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Drone tech deployed for working at heights

By: Sabrina Jardim     30th September 2022 A global initiative to get machines to drive inspections in dangerous spaces has resulted in the introduction of drone technology for working-at-height projects. “Drones reduce the amount of human exposure in dangerous environments, which drives efficiency and, in turn, drives down costs.... 

Company aims to expand product range

By: Cameron Mackay     30th September 2022 Local industrial equipment supplier Shumani Industrial Equipment is expanding its product offering to compete in the South African mining sector. While the company’s exposure to the mining market is limited, its products can be used for support functions in mining, rather than for the production... 

Electric hoists ensure safe and stable operations

30th September 2022 Equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s heavy-duty 10-t Kito electric hoist – which was installed in the head frame of a shaft at a platinum mine in 2014 – continues to offer safe and dependable operation in harsh conditions, seven years later. “This robust hoist replaced an existing... 

Circular economy uptake addressed

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 The need for and uptake of the circular economy mindset by larger organisations locally and globally was addressed during a webinar hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) last month. The webinar, titled ESGS Webinar: Circular economy: Opportunities and Benefits,... 

PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the upcoming in-person conference of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at Sun... 

Implats raises its stake in RBPlat to 40.46%

By: Darren Parker     29th September 2022 Platinum group metals producer Impala Platinum (Implats) has again raised its stake in Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), from the 40.11% announced on September 19 to 40.46%. Implats announced on September 29 that it had concluded agreements to acquire about one-million additional RBPlat shares,... 

PTM appoints Blair permanent CFO

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th September 2022 TSX-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has permanently appointed Greg Blair CFO, effective September 27. He has served as interim CFO since July 2021.  

Each Anglo Platinum employee to receive R8 000 worth of shares a year 

By: Martin Creamer     28th September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum has launched a new employee share ownership plan (Esop), which it envisages will be implemented in the fourth quarter of this year. The Esop involves employees receiving Anglo Platinum listed shares to the value of... 

Metals for cleaner future being turned to account in minerals-endowed Northern Cape 

By: Martin Creamer     28th September 2022 South Africa’s critical minerals potential is being highlighted in an increasingly promising manner by Orion Minerals, the Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed company that is showing the way in the minerals-endowed Northern Cape. Orion, headed by its Boksburg-born CEO Errol Smart, is poised to bestow... 

Noront renamed Ring of Fire Metals; Eagle's Nest activity restarts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th September 2022 Australia-based Wyloo Metals has rebranded its Canada-based business as Ring of Fire Metals, and has restarted activity at the Eagle’s Nest project, in northern Ontario. Mining mogul Andrew Forrest’s Wyloo in April bought Noront Resources, having outbid diversified major BHP in the battle for... 

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