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BME is the leading supplier of explosives to the South African open pit mining and quarrying industry. It offers ground breaking solutions to all its customers and has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mali, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Malawi, Senegal and Zambia. It also trades into Mozambique and the DRC.


Omnia flags full-year loss

By: Reuters     14th June 2019 South African chemicals and fertiliser maker Omnia Holdings said on Friday it expected to report a full-year loss as drought, a volatile currency, changes in the mining industry and difficult global trading conditions weighed on earnings. The firm said the headline loss per share, the main profit... 

MAXAM presents the X-BLASTERGUIDE, its new mobile application to help improve producitivity and safety in blasting operations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2019 MAXAM, a global technology company specialised in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials, presents its new X-BLASTERGUIDE, a mobile application designed to help field engineers and shotfirers. This digital guide allows fast and easy access to blasting... 

A Guide on Mining Equipment Used in the Mining Industry

31st May 2019 Working in the mining industry requires the use of different types of machinery. These machines help achieve different mining tasks with precision and efficiency. If you’re new to mining, it’s important to have a good understanding of how these machines work. From crushing and grinding equipment... 

At least nine illegal Zimbabwean miners die after mine collapse

By: Reuters     28th May 2019 At least nine illegal gold miners have died in Zimbabwe after they detonated explosives underground and were trapped at a mine owned by unlisted London-headquartered Metallon Corporation north of the capital Harare, the company said on Monday. Metallon put its Mazowe Mine on care and maintenance... 

AEL to provide green solutions for mines in French West Africa

By: Mamaili Mamaila     12th April 2019 One of Johannesburg-based supplier and manufacturer of explosives AEL Intelligent Blasting’s core values for this year is going green, with sustainable development also informing its plans to enter the commercial explosives sector in French-speaking West Africa. Francophone West Africa, also... 

Explosives company expanding West African footprint

12th April 2019 South Africa-based explosives company BME continues to strengthen its presence in West Africa – which is poised to become one of the top five gold-producing regions in the world. BME – a division of the JSE-listed chemical manufacturing company Omnia Group – manufactures explosives at emulsion... 

BME secures Alaskan coal mine contract

By: Nadine James     12th April 2019 Explosives and blasting specialist BME’s US segment has been awarded a contract by Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska to supply explosive products and accessories. Part of the South Africa-based company, the US business was established in Denver, Colorado last year. BME’s senior director for... 

Namibia expected to become third-largest uranium producer by 2020

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     5th April 2019 With Namibia tipped to become the world’s third-largest uranium producer by 2020, the recent scrapping of a 25% black-ownership clause will boost investor sentiment, says analysis and consultancy company Fitch Solutions commodities analyst Sabrin Chowdhury. The country is currently the world’s... 

AEL Intelligent Blasting announces new website in line with its successful rebrand

3rd April 2019 AEL Intelligent Blasting (AEL), a member of the JSE-listed AECI Group in South Africa, is excited to announce that their new website, which is in-line with their recent rebrand to AEL Intelligent Blasting has gone live. This move is in line with the organisations renewed vision of embracing the... 

Masterclass to highlight link between neuroscience and safety

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd April 2019 The University of South Africa (Unisa) Centre for Blended-learning Studies will on April 12 host a neuroscience and safety and wellbeing in the workplace masterclass, led by Nutricula Psychology psychologist Paul Potgieter, on the Unisa science campus, in Pretoria. The masterclass follows the... 

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