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New trends boost need for project skills development

By: Cameron Mackay     29th July 2022 Recent trends, such as the impact of digital disruption, climate change and shifting demographics, have increased the need for reskilling and upskilling local project management talent, says non-profit organisation Project Management Institute (PMI) Sub Saharan Africa MD George Asamani. “It is... 

Sandvik to showcase the "future of mining" at Electra Mining

11th July 2022 (Virtual Showroom): Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions will have a major presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, with its 385 m2 indoor stand introducing a ground-breaking battery electric vehicle (BEV) to the African mining market. In addition, Virtual Reality (VR) and simulator... 

Plant increases production

By: Nadine Ramdass     8th July 2022 The record-setting MIDREX DRI plant of Tosyali Algerie was supplied by MIDREX  and SMS group subsidiary Paul Wurth in 2018. This success motivated Tosyali to invest in boosting its production capacity by a further 2.5-million tons with an additional MIDREX plant to complement the existing one at... 

5G fastest growing mobile technology – report

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th July 2022 Fifth-generation (5G) technology is scaling faster than any previous mobile technology generations, with predictions that it will account for 60% of global mobile network data traffic by 2027. The June 2022 Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that, currently, about a quarter of the world’s... 

CTC aims to get ahead of skills lag by working with equipment manufacturers, technology researchers

By: Schalk Burger     4th July 2022 Mining industry training company the Colliery Training Centre (CTC) has established links with various original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technology research organisations and employers to enable it to train students and employees on the latest equipment and technologies emerging in the... 

Kwatani casts the spotlight on innovation and digitalisation

4th July 2022 In response to the innovation imperative in the mining sector, Kwatani will use Electra Mining Africa 2022 – to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 5 to 9 September – as the ideal platform to cast the spotlight on its modern multi-slope screen design and the company’s strides in digital... 

FLSmidth to focus on MissionZero at Electra Mining

4th July 2022 FLSmidth, a global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions to the minerals processing industry, will be using this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to demonstrate the progress it is making in realising its MissionZero strategy, an ambitious programme which aims at allowing mines... 

Investment for global mining hub sought

By: Sabrina Jardim     24th June 2022 At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, Saudi Arabia was represented by a high-level delegation from its Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM), led by Minister Bandar Al-Khorayef, and including senior representatives from the Saudi Industrial Development Fund, the Saudi... 

African diamond sector set for strong growth

17th June 2022 With China being Africa’s, and South Africa’s, most important trading partner, the Asian superpower’s expected economic slowdown in coming years is a cause for concern, unless these economies can find alternative drivers of growth from other emerging markets, says Standard Bank mining head Mark... 

Expansion plans in site

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2022 As South African engineered vibratory equipment manufacturer Kwatani emerges stronger, having overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the technology-driven company is reviewing options of expanding to meet anticipated growth. Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

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