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Chrysocolla and malachite exposures on a rock face in Zambia both are copper ores
African Copperbelt a good mining destination – consultants
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

The Central Africa Copperbelt is the obvious choice for miners looking to expand their copper portfolios, with the region being known for “world-class” deposits, says mining consultants The MSA... 


A man welding a steel mes screen used in the copper mines as a support underground, at the Afrope manufacturing plant in Zambia
Company boasts substantial supply increase
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

The  average monthly turnover and tonnage throughput of Zambia-based steel product supplier Afrope Zambia has increased sixfold since its acquisition by South African logistics and trading company... 


A large yellow mining machine with EV capability used to load ore onto Unitrans road trains
Transport group eyes Copperbelt
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist logistics group Unitrans Africa plans to use its copper handling success, in Botswana, as a launchpad to enter into mining operations in the Copperbelt of Zambia and the Democratic... 


Large plastic containers of methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) compound which is used in the separation or flotation of ores on the African Copperbelt
Rising demand for separation compound
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Since the partnership between global chemicals producer 2M Holdings and speciality materials company Celanese, established in 2014, demand for its methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC) compound, used to... 


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Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, use hydrogen to cut diesel – Cutifani
2nd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Use renewables to cut carbon and create hydrogen, and then use the hydrogen that has been created to replace diesel. Anglo American CE Mark Cutifani proposed this climate blueprint while also... 


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Law firm creates outsourced compliance solution for mining industry
25th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A specialist mining law firm, which prefers people to paper, has created an outsourced compliance solution for Africa’s mining industry. NSDV will not simply rely on the paper trail when a client... 


The Comtest 28II Ex range of intrinsically safe testing equipment
Intrinsic testing tools a necessity – manufacturer
19th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Using intrinsically safe testing tools in the mining and industrial sectors is of the “utmost importance” amid the explosive gases, vapours and dust in those industries, says testing and... 


A Carrier Infrared and ultraviolet sensor which detects hydrogen gases or flame
Flame-detection series in demand
19th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Since the launch of its new Det-Tronics X-Series range of flame detectors earlier this year, multinational home and industrial appliance manufacturer Carrier Global has noted a marked increase in... 


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Impact of new tailings standards highlighted
19th November 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

With the release of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) in August last year, the foundation of this field has shifted, and the stakes have been raised, argues engineering... 


Software helps miners manage tailings, waste
19th November 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Software company IsoMetrix’s tailings management solution has been developed over many years to help miners manage their incidents, obligations and risks related to mine waste facilities. The... 


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Expect to be unemployed from age 40, Miller warns graduates entering mining
15th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Because of the collapse of investment in greenfields exploration in South Africa, any mining graduate entering the profession today can expect to be unemployed from the age of 40, said AmaranthCX... 


Six different photos of shafts and tunnels in a mine where BBE have installed the Vuma-network sensors and technology for ventilation
New tech calculates ventilation recovery
12th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration, and cooling engineering consultants BBE Group, in August released the 2021 version of its flagship Vuma-network, free of charge, to the mining sector and other... 


A sunset picture of a mine with yellow machines in operation, with a laptop, plans and cell phone in, while there is a green belt of natural vegetation in the background
Care, maintenance must be communicated correctly
12th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Environmental consulting company Environmental Assurance (Envass) director Emile van Druten says it is “absolutely imperative” for a mine to correctly communicate its care-and-maintenance plan to... 


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Minerals Council backs Eskom leadership, urges govt to cut procurement red tape
10th November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa on Wednesday supported the Eskom leadership team in its efforts to stabilise South Africa’s electricity supply and urged government to focus on shortening the... 


KBC Health and safety COO Sian Thurtell
Training aims to enhance on-site safety
5th November 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With businesses constantly evolving and adapting, safety training solutions provider KBC Health and Safety is also adapting and advancing its training solutions to ensure that it is creating value... 


Safety culture established to ensure smooth operations
5th November 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With the importance of health and safety within an industrial and nuclear setting, Lesedi Nuclear Services (LNS) states that it establishes a world class safety culture by structuring itself in a... 


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Pallinghurst now has all key battery, hydrogen fuel cell elements
3rd November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The Pallinghurst Group now has within its fold all the key elements needed for lithium-ion batteries, fuel-cells and green hydrogen economy. Pallinghurst’s latest transaction with Talon Metals... 


A yellow blasting mechanism linked to a cell phone being held in a hand, used to incorporate new technologies when blasting at mines
Explosives company achieves world-class rating
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME, a member of diversified chemicals group Omnia, tells Mining Weekly it has achieved a record-low recordable case rate of 0.05% in the blasting... 


A cell phone and a deep groove ball bearing cross section highlighting Siemens SIDRIVE IQ application
Company showcases tech innovations on new forum
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Industrial equipment multinational Siemens launched its inaugural Smart Mining Forum as an online event from August 3 to 5. The event highlighted Siemens’ technical expertise and showcased real... 


Viable project management for small-scale mining success
29th October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

The multidisciplinary nature of mining projects requires strict, iterative processes in terms of establishing what will make the project and its future operation viable, says Johannesburg-based... 


Sustainable rare earths separation facility on horizon
29th October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

UK-based exploration and development company Pensana, formerly Pensana Rare Earths, is aiming to establish, subject to funding, a world-class, independent and sustainable supply chain of rare-earth... 


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Weighing the viability of in-house, outsourced project management
29th October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

The concept of project co-sourcing – a hybrid model that uses in-house management and outsourced project managers – is not yet readily practiced in South Africa because of perceived resource and... 


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Project managers’ skill set must evolve
29th October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Project management in South Africa requires continued change in all facets of society, with projects having to consider and address the needs of a multitude of stakeholders while being successful... 


An image of female mine workers at Impala Platinum Mining
Covid accelerates 4IR, women in mining progress
22nd October 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Women have gradually become formal participants in the mining industry, which has resulted in their having to deal with various challenges, and although the industry has improved in its identifying... 


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Incentive needed for smaller end of stock exchange to survive – Miller
18th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An incentive is needed for the listing of companies on the smaller end of the stock exchange, which is facing an existential crisis, said AmaranthCX director and owner Paul Miller on Monday.... 


Aerial shot of Kangra Twyfelhoek mine
Company increases local exploration activity
15th October 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mining investment company Menar, through its subsidiaries, has committed to ensuring its continued growth through several investment and development projects. “Exploration allows for the... 


Explorer provides update on Senegal project
8th October 2021

West African exploration company Oriole Resources provided an update last month on its Senala gold mining project in Senegal, where joint venture partner IAMGOLD has the option to spend up to... 


Drilling confirms geological model
8th October 2021

Gold miner West African Resources (WAF) reported last month that resource definition drilling has confirmed the geological model, with extensive zones of gold mineralisation intercepted at the... 


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... 


Image of SRK Consulting working on a mine site in West Africa
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... 


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