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Competence development a key focus for Sandvik

By: Thabi Madiba     24th May 2019 Global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa will launch its Mechatronic Training Program, which is a competence service offering that aims to take advantage of the changing world of business by equipping their current workforce with competencies to work on... 

Demand for ICT services from juniors on the rise

By: Mamaili Mamaila     24th May 2019 As there is a new wave of junior miners being established in Africa, this brings with it a significant demand for information and communications technology (ICT) services. Information technology, consulting and business processes services supplier Wipro has been engaging continually with clients... 

SKA could have unintended consequences for mining, law firm cautions

By: Nadine James     24th May 2019 While the building of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope is one of the most exciting projects in South Africa’s scientific and academic fields, it is likely to impact the use and exploitation of mineral resources in the Northern Cape, says Nupen Staude de Vries director Lili Nupen notes... 

Locally-manufactured mobile stations delivered to Botswana mine

24th May 2019 A major miner in Botswana has commissioned a South African company to manufacture three mobile operator stations at its Orapa diamond mine in Botswana. The mobile stations allow for capital equipment to operate by means of remote-control technology, 100 m away from where the machine is working. 

India’s SCCL developing greenfield underground coal mine

By: Ajoy K Das     23rd May 2019 Moving against a general trend among Indian miners of closing down underground mines, State-run Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has started work on developing a new underground mine in the southern state of Telangana. SCCL will develop the Kalyani Khani-6 Incline block in Telangana... 

Aura produces first uranium samples

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd May 2019 Aim- and ASX-listed Aura Energy has produced its first samples of yellowcake product, as part of its Tiris uranium project’s definitive feasibility study (DFS). The company said in an announcement on Thursday that the product was regarded as saleable, with impurity levels in the product within... 

New Technology Conference and Trade Show

23rd May 2019 The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) New Technology Conference and Trade Show take place from 5 to 6 June 2019 at the Canvas Riversands Incubation Hub. This event offers an superb opportunity for mining companies, equipment suppliers, technology and service providers,... 

Mining fatalities among ICMM member companies decrease again

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd May 2019 International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) member companies recorded 50 fatalities in 2018, compared with the 51 recorded in 2017 and the 63 recorded in 2016. Eleven of ICMM’s 27 member companies reported no fatalities in 2018, compared with eight in 2017. These companies were Africa... 

Opinion piece: Beef up visual security to clamp down on illegal mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2019 By Laurence Smith, Executive at Graphic Image Technologies In 2017, it was estimated that South Africa’s illegal mining trade was worth R7 billion a year, and in 2015 the SA Human Rights Commission estimated that there were an active 30 000 illegal miners (known as zama-zamas). It has been... 

Traka accelerates expansion into wider African markets

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2019 Leveraging on almost two decades of experience in South Africa, and a presence in a further six African countries, networked key and equipment management solutions company Traka Africa announces an acceleration in their growth strategy. It plans to open new operations or expand more widely in... 

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