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Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


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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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Driller foresees revenue boost with strong order book
19th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling is optimistic its revenue for this year will improve on the back of a strong order book, the company reported during its 2023 full-year results... 


Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
19th February 2024

By Clive Roberts, Segment Lead: CPG - Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO), Tracking progress on food and... 


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Mining sector experiencing innovative shifts
26th January 2024

To support the evolving industry, and with deep roots in Africa, mining tyre services provider Kal Tire is participating as a partner at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held... 


The Booysendal mine
Northam’s interim output up nearly 20%
16th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Platinum group metals miner Northam Platinum has reported a 10.6% year-on-year increase in total equivalent refined metal production from its own operations and a 19.9% year-on-year increase in... 


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Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 


The Mogalakwena PGMs mine
Anglo American preps sweeping cost cuts as price rout bites – sources
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Anglo American is preparing to freeze spending on growth and widen job cuts in South Africa, going far beyond its initial savings target and paving the way to mothballing some higher-cost platinum... 


Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 


CROP CHALLENGE 
Climate extremes have adversely affected potato crops worldwide
Company advancing agriculture objectives
3rd November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid mounting environmental challenges and the impact of climate change on crop yields and quality, Canadian multinational McCain Foods is embracing so-called regenerative agriculture. This... 


MINE & WORKER SAFETY
There is an ongoing effort to automate mining operations and incorporate advanced technologies to improve mine safety and minimise employee exposure to risks
New safety standards set
27th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

To align with industry employer organisation Minerals Council South Africa’s safety focus areas of fall-of-ground incidents, transport and machinery incidents, and dust and noise controls, gold... 


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Mount Isa Mines Complex, Australia
27th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A lead/zinc/silver mining operation in Queensland. 


Solar pumps can increase crop yield
13th October 2023

A new study, led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) under the research project Renewables for African Agriculture (RE4AFAGRI), published in Environmental Research... 


African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias.
Cost focus is key, new African Rainbow Minerals CEO emphasises
5th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Ensuring cost-competitive operational performance and increasing efficiencies and outputs to improve margins were cited as being key by new African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias when he... 


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Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions - Women in Mining
11th August 2023

Unleashing the power of women in mining Mining has made progress in attracting more women to the sector, but the challenge now lies in retaining and empowering them. Tarynn Yatras, head of sales... 


Outgoing Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Opencast production expected at Anglo Platinum’s Middelaagte mine by year-end
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is finalising the permitting process for the future opencast Middelaagte mine, one of three areas of the... 


Volkswagen, Rwandan govt to establish ‘modern farm with electric tractors’
21st July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Rwanda to establish “a modern farm with electric tractors”.  The MoU was signed Agriculture and Animal Resources... 


Exxaro Resources- and FarmSol-assisted grain farmer David Lesesa
Exxaro gains momentum in agricultural empowerment efforts
2nd June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Agricultural services company FarmSol Holdings says collaboration between the agricultural and mining sectors can bring about significant change and development for emerging farmers. FarmSol and... 


MMP advancing applied research
28th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) has shifted its focus from an investment and research perspective, and is now more focused on applied and longer-term research, as opposed to early-stage... 


Master Drilling posts record revenue, focuses on new technology development
28th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Drilling solutions company Master Drilling has posted record revenue of $226-million for the year ended December 31, 2022 – a 31.7% year-on-year increase. CEO Danie Pretorius attributes the strong... 


Aterian’s exploration in southern Rwanda reveals rare-metal hosting targets
20th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Twenty-two zones of potentially mineralised pegmatite have been identified at LSE-listed explorer and developer Aterian’s projects in southern Rwanda, confirming the presence of a number of... 


Gary Rapson
Mining companies can find opportunity in changing ESG trends
13th February 2023

By Garyn Rapson, Partner, Nomsa Mbere, Partner, Jaqui Pinto, Senior Associate, Paula-Ann Novotny, Senior Associate & Dalit Anstey, Knowledge Lawyer from Webber Wentzel Mining is critical to... 


Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 


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Company builds centralised control room for mine
2nd December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron completed a 360° control room at a mine in the Northern Cape province this year. The control room is a showcase for the implementation of... 


Drill & blast but not change that lasts: Why investing in behavioural skills is critical for mining’s sustainability 
1st December 2022

By Arjen de Bruin, Managing Director at OIM Consulting – specialists in building supervisor capacity within the mining sector Over the past few years, both government and the corporate sector have... 


