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South African foundry involved in product development

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th April 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm. Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Mining Weekly that the development is “top secret” and that the... 

African solutions for African challenges

17th April 2019 Pilot Crushtec International, southern Africa's leading supplier of quarrying and mining equipment, has added another winner, and world first to its stable of products. The DoppiaTrac DR400 is a track mounted, self-driven, feeding, crushing and stockpiling machine for medium to hard bituminous... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

17th April 2019 Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. Announces Appointment of Former Vale Executive Stuart Harshaw to Company’s Board of Directors

16th April 2019 Platinum Group Metals Ltd.announced today that Mr. Stuart Harshaw, P.Eng., MBA, has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors, bringing the number of directors to seven.  Mr. Harshaw was the Vice President, Ontario Operations, for Vale Canada Limited (“Vale”) until 2017 where he was an... 

AGL secures right to turn mine into pumped hydro

16th April 2019 Resources & Energy Australian energy generator AGL has secured the right to develop, own and operate a 250-megawatt pumped hydro energy storage project at Hillgrove Resources Limited’s Kanmantoo copper mine in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. 

AGL secures right to turn mine into pumped hydro

High quality, locally manufactured electrical products from Powermite

16th April 2019 Powermite, a member of the Hudaco group, offers a fully comprehensive range of high quality locally manufactured electrical products for machinery and equipment including mobile generators, pumps, welding machines, continuous miners, shuttle cars, tunnel borers, and transformers used by the... 

Caterpillar to use R1700 Underground Loader as platform for its first battery electric LHD

15th April 2019 Caterpillar has chosen to make the new R1700 Underground Mining Loader its first battery electric LHD platform. The design of the new battery electric Cat® R1700 XE will use advanced technology for lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote high production. The... 

Caterpillar to use R1700 Underground Loader as platform for its first battery electric LHD

Proof Mining Solutions develops innovative tamper proof spindle

15th April 2019 When a customer encountered a problem with the removal of the restrained plug from the socket which posed a safety risk to underground mining personnel, Proof Mining Solutions, found an innovative solution. In collaboration with an end-user, Proof designed and developed a tamper proof spindle... 

Proof Mining Solutions develops innovative tamper proof spindle

Invitation for Expression Of Interest (EOI)

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th April 2019 INVITATION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) As part of its Imaloto Power Project development in South West Madagascar, Lemur Holdings is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Engineering, Procurement, Constructing, Testing and Commissioning of 138kV, Single Circuit Transmission lines and... 

GKM Consultants and SENSEMETRICS are proud to announce their Distribution Partnership.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th April 2019 Contributors for several years in geotechnical monitoring, the two organizations have come together, driven by complementary services and similar values. The partnership between GKM Consultants and sensemetrics Inc., aims to establish a safer future through intelligent decision making in the... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

12th April 2019 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Aury poised for expansion drive in African mining industry

11th April 2019 The African mining and mineral resources sector is one of the most important international markets for Aury Africa, which plans a concerted expansion drive on the continent once it is firmly entrenched in South Africa. This is according to Xiaoming Yuan, Chairman of Aury Africa and Vice-President... 

Aury poised for expansion drive in African mining industry

The Graff Lesedi La Rona, the Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond in the World

11th April 2019 Graff, which has cut and polished the majority of the 20 largest diamonds discovered this century, reveals the principal diamond cut and polished from the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough diamond. Weighing 302.37 carats, the Graff Lesedi La Rona, is the largest square emerald cut diamond in the... 

The Graff Lesedi La Rona, the Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond in the World

2020 Deadline for implementation of TMM regulations imminent

11th April 2019 The 2020 deadline for mining companies to implement the stipulations laid out in the 2015 amendments to the Chapter 8 regulations – which address the safe use of diesel-powered trackless mobile machinery (TMM) – of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) is fast approaching. 

2020 Deadline for implementation of TMM regulations imminent

Need to lift the performance of your operation or project?

11th April 2019 While set up to manage the day-to-day, many mining companies often struggle with the business imperative of continuously improving operational performance. Partners in Performance is an international consulting firm of business improvement experts, focused on the mining and resources sector,... 

Need to lift the performance of your operation or project?

Holistic approach needed to close mining gender gap

11th April 2019 By Vanessa Ronald, Senior Brand Manager at Sisi, BBF Safety Group The number of women working in the mining sector has increased significantly over the past 17 years, with the numbers growing from 11 400 in 2002 to over 53 100 today. This represents about 12% of the entire mining workforce of 464... 

Holistic approach needed to close mining gender gap

10th April 2019 By Vanessa Ronald, Senior Brand Manager at Sisi, BBF Safety Group The number of women working in the mining sector has increased significantly over the past 17 years, with the numbers growing from 11 400 in 2002 to over 53 100 today. This represents about 12% of the entire mining workforce of 464... 

Extracting dust – and great value

10th April 2019 RTS Africa’s spin filters provide mines with a cost-effective dust extraction solution Often the simplest solutions are the best, and leading engineering solutions provider RTS Africa's inertial spin filters are a very good example of this universal truth in action. They employ a basic principle... 

Extracting dust – and great value

Albemarle chooses Metso equipment for world-class lithium project in Western Australia

10th April 2019 Metso has been awarded a major contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment for a new lithium hydroxide processing plant at Albemarle Corporation's Kemerton site near Bunbury in South Western Australia. The construction of this greenfield project started in January 2019 and... 

Albemarle chooses Metso equipment for world-class lithium project in Western Australia

Brazil Minerals, Inc. Achieves Key Milestone Towards Mining New Gold And Diamond Area

9th April 2019 Brazil Minerals announced today that it has achieved a key milestone towards mining gold and diamonds from a promising area in the Jequitinhonha River Valley. Recently, this project was inspected by the local environmental council which then voted to give its permit for its advancement, an... 

