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 How engineering advancement is changing the way we manage water
How engineering advancement is changing the way we manage water
23rd January 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric While ancient Rome could rely on gravity alone for its daily water supply, today, continuous engineering advancements play... 

The year of green mining
The year of green mining
22nd January 2024

By Johan Pretorius, MMM Segment Lead, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Analyst firm, Market Research Future’s (MRFR) recent report Green Mining Market By Type (surface and underground),... 

David Hallet – Vice President Automation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
AutoMine® Core platform to support ramp-up from manual to autonomous mining
22nd January 2024

With its focus on innovation in mining, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine® Core, a comprehensive automation platform for mass mining applications. According to David... 

The new BASF HERAEUS Metal Resource recycling facility in China.
New platinum group metals recycling facility opens in China
19th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A new platinum group metals (PGM) recycling facility has opened in China, where the autocatalyst recycling market is expected to grow at the rate of 18% a year. Recycled PGMs are calculated to... 

The Blackwater mine
Whitehaven Coal posts strong Q2, mulls Blackwater mine stake sale
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Whitehaven Coal reported a near 4% rise in quarterly production on Friday, helped by strong performance at its open-cut mines, and said it was exploring a potential stake sale in the... 

Firm prioritises emissions reduction
19th January 2024 By: Lynne Davies

‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation... 

AN image of Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill essential to resolving energy crisis
19th January 2024

The Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill will accelerate South Africa’s shift towards a decentralised, modern, and low-carbon energy system, says industry association Energy Council of South... 

Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 

Eagle Eye Defence aims to roll out in-vehicle biometric security system this year
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African startup Eagle Eye Defence has developed an in-vehicle security system that uses fingerprint verification to start the powertrain. Cofounder Iviwe Mosana describes Eagle Eye Defence as... 

Mined cobalt
BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 

A pontoon equipped with pump flotation devices and a galvanised walkway.
Pump with the right accessories, advises IPR
17th January 2024

When a customer needs a dewatering solution, they might not always be able to specify the exact accessories that must accompany the pump to get the best outcome – which is where IPR can help. “With... 

Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa
WEG Africa applauds energy standards that drive motor efficiency
17th January 2024

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by South Africa’s government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day... 

Indonesia approves Freeport Indonesia's mining quota for 2024-2026
16th January 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia has approved a mining quota for copper miner Freeport Indonesia totalling 219.8-million metric tons of copper ore for the next three years, a mining ministry official said on Tuesday.... 

Petra Diamonds' Finsch mine
Petra maintains ‘cautious’ approach to diamond sales
16th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Petra Diamonds is heading into the second half of its 2024 financial year with caution, as the rough diamond market continues to stabilise following actions taken by producers and... 

Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) and Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) offer crucial vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-vehicle detection capabilities
With Booyco Electronics, South Africa leads the way in PDS Technology
15th January 2024

In December 2022, South Africa implemented the Mine Health and Safety regulation focused on trackless mobile machinery. This regulation aims to reduce collisions involving diesel-powered trackless... 

Unearthing Africa's mining potential: the case for South African training companies as local partners
Unearthing Africa's mining potential: the case for South African training companies as local partners
15th January 2024

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Training  In the African mining sector, the quest for local partnerships is driven by a combination of regulatory requirements and the desire to... 

BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
10th January 2024

Globalising through partnerships, Omnia company BME continues to roll out its plans for expansion in markets including African countries, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. According to BME Managing... 

Gold Mining in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities, and Trading Dynamics
Gold Mining in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities, and Trading Dynamics
8th January 2024

Gold mining in Africa, with its storied past and vibrant present, stands as a beacon of economic potential and a wellspring of market dynamics. This land, etched with veins of gold running deep... 

Petra Diamonds' Finsch mine
Petra Diamonds downscales board, eyes efficiency
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds is making a series of changes to reduce the size and improve the efficiency of its board, going into 2024. Once these changes take effect, Petra's board will reduce... 

Power pricing predictabilty reached for Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter.
Power pricing predictability reached for Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter
19th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The application of State electricity utility Eskom for a six-year negotiated pricing agreement for the Glencore-Merafe ferrochrome smelter operation in Rustenburg, in the North West Province, has... 

Argonaut's Magino mine
Argonaut making progress in optimising its Magino mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based gold producer Argonaut Gold says its flagship Magino mine, in Ontario, is nearing the gold production rates set out in its National Instrument 43-101 technical report following the... 

Shale gas production
US frackers are back to haunt Opec’s price strategy
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Opec’s one-time nemesis — US shale — is rearing its head just months after the sector was all but written off as a threat to the cartel’s sway over worldwide oil markets. Drillers from the Permian... 

COLLABORATIONThe Palabora copper mine Lift II expansion project is expected to extend the life of mine to at least 2038
MRC, PMC reach new depths in Lift II ventilation shaft project
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) celebrate a significant milestone in their partnership as they approach the... 

INNOVATIONInnovative approaches in shaft sinking, including tailored concrete mixes, have far-reaching implications for the future of shaft sinking projects in the mining industry
Innovation, safety pave way for success
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

As underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client, copper miner Palabora Mining Company (PMC) continue their journey towards the 1 200-m mark in the construction of the... 

Phase 1 of the project is expected to be brought into production by the third quarter of 2024
Large hoist shaft establishment nears milestone
15th December 2023

In the closing quarter of 2023, the Platreef project, operated by base and precious metals developer Ivanhoe Mines and situated on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex,... 

An image of the Witwatersrand Basin project
Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 

Caledonia Mining Corporation intends to operate Blanket gold mine in 2024 within the same guidance range as 2023 of between 75 000 oz to 80 000 oz
Zimbabwe mine sets production record
15th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Zimbabwe-based Blanket gold mine continues to perform in line with the expectations of operator Caledonia Mining Corporation, having set a new quarterly production record in the third quarter... 

Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa
Brian Andrew
15th December 2023

This week we profile Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa, an omnichannel provider and digital hub in the industrial sector offering more than 750 000 products with solutions for the design,... 

Juan van der Merwe, General Manager of Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa
Enhancing gold cyanidation with Aachen high shear technology
15th December 2023

Gold, coveted for its rarity and enduring value, has been a subject of fascination and desire throughout human history. The quest for extracting gold from its ores has led to numerous innovations... 

Calcamite image
15th December 2023

Specialist South African packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite is wholly owned and operated as a subsidiary of JoJo Tanks. With over 40 years of experience, it has... 

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Wonarah direct shipping ore project, Australia
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A direct shipping ore feasibility study has demonstrated the strong economics of the project and shown a low technical risk. 

COP28 president Dr Sultan Al Jaber
COP28 ends with deal on transition away from fossil fuels
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The COP28 climate talks in Dubai ended in a deal that saw a commitment to transition away from all fossil fuels for the first time. The president of this year’s UN-sponsored summit, the UAE’s... 

Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 

The Sishen mine
Logistics challenges force Kumba to cut its production guidance for 2024, 2025
8th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Although South African iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has continued to deliver improved operational stability at both its Sishen and Kolomela mines, the logistical constraints facing the country has... 

An image of Cresco Group’s decarbonisation advisor Dominic Goncalves
Microgrids gain traction to combat critical outage impacts
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Microgrids are gaining traction globally owing to its ability to alleviate the impact of critical outages, caused by extreme weather, climate events, and various other reasons.  Microgrids can... 

Thoho Energy
How Can a Business Reduce Its Carbon Footprint? Smart Energy Management Is Here To Help
7th December 2023

Discover how Thoho Energy empowers South African businesses to reduce their carbon footprints through smart energy management and data-driven strategies. 

Roland Innes
Local skills development is critical to continuity and sustainability of the mining sector
6th December 2023

By Roland Innes, Group CEO at DYNA Training The political landscape around mining in Africa is changing, and the traditional model of employing and recruiting expats to senior levels of management... 

New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
6th December 2023

The Weir Group PLC, a global mining technology leader, has completed a comprehensive study that highlights a significant opportunity to reduce energy use and emissions in comminution, the rock... 

Caterpillar image
From the experts: maintenance for mining CVAs
5th December 2023

Cat® Senior Parts & Service Marketing Consultant Megha Garg provided insights about Maintenance for Mining Customer Value Agreements (CVAs) and the value they bring to a mining operation. [CK1]... 

China's economic growth is forecast to slow to 4.7% in 2024, compared with 5.2% this year.
BMI unpacks key mining, metal trends forecast for 2024
4th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI expects only a slight improvement to mineral and metals prices next year owing to continued weak demand in mainland China and overall global growth deceleration. Global growth... 

Godwin diesel driven dewatering pumps are now available in Zambia and the DRC through Integrated Pump Technology
Integrated Pump Technology now exclusive Godwin pump distributor in Zambia/DRC
4th December 2023

South Africa based, Integrated Pump Technology has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Godwin diesel driven dewatering pumps in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).... 

An image of a cylinder manufactured by CYLINDERS4AFRICA
App streamlines filling, exchanging processes
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

South Africa’s only approved 9 kg pressure vessel manufacturer Cylinders4Africa has developed a tech-forward application (app) for various contemporary industries and sectors that rely on portable... 

An image of the feed tank used for softening potable water
Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 

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Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


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