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Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
23rd April 2024

Schneider Electric outlines how software-defined automation is driving industrial growth at Hannover Messe  Alongside AVEVA, company unveils latest innovations aimed at boosting industrial... 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA introduces latest calcium sulphonate grease for mining
23rd April 2024

One of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies has standardised on FUCHS’ RENOLIT CSX ULTRA across all its heavy mobile equipment, following extensive testing. The calcium... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 reports improved operating results for March quarter
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner South32 has reported an overall improvement in its operating results for the March quarter and record year-to-date production at Hillside Aluminium, in KwaZulu-Natal, and South... 


Iluka posts lower first-quarter volumes as planned
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-focused mineral sands and rare earths miner Iluka Resources has reported lower year-on-year production of most of its commodities owing to inventory management and a major maintenance... 


A Whitehaven Coal operation
Whitehaven expects newly acquired mines to add up to 5Mt a quarter to production
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-based coal producer Whitehaven Coal continues to deliver strong operational performances at its Maules Creek and Gunnedah openpit mines, having produced 4.4-million tonnes of run-of-mine... 


MacLean marks Mine-Mate milestone
MacLean marks Mine-Mate milestone
19th April 2024

BT3 BOOM TRUCK DELIVERED TO NORTHERN MANITOBA MINE, 20 YEARS AFTER LAUNCH OF MACLEAN UTILITY VEHICLE PRODUCT LINE With the delivery of a BT3 Boom Truck to a base metal miner in Thompson, Manitoba,... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Codelco's head office
Codelco eyeing more output, not competition with BHP, Chile's mining minister says
19th April 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State-run copper miner Codelco must focus on boosting its production, but it has a global prestige that would not be tarnished if it cedes its role as Chile's top producer to rival BHP,... 


The above image depicts the old Olkari I geothermal power plant in Kenya
Kenyan plant to be enhanced
19th April 2024

Japan-based energy and power generation company Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced last month that it had received an order from SEPCOIII Electric Power... 


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Robotics, AI beneficial for business
19th April 2024

The manufacturing industry is currently at the doorstep of a transformational era, one marked by the seamless integration of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality or virtual... 


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Company highlights innovative product offering
19th April 2024

Amid the country’s water crisis, packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite highlights the importance of treating wastewater and reintroducing it to the environment.  Calcamite,... 


The above image depicts the Legrand track busways which provide localised power to machines, removing the need to run power cables and extension cords across the floor, preventing potential fire and tripping hazards
Track busways more efficient than traditional systems
19th April 2024

Electrical and digital specialist Legrand avers that its track busway system is an efficient and flexible alternative to traditional power distribution systems that lack flexibility in adapting to... 


An image of Terra Monitoring staff conducting maintenance
Tailings equipment security, integrity spotlighted
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The industries involved in tailings retreatment and the rehabilitation of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are increasingly moving towards more sustainable and socially responsible practices,... 


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Mixed outlook
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 


Record R12.1bn set aside for infrastructure in Cape Town’s R76.4bn budget for 2024/25
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


Metair reassures market amid huge debt, challenges at Türkiye battery business
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Metair is still very much open for business and the group is able to accommodate new clients should they need automotive components or energy storage solutions, says new CEO Paul O’Flaherty.... 


The transformative impact of automation on LV and MV switchgear
The transformative impact of automation on LV and MV switchgear
19th April 2024

The advent of automation in the electrical industry has revolutionised the functionality and efficiency of low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) switchgear in secondary reticulation.  Automation... 


Ferronickel shots from the Araguaia plant
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has failed to secure financing for the project. 


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Higher first-quarter revenue generation sets Capital up for a year of ‘positive momentum’
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed mining services company Capital has recorded a 3.1% year-on-year increase in revenue to $80.2-million for the quarter ended March 31, marking a good start to its financial year.... 


Centamin CEO Martin Horgan
Centamin confident of increasing production in the quarters ahead
18th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner Centamin reports that the scheduled processing of lower-grade ore from the Sukari openpit, alongside the planned underground ventilation upgrades and mill maintenance... 