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Reliable Power Transmission
14th October 2022

During the last 12 years, Level 2 BBBEE agricultural and industrial mechanisation equipment supplier AIM has focused on designing state-of –the-art equipment to introduce the latest technology into... 


DRDGold's broad-based livelihoods programme is attracting thousands of participants.
DRDGold's livelihoods initiative attracts 8 000-plus direct participants
31st August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The livelihoods initiative introduced by surface gold mining company DRDGold has to date attracted more than 8 000 direct participants at a time when boosting jobs and livelihoods in South Africa... 


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PGMs miner emphasises female representation
12th August 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Gender Equity forums have made progress in advancing gender mainstreaming activities and the company is working towards achieving 15%... 


DMRE chief inspector of mines and Mine Health and Safety Council chair David Msiza
DMRE reports overall improvement in mining health, safety record
3rd August 2022 By: Darren Parker

The number of mining fatalities, injuries and diseases have decreased for the year to date as compared with the same period last year, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) chief... 


Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri.
Royal Bafokeng applauds President’s energy plan, nears decision on solar
2nd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri on Tuesday applauded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s energy plan, which involves the introduction of new generation capacity to the grid as quickly as possible... 


Mining firms blow cold on India's plan to dig deep for coal
Mining firms blow cold on India's plan to dig deep for coal
26th July 2022 By: Reuters

India's plan to auction abandoned coal mines to private firms to meet rising energy demand has brought little cheer to the industry as running the mines poses financial, technological and safety... 


Green economy will require more commodities – specialist mining director
24th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rather than requiring fewer commodities, the green economy, and its resulting technological developments, will actually require more commodities, says specialist mining services provider Ukwazi... 


A large yellow Hyundai rock breaking machine used inside a furnace to break down the ceramic inner walls of a furnace
Service provider continues to expand its fleet
3rd June 2022 By: Halima Frost

Demolition solutions provider Jet Demolition has steadily expanded its fleet of equipment to befit projects that facilitate relines and repairs on furnaces and kilns of all types. Furnace... 


Technology assists agriculture sector
13th May 2022 By: Anna Moross

Agriculture input prices have risen by about 100%, but using technology provides farmers with an opportunity to save on costs, such as fuel and downtime issues, says agricultural equipment... 


MEMSA hosts inaugural Innovation Awards to showcase local OEMs
28th April 2022

The inaugural Innovation Awards, hosted by Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) on Wednesday 6 April 2022, was a celebration of local excellence in technological development and... 


Leadership, mindset key to reducing fall-of-ground injuries, fatalities
31st March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Lowering injuries and fatalities as a result of fall-of-ground (FoG) incidents is “all about leadership”, the correct mindset, “the heart, the passion” and “walking the talk” Minerals Council South... 


Master Drilling posts good results, to continue technology pursuit
22nd March 2022 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed drilling technology company Master Drilling achieved a 40% year-on-year increase in revenue to a record $171.8-million for the year ended December 31, 2021. It generated $32.5-million in... 


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Vedanta appoints Black Mountain mine GM
24th January 2022 By: Donna Slater

Zinc producer Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) has appointed Xolani Qamata Black Mountain mine (BMM) GM, effective January 3. In this role at the Aggeneys, Northern Cape-based operation, he will... 


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Projects still on track to meet payback target
10th December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Despite facing challenges, such as the drawn-out licensing approval process in South Africa, ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines estimates that a payback target of 13 months for its Theta Gold Mines... 


ETGL expands its logistics business into tractor, motorbike sectors
19th November 2021 By: Irma Venter

ETG Logistics (ETGL) has announced that it is expanding its product and service offering to the farming and automotive sectors. ETGL is the logistics vertical of ETG, a global conglomerate with... 


Modern mining infrastructure, innovations to address junior mining, exploration challenges
5th November 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Innovation and technology development to promote and reinvigorate the country’s moribund exploration, emerging and junior mining sector are focused on developing shared infrastructure and... 


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New methods, technology key in driving net zero goal
22nd October 2021 By: Anna Moross

The South African road infrastructure and construction industry can learn from international markets and apply several key lessons on its journey to achieving the goal of net zero, ensuring a... 


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