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TMS Group, Redec merge to create strengthened industrial solutions provider
17th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industrial service solutions providers TMS Group Industrial Services and industrial and engineering solutions provider Redec Services have merged. Both businesses are part of Sekta Group, a 51%... 


Image of Skouries project site
Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eldorado Gold has closed a €680-million project financing for the project. 


Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s Industrial Air team is equipped to meet industry’s growing appetite for green, efficient compressed air solutions
13th April 2023

The global drive by industry towards greener, more efficient product solutions addresses two very important mandates namely optimised operations to remain profitable and environmental compliance to... 


An image depicting a smiling man, Jacques Farmer
Training initiatives start gaining momentum in West Africa
7th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Although the Covid-19 pandemic halted several training programmes in West Africa, mining training solutions provider Prisma MD Jacques Farmer says projects have fast-tracked training since the... 


Anchor block construction on Msikaba bridge nears completion
7th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Concor-Mota Engil Joint Venture has almost completed the four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place. Concor project director Laurence Savage says the blocks... 


Core samples from the Gugulethu project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Mngeni Shaft project is edging closer to completion. 


St Barbara/Genesis go on trading halt
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share trading of both St Barbara and Genesis Minerals were halted on Tuesday as the two companies discuss a potential alternative transaction structure and capital requirements for a merger.... 


A mine blasting undertaken by BME
BME expands its footprint with Indonesian JV
29th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining and explosives solutions provider BME – a subsidiary of Omnia Holdings – has signed a conditional sale and purchase of shares agreement (CSPA) with Multi Nitrotama Kimia (MNK), an Indonesian... 


The Cononish gold mine in Scotland
Scotgold stock plunges 60% on going concern uncertainty
27th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

London-listed miner Scotgold Resources’ stock crumbled 65% on Monday after the company warned that there is “significant doubt” over its ability to continue as a going concern. The company behind... 


An image depicting a smiling man, Tiaan Kotze
Indaba opens door for more collaboration in mining
24th March 2023

Mining has shown itself to be an important enabler of the African economy and is a central contributor to job creation and community development, says chemicals company Omnia Group COO Tiaan Kotze.... 


Image of drill core from the De Wittekrans project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The R137-million Mngeni Shaft project is edging closer to completion. 


Image of Msikaba bridge anchor block
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place are almost completed.  


BBE commissioned another surface refrigeration plant at Loulo mine in Mali
20th March 2023

Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) Projects has commissioned another turnkey surface refrigeration plant at Société des Mines de Loulo (SOMILO) SA gold mine in Mali, West Africa. The Loulo gold field,... 


An image of an anchor block of the Msikaba bridge under construction
Anchor block construction on the Msikaba bridge nears completion
17th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Concor-Mota Engil Joint Venture (CME JV) has almost completed the four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place. Concor project director Laurence Savage says the... 


Image of SAG mill installation
Séguéla gold project, Côte d’Ivoire – update
17th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortuna Silver Mines is progressing infill drilling at the Sunbird deposit, at its Séguéla gold project, to increase resource confidence. 


Unique suspension crane
14th March 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Condra is to manufacture a 15-ton suspension crane of unusual configuration as one of two overhead cranes ordered for underground use at a Botswana diamond mine. The second... 


Austral resumes Queensland operations
13th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Austral Resources has resumed drilling and blasting activities in Queensland over the weekend, after suspending operations following heavy rainfall. The ASX-listed copper miner said that... 


Image of a converter fabricated at Efficient Engineering's facility
Local expertise fills pressurised equipment niche
11th March 2023

South African company Efficient Engineering’s pressurised equipment division offers technical expertise, specialised equipment and delivery of complex solutions to the petrochemical, oil and gas... 


Sanral to undertake blasting on the N3 on March 14
10th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it will carry out blasting to remove rock outcrops near the Camperdown Overpass bridge at 14:00 on Tuesday March 14 for the... 


KP Lime mine
KP Lime looks to expand with an additional pit
3rd March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Global commodities trader IMR Resources is set to expand its Kgatelopele Lime (KP Lime) mine, in the Northern Cape, with a second openpit operation that is expected to be built within the next two... 


Aerial image of Skouries mine
Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eldorado Gold is forecasting a big jump in its production over the next five years, with the addition of the Skouries mine providing significant near-term growth. 


BME to launch Canada facilities in Nairn Centre
BME to launch Canada facilities in Nairn Centre
27th February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In a significant step in its international growth journey, BME Mining Canada will later this year officially launch its greenfield production and service facilities in Nairn Centre, Ontario.... 


