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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... 

SRK Consulting highlights Northern Cape mining potential following Joburg Indaba

By: Simone Liedtke     26th October 2020 The Northern Cape’s potential gained considerable mention at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference as the prospects of South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten. “It was encouraging to hear a similar message from major mining companies and juniors alike – that there is still... 

Joburg Indaba speakers advocate for cleaner coal

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th October 2020 Coal plays an integral part in South Africa's energy mix and this will not change for many years to come. Speakers participating in a discussion during the second day of the Joburg Indaba on October 8, suggested that the country should, therefore, focus on adopting cleaner ways of coal mining and... 

Exploration strategy in three months, hydrogen under scrutiny – DMRE  

By: Martin Creamer     8th October 2020 A comprehensive exploration strategy will be developed in the next three months and engagement on the potential of the platinum group metals-linked hydrogen economy is taking place, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy director-general Advocate Thabo Mokoena said on Thursday. In a keynote... 

Adapting to circular economy makes ‘good business sense’ – Accenture 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th October 2019 With economies seeking to tap into the $4.5-trillion opportunity that the circular economy presents, mining companies are under pressure to adapt faster and embrace change in order to remain relevant,  Accenture senior MD Rachael Bartels said last week. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on the... 

Mining has opportunity to engage, reset and invest

4th October 2019 South African mining executives, investors and officials gathered at the second day of the Joburg Indaba conference today where the discussion was kicked off by Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe.  Mantashe said he has been called a coal fundamentalist, but is a realist: “We will have coal for the... 

On-The-Air (04/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2019 Minerals Minister Gwede Mantashe this week reiterated South Africa’s full commitment to honouring its climate-change undertakings; New technology is available to turn South Africa’s mining industry back into a sunrise industry that is much safer; and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy says South... 

Deeper research required by those calling for coal’s demise – Menar chairperson

By: Simone Liedtke     4th October 2019 South Africa needs to consider its unique position and its level of industrialisation to determine what should be deemed a “just transition”, Menar chairperson Mpumelelo Mkhabela said during a panel discussion at this year’s Joburg Indaba, in Sandton, this week. Speaking during a panel focusing... 

Robust debate seeks to drive industry forward

3rd October 2019 The mining sector in South Africa finds itself at an inflection point. As a primary sector within an economy that is struggling to grow, coupled with transformative global trends that have a prolific local impact, government and industry must collaborate to align policies and overcome a myriad of... 

Miners need to be agile, innovative, says Andrew Lane

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd October 2019 In the current socioeconomic environment, mining companies need innovative business models, as well as new strategies to adapt to the changing landscape, Deloitte Africa energy and resources leader Andrew Lane believes. However, he warned on Thursday that mining companies would first need to... 

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