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Suricate Minerals Mauritania
Suricate Minerals Mauritania
12th July 2024

SURICATE MINERALS,  is a leading Mauritanian group specializing in the exploration and development of mineral resources. With a portfolio of exploration concessions across Mauritania, the company... 

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ESG highlighted in company’s operations
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have evolved beyond the business-as-usual approach to shape its operational ethos, highlights Rand Refinery CEO Praveen Baijnath. Rand... 

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Cutting costs with pumps
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Using efficient pumps that have undergone extensive testing, measured by agreed and approved key performance indicators, can result in operational savings, states slurry pump manufacturer Schurco... 

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Coordinated approach key to success
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In its endeavours to add projects to its portfolio, diversified mining services group Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC Group) focuses on pursuing gold and platinum opportunities. Owing... 

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Major eyes steady production growth
12th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a well-built portfolio of assets in several countries, gold major Gold Fields is in a strong position to deliver attractive near-term growth underpinned by a steady baseload of production with... 

It is a good time to be producing and selling manganese into the market
Strategic African expansion continues
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Battery metals miner Marula Mining, under the leadership of CEO Jason Brewer, is rapidly expanding its operations across Africa, which he highlighted – during a presentation at Resources for... 

Through its in-country partnerships, BME invests in local infrastructure and skills transfer, to build capacity in local supply chains
Specialist expands African footprint
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Blasting and explosives specialist BME is bolstering its presence in Africa through strategic expansions and a strong emphasis on sustainability and local partnerships. The company, a division of... 

Orion Minerals
Orion Minerals accelerating towards production
12th July 2024

Through the development of its extensive, high-quality mineral resources base located in South Africa’s Northern Cape, junior miner Orion Minerals aims to be a next-generation Australian-South... 

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Region poised to benefit from energy transition
12th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Southern and Central African countries have a significant opportunity to benefit from the anticipated high demand for energy-transition minerals, such as those used for renewable-energy systems,... 

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Resilience pays off when mining in Africa
12th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the African mining industry faces several challenges, the potential rewards of investing in the continent are significant, with companies willing to navigate the complexities of the region... 

Mining plays a crucial role in economic development and contributing to global supply chains
Meeting challenges requires strategy rethink
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In 2023, the global mining sector, including key players in Africa, faced a dual threat of falling commodity prices and rising operational costs, which pressured the financial performance of the... 

Andrada Mining’s focus on Namibia is the result of the region's strategic importance in the global shift towards energy transition technology-related minerals
Set to transform Namibian lithium production
12th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

African technology metals mining company Andrada Mining, which has its roots in exploring the rich geologies of Southern Africa, is poised to become a pivotal player in the global lithium supply... 

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Tanzania leads ASM legislation, support
12th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Tanzania has emerged as a leader in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region for its progressive and supportive policies toward artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), demonstrating... 

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Maximising mining equipment performance using optimal lubrication solutions
10th July 2024

In the dynamic landscape of the mining industry, the performance and longevity of equipment stand as critical pillars for operational success. Lubrication plays a pivotal role in maintaining... 

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Pumps range addresses hard rock mining wear issues
5th July 2024

The GIW range of slurry pumps from South African division of pumps and valves maker KSB Pumps and Valves is designed to ensure optimal wear performance in harsh conditions found in hard rock mining... 

Company driving innovation in the pumps sector
5th July 2024

Whether operating in wastewater treatment facilities, dewatering on mines, irrigating in the agricultural sector or transferring fluids and slurries in the manufacturing sectors, pumps cannot do... 

A Curve D150 dewatering pump sat on the floor of a workshop
Efficient water management with new pump
5th July 2024

Local pump original-equipment manufacturer Pump & Abrasion Technologies launched its Curve D150 dewatering pump in May, which has been designed to improve water handling in mining operations. In... 

AESPUMP South Africa forms strategic partnership with Andritz AG: A boost for local engineering markets
5th July 2024

AESPUMP is celebrated for its comprehensive pump solutions, including new pump sales, precise repairs, and the application of Belzona protective coatings. Since its founding in 2012, originating... 

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Partnership set to bolster African mine water sector
5th July 2024

Earlier this year Africa-focused pump supplier Tri-Pump signed an exclusive distributor agreement with US-based industrial equipment and dredging solutions manufacturer Ellicott Dredge Technologies... 

