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Pilot phase at Sovereign’s Malawi project on track
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and Aim-listed Sovereign Metals says pilot site construction for the ongoing pilot mining and land rehabilitation programme (pilot phase) at the Kasiya rutile/graphite project, in Malawi, is... 


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Pioneer Dome lithium project, Australia
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated scoping study has shown that the project will generate strong financial returns. 


Drill core from Canyon Coal's Gugulethu mine
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Things are going according to plan at the Gugulethu mine project. 


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Zavalievsky graphite mine, Ukraine
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A graphite mine adjacent to the town of Zavallya, in Ukraine. 


ESSENTIAL EXPERTISE
Engineers bring essential expertise in geotechnical engineering, risk assessment and regulatory compliance
Consultancy drives mining standards innovation
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

By prioritising safety, sustainability and efficiency, mining consulting company Baletsema Mining Services MD Bokang Kelepa says the company adheres to international safety and environmental... 


Marula confirms series of local contracts for Kenyan operations
30th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

AQSE-listed Marula Mining has confirmed that the agreements which extend over all the company’s key operations activities at the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya, have been executed with several... 


Harmony employee dies in blasting incident at its Phakisa mine
22nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

An employee was killed in a blasting incident at Harmony Gold Mining's Phakisa mine on Tuesday afternoon. All blasting operations have been temporarily suspended. The relevant authorities have been... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
Indigenous group to take fight against Arizona copper mine to Supreme Court
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

A Native American group said on Tuesday it will take its fight against Rio Tinto’s proposed Arizona copper mine to the US Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider whether... 


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Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 


Piedmont Lithium wins US state mining permit after posting reclamation bond
Piedmont Lithium wins US state mining permit after posting reclamation bond
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Tesla supplier Piedmont Lithium has officially obtained a North Carolina state mining permit after posting a $1-million reclamation bond to develop an open-pit mine that would become one of the... 


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Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 


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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


LHWP tunnel closure won’t have significant impact on water supplies, assures DWS
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The upcoming six-month closure of the Lesotho Highlands tunnel, from October 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025, for scheduled maintenance is not expected to have a significant impact or disruption on... 


 The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
26th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn, MMM - Strategic Account Executive at Schneider Electric The digital process automation market is expected to reach a staggering 24.2 Billion by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth... 


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Focus on programmes driving tech development
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 


Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart.
Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange
22nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a standout intercept that sent its shares rocketing up... 


Tietto posts record quarterly output
18th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Steadily improving milling rates enabled ASX-listed Tietto Minerals to reach record quarterly production of 37 111 oz of gold from its Abujar mine, in Côte d'Ivoire, for the quarter ended March 31.... 


Hummingbird continues discussions with Corica, progresses with mining activities at Kouroussa
16th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid ongoing discussions with mining services provider Corica, Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources says it is progressing with the restart and ramp-up of mining activities at the Kouroussa gold mine,... 


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Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
11th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 


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Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
10th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation showcases simulated mine training facility
Murray & Roberts Cementation showcases simulated mine training facility
10th April 2024

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation in mid-March showcased its mock-up mine and other training facilities for underground mechanised mining operators, supervisors and engineers at its... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally
Deep-level investment
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


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Amarillo Grande uranium/vanadium project, Argentina
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment on the Ivana uranium/vanadium deposit at the project has demonstrated robust economics for a surficial mining operation. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated mineral resource estimate for the +105 m level crown pillar block – has revealed an increase in tonnes and grade. 


Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius.
Mechanical cutting is going to be key for mining going forward – Master Drilling
26th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mechanical cutting, in which huge progress is being made, is going to be key for the mining industry going forward, Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius emphasised on Tuesday, when his Johannesburg... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 


Underground mechanised mining trainee with VR set
Murray & Roberts Cementation raises the bar on mechanised mine training
18th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation on March 14 hosted a media tour of the mock-up mine and training facilities at its Bentley Park Training Academy, in Carletonville. The site is... 


INTELLIGENT DRILLING
The Sandvik DD422iE drill offers intelligent and electric fully automated, top hammer longhole drilling performance
Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The adoption of intelligent drilling technologies represents a critical step towards more efficient, safe and sustainable underground mining operations, though eco-efficient rock processing... 


Orion's Prieska mine
Orion pleased with its interim performance
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals says it has successfully navigated a pivotal development stage in the six months ended December 31, 2023, having transformed from being a pure explorer and... 


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Underground drilling revolution underway
8th March 2024

Underground drilling technology is said to be undergoing a significant transformation, with the  adoption of intelligent drilling and a growing interest in battery electric models for the future.... 


BME MD Ralf Hennecke
BME to start local manufacturing of blasting technology in Western Australia
8th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Having actively built its foundation in the Australian mining market over the past decade, global blasting and explosives specialist BME is ramping up its footprint and capability with facilities... 


EXTENDING CAPABILITIES
Invincible Valve's in-house manufacturing capability has been increased with addition of a new factory in close proximity to its existing facility in Knights, Germiston
New factory brings component outsourcing in-house
8th March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Having bought a new factory in close proximity to its existing factory in Knights, Germiston, valve products and ancillary equipment manufacturer Invincible Valves has developed a new machine shop... 


The new IBL 3000 dry ice blasting machine sold by Dry Ice Blasting Solutions
Dry ice blaster popular in cleaning applications
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

With more than 30 units of the Intelblast (IBL) 3000 having been sold to foundries, forges and die-casting companies across South Africa, blasting machine manufacturer Dry Ice Blasting Services... 


Aerial view of Skouries gold project
Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eldorado Gold has increased the capital expenditure estimate of the project. 


An image of the surroundings at the site location of the Omitiomire project
Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 


Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
14th February 2024

Severe flooding events in South Africa’s coastal regions over the past few years have highlighted the importance of maintaining infrastructure to deal with excess rainfall. A municipality in... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Aboriginal group to inspect rock shelters for potential Rio Tinto damage
Aboriginal group to inspect rock shelters for potential Rio Tinto damage
8th February 2024 By: Reuters

An Aboriginal group from Western Australia's iron ore producing region will inspect an important cultural site in the coming days after it received a notice from Rio Tinto of possible damage, the... 


Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears
7th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching... 


A man holding a remote detonator for an explosive set at a mine
Company showcases contribution to positive disruption
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in... 


Rock and gravel flying through the air in an optimally placed blast
Indaba theme apt for sector – explosives company
26th January 2024

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024 theme ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’ could not be more appropriate for the directions being... 


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