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Long-term thinking key to managing South Africa’s mine water challenge
7th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges, several areas require improvement and focus to ensure that the country continues on a positive trajectory and... 


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Long-term thinking key to managing South Africa’s mine water challenge
7th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges, several areas require improvement and focus to ensure that the country continues on a positive trajectory and... 


Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
4th June 2024

(Virtual Showroom) - The National Water Act of 1998 in South Africa has put in place stricter regulations on water management, including for the mining sector which is a significant source of water... 


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Côté mine, Canada
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in in north-eastern Ontario, Canada. 


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Firm lauds foam dousing system viability
24th May 2024

German proportion system operator FireDos asserts that its foam proportioning systems are fit for mining in Southern Africa. The company boasts a variety of foam proportioning systems ranging from... 


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Speakers highlight focus areas to tackle mine water challenges
23rd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa has made considerable strides in addressing mine water challenges; however, it is imperative that these efforts are bolstered and improved upon, through aligning research with... 


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Consultancy concludes water project
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Multidisciplinary consulting firm SRK Consulting recently completed a project involving mine water, in West Africa, which started with characterising the key aquifers at the mine. Thereafter, SRK... 


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Analytics software improves water management
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

TalbotAnalytics, software as a service (SaaS), developed by water solutions provider Talbot, uses data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable mining operations in South Africa to efficiently... 


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Unlocking social and environmental benefits through tailings retreatment
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The retreatment, or remining, of mine tailings can provide usable land, provide profits for companies and clean the environment by moving the reprocessed tailings to more advanced and well-managed... 


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Unlocking social and environmental benefits through tailings retreatment
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The retreatment, or remining, of mine tailings can provide usable land, provide profits for companies and clean the environment by moving the reprocessed tailings to more advanced and well-managed... 


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New dewatering pumps enhance mine water management
10th May 2024

Although effective pump systems for water drainage are available on the market, the high sediment load of up to 5%, varying acidity value of mine water and the considerable energy consumption of... 


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... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
17th April 2024

This week: Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use; Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears, and, South Africa well placed to benefit... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


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Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


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On-The-Air (09/02/2024)
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses water, railway lines and stopping noise-induced hearing loss.  


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Sibanye supports ICMM Water Stewardship Maturity Framework
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Diversified mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has welcomed and expressed its support for global leadership body the ICMM’s Water Stewardship Maturity Framework, which is a practical tool for all... 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager.
Green hydrogen produced on site can help Africa’s people, says Hydrox
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen produced on site can play a huge role in solving the energy crisis as it eliminates the challenges associated with establishing electrical distribution networks over vast distances,... 


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Extending reliability through proactive solutions
13th October 2023

Leader in pump and fluid engineering Sulzer attended the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2023 at the Sydney Showground last month, displaying its comprehensive pump and service... 


Cornish begins wet commissioning of South Crofty water treatment plant
28th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral exploration and development company Cornish Metals – focused on its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, the UK – has commenced wet commissioning of its newly constructed mine water... 


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Increased emphasis on water stewardship in mining sector
4th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Mining companies need to start investigating and implementing a measured system to reduce their dependence on external water sources to maintain and ensure the sustainability of their operations... 


The South Crofty mine
UK needs to revive rich mining history to counter China
6th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

When work began at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne, the first English settlement in America had only just been established, and the world’s trade with the... 


Groundwater as a source indicator of pollution in the mining sector
Groundwater as a source indicator of pollution in the mining sector
6th July 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Groundwater has played and will also play a major role in the sustainability of life on earth. Groundwater makes up approximately 99% of fresh water on earth. The vital supply... 


Dr Ryneth Mbhele
Transforming acid mine water: Pioneering solutions to resolve looming water decantation challenges
30th June 2023

Acid mine water, a persistent environmental issue caused by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing minerals embedded in coal and gold deposits, poses significant threats to ecosystems and water... 


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Isaac Plains Complex, Australia
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin region, Australia. 


Mines change approach to water management
12th May 2023 By: Bonginkosi Tiwane

Water is a crucial resource and plays a vital role in the mining sector, but climate change and sustainability challenges have forced mines to reconsider their approach to water management. Various... 


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Gugulethu project continues to meet expected timeline
5th May 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal, subsidiary of private investment firm Menar, has made “good progress” on the developmental phase of its Gugulethu project and expects to begin with... 


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Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An infill drill campaign that had been under way since November 2022 has been completed. 


Colloquium postponed until 2024
31st March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Coaltech Research Association is working on 36 projects for the South African coal mining sector, following the local industry’s setbacks in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that delayed... 


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Isaac Plains Complex, Australia
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen basin region, Australia 


PTM completes infill drilling campaign as part of Waterberg mine plan update
30th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) reports that an infill drill campaign under way since November 2022, at the Waterberg project, located on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South... 


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South Crofty tin project, UK – update
10th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Cornish Metals is making good progress to return the South Crofty mine to production. 


Dewatering of South Crofty to start in June - Cornish Metals
6th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The company behind the resurrection of tin mining in Cornwall, England, is making good progress to return the South Crofty mine to production in 2026. Cornish Metals CEO Richard Williams reported... 


From left, Layton Nenzinane, Peter Venn and Doug Gain.
Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal
3rd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a... 


A map depicting the Waterberg project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa
Preconstruction programme approved in principle
16th December 2022

In October New York Stock Exchange-listed mining house Platinum Group Metals (PTM) reported that the Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) Resources, in principle approved a R380-million pre-construction... 


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Valeria coal project, Australia – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Glencore has stopped the proposed development of the Valeria coal mine. 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager (centre) with Prince of Monaco (left) during award ceremony in Monaco.
South African green hydrogen technology wins top global recognition
1st December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Proudly South African hydrogen technology, which has the potential to slash the cost of green hydrogen, has just won top recognition in Monaco at the principality's inaugural hydrogen forum. The... 


The Impact Catalyst launches in Mpumalanga
21st November 2022 By: Donna Slater

Large-scale, socioeconomic development initiative driver The Impact Catalyst was launched in Mpumalanga on November 21 to promote initiatives designed to leverage collaboration to deliver a... 


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Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
18th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Waterberg Joint Venture has laid out an early infrastructure plan intended to significantly derisk the future construction of the project. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska copper/zinc mine is now on its way towards commercial production. 


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Loadshedding affecting water management systems
28th October 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Unreliable energy supply in South Africa continues to impact on the water management systems of mining companies, despite some having backup generators or alternative power sources. For example,... 


S2 Research’s Simon Hudson-Peacock.
Orion has achieved vital funding milestone – S2 Research
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Mine development company Orion Minerals has achieved a vital funding milestone in very difficult market circumstances., S2 Research’s Simon Hudson-Peacock states in an analysis of the convertible... 


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AMD treatment could start transitioning from expensive, energy-intensive treatments to natural attenuation
26th October 2022 By: Nadine James

The quality of mine water discharge has improved significantly over the last decade, and research suggests that government could consider a transition away from current, active acid mine drainage... 


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