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DEWATERING CIRCUIT 
Fine material is pumped to a high frequency dewatering screen to remove excess water, producing manageable dry fine material ready for dispatch
Water preservation essential for mine
21st May 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal completed the installation of two-phase water-efficient technology at its Masama coal mine, in Botswana, in March. 


Mark Cutifani with chart showing thin slither at the top representing mining's 0.04% global footprint.
Climate is global issue that exceeds anything seen in centuries – Anglo
20th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Recent generations have defined the environment as a critical issue for humanity and climate change represents a new and sharper focus that exceeds any single global issue that we have seen in... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mining industry had the biggest influence on GDP decline with onslaught of Covid-19 – Mantashe
18th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Disruptions brought about by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa early last year resulted in the mining industry being the largest contributor to economic decline with its negative... 


Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
SAEC name change to Seriti Power signals coal miner’s new broader energy vision
17th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The change of name of South African Energy Coal (SAEC) to Seriti Power when South32’s coal assets become absorbed into Seriti Resources from June is indicative of Sereti Resources seeing... 


AngloGold interim CEO Christine Ramon
Renewable energy projects under investigation across AngloGold
11th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy projects are under investigation across the entire AngloGold Ashanti group, AngloGold Ashanti VP: environment Tony Da Cruz told Mining Weekly on Tuesday. Da Cruz reported that the... 


SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM The successful implementation of Watercare Mining's systems locally has led to the move to mines internationally
Local clarification, dewatering system going global
7th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Water treatment specialist Watercare Mining tells Mining Weekly that it is in talks with mining houses in Australia, Canada, India and Europe to incorporate  the Watercare Integrated High-Rate... 


Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in the Northern Cape.
Empowered Ntsimbintle strengthens standing in manganese mining
7th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining investment company Ntsimbintle Holdings has acquired a further 13.8% stake in Jupiter Mines, making it the Australian-listed miner’s largest shareholder, with a total holding of 19.9% and... 


Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
7th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Klipfontein is a small, robust opencast platinum group metals opportunity, which will be developed in terms of the existing agreement between precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater and... 


Anglo shareholders green-light Thungela demerger
6th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Shareholders of Anglo American have voted in favour of the demerger of its coal business, which will be spun out into Thungela Resources. The demerger is expected to be completed on June 4.  


DFS confirms feasibility of expanding AfriTin’s Uis Phase 1
4th May 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the expansion of the Phase 1 mining and processing facility and the accompanying ore reserve estimate for the V1 and V2 pegmatites at Aim-listed AfriTin’s... 


OGUZ KICIROGLU Diesel is the lifeblood of opencast mining operations
Demand high for automated fuel system
30th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Since the launch of a fuel automation system at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in February last year, mining technology company Minetec Smart Mining has seen significant demand for the... 


WIDENING PROSPECTS
Several opencast mine exptensions are currently being planned and developed by Menar’s coal mining subsidiaries
Menar extends opencast coal operations
30th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Mineral resources investment group Menar’s subsidiary Canyon Coal is ploughing ahead with plans to begin the development of two new coal mines – De Wittekrans near Hendrina, in Mpumalanga, and... 


Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
29th April 2021

Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa Acid mine water occurs when water reacts with pyrite – what we commonly know as ‘fool’s gold’ – in mining cavities beneath the... 


Hydrogen South Africa hydrogen ventilation research site in North West.
Canadian underground mining likely to take hydrogen ventilation lead – HySA
23rd April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Canadian and Australian mines are big on wanting hydrogen ventilation in underground mining operations, and Canada will likely lead in the use of hydrogen underground. This is the view of Professor... 


Exxaro climate change specialist Dr Lerato Khumalo
Exxaro climate change specialist appointed vice-chair of industry task team
22nd April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has elected the group’s climate change specialist Dr Lerato Khumalo as vice-chairperson for the Industry Task Team on Climate Change (ITTCC). The voluntary,... 


Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in the Northern Cape.
Empowered Ntsimbintle strengthens standing in manganese mining
20th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining investment company Ntsimbintle Holdings has acquired a further 13.8% stake in Jupiter Mines, making it the Australian-listed miner’s largest shareholder, with a total holding of 19.9% and... 


Craig Franck
Craig Franck
16th April 2021 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we feature Craig Franck, sales and operations manager of Ya Batho, a mining technology company with a focus on communication and real-time location systems used in underground or opencast... 


Exxaro's Leeuwpan mine
Exxaro sells Coal Central operations to Overlooked Colliery
9th April 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro Resources has signed a definitive sale and purchase agreement with black-owned mining entity Overlooked Colliery for the Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) operations.... 


East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The East Manganese project is on schedule to produce its first manganese ore in July 2021. 


Menar coal projects, South Africa – update
Menar coal projects, South Africa – update
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kangra will extend its Kangra mine through the Kusipongo project. 


Horizon chrome mine to be auctioned off
7th April 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Horizon chrome mine, near Rustenburg, which has been placed into business rescue, will be sold at an auction scheduled for April 22 by auctioneers Bidders Choice. With a claimed remaining life... 


