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The importance of using the correct SEIFSA Price and Index Pages indices in your Contract Price Adjustment

6th August 2020 In order for any business to remain sustainable, it is important to keep track of price escalation trends.  Companies supplying products to buying institutions have to monitor price escalation trends in order to ensure that they are adequately compensated for any price increases and understand... 

Weekly Coal Index Report

6th July 2020 Physical coal markets can’t seem to catch a break. Even as paper prices strengthened slightly across the curve, the discount to physical deepened as lack of buyer activity persisted. The Rand is also stubbornly strengthening as a wave of “risk on” sentiment permeates global markets and the energy... 

Automation technology solution can help smaller mines

By: Cameron Mackay     3rd July 2020 Earthmoving technology supplier Caterpillar’s new cloud-based technology platform, MineStar Edge, can be used to manage production cost effectively, particularly on small surface mines. “Many smaller mines rely on people, often haul truck operators, to manually record production information on... 

Chile-based mining company EMSA uses Getac fully rugged tablet F110 to help complete challenging exploration and mining operations in harsh desert environments

2nd July 2020 Exploraciones Mineras Andinas SA, is a limited company whose shareholders are Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile, CODELCO, and Sociedad de Inversiones Copperfield Ltda.  

Weekly Coal Index heralds vital new era of African pricing transparency  

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2020 Coal remains the dominant primary energy source for the production of electricity in South Africa. Even with high allocations for renewable energy in the latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019, as well as the prospect of coal-plant decommissioning over the coming ten years, coal is still... 

Screening efficiency in the spotlight as mines ramp up production

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th June 2020 With South Africa’s mines returning to full staffing levels from June 1, some of the country’s largest employers now have the responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and actively manage the risk of COVID-19 infections from bringing operations to a standstill. The report of 30% of workers... 

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area Protocol on Investment: A Prickly Pear for SADC and other Regional Economic Communities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2020 Current state of play of the AfCFTA The secretary-general of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat, Mr Wemkele Mene made an announcement on 28 April 2020 of the postponement of the 1 July 2020 official implementation start date. Mr Mene cited the adverse effects of Covid-19... 

Avoid extended downtime due to inadequate preparation prior to start-up after lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th May 2020 Evaluate the risk the shutdown posed to Critical Electrical Equipment (CEE) before you start up your plant after lockdown. During normal circumstances, a plant shutdown is a thoroughly planned event where several processes are precisely orchestrated to take equipment out of service, maintained... 

KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) has earmarked KwaZulu-Natal as a key growth area for its business going forward. 

Oil little changed after historic Opec+ deal to cut production

By: Bloomberg     13th April 2020 Oil surrendered gains after rising in early trading as investors weighed whether an unprecedented deal by the world’s biggest producers to cut output would would be enough to steady a market pummeled by the coronavirus. Futures in London were down 0.4% after the Opec+ alliance agreed to a plan... 

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