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Manuka raises cash to bring Mt Boppy into production
9th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Manuka Resources has announced an A$8-million capital raise that it plans to use to bring the Mt Boppy gold mine into production this year. The capital will be... 

Komatsu’s WX07 LHD is engineered for the demanding South African underground hard rock environment
Komatsu’s WX07 LHD is engineered for the demanding South African underground hard rock environment
9th May 2024

Controlling costs and remaining competitive and financially viable are constant challenges for operators of underground hard rock mines. Making intensive use of new technology is the logical... 

TOMRA’s XRT technology powered up by TOMRA Insight delivers big results at Mothae Diamonds in Lesotho
8th May 2024

The Mothae mine, located in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho is known to produce large, high-value diamonds which command the second highest dollar per carat for kimberlite diamonds worldwide. The... 

A Trio TC51 cone crusher with conveyer and cone surge hopper for processing material
Weir Minerals Africa reintroduces Wheeled Plant concept
8th May 2024

With the newly introduced Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP) concept from Weir Minerals Africa, crushing contractors in Africa can now move and transport their crushing and screening plants from one... 

FireDos proportioners for mining
7th May 2024

In a mine in South Africa, FireDos foam proportioning systems type FD500, FD1000 and FD1600 are used at a depth of 6 km. The mine water poses a specific challenge when used underground. Mining... 

FLSmidth develops vital skills at its dedicated Training Academy in Chloorkop, South Africa
FLSmidth builds solid skills base for local, global succession
7th May 2024

To support its full flowsheet technology capabilities, FLSmidth is continuously developing vital skills at its well-resourced Training Academy at the company’s Chloorkop Service Centre in Gauteng.... 

Minister insists the recent period of no loadshedding is down to the improved performance of coal stations such as Matla (pictured)
Ramokgopa insists loadshedding not being ‘stage managed’ ahead of May 29 poll
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa denies that the prevailing reprieve from loadshedding has been “stage managed” to improve the prospects of the governing African National Congress ahead... 

Weba Chute systems field advisor doing an inspection on a chute, noting the wear pattern
The critical role of maintenance in terms of financial constraints
6th May 2024

In the face of declining commodity prices, the mining industry has increasingly prioritised cost saving measures, often leading to the suspension of capital expenditure (CAPEX). While such... 

Panama to bar First Quantum from mining copper during closure process
Panama to bar First Quantum from mining copper during closure process
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Panama will bar First Quantum from extracting copper during the closure of the mine it lost the rights to run last year, the country's Trade Minister Jorge Rivera Staff told Reuters, adding that... 

Harmony reports second fatality in a week
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A rock drill operator has died following a fall-of-ground incident at Harmony Gold Mining Company's Doornkop mine, in Gauteng, on May 2. “We are deeply saddened by this loss of one of our... 

Boliden to restart its Tara zinc mine in Ireland
Boliden to restart its Tara zinc mine in Ireland
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Swedish mining group Boliden will restart production at its Tara zinc mine in Ireland after it was paused in 2023, it said on Friday. The mine was put on care and maintenance last year after... 

West Wits to raise A$1.4m
3rd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

To strengthen its balance sheet and fund its ongoing operations, ASX-listed West Wits Mining has secured firm commitments from unrelated existing and new sophisticated and professional investors to... 

O3 terminates option to acquire Aurbel mill
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company O3 Mining has terminated its option with Eldorado Gold to acquire the Aurbel mill, which is located about 10 km from its Alpha property in Quebec. In 2022, O3... 

Canadian Natural Resources considering major expansion of Horizon oil sands mine
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Canada's largest oil and gas producer Canadian Natural Resources is looking at opportunities to significantly increase bitumen output at its main oil sands mine, the company said on Thursday.... 

3rd May 2024

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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Surface-mining skills shortage a concern – association
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the current economic challenges in South Africa, local mining and quarrying industry representative organisation Aspasa stresses the importance of discovering smarter ways of mining... 

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Access to farming equipment boosts mechanisation
3rd May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Agricultural technology company Hello Tractor, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to improve small-scale farming practices through its app Hello Tractor, which facilitates increased... 

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Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 

Electric trucks too expensive? Now you can rent one from Volvo Trucks SA
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has introduced an equipment-as-a-service (EaaS) model for its new electric truck rental business. Following last year’s launch of Volvo electric trucks in South... 

Africa’s water challenges present opportunities for innovation, private-sector involvement
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges. However, the challenges present... 

Underground construction employee dies at Harmony's Mponeng mine
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Harmony Gold Mining Company reports that an underground construction employee, working on planned rail maintenance, died at its Mponeng mine near Carletonville, in Gauteng, on May 1. The... 

The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
2nd May 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric There’s fast paced and there’s supersonic, and the latter certainly applies to the evolution of software or more... 

