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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... 


Machine-assisted jobs to emerge quicker than expected – WEC
6th November 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) 'Future of Jobs 2020' report finds that Covid-19 has caused the labour market to change faster than expected. The report envisions that, by 2025, automation and... 


ifm Australia’s Freddie Coertze and Aditya Kunder.
Covid has highlighted the value of operating remotely – mining editor
6th November 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The extraction of data from machinery to improve decision-making is a key benefit of the digital mine and has changed the way that mines manage their assets and perform machine maintenance,... 


KNOWLEDGE HUB
The Rock Drill Innovation Centre introduces state-of-the-art production and testing facilities for Sandvik’s core technology, the rock drill
Sandvik launches Rock Drill Centre
30th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Swedish mining gear and metal-cutting tools maker Sandvik officially launched its Finland-based Rock Drill Innovation Centre during the company’s virtual ‘Innovation in Mining’ conference, held... 


Digital transformation has potential  to unlock billions in mining value
Digital transformation has potential to unlock billions in mining value
30th October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa boasts many pockets of excellence in terms of digital transformation in the mining industry. With much of the sector’s potential and value still needing to be unlocked, the coronavirus... 


Digital transformation has potential  to unlock billions in mining value
Digital transformation has potential to unlock billions in mining value
30th October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa boasts many pockets of excellence in terms of digital transformation in the mining industry. With much of the sector’s potential and value still needing to be unlocked, the coronavirus... 


SIETSE VAN DER WOUDE 
The shift to remote working and flexible working hours has highlighted how technology can be leveraged to benefit society as a whole
Pandemic amplifies trend toward inclusive modernisation
23rd October 2020 By: Nadine James

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mining companies to “fundamentally rethink” the way they operate, says Minerals Council South Africa modernisation and safety senior executive Sietse van der Woude.... 


5G can add $8-trillion to global economy, Nokia asserts
23rd October 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

New research by information and communications technology firm Nokia and Nokia Bell Labs shows that fifth-generation- (5G-) enabled industries have the potential to add $8-trillion to global gross... 


SA, European solar bodies in knowledge-sharing tie-up
23rd October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and the European association for solar SolarPower Europe has joined forces to unlock the potential of solar power and ensure that South... 


ifm Australia’s Freddie Coertze and Aditya Kunder.
Covid has highlighted the value of operating remotely – mining editor
22nd October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The extraction of data from machinery to improve decision-making is a key benefit of the digital mine and has changed the way that mines manage their assets and perform machine maintenance,... 


SOLID SUPPLY  
Omnia Group’s Sasolburg nitric acid plant enhances supply security in the group and ensured that BME had no stockouts during the hard lockdown
Sustaining security of supply, efficiency amid state of disaster
16th October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Adapting to the ‘new normal’ bought on by the Covid-19 outbreak will require companies to listen to and meet the changing needs of customers by adopting new working methods and complying with... 


Sandvik global product line manager automation David Hallett
Cabinless, emissionless vehicle foretelling underground’s autonomous future
16th October 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Mining Weekly on Wednesday watched a cabinless emission-free next-generation mining vehicle autonomously load, haul and dump in an underground mine, without a human in sight. The cabinless design... 


PERFORMING UNDER PRESSURE 
Pump intelligence is non-negotiable and provides accurate information in wastewater treatment plants
Industrialisation, digitalisation calls for smart pump systems
9th October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Government’s driving increased industrialisation to recover economic growth and employment numbers will stimulate an increased need for intelligent wastewater pump systems.  


TRIAL RUN
One of many sample plants set up in Mali has revealed the great potential the gold mining sector holds in the country
Company notes West African mining potential
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

West Africa holds notable mining potential, with exploration and mining consulting services provider The MSA Group principal consultant Mike Robertson noting the company’s short- to medium-term... 


AMPLE SCREEN TIME
Screening equipment needs to be optimised for seamless operation
Virtual event showcases new screening solutions
2nd October 2020 By: Darren Parker

Original-equipment manufacturer Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s new Peak Screening solution – an integrated system designed to help ensure every square meter of a customer’s screening is as... 


Sandvik digitises mechanical cutting equipment to improve safety
29th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

In addition to performance and extensive safety features, engineering company Sandvik says its mechanical cutting equipment also offer effective digital solutions to boost productivity, reduce... 


SKILLS FOCUS
The local mining industry can benefit in productivity by focusing on the development of skills and competencies of supervisory-level staff on mining operations
Covid-19 drives demand for skills
25th September 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

The Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the local mining sector have highlighted the importance of supervisory-level staff using organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills in mining... 


Prosumers can change energy sector
18th September 2020

Modernising the current energy infrastructure in South Africa will dramatically change the energy utility business model, says diversified power management company Eaton electrical sector Africa MD... 


Digital transformation no longer just a ‘nice-to-have’
18th September 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

There is an emerging digital awakening as the Covid-19 pandemic brings about the reality that digital transformation is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a critical part of businesses’... 


Sanedi to assess and assist key industrial sectors in SA
Sanedi to assess and assist key industrial sectors in SA
18th September 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this opinion piece, Barry Bredenkamp stresses that energy efficiency should be the responsibility of every industrial sector, no matter how small it may be. In efforts to boost South Africa’s... 


Microsoft South Africa enterprise director Amr Kamel
Digital technologies drive transformation in mining
15th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

With many things having changed, never to be the same, Microsoft South Africa enterprise director Amr Kamel says of the power of technology: “It will always help people and organisations to adapt,... 


Covid-19 brings about key turning point for telecommunications
11th September 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

The catastrophic disruptions emerging from the global Covid-19 pandemic has delivered a watershed moment for the telecommunications sector, unlocking a catalyst for evolutionary change that will... 


The cargo was shipped from the Teluk Rubiah maritime terminal, in Malaysia, to China.
Vale completes first iron-ore sale using blockchain
4th September 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Brazilian iron-ore major Vale has made its first sale using blockchain technology, a move which the company said was an important step towards the digitalisation of the sales and trade process.... 


Full 5G adoption in mining still years away
4th September 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the mining sector is showing interest and starting to test the value-add of fifth-generation (5G) technologies, mass adoption of the technology is still years away. A new Fitch Solutions... 


Codelco's Octavio Araneda
Codelco presses ahead with automation plans to bolster copper production
31st August 2020 By: Reuters

Chile's State-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, will press ahead with plans to roll out automation of its mining operations as it seeks to maintain production levels into the... 


Embracing digitalisation amid pandemic
28th August 2020

Over the past few years, member association South African Qualifications and Certification Committee for Gas (SAQCC Gas) has been gearing up to fully adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 


Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo
South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan – Exxaro
28th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan that focuses on inclusive growth and prosperity for all citizens, Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo  said on Thursday.... 


THABILE MAKGALA One positive that may emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic may be an accelerated modernisation of work, which will make careers in mining not only more accessible to women but also more fulfilling and productive for men and women
Women representation agenda is at even odds – WiMSA
7th August 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The South African mining sector has improved significantly in terms of the representation of women, compared with the situation ten years ago, says mining industry organisation Women in Mining... 


DALE WALKER
The “new normal” that has been imposed by Covid-19 on the globe, has allowed for radical transformation in the way that the company does business
Company goes digital to curb challenges
7th August 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

An increasingly competitive sphere, and a large choice of partners and customers are two of the chemicals industry’s greatest challenges. Specialised chemicals company BASF aims to lead in digital... 


BASF, IntelliSense.io partner to accelerate mining’s digital transformation
7th August 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global chemicals company BASF and industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company IntelliSense.io have entered into an exclusive partnership to combine mineral processing, ore beneficiation... 


GSMA launches mobile money interoperability test platform
7th August 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

A year after the launch of the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab, an industry collaboration established to drive innovation in inclusive technologies for the underserved, GMSA has unveiled the Mobile Money... 


Maxam launches new integrated blasting service
Maxam launches new integrated blasting service
3rd August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Energetic materials manufacturer Maxam has officially launched its new integrated blasting service, called X-Energy, which is aimed at addressing and optimising the total cost of ownership in... 


Paul Miller...flashback to his period in coal exploration and development.
Positive reaction to ANC document’s encouragement of exploration
14th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Reaction has been positive to the discussion document of economic transformation committee (ETC) of the African National Congress (ANC), which states that the listing of mining companies on the... 


BREAKING BOUNDARIES
The Remote Training Station solution enhances physical distancing while preserving quality outcomes and learning engagement
Workforce plan invaluable in crisis
10th July 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Having an actionable and implementable workforce plan in these uncertain times is more important than ever, says workforce development solutions provider Immersive Technologies Europe, Middle East... 


BHP completes first blockchain iron-ore trade
29th June 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major BHP has completed its first iron-ore trade with steel producer China Baowu on Canadian startup MineHub Technologies’ blockchain-based platform. The transaction was estimated to be worth... 


CONNECTING AFRICA
The 2Africa subsea cable will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve Africa and the Middle East
Subsea cable to improve connectivity in Africa
26th June 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Submarine communications network supplier Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has been appointed to build the 37 000-km-long 2Africa subsea cable – one of the largest subsea projects globally, which... 


Increased double-cab sales, brand digitalisation high on new Isuzu SA boss’s to-do list
26th June 2020 By: Irma Venter

Isuzu Motors South Africa (Isuzu SA) has a new captain at the helm. Describing himself as a plaasjapie from Alexandria, in the Eastern Cape, Billy Tom (50) has been appointed CEO and MD from July... 


Harmonised trucking regulations, digitalisation will aid fight against pandemic – World Bank
26th June 2020 By: Irma Venter

The World Bank Group advises ports to rapidly increase their digitalisation efforts over the short to medium term – one to six months – in an effort to reduce the frequency of people- and... 


Exxaro expecting higher coal export volumes, lower domestic sales
Exxaro expecting higher coal export volumes, lower domestic sales
25th June 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources expects a mixed picture for demand for its coal products as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the global economy. In a interim pre-close update... 


Shell, IBM team up to accelerate digitalisation in the mining industry
17th June 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Oil and gas major Shell and NYSE-listed IBM have joined forces to introduce a new business-to-business digital mining services marketplace platform to offer field-tested technology and digital... 


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