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Diamond mine sewage plant near completion

5th August 2022 Water and wastewater treatment solutions provider WEC Projects announced in June that it would soon complete the installation of a new WEC Model B packaged sewage treatment plant at the Mothae Diamond Mine, located in the Maluti mountains 214 km from Maseru, in Lesotho. The mine is 70% owned by... 

Qld invests in dust lung research

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th July 2022 The Queensland government this week announced more than A$3-million of research grants for occupational dust lung disease. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the grants were part of an election commitment to fund A$5-million of medical research into occupational dust lung diseases,... 

Drive to develop EV manufacturing launched

By: Halima Frost     29th July 2022 Recruitment and upskilling specialists Oxyon People Solutions has instituted a national drive to promote the advantages of developing local electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facilities, including a push for temporary employment services workforce readiness and upskilling curriculums through the... 

Company introduces versatile scalping screen

By: Simone Liedtke     15th July 2022 Local contractors can now deliver desired results across a variety of applications by taking advantage of Finnish industrial machinery company Metso Outotec’s Lokotrack ST2.3 scalping screen. Taking the nomadic nature of contract crushing into consideration, Metso Outotec paid particular... 

Market to reach $345bn by 2031

15th July 2022 The global mining equipment market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% during the forecast period of 2021 to¬¬ 2031, says a report by research and consulting services company Transparency Market Research. In 2020, the global mining equipment market was valued at... 

Outsourcing Onboarding is crucial to both cost savings and safety standards in mining

6th July 2022 By Jared Kangisser, CEO of KBC Health & Safety The high-risk mining sector is, for obvious reasons, heavily regulated regarding health and safety. The sector has complex processes and ensuring everyone has the core skills and competencies necessary to perform their tasks safely is key. Mines must... 

Kwatani casts the spotlight on innovation and digitalisation

4th July 2022 In response to the innovation imperative in the mining sector, Kwatani will use Electra Mining Africa 2022 – to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 5 to 9 September – as the ideal platform to cast the spotlight on its modern multi-slope screen design and the company’s strides in digital... 

FLSmidth to focus on MissionZero at Electra Mining

4th July 2022 FLSmidth, a global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions to the minerals processing industry, will be using this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to demonstrate the progress it is making in realising its MissionZero strategy, an ambitious programme which aims at allowing mines... 

Mining companies undertaking strategies to unlock net-zero targets

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st July 2022 To address the climate emergency, governments and businesses are responding and mining companies are committing to minimising greenhouse -gas emissions with a goal of reaching net zero by about 2040 or 2050; however, this will be challenging and requires new ways of thinking. This was noted by... 

Metro to expand Bauxite Hills operation

By: Darren Parker     29th June 2022 ASX-listed Metro Mining’s board has approved a final investment decision (FID), subject to financing, to expand the capacity of its Bauxite Hills mine, in Queensland, to 7-million wet metric tonnes a year for a capital expenditure (capex) of A$28.3-million. The expansion will be financed from a... 

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