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Company spotlights new trend in rope access
18th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Emerging rope access company Vertical Logic Rope Access MD Craig Muller highlights an “interesting new trend” in the rise of robotics and third-party access initiatives, such as drones, and other... 

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Embrace change for sustainability
18th August 2023

The mining industry in Africa needs to embrace change to become a global competitor, with the key minerals increasingly required to drive a sustainable future for the planet being present... 

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Logistics giant training tomorrow’s truck drivers
18th August 2023

With the company’s core service being safely delivering customers’ goods, specialist transport company Unitrans’ drivers are one of the most critical links in the chain, CEO Terry Bantock... 

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Facets of progress in mine health and safety
17th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While there has been some progress in health and safety in several areas in the mining sector, and initiatives are realising some results, much work still remains to be done. This was outlined... 

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Common agenda needed to better address gender inequality
17th August 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

While working conditions for women have improved greatly compared with those of the previous generation, gender inequality is still a considerable issue locally and needs to be tackled uniformly by... 

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Former Anglo, De Beers chair Julian Ogilvie Thompson dies in Joburg
15th August 2023 By: News24Wire

Julian Ogilvie Thompson, former chairperson of De Beers and Anglo American, has died at age 89 in Johannesburg. This followed a period of declining health, according to a family death announcement... 

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Appin production not impacted by strike - South32
14th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner South32 was not expecting industrial action at its Appin mine, in New South Wales, to impact production. Members of Collieries Staff and Officials Association at the Appin mine... 

Chevron invests in low carbon projects
11th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Chevron has announced investments in two lower carbon projects in Western Australia. In its first nature-based carbon offsets project in Australia, Chevron will provide funding... 

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Graham Herbert
11th August 2023

This week we profile Graham Herbert, MD of TEBA, which serves mines and mineworkers in the gold and platinum sectors 

South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue
Company driving innovation in agricultural sector
11th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue. The industry, therefore, stands to... 

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African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) - Women in Mining
11th August 2023

My job entails overall accountability for financial reporting, governance, risk management, information technology and efficient and optimal capital allocation across the African Rainbow Minerals... 

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Gold Fields - Women in Mining
11th August 2023

Adwoa Pokuaa Issaka Position: Unit Manager Safety at Gold Fields, South Deep 

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Uranium hunters in US West face partial ban, pollution concerns
10th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Five weeks before President Joe Biden announced a historic new ban on new uranium mining around the Grand Canyon, Sarana Riggs approached the barbed-wire fence surrounding an inactive mine in an... 

Company releases new products  for cleaner air
Company releases new products for cleaner air
8th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Having spent 30 years researching and developing original products to reduce particulate matter (PM) from global industrial sources, air filtration solutions provider Aircure is launching three... 

Compressor recycle valves, also called anti-surge valves, play a vital role in safeguarding the compressor against expensive damage
Compressor recycle valve enhances efficiency, reliability
4th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Increasingly demanding dynamic performance requirements and targets to reduce plant emissions are placing compressor equipment at risk of damage, but proven anti-surge and compressor recycle valve... 

Vodacom investing more than R500m to expand connectivity in Eastern Cape rural areas, townships
4th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom Eastern Cape region is injecting more than R500-million to expand connectivity in deep rural areas and townships that had no connectivity before. The bulk of the... 

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World battles to loosen China's grip on vital rare earths for clean energy transition
2nd August 2023 By: Reuters

Refining rare earths for the green energy transition is hard. Just ask MP Materials and Lynas. The world's two biggest rare earths companies outside of China are facing challenges turning rock... 

Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
2nd August 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 

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Women as catalysts for change: training providers leading the way to gender equality in mining
31st July 2023

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Training Solutions Women are leading a transformation in the mining industry, pioneering the shift towards gender equality and empowerment. Redefining... 

Mining Indaba 2024: “Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining”
31st July 2023

The event has evolved over the years to include a variety of content streams and special sessions addressing diverse subjects of relevance in addition to unveiling this year’s programmes that will... 

Harmony included in FTSE4Good Index Series for sixth consecutive year
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the sixth consecutive year. Created by global index and data provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index... 

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Mining, water businesses drive AECI’s record interim performance
26th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified chemicals group AECI delivered record growth in revenue; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda); and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six... 

