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Tech skills shortage an existential threat to the global mining industry
7th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

A severe talent shortage is becoming a near existential challenge for mining companies globally, according to auditing firm PwC’s ‘Mine 2023: The era of reinvention’ report.  In a presentation on... 

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ReNu and HESTA investigate hydrogen opportunities
7th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior ReNu Energy has inked a platform agreement with superannuation fund HESTA which could result in the development of hydrogen projects. The platform agreement provides for the potential... 

The Kendal power station is one of four being prioritised for technical support
Private sector technical teams to begin work at four troubled coal stations
5th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Private sector support teams, assembled with the support of the R100-million Resource Mobilization Fund (RMF), will be deployed soon across four troubled coal-fired power stations to assist Eskom... 

Rio Tinto’s Boron mine now powered by renewable diesel
Rio Tinto’s Boron mine now powered by renewable diesel
5th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has achieved a historic milestone at the Boron mine, in California, which has become the world’s first openpit mine to operate a fleet running entirely on renewable... 

nuGen Truck proof-of-concept hybrid hydrogen and battery powered mine haul truck
Battery systems to power diesel-free mining haul trucks
2nd June 2023

Carbon reduction company First Mode purchased 80 Bordline energy storage system (ESS), 2.6 MWh lithium-ion battery systems from electrification and automation corporation ABB in May, to help power... 

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Value chain solution implemented at local mine
2nd June 2023

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric and information technology management company 4Sight have embarked on a project at a prominent South African mining group that sees both... 

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Leasing agreements preferred for hassle free operations
2nd June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Maintenance lease agreements offered by industrial equipment supplier Shumani enable customers to rent equipment on a long-term basis, with full maintenance programmes as a cost-effective option,... 

Micromine Unveils Powerful New Features in 2023.5 Release
25th May 2023

Micromine, next-generation technology for mining, is proud to reaffirm its dedication to innovation and industry leadership with the launch of Micromine 2023.5. The mid-year release, comprising new... 

Vale moves ahead with $2.7bn Amazon mining expansion in clean-steel bet
Vale moves ahead with $2.7bn Amazon mining expansion in clean-steel bet
23rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vale is plowing ahead with a $2.7-billion investment to expand iron output in Brazil’s Amazon, betting demand for high-grade ore will stay strong in an overall softer market. At the world’s... 

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Proper planning limits load-based risks
19th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To ensure that heavy load deliveries are made safely and on time, heavy lifting and rigging specialists Lovemore Bros conducts thorough route planning to mitigate risks associated with transporting... 

Daimler Truck SA opens new head office in R200m investment
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has officially opened its new head office in Centurion in a R200-million investment into the country. The group also spent R20-million on upgrading its truck... 

Electric car demand booming, with sales forecast to increase by 35% this year
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Global sales of electric cars are set to surge to yet another record this year, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). The newest edition of the agency’s ‘Global Electric Vehicle Outlook’... 

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That blackout feeling
19th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is justifiable concern that South Africa’s grid could collapsed this winter given ongoing high breakdowns across the Eskom coal fleet, the absence of one Koeberg unit and a rise in demand in... 

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Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has said that it will expand the scope of the feasibility study for the project to include detailed engineering and design. 

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Electric trucks can work in South Africa, insists Volvo Trucks
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

As the charge towards electric mobility continues unabated in Europe, the US and China, many questions are being raised around electric trucks in South Africa.  Can they travel the distances... 

The Jansen project project in Saskatchewan
BHP eyeing lower cost production at Jansen
17th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Potash production from mining giant BHP’s Jansen Stage 2 project, in Canada, was expected to come in at a lower cost than the Stage 1 operation. CEO Mike Henry told delegates at the Bank of... 

RMB Ventures announces strategic equity investment in Mafika Engineering
15th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

RMB Ventures has acquired a 45% stake in Mafika Engineering, Africa’s largest independent rebuilder of high horsepower (HHP) diesel engines used in the mining industry. This is one of the company’s... 

Robust HVAC systems for mining, earthmoving now on shorter lead times
12th May 2023

With a solid reputation for built-to-order heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems for mobile mining and earthmoving equipment, Booyco Engineering has now cut the lead time on these systems... 

Automotive market continues to drive platinum demand – WPIC
12th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The automotive market will remain the biggest demand segment for platinum for the foreseeable future, comprising between 31% and 46% of total demand, as it has for the last five years, reports the... 

A SKID is a prefabricated substation that creates an easily transportable design that can be quickly energised
Firms partner to deliver SKID substations to miner
12th May 2023

Local medium voltage (MV) ac motor and transformers manufacturer ArmCoil Afrika and engineering services company Schneider Electric have partnered on the provision of a skid mobile substation... 

