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Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 


Tailings being washed down for processing at one of DRD Golds tailing facilities in Johannesburg
Gold miner releases tailings policy
25th November 2022

Global gold miner DRDGold released its tailings management policy, earlier this month. The aim of the new policy is to ensure that the interests of all relevant stakeholders – including... 


TELLING TIMES
The tailings roadmap released by global organization International Council on Mining and Metals aims to help significantly reduce taiings waste form mining and metals processing operations
Global organisation publishes tailings reduction roadmap
25th November 2022

Global CEO-led organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in September published its tailings reduction roadmap as part of a broader innovation initiative to develop solutions... 


A dry tailings dam which has been inspected by SRK Consulting
Tailings critical liability in mining – consultancy
25th November 2022

Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry, says engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting tailings... 


A sonic cone penetration testing unit drill rig onthe floor of a factory after being unpacked at the Geogroup offices in gauteng south africa
New implements to complement tailings testing portfolio
25th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Civil and mining geotechnical service provider GeoGroup has received the first of three new geotechnical surveying implements, which the company has commissioned to complement its range of tailings... 


Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 


Pallinghurst Group managing partner and cofounder Arne Frandsen.
Sedibelo Platinum will now have wind power as well as solar and smelterless technology
18th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Latest news from Sedibelo Platinum Mines in North West province is that the company’s Pilanesberg platinum mines situated in the Bushveld Complex, 207 km west of Johannesburg, will not only have... 


Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 


Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 


An image of Zevoli Grwoth Partners MD Mpopi Khupe
Stringent standards dampening SMMEs’ participation
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) advisory and project management firm  Zevoli Growth Partners (ZGP) has partnered with education and training solutions provider African Management... 


An image of VP Henry Jonker
Skills shortages detrimental to mining projects
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

To carry out any mining project, one must have the necessary tools, skills and knowledge to optimise time and produce high-quality work. Ability to do this requires continuous development, training... 


An image of University of Pretoria Professor Giel Bekker
Scrupulous project management deemed a must
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The most important aspect of project management – a proven management discipline that focuses efforts, engages stakeholders and provides a framework within which work is integrated and closely... 


An image of SSG’s KEY360 boardroom
App revolutionises project management
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Consulting firm SSG Consulting founder and CEO Steven Golding, in partnership with his team, designed and developed the award-winning KEY360 Management Platform that has become a “highly esteemed”... 


Exploration under way on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Ivanhoe exploration award draws high-spirited comment on northern limb
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is attracting real exploration interest in the form of Platinum Group Metals, Sylvania Platinum and now Ivanhoe Mines, AmaranthCX director and founder Paul... 


I light bulb with a plant inside being held by a hand with fields behind in the sunset
Council pushes for continued best practice
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

For South Africa to remain competitive amid the global drive to a greener economy, its mining sector must continue its efforts to decarbonise and respond better to shifting value pools. “It must... 


A man in a hard hat at the exploration face looking at a rock
Lack of follow-through denting exploration
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Of the more than 1 000 prospecting rights granted in 2019 and 2020, virtually none  awarded to emerging mining companies progressed beyond the application and approval process, says mining... 


Hydrogen instrumental to decarbonisation
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

The need to decarbonise has put pressure on governments globally to move away from fossil fuels and use renewable sources of energy, says mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South... 


Minerals Council safety and sustainable development head Sizwe Phakathi
Plan of action devised to prevent further fatalities
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa held a special board meeting last month to devise a four-tiered plan of action aimed at preventing fatalities. The meeting was called in... 


Wind turbines solar panels and hydrogen cells all in  one picture with a clear blue sky and green grass
Renewables implemented at mines show promise
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mining industry employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa says that, by the end of this year, mines in the country will have established the capacity and infrastructure to generate... 


Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 


Stock image of gold
Australian explorer drills in new oxide zone
21st October 2022

Australian exploration company Sarama Resources announced in September that exploration drilling for the company’s 100%-owned Santura project – located in the prolific Houndé Greenstone Belt in... 


Explorer reaches campaign drilling goal
21st October 2022

Toronto-based exploration company Eskay Mining announced in October that it had completed 29 500 m of diamond core drilling, substantially fulfilling its planned meterage for the 2022 property wide... 


Miner completes initial metallurgical tests
21st October 2022

Canadian explorer West Mining Corporation announced in October that it had received final reports for initial metallurgical and mineralogical testwork completed on the Gold Mountain and Kena Gold... 


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South Africa falling short of exploration target amid glacial cadastre progress
21st October 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

South Africa’s minerals potential is not in doubt, with known geological opportunities in chrome, platinum-group metals, gold, iron-ore, titanium minerals and diamonds, as well as several other... 


Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape
18th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of... 


A yellow clutch with self oiling apparatus used on conveyor systems to prevent failures
Backstop boasts sizable installed base
14th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Since being appointed as the official channel partner of backstop clutch manufacturer Marland Clutch in 2020, specialist power transmission supplier Novus Gear has garnered a significant... 


A large conveyor driven screening apparatus pouring material off the end
Manufacturer launches new range of mobile conveyors
7th October 2022

Mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment announced in May that it had launched its latest range of Powerscreen mobile conveyors, which offer reduced crushing and screening costs when combined with... 


Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


Council of Geoscience CEO Mosa Mabuza.
South Africans urged to turn exploration into Big Hairy Audacious Goal
24th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans have been urged to rally around exploration as this country's Big Hairy Audacious Goal – a BHAG – so that what is described as "our lowest hanging economic fruit" can be turned to... 


JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi.
New fund-raising product appropriate for junior miners, says JSE
23rd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The JSE has a new product that is appropriate for fund-raising by junior mining companies, JSE origination and deals head Sam Mokorosi said on Friday. Mokorosi, who was speaking at Minerals Council... 


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