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New Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) and Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines: progress, but grey areas remain
28th April 2022

By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Jaqui Pinto, Senior Associate from Webber Wentzel The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has published two key policy documents dealing with artisanal and... 


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New Limpopo diamond mine on cards
25th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

An evaluation carried out by Botswana Diamonds has firmed up the possibility of a diamond mine being developed at the company’s Thorny River property in South Africa’s Limpopo province. The... 


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Chaarat Gold looking forward to ‘very green’ production out of Kyrgyz Republic
21st April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim-quoted gold mining company Chaarat Gold is looking forward to “very green and sustainable gold production” coming out of the Kyrgyz Republic, where it is developing two gold projects.... 


Rain contributes to 6% y/y drop in Amplats' first-quarter output
21st April 2022 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) produced 6% less PGMs year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, at 956 000 oz. Platinum production was 5% lower... 


Tharisa maintains good PGMs production despite quarter-on-quarter drop in production
Tharisa maintains good PGMs production despite quarter-on-quarter drop in production
12th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

LSE- and JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome producer Tharisa reported a decrease in production at its Tharisa mine in South Africa in the second quarter, ended March 31, compared... 


Improved safety, precision for bolted connections
8th April 2022

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s Fasteners, Tools & Equipment division has extended its range of wrenches to include a new generation of cordless torque wrenches from Gedore Torque Solutions,... 


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No ‘mucking about’ with safety for UMS
1st April 2022

Shaft sinking company United Mining Services (UMS) boasts shaft sinking innovations that the company is applying across its international projects, says CEO Digby Glover. Throughout its 60-year... 


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Platinum supply on downhill slope – Northam
31st March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum displayed graphs during Thursday’s presentation of half year results, which indicate that PGMs supply is on a hiding to nothing on the... 


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Growth outcomes inform approach to dividends ­as Northam digs in on RBPlat deal
31st March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Growth outcomes will inform Northam Platinum’s approach to dividends, the platinum group metals (PGMs) company stated in reporting 60%-higher half-year headline earnings a share. Northam... 


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Vedanta investing R7bn in Gamsberg 'green' zinc expansion
30th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The board of directors of Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) has approved a R7-billion investment into Gamsberg Phase 2 expansion project in the Northern Cape, which will double the mine and plant... 


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Training provider focuses on safety
18th March 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mining training solutions provider Prisma ensures that it takes a “deeper look” into the safety aspects of its training for individuals operating machines on site or those who are part of a... 


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More women entering underground mining
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining training provider Prisma Training Solutions has noted a marked increase in women being trained and employed in the mining sector. “At times, we have a class filled entirely with... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Negotiations are continuing with stakeholders at Canyon Coal’s fully licensed, but yet-to-be-developed, Gugulethu colliery. 


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Sipho Nkosi’s red tape cutting role crucial to encourage investment – Menar
15th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The appointment of mining stalwart Sipho Nkosi to cut red tape is crucial to encourage new investment and expand existing investment in South Africa, says Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu, whose private... 


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Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has reported that the project is on track and ramping up. 


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Provider aims to create Namibian footprint
25th February 2022 By: Anna Moross

Mining sector training courses help to ensure increased safety, efficiency and productivity in the mining environment, and mining sector specialist training solutions company Prisma aims to launch... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
18th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar produced the first coal from its new underground Udumo adit on February 9. 


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Exceptionally good working relationship with Kyrgyz govt – Fraser
14th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The London Aim-quoted Chaarat Gold has an exceptionally good working relationship with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic, says CEO Mike Fraser, who is well known in South Africa as the former... 


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First coal cut at Kangra underground extension
11th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Kangra – a subsidiary of mining investment group Menar – started mining first coal from its new underground Udumo adit on February 9. The new adit, which was previously known as... 


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Anglo starts up new metallurgical coal mine
9th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American announced on Wednesday that its new Aquila mine has achieved its first longwall shear of steelmaking metallurgical coal on schedule and on budget, marking... 


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Glencore reports 43% higher ferrochrome production
2nd February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore on Wednesday reported 43% higher ferrochrome production in its full year 2021 production report.   


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the project. 


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Focus on hygiene can contribute to health, safety
21st January 2022

Owing to high safety risks, mining is considered one of the most hazardous industries and, compared to 2020, South Africa, which has some of the deepest and oldest mines in the world, has already... 


