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Prolonging a sunset industry

2nd April 2021 Mining is a sunset industry and no matter how deep we dig or far we go, minerals are finite, and their extraction becomes more challenging every year, says international law firm Hogan Lovells partner Wessel Badenhorst. “The Minerals Council South Africa has stated that, over the last decade,... 

South Africa urged to play to strengths as its plots role in lithium-ion battery value chain 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd March 2021 A newly released study of the potential for developing a lithium-ion battery value chain in South Africa concludes that the country should prioritise minerals beneficiation and mining, as well as battery manufacturing as it seeks to carve out a niche for itself in what is a fast-growing, highly... 

Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs  

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2021 A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their implementation, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive modernisation and safety Sietse van der Woude said on Wednesday. Van der Woude was answering... 

On-The-Air (05/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2021 South Africa’s mining industry is at the ready to make big investments into electricity generation. The Northern Cape this week received another boost with the announcement of a new mining development. This week’s Mining Indaba saw Botswana going all out to attract new investment in exploration. 

Ramaphosa’s attendance confirmed for virtual Mining Indaba

By: Simone Liedtke     5th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has been confirmed as the third President who will attend this year's virtual Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will be held on February 2 and 3. The President will be discussing South Africa, the mining economy and the way forward for the country, which includes... 

DRC’s President H.E Félix Tshisekedi confirmed to deliver the keynote address at Mining Indaba Virtual

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th December 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), part of Hyve Group Plc is delighted to announce the first line-up of keynote speakers for Mining Indaba Virtual, which will be held on 2-3 February 2021. Mining Indaba is renowned for offering a high calibre of speakers, and 2021 is no... 

On-The-Air (06/11/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th November 2020 Fund raising is under way for the re-mining of South Africa’s rich Witwatersrand Gold Basin; Northern Cape is on the way back as a copper mining area that will use the hot sun for its electricity; and Mining exploration was declared a priority at this week’s Junior Indaba in Johannesburg. 

Mines keen to embrace renewables for on-site energy

3rd November 2020 Renewable energy is showing its potential contribution to power generation on mines, with keen interest in South Africa and Australia; the pace of take-up in the two countries, however, has been quite different. 

Exploration is priority, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd November 2020 South Africa should be an exploration site that contributes to gross domestic product growth and employment creation. “Exploration is the way to go and a priority,” Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told the 2020 Junior Indaba in his keynote address on Tuesday. (Also watch... 

Amid Continuing Uncertainty, Investing in African Mining Indaba Announces Cancellation of the 2021 Edition and Launches a Virtual Event.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd November 2020 Investing in African Mining Indaba (MI), part of Hyve Group PLC, announces with regret the cancellation of the 2021 edition, due to take place 1-4 February 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa.  The event will return on 7-10 February 2022. Mining Indaba’s sister event, Africa Oil Week, has also been... 

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