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Machine safety can reduce downtime
26th May 2023

Today’s manufacturers are under pressure to be more flexible, reduce downtime, increase efficiency and, above all, keep personnel safe. These efforts are complicated by yet another requirement: the... 

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Expos to discuss safety, Industry 4.0
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With 2023 marking 30 years of Securex South Africa and 13 years of A-OSH EXPO, this year’s events – to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre from June 6 to 8 – will showcase various security... 

Digital solutions key to improving service delivery in South Africa – Altron Karabina
26th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Digital solutions can help South Africa improve service delivery and strengthen governance, says Altron Karabina senior specialist: key accounts manager Murunwa Mashamba. Critical to the success of... 

Study presents considerations for service and solutions providers in the mining industry
25th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mandela Mining Precinct Real-Time Information Management System programme manager JJ Verhaeghe has outlined key insights for the manufacturing industry, gleaned from learnings from a survey on the... 

Phosphate is needed in the agricultural sector
Transitions present opportunities for African miners, manufacturers
24th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are three broad transitions under way that are likely to have a considerable impact on the mining and manufacturing sectors in South Africa and Africa, especially given the demand for... 

Green transition's exponential demand for metals, minerals.
Mining council zeroing in on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel in accelerating circular economy
23rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In setting up to accelerate a global circular economy, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will be focusing on the value chains of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels and... 

Satellite services ‘primed’ to fill connectivity gap in Africa – Liquid
19th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The role that satellite services can play in Africa’s journey to sustainable growth, inclusivity and economic prosperity cannot be understated, says Liquid Satellite CEO and Liquid Dataport chief... 

Redefining resource mobilisation with Orica Digital Solutions Business
17th May 2023

Orica, one of the world’s leading mining and infrastructure solutions providers and trusted partner and technology pace-setter, continues to reinforce its commitment to innovation and value... 

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Moving into the future with ‘controlled pneumatics’
12th May 2023

Automation company Festo has further developed its compressed air technology to make its pneumatics sustainable, resource saving and energy efficient. While the production of tyres and wafers are... 

Epiroc announces second green bond issuance
4th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has announced its second green bond issuance to fund the continued development of sustainable products and solutions. The bond, issued on May 3, in Stockholm,... 

MMP advancing applied research
28th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) has shifted its focus from an investment and research perspective, and is now more focused on applied and longer-term research, as opposed to early-stage... 

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Manufacturer accelerates autonomous drills transformation
21st April 2023

Mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc says it is continuously accelerating the transformation of the mining industry toward lower emissions, improved safety, and higher... 

South African miners still finding their feet on their digital journeys
12th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Professional services firm PwC has confirmed in the second edition of its 'State of Digital Transformation in the South African Mining Industry: Ten Insights into the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 

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VUP remains on schedule amid energy crisis
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Major diamond miner De Beers’ $2.1-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is on track to start production in the second half of this year, despite the National State of Disaster, declared to... 

Additional 8.56bn m3 of wastewater must be retreated each year to meet SDGs by 2030, says ABB
7th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

New research has revealed that global wastewater treatment capacity needs to increase by 8.56-billion cubic metres every year to meet the 2030 ambitions outlined in the Sustainable Development... 

White Paper identifies industry stats and forecasts
31st March 2023

For the past three years, business leaders and organizations have faced an unyielding procession of challenges. As we usher in 2023, many of those challenges persist, and new ones are emerging.... 

Company launches platform for CNC machining
31st March 2023

With its “cutting-edge technology and facilities”, Sheet metal fabricator NORCK says it has started providing innovative, fast and reliable computer numerical control (CNC) machining services with... 

BHP partners with Chinese majors on copper chains
29th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP will partner with two of China’s leading copper producers, China Copper and Daye Nonferrous, on the development of a more sustainable and responsible copper value chain. The... 

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Data analytics solutions are helping mines of all sizes to digitalise
27th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Each mine and mining company, and its needs and operations, are different; however, small, simple applications that can serve a single fit-for-purpose build or a fully integrated system that... 

Just energy transition spurs innovation in energy value chain
24th March 2023

The just energy transition (JET) in South Africa provides global power technologies leader Hitachi Energy with opportunities to supply the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with... 

Mining is striving for zero harm.
Safety environment that almost guarantees that people come first is a must, says Naidoo
20th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mine safety is absolutely essential. Stopping injury and fatality in mines just has to happen. How can South Africa achieve the zero harm that is needed? This was Mining Weekly’s opening question... 

Botswana’s Debswana installs eLTE solution at Jwaneng diamond mine
17th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Botswana’s Debswana Diamond Company and information and communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei have unveiled its fifth-generation- (5G-) orientated smart diamond mine project. Debswana’s... 

