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Joburg Indaba brings with it hopes of increased and ongoing investment in the mining sector, specialist transport company Unitrans regional business development manager Joubert van... 

An opencast operation with product pouring onto a pile
Association applauds upcoming event
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Surface mining industry association Aspasa (previously known as Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa) applauds the conference concept and the efforts of the organisers of the... 

An image of host and master of ceremonies Bernard Swanepoel at a podium hosting a pre-Covid-19 Joburg Indaba, and engaging with delegates
Strong attendance expected for Indaba
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Although the Joburg Indaba mining conference will be hosted virtually for the second year running, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the global responsibility to limit face-to-face interactions,... 

An image of a large blue high pressure valve used in tailings pipelines strung from a hoist
New valve manufactured for tailings pipelines
24th September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Although South African company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has only soft launched its new slurry knife gate high-pressure valve, the SKG-HP, it has been well received by clients. The clients intend... 

An image of Canyon Coal De Wittekrans projects coal sample
Infrastructural challenges impede coal industry
17th September 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa is a major coal-exporting country, with its coal sector also providing baseload capacity for the country. However, infrastructure challenges negatively impact on the local industry,... 

Creamer Media screenshot of AmaranthCX director Paul Miller taken during Zoom interview.
South Africa’s junior mining dearth result of unintended consequence – AmaranthCX
14th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s junior mining dearth is a result of savings no longer flowing through to primary capital raising and stock exchange listings, as the Jacobs Committee expected them to do. The... 

A black xox or tag manufactured by Quuppa and installed by Ya Batho measures real time positioning in a manganese mine in South Africa
Location tech adds real value
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Since the installation of a real-time intelligent location system – developed by global location technology platform company Quuppa – the mine in which it has been installed has reported a... 

An image of a large red truck fitted with vacuum pump and tank used for acid plant sludge spillage recovery
New contracts awarded to services provider
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

A division of Vereeniging-based furnace and industrial services provider Dickinson Group of Companies, Dickinson Copperbelt Services (DCS), has successfully established new contracts with two... 

Three BlueSmelters supplied by SMS group in operation at Aurus automobile company in Russia for recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment
Supplier keeps up with tech revolution
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Based on its BlueTechnology philosophy, metallurgical industry supplier SMS group has significantly broadened its expertise in processing, supplies and services for nonferrous metals production... 

A drone image of the Skorpion zinc refinery in Namibia which South Africa imports zinc from according to the IZA Africa Desk
Unique refinery concept enters first phase
3rd September 2021 By: Halima Frost

Global industry body the International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa desk spokesperson Simon Norton says the first phase of its “bold plan” to implement South Africa’s own zinc refinery has... 

A map of ore deposits in a x-ray type image Ontario Canada for MSA Group and Koan
Machine learning reaches mineral prospecting
27th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

The partnership between mining consulting services provider The MSA Group and Canadian mining software developer Koan Analytics has resulted in machine learning being available to minerals... 

An image of a large red tracked front loader at the mine face with bucket full of ore ready to be graded by a ShovelSense system
Real-time ore analysis set for African market
27th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

Digital mining solutions provider MineSense is establishing offices in Africa and Europe to introduce its real-time ore analysis technologies to the African Copperbelt by the fourth quarter. “Once... 

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New horizons for uranium as a green metal – Sibanye-Stillwater
26th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Precious and green metals portfolio company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday presented new horizons for uranium, which it described as a significant element in its green metals portfolio. Speaking... 

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World-first plant supplied
20th August 2021

Metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group last month announced that it had supplied a world-first greenfield e-scrap recycling plant for precious metals to plastics recycling giant Ecopolis... 

Thos Begbie manufacturing a copper inline arc furnace component from recycled copper
Use of recycled copper components limits costs
20th August 2021 By: Halima Frost

South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has successfully manufactured and supplied recycled copper cast components to a platinum group metals (PGMs) smelter near Rustenburg,... 

Wireless infrastructure, location systems beneficial for mines
13th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Real-time data access for underground mines has traditionally been a challenge in South Africa, with the lack of broadband networks and the nature of mining contributing to this challenge. The... 

BME's emulsion pumping technology in underground mine
Explosives company puts stamp on underground mining
13th August 2021

Years of innovation and experience in the underground space have now positioned explosives manufacturer and supplier BME – part of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – as an important player in mines where... 

An image of contract workers at Alien Metals Hancock project
Booming industry results in project delays
13th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

The Australian mining industry is flourishing and is the core of the Australian economy, despite the ongoing pandemic. However, the sheer amount of work being done in Australia’s exploration and... 

Panoramic view of an open pit mine in Africa
Acquisitions help expand geosciences footprint
13th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

The acquisition of software company Seequent by infrastructure software company Bentley Systems, and the former’s acquisition of Danish geophysical software developer Aarhus Geosoftware (AGS), will... 

Mining materials conveyor belt with Aura IQ Conveyor Health Monitoring
Conveyor monitoring system successfully trialled
13th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining technologies supplier Strata Worldwide partnered with fibre-optic company Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) to conduct a successful trial of FFT’s Aura IQ conveyor health monitoring system at... 

An image of Thor Mining MD Nicole Galloway Warland
Increased demand strains resources supply
13th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the Australian mining industry is doing very well on a macroeconomic scale, increased demand and Covid-19-related restrictions have made it challenging to acquire the resources needed to... 

An images of a connected mining operation vehicle
Telecoms solutions solve connectivity challenges
13th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mobile satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat aims to solve some of the Australian mining industry’s biggest connectivity challenges. Inmarsat products and services have been used across... 

An image of the launch of the Bon Pasteur Alternative Livelihood programme in Kolwezi, in the DRC
Success in sustainable community development initiative
30th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Global diversified resources company Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has pledged more than $1-million over the past four years to support its activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in... 

Jon Duncan Old investing group head of Old Mutual Investment
Developing social climate spurs ESG activity
30th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Proactive action in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives highlights the increasing importance of companies showing transparency and accountability in the ever-evolving... 

An image of Columbus Stainless CEO Charity Gold day
Company provides crucial relief for community
30th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless aims to ensure the educational and social welfare of the Steve Tshwete local community through financial contributions and fundraising, says Columbus... 

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