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CSIR to showcase VR technology at Mining Indaba

By: Darren Parker     3rd February 2023 Virtual reality (VR) training technology designed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to enhance the safety of mineworkers through knowledge training on hazardous underground incidents, will be showcased at the Investing in African Mining Indaba taking place at the Cape... 

Thungela diversifying with Australian coal mine acquisition

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     3rd February 2023 JSE-listed Thungela Resources has entered into agreements to acquire a controlling interest in the Ensham coal mine, an operating thermal coal asset, in Queensland, Australia. Thungela has, subject to regulatory approvals, entered into an agreement with Audley Energy and Mayfair Corporations... 

MacLean Brings ‘Made in Africa, For Africa’ Message to Mining Indaba 2023

3rd February 2023 Company’s fleet footprint has seen rapid expansion across sub-Saharan Africa in recent years – next step is MacLean EV Series rollout At this year’s edition of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, MacLean Africa will be showcasing its latest battery electric mining vehicle (BEV) offering: a MacLean EV... 

MATSA Copper Operations, Spain

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd February 2023 A polymetallic mine in the Huelva province of south-western Spain, in the northern portion of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. 

New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies

By: Halima Frost     3rd February 2023 A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. An iROC is an integrated operations... 

Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation

3rd February 2023 Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting. “Many mining companies are embracing new technology for energy efficiency, but there is... 

Dry-type transformers lead to increased safety at mines

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd February 2023 The global trend of mining companies’ continuously showing their strong commitment to evaluating their operating practices and working towards zero harm has led to an increased demand for the installation of dry-type transformers at underground and surface mining operations. The safety imperative... 

155 MW wind farm to be constructed in Mpumalanga by Seriti Green  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd February 2023 Work is scheduled to begin soon on the construction of a wind farm in Mpumalanga, South Africa’s electricity heartland. The project, which begins with 155 MW of wind energy and expands to a capacity of 900 MW of renewables and 800 MWh of battery storage, forms part of an agreement that will see... 

Strong operational performance delivers 6% y/y increase in De Beers' fourth-quarter output

By: Chanel de Bruyn     2nd February 2023 Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of Anglo American, achieved a 6% year-on-year increase in rough diamond production to 8.2-million carats for the fourth quarter of 2022. The miner said this reflects a strong operational performance across its assets, but partially offset by the planned... 

Strata Worldwide Celebrates 30 Years in Business

2nd February 2023 Strata Worldwide celebrates 30 years in business and would like to thank its loyal customers and suppliers for years of support. In partnering with them, Strata has become a trusted resource in the latest mine safety technologies and has successfully reached many important milestones within the... 

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