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Falling prices bite into Rio profits
26th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Falling commodity prices has seen major Rio Tinto report a 43% drop in net earnings for the six months to June, compared with the previous corresponding period. The miner on Wednesday announced a... 

Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
25th July 2023

Angola – a promising country offering broad business opportunities This month, Sarens shines the spotlight on Angola. Sarens entered Angola in 2021 as a heavy lifting and specialised transport... 

Worker trapped after accident at Codelco project in Chile unharmed
25th July 2023 By: Reuters

A worker who had been trapped following a rock blast at a construction site managed by Chile's state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, was evacuated without injury, the company... 

Chinese researchers considering more ways to manage diabetes using platinum
21st July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum continues to demonstrate its importance in medical applications, particularly in continuous glucose monitoring devices that enable people to manage their Type 1 and 2 diabetes in... 

Man dies in suspected illegal mining explosion in Bram Fischerville, two injured
21st July 2023 By: News24Wire

A man died from a suspected illegal mining explosion in Bram Fischerville, Johannesburg, on Thursday afternoon while two others were injured. The City's emergency management services spokesperson... 

Private sector helps provide acceptable air quality
21st July 2023

Amid ongoing loadshedding, members of the private sector are looking for ways to improve air quality during working hours owing to higher emissions being released as a result of State-owned utility... 

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Light manufacturer expands range
21st July 2023

Global lighting solutions manufacturer ams OSRAM bolstered its horticultural lighting offerings in June, announcing the addition of two new products. The company continues to provide important... 

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Lighting provider upgrades two buildings
21st July 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting solutions provider Infinite Blue Energy (IBE) has successfully completed the conversion of outdated lighting solutions to new energy efficient lighting technologies at two older buildings... 

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Truck driver wellness hinges on preventative measures
21st July 2023 By: Yolande Botes

Santam Heavy Haulage recognises the critical link between driver wellness and road safety. The challenge is: How can the trucking industry respond to the need for faster deliveries without... 

How Chile's progressive new plan to mine lithium faces Indigenous hurdles
20th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

 Chile's millennial president, Gabriel Boric, promised to mine differently. He would turn the world's largest copper producer and second largest lithium miner into a country that focused on... 

Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat
Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat
20th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Organised crime, particularly in the construction sector, has become more prevalent, more violent and more organised in recent years, with “mafia” activity having become fully fledged across the... 

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Zizwe's strong client relationships and new contracts drive success in sustainable mining industry
20th July 2023

Middelburg | 17 July – Renowned mining company Zizwe continues to thrive by prioritising the establishment of strong partnerships with reputable clients involved in sustainable commodity extraction... 

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ICMM member companies report lower fatalities for 2022
18th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) reveals that its member companies lost 33 people in work-related incidents during 2022. This compares with the 45 fatalities in... 

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WA investing in diversified economy
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced A$148-million in funding support to 40 projects across the state, as part of its plans to diversify the state’s economy. The 40 successful... 

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Tailings management regulations critical aspect of MPRDA review
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy member Mathews Wolmarans has noted that one of the key areas of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) that needs to be... 

Canada and Australia: Driving global mining excellence
14th July 2023

Australia and Canada have a lot in common when it comes to mining and resources and are critical to the industry’s global transformation. 

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Ensuring uptime
14th July 2023

Booyco Engineering – a South African company specialising in the design, development and manufacturing of custom designed heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems – has implemented... 

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Incorporation, decriminalisation of ASM sought
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With about 20% of yearly global gold production being produced by artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices, an urgent need to revise existing ASM frameworks has arisen, alongside a need to... 

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Miners increasingly focusing on green energy
14th July 2023 By: Donna Slater

Miners operating in Africa are increasingly shifting focus towards improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, including endeavours to incorporate renewable-energy... 

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Chile miners, facing higher taxes, seek faster permits, lower energy costs
13th July 2023 By: Reuters

Now that Chile has passed an increase in mining royalties, copper miners are pushing for incentives to keep investing in production of the metal needed for the renewable energy revolution, with... 

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Sasol to appeal latest MES application rejection
12th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Petrochemicals and energy company Sasol has advised that it will appeal the National Air Quality Officer’s decision to decline its June 2022 application in terms of Clause 12A of the minimum... 

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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

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Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones, wear-resistant linings,...

VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
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For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...


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