The units are locally manufactured and have a hydraulically driven high-pressure pump capacity of 295 ℓ/min at 150 bar
Vacuum truck aids rehab project
12th May 2023

Infrastructure maintenance and repair is a pressing issue across many municipalities in South Africa. In George municipality in the Western Cape, work is underway to rehabilitate some of the city’s... 

Lithium developer reduces reliance on freshwater resources
12th May 2023

With its Portugal-based Barroso lithium project, European lithium developer Savannah Resources intends to use a closed-loop water system to reduce its reliance on having to draw water from the... 

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King of the Hills mine and processing hub, Australia
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. 

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Lafigué gold project, Côte d’Ivoire – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mining has reported that the project is progressing well. 

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Blackwater gold project, Canada – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Artemis Gold has placed an order with Finning (Canada) for the primary and ancillary mining fleet required for the initial Phase 1 of operations of its Blackwater mine. 

SFA (Oxford) CEO Henk de Hoop.
Will it be 100% battery electric vehicles by 2035, SFA (Oxford) event asks
11th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Will it be 100% battery electric vehicle (BEV) dominance by 2035? That was the question posed in the title of the SFA (Oxford)'s Battery Metals Lectures on May 11, when slides projected a 45% BEV... 

SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability
5th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 

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Increased demand for automation in agri sector
5th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The growing African population and consequent rising demand for food continues to drive the need for processing equipment that can increase food production in the most efficient manner possible,... 

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Gugulethu project continues to meet expected timeline
5th May 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal, subsidiary of private investment firm Menar, has made “good progress” on the developmental phase of its Gugulethu project and expects to begin with... 

An emerald and metallic green electric truck manufactured by Volvo has been delivered to Morocco as a continent first
New electric trucks destined for S Africa
5th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

On the back of delivering the first ever heavy electric truck to the African continent last month, global manufacturer Volvo says it will deliver its first FM electric truck tractor to a client in... 

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Tormin Mineral Sands Operation, South Africa
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A mineral sands project in Cape Town, on the West Coast of South Africa. 

Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
4th May 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 

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Delo 400 SLK Caltex lubricant for heavy-duty diesel engines
4th May 2023

Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd, licensee of Caltex-brand lubricants have introduced Delo 400 SLK SAE 15W-40 engine oil, a new premium heavy-duty diesel engine oil. 

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Canadian mining firms recognised for excellence in sustainable mining
3rd May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has awarded the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence Awards to New Gold’s New Afton mine and Rio Tinto’s Diavik mine. New Gold and Rio Tinto's... 

The Oyu Tolgoi operation in Mongolia
Copper mine flashes warning of 'huge crisis' for world supply
3rd May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Accompanied by tinny taped music and overall-clad workers, Rio Tinto Group executives and Mongolian officials gathered a kilometer beneath the freezing Gobi Desert earlier this year to open one of... 

Site works at the Kipushi mine in the DRC
Ivanhoe, Gécamines, Glencore sign offtake, financing deal to return Kipushi to production
28th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Kipushi Corporation, a joint venture (JV) between TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) State-owning mining company Gécamines, has entered into an offtake agreement and a... 

St Barbara production falls by 4%
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Ongoing issues at the Leonora operations, in Western Australia, and truck availability at the Simberi operation, in Papua New Guinea, has seen gold miner St Barbara report a 4% reduction in gold... 

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Local gas projects support gas economy
28th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

South Africa’s significant natural gas reserves and extensive gas infrastructure exemplify the country’s potential to develop a natural gas industry, says research and strategy firm Birguid senior... 

Volvo Trucks’ first extra-heavy electric truck hits SA roads
28th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has started the homologation of its first extra-heavy battery electric truck units.  The goal is to present the first of these vehicles to a local customer, KDG... 

LASE Industrielle Lasertechnik GmbH
LASE Industrielle Lasertechnik GmbH
28th April 2023

LASE Industrielle Lasertechnik GmbH and Dwyka Mining Services are proud to showcase their revolutionary partnership at Tech*Carnival-23. By combining DWYKA’s expertise in mining operations with... 

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Guanaco-Amancaya Operation, Chile
28th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine about 220 km south-east of Antofagasta, in northern Chile. 

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On-The-Air (21/04/2023)
21st April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

This week Martin Creamer discusses Copper 360, Anglo American and SAICE. 

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New container handler launched
21st April 2023

Materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mobicon mini straddle... 

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Weba Chute Systems & Solutions
Weba Chute Systems & Solutions

Our world-renowned Weba Chute Systems are used for bulk materials transfer in the industrial and mining sectors. As the leading manufacturer of...

SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)
SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)

Education: Consulting with member companies to obtain the optimal benefits from their B-BBEE spending, skills resources as well as B-BBEE points

Condra Cranes
Condra Cranes

ISO-certified Condra manufactures overhead cranes, portal cranes, cantilever cranes and crane components: hoists, drives, end-carriages, brakes and...


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