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Independent power producer association hails Mantashe's appointment

By: Martin Creamer     31st May 2019 The appointment of Gwede Mantashe as the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has been welcomed by the South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA), which described as “massive” the challenges he, Deputy Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa and the rest of... 

Minerals Council welcomes safety improvements, but warns of continuing policy concerns 

By: Nadine James     22nd May 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa will, later this year, launch a new health and safety initiative called Khumbela iKhaya, council chaiperson Mxolisi Mgojo revealed on Wednesday. Addressing the council's annual general meeting, he noted that appreciable improvements in the health and safety... 

Does it matter who owns our mines?

10th May 2019 “Capital goes where it is welcome and stays where it is well treated,” said former Citibank CEO, the late Walter Wriston more than 30 years ago. That sentiment remains even more relevant as global capital has become increasingly mobile. The extractive resources industry, even in Africa, is now... 

Condra customised crane completes Sishen’s ore spillage recovery chain

By: Nadine James     3rd May 2019 While grabbing cranes are usually large machines with wide spans and high lifting heights, the Condra grabbing crane installed in February at the railhead serving Sishen Iron Ore Mine, near Kuruman, was designed to manoeuvre through relatively tight space, Condra Cranes announced in a statement... 

Bushveld grows its vanadium business

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd May 2019 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has entered into a business and share purchase agreement with Vanchem Vanadium Products (VVP) and South African Japan Vanadium (SAJV) to conditionally acquire VVP’s vanadium production business and SAJV’s ferrovanadium production business in South Africa. The company... 

Orocobre and Toyota Tsusho approve Japan plant

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th April 2019 Lithium miner Orocobre and its joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho Corporation have approved the development of the $77.6-million Naraha lithium hydroxide plant, in Japan. “We are excited to announce the approval of the Naraha project. The construction of the Naraha lithium hydroxide plant will... 

SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

9th April 2019 When a long-standing customer in the platinum mining space required urgent assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF readily came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, SKF was able to successfully refurbish twelve pallets of bearings for the... 

Ivanhoe reaffirms its support for the DRC

By: Mariaan Webb     9th April 2019 TSX-listed mining company Ivanhoe Mines is committed to the responsible development of the mining industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and will work with the newly elected government to introduce the country to investors from around the world. This is according to co-chairperson... 

Pre-Bagged Products For The Mining Sector

25th March 2019 Above or below ground mining activities require materials to be of an exacting standard and to meet high safety requirements. Technicrete has a unique range of pre-bagged concrete mixes as well as heavy-duty blocks which not only meet these safety concerns but offer effective and cost effective... 

Climate challenge harder than it seems, JP Morgan executive warns

By: Bloomberg     20th March 2019 The world isn’t cutting carbon emissions anywhere near quickly enough, a senior executive at JP Morgan Asset Management told clients this week – and changing that will require far harder choices than most people realise. In his annual 'Energy Outlook' report, Michael Cembalest, chairperson of... 

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