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Explosives company expanding West African footprint

12th April 2019 South Africa-based explosives company BME continues to strengthen its presence in West Africa – which is poised to become one of the top five gold-producing regions in the world. BME – a division of the JSE-listed chemical manufacturing company Omnia Group – manufactures explosives at emulsion... 

Southern Mapping aerial surveys and geospatial solutions

12th April 2019 Established in 2006, Southern Mapping Company provides aerial light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, surveys and geospatial solutions to clients in Africa. The company created a watershed moment in the history of surveying in Africa when it became the first independently owned LiDAR company on... 

2020 Deadline for implementation of TMM regulations imminent

11th April 2019 The 2020 deadline for mining companies to implement the stipulations laid out in the 2015 amendments to the Chapter 8 regulations – which address the safe use of diesel-powered trackless mobile machinery (TMM) – of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) is fast approaching. 

Bushveld subsidiary advances Imaloto project towards financial close

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th April 2019 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ coal and energy subsidiary Lemur Holdings has signed a project preparation finance facility agreement with the Development Bank of Southern Africa for $1-million, which will be used for the development of the Imaloto project, in Madagascar. The loan will enable Lemur... 

Trevor Garden

By: Martin Creamer     29th March 2019 This week Mining Weekly features Trevor Garden, the CEO of Evolve Mining and the new business development executive of AMC, companies that design for the lowest cost per tonne and then mine at a guaranteed cost per tonne. 


By: Martin Creamer     22nd March 2019 This is ArcelorMittal’s opencast iron-ore mine in Kryvyi Rih, in Ukraine, where the company produces concentrate, lump and sinter feed. Mining is core to the growth strategy of ArcelorMittal, which produces steel in South Africa as ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and operates the Thabazimbi... 

Small company secures six contracts within months of charter’s implementation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th March 2019 Black-owned mining services company Mmutle Mining Projects has secured six contracts with different mining companies since Mining Charter 3 was gazetted in September last year. In December, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe published the implementation guidelines of the charter, which... 

Menar’s Canyon offers Eskom cheaper coal on open-book basis  

By: Martin Creamer     19th March 2019 Coal mining company Canyon Coal, a Menar group company, is prepared to offer coal to State-owned electricity utility Eskom at a cheaper price on an open-book basis from two new projects. The Menar group, which does not supply coal to Eskom at present, employs 3 500 people on a R7-billion asset... 

Bauba’s new chrome wash plant reaches targeted throughput level 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th March 2019 Platinum and chrome explorer and producer Bauba Platinum’s new wash plant at the Moeijelijk chrome mine, in Limpopo, is producing at its planned throughput levels, boding well for the company to improve its profit margins, the JSE-listed firm reported on Friday, as it reported a half-year loss.... 

Multibillion-dollar Zim PGMs project making progress 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th March 2019 In the heart of the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, within the world’s second-largest known platinum group metals (PGMs) deposits, exploration has started on the 23 903 ha mining area of the Karo platinum project. One year after Cyprus-based Karo Mining signed the $4.2-billion deal to develop the latest... 

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