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Covid accelerates 4IR, women in mining progress
22nd October 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Women have gradually become formal participants in the mining industry, which has resulted in their having to deal with various challenges, and although the industry has improved in its identifying... 


Consultancy emphasises the role of employees as mines modernise
8th October 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

To reap the full benefits of mining modernisation in South Africa, the industry needs to start with its people rather than the technologies, says business consulting firm OIM Consulting MD Arjen de... 


Tongaat, Sefa partnership benefits 68 sugarcane growers
23rd April 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A six-year service level agreement between sugar manufacturer Tongaat Hulett and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) has benefitted 68 growers and contractors, with 652 jobs created in... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius
Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients
9th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mine mechanisation is being advanced for two top-tier  local clients of Master Drilling, the CEO of the JSE-listed company, Danie Pretorius, said on Tuesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
31st March 2021

This week: Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients; South Africa playing key role in hydrogen economy and, Substituting rhodium with palladium next, says... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius
Master Drilling advancing mechanisation for two top-tier local clients
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mine mechanisation is being advanced for two top-tier  local clients of Master Drilling, the CEO of the JSE-listed company, Danie Pretorius, said on Tuesday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Master Drilling in muted but resilient 2020 performance
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Drilling services company Master Drilling, which operates in 23 countries and which is continuing to grow its presence in new global markets, on Tuesday reported a “muted but resilient performance”... 


On-The-Air (12/03/2021)
On-The-Air (12/03/2021)
12th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The black-owned mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum is studying the feasibility of generating its own green electricity; China became South Africa’s largest coal export market in the month of... 


4IR in mining heralds generational change of guard, softer digital jobs – Butcher
24th February 2021 By: Donna Slater

Along with the adoption of technologies needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) could potentially come a change in the type of jobs being created in the mining industry, gold miner Gold... 


Recovering gold at the Far West Gold Recoveries operation.
DRDGold flies sky high on numbers never seen before
16th February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Surface gold recovery company DRDGold flew sky high in the six months to the end of December on financial returns never seen before. “We’ve never seen numbers like this. I mean the cash operating... 


Improvements in rock engineering reduce accidents
6th November 2020

Rock-related accidents have reduced significantly in recent decades, owing to incremental improvements in rock engineering practice, says independent consulting firm of engineers and scientists SRK... 


Mechanisation key to long-term industry sustainability
9th September 2020 By: Nadine James

Conventional platinum group metals (PGMs) producers are likely to struggle into 2037, as their exposure to increasing labour costs and low production rates tighten margins, Platinum Group Metals... 


DIRECTING DEVELOPMENTS
The need to improve the efficiency of water and energy use, coupled with the introduction of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, are shaping agricultural engineering innovations in South Africa
Agricultural engineers are an endangered species
7th August 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The agricultural industry remains key to the development of South Africa and addressing the country’s prevalent unemployment issues, but local agricultural engineers are a scarce breed, says South... 


5G launch brings opportunities, 4G remains critical
31st July 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

As several telecommunications groups launch fifth-generation (5G) technology, highly attractive opportunities for South African consumers, carriers and the information and communication technology... 


LOCAL IS LEKKER
China imports some of its iron-ore for its steel manufacturing and construction industries from producers in the Northern Cape, such as Kumba Iron Ore
Africa’s iron-ore sector largely unexplored – consultant
24th July 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Mining projects in Africa, particularly those in the iron-ore sector, require deep pockets, lengthy feasibility studies and complementary infrastructure assets, such as efficient logistics... 


SAFETY MATTERS
Masks make up and important part of personal protective equipment in the age of Covid-19
Mining without Covid-19 safeguards harmful to communities
10th July 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Keeping mining operations Covid-19-free is crucial because all mine personnel return to different communities, which can extend the spread of the infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 over long... 


Mines invest in mobile solutions
19th June 2020

While mines are gradually ramping up to full production while adhering to Covid-19 protocols, it is safe to say that industry is experiencing the effects of the pandemic, says pumping equipment... 


