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Endeavour Mining, Semafo merger may be subject to security review in Canada

By: Mariaan Webb     13th May 2020 TSX-listed miner Semafo said on Tuesday that its merger with fellow-listed Endeavour Mining to form the largest gold miner in West Africa continued to receive strong shareholder support. A vote regarding the proposed merger is set down for May 28 during a live audio webcast. However, Semafo... 

Siemens ready to help Africa with digitalisation challenges

By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th May 2020 The effects of digitalisation are different worldwide, and Africa is no exception. German multinational Siemens senior VP for Digital Industries in Southern and Eastern Africa Ralf Leinen says that, for the first time, Africa has an opportunity to use smart technology to transform entire... 

Renewable energy law proves 20 years success

1st May 2020 Since the introduction of the German Renewable Energies Act (EEG), the share of renewable energy in gross power consumption in Germany has continually increased from 6.2% in 2000 to 42.1% in 2019.  

Mining shifts focus to technology, automation

1st May 2020 Technology implemented alongside the correct logistics and strategy, makes a difference to age-old industries, automation company SICK Automation noted in a press release in February. As the mining industry is faced with numerous challenges relating to growth in a digitised economy, it is in... 

Future of mining requires efficiency

1st May 2020 The demand for raw materials is rising, and producers around the world are working towards the goal of generating more with less, says instrumentation and automation supplier Endress+Hauser. “While our planet boasts a wealth of natural resources, industrialised nations and the large emerging... 

4IR solutions can help spur recovery of struggling industries

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st May 2020 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) offers South African industries significant opportunities, but realising them will require clear thinking and quick action in an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. 4IR has the potential to turn already-in-decline industries... 

Mining the golden opportunities of the energy transition and digital transformation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2020 Have one last look at the mining of old. An entire industry is digging toward an unrecognisable future. The mining industry is often associated with massive pits either excavated into the ground or underneath the surface. Concern about the environmental impact of extracting minerals has existed... 

New technology displaces old drilling habits

10th April 2020 Global mining technology company IMDEX says it seeks to “drive change” through research and development capable of delivering innovations that enable drilling contractors and mining companies to test more targets and decrease the time it takes to define a resource. The company developed the... 

MTN has high hopes for Ayoba as platform grows

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th April 2020 One year after launching instant messaging platform Ayoba, MTN Group has secured two-million monthly active users across 12 markets, with plans in place to significantly scale the offering in 2020. Deployed in March 2019, and available across multiple markets on the Google Play Store and through... 

Safer tailings storage facilities can be achieved − SRK

By: Simone Liedtke     30th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, says SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy... 

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