Hydrogen South Africa hydrogen ventilation research site in North West.
Canadian underground mining likely to take hydrogen ventilation lead – HySA
6th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Canadian and Australian mines are big on wanting hydrogen ventilation in underground mining operations, and Canada will likely lead in the use of hydrogen underground. This is the view of Professor... 


COVERING EXPLOSIVE DEVELOPMENT
The Knowledge Base provides analysis and descriptions of the use of commercial explosives many topics, including applications and use of explosives in mining and construction
Company releases drill, blast knowledge base
2nd April 2021

Underground drill and blast planning software company iRing has introduced an extensive, searchable and comprehensive Knowledge Base that provides answers to questions concerning the use of... 


Booyco expands its coal footprint as Level 9 looms
29th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Coal mines were among the first customers of proximity detection system (PDS) specialist Booyco Electronics, and the company continues to grow its footprint in this sector as mines work towards... 


Amplats CEO Natascha Viljoen
Two-part modernisation of Amandelbult platinum mine under way
26th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Two-part modernisation is under way at the Amandelbult underground platinum group metals (PGMs) mine of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), one where conventional mine design remains intact but is... 


Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
26th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Multi­national precious metals min­ing company Sibanye-Stillwater and leading primary pro­ducer of platinum group metals Anglo American Platinum plans to build an operation that will mine will mine... 


East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
26th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The East Manganese project is on schedule to produce its first manganese ore in May. 


Montepuez mine, Mozambique
Montepuez mine, Mozambique
26th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A ruby mine in Delgado province, in north-east Mozambique. 


Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

An increased remote-operation drilling footprint is providing considerable benefit for Master Drilling, the JSE-listed drilling services company said on Tuesday, when it reported 72.7%-higher 2020... 


Vuslat Bayoglu…keen to acquire assets at exploration level.
Stimulus, EV surge shaping diversification
19th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment and management company Menar is prioritising an iron-ore acquisition as well as a second sizeable manganese deal this year, while implementing a R7-billion thermal coal and... 


Menar coal projects, South Africa
Menar coal projects, South Africa
19th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

South African coal miner Kangra Coal will extend its Kangra mine through the Kusipongo project. 


Vuslat Bayoglu…keen to acquire assets at exploration level.
Stimulus, EV surge shaping diversification
19th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment and management company Menar is prioritising an iron-ore acquisition as well as a second sizeable manganese deal this year, while implementing a R7-billion thermal coal and... 


PGM Management MD Gerhard Meintjes
Northern Cape ‘elephant country' needs exploration boost, says explorer
17th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is still "elephant country" and needs to boost exploration in the Northern Cape's highly prospective Namaqua metamorphic geological province in particular, says PGM Management MD... 


State-of-the-art simulations help optimise pit-to-ship projects
16th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa hosts about 30% of the world’s total mineral reserves and a higher share of diamonds, vanadium, manganese, platinum, cobalt and gold deposits. However, unlocking the true potential of the... 


SIDING WITH COAL
The Kusipongo extension project, which was delayed owing to the pandemic, will proceed now that coal markets have recovered. It will extend Kangra Mine's life significantly
Coal mine extension on the horizon
12th March 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is expected to extend its Kangra mine, in Mpumalanga, through the Kusipongo project. The Kusipongo resource is situated... 


The Two Rivers operation, where a new R5.7-billion project is in final stages of approval.
Implats in final stages of approving R10bn worth of new platinum projects
12th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats is in the final stages of approving two exciting new platinum projects that tick all the boxes of the company’s strategic intent,... 


Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
12th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Multinational precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater and leading primary producer of platinum-group metals Anglo American Platinum plan to build an opencast operation at the Kroondal... 


SIDING WITH COAL
The Kusipongo extension project, which was delayed owing to the pandemic, will proceed now that coal markets have recovered. It will extend Kangra Mine's life significantly
Coal mine extension on the horizon
12th March 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is expected to extend its Kangra mine, in Mpumalanga, through the Kusipongo project. The Kusipongo resource is situated... 


Gem CEO Clifford Elphick
Dividend-paying Gem Diamonds working on technologies to reduce diamond damage
11th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diamond mining and marketing company Gem Diamonds is advancing innovative technologies that reduce diamond damage by ejecting rock non-mechanically and being able to see diamonds in a certain size... 


Kangra resumes operations after Covid-19 temporary shuttering
Kangra resumes operations after Covid-19 temporary shuttering
9th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

The Mpumalanga-based Kangra coal mine, which was put on care and maintenance in March 2020 as a result of Covid-19 restrictions impacting its position in the domestic and export markets, has... 


Kangra coal mine recommences operations
9th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Kangra coal mine located in Saul Mkhizeville, in Mpumalanga has restarted mining operations with the opening of Pit C Coal mining company Kangra, which was put on care and maintenance due to... 


Salvador copper mine conversion, Chile
Salvador copper mine conversion, Chile
5th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Codelco plans to convert Salvador's underground works into an opencast operation. 


African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
The major challenge of the mining industry is the imperative of growth – Dr Motsepe
3rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The major challenge of the mining industry is the imperative of growth, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe said on Wednesday, when the 25 000-employee ARM... 


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