Segovia Operations, Colombia
Segovia Operations, Colombia
5th June 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine located in the Segovia-Remedios mining district of Antioquia, in Colombia 


PROPER PROTECTION
Juniors have to issue proper personal protection equipment and train workers in the appropriate use thereof
Pandemic survivors among juniors will face new reality
22nd May 2020 By: Darren Parker

The impact of Covid-19 and the consequent national lockdown on junior miners is likely to be devasting, mining services provider Ukwazi Mining business development director Spencer Eckstein tells... 


KIND OF A BIG DEAL
The Bank of Lisbon building implosion on November 24 2019 is the tallest reinforced concrete-frame building ever imploded by Jet Demolition
Expert enhances skills
22nd May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Demolition expert Jet Demolition has made a significant investment in developing and retaining an exclusive skills base through the retention of full-time, long-term employees. 


MAPPING THE WAY FORWARD 
RGR Technologies looks forward to slowly introducing three-dimensional printing into its processes to assist with the manufacture of valve parts
Local procurement lags in public, private sectors
15th May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

A prevailing issue facing the valves sector is the “poor attitude” to local procurement in the public and private sectors, says valves manufacturer RGR Technologies commercial director Ross Hunter. 


 WATER PROJECTS 
Bulk earthworks for Metro Municipality water reservoir
Consulting company hopes to enter mining sector
15th May 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Engineering consulting and management practice Zimile Consulting Engineers intends to diversify into the mining sector and believes that it is equipped and skilled to deliver quality service, says... 


SPOILT FOR CHOICE The range of linear way products includes linear guides, runner blocks, rails, ball screws, bushings and shafts, designed for use in diverse applications
Company expands range to meet engineering demands
8th May 2020

With the growing trend for companies to move away from manual machine operation to specialised mechanisation as part of cost saving programmes, industrial equipment supplier BMG has made a... 


South African agriculture is dependent on imports for key inputs
1st May 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

While South Africa was a net exporter of agricultural products, the country had to import a large proportion of the inputs required to produce this surplus, independent research body the Bureau for... 


Mandela Mining Precinct can play key role  in navigating industry through Covid-19 crisis
Mandela Mining Precinct can play key role in navigating industry through Covid-19 crisis
24th April 2020 By: Nadine James

Times of crisis and chaos necessitate introspection, creativity and adaptation, and while the Covid-19 pandemic is a challenge that is unprecedented in recent human memory, it highlights how... 


Mandela Mining Precinct can play key role  in navigating industry through Covid-19 crisis
Mandela Mining Precinct can play key role in navigating industry through Covid-19 crisis
24th April 2020 By: Nadine James

Times of crisis and chaos necessitate introspection, creativity and adaptation, and while the Covid-19 pandemic is a challenge that is unprecedented in recent human memory, it highlights how... 


THE ESSENCE OF SURVIVAL 
Modernisation vital to the longterm survival of deep-level mining in South Africa
Deep-level operations remain viable although concerns linger
3rd April 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Mining industry employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa believes that there is still a viable future for deep-level operations in South Africa. 


CANE MECHANISATION 
Any change towards a fully mechanised harvesting system involves many disciplines and affects all aspects of cane production
Mechanised systems gaining momentum
27th March 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Manual harvesting currently dominates sugarcane harvesting operations. 


NO TOWN TOO SMALL
Used oil collectors travel to various small towns throughout South Africa, where farmers can dispose of used oil at automotive workshops
Oil recycling foundation reaching out to farmers
7th February 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The further farmers are from a town or city, the more likely they are to find it difficult to dispose of used oil responsibly, says nonprofit organisation Recycling Used Oil Saves the Environment... 


INVESTMENT GROWTH PLAUSIBLE
If South Africa can get back on the map as part of the top 25% of mining investment destinations, the country could significantly grow investment by about 60%
Investors await cue from S African govt
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Investors are wary of the South African mining industry, says Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter, who will speak at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town. “They... 


