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LVS liquid agent fire suppression system 

25th March 2020 Industries rely on their large mobile equipment to work around the clock, therefore, their fire protection should do the same, says Alberton-based fire protection specialist Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (AFST). The ANSUL LVS liquid agent vehicle fire suppression system and Checkfire... 

Autonomous drills improve safety for contract miner

By: Darren Parker     20th March 2020 JSE-listed Basil Read’s mining arm Basil Read Mining subsidiary Blasting and Excavating (B&E)has entered into a partnership with India- based original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Revathi Equipment and other local partner Paramount Tracks to acquire several C650 autonomous drills. 

Autonomous drills improve safety for contract miner
NATHAN WILLIAMS The way forward is to embrace disruptive technologies in the mining industry

Water recovery makes rands and sense

19th March 2020 As the world draws public attention to the importance of water in March, Talbot CEO Carl Haycock describes how the recovery of large volumes of wastewater from industrial processes isn’t just an achievable reality but an outright necessity. Talbot, which delivers sustainable water and wastewater... 

Water recovery makes rands and sense

New and exciting HELLA products recently launched into the market 

11th March 2020 Occupational safety is of considerable importance in mines. Work is often performed at night or underground, where there is no natural light. The vehicle lighting is often the only light source. Poor lighting leads to accidents and tiredness, and is consequently an increased safety risk. HELLA... 

New and exciting HELLA products recently launched into the market

Coal mine plans to get wetland flowing again

11th March 2020 Restoring a wetland on the property of a Free State colliery holds the promise of benefiting not just the mine but the broader environment, including biodiversity and surface water resources in the area. According to Dr Simon Lorentz, principal hydrologist at SRK Consulting, the mine requested... 

Coal mine plans to get wetland flowing again
Culverts and associated drain channels under roads also contribute to drawing down the water table.

Hudaco Group - adding value in niche markets 

10th March 2020 Hudaco Industries is a South African group specialising in importing and distributing high-quality branded automotive, industrial and electrical consumable products, mainly in the southern African region. Hudaco businesses serve markets that fall into two primary categories. 

Hudaco Group - adding value in niche markets

How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Mining

5th March 2020 In an exclusive one-off webinar hosted by Axora, special guest speaker and former De Beers Technical Director Pat Lowery will be sharing valuable insights on the emerging technology trends with the most potential to drive sustainability in mining. 

How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Mining

World Exploration Trends Report 2019

5th March 2020 The World Exploration Trends 2019 report found that the global exploration budget for nonferrous metals decreased to an estimated US$9.8 billion in 2019 from US$10.1 billion in 2018. The decline of 3% from the previous year in planned exploration spending by the global mining industry halts a... 

World Exploration Trends Report 2019

Mariam Kane-Garcia leads the way at Total South Africa

27th February 2020 Inspiring women to lead in the energy sector and industry at large to improve the imbalance of representation, is an ambition to be realised by all, according to Mariam Kane-Garcia, the newly appointed CEO and Managing Director of Total South Africa.  She wants to encourage and inspire people to... 

Mariam Kane-Garcia leads the way at Total South Africa

Journey to the digital mine 

27th February 2020 Siemens is working on a digital architecture for mining companies which has the potential to set new benchmarks in productivity, reduce energy costs and increase mining intensity.    With a digital mine in mind, Siemens has invested in concrete applications for digital solutions on mines, and to... 

Journey to the digital mine

Advanced FST 

27th February 2020 The fire apparatus division of safety equipment supplier Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies in Alberton is equipped to convert a Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCi Supercab 4x4 or any similar chassis cab into an ADVANCED Rapid Response unit. These units have a specific task to perform in the industrial... 

Advanced FST

Important notice to users of the Apple App versions of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

20th February 2020 It has come to our attention that due to changes in the way that Apple manages its iOS push notifications, our readers who use the Engineering News, Mining Weekly and Polity Apple Apps will have to take the following action in order to continue to receive the twice daily notifications of news... 

