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Cape Town adds new tech layer in fight against crime
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Very early on in his term, Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was told by law enforcement agencies that there could never be enough boots on the ground to fully combat violent crime and the drug... 


Wits School of Mining Engineering Professor Fred Cawood
Greater man/machine collaboration needed as AI, automation evolve – Cawood
17th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

In the new world of digitised and automated mining that is headed towards increased dependence on AI to solve problems and facilitate complex processes, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)... 


 The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
26th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn, MMM - Strategic Account Executive at Schneider Electric The digital process automation market is expected to reach a staggering 24.2 Billion by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth... 


A man in Blue PPE at the face of a shaft in the Test Mine offered by the Mandela Mining Precinct
Focus on programmes driving tech development
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 


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Scanner finds copper-rich mineralisation
26th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mining technology provider Veracio’s TruScan core scanning system has facilitated the generation of geological insights instrumental to discovering diversified explorer and developer Foran Mining’s... 


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Fibre optic cables improve monitoring, safety
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovative applications of fibre optic cable technology can provide a proactive solution to detect potential tailings storage facility (TSF) risks and improve protection of the associated... 


Copper mining in the DRC powered by VEGA
Copper mining in the DRC powered by VEGA
10th April 2024

VEGA sensors are an integral part of the continuous monitoring and control systems in mining and beneficiation processes across the board. These instruments work alongside pumps and other equipment... 


Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
9th April 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric Buildings are gathering places for humans, and for its inhabitants to prosper, it needs to be sustainable, resilient and people centric.... 


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Breaking ground: expanding our product range
5th April 2024 By: Yolande Botes

Leading stainless-steel supplier ENERGYMetals is expanding its product range to include instrumentation fittings and tubes. Renowned for its expertise in stainless steels, ENERGYMetals has... 


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Microwave consistency meters brought to greenfield pulp, paper mill
29th March 2024

Technology leader in electrification and automation ABB has completed the delivery of KPM KC7 microwave consistency sensors to a new paper mill in Pelasgia, Greece, owned by integrated paper and... 


Robert Theron
Drones: Taking engineering excellence to new heights with RPAS and digital scanning
29th March 2024

In the fast-paced world of engineering and technology, Proconics is leading the charge, embracing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and digital scanning to push the boundaries of what is... 


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A digital twin model integrates real-time data from various sources to simulate, monitor and enhance the mining environment, operations and equipment for enhanced safety, efficiency and sustainability
Digital twins paving way to safer underground mining
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Digital twins represent a “pivotal technological advancement” in underground mining, offering innovative solutions for safety, operational efficiency and environmental sustainability, says business... 


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Company aims to accelerate provision of basic human right
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid South Africa’s water infrastructure crisis, global water solutions company Xylem says improving public awareness on water scarcity, quality and sustainability remain crucial in fast-tracking... 


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AI tech reduces foundry’s energy consumption
8th March 2024

Danish iron foundry Birn announced in December it had completed an artificial intelligence (AI) project in cooperation with automatic pouring technology developer and manufacturer Pour-tech AB to... 


Schneider Electric unveils affordable EasyLogic building management system product range
Schneider Electric unveils affordable EasyLogic building management system product range
7th March 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled its EasyLogic Building Management System (BMS) range, designed for basic building... 


Caption:  	“From one to six sensor-based sorting systems in just five years proves how beneficial the operation is for the customer,” says Vinícius Souto, Managing Director at STEINERT Latinoamericana.
STEINERT, Ferbasa lead the way in sensor-based sorting
4th March 2024

The Companhia de Ferro Ligas da Bahia (Ferbasa) is located in Ipueira, a municipality in the state of Bahia in the northeast of Brazil. Ferbasa operates one of the largest chromite mines in Brazil... 


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Booyco
23rd February 2024

South African pioneer of proximity detection systems Booyco Electronics continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. Acknowledged as a leader in the field, the... 


Funding agreement confirmed for technology roll-out
23rd February 2024

Technology developer, licensed technologies supplier and joint venture project developer Conflow Power Group (CPG) confirms the final agreement of $250-million funding from Cede Bank. The... 


A new Internet of things enabled camera supplied by Axis Communications
Upward trend in generative AI adoption
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Security system provider Axis Communications has noted a marked increase in the uptake of new security-focused applications based on the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially... 


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Lighting system advances energy efficiency
23rd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Luminaire manufacturer BEKA Schréder’s wireless control system Schréder ITERRA offers a wireless control solution for lighting applications, providing a “robust, cost-effective and futureproof... 


TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning
TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 


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5 ways for the mining industry to manage energy costs and boost performance
12th February 2024

Continued global economic uncertainty means that controlling and reducing business costs has become more critical than ever. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in energy-intensive sectors such as... 


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Mineralisation-defining products on show
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

International elemental analysis company Innov-X-Africa will exhibit products from its partners – technology solutions provider Evident, UK-based core analysis service provider Geotek and... 


a re-manufactured bearing which was made by SKF
Circularity promoted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in... 


Takealot rolls out ten JAC battery-powered delivery trucks
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Online retailer Takealot has deployed ten JAC N75 EV battery electric trucks to make deliveries in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The company in November welcomed four N75 four-ton electric trucks... 


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TotalEnergies takes steps to broaden methane emission reductions in the oil, gas sector
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TotalEnergies has announced the signing of three cooperation agreements with national oil and gas companies – Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan and Sonangol in Angola – to carry out methane... 


GWM launches its first EV in South Africa – priced below R700 000 
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Great Wall Motors (GWM), also the owner of the Haval brand, has launched its first electric vehicle (EV) in the domestic market. Ora is the Chinese carmaker’s new-energy-vehicle-specific brand,... 


Revolutionising the search for critical minerals using airborne electromagnetic technology by Spectrem Air
29th November 2023

By Louis Polome, General Manager at Spectrem Air Amid the global shift towards a low-carbon future, the need for lower-carbon sources of energy is growing rapidly. This has created massive demand... 


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Smart monitoring solutions offered for tailings dams
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demand for smart monitoring solutions in tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and waste management infrastructure has increased, following governing bodies’ introducing new standards to mitigate TSF... 


Orica and Caterpillar announce technology collaboration to improve integrated workflows
Orica and Caterpillar announce technology collaboration to improve integrated workflows
20th November 2023

Orica (ASX: ORI) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are teaming up to improve real-time data exchange and integrate workflows across the mining value chain. The collaboration is aimed at providing... 


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Alcohol testing a priority for mines
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

It is a top health and safety priority to ensure that mineworkers do not enter mines after having consumed any alcohol, or with any alcohol remaining in their blood the day after consumption, as... 


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AR Controls
10th November 2023

Gauteng-based AR Controls is a leading manufacturer, importer and stockist of a comprehensive range of internationally recognised valves and instrumentation ideal for critical process applications... 


IMARC 2023: How Space is Helping Mining Rise to New Heights
25th October 2023

The 2023 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney this month is bringing together two seemingly distinct industries, mining and space exploration, to collaborate on... 


Equitable access requires multifaceted approach
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Access to clean water is a fundamental human necessity, yet it remains a significant challenge in Africa, with more than 300-million Africans lacking access to safe drinking water, while more than... 


Originating in Australia, the range of SafeGauge solutions is being distributed in South Africa by Proximity Detection Systems specialist, Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics hails safety breakthrough in live testing of large equipment
11th October 2023

While essential to effective maintenance, the live testing of mining vehicles and equipment can be hazardous and time consuming – but this has all changed with the SafeGauge range of digital... 


Smart conveyor system boosts safety
6th October 2023

Positioned as the “future” of idler roller monitoring in conveyor systems, the Smart Mine’s artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) Smart Conveyor solution from automation, hydraulics and mobile... 


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VEGA Controls SA
29th September 2023

For over 60 years VEGA has been creating solutions for demanding and critical measuring tasks, developing measurement technology that is easy to use and offers maximum safety and reliability.  VEGA... 


Grundfos solutions for sustainable commercial buildings
Grundfos solutions for sustainable commercial buildings
22nd September 2023

In the intricate world of modern commercial buildings, efficiency reigns supreme. Engineers and operators continually grapple with challenges in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning... 


a group of men in PPE in front of a mine building with a drone in front of them
Copper mine invests in aerial survey tech
22nd September 2023

Copper miner Lubambe Copper Mine (LCM) claims its underground Lubambe mine’s technical services division’s adoption and implementation of an aerial drone-based surveying technology to improve data... 


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John Deere motor graders: pioneering the future of roadwork
14th September 2023

Since its inception, John Deere has been a beacon of innovation and quality in the construction industry. Their motor graders have been instrumental in shaping the landscapes of countless cities... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


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Technology optimises grinding operations
19th August 2023

Efficient operation and minimal downtime are crucial for maintaining productivity and profitability in grinding circuits and FLSmidth says that many operations are opting for its KREBS SmartCyclone... 


Mines embrace digital transformation
18th August 2023

The mining industry in South Africa has embraced digital transformation, according to  corporate and commercial law firm Werksmans Attorneys head of regulatory Ahmore Burger-Smidt. South Africa’s... 


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