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Global Tailings Summit in January will seek to address global tailings safety 

By: Darren Parker     30th September 2022 Following the September 11 collapse of the Jagersfontein tailings dam, in the Free State, in South Africa, mining company CEOs, government Ministers from major mining nations and other key stakeholders have been invited by institutional investors to a Global Tailings Summit to be held in London,... 

Lifecycle assessment gives Giyani insight into K.Hill project’s global warming potential

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th September 2022 TSX-V-listed Giyani has announced the results of a lifecycle assessment (LCA), prepared by Minviro, based on the feasibility study for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, in Botswana, with these concluding a total product global warming potential (GWP) of 3.2 kg of carbon dioxide... 

New production targets for Sandfire as Simich steps down

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th September 2022 Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources has lifted its production guidance for 2023, announced the departure of its MD and CEO, Karl Simich, and completed a key financing milestone for its Motheo project, in Botswana. Sandfire on Friday announced that group production for the 2023 financial year is... 

Supplier’s equipment improves materials handling efficiencies

30th September 2022 Materials handling equipment supplier BLT WORLD’s MDS static and mobile trommels and apron feeders – which are able to screen rocks as large as 1.5 m –  have been designed for compatibility with other surface equipment in the mining sector. This includes crushers, feeders, recycling plants and... 

Coal waste could boost REEs supply

By: Tracy Hancock     30th September 2022 The information derived from a study published this year on the mineralogy and distribution of rare-earth elements (REEs) in Waterberg coalfield high-ash coals could assist with a new concept of logging coal seams by considering the REE elemental composition of coal, rather than just its energy... 

Contamination at source affecting recycling  

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 A substantial portion of plastic waste is not recycled and ends up in landfills, contributing greatly to plastics being regarded as the biggest environmental threat, says industry body Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom. Forty-three percent of recyclable plastic waste in South Africa... 

Prototype waste-to-fuel pilot plant designed

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 In its drive to become a leading global supplier of green value from waste solutions, local waste solutions provider Explorius has designed its first coal fines and waste-to-fuel pilot plant for the manufacture of briquettes and pellets from waste generated during industrial processes. The pilot... 

Circular economy uptake addressed

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 The need for and uptake of the circular economy mindset by larger organisations locally and globally was addressed during a webinar hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) last month. The webinar, titled ESGS Webinar: Circular economy: Opportunities and Benefits,... 

Glencore reviews lead operations at Italian plant due to high power prices - source

By: Reuters     29th September 2022 Commodity group Glencore is reviewing the sustainability of lead operations at its Portovesme plant in Italy due to high power prices, an industry source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. The company is delaying maintenance operations that were planned in coming months due to the... 

Where peristaltic and IoT technology converge

29th September 2022 Reinhard Seidel, Ds500 Product Champion, Verder Pumps South Africa Emerging technology in pump solutions can contribute significantly to enhancing returns in industrial processing and fluid management applications, including for mining, and wastewater management for example. Peristaltic pumps... 

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