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AECI to sell noncore assets, focus on core mining, chemicals capability
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified chemicals solutions company AECI will increase focus on its core mining and chemicals capability and divest noncore businesses. The group aims to double the profitability of its core... 


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NUM to protest mine deaths despite year-on-year decline
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will embark on a protest march this coming weekend as part of a rolling programme of mass action directed at diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater and gold... 


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Partnership to catalyse health and safety
10th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

In recognition of the importance of health and safety, diamond miner De Beers Group and investment holding company AfroCentric collaborated with the South African Business Coalition on Health and... 


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Closing redundant shafts mitigates illegal mining
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Amid the ongoing threat and prevalence of illegal miners, sealing legacy mine shafts and access points is becoming increasingly necessary to prevent illegal access and to ensure the safety of... 


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Maintaining an agile risk management culture
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Integrated health and safety solutions provider, KBC Health & Safety (KBC) has introduced an innovative operational risk management processes (ORMP) training initiative called Riski Diski, which... 


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Alcohol testing a priority for mines
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

It is a top health and safety priority to ensure that mineworkers do not enter mines after having consumed any alcohol, or with any alcohol remaining in their blood the day after consumption, as... 


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Health, safety measures boost productivity
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

In the oil and gas sector, prioritising the health and safety of workers is crucial, particularly considering that operating in onshore and offshore environments presents unique health challenges... 


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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 


Lettie Pitlagano: Pioneering Excellence in Health, Safety, and Environment in Mining
Lettie Pitlagano: Pioneering Excellence in Health, Safety, and Environment in Mining
7th November 2023

The Botswana Women in Mining conference took place in Gaborone on November 1st and 2nd. Over the course of the conference, women who’ve made significant contributions to the mining industry came... 


AECI mining projects boost earnings amid other pressures
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An increase in mining explosives sales volumes in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Asia Pacific has helped to keep JSE-listed chemicals group AECI’s revenue and earnings in the nine months to... 


Mine-impacted water
Mintek introduces new water filtering membrane technology
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

National mineral research organisation Mintek has introduced its NICMeR membrane, developed in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation’s Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC),... 


CROP CHALLENGE 
Climate extremes have adversely affected potato crops worldwide
Company advancing agriculture objectives
3rd November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid mounting environmental challenges and the impact of climate change on crop yields and quality, Canadian multinational McCain Foods is embracing so-called regenerative agriculture. This... 


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Pandemic-induced change demands upskilling
3rd November 2023 By: Halima Frost

The warehousing and storage sector has noted a substantial uptick in demand for space and associated services, following the significant increase in e-commerce buying after Covid-19. The e-commerce... 


Investor pressure mounting on mining companies to prioritise ESG
1st November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The mining industry is experiencing mounting pressure from investors to prioritise environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles and incorporate them into operational decision-making,... 


Gold mining spreads mercury to tropical birds, study says
1st November 2023 By: Reuters

Tropical birds, from kingfishers to wrens to warblers, are showing signs of mercury contamination as artisanal and small-scale gold mining operations reach deeper into jungles, new research finds.... 


The modern mine: Reducing emissions, increasing safety and improving output
31st October 2023

The modernisation of mining operations is transforming how the industry is securing the minerals the world needs more safely, efficiently and sustainably, the International Mining and Resources... 


Geopolitics, skills, workplace, social licence and inclusion: Experts debate the big challenges facing Australian mining
31st October 2023

Australia has a “once in 100-year" opportunity to play a key role in providing minerals to support the global energy transition, the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney... 


Rosond focuses on employee development for its future skills pipeline
27th October 2023

Continuous employee development is critical to maintain a skills pipeline in the mining and exploration industry, says Carlo Claassens, Head of Training and Development at leading drilling... 


New guideline fosters inclusivity
27th October 2023

An updated guideline for a Mandatory Code of Practice (CoP) for the selection and provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) for women in the South African mining industry was introduced on... 


NOLITHA FAKUDE
These milestones are confirmation that the industry’s  aspiration of zero fatalities is realistic and achievable
Council continues to drive Zero Harm progress
27th October 2023

During the sixth National Day of Health and Safety in Mining, held in August, industry organisation Minerals Council South Africa emphasised the critical need for safe and healthy working... 


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Sector can flourish – association
27th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg... 


Association warns of looming spate of retrenchments at dealerships, retail stores
27th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) says a number of dealerships and retail stores have announced their intent to restructure, which could lead to a spate of retrenchments in the automotive... 


