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Sintech Company Profile
5th May 2023

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 

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Allied International
5th May 2023

Allied International was founded in 2000 in Nibbiano Val Tidone, Italy, and became Allied International Group in 2001.  Allied South Africa was established in 2012 as the local subsidiary in... 

WFDB partners with Natural Diamond Council
4th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry association the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has entered into a partnership with the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) to support the growth of the industry, it says, noting that... 

Will Ecuador's illegal mining crackdown protect Indigenous people?
4th May 2023 By: Reuters

Kayaking down the Napo River in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, environmentalist Matthew Terry bemoaned how the once-lush riverbanks are now barren and full of dredges, excavating machines and... 

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NT opens Beetaloo up for development
4th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Northern Territory government has green-lit the development of the Beetaloo Sub-basin after taking on-board 135 recommendations made in the 2018 Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing.... 

Gold Fields highlights progress, areas of improvement in report to stakeholders
3rd May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Globally diversified gold producer Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece says the company still has significant work to do, particularly with regard to workplace safety. "During 2022, we tragically... 

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Canadian mining firms recognised for excellence in sustainable mining
3rd May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has awarded the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence Awards to New Gold’s New Afton mine and Rio Tinto’s Diavik mine. New Gold and Rio Tinto's... 

Sierra Rutile signs off on tough quarter
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Operational issues has seen ASX-listed Sierra Rutile report a 13% fall in rutile production for the quarter ended March, with production reaching 32 000 t. Production in the March quarter was... 

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Sustainability, innovation centred at awards
28th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Winners of this year’s Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence Awards will be announced next month during Memsa’s Mind Shift Conference on May... 

Sector can benefit from water optimising solutions
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

It is evident that the South African sewage and effluent sector is under tremendous strain, as ongoing sewage spillage is a symptom of a “far wider and deeper issue”, stresses water solutions... 

Mapping solution wins US health, safety award
28th April 2023

Australia-headquartered drone autonomy and mapping expert Emesent’s Hovermap ST has won the metal industry sector category in the 2022 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovation Awards, the... 

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Safer tailings deposition cannot be a tick-box exercise
28th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the local and global mining industries still reeling from tailings dam failures in recent years, the solutions cited for more responsible tailings management are collaboration, consistent... 

IoT’s connectivity backbone impacted by loadshedding
28th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A backbone of connectivity is critical to ensuring South Africans experience the true depth of the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite finally emerging on to the market as a... 

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Safer tailings deposition cannot be a tick-box exercise
28th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the local and global mining industries still reeling from tailings dam failures in recent years, the solutions cited for more responsible tailings management are collaboration, consistent... 

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Centamin progressing sustainability targets
25th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The commissioning of a 36 MW solar plant at Centamin’s Sukari mine, in Egypt, marked the “tangible progress” the gold mining company was making towards reducing its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse-gas... 

Wynand Marx, CEO at BBE Group
Mine ventilation as an enabler and not a constraint
25th April 2023

By Wynand Marx, CEO at BBE Group The core business of mines is to extract ore safely in line with market demand and forecasts, stockpile levels, processing capacity, transport and hoisting... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa seeks to offer just energy transition assurances despite coal-extension proposal
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has denied that the current process of re-examining the timeframes for the closure of coal power stations represents a reversal of the country’s position on the just... 

Advanced technologies enhance mining safety protocols
21st April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The mining industry has significantly enhanced its safety protocols and advanced technologies are available with customised safety measures, data and analytics company GlobalData said in its... 

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Manufacturing company stresses expert tanker control systems benefits
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Automation and expert control systems can provide health and safety benefits for tanker filling practices, says engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron divisional manager Gerhard... 

A Truscan machine which uses high-resolution sample scanning and x-ray fluorescence to better asses ores, being manned by a male technician in PPE
Firm branches out, improves technology offering
21st April 2023 By: Halima Frost

International exploration company Boart Longyear announced the launch of its new subsidiary Veracio, which will combine science and digital technologies in a single, integrated platform for the... 

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M&D acquires specialist bulk tankage contractor Efficient TROTECH
21st April 2023

M&D Construction Group has acquired 100% of Efficient TROTECH, the country’s leading supplier of bulk tank design, procurement and construction services to the petrochemical and energy industries.... 

