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Inability to attract youth among challenges facing mining
22nd April 2022 By: Nadine James

Global research indicates that mining, as an industry, has the greatest potential to contribute toward a greener future, and yet it is facing unprecedented recruitment pressures, with advisory... 

Increased uptake of the Sandvik DD422i development drill in Africa
21st April 2022

As mines in Africa are constantly turning to modern technologies to run more efficient operations and improve safety, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has seen renewed interest in its DD422i, the... 

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A step forward as South Africa embarks on first spectrum auction in over a decade
15th April 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The widely celebrated conclusion of South Africa’s first high-demand spectrum auction in well over a decade has been hailed as a welcome milestone that could lead to lower communication costs,... 

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Ghana subsidiary drives efficiency, sustainability for customers
8th April 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Multinational engineering company FLSmidth continues to drive efficiency across the West African mining sector through the value-engineering approach of its Ghana-based subsidiary, with the company... 

Trevali rolls out digital technologies to further digitalisation goals
4th April 2022 By: Donna Slater

Canada-headquartered base metals miner Trevali is increasingly rolling-out its use of the Emmesent Hovermap simultaneous localisation and mapping light detection and ranging scanner, both... 

New initiative to optimise cross-border transit
1st April 2022

Financial technology insurance consultancy Askari has concluded an agreement with Hollard Mozambique Insurance to launch its digital strategy, which targets cross-border trucking fleets. 

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Increased uptake of the Sandvik DD422i development drill in Africa
24th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As mines in Africa are constantly turning to modern technologies to run more efficient operations and improve safety, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has seen renewed interest in its DD422i, the... 

Master Drilling posts good results, to continue technology pursuit
22nd March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed drilling technology company Master Drilling achieved a 40% year-on-year increase in revenue to a record $171.8-million for the year ended December 31, 2021. It generated $32.5-million in... 

Digitalisation evolves food product safety
18th March 2022

Product safety remains vital for achieving food security across the globe. To date, many manufacturers still question whether digitalisation can help reduce the effort involved in process... 

Swedish Mining Innovation receives record number of project proposals
4th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Swedish Mining Innovation has announced the winning 26 projects that will benefit from €18-million in combined funding from the country’s innovation agency, Vinnova, and industry to develop... 

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Indaba to focus on increasing need for energy access
25th February 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

This year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) will focus on the growing need for energy access throughout Africa, says exhibitions company Siyenza MD Liz Hart. The event will be held at the Cape Town... 

BMW proposes prospect of on-the-fly vehicle colour changes 
25th February 2022 By: Irma Venter

BMW unveiled the iX Flow featuring E Ink at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, in the US, earlier this month. The Munich-based premium car manufacturer is offering the prospect of a... 

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Acquisition helps improve mining digitalisation
18th February 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Digital reality solutions developer Hexagon acquired drilling technology provider Minnovare last month; its solutions improve the speed, cost and accuracy of underground drilling. Hexagon Mining... 

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No one-size-fits-all for mine decarbonisation – engineering firm
18th February 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mining operations are energy intensive, with energy representing one of the sector’s biggest operational costs. Fossil fuels remain the primary feedstock, which leaves miners exposed to volatile... 

Society aims to bridge graduate skills gap for industry
18th February 2022 By: Claire O'Reilly

With the development of control devices and systems changing and migrating to smart technology in preparation for artificial intelligence (AI) for easier maintenance and faster responses, there is... 

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Foreseen renewables demand providing opportunity for job creation, just energy transition
10th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Demand already foreseen is providing South Africa with the far-reaching and very welcome opportunity to create sufficient new jobs – “and then some” – to ensure a just energy transition away from... 

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Pumps sector’s VSD adoption could improve
4th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Some traditionalists in the mining sector are still reluctant to adopt variable-speed drive (VSD) technology for their pump operations, despite VSD technology being more than 20 years old, says... 

Conference to explore energy, climate, innovation
4th February 2022

The fortieth yearly instalment of the world’s pre-eminent energy conference CERAWeek will explore ‘Pace of Change: Energy, Climate and Innovation.’ 

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Video: De Ruyter unpacks his vision for the energy transition
2nd February 2022

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter speaks exclusively to Creamer Media’s Terence Creamer about his vision for the energy transition in South Africa and how the State-owned utility is repositioning itself... 

Sandvik's Harare powerhouse keeps mining moving
31st January 2022

With exciting prospects for new mines and brownfield projects in Zimbabwe, Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions’ Harare-based operation remains at full capacity and at the leading edge of industry... 

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Top tech trends set to disrupt global mining
28th January 2022

Technology is shaping the mines of tomorrow, with software providers AspenTech and Dassault Systemès, and mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc, at the cutting-edge of the mining, engineering,... 