IMARC 2023: Providing an in-depth glance into the opportunities of Mongolia’s mining sector
26th October 2023

Rich in natural resources, Mongolia has historically attracted significant foreign investment to its mining sector. Producing primarily coal, copper and gold, the mining industry is a crucial... 


Anglo American hit with class action from coal miners over lung disease
24th October 2023 By: News24Wire

A new class action, on behalf of coal miners suffering from lung disease, has been launched against nine companies owned by Anglo American Group. This is the second in a series of class actions... 


Council worried about safety, wellbeing of employees kept underground at Springs mine
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Minerals Council South Africa says it is deeply concerned about the health and safety of more than 500 workers underground at Gold One’s Modder East mine, near Springs, in Gauteng. "The... 


Training programme combines mining and media to drive excellence
Training programme combines mining and media to drive excellence
23rd October 2023

Menar Academy’s Mining Journalism Training programme celebrated its fifth-year with, a record 222 applications. The opportunity to observe activities around a new mine being developed by Canyon... 


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Packaging exhibition helps industry connect, boost growth
20th October 2023 By: Nadine James

Packaging and labelling trade exhibition Propak Cape is the “essential gathering place to discover all industry stakeholders need to know about the latest advancements and solutions that could... 


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SA urged to adopt innovation as it confronts big waste management problem
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

At the heart of South Africa’s environmental discussion is the pressing need to embrace a circular economy, but such a shift demands practical collaboration, inventive thinking and a resolute... 


Lily Mine inquest finds owners failed to conduct proper risk assessments
19th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The Mbombela Magistrate's Court has found that owners of Lily Mine failed to conduct proper risk assessments - as required by the Mine Health and Safety Act - ahead of the tragic 2016 collapse... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia acquires minority stake in Swedish clean explosives company
17th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has partnered with Sweden-based Hypex Bio Explosives Technology through the acquisition of a minority stake in the company. Hypex has been developing sustainable... 


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Northern Cape mine smooths flow with Weba Chute
17th October 2023

Specialist transfer point company, Weba Chute Systems is working with a mine in the Northern Cape to improve material flow. The mine has ordered two custom engineered chutes from Weba Chute... 


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Integrated security tech can mitigate risk
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Transport systems encounter challenges related to capacity, reliability, transference and integration. However, integrated surveillance technology can mitigate these risks and enhance efficiency,... 


SOLAR COMMITMENT
The commitment to solar battery hybrid projects underscores the company’s dedication to environmental responsibility
Partnership to boost regional energy offering
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

A planned strategic combination of South African petroleum and lubricants company Engen and fuels and lubricants company Vivo Energy, aimed at establishing a significant energy distribution company... 


OMH fined for 2019 fatality
11th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed OM Holding’s subsidiary, OM Manganese, has been fined A$487 500 for a 2019 fatality at its Bootu Creek manganese mine, in the Northern Territory. A wall failure at the Tourag pit... 


More green industrial policy support needed in commodity-dependent countries
10th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has called on the global community to provide support for green industrial policies in commodity-dependent developing countries to... 


ENS Africa mine and occupational health and safety practice head Pieter Colyn
TMM anti-collision system regulations may have implications for mining equipment OEMs
9th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

New sub-regulations added in December 2022 under the Mine Health and Safety Regulations, which are binding on the industry, require that an employer at a mine provide anti-collision systems or... 


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Water 2023: South Africa’s looming crisis
6th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Without significant changes in how water is managed, South Africa’s forecasted water deficit of 1.60-billion to 2.70-billion cubic metres by 2030 will continue increasing, impacting on investment,... 


Tackling S Africa’s plastic waste crisis through art
6th October 2023

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth’s Revolution Plastics team and the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs partnered with UK-based charity... 


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Protection systems simplify safety
6th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Conveyor materials handling original-equipment-manufacturer Electrotron’s ScanBelt suite of conveyor belt protection systems helps to improve safety and efficiency while decreasing downtime and... 


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Lax regulation poses threat to S Africa’s e-waste initiatives
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The producer responsibility organisation (PRO) Circular Energy is taking a strong stance concerning the rise in illegal electronic-waste (e-waste) dumping and calls on government, industries and... 


Dineo Sekwele, group human resources executive at Nutun
Dineo Sekwele
6th October 2023

This week we profile Dineo Sekwele, group human resources executive at Nutun, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company  


Search trends show interest in artifical intelligence in SA is at all-time high
6th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Search trends revealed by Google show that interest in artificial intelligence (AI) in South Africa has reached an all-time high in 2023, increasing 230% since last year and by 700% in the past... 


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Noxious trade-offs
6th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The decision by Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy to uphold a decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to permit the Kusile power station to postpone its... 


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