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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... 

Dataloop MD Sean Langton
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... 

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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... 

Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter
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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Company builds centralised control room for mine
2nd December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron completed a 360° control room at a mine in the Northern Cape province this year. The control room is a showcase for the implementation of... 

Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 

Anton Lourens, CEO of Booyco Electronics.
Latest technology embraced to prevent collisions
24th November 2022

Putting safe distance between people and the range of mobile equipment on surface mines – from off-road dump trucks to excavators and loaders – Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS) have become... 

Sandvik’s TH665B is the world’s largest underground mining truck and is powered by an 8-tonne battery built with mining in mind
Sandvik's battery electric range paves route to mine of the future
23rd November 2022

Sandvik has long been a leading innovator in mining technology, and the launch of its battery electric vehicles now brings opportunities previously only dreamed about by the mining sector. Speaking... 

New research shows mobile finance can increase national GDP
11th November 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mobile financial services are critical drivers of financial inclusion and its successful deployment and adoption can have a positive impact on gross domestic product (GDP) in developing countries.... 

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M&R Cementation appoints MD following incumbent's 2023 retirement
7th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has appointed Japie du Plessis MD designate, effective March 1, 2023, following the retirement of incumbent Mike Wells, who will... 

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First 65t electric truck showcased at Electra
4th November 2022

Engineering company Sandvik showcased a glimpse of the ‘Future of Mining’ with its mining breakthrough in battery technology at its stand at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. The focus of Sandvik... 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for the batter and hybrid/electric vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rocks Solutions.
Sandvik wows Electra with world’s first 65t Electric Truck
3rd November 2022

Visitors to Sandvik’s stand at this year’s Electra Mining Africa show were thrilled by a glimpse of the Future of Mining, as they witnessed first-hand a mining breakthrough in battery technology. 

Cellular connectivity key to meeting surging electricity demand – report
28th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cellular technology will be critical to accelerate the digital transformation of utilities, a new report by information and communication technology provider Ericsson has revealed. The Connected... 

Brics cooperation raised at CGS Summit
27th October 2022 By: Nadine James

The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) countries are “richly endowed in mineral resources” and as such, are in a relatively good position to cater for the demands of the global... 

The current water crisis facing South Africa has created new opportunities and there is plenty of room to adopt and embrace new technologies
S Africa can ease effect of natural disasters through technology
21st October 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Deploying “cutting-edge” solutions at South Africa’s water treatment plants will assist the country in mitigating the severe impact of natural disasters, such as the drought in Nelson Mandela Bay,... 

Global technology and mining leaders unite at Micromine's annual virtual event
18th October 2022

Established world leader in mining and exploration technology, Micromine, has announced that its annual virtual event, Micromine Momentum, will stream live and exclusively on 27 October 2022. Now... 

Expansion paves way for facility to play globally
7th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The extensive expansion – and leveraging of the latest technologies – of minerals processing equipment and solutions provider FLSmidth Delmas’ “supercentre” has positioned the company well to serve... 

Pictured Left to Right: Dolly Mathivha, Maseda Mphaphuli, Mafiwa Ramalebana, Onismus Mamaila
Mandela Mining Precinct advancing mining Research Development & Innovation
29th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The mining research, development, and innovation (RD&I) landscape in South Africa has become increasingly muted over the years, with inadequate capacity expected to constrain knowledge production... 

MacLean Engineering Africa GM John-Paul Theunissen
MacLean Engineering advancing fleet electrification in Africa
13th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Mining equipment provider MacLean Engineering intends to build the next 50 years of Maclean mining vehicle innovation on the three pillars of electrification, automation and digitalisation. The... 

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Webinar highlights importance of MPC
9th September 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Information technology company Rockwell Automation and mining publication Mining Review Africa hosted a webinar on June 22 on the benefits of model predictive control (MPC) for mining operations.... 

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Magni SA
Magni SA

Magni SA is committed to developing the safest Telehandlers available to our customers for underground and surface mining, construction, forestry,...

VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd

For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions
Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is a leading supplier of equipment, tools, parts, service and solutions for processing rock and minerals in the...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


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