Firm to streamline blasting for mines
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the steady decline in production from the South African mining sector, there have been some recent mine expansions for minerals in high demand. Wherever possible, blasting and explosives... 


Sinking of the ventilation shaft at the Palabora copper mine, in Phalaborwa
Shaft sinking team at Palabora copper mine reach 800 m
20th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation’s shaft sinking team, responsible for sinking a new ventilation shaft at the Palabora copper mine, in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, have celebrated reaching a... 


blanket mine shaft
Caledonia says Blanket employee killed in secondary blasting incident
17th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gold miner Caledonia Mining has reported a fatality on the afternoon of February 16 at its Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe. The accident was related to secondary blasting. 


Tevva hydrogen-electric truck clocks up 350 miles in wintry range test
17th February 2023

While Tevva’s laser-guided focus remains trained on building and delivering its battery-electric 7.5t vehicle, testing and development of its hydrogen-electric counterpart continues apace.  Four... 


New ecofriendly blaster instrument introduced
17th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier BAMR introduced the ecofriendly Bristle Blaster Cordless instrument – a product of blasting solutions company MontiPower – to the local market in... 


Impco control panel image
First locally-made automated shaft sinking drill rig shipped to overseas client
16th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Rosslyn-based mechanical engineering company Impco Engineering has completed the development and construction of its first automated and energy-efficient Jumbo shaft sinking drill rig, which has... 


Image of the Thacker Pass project
Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A US judge has ordered regulators to reconsider part of the permit approving Lithium Americas' Thacker Pass lithium mine project. 


Image of DRC map/flag
Kipushi zinc/copper/silver/germanium mine, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe has announced initial capital for Kipushi of $380-million in 2023/24.  


Sandvik develops vision for mining automation with AutoMine concept underground drill
Sandvik develops vision for mining automation with AutoMine concept underground drill
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced its AutoMine Concept Underground Drill, the company’s second technology demonstrator for its future autonomous mining vision. The AutoMine Concept... 


Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand
Enaex Africa optimistic about plans to become explosives leader in Africa
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Explosives and blasting specialist Enaex Africa is hopeful that it will continue to expand into Africa and help drive long-term growth and new investment opportunities in the continent’s mining... 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project
Ivanhoe outlines $3.78bn capex plans for 2023/4
1st February 2023 By: Darren Parker

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines intends to spend a combined $3.78-billion in capital expenditure (capex) on its Kamoa-Kakula copper project and Kipushi zinc/copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of... 


An image depicting a man, Ralf Hennecke
Secure supply, efficiency needed for mining growth
27th January 2023

An important focus of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9 – will be security and supply, and with good... 


Blasting to be done on N3 Camperdown overpass on Feb 8
23rd January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Blasting will be carried out near the Camperdown Overpass Bridge to remove rock outcrops on February 8 at 15:00. This forms part of the ongoing N3 upgrades from Cato Ridge interchange to... 


Image of Zgounder usine decyanuration plant
Zgounder mine, Morocco
20th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A silver mine East of Agadir, in the Taroudant province of Morocco. 


Location map of the Minim Martrap project
Minim Martrap bauxite project, Cameroon – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Canyon Resources has secured a near A$12.1-million strategic placement with Eagle Eye Asset Holdings to advance the development of its Minim Martap bauxite project. 


Image of underground portal at the Skouries mine, in Greece
Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The board of Eldorado Gold has approved an investment decision and full restart of construction activities at the Skouries gold project. 


Prieska copper mine decline
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
16th December 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has signed definitive agreements for an $87-million funding package with Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp to advance its Prieska copper/zinc mine. 


Mechanised, wireless development blast fired at Agnico’s Finland mine
15th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian explosives group and Swedish mining equipment company Epiroc have successfully initiated live blasting with Avatel – a semi-automated wireless underground development charging solution... 


Friedland’s technology firm in collaboration agreement with BHP
Friedland’s technology firm in collaboration agreement with BHP
14th December 2022 By: Kenneth Creamer

Diversified resources group BHP has entered into a collaboration agreement with technology companies I-Pulse and I-Rox to identify and develop applications of pulsed-power technology across... 


Orion Minerals secures $87m in funding for Prieska
13th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Copper developer Orion Minerals has inked definitive agreements for an $87-milion funding package with TSX- and NYSE-listed Triple Flag Precious Metals Corp to advance its Prieska copper/zinc mine,... 


Image of a water control door completed by Murray & Roberts Cementation for the De Beers Venetia Underground Project
Water control door for underground mine
2nd December 2022

The first of six water control doors designed to counter water ingress has been completed for the De Beers Venetia Underground Project (VUP). The huge water control door has a steel frame 8 m high,... 


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