29Metals faces long road to restart
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share price of junior 29Metals fell by more than 11% on Thursday after the company revealed that mining activities at its Capricorn copper project, in Queensland, were only likely to resume... 

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Eskom’s plan to bypass pollution controls could kill hundreds, study shows
19th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

A plan by South Africa’s state power utility to circumvent pollution controls at one of its two biggest coal-fired plants to enable it to bolster its generation capacity may lead to hundreds of... 

Former mineworkers in the Eastern Cape urged to apply for disease compensation
17th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Eastern Cape provincial government has announced that it will, together with three national departments, embark on an outreach programme to former mineworkers in the OR Tambo and Chris Hani... 

Ivanhoe bolsters sustainability on numerous fronts
14th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

With a 26-year history in the African mining sector, diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines is building on the sustainability goals of the group and enhancing the long-term strategy of its flagship and... 

Kumba builds, donates Postmasburg hospital surgical theatre
14th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has donated a newly upgraded surgical theatre at the Postmasburg hospital to the Northern Cape Department of Health for the Tsantsabane community, thereby providing a... 

The right to transfer mining rights allows for the obfuscation of ownership and liability, and facilitates the “pass-the-parcel” approach
Regulations enable miners to bypass closure duties
14th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

While local mining regulations imply that a well-structured process needs to be followed for mine closure in South Africa, environmental organisation Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE)... 

Weba Chutes prove their worth at US power plants
13th April 2023

Coal dust is a major problem for the operators of facilities such as coal processing plants and power stations as it not only reduces the efficiency of machinery and equipment but it can also... 

Worker dies at Idaho silver mine
12th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Americas Gold and Silver has suspended operations at its Galena Complex, in Idaho, after a miner worker died on Tuesday. The company explained that an underground miner had died in... 

Former Yamana COO joins New Gold
12th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian mining company New Gold on Tuesday announced the appointment of Yohann Bouchard as executive VP and COO and promotion of Ankit Shah to executive VP for strategy and business development.... 

Blockade lifted at Colombia coal mine Cerrejon
9th April 2023 By: Reuters

Protesters in Colombia's northern La Guajira province have lifted a four-day blockade of a rail line and the entrance to an export terminal used by coal miner Cerrejon, the company said on Friday.... 

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Diversification opportunities set to crystallise industry
7th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Following the announcement that there will be no tax increase for the sugar industry in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years, announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during his 2023... 

Weir Minerals works closely with customers to design a solution that suits their specific process
Weir boosts W African efficiency
7th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals’ extensive experience allows it to comprehend clients’ processes, needs and operational hurdles to design solutions that enhance processing... 

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New conveyor system to mitigate dust
7th April 2023

The risk of explosions caused by sugar dust emissions on conveyor belts in sugar production is an ongoing problem that engineers around the world are trying to prevent. Bulk materials handling... 

DRILLING THE WAY Hydro Power Equipment’s Isidingo Drill is believed to be the lightest high-performance rotary percussive rockdrill in the world and paves the way for female operators
Local interest soars, despite obstacles
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Local deep-level mining equipment manufacturers are noticing increased interest in their product offering on the back of Russian sanctions, but are being weighed down by the country’s ongoing... 

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VUP remains on schedule amid energy crisis
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Major diamond miner De Beers’ $2.1-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is on track to start production in the second half of this year, despite the National State of Disaster, declared to... 

Large rolls of flat rolled steel, set for distribution to manufactures according to the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 

An aerial view of the sizable manufacturing facility at Columbus stainless in Middleburg South Africa, with buildings, storage facilities and waste water facility as well
Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 

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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
7th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 

Additional 8.56bn m3 of wastewater must be retreated each year to meet SDGs by 2030, says ABB
7th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

New research has revealed that global wastewater treatment capacity needs to increase by 8.56-billion cubic metres every year to meet the 2030 ambitions outlined in the Sustainable Development... 

Africa can achieve water security by 2030, says Water Panel
7th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Through three proposed pathways, achieving water security and sustainable sanitation for all in Africa is possible by 2030 and is within the power of African leaders. This is according to the... 

Modular design of the Ancuabe project
Ancuabe graphite project, Mozambique
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A contract has been awarded for front-end engineering design works for the process plant and associated nonprocessing infrastructure for the project. 

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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
6th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 

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