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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... 


A man sitting in front of an AI Generated screen indicating the cycle of a remote blasting sequence
Green blasting tech to be showcased
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic... 


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Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 


The existing Ulco operation and new mining area
AfriSam expects to start mining new Ulco limestone quarry later this year
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam will soon start mining at a new limestone deposit near its Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


Hannes Meyer, AfriSam Cementitious Executive
New limestone quarry for AfriSam at Ulco
18th January 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


Argonaut's Magino mine
Argonaut making progress in optimising its Magino mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-based gold producer Argonaut Gold says its flagship Magino mine, in Ontario, is nearing the gold production rates set out in its National Instrument 43-101 technical report following the... 


An image depicting the pump station under construction.
KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


Smart technology for mobile explosives units
1st December 2023

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is leveraging smart technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a key aspect of its automation efforts to enhance the... 


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Orica
1st December 2023

Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have teamed up to bring fifth-generation technology to the Gugulethu colliery. 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia weathers challenges to maintain strong interim financial position
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings’ operations and capital were managed effectively against a backdrop of complex market dynamics, resulting in a strong cash position and balance sheet for the six months... 


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Tackling the construction sector skills shortage
17th November 2023

South African construction materials supplier AfriSam says that the company’s ongoing investment in training and development aims to address the lack of technical skills which it says is hampering... 


The Trevenna Super Basement with finishes
Concor clinches construction world best projects awards for two projects
13th November 2023

Concor' s name has long been associated with Construction World's Best Projects with numerous of the company's projects, both in infrastructure and the built environment, winning accolades over the... 


Eastplats’ financial performance improves
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Eastern Platinum’s (Eastplats’) revenue for the three months ended September 30 increased to $21.8-million, from $3.6-million in the prior year’s corresponding period, representing an... 


Concor's Trevenna super basement project under construction
Concor secures accolades at Construction World's Best Project Awards
10th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Construction company Concor has won awards for two projects at the twenty-second instalment of Construction World’s Best Projects Awards. The aim of the awards is to recognise excellence in civil... 


Image of a screen at the Sandvik Rock Processing manufacturing facility
Manufacturing agility meets rising demand
7th November 2023

Vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer Sandvik Rock Processing says that it is experiencing rising demand and record growth levels. To keep pace with equipment orders, the... 


Image of a water reservoir
Clanwilliam dam and irrigation scheme upgrade project, South Africa – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first trial blasting has been undertaken on site. 


Bell Equipment has 45 000m² undercover manufacturing area in Richards Bay that complies with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and welds to the internationally recognised ISO 3834-2 Appendix 10 standards
Bell launches new Bell Heavy Industries division
1st November 2023

With almost seventy years of demonstrated expertise in complex engineering, heavy fabrication, and machining for its own range of material handling equipment, Bell Equipment is now offering these... 


A solo image of the Kleeman MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe developed by Wirtgen
Mobile crusher manufacturer adds to portfolio
27th October 2023

Mining and construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group’s Kleemann brand announced in August that it will launch its mobile impact crusher, the MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe gradually, starting... 


First trial blasting at Clanwilliam dam construction site
26th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The first trial blasting has been undertaken at the Clanwilliam dam construction site in the Western Cape, as the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) works to raise the dam wall by 13 m. The... 


The solar farm at Gudai-darri
In Australia's outback, Rio Tinto prepares for a low carbon future
24th October 2023 By: Reuters

In the red, dusty outback of the Pilbara in Western Australia, the world's biggest iron ore miner Rio Tinto is preparing for a low carbon future as it maps out new sources of the raw material to... 


A detonator and charge placed on the wall of an opencast mining operation with
Lead-free detonator range safer for environment
20th October 2023

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica is taking another step towards its purpose to sustainably capitalise from the Earth’s resources by commercially launching what it claims... 


An explosion with ground being blown up in a controlled explosion using the BME Viperdet MS series of Detonators
Nonelectric detonators gain traction
20th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since the launch of mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME’s new Viperdet MS series of detonators in August, the products have been used in 11 successful blasts in the South African... 


A detonator and charge placed on the wall of an opencast mining operation with
New explosives innovation prioritises safety
20th October 2023

The DigiShot Ranger, designed by South African mining explosives manufacturer AECI Mining Explosives has been designed to cater specifically for smaller mines, quarries and civil blasting... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia acquires minority stake in Swedish clean explosives company
17th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has partnered with Sweden-based Hypex Bio Explosives Technology through the acquisition of a minority stake in the company. Hypex has been developing sustainable... 


AfriSam as a leading construction materials supplier continues to take the lead in skills development
AfriSam puts skills development front and centre
13th October 2023

To stay ahead in the industry’s war for talent, AfriSam has over the years placed skills at the forefront of its people development initiatives. With its several training programmes, the company... 


Image of the Pantera DP1500i surface top-hammer drill rig
Drill rigs boost blasting company growth
12th October 2023

KwaZulu-Natal-based drilling and blasting company Brauteseth Blasting says it is expanding nationally, supported by its multiple drill rig acquisitions from Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions which... 


Green light for new BC underground gold mine
Green light for new BC underground gold mine
11th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Cariboo underground gold mine, located in the historical Wells-Barkerville mining camp of central British Columbia, has received environmental approval. The project, owned by Osisko... 


Kenya farm to host first on-site hydrogen-to-fertiliser plant, Iowa to follow
11th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s first modular green ammonia plant is starting up in Kenya and, the company behind the technology to make fertiliser, plans to deploy the facilities as far afield as Iowa, in the US. The... 


Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
Nevada Copper restarts processing at Pumpkin Hollow
4th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Nevada Copper has restarted processing operations at its Pumpkin Hollow underground mine, with the first ore being fed to the mill. “The restart of the mill has been orchestrated... 


Enaex vehicles in operation at a mining site
Enaex chases North American deals as mine-blasting demand grows
3rd October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chilean industrial conglomerate Sigdo Koppers said it is scouring the market for acquisition targets in North America to grow its share of mining explosives as deteriorating ore grades push up... 


Image shows Rio Tinto logo
Another Rio blast damages rock shelter
22nd September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Friday said it was working with traditional owners in the Pilbara after blasting operations at its Nammuldi iron-ore mine impacted an ancient rock shelter. “As part... 


Embracing digital tools to improve efficiency
22nd September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African mining industry is increasingly integrating digital tools to improve efficiency and control operation costs, representing a significant shift from previous years where digital... 


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