BALLS OF STEEL
Pelletised iron is made from waste dust and can be used in the manufacture of steel
Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market
6th December 2019 By: Darren Parker

Where some might see cause for concern, mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein believes that the uncertain future of iron-ore demand and pricing could mean... 


Mechanisation drives service offering
29th November 2019

Structural steel designers and fabricators Structa Group of companies manufactures and supplies a range of infrastructure-related products including water storage tanks and industrial process... 


Company’s bearings range caters for various industries
8th November 2019

Equipment and components manufacturer BMG’s range of bearings extends from precision miniature bearings used in machine tools and electronics applications to giant size bearings that meet the... 


MINERAL POTENTIAL
South Africa’s reserves of key minerals are still high, but that it will take a long time to unlock them
Industry changes impact on explosives sector
18th October 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Owing to low overall business confidence, year-on-year mining production declining by more than 4% and volatility across all mineral commodities, the explosives industry has remained relatively... 


OPTIMAL SYSTEMS
The future of pump technology may be in optimal system integration rather than the pump itself
Marked increase in company’s pump refurbishment orders
13th September 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Pumps supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has witnessed a marked increase in refurbishment orders for its pumps division in the first quarter of 2019 – as opposed to new installations –... 


Indian unions call strike to protest FDI in coal industry
10th September 2019 By: Ajoy K Das

Trade unions representing workers in the Indian coal mining industry have announced a strike for September 24, to protest the recent government decision to allow 100% foreign direct investment in... 


SA mining supply chain firms struggling but current efforts raise hopes of better fortunes
SA mining supply chain firms struggling but current efforts raise hopes of better fortunes
23rd August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

With the advent of democracy in South Africa, the ease of procurement globally put local manufacturers on “very shaky ground”, as they had to compete internationally almost overnight, while their... 


SOUTHERN AFRICAN FOCUS 
With refining still taking place in South Africa, there is more opportunity for beneficiation at primary and secondary production level in Zimbabwe
Uncertainty clouds prospects of recovery for PGMs sector
23rd August 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Southern Africa’s current position as a leading platinum group metals (PGMs) producer is certain, with more than 90% of global reserves situated in South Africa and Zimbabwe, says specialist... 


REAL-TIME IMPACT 
The MQi measures mineral grade, elemental grade and particle size in-line and in real-time
Company to increase PGMs footprint through MQi instrument
23rd August 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Minerals processing solutions company Blue Cube Systems plans to increase its market share in the South African platinum group metals (PGMs) sector through its Blue Cube Mineral Quantifier Inline... 


SA mining supply chain firms struggling but current efforts raise hopes of better fortunes
SA mining supply chain firms struggling but current efforts raise hopes of better fortunes
23rd August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

With the advent of democracy in South Africa, the ease of procurement globally put local manufacturers on “very shaky ground”, as they had to compete internationally almost overnight, while their... 


KAIZER NYATSUMBA
South Africa needs to be able to produce steel domestically and cost efficiently
M&E Indaba focuses on Industry 4.0
16th August 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

For its fifth annual indaba in September, the Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba (M&E Indaba) will focus on Industry 4.0, as it affects the metals and engineering (M&E) sector. 


GOOD INTENTIONS 
Steasa intends to foster closer collaborative agreements between the downstream steel tube and pipe industry and the primary industry
Steel crucial in Africa’s industrialisation aspirations
16th August 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

South Africa and Africa more broadly are attempting to develop their economies through industrialisation and steel forms the basic material of choice for this economic transformation, says the... 


Galantas to raise cash for Omagh optimisation efforts
6th August 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim- and TSX-V quoted Galantas Gold on Tuesday announced a private placement of common shares to raise up to £1-million, or C$1.6-million, to fund optimisation efforts at the Omagh gold mine, in... 


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