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Khomotso Duiker, Business Line Manager for Underground Drills at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Embracing intelligence in the underground drilling
5th February 2024

The world of underground drilling technology is undergoing a significant transformation. This evolution promises not only enhanced precision and productivity but also a wealth of detailed... 


Tumi Sekhukhune-Chamayou, Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN
Powering African Mining's Future with 5G Private Networks
5th February 2024

At the 2024 Mining Indaba in Cape Town, MTN proudly showcases its advancements in 5G Private Networks, which is helping to transform the African mining landscape alongside valued partners. As the... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.
Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


Engen to Showcase its Sustainability and Social Impact Initiatives at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024
Engen to Showcase its Sustainability and Social Impact Initiatives at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engen, a progressive energy and solutions partner dedicated to enriching lives for a sustainable future, is excited to announce its participation in the 2024 'Investing in African Mining Indaba,'... 


MC Mining's JSE share price spikes on receipt of bidder's statement
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The JSE share price of South Africa-focused coal miner MC Mining rose by 26% on the afternoon of February 2, following its confirmation that it had received a bidder's statement from entities that,... 


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On-The-Air (02/02/2024)
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses clean energy and a new electronic mining and exploration licensing system. 


Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena mine
Regulator celebrates centenary of Dr Merensky’s discovery of PGM deposits in South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State entity the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) will hold its South Africa Platinum Centenary Commemoration event in Cape Town, on February 4,  a day before the... 


Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 


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Iron-Ore 2023/24: Bracing for change
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media’s ‘Iron-Ore 2023/24: Bracing for change’ report considers the current iron-ore market focusing on key developments globally in the sector, namely supply, demand, trade, pricing and... 


The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 


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Orion to benefit from fast-track strategy at Northern Cape project – analyst
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has in place a company-making strategy of developing multiple metal producing hubs within South Africa’s Northern Cape, a richly endowed mineral province and a... 


Zhoajin extends Tietto takeover period
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Chinese group Zhaojin Capital has extended the offer period under its takeover bid for Tietto Minerals to March 8. Zhaojin in October made an A$0.58 a share offer for the West Africa-focused gold... 


Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 


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More openness around bewildering IDC manganese decision would be most welcome
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The decision of South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to financially back a Canada-owned Botswana-based battery manganese facility rather than a highly accomplished... 


Installing higher efficiency motors can help address energy crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy-intensive industries, such as mining, are increasingly seeking out ways to reduce energy consumption, and the use of the latest motor and drive technology can play a significant role.... 


INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS
Weir Minerals offers a large portfolio of products to customers for an integrated dewatering solution
Planning key to effective implementation
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Planning and site-specific requirement evaluations can see comprehensive solutions deployed to assist mining operations to overcome significant challenges in water management that can disrupt... 


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Customer portal set to boost hydraulic hose customer satisfaction
2nd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Hose product and service provider Pirtek introduced an online key performance indicator (KPI) customer portal in late 2023, early 2024, as a complementary service for its broad client base in... 


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Straub pipe couplings see an uptick in African orders
2nd February 2024

According to a recent press release, the recent spike in union-related mining strikes near the end of 2023, coupled with a decline in workforce numbers, meant that the mining industry had to find a... 


City reiterates call to allow private sector contribution to Cape Town port
2nd February 2024

The City of Cape Town has called on national government to immediately publish the Freight Logistics Roadmap and to encourage private sector involvement in the Port of Cape Town. Economic... 


Seascape Marine Services donates inboard engine
2nd February 2024

Maritime solutions provider Seascape Marine Services has donated a Yanmar inboard diesel engine to the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Yacht and Boat... 


MAINTENANCE SUPPORT
The truck-mounted recycling jetting and vacuuming unit tackles the specific hurdles encountered by maintenance teams working in the mining sector
Recycling jetting and vacuum unit redefining maintenance
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With optimising operations, reducing costs and embracing eco-conscious practices being imperative in the mining industry, pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps’ truck-mounted recycling jetting and... 


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Drilling projects successful despite challenges
2nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Owing to quay walls that are starting to collapse and their requiring replacement, drilling company Geomech Africa was contracted to conduct offshore drilling at various South African ports from... 


Load-balancing helps optimise steam operations
2nd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Local operations and maintenance service provider Associated Energy Services (AES) has developed a load-balancing system that manages the splitting of a site’s steam requirements. An operation’s... 


Renewables projects on track to meet energy requirement
2nd February 2024

Platinum group metals and gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater has reached financial close and started construction works on two new renewable energy projects for its South African operations The projects... 


Richard Floyd, CEO of Aurous Resources
Richard Floyd
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Richard Floyd, CEO of Aurous Resources, a South African gold mining company which owns the Blyvoor mine and the Gauta tailing project 


Customised solution powers mine, reduces emissions
2nd February 2024

A custom made end-to-end switchgear and circuit breaker solution from technology company ABB Electrification is powering up a new mining plant at Canadian gold and silver miner Kinross’ Tasiast 24k... 


AI & ELECTIONS: As many countries, including South Africa and a highly divided US, prepare for elections in 2024, there is concern that Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools could be used to spread disinformation. Ahead of the recent Republican primary in New Hampshire a ‘deepfake’ audio message purporting to be US President Joe Biden urged voters to “Save your vote for the November elections”, even though voting in a primary cannot preclude a voter participating in the presidential elections. While obviously fake, it heightened fears that AI-powered video and image generators could well be used for political gain this year. Photograph: Bloomberg
AI & ELECTIONS
2nd February 2024

s many countries, including South Africa and a highly divided US, prepare for elections in 2024, there is concern that Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools could be used to spread disinformation.... 


New Vodafone-Microsoft partnership aims to scale generative AI, digital and cloud services
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Vodafone and Microsoft have entered into a new 10-year strategic partnership to scale generative artificial intelligence (AI), digital services and cloud services. The far-reaching partnership will... 


Mchunu warns of hardline approach towards nonconforming water-service authorities, municipalities
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is offering comprehensive and collaborative support for underperforming water services authorities (WSAs), mayors and municipalities, Water and... 


Fibre connections to South African homes up 2 400% over past seven years – Frogfoot
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Globally, the connectivity and ubiquity of fibre remains a priority, with the UK set to achieve more than 80% of full fibre coverage over the next two years, on track to join countries such as... 


Cape Town reports nearly R4bn boost from 2023 events
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has reported an almost R4-billion boost from the raft of events hosted in the Western Cape capital last year. The events include Africa’s first Netball World Cup, the ICC... 


Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

 Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


Port of Maputo reports record volume for 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) says the Port of Maputo achieved a record volume of 31.2-million tons in 2023, up 16% on the previous year. MPDC is a public–private partnership between... 


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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 


Maverick Generators
Maverick Generators
2nd February 2024

South African diesel generator manufacturer Maverick Generators is a level one broad-based black economic empowerment contributor with many thousands of satisfied clients across Africa. Established... 


Manganese ore from the K. Hill project
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured $10-million in funding from private equity fund ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

China Baowu Steel Group has raised more than $1-billion from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron-ore project. 


Mining Indaba 2024: Is sustainability the answer for more resilient companies and supply chains?
1st February 2024

Mining remains a key pillar to the South African economy. Mining Indaba 2024 (in Cape Town next month) provides stakeholders and regulators with the opportunity to deliberate once again on how this... 


President Ramaphosa to attend 30th anniversary celebration of Mining Indaba
President Ramaphosa to attend 30th anniversary celebration of Mining Indaba
1st February 2024

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday, 5 February 2024 deliver a keynote address during the 30th anniversary celebration of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town.  


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore reports lower production, builds solar plant in South Africa
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has reported lower volumes across its key commodities for the 2023 financial year, but notes that these were all nonetheless still within the guided ranges. The company’s... 


Bengwenyama scoping study shows attractive economics – Southern Palladium
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A scoping study of JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium’s 70%-owned Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa shows “very... 


Access to Energy – the African imperative
Access to Energy – the African imperative
1st February 2024

By Quintin McCutcheon, Global Marketing Director, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The ongoing energy crisis have set back global progress on universal access to electricity. According to... 


Frengelina Mabotja, Business Line Manager Screening Solutions at Sandvik Rock Processing
Meeting Africa's growing demand for vibrating screens and feeders
1st February 2024

BLURB FOR ONLINE PLATFORMS Across the diverse commodities landscape of Africa, the demand for vibrating screens and feeders is on the rise. Sandvik Rock Processing, a prominent player in the... 


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