Integrated Pump Technology will offers its Grindex range of submersible dewatering, sludge and slurry pumps to clients in Botswana through Mitchell Equipment Hire
Partnership boosts Botswana mine pumping solutions
5th July 2024

Following a distributorship agreement concluded earlier this year between pumps solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology and plant hire company Mitchell Equipment Hire, Botswana’s promising... 

Save on compressed air with the Sandpiper EvolutionX and Versamatic Valor AODD pumps
Save on compressed air with the Sandpiper EvolutionX and Versamatic Valor AODD pumps
5th July 2024

In the ever-changing realm of fluid handling, technological progress plays a vital role in improving efficiency and dependability. The forefront of these advancements is represented by the... 

De Beers Group is calling on young aspiring jewellery designers from their producer countries to enter the 2024 Shining Light Awards
Awards focus on development of designers
28th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

By focusing on sustainability, innovation and comprehensive industry exposure, diamond miner De Beers’ Shining Light Awards is evolving to meet the changing needs of the jewellery industry to... 

The scheduled start of underground production in the first half of 2028 is anticipated to bring a new era of high-value diamond recovery for Lucara
Underground expansion progressing towards 2028 start
28th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With careful planning, innovative solutions and a dedicated team, diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corporation’s Karowe Underground Expansion Project (UGP) at the wholly owned  Karowe diamond mine, in... 

28th June 2024

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 

EFFICIENCY BOOST The Xcentric ripper is a hydraulic attachment on an excavator that employs percussion to break or rip through hard material at a rate that is 80% more effective than a standard vibration-activated attachment or hydraulic hammer
Percussion excavation as blasting alternative
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Opencast mining, bulk materials handling, and drilling and blasting service provider Zizwe Opencast Mining’s fleet of hydraulic ripper excavator attachments from systems developer Xcentric enables... 

A 20 B50E articulated dump truck manufactured in South Africa by Bell Equipment being loaded by a Kobelco SK850LC-8 excavator
Emerald miner invests in SA-made dump trucks
28th June 2024

Emerald producer Grizzly Mining has invested in 20 B50E articulated dump trucks (ADTs), manufactured by South African mining and construction equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, for its... 

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Dump truck redesigned to improve surface mining
28th June 2024

Last month, heavy equipment manufacturer John Deere announced that it has redesigned its 410 P-Tier Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) with upgrades to its design and productivity performance, following... 

MAJOR SERVICE The 50 000-hour component replacement project is intended to bring heavy-wear components back into a serviceable state that is in line with original equipment manufacturer specification
Electric shovels receive 50 000-hour service
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

A 50 000-hour component replacement project on one of the large 7495-series Caterpillar electric rope shovels owned and operated by diamond producer Debswana for its Jwaneng mine is going to plan,... 

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Reducing remote-site breakdowns
21st June 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Mass accommodation and remote-site catering, laundry and hospitality solutions provider Ascot Site Solutions aims to ensure employee comfortability by reducing the risk of accommodation-related... 

The above image depicts one of the Kwik Kit buildings supplied by Kwikspace
Prefab offering expanded with quick-assemble kits
21st June 2024 By: Lynne Davies

In the mining industry, where time is of the essence, there is a need for fast and efficient solutions when it comes to the construction of permanent structures or fully mobile units for temporary... 

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S America changing tack for in-demand minerals
21st June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

An emerging trend in Latin America, and South America in general, is the shift from mining certain commodities to mining commodities that are more critical for the energy transition, such as... 

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ICMM highlights tailings safety on Brumadinho anniversary
21st June 2024

The fifth anniversary of the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse serves as a “powerful reminder” to all mining industry stakeholders about the tragic consequences of accidents and highlights the need... 

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Deal signed to test battery-powered haul trucks
21st June 2024

Forming part of its initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, iron-ore and nickel major Vale and mining equipment manufacturer Caterpillar have signed an agreement to test battery electric trucks and... 

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Major focuses on regional sustainability
21st June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an increased focus on the clean energy transition, diversified mining group Anglo American highlights sustainability as an integral aspect of how it operates and that the company goes to great... 

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Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 

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Rentech provides renewable energy products and services to the local and selected African markets. Supplying inverters, lithium and lead-acid...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

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


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