Private LTE networks expected to uplift Africa’s industrial, manufacturing sectors in 2023
17th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for private long-term evolution (LTE) networks across Africa increases, there are expectations that it could boost the operations of the industrial and manufacturing sectors during 2023.... 

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Scada systems vital in sector
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems afford customers the flexibility to monitor, control and overall manage specific processes in water plants. The current water crisis in... 

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Two furnace tech providers join forces
10th March 2023

Parts formation provider Norican’s Monitizer platform and furnace equipment supplier ABP’s Digital Services announced an agreement had been made in February to interface their products in an effort... 

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DMTKai Batla celebrates 15 years, continues digital push in mining sector
3rd March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Celebrating 15 years in business this year, Kai Batla, a minerals consultancy established during the 2008 financial crisis, is making a strong push into the digital space with the support of its... 

DRDGold's Ergo gold recovery operation, in Gauteng
Tailings dam failures often stem from ‘production over safety’ pressures, says academic
24th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ever since the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, in Brazil, in 2019, which claimed the lives of 270 people and led to massive environmental damage, there has been a spotlight on how mining... 

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New report to be released on the state of 4IR, ESG in the South African mining industry
23rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Minerals Council South Africa, in collaboration with accounting firm PwC and the Mandela Mining Precinct, will soon release its new 2022/23 report on the state of digitalisation, the Fourth... 

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Tech*Carnival-23 100-day countdown to the #tech4good show of 2023!
22nd February 2023

Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 February 2023: It’s 100 days until the circus comes to town! Dwyka Mining Services Tech*Carnival-23 is the inaugural #tech4good mining technology festival taking place... 

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Extended partnership to support low-latency connectivity
17th February 2023

An extended partnership will see the Kamoa-Kakula copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) benefit from satellite telecommunications network provider SES’s O3b high-throughput,... 

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S Africa needs smarter ports
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

For South Africa’s eight ports to keep up with the changes in global shipping, and safeguard trade that is vital to the economy, it is extremely important that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)... 

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Planetarium’s upgrade to ‘Digital Dome’ seeks to inspire new generation of scientists
17th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The venerable Planetarium, on Yale road on the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) campus, in Johannesburg, is being transformed into a Digital Dome to not only provide visitors with... 

BMW SA adds new i7 to EV mix, says iX1 to follow later this year
17th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

The total battery electric vehicle (BEV) market in South Africa grew by 137% in 2022, says BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA). Just under 420 BEVs were sold in South Africa in the first 11 months of... 

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Mining companies can find opportunity in changing ESG trends
13th February 2023

By Garyn Rapson, Partner, Nomsa Mbere, Partner, Jaqui Pinto, Senior Associate, Paula-Ann Novotny, Senior Associate & Dalit Anstey, Knowledge Lawyer from Webber Wentzel Mining is critical to... 

Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 

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Battery electric range paves route to ‘mine of the future’
27th January 2023

Mining solutions provider Sandvik, in a press release published in November, noted that the launch of its battery electric vehicles created opportunities that the mining sector had previously “only... 

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Group excited for first Indaba appearance
27th January 2023

Hydraulic equipment provider Bosch Rexroth Africa is set to make its first appearance at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, in conjunction with Bosch Rexroth companies Hägglunds Drives... 

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27th January 2023

Sustainable productivity through innovation FLSmidth provides sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. We deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service... 

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Murray & Roberts Cementation
27th January 2023

As a member of the Murray & Roberts group of companies, Murray & Roberts Cementation is a world class mining contractor based in Johannesburg and operating throughout Africa. The company has been... 

Ivanhoe, SES extend partnership for satellite connectivity at Kamoa-Kakula
23rd January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Satellite connectivity provider SES and Africa-focused mining company Ivanhoe Mines has reached a new agreement to continue to provide the Kamoa-Kakula copper project, in the Democratic Republic of... 

Digitalisation can optimise South Africa’s water and wastewater infrastructure – Schneider Electric
20th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Digital transformation can play a significant role in reshaping the water and wastewater sector, particularly across ageing infrastructure, which continues to face challenges such as water leaks... 

Africa’s last-mile market set to double by 2030
20th January 2023 By: Irma Venter

The African last-mile delivery market was valued at $1.14-billion in 2021.  By 2030, this is expected to reach $2.35-billion, expanding at an annual compound growth rate of 8.45% between 2022 and... 

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Transport Forum highlights need for multimodal logistics to remain competitive
2nd December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Freight, logistics and transport industry experts have called for the restoration of South Africa's roads network, the restoration and development of the rail network and efficient ports and border... 

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