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UMS prepares to bring in the heavyweights for shaft sinking at Karowe Mine

25th August 2021 With a team comprising some of the most experienced professionals in shaft sinking, United Mining Services (UMS) is gearing up for the pre-sinking of two shafts for the Karowe Underground Mine Expansion Project (UGP) in Botswana. Following the completion of the feasibility study for the Karowe... 

Lucara progresses with Karowe expansion as diamond market recovery continues 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th August 2021 TSX-listed Lucara Diamond Corporation says the diamond market continues on its recovery path, as evidenced by the company generating revenue of $46.3-million for the quarter ended June 30. The company realised an average price per carat sold of $671 for the quarter.  

UMS leads the way for women in mining

6th August 2021 While it is clear that women in mining are a minority, and that long-term thinking is needed to increase accessibility for, and the development of, women in the mining sector, companies such as United Mining Services (UMS) are leading the drive towards inclusivity. UMS Group CEO Digby Glover says... 

UMS leads the way forward for women in mining

27th July 2021 While it is clear that women in mining are a minority, and that long-term thinking is needed to increase accessibility and development of women in the mining sector, companies such as United Mining Services (UMS) are leading the drive towards inclusivity. Digby Glover, CEO of the UMS Group, says... 

Unified brand for United Mining Services

26th July 2021 Six years after the acquisition of industry icon Shaft Sinkers and its design counterpart METS (Mining Engineering Technical Services), the UMS (United Mining Services) Group is ready to present a new, united face to the mining industry.  The UMS Group divisions are now operating as UMS Shaft... 

Takalani Randima - setting trends in mining

15th July 2021 Breaking new ground in a traditionally male industry, Takalani Randima is an inspiring role model for women in mining. She began her career in 2008 as a trainee engineer on a mine, only a few years after women were legally granted the right to work underground in South African mines, before... 

Uniting innovation with experience to deliver turnkey mining solutions

13th May 2021 Uniting innovation with a wealth of industry experience that spans six decades, the United Mining Services Group is continuing to grow from strength to strength. With projects throughout southern Africa and as far afield as Brazil and the USA, the organisation draws on considerable industry... 

Remote-operation drilling footprint providing sizeable benefit – Master Drilling  

By: Martin Creamer     23rd March 2021 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 net cash generation of $25.5-million, 18%-lower debt to $42.1-million, and a halved gearing ratio to... 

Mechanised boring solutions making headway

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 The development of rock-boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling’s mobile tunnel borer (MTB) and shaft-boring system (SBS) technology is advancing, with the machinery expected to reduce project development times by three to four times, says Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius. “These... 

Sirius reveals revised plan for UK fertiliser mine

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2019 London-listed Sirius Minerals has unveiled a new development plan for its fertiliser mine project, in North Yorkshire, sending the UK project developer’s share price surging. The initial phase of one-million tonnes a year will require an investor or debt financing for $600-million by the end of... 

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