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Location map of the Minim Martrap project
Minim Martrap bauxite project, Cameroon
12th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A bankable feasibility study has confirmed a robust long-term project. 

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New solution helps mines achieve 'optimal' blasting results
5th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Blasting technology and services company Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) has launched the next generation of its XPLOLOG blasting control real-time data solution to help mines achieve optimal blasting... 

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Global market to reach 2.5bn tonnes by 2026 – analysts
29th July 2022

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the global market for iron-ore, estimated at 2.2-billion metric tonnes in the year 2022, was projected to reach a revised size of 2.5-billion metric tonnes by 2026,... 

Mining firms blow cold on India's plan to dig deep for coal
Mining firms blow cold on India's plan to dig deep for coal
26th July 2022 By: Reuters

India's plan to auction abandoned coal mines to private firms to meet rising energy demand has brought little cheer to the industry as running the mines poses financial, technological and safety... 

Ferronickel shots produced from the Araguaia pilot plant
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
22nd July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

All major and long-lead-time process plant equipment contracts for the Araguaia project have been awarded. 

Pan African achieves full-year production record
14th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and JSE-listed gold miner Pan African Resources increased its production of gold by 2% in the financial year ended June 30 to a record 205 459 oz, exceeding its most recent upwardly revised... 

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BME expanding used oil initiative
13th July 2022

Omnia Group company BME is bolstering its sustainability initiative of incorporating used oil into its emulsion explosives. Tasneem Bulbulia tells us more. 

Phoenecian Group completes earthworks, lateral support for Trevenna super basement in Tshwane
12th July 2022

 The bulk earthworks and lateral support work for the five level, 68 000 m2super basement for the new Trevenna A-grade office complex in Tshwane has been completed successfully by Phoenecian Group.... 

Komatsu's latest tunnel boring machine
Komatsu to trial new-gen tunnel borer at Codelco mine
8th July 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Japan-based equipment manufacturer Komatsu has partnered with Chilean State-owned miner Codelco to trial a new tunnel excavation method using a newly launched tunnel boring machine (TBM). The trial... 

Sanral to implement temporary road closures on N3 for rock blasting
6th July 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), as part of the upgrade of the N3 from Cato Ridge to Dardanelles Cutting to an eight-lane carriageway, will implement rolling closures on... 

Concor – MECSA Construction Joint Venture achieves safety milestone on Msikaba Bridge
6th July 2022

The CME JV (Concor – MECSA Construction Joint Venture) has achieved yet another safety milestone on the iconic Msikaba Bridge project, recording 2,5 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free hours on 24... 

Galantas starts underground production at Omagh
Galantas starts underground production at Omagh
5th July 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Galantas Gold has started underground production at the Omagh project, in Northern Ireland, with longhole drilling commencing in the first series of stopes. Installation of the... 

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Eva copper project, Australia – update
1st July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Copper Mountain Mining has engaged investment bank Macquarie Capital to evaluate strategic opportunities regarding the project. 

Image of lithium on conveyor
North Carolina lithium project, US – update
24th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A regulatory review is delaying the Piedmont Lithium's goal of anchoring America's electric vehicle battery renaissance. 

Image of gold nuggets
Okvau gold project, Cambodia – update
24th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Emerald Resources has poured more than 3 000 kg of gold bullion from its Okvau gold mine since commercial production started at Okvau. 

The NAL operation in Quebec
Piedmont Lithium looks abroad amid North Carolina uncertainty
22nd June 2022 By: Reuters

Piedmont Lithium's first steps toward securing lithium supplies will be in Quebec or Ghana, not the US, as an intensifying North Carolina regulatory review delays the miner's goal of anchoring... 

Adding engineering value to Grindex pump solutions
21st June 2022

Pumping solutions are all about adding value through the right technical expertise and resources, including design, engineering and construction capability, according to Integrated Pump Technology... 

Laneway restarts activities at Agate Creek
15th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Laneway Resources has restarted mining activities at the Agate Creek project, in Queensland, with drill and blast operations under way. Production grade control sampling, assaying and... 

EPA approves Rio's plans for Paraburdoo
13th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian Environmental Authority (EPA) has approved plans by mining major Rio Tinto to expand its existing Greater Paraburdoo iron-ore hub, in the Pilbara. The proposal includes the... 

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Quarrying under pressure, owing to lack of road builds
10th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A lack of genuine infrastructure development over the past ten years has reduced demand for aggregates, placing significant pressure on local quarries, says construction materials supplier AfriSam.... 

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Quarries upgrading to next-gen detonation tech
10th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is steadily upgrading local quarries that have been using its AXXIS GII electronic detonation system for years to its latest-generation... 

A cross section of a metal pipe with two angles that was coated internally using a new technique offered by coatings company Corrocoat
Coating firm awarded corrosion prevention contract
10th June 2022

Last month, anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Corrocoat announced it has been awarded a contract to protect 300 new pipe spools of various dimensions by a multinational energy client. The... 

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Kiena Complex restart project, Canada – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Exploration drilling at the Kiena Complex continues to expand high-grade zones and has also yielded the discovery of a new zone. 

Concor at the forefront of "green" construction
8th June 2022

When it comes to care for the environment, there can be few contractors around with the track record of Concor, which has shown its commitment to ‘green’ construction on literally scores of... 

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe
Shell, Mantashe's lawyers defend environmental plan for seismic blasting
1st June 2022 By: News24Wire

Both Shell and Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe's lawyers assert that an environmental management plan for the proposed seismic survey off the Wild Coast qualified as... 

Shell court case prompts climate protest in Cape Town
30th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Protesters rallied in Cape Town on Saturday ahead of a court ruling on oil and gas exploration by Shell Plc. Community groups in December won a temporary halt to the company’s seismic survey off... 

Condra to supply cranes and hoists to Zimbabwe’s Mupani mine
27th May 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Condra has secured a new order to provide lifting equipment for Zimplats’ Mupani mine, in the Hartley Geographical Complex, south-west of Harare, in Zimbabwe. Mupani is undergoing an upgrade to... 

Location map of the Salrares Norte
Salares Norte gold project, Chile – update
27th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold Fields has confirmed the death of three foxes at its Salares Norte gold/copper project 

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Dwyka gets its clients hands on technology to showcase capability
24th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

In its endeavours to “make tech tangible”, mining technology company Dwyka Mining Services hosted a mining technology showcase on May 18 to get clients and potential future clients physical... 

Khoemacau CEO Johan Ferreira
Two employees of mining contractor Barminco killed in accident at Khoemacau
23rd May 2022 By: Darren Parker

Two employees of Australian mining contractor Barminco died in an underground incident at copper miner Khoemacau Copper Mining’