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Anglogold Ashanti's Full Potential programme delivers first results

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd August 2022 Gold miner Anglogold Ashanti’s Full Asset Potential programme has identified a number of opportunities to increase productivity at the Sunrise Dam operation, in Australia. Senior VP for Australia, Michael Erickson told delegates at the Diggers and Dealers conference that the company in February... 

Technology beneficial for lighting sector

By: Sabrina Jardim     22nd July 2022 Technological advancements have become prominent in commercial and industrial lighting applications, which has created additional benefits for the sector, says lighting manufacturer Regent Lighting Solutions MD Randal Wahl and technical sales manager Chris Gijzelaar. Technological trends include... 

NEC XON helps Africa’s mobile network operators develop new 5G models

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd July 2022 Open RAN can support the gradual commercial deployment of fifth-generation (5G), connectivity expansion and coverage with the infrastructure and services to support it in Africa. This was one of the key messages to emerge from custom information and communications technology and related... 

Orom-Cross PFS points to 14-year mine life, net cash generation of $1.07bn

By: Donna Slater     19th July 2022 Graphite, nickel and copper developer Blencowe Resources has completed a prefeasibility study (PFS) for its flagship Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda, on time and under budget. The PFS points to a 14-year life-of-mine (LoM) for the operation, with a net present value (NPV) of $482-million.  

5G fastest growing mobile technology – report

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th July 2022 Fifth-generation (5G) technology is scaling faster than any previous mobile technology generations, with predictions that it will account for 60% of global mobile network data traffic by 2027. The June 2022 Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that, currently, about a quarter of the world’s... 

Nokia, Docomo and NTT partner to bring 6G vision to life

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th July 2022 A joint collaboration has started work on defining and developing the key technologies to shape the next generation of wireless connectivity technology: sixth-generation (6G). Technology giant Nokia, Japan-based Docomo and parent company NTT have partnered through a joint 6G collaboration... 

CTC aims to get ahead of skills lag by working with equipment manufacturers, technology researchers

By: Schalk Burger     4th July 2022 Mining industry training company the Colliery Training Centre (CTC) has established links with various original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technology research organisations and employers to enable it to train students and employees on the latest equipment and technologies emerging in the... 

Zijin invests in 5G solution to create a smart South African mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st July 2022 Global miner Zijin Mining Group’s subsidiaries South Africa Zijin Platinum and Nkwe Platinum have partnered with telecommunications company MTN and technology group Huawei to build a fifth-generation wireless technology-enabled (5G-enabled) platinum mine. This will mark a significant step... 

MTN SA targets 25% 5G coverage by year-end

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2022 Telecommunications group MTN South Africa (SA) aims to have 25% of South Africa’s population covered by fifth-generation (5G) connectivity by the end of 2022, as it ramps up its deployment. MTN currently has over 1 000 active 5G sites servicing dozens of towns and cities across South Africa... 

Prudent to ‘pause’ and strengthen Wireless Open Access Network business case – Icasa

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th June 2022 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) is still committed to pursuing a Wireless Open Access Network (Woan); however, it has to be done properly, says Icasa chairperson Dr Keabetswe Modimoeng. Presenting to the Portfolio Committee on Communications on June 7, he... 

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