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The RF pinch valve has a rubber sleeve with proprietary technology that includes a tube fold design
Support needed for black owned downstream players
5th March 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Black-owned businesses and industrialists in the local mining valves industry need better domestic coordination and support to protect them, while black industrialists who want to own and manage... 

Pan African Resources re-mines its tailing to decrease its environmental impact
Positive results after gold remains resilient
26th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

The worth and resilience of gold has been proven, yet again, with midtier gold producer Pan African Resources reporting very strong results for the financial year ended in June 30, 2020 (FY20), and... 

SAIMM will be co hosting this years World Gold 21 event in August
Global gold event taking place in SA
26th February 2021

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) has announced that, together with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Australasian Institute of Mining... 

The Zahabu Safi project intends to build on recent successes achieved by donor-funded initiatives to export responsibly-produced gold to jewellery buyers globally
Webinar highlights aims for artisanal gold project
26th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

Zahabu Safi project deputy chief of party Lazarre Potier highlighted the three key objectives of the project during a webinar held last month on ‘Exploring gold potential in the Democratic Republic... 

Clockwise from top left Sietse van der Woude, Ian Mackay, and Bernard Swanepoel.
Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs
24th February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their implementation, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive... 

KBC has been employed by Exxaro to facilitate the site-specific inductions for the GG6 contractors at the Exxaro Marapong Training Centre
Contractor onboarding creates safe mining operations
19th February 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Onboarding solutions provider KBC Health & Safety has been hired by coal and minerals mining company Exxaro to oversee the onboarding of contractors for its Grootegeluk Six (GG6) expansion project,... 

In the mining sector, we have already witnessed the application of digital twins, but this tool is still new with many lessons still to be learned
Digital tech advances project management
19th February 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Since the development and application of critical chain methods, no real new project management techniques have been developed, but information, digital and design technologies have accelerated.... 

Concentrator plant at platinum mine under way
19th February 2021 By: Darren Parker

Engineering, design and project management company COENG is overseeing the engineering design, procurement and construction management of a three-million-tonne-a-year concentrator plan at platinum... 

Lithium holds great potential for Africa's mineral sector and the global energy sector
‘Green’ trend an opportunity for mining
12th February 2021

Africa’s minerals sector should “seize the opportunities presented by the global transition towards green energy”, experts noted during a virtual webinar on the future of mining in Africa,... 

The Sustainable Underground Mining future mine project sums up the aspirations of the mining sector in regards to sustainable mining
Positive progress at ‘mine of the future’
12th February 2021 By: Halima Frost

Global automation company ABB says operators at the Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM) future mine project, have been able to make use of new remote technological systems implemented by the... 

From top left clockwise, Gary Felthun, Roger Baxter, Werner Duvenhage, Mzila Mthenjane, Advocate Thabo Mokoena and Neal Froneman.
Halt to Richards Bay Minerals project depriving South Africa of R100bn
5th February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Rio Tinto's KwaZulu-Natal mineral sands mining company, Richards Bay Minerals, has got a major project called Zulti South that is fully permitted and fully funded – but is not being developed.... 

Platinum Group Metals sold 5 440 186 common shares in the capital of the company at an average price of $2.21 for gross proceeds of $12-million
PGMs company’s subsidiary awarded US patent
5th February 2021

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Platinum Group Metals reports that it has completed an "at-the-market" offering of common shares first announced on September 4, 2020. The offering was... 

The gold mineralisation at Adumbi is associated with up to 130 m of interbedded banded ironstone, quartz carbonate and chlorite schist
Miner reports gold intercepts at flagship deposit
5th February 2021

Gold miner Loncor Resources last December announced that the second core hole of a 7 000 m drilling programme at its Adumbi deposit had intersected gold at its 84.6%-owned Imbo Project in the... 

Glencore is actively supporting the FCA, and are encouraging other relevant companies to join the initiative
Miner supports cobalt initiative, secures investment
5th February 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified miner Glencore is playing a significant supporting role in The Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA), a multi-stakeholder initiative to support the production of fair cobalt in the Democratic... 

The Bisie tin mine recorded zero lost-time injuries in the last quarter
Tin producer achieves record production
5th February 2021

Tin miner Alphamin Resources in January reported that its tin production at its high-grade operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo increased by 13% to a quarterly record of 2 898 t. This... 

The DRC is the world’s largest producer of mined cobalt. Most intermediates produced in the country are exported owing to the lack of refining capacity
Mining code could cap cobalt growth for DRC
5th February 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Demand for portable electronics, energy storage and electric vehicles will create significant demand for lithium-ion batteries, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be a critical... 

