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New Bill pressures mines to comply with water regulations

5th August 2022 In a release published in May by law firm Webber Wentzel partner Kirsty Kilner and senior associate Tendai Bonga it is said that the pressure on South African mining companies to raise their standards of environmental, social and corporate governance behaviour is expected to gain momentum this... 

Project lets firm explore African opportunities

By: Mandisa Nyathi     29th July 2022 Bulk earthworks, demolitions and civil engineering service provider ICON Group states that a recent contract to install high-density polyethylene (HDPE) linings at a gold mine tailings project, in Burkina Faso, has provided an opportunity to explore projects, and entrench its footprint across... 

World-first hydrogen haul truck operational from August – Anglo Platinum  

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2022 The pilot world-first hydrogen haul truck launched early in the year, has had some final changes made to it before it heads into the pit and goes into operational mode from August. Meanwhile, the second prototype is already underway, where learnings from the first truck are being taken into the... 

Mine water, waste skills deficit amid green mining transition

By: Tracy Hancock     15th July 2022 The global green mining transition, which is driving a significant increase in demand for effective water and waste management in the African mining market, has highlighted a skills shortage, says WSP in Africa Earth and Environment MD Ralph Heath. “We can’t hire enough people and we are not... 

Lining installation under way

By: Tracy Hancock     15th July 2022 Civil engineering construction services provider ICON Group is currently progressing with work at a gold mine in Burkino Faso, where it is installing 200 000 m2, 1.5 mm high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lining as part of the construction of a greenfield tailings dam. The country is the... 

TCTA, Gold One partner to solve Eastern Basin AMD pumping crisis 

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th July 2022 The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) and Gold One Group subsidiary Newshelf have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to improve the availability and reliability of the Eastern Basin Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) plant. Under the MoA, the Gold One subsidiary will procure and deliver the... 

A big new industrial pillar is there for the taking, provided South Africans respond vigorously

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2022 South Africa has everything going for it to turn the green electron and green molecule revolution into a major new industrial pillar that effectively creates within itself the just energy transition potential that is also so necessary. If South Africans grasps this green revolution opportunity... 

Is it possible to convert old coal mines into successful farms?

By: Darren Parker     24th June 2022 The rehabilitation of South Africa’s closed coal mines has long been a source of contention among miners, environmental activists and affected communities. Numerous old mines were not rehabilitated at all, while many others were rehabilitated to within only the bare minimum requirements of the... 

Is it possible to convert old coal mines into successful farms?  

By: Darren Parker     24th June 2022 The rehabilitation of South Africa’s closed coal mines has long been a source of contention among miners, environmental activists and affected communities. Numerous old mines were not rehabilitated at all, while many others were rehabilitated to within only the bare minimum requirements of the... 

Multifaceted approach needed for water stewardship

13th May 2022 While water stewardship is not a well-known term, according to global organisation the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, it has been simply defined as “the use of water in a socially equitable manner, that is environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial”. Consulting... 

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