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Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska
20th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the Prieska copper-zinc project to assess the potential for its fast-tracking. Also flagged is the opportunity to... 


BlueRock reports higher full-year grade, output and carats sold
17th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds achieved higher production, considerable grade increases and a 41% increase in carats sold for 2021, executive chairperson Mike Houston says. The company owns and... 


Aerial view of mining trucks at the Phalanndwa Colliery
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
7th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Canyon Coal has changed the name of one of its collieries ahead of the start of construction. 


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Sedibelo’s green platinum resolve firmed up by first-of-a-kind ESG appointment
14th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

In a mining investment world increasingly dominated by environmental social and governance (ESG) demands, the resolve of Sedibelo Platinum Mines to be a green platinum group metals producer has... 


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Extension on cards for ageing mine
10th December 2021 By: Darren Parker

New coal mining company Thungela Resources is evaluating life extension options for its Khwezela colliery, according to a statement on the company’s website. The colliery is an opencast thermal... 


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New colliery construction planned for early 2022
10th December 2021 By: Darren Parker

Pending offtake negotiations, construction of coal mining company Canyon Coal’s new Bekezela Colliery and its facilities is planned to start in the first quarter of next year. Canyon Coal holding... 


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Name change for new colliery
10th December 2021 By: Darren Parker

One of coal mining company Canyon Coal’s – a subsidiary of investment company Menar –  new collieries has changed its name from De Wittekrans to Gugulethu ahead of the start of construction. The... 


Kangra mine located in Saul Mkhizeville, in Mpumalanga has invested significantly to extend the life of mine 
24th November 2021

Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is nearing the completion of the construction of the Twyfelhoek Adit, which forms part of the Kusipongo coal reserve.... 


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Consulting engineers influential in mining success
12th November 2021 By: Anna Moross

Consulting engineers play an important role throughout the mining process, from the exploration phase to the construction and operation of the mine, says Consulting Engineers South Africa CEO... 


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Pallinghurst now has all key battery, hydrogen fuel cell elements
3rd November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The Pallinghurst Group now has within its fold all the key elements needed for lithium-ion batteries, fuel-cells and green hydrogen economy. Pallinghurst’s latest transaction with Talon Metals... 


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Illegal sand mines continue to profit
22nd October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Statistics released by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) inaccurately reflect the volume of illegal mining operations in South Africa, says mining industry body Aspasa (formerly... 


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Solutions on offer for entire mining chain
22nd October 2021

From the beginning of mining operations to the end-of-life, distributor of bearings, power transmission and allied products in Southern Africa Bearings International (BI) has products that service... 


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New RC sampling option available
22nd October 2021

Supplier of equipment, tools, parts, services, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining industry Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing a new reverse... 


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Market responds well to high-pressure pumps
22nd October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

High-head pumps are the workhorses of many fluid control systems, and their role can often be mission-critical in dewatering applications in construction and mining, where the control and removal... 


A birds eye view shot of the East Manganese mine in the Northern Cape of South Africa
East Manganese achieves first ore
22nd October 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Investment company Menar's first manganese asset, the East Manganese mine, located near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, mined ore for the first time in September.  


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Beowolf Mining
22nd October 2021

With over 15 years’ experience in supplying drilling tools and drill rigs to mining operations in Southern Africa, Beowolf Mining is widely recognised as one of the top suppliers of rock drilling... 


Victor Industrial Equipment
Victor Industrial Equipment
22nd October 2021

Victor Industrial Equipment, which has been serving the mining industry for more than 80 years, is an electrical connector manufacturer which supplies a range of products to suit the mining... 


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Company increases local exploration activity
15th October 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mining investment company Menar, through its subsidiaries, has committed to ensuring its continued growth through several investment and development projects. “Exploration allows for the... 


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Karo Platinum project, Zimbabwe – update
15th October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Implementation studies have been completed at the Karo Platinum project. 


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Harmony re-engineering portfolio, deleveraging balance sheet, creating optionality – Coetzer
13th October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Harmony Gold is at a very exciting point as it pivots in a new portfolio-enhancing direction and sheds costs at the same time, says Harmony investor relations head Jared Coetzer. “That little... 


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