The hydrogen plant will supply Anglo American with hydrogen to fuel its “revolutionary” fuel cell electric vehicle haul truck
Hydrogen plant to power truck
5th February 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Energy transition leader ENGIE has contracted Pretoria-based engineering firm Thermtron Scientific to provide balance of plant services for the on-site hydrogen plant of the Mogalakwena mine, in... 

The Corrego do Feijao tailings dam collapse, in Brumadinho, Brazil.
Responsible Mining Foundation seeks ‘more ambitious’ standards for TSFs
22nd January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The vast majority of large-scale mining companies are still unable to demonstrate that they review and report on how effectively they manage risks related to tailings storage facilities (TSF), and... 

As the demand for copper increases, pressure is placed on the smelters and refineries to increase their production output
Company services Zambian smelters remotely, eyes expansion
19th January 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Local foundry company Thos Begbie opened a workshop in Solwezi, Zambia, in March last year to supply and service copper smelters in the region more efficiently; however, the impact of Covid-19 has... 

The upgraded PLC is used in conjunction with Becker’s chairlift system to safely transport personnel on mines
Upgraded chairlift PLC panels increase safety
15th January 2021

Mining systems solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa in October last year successfully installed and commissioned its first, upgraded chairlift programmable logic controller (PLC) panel,... 

Being able to conduct health & safety e-audits on remote locations such as mines has gained popularity owing to the Covid-19 pandemic
Remote health and safety audits gaining traction
15th January 2021 By: Halima Frost

The unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has fast-tracked technologies and methodologies across all sectors, especially those pertaining to mining health and safety regulations and... 

The Grootegeluk mine has proven its mettle being Exxaro's most prominent mines
Proactive second half for coal giant
11th December 2020 By: Halima Frost

Diversified miner Exxaro, one of South Africa’s leading coal and coking coal producers, tells Mining Weekly that three of its five coal investment projects started production in the second half of... 

Gains in productivity, safety and efficiency have resulted in an upward revision to the planned production profile at Implats’ Rustenburg operation
Implats continues ramp-up despite pandemic disruptions
11th December 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) 2018 strategic review highlighted that restructuring lossmaking operations at its Rustenburg mining complex and... 

Platinum Group Metals’ near-term objectives are to achieve the grant of a mining right for the palladium dominant Waterberg Project and complete construction
PGMs miner focused on Waterberg mine project
11th December 2020

As reported by Mining Weekly last month, platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Platinum Group Metals is focused on advancing the palladium dominant Waterberg project, located on the northern limb of... 

For the expansion of the Booysendal mine, Booysendal Platinum opted for a RopeCon system to tackle the challenge of transporting 909 t/h of platinum ore
Transport system linking mining areas now operational
11th December 2020

As part of an expansion programme at local platinum miner Booysendal Platinum’s Booysendal concession platinum project, multinational ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr Transport Technology has been... 

Lockdowns in copper mining South American countries has created an opportunity for miners in the African Copperbelt to export more copper to countries like China
Manufacturing, lockdowns can mean more exports from Copperbelt
4th December 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

The Chinese manufacturing sector has recovered quickly from the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which, complemented by a shortfall in raw materials in the country, has resulted in high... 

Test results have shown that senor-based ore sorters in copper mining can work as a pre-concentration, and remove a significant mass of waste material
XRT sorting can be adapted for Copperbelt mining
4th December 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Ore-processing equipment supplier TOMRA Sorting Mining’s experience in copper ore sorting globally came to the fore with its X-ray transmission (XRT) technology, with which the company has attained... 

We aim to become the go-to engineering team to solve the challenges around transitional ores that many copper producing mining houses are currently facing
Company involved in plant construction for DRC mine
4th December 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local consulting firm Metallurgical Engineering Technology and Construction (METC) was approached in 2017 to provide detailed engineering and equipment supply for the Mutoshi copper mine, in the... 

The relationship between COENG and Amplats started about four years ago
Consulting engineers boost project portfolio
27th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed engineering, design and project management company COENG Consulting and Construction Engineers to provide ad hoc professional... 

Since Covid-19, more clients have adopted our computer-based training programmes
Site training continues online during pandemic
27th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

The onset of Covid-19 resulted in many companies moving aspects of their operations to online and virtual platforms, and contractor and management solutions provider KBC Health & Safety has made... 

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