Mobile data traffic increased almost 300-fold over ten years
28th January 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global mobile data traffic has increased nearly 300-fold over the past ten years, with mobile data traffic in the third quarter of 2021 alone more than all mobile traffic generated up until the end... 

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Vedanta appoints Black Mountain mine GM
24th January 2022 By: Donna Slater

Zinc producer Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) has appointed Xolani Qamata Black Mountain mine (BMM) GM, effective January 3. In this role at the Aggeneys, Northern Cape-based operation, he will... 

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BME unpacks the benefits behind its new-generation electronic detonator
19th January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME has unpacked the benefits of its latest and most advanced electronic blast detonation system called AXXIS Titanium. The company hails this... 

Metso Outotec to start next phase in the development of its Metals business
17th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Metso Outotec will take the next structural development steps in its business portfolio, following the completed integration of its Minerals business and the successful turnaround of its Metals... 

Schauenburg Systems donates R800 000 to build digital lab to teach youth tech skills
10th December 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Mine safety and productivity technology company Schauenburg Systems has, through its partnership with the Youth Employment Service (YES), donated R800 000 towards the establishment and construction... 

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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
10th December 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The VUP is nearing 54% completion. 

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Energy efficiency should be prioritised as South Africa walks supply tightrope
26th November 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As the world looks to develop sustainable energy industries, mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, energy efficiency has been emphasised as an integral... 

Collaboration emphasised as mining sector modernises
19th November 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa’s mining sector makes steady progress towards digital transformation ambitions, delegates at the latest Huawei Mining Summit have reiterated the need for partnership and... 

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Anglo American sets ambition to halve Scope 3 emissions by 2040
29th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American on Friday published its Climate Change Report 2021, ahead of its six-monthly sustainability performance update. The update includes Anglo’s progress... 

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Company showcases tech innovations on new forum
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Industrial equipment multinational Siemens launched its inaugural Smart Mining Forum as an online event from August 3 to 5. The event highlighted Siemens’ technical expertise and showcased real... 

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Intelligent data crucial for distributors
29th October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

It is essential for distributors and retailers that track deliveries to have visibility on stock moving from the warehouse to the retailer, states software provider Cognizance MD Andrew Dawson.... 

Going digital now ‘more real and urgent than ever’ – Huawei
29th October 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

New growth opportunities in digital technologies are increasingly emerging and becoming an important measure to increase effective investment and stimulate the development of the digital economy,... 

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Technologies play powerful role in climate change efforts
22nd October 2021 By: Anna Moross

Technology is a critical accelerator in the efforts to implement climate change actions, and according to South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) energy efficiency and data &... 

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Covid accelerates 4IR, women in mining progress
22nd October 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Women have gradually become formal participants in the mining industry, which has resulted in their having to deal with various challenges, and although the industry has improved in its identifying... 

Fintech use in sub-Saharan Africa triples in six years
22nd October 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

The use of mobile financial services across sub-Saharan Africa has more than tripled over the last six years, a new report by information and communication technology group Ericsson shows. The... 

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Smart pumping solves infrastructure problems
15th October 2021 By: Darren Parker

Outdated water management infrastructure is threatening to “spiral out of control” as the global population grows, says digitalisation and automation technology company Schneider Electric South... 

Better tech. Better asset registers. Better decision-making
11th October 2021

A good foundation keeps a house standing and protects you from untimely losses. The same goes for the management of physical assets, where a proper asset register forms the foundation for all... 

Digital Transformation | A reality check
11th October 2021

Digital transformation is high on the agenda of many companies across the world and all industries. The manufacturing industry has been flooded with IoT and digitalisation-based content, including... 

New initiative aims to increase smartphone access to narrow mobile Internet use gap
8th October 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Vodafone Group and the United Nation’s (UN’s) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have partnered to launch an initiative aimed at identifying policy, commercial and circular-economy... 

Consultancy emphasises the role of employees as mines modernise
8th October 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

To reap the full benefits of mining modernisation in South Africa, the industry needs to start with its people rather than the technologies, says business consulting firm OIM Consulting MD Arjen de... 

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Optimising mill circuits for best efficiency impact
1st October 2021

Decades of product evolution have given multinational engineering company FLSmidth a range of solutions – including its LoadIQ smart sensor technology – to supply and optimise all technology in the... 

Lightning protection requires careful consideration as digitalisation of mining expands
30th September 2021 By: Donna Slater

With the increased use of electronic and digital systems in modern mines comes the issue of lightning protection, which Wits Mining Institute's Professor Ian Jandrell suggests can be addressed in... 

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