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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... 

Anglo American technical director Tony O'Neill
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... 

Covid-19 created a digitalisation opportunity for mining industry - panel
19th February 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for the global mining industry to use available digital technologies to leapfrog productivity gaps, says Bosch mining solutions head Jonas Corali.... 

The renewables sector is proving its resilience in the midst of a crisis
Rising demand underpins renewables’ importance
19th February 2021

As demand rises for more accessible renewable energy, the Africa Energy Indaba conference discussions are set to underscore various new avenues for innovative financing to steer Africa’s... 

Technical vocational education and training gets 4IR shot in arm
19th February 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial technology multinational Siemens South Africa and research organisation the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on February 3 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)... 

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter
Lifting distributed-generation cap ‘one of the easier decisions’ facing government – De Ruyter
15th February 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... 

The Global Palladium Fund contributes physical palladium, platinum, gold and silver to the exchange traded commodities instruments
Palladium fund launches ETCs
5th February 2021

Palladium, nickel, platinum and copper producer Nornickel announced that the Global Palladium Fund (GPF), founded by Nornickel, launched exchange traded commodities (ETCs) for metals on Deutsche... 

Siemens Southern & Eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall'Omo
Upskilling needs careful thought amid rapid tech adoption in mining industry
3rd February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the negative impacts that Covid-19 has brought to the world, it has also had positive impacts, such as the acceleration of Fourth Industrial Revolution- (4IR-) type technology adoption,... 

The state of the global economy has been an important external factor, leading to weak commodity prices that weighed on mining pre-Covid. However, several commodities have recovered well in recent months.
Conducive environs offer lucrative prospects despite difficulties
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Many of Africa’s mineral deposits can deliver good yields to investors, even after the additional costs that are often incurred when operating in regions without sufficient infrastructure. 

Basil Read Mining aims to diversify beyond the commodities it currently works in, while expanding its geographical footprint
Contractor learns lockdown lessons
29th January 2021 By: Darren Parker

The main lesson learned over the past year is that, regardless of the challenges and new limitations brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, good relationships are key to keeping businesses... 

EXPANDED HORIZONS The mobile tunnel borer (pictured above) has expanded Master Drilling Group’s offering into rapid horizontal blind hole development using mechanised methods without blasting
Tech keeps MDG going despite Covid-19 pandemic
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

South Africa-based drilling company Master Drilling Group (MDG) has always been keen to get involved in the digitisation aspect of technology advancement in the mining industry, with 2020 having... 

DHL Global Forwarding invests R127m in new Joburg facility
29th January 2021 By: Irma Venter

DHL Global Forwarding is investing R127-million in a new facility in Johannesburg.  Aimed at cementing its position in South Africa, the new 13 000 m2 facility will be located within the bonded... 

Green energy a macroeconomic imperative, says VW’s Kamuhinda
22nd January 2021 By: Irma Venter

Green technology, electric cars included, are coming to Africa not just because of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, but because Africa has a problem of energy supply, says Volkswagen Africa... 

Getting the right tools for mining to go digital
19th January 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The astute application of digital tools is the key to continuously improving efficiencies on underground mines, according to Niel McCoy, business line manager for automation and digitalisation at... 

Worldwide 5G coverage expected to expand from 15% last year to 60% by 2026
15th January 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fifth-generation (5G) population coverage is estimated to have reached 15% of the world’s population – equivalent to over one-billion people – by the end of 2020. The latest edition of the... 

AfCFTA to aid Africa’s recovery from Covid, but full-scale implementation to be challenging
AfCFTA to aid Africa’s recovery from Covid, but full-scale implementation to be challenging
15th January 2021 By: Nadine James

The advent of duty-free trade within the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has come at a “critical time for the global economy” and will ultimately boost sustainable post-Covid-19... 

Open architectures IOM key to unlocking mining, minerals, metals value – Schneider Electric
11th December 2020 By: Schalk Burger

To seamlessly digitalise the mining, minerals and metals (MMM) industries, MMM organisations need to consider an integrated operations management (IOM) approach based on open architectures to gain... 

Sibanye-Stillwater has undertaken a digital first approach for the organisation
Froneman promotes digital first strategy for mining companies
9th December 2020 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has undertaken a digital first approach for the organisation, with considerable value to be unlocked from a capital as well as an environment, social and... 

Sustainability is at the heart Kumba's activities
Kumba’s sustainability drive fosters shared value
4th December 2020

Iron-ore producer Kumba Iron Ore presented its sustainability performance last month, as reported by Mining Weekly Online. At the time, Kumba CE Themba Mkhwanazi said: “Sustainability is at the... 

The automotive components sector has contracted more than initially forecast owing to the Covid-19 pandemic
Parts aftermarket increases despite pandemic
4th December 2020

According to market research company Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis ‘Digital Business Models Mitigating Covid-19 Implications on Global Aftermarket Performance in 2020’, released in September,... 

Entertainment platform Monsooq launched in South Africa
4th December 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mobile technology company Mondia has launched time-based entertainment platform Monsooq, where users pay only for the time they spend consuming content, without the need for contracts or... 


Data is the key to improving the construction sector, better managing pain points, improve outcomes and enable companies to be more competitive without sacrificing profitability and sustainability
Digitalisation will boost efficiency in construction sector
4th December 2020 By: Schalk Burger

The construction industry – one of the least digitalised industries globally – can improve its efficiency and productivity, and regain its competitiveness, if it digitalises, says construction and... 

Digitisation is not the future – it is here already
More 4IR integration needed from mining
27th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has had a significant impact on all facets of society, but international investment company StratisQ Group notes that the mining industry needs... 

Steadily growing order books helps M&R weather remaining pandemic impacts
26th November 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While still recovering from a R622-million Covid-19 impact on its business in the 2020 financial year, JSE-listed construction group Murry & Roberts (M&R) says its R60.5-billion order book will... 

Power of modern technology in logistics sector
Power of modern technology in logistics sector
26th November 2020 By: Yolande Botes

An ambitious, multi-phase digitalisation and automatisation project has provided unparalleled visibility process at SA’s largest mineral freight logistics company Grindrod. Keyrus, a leading... 

Strides taken to improve environmental, community impact
20th November 2020

Worley Parsons mineral processing technology and expert solutions VP Mervyn Stevens states that the mining industry has taken big strides to improve its impact on both nearby communities, and the... 

Miners urged to introduce digitalisation, automation and AI into short-term plans
18th November 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

While the introduction of digitalisation, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) into miners' plans is generally a long-term plan, panelists at this year’s virtual Africa Mining Forum on... 

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