The Dalgaranga process plant
Spartan raises A$80m for Dalgaranga
18th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Spartan Resources on Thursday unveiled an A$80-million fully underwritten equity raising to accelerate exploration and development of the Dalgaranga gold project, in the Murchison... 


BHP will announce a decision on its WA nickel operations in the coming months
BHP nears decision on WA nickel, adjusts coal guidance
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is nearing a decision regarding its nickel operations in Western Australia. The company, which has been conducting a review of these assets since February, is... 


Santos posts fall in quarterly revenue on lower production, volumes
Santos posts fall in quarterly revenue on lower production, volumes
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australian oil and gas producer Santos said on Thursday its first-quarter revenue fell about 14%, hurt by lower production across its product portfolio and a decline in volumes in recent months.... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


Canada unions brace for 2025 labour crunch in oil sands maintenance season
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Annual maintenance on Canada's oil sands plants is forecast to cause no more disruption than usual this year, but trade union officials are warning of a labour crunch during Alberta's 2025... 


Saldanha IOT
Saldanha iron-ore terminal shut down for maintenance until Friday
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal has embarked on a five-day shutdown for the maintenance and servicing of equipment on two tipplers, starting on April 15. The... 


The Pueblo Viejo plant
Barrick reports lower Q1 gold and copper output
16th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Barrick Gold has announced its preliminary figures for the first quarter of 2024, reporting gold output of 940 000 oz and copper output of 40 000 t. Gold production fell by... 


Angola national flag
Pensana appoints local expert as Longonjo site manager
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed rare earths miner Pensana has appointed Benedito Dumbo site manager of the Longonjo rare earths mine, in Angola, ahead of the project’s main construction phase. He has been a mining... 


Nickel developer Horizonte’s financing efforts fail
Nickel developer Horizonte’s financing efforts fail
15th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

London- and Toronto-listed Horizonte Minerals has failed to secure financing for its Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, and is compelled to explore other options that may put shareholder value at... 


Standalone 60 kVA 400 V WEG generator
Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists
12th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 


TARYNN YATRAS
Sandvik commits to partnering with its customers continually, enabling them to optimise their operations for increased throughput and efficiencies
Multipurpose facility boosts screening services in Tanzania
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The East African mining sector is experiencing a transformative shift, particularly in Tanzania, reports screening solutions provider Sandvik Rock Processing, which notes that this has driven its... 


Renier van Rooyen, group business systems executive at Multotec
Renier van Rooyen
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Renier van Rooyen, group business systems executive at Multotec, a supplier of mineral processing equipment 


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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


Aerial view of the NAL operation
North American Lithium carbonate plant, Canada – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The detailed review of the project has concluded that it must continue ramping up to steady-state production. 


Diamond nestled in kimberlite
BOD plans drilling at second anomaly discovered near its KX36 project
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has discovered a second 6 ha anomaly close to a prior 12 ha anomaly announced in January, with the drilling of five holes to start once an environmental-impact... 


The Two Rivers PGM mine
PGM miners overcoming challenges to build new mines
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South African platinum group metal (PGM) miners are overcoming challenges and building new mines locally, albeit in phases, to derisk some of these promising tier-one projects. PGM mining industry... 


Image of Cu-Flex flexible copper busbars
Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


Image of Atlas Copco light towers
Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
10th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 


ERC® crusher cutaway showing the screening and crushing chamber process
Optimise comminution processes with FLSmidth’s Eccentric Roll Crusher
10th April 2024

The energy-intensive nature of comminution processes has led to FLSmidth’s efforts to develop more energy efficient equipment. One such technology is the patented Eccentric Roll Crusher (ERC®)... 


TOMRA Mining´s brand vision: enabling a sustainable starting point for the resources that will transform our world
TOMRA Mining´s brand vision: enabling a sustainable starting point for the resources that will transform our world
9th April 2024

The mining industry has an essential role to play in the modern world and its future. In its new brand video, TOMRA Mining outlines its mission to support the industry and enable a sustainable... 


Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


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