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South Africa needs to embrace Ubuntu principles in going green, webinar hears
31st January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In decarbonising and going green, South Africa needs to embrace the principles of Ubuntu and show humanity towards others. That view was expressed by Gold Fields South Africa executive VP Martin... 


JSE has role to play in sustainable energy transition
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The JSE has a role to play in creating an enabling environment for more sustainable practices, particularly in terms of South Africa’s transition to using renewable energies, JSE chief... 


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Miner to build climate-change-resilient businesses
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Environmental, social and corporate governance is central to diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s strategy, and guides the company in how it operates and generates shared value for its... 


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Sustainability, majority shareholder driving miner’s strategy
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local gold producer DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius says the market response to the global transition to clean energy, as well as the strategy and energy plans of the company’s majority shareholder,... 


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New high-grade lode discovery at Kibali excites Barrick CEO
24th January 2022 By: Darren Parker

Gold miner Barrick Gold revealed at a media briefing in Kinshasha, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on January 21, that underground drilling at the Kibali gold mine’s KCD orebody was... 


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Mining industry leads way in Covid-19 health and safety
21st January 2022

South Africa and the rest of the world have faced formidable challenges over the last two years, caused by the Covid-19 virus, and the various variants thereof.  Law firm ENSAfrica mine and... 


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Company stresses need for on-site mining medical services
21st January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining companies that partner with professional medical consultants to provide on-site medical assistance have the confidence that medical issues are treated appropriately and quickly. This... 


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Exciting green ammonia export plan for Nelson Mandela Bay
15th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen and Built Africa – together as Hive Hydrogen – as well as Linde plc, through its wholly owned South African subsidiary Afrox, have teamed up to establish a huge green ammonia export... 


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Projects still on track to meet payback target
10th December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Despite facing challenges, such as the drawn-out licensing approval process in South Africa, ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines estimates that a payback target of 13 months for its Theta Gold Mines... 


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Zimbabwe-based miner expands operations
10th December 2021 By: Anna Moross

With Zimbabwe’s extensive resources, platinum group metals producer Zimplats intends to expand its mining operations, exhausting the southerly parts of the mine area and focusing on the northern... 


Commissioning of PGMs plant announced
10th December 2021

Canada-based platinum-group metals (PGMs) company Eastern Platinum in October announced the successful commissioning of its PGMs main plant circuit B following the completion of the refurbishment... 


Local project shows significant progress
10th December 2021

Diversified miner Jubilee Metals, a “leader” in metals processing, with operations in Africa, in November provided an operational and corporate update on its Inyoni platinum group metals (PGMs)... 


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Suppliers partner to deliver project
10th December 2021

Industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa, a market leader in advanced industrial pumping solutions, announced that it had been selected as one of the preferred pump suppliers for... 


Miner provides update on Waterberg project
10th December 2021 By: Anna Moross

TSX-listed mine developer Platinum Group Metals in October provided an update on the Waterberg project, a bulk underground palladium and platinum deposit located in the northern limb of the... 


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Company highlights importance of phased development
10th December 2021 By: Anna Moross

Diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines’ palladium/rhodium/platinum/gold/nickel/copper Platreef project is well under way, with the company pursuing a phased-development approach for the project, says... 


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Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge
3rd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)... 


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Fibre solution aids communication
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Multinational network operator Paratus Zambia is rolling out its fibre and microwave links to cover the Copperbelt mining area and is extending coverage to the border with the Democratic Republic... 


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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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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