Resolute reports 'promising' start to 2024, despite lower first-quarter output
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX- and LSE-listed Resolute Mining poured 76 351 oz of gold in the first quarter of this year, compared with the 80 037 oz poured in the fourth quarter of 2023. Despite the lower production, CEO... 

Understanding UPS system failure and how to mitigate the risks associated with this crucial equipment
Understanding UPS system failure and how to mitigate the risks associated with this crucial equipment
30th April 2024

By Sarika Andee, Marketing Leader: Field Service at Schneider Electric Research shows that 64% of costly breakdowns on manufacturing s­ites are caused by f­ires, w­ith 24% of those f­ires bei­ng... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats platinum group metals output up amid robust demand but lacklustre pricing
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Tuesday reported higher production in a period characterised by robust demand but lacklustre PGM prices. “Despite continued... 

Nils-Peter Ahlqvist, Sales Support Manager, Africa & Latin America – Crushing Division at Sandvik Rock Processing
Sandvik launches upgraded 800i cone crusher range
29th April 2024

Sandvik Rock Processing is introducing its upgraded 800i cone crusher series. A major talking point is the new ACS-c 5 automation and connectivity system, which integrates the capabilities of all... 

Codelco posts fresh output slump, underscoring copper struggles
Codelco posts fresh output slump, underscoring copper struggles
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

Top copper producer Codelco saw a decline in quarterly output due to lower quality ore at its aging Chilean mines — the latest sign of supply-side struggles that have helped send metal prices to... 

As one of the pioneers in Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) and Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) on mines, Booyco Electronics is rightly regarded as a technology company
Human factor remains key to integrating collision prevention on mines
26th April 2024

While South Africa leads the world in regulating the field of collision prevention in mining, a key challenge in implementing effective solutions is to secure the buy-in and collaboration of all... 

 The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
26th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn, MMM - Strategic Account Executive at Schneider Electric The digital process automation market is expected to reach a staggering 24.2 Billion by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth... 

The newly-built crushed ore dome will fortify NAL's operational reliability during winter months.
Sayona bolsters leadership team as search for CEO and chair continues
26th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed lithium miner Sayona Mining has taken a forward in its leadership restructuring by announcing the appointment of Dougal Elder as CFO on Friday. Elder, who initially joined Sayona as... 

Given the pressing need for reliable and efficient sewer systems, the selection of materials for pipelines is of paramount importance
Plastic pipes key to modernisation
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

To address the challenges of water scarcity, sanitation inadequacies and the need for efficient waste management there is ongoing reassessment of the materials and technologies used in... 

The self-sustaining, flushing toilet system that recycles 100% of used water targets underserved communities, and is environmentally sustainable and practical for widespread implementation
Sanitation solution developed for underserved communities, schools
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The introduction of the Enviro Loo Clear Non-Sewered Sanitation System (NSSS) marks a substantial advance in addressing pressing issues of sanitation and water scarcity, says sanitation service... 

The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 

AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works fail to meet minimum standards, endangers water sources nationwide
NGO unpacks poor quality of S Africa’s wastewater systems
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works (SWWTWs) fail to meet minimum standards, which the NGO says... 

The 2023 Blue Drop report highlighted that the proportion of water supply systems failing to meet minimum microbiological water-quality standards increased significantly
Task team established to enhance service delivery
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to the concerning findings of the Blue, Green and No Drop reports, which highlight a nationwide decline in the quality of water services, government has established a task team... 

A man in Blue PPE at the face of a shaft in the Test Mine offered by the Mandela Mining Precinct
Focus on programmes driving tech development
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 

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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 

Telcos spend billions on batteries, generators to ensure customers remain connected during loadshedding
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African telecommunications operators spent billions of rands to keep communications infrastructure operational during bouts of loadshedding in the 12 months to September 30, 2023. The... 

PRASA partially restores five more railway corridors
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it has restored another five Metrorail corridors across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. These rail services were interrupted by... 

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Dwyka Mining Services proudly represents incredible bulk handling with LASE Industrielle’s TVM-3D-M
26th April 2024

The Problem  Traditional load and haul analysis methods have been characterised by estimations and disjointed data, resulting in delayed decision-making and suboptimal load optimisation. The... 

Jonsson L 550 large mobile cone crusher
Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers to the Southern African market
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local mobile and semi-mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Pilot Crushtec has expanded its product lineup to the Southern African mining market with the addition of Swedish brand... 

First Quantum says probability of taking out copper from Panama mine only after election
First Quantum says probability of taking out copper from Panama mine only after election
24th April 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals said on Wednesday the likelihood of taking out the 121 000 t of copper from its disputed Cobre Panama mine can only happen after the Panama national election.... 

Kumba CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba’s first-quarter sales fall 10% on port challenges
23rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore has reported a 10% year-on-year decrease in sales to 8.5-million tonnes for the quarter ended March 31, on the back of port performance challenges. About... 

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