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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... 

Creamer Media picure of Neal Froneman
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... 

A stock image of electronic waste
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... 

An image of the Bonginhlanhla Stimulation Centre in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Miner empowers local communities
30th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Investment company Menar subsidiary Canyon Coal has a longstanding history of ensuring social and economic development to empower local communities, says Menar social labour plan manager Nthabiseng... 

An image of Niël Pretorius CEO of DRDGOLD
Risk management is an ESG imperative
30th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

There is a close correlation between sustainable development and environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns, says South African gold producer DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius. 

An image of Wits Mining Institute's Julie Courtnage
Wits to host two short courses to empower mining leaders
26th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Wits Mining Institute (WMI) will be hosting two of its Empowering Leaders short courses, in a face-to-face format, from August 23 to 28. The first course will focus on long-term systems... 

This is a picture of Errol Smart, CEO of Orion Minerals, who is also chair of Minerals Council junior miner leadership forum.
Exploration trailblazer Orion cracks retail investor code with 14 000-plus SA backers
21st July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

More than 14 000 South Africans now own shares in the discovery and development mining company Orion Minerals, which is reflective of retail investment that can be stimulated in South Africa to... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President
5th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated... 

Union Atlantic flags the difficulties facing junior mining, exploration companies
2nd July 2021 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed explorer, developer and investor Union Atlantic Minerals reports that it has been negatively impacted on by restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, weak commodity markets and... 

Bell Equipment aims to maximise the efficacy of its articulated dump trucks to eventually attain a 'golden lap'
Manufacturer invests in autonomy research
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

As part of a continuous effort to optimise payload and improve customers’ profit margins, while decreasing emissions and impact on the environment, South African earthmoving equipment provider Bell... 

The new Kprime Tooth System fitted to Komatsu Excavators are stronger and longer lasting than previously fitted teeth
New excavator teeth cutting ground
2nd July 2021

Earthmoving and utility equipment manufacturer Komatsu’s new Kprime Tooth System from wear solutions specialists Hensley Industries is now available as standard on new Komatsu excavators. The... 

The MDS trommels offered by BLT World have drums which can accommodate three different screen sizes
Trommels, feeders for surface mining available
2nd July 2021 By: Halima Frost

The MDS static and mobile trommels, as well as the apron feeders, of South Africa-based equipment supplier BLT World are compatible with the crushers, feeders, recycling and other screening plants... 

The trial was conducted onboard the Frontier Jacaranda.
Waste cooking oil powers ship from Singapore to South Africa for Anglo
29th June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The use of sustainable biofuel to power a chartered capesize ship during a voyage from Singapore to South Africa has been successfully trialled as part of a decarbonisation initiative, Anglo... 

With the company’s local operations, the year-on-year decrease in Q3 operating profit was owed to increased cost per ton of material, acquired for Goldplat’s low-grade circuit
Company announces recovery operations’ profit
25th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold miner Goldplat’s recovery operations achieved a combined operating profit of £4.2-million (compared with £1.053-million in March 2020) for the nine months ended March 31, 2021, as well as a... 

Pan African is leveraging the existing underground and surface infrastructure at Evander to access new areas of the underground orebodies
Miner investing in operational improvements
25th June 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold miner Pan African Resources is continuing to invest in its assets locally and improve its operations, including its Barberton Mines Complex, in Mpumalanga; its Evander mine, in Gauteng; and... 

Ukwazi is able to help manganese mines optimise their processes and operations
Northern Cape manganese ready to be mined
18th June 2021 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining engineer Jaco Mans tells Mining Weekly that South Africa has the capacity and capability to meet the increasing global demand for manganese. He... 

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