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Magazine round up | 20 May 2022 

20th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 20 May 2022

Critical mineral demand of order of magnitude never seen – Sheila Khama  

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2022 "My genuine sense is that we are going to see a growth in the mining sector of an order of magnitude we haven't seen. I also think that we're going to find that the need for minerals is going to force the world to think that if we can't get minerals on our shore, where else do we get them from? 

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Mining stalwart Sheila Khama spoke to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer on critical metals. Video: Darlene Creamer.

Resources Watch  

18th May 2022 This week: Murray & Roberts continues raise boring activities in Africa; CSIR working on multitude of new tech, world-class capabilities; and, Mandela Mining Precinct focusing on rebuilding mineral extraction industry 

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Law firm drawing on giga-scale hydrogen project experience to derisk new ventures  

By: Martin Creamer     17th May 2022 Lack of expertise about getting giga-scale hydrogen projects off the ground is a big problem in the industry, say Allen & Overy South Africa’s Alessandra Pardini and Alexandra Cluver, who believe they know how best it should be done from experience gained through project managing three of the... 

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International law firm speaks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer on giga-scale hydrogen projects. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Things looking interesting for platinum despite surplus  

By: Martin Creamer     16th May 2022 What the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is forecasting for 2022 is a reduced but still large platinum surplus of 627 000 oz. But this surplus is extremely vulnerable to the issues the WPIC thinks may play out, particularly: 

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World Platinum Investment Council Research Director interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (13/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2022 South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor now under development will generate a minimum of 14 000 jobs a year, the Mining Indaba heard this week; President Ramaphosa this week expressed huge delight on being able to drive in the massive world-first hydrogen dump truck, built from scratch right here... 

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Magazine round up | 13 May 2022 

13th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 13 May 2022

2022 Mining Indaba headlines    

13th May 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer attended the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, this week and unpacks the top stories coming out of the Indaba. 

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2022 Mining Indaba headlines

Academy’s ‘vibrant learnership’ advances training in critical aspects  

By: Simone Liedtke     13th May 2022 To underpin evolving digital strategies in a business, training must evolve to cover critical aspects from enhanced safety to productivity in mining, says engineering company Murray & Roberts Cementation education, development and training executive Tony Pretorius. Murray & Roberts Training... 

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MRTA’s Tony Pretorius discusses the academy’s “vibrant” skills development and training programmes

De Beers an industry leader in innovation, technology 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 FutureSmart Mining, together with its longstanding innovation and technology programmes, is part of what makes diamond company De Beers stand out as “the world’s leading diamond company”, says De Beers Group managed operations MD Moses Madondo. “De Beers has been an industry leader in innovation... 

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De Beers Group managed operations MD Moses Madondo talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Probe Mining Group leading the way for integrated solutions for productivity, safety 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 As escalating challenges erode profits, the pressure is on for mining organisations to achieve new levels of performance, efficiency and productivity, while maintaining safe and sustainable operations, says Probe Mining Group of Companies. The company, however, notes that digital technology, with... 

Probe Mining Group leading the way for integrated solutions for productivity, safety
Probe IMT's business development manager Henry Esbend talks to Mining Weekly at the Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

B&E shares mines’ load, risk with broad offering 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 With buoyant commodity prices attracting considerable investment in mine expansions and new projects, B&E International is growing its support to the sector with a suite of services in mining and processing. “More than ever, mines are looking to their technical partners for efficiency,... 

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B&E plant and engineering director Ken Basson talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Lesedi continues to execute projects in mining industry 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 Multi-disciplinary projects organisation Lesedi Nuclear Services is active at clients in the mining sector and has, over the last six years, executed several projects for mining industry clients focusing on support systems in mining processes. These include, among others, a focus on environmental... 

Lesedi continues to execute projects in mining industry
Lesedi Nuclear Services GM Bernhard Wilcocks talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Murray & Roberts continues raise boring activities in Africa  

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 Murray & Roberts’ Mining Platform, one of the world’s leading mining contracting businesses, is fast putting the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic behind it, with its order book has now recovered to pre-pandemic levels. “Our order book was eroded in the immediate aftermath of the global... 

Murray & Roberts continues raise boring activities in Africa
Murray & Roberts Cementation MD Mike Wells talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Mining contracting business makes strong recovery 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 Murray & Roberts’ Mining Platform, one of the world’s leading mining contracting businesses, is fast putting the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic behind it, with its order book has now recovered to pre-pandemic levels. “Our order book was eroded in the immediate aftermath of the global... 

Mining contracting business makes strong recovery
Murray & Roberts Mining Platform CEO Mike da Costa talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

High expectations drive Multotec’s Africa journey 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2022 Two decades of concerted investment in subsidiaries across Africa gives minerals processing equipment specialist Multotec a world class foundation from which to serve mines. Multotec MD Jaco du Toit highlights that mining companies in Africa expect not only the highest performance from equipment,... 

Multotec’s subsidiaries in Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana employ over 200 local people
Multotec MD Jaco du Toit talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

SEW-EURODRIVE’s best-fit solutions match miners’ needs, provides every-day assistance 

By: Simone Liedtke     11th May 2022 Drives and automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE offers customised best-fit solutions that match a mine’s application needs, which it achieves through providing the electric motors, gearmotors, gearboxes and girth gears that keep everyday mining equipment moving and working, along with the... 

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SEW-EURODRIVE MD Raymond Obermeyer and national sales and marketing manager Jonathan McKey talk to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

SRK Consulting assisting clients with technological evolution of mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     11th May 2022 While original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) tend to drive the technological evolution of mining equipment toward lower-carbon options, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl says the company assists clients to “understand exactly how these... 

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SRK Consulting director and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Atlantic Lithium advancing Ghana lithium project 

By: Simone Liedtke     11th May 2022 With projects in Ghana and Côte d’lvoire, AIM-listed mineral exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium (previously known as IronRidge Resources) has the scope and capacity to “make West Africa a leading player in the lithium supply chain,” says interim CEO Len Kolff. He explains that,... 

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Atlantic Lithium interim CEO Len Kolff talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Robust AI-focused partnership improving downstream mining processes 

By: Simone Liedtke     11th May 2022 Chemicals company BASF Mining Solution’s latest and “most exciting” new project is a partnership with service provider Intellisense.io, where the two companies are working together to develop dynamic and robust artificial intelligence- (AI-) based solutions for downstream mining processes. The... 

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BASF global digitisation in mining head Ken Plozza talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Milestone ‘brings together all the pieces’ for video surveillance 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 Bringing together all the puzzle pieces for video surveillance, together with a “perfect combination” to create a solution that keeps people and property safe, software company Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management software (VMS) enables “critical infrastructure site operators to... 

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Milestone Systems Africa channel business manager Markus Bodenstein talks to Mining Weekly in studio, following this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Hytera advancing digital transformation in mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 Manufacturer Hytera is launching its first 5G terminal PNC560 as well as dual-mode device PDC680 and mobile radio MNC360 at this year’s Mining Indaba, says presales manager Hesse Ray. This, Hytera notes, falls in line with its strategic objective to empower mines in automation, in-pit mobility,... 

Hytera advancing digital transformation in mining
Hytera presales manager Hesse Ray talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Spectrem Air pioneering ‘most advanced airborne electromagnetic tech’  

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 Geophysical airborne service provider Spectrem Air has pioneered the industry’s most advanced airborne electromagnetic (AEM) technology to collect, process and deliver rapid understanding and reliable data for exploration operations, says geophysics manager Brad Pitts. He explains that the... 

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Spectrem Air geophysics manager Brad Pitts talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Impact Catalyst leverages collaboration, opportunities to achieve ‘impact beyond scale’ 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2022 The initiatives of the Impact Catalyst will leverage collaboration and pursue opportunities across sectors to achieve impact beyond the scale of individual participants, says CEO Charl Harding, who adds that the Impact Catalyst is a driver of change and large-scale socio-economic development... 

Impact Catalyst leverages collaboration, opportunities to achieve ‘impact beyond scale’
The Impact Catalyst CEO Charl Harding speaks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Mandela Mining Precinct focusing on rebuilding mineral extraction industry - director 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) focuses on, among others, facilitating the rebuilding of the mineral extraction industry, as well as research, development, and innovation (RDI) within South Africa. Within these focus areas, MMP director Johan Le Roux notes that the organization focuses on... 

MMP director Johan Le Roux
MMP director Johan Le Roux tells #MiningWeekly more at this year's #MiningIndaba2022.

CSIR working on multitude of new innovations for the mining industry, using world-class capabilities 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) mining cluster is working on a multitude of new technologies and is developing world class capabilities in various areas. In line with this, CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe says that the CSIR has recently developed... 

CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe
CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe tells us more at this year's #MiningIndaba2022

Transformers that give mines both safety, uptime 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 As mines aggressively pursue Zero Harm policies while seeking greater productivity and efficiency, dry-type transformers have much to offer, specialist company Trafo Power Solutions is seeing a substantial take up of this technology over traditional oil-filled transformers, with mines recognising... 

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Trafo Power Solutions MD David Claassen talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Dirty to clean, USP&E bridges the energy transition gap  

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The mining industry has always struggled with its image as being a dirty industry, especially considering that it is  responsible for between 4% and 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to Renewable Now. In advancing commitments to reducing carbon emissions by 2050, a growing number... 

Dirty to clean, USP&E bridges the energy transition gap
USP&E EMEA MD Johan Helberg talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Implementation specialist sees competencies increase, improves productivity 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Having worked with more than 1500 supervisors, business management consultancy OIM Consulting has seen competencies increase from 19% to 56%, and role execution improving from 51% daily to 89%, thereby improving productivity. This, company MD Arjen de Bruin says, is largely due owing to the... 

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OIM Consulting MD Arjen de Bruin talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Wärtsilä tech ensures increased efficiency, reliability 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 In leading the transition towards a decarbonized and 100% renewable energy future, innovative technology leader Wärtsilä Energy assists its customers by developing market-leading technologies, which include the likes of future-fuel enabled flexible power plants and hybrid solutions, or even... 

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Wärtsilä Southern Africa business development manager Wallace Manyara talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Sandvik surges ahead in Southern Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions in southern Africa is currently enjoying a very successful year, during which it has very effectively transitioned its operations to Khomanani, its new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in... 

Sandvik BEV family of machines offers not only emission-free operation but also enhanced productivity.
Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions Business Line Manager for Underground Drills Saltiel Pule speaks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Weir Minerals Africa benefits as mining surges 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Weir Minerals Africa, part of the LSE-listed Weir Group, is currently performing strongly, and is more than maintaining its share of the African market, while also moving into new geographies on the continent, such as Nigeria. “Overall, we have a healthy order book,” says Weir Minerals Africa... 

Weir Minerals Africa regional MD Rajen Govender
Weir Minerals Africa GM for Pump Products Marnus Koorts talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

How the mining sector can unearth SA’s most valuable resource with YES 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 The South African mining industry can play an important part in tackling the country’s unemployment crisis, particularly when it comes to youth employment and the upliftment of mining communities. The Youth Employment Service (YES) partners with mining companies to help them achieve the... 

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The Youth Employment Service partners with mining companies to help achieve objectives detailed in the Mining Charter
Yes4Youth CEO Ravi Naidoo talks to Mining Weekly at Mining Indaba 2022. Video & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Customers gain from Kwatani-Sandvik tie-up 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 Both local and foreign customers – as well as mineral processing original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking for specialised solutions – are set to benefit from the recent acquisition of vibrating screen specialist Kwatani by global multinational Sandvik. The deal highlights South Africa’s... 

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Large Kwatani double deck banana screens completed and ready for despatch to end user
Kwatani's Frengelina Mabotja talks to Mining Weekly at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (06/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2022 The World Coal Association, headed by South Africa’s July Ndlovu, this week expressed its full support for a ‘just energy transition’ to a clean energy future. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says South Africa must continue to phase out coal in a carefully structured manner. South African... 

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Magazine round up | 06 May 2022 

6th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 06 May 2022

Iridium, platinum and labour woes make headlines   

5th May 2022 Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses the need for South Africa to make known its iridium supply status to advance the hydrogen economy; for the first time, the coins used in the Wimbledon finals will be made of platinum, this in the year of the Queen’s platinum jubilee; and how can South... 

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Iridium, platinum and labour woes make headlines

South Africa would do well to highlight its key iridium status to world that needs this very rare metal  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd May 2022 South Africa would do well to highlight its key iridium supply status to gain the full confidence of a world that requires this very rare platinum group metal (PGM) to advance the fast-moving hydrogen economy. Iridium is a potent co-roleplayer with PGM stalwart platinum when it comes to... 

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SFA Oxford CEO Henk de Hoop interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.
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