Important notice to users of the Apple App versions of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector 

By: Kim Cloete     18th February 2020 The mining sector has stepped up the pace to embrace digitalisation, with companies reaping the benefits from higher productivity and a more integrated work environment. Within a tough mining environment with complex challenges, Siemens has provided solutions to ensure that mining companies... 

Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa 

17th February 2020 While not without its own set of unique challenges, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent. These include a very strong growth story in West Africa at the moment, and solid momentum building in the East... 

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa

African Exploration Budget Trends 2019

13th February 2020 With the second-largest exploration budget decrease of US$156 million, or 12%, year over year, Africa has greatly underperformed most other regions as some major exploration programs wind down in 2019. Nevertheless, the number of companies exploring in Africa has increased slightly to 258,... 

African Exploration Budget Trends 2019

Mining’s social risk rises, calling out for shared vision

12th February 2020 Disruptive events like violent community protests pose risks that can destroy mining projects and threaten the recent promise shown in South Africa’s fragile mining sector. Rather than avoid these risks by withholding their resources, investors could be supporting the solutions. “One of the most... 

Mining’s social risk rises, calling out for shared vision
Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting (SA)

Connecting a mine’s underground and surface operations.

11th February 2020 StrataConnect™ DigitalBRIDGE™ and DigitalBRIDGE Plus+™ are innovative networking solutions that can take an existing infrastructure and expand it, enhance it, repair it or even replace it.  

Connecting a mine’s underground and surface operations.

How the JORC Code affects mining finance

6th February 2020 As the mining sector continues on an upward trajectory, miners and explorers have an important imperative to assure investors and stakeholders that their Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimates can be trusted. 

How the JORC Code affects mining finance

Notice to Android App users of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

3rd February 2020 It has come to our attention that due to a technical glitch, many of the users of the Android Apps of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity have for quite some time not been receiving the twice daily notifications of news updates that we are sending via our Android Apps.   In order to... 

Notice to Android App users of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

Creating lasting legacies

30th January 2020 Despite having faced a tough economic period, the mining sector remains an important sector in the South African economy and one that still has the potential to make a significant impact in the socio-economic development of our country. 

Creating lasting legacies

Bureau Veritas Analytical Services - Petrography

30th January 2020 Bureau Veritas has years of experience in providing petrographic analysis to the coal industry. Our highly qualified and experienced team of technical staff and operators are accredited by the international committee of coal and organic petrology. Bureau Veritas is dedicated to delivering a... 

Bureau Veritas Analytical Services - Petrography

Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba

By: Darren Parker     24th January 2020 Mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein compares the Investing in African Mining Indaba to farming, as many delegates and companies attending the event are “planting seeds” and hoping for a “fruitful harvest” in terms of new deals and business leads. Aside... 

Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba

Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies  

23rd January 2020 Fire-detection systems provide constant monitoring and, therefore, early warning. This prevents damage to property and products, fatalities and financial loss, the consequential loss of profit and productivity, and insurance repercussions.  

Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies

Tubular stand tall on their reputation and business deliverables

20th January 2020 South Africa’s Tubular Group was established 40 years ago in 1979, and supplies construction and engineering services to a host of major projects throughout South Africa, Southern and West Africa. The company’s commitment to good governance, ethical conduct and professionalism has enabled the... 

Tubular stand tall on their reputation and business deliverables

PDAC 2020 - Why you should attend

6th January 2020 By Felix Lee - President of PDAC There are countless reasons for attending the PDAC Convention in Toronto each year. While the weather is most likely not one of them given the time of year, you can bet that everyone is 

PDAC 2020 - Why you should attend

Advanced Kitchen Systems 

12th December 2019 Equipping a commercial kitchen with a fire-suppression system could prevent business-destroying fires that result in injuries or fatalities. Supplied by Alberton-based safety equipment supplier Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies, the Ansul Piranha and R102 systems are continuously updated to... 

Advanced Kitchen Systems

Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market

By: Darren Parker     6th December 2019 Where some might see cause for concern, mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein believes that the uncertain future of iron-ore demand and pricing could mean opportunity. Some of this uncertainty is exemplified by the announcement last month of the proposed... 

Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market
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BALLS OF STEEL Pelletised iron is made from waste dust and can be used in the manufacture of steel

Foundry company plans further expansion into Zambia

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     4th December 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Zambian branch will expand its workshop into a fully equipped heavy machine and fabrication shop with fabrication facilities to cater for other industries. Thos Begbie Zambia MD Piet du Preez highlights this as the medium- to... 

Foundry company  plans further expansion into Zambia
INDUSTRIAL USES Fabricated pressure rings for use in industrial smelters

Mining exploration budget recovery falters for the first time since 2016

2nd December 2019 Estimated global nonferrous exploration budget falls 3% year over year to US$9.8 billion from US$10.1 billion in 2019. Gold saw the greatest fall amongst all the commodities covered in our Corporate Exploration Strategy study. Gain vital insights into the 2019 exploration budget trends by... 

Mining exploration budget recovery falters for the first time since 2016

Strata’s redesign and upgrade of Hazardavert®’s Tracking Pad Lamp-tpl2

27th November 2019 The TPL2, commonly known as a Personal Alarm Device or PAD - the miner-worn component of Strata’s proximity detection and collision avoidance system, is gaining popularity as an upgrade across the coal mining sector since its recent redesign. The unit serves as the receiver device that detects... 

Strata’s redesign and upgrade of Hazardavert®’s Tracking Pad Lamp-tpl2

Introducing The Masslift Africa Service App

25th November 2019 At Masslift Africa service excellence is embedded in our DNA. 

Introducing The Masslift Africa Service App

Ethiopian government to unveil mining sector reforms to lure new investors at EIMC 2019

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th November 2019 EIMC 2019, the second edition of the Ethiopian International Mining Conference & Exhibition (EIMC 2019) will take place from 25 – 26 November 2019, in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. EIMC’S main theme will be “Transforming potential into production by creating an attractive... 

Ethiopian government to unveil mining sector reforms to lure new investors at EIMC 2019

BT Industrial set on transforming the industrial landscape in Africa

31st October 2019 Built from start-up, BT Industrial – a new-generation, black-owned, high-energy business driven by innovation, international standards, and service excellence – is transforming the industrial landscape both in South Africa and on the continent. For more information on this Sponsored Post, visit,... 

BT Industrial set on transforming the industrial landscape in Africa

Auction of mining and construction items by GoIndustry DoveBid

29th October 2019 Assmang Khumani Iron Ore - Sale 24 If you're in the mining and construction industry, this auction is for you. Featuring items include Front end loader: Caterpillar 950H, Stripped 994F (Qty 2), Bulldozer: Caterpillar D10T, Water tanker truck: Caterpillar 777D, Diesel engine: Cummins Visit the... 

Auction of mining and construction items by GoIndustry DoveBid

Using proximity detection technology in mining safety training

23rd October 2019 While underground mines are unquestionably safer than they once were, accidents and injuries associated with mobile machinery remain a primary concern. 

Using proximity detection technology in mining safety training

Unlocking the potential of national mining sector through investment and diversification

10th October 2019 Join us at AMC 2019, where the main theme is “Unlocking the potential of national mining sector through investment and diversification”. It is a pleasure to announce that the inaugural Angolan Mining Conference & Exhibition is only one month away. For more information on this Sponsored Post,... 

Unlocking the potential of national mining sector through investment and diversification

Mining industry sunrise at even odds – consultant

By: Mamaili Mamaila     3rd October 2019 Recent debates regarding the South African mining industry have centred on whether it is a sunrise or sunset industry. Local mining engineering consultancy Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein comments that while the sun may rise on certain aspects of the sector, it may set on... 

Mining industry sunrise at even odds – consultant

UMS Group puts shaft design and sinking, processing design and execution back on the map

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th September 2019 Established in 2015, United Mining Services (UMS) Group has positioned itself as a leader in the mining and minerals processing fields.  Through its acquisition of Mining Engineering Technical Services (METS) and Shaft Sinkers, UMS gained more than six decades of combined industry expertise and... 

UMS Group puts shaft design and sinking, processing design and execution back on the map
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