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Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
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... 

BME's AXXIS Titanium system
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... 

Digitising manual and paper-based processes – increasing efficiencies and data velocity
20th May 2021

Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on... 

Mandela Mining Precinct virtual symposium
17th May 2021

Providing new solutions for mining research and development (R&D) and improving both the research and mining equipment manufacturing capabilities in South Africa is vital to drive the modernisation... 

One-third-plus of mobile industry commits to net-zero emissions by 2050
14th May 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

The global mobile industry is gaining momentum towards ambitions of net-zero emissions by 2050, with 50% of mobile operators by mobile connections and 65% by industry revenue having committed to... 

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Anglo says technology integral to its sustainability
12th May 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified mining multinational Anglo American on May 11 provided a detailed overview and update of the technologies that are being developed and deployed group-wide, as well as the impact of its... 

SANEDI in collaboration with DMRE are working on making wastewater treatment plants more efficient
Digitalisation key to energy efficiency
7th May 2021 By: Anna Moross

Digitalisation is key to addressing the challenges faced in trying to implement energy efficiency initiatives for wastewater treatment plants and buildings, says South African National Energy... 

Continental body publishes spectrum recommendations
7th May 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has published spectrum recommendations to support the affordable, high-quality delivery of information and communication technology (ICT) services and... 

OGUZ KICIROGLU Diesel is the lifeblood of opencast mining operations
Demand high for automated fuel system
30th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Since the launch of a fuel automation system at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in February last year, mining technology company Minetec Smart Mining has seen significant demand for the... 

5.8% steel demand growth expected this year
30th April 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industry body the World Steel Association (worldsteel), in its 'Short Range Outlook for 2021 and 2022', forecasts that steel demand will grow by 5.8% to 1.87-billion tonnes this year. In 2022,... 

New contract sees all of SA’s telcos servicing govt departments
23rd April 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

The National Treasury has opened its mobile communications services contract to South Africa’s four telecommunications groups as part of its RT15-2021 transversal contract. The National Treasury’s... 

Commodities of the future to boom over 20-year horizon
Commodities of the future to boom over 20-year horizon
21st April 2021 By: Donna Slater

A significant number of commodities are set to experience strong demand growth over the next 20 years, while “conventional” commodities will receive an added boost as they take a central stage in... 

Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius
Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients
9th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mine mechanisation is being advanced for two top-tier  local clients of Master Drilling, the CEO of the JSE-listed company, Danie Pretorius, said on Tuesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 

Pandemic accelerated digital education, but some way to go to make tool truly effective
Pandemic accelerated digital education, but some way to go to make tool truly effective
9th April 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Enabling effective education and the development of foundational, specialist and new skills that are needed across industries and societies – in part through adopting digital education tools –... 

Vaccination success key to igniting SA’s infrastructure roll-out
Vaccination success key to igniting SA’s infrastructure roll-out
2nd April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Despite the strain that the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations is placing on the fiscus, industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) believes that it needs to be prioritised in concert... 

4IR set to change mining jobs profile
12th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Along with the adoption of technologies needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) could potentially come a change in the type of jobs being created in the mining industry, gold miner Gold... 

The production environment in a foundry is increasingly changing, demanding several adjustments to maintain the quality of the product
New partnership aims to provide AI operators to iron foundries
5th March 2021

Last month, Swedish computer software company Viking Analytics and automatic pouring systems manufacturer Pour-tech AB announced a partnership to offer artificial intelligence (AI) operators to... 

South Africa risks more inequality if it does not digitalise, says WEF
5th March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in its latest 'Global Risks Report 2021' finds that Covid-19 has not only claimed millions of lives, but also risks widened long-standing health, economic and digital... 

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
Lifting distributed-generation cap ‘one of the easier decisions’ facing government – De Ruyter
5th March 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has described the plan, announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation (SONA) address, to lift the licence-exemption threshold for... 

4IR in mining heralds generational change of guard, softer digital jobs – Butcher
24th February 2021 By: Donna Slater

Along with the adoption of technologies needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) could potentially come a change in the type of jobs being created in the mining industry, gold miner Gold... 

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