Brazil Minerals, Inc. Achieves Key Milestone Towards Mining  New Gold And Diamond Area

Rio Tinto approves $463million investment in Zulti South

9th April 2019 Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463million (Rio Tinto share $343 million) investment will sustain RBM’s current capacity and extend mine life. RBM currently operates... 

Supreme Court to rule in UK company jurisdiction legal challenge

9th April 2019 The Supreme Court, the highest Court in the UK, will give its ruling on Wednesday 10th April 2019  at 9.45am in a legal case brought on behalf of over 1,800 Zambian villagers against mining giant Vedanta and its Zambian subsidiary Konkola Copper Mines (KCM). In a two-day hearing, which took place... 

SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

9th April 2019 When a long-standing customer in the platinum mining space required urgent assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF readily came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, SKF was able to successfully refurbish twelve pallets of bearings for the... 

SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

MacLean Invests in Expansion of Owen Sound Manufacturing Facility

9th April 2019 MacLean Engineering is celebrating the recent completion of a 15,000 square foot (1,400 square metre) expansion of its Owen Sound, Ontario manufacturing facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and media visit opportunity from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 8, 2019. The expansion doubles... 

Recovery Of 72 Carat Yellow Diamond

8th April 2019 Firestone Diamonds plc is pleased to announce the recovery of a 72 carat yellow, makeable diamond from its Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho, during the past weekend. The 72 carat diamond was recovered together with a 22 carat makeable white stone, followed by an 11 carat fancy light-pink stone. These... 

Metso launches a hybrid truck body with unmatched payload and wear life

8th April 2019 At Bauma 2019, Metso is showcasing the expansion of its product portfolio into new territory. The Metso Truck Body is a groundbreaking innovation that combines the benefits of rubber and high structural strength steel, enabling mines and quarries to haul more with less.  "Hauling is one of the... 

Schauenburg launches Artificial Intelligence Camera for Mine Safety

4th April 2019 Schauenburg Systems, a South African Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for mine/industry safety and productivity solutions, together with dotNetix, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) product development company with strengths in processing AI in real-time, is proud to announce its latest... 

Schauenburg launches Artificial Intelligence Camera for Mine Safety

SKF bearing and Taconite seal combo improves reliability, increases uptime for Limpopo-based mine

4th April 2019 A Sealed Spherical Roller Bearings (SSRB) and Taconite seal solution supplied by SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services Polokwane, to protect a tail end pulley operating in a severely contaminated area, has improved reliability and increased uptime for a platinum mine in Limpopo. Frequent... 

Fluor Supports Relief Efforts in Mozambique Following Devastating Cyclone Idai

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 IRVING, Texas (April 3, 2019)– The Fluor Foundation has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of its continued humanitarian relief efforts in Mozambique following the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai in March. “The unprecedented devastation resulting from Cyclone Idai will be... 

New mining sector supply chain requirements in the spotlight

4th April 2019 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) will host the SA Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop alongside the inaugural Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME) on 22 and 23 May.  The conference Premium sponsor is the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and... 

Wenco to reveal Hitachi’s vision for autonomous mining at CIM 2019 convention

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 Wenco International Mining Systems, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM), is scheduled to unveil Hitachi’s new global vision for autonomous mining systems at the 2019 Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) convention, which takes place from April 28 to May 1... 

Changing face of mining under spotlight at Montreal gathering

4th April 2019 This year’s Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) convention, to be held in Montreal, Quebec, will connect over 5 000 delegates from Canada and around the world to the letter ‘I’ with its focus on ‘intelligence, information, innovation and influence’. Taking place at the... 

Changing face of mining under spotlight at Montreal gathering

New mining sector supply chain requirements in the spotlight

3rd April 2019 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) will host the SA Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop alongside the inaugural Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME) on 22 and 23 May.  The conference Premium sponsor is the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and... 

Opinion Piece: Controlling the use of cannabis in the workplace now that it is ‘legal’

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd April 2019 By Rhys Evans, Managing Director at ALCO-Safe Since the legalisation of cannabis for private use in South Africa, many organisations have been struggling to come to grips with how to adjust their substance control policies. A zero-tolerance approach is no longer feasible, since cannabis can now... 

Minerals Council Files Application to Review and set Aside Certain Provisions of The Mining Charter 2018

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd April 2019 On 26 March 2019, the Minerals Council of South Africa ("Council") instituted an application with the High Court, Pretoria, for  a judicial review and setting aside of certain provisions of the Broad Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry 2018 (the "Mining... 

Black Rock Mine in South Africa selects Mobilaris Mining Intelligence™

3rd April 2019 Epiroc and Mobilaris has been selected to equip Black Rock Mine in South Africa with Mobilaris Mining Intelligence (MMI), a decision support solution for mine efficiency and safety. MMI enables superior situational awareness and is designed to visualize and support mining operation in all its... 

Chicago Pneumatic galvanises generator expertise at MTE Phalaborwa

3rd April 2019 Load shedding and power outages have become daily challenges facing the country and therefore the importance of having a reliable back-up source of power cannot be overlooked, both from a private as well as a business perspective. Recognising the vital role generators play in alleviating these... 

Chicago Pneumatic galvanises generator expertise at MTE Phalaborwa

AEL Intelligent Blasting announces new website in line with its successful rebrand

3rd April 2019 AEL Intelligent Blasting (AEL), a member of the JSE-listed AECI Group in South Africa, is excited to announce that their new website, which is in-line with their recent rebrand to AEL Intelligent Blasting has gone live. This move is in line with the organisations renewed vision of embracing the... 

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