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White Paper identifies industry stats and forecasts

31st March 2023 For the past three years, business leaders and organizations have faced an unyielding procession of challenges. As we usher in 2023, many of those challenges persist, and new ones are emerging. Yet, as unrelenting as the challenges have been, technology and innovation have proven to be just as... 

Company drives innovation despite challenges involved

By: Sabrina Jardim     31st March 2023 Coal-focused original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in South Africa are facing increasing pressure, owing to the loss of critical expert resources to overseas markets and the continued divestment of suppliers to the industry, says safety and monitoring solutions provider Monitech head of sales... 

Colloquium postponed until 2024

By: Sabrina Jardim     31st March 2023 The Coaltech Research Association is working on 36 projects for the South African coal mining sector, following the local industry’s setbacks in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that delayed various research projects, says Coaltech CEO Henk Lodewijks. As a result, the association has decided to... 

Shaft ventilation project making headway

By: Halima Frost     31st March 2023 Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group says it is on track to complete a turnkey project for the design and construction of the refrigeration plant and fan station at platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde No 3 Shaft project.... 

Diamond miner releases underground expansion update

By: Halima Frost     31st March 2023 Diamond exploration and mining company Lucara Diamond in February released its results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2022, in which it updated stakeholders on the progress of the shaft sinking expansion project for its Karowe mine near Letlhakane, in Botswana. During 2022,... 

Major player moving to secure power purchase agreements

By: Tracy Hancock     31st March 2023 As South Africa’s energy crisis continues, global renewable resource company Sappi is actively engaging with independent renewable-energy producers to secure renewable energy as and when it becomes available, through power purchase agreements. Buying renewable energy is one of three investment... 

Latest trends on show at event

31st March 2023 Production experts visiting EMO Hannover 2023 will be able to learn about the latest trends in production technology in September. Attendees can experience, live and on site, the latest trends at a total of four joint booths. 

Portfolio used in diverse sectors

31st March 2023 Machine tools suppliers BMG’s extensive portfolio of fasteners, tools and related equipment has been carefully selected for dependable operation, flexibility, enhanced safety and extended service life in diverse sectors. This includes light, medium and demanding applications. The company’s range... 

Critical metals for low-carbon economy being studied across 12 universities  

By: Martin Creamer     30th March 2023 A consortium across a dozen South African universities has the spotlight on critical metals for a low-carbon future. At a time when the mining world is focused firmly on the availability of critical metals to arrest global temperature increases, South Africa’s Centre of Excellence for Integrated... 

Anglo Asian plans four new mines in Azerbaijan over next five years

By: Mariaan Webb     30th March 2023 Azerbaijan-focused Anglo Asian on Thursday unveiled a strategic plan to transform into a mid-tier gold and copper producer, setting out plans to double its production over the next five years. The company forecasts production of between 50 000 and 54 000 gold-equivalent ounces (GEO) in 2023,... 

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