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Electrical installation by Zest WEG at Platinum Expansion

27th July 2021 Zest WEG is installing a range of electrical control and instrumentation equipment at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo province, working closely with engineering group DRA Global. The construction is taking place within the Mogalakwena mine’s existing North Concentrator... 

Exploration trailblazer Orion cracks retail investor code with 14 000-plus SA backers  

By: Martin Creamer     21st July 2021 More than 14 000 South Africans now own shares in the discovery and development mining company Orion Minerals, which is reflective of retail investment that can be stimulated in South Africa to support essential local minerals exploration. What is also extremely promising is that the dual listed... 

Export tax key to unlocking dormant ferrochrome smelting capacity, says lobby group 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th July 2021 Mining representative group ChromeSA and ferrochrome lobby group SaveSA Smelters remain at odds about the proposed implementation of a chrome ore export tax. ChromeSA in a statement on July 7 maintained that “destroying another industry” – referring to chrome ore producers – is not a solution... 

Lithium nationalism is taking root in region with most resources

By: Bloomberg     29th June 2021 Politicians in Latin America, a region that accounts for more than half the world’s lithium resources, are looking to increase the role of the state in an industry that’s crucial for weaning the world off fossil fuels. In Argentina, state energy companies are entering the lithium business as... 

Newmont's Tanami mine struck by Covid

By: Esmarie Iannucci     28th June 2021 The Northern Territory government is working to trace some 900 workers from gold miner Newmont Corporation’s Granites gold mine, after a fly-in, fly-out worker tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend. The workers who left the mine for Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane and Perth, have all... 

Enaex to open pioneer DaveyTronic electronic detonator assembly plant in Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th June 2021 Blasting services company Enaex Africa has recently approved a R16-million investment in the pioneer Enaex Electronic Initiation Systems assembly plant in Africa. This local assembly facility will be located in the company’s Enaex Africa Secunda Complex in South Africa and is expected to start... 

Sandvik Group to acquire African OEM Kwatani

By: Schalk Burger     7th May 2021 Mining and construction equipment and services company Sandvik Group will acquire African original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) of custom-engineered vibrating equipment Kwatani. The transaction is expected to be finalised in the fourth quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approvals and... 

Sandvik and Kwatani announce game-changer for vibrating equipment industry

7th May 2021 In an exciting joint announcement, Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions and Kwatani have confirmed that an agreement has been signed for the multi-national Sandvik Group to acquire the shares of this leading African OEM of custom-engineered vibrating equipment. The transaction is expected to be... 

Exploration industry has tight deadline to comment on controversial draft regulations  

By: Martin Creamer     9th April 2021 South Africa’s exploration industry has until April 19 to comment on controversial regulations still in draft form. “They’ve never consulted industry about it and what they are requesting is impractical,” says Allan Saad, a consulting exploration geologist, who formerly represented the now... 

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations

15th March 2021 Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), has seen a significant increase in workforce logistics flight bookings and enquiries from energy, oil, gas and mining companies in the last year. The global aircraft charter company recorded a 145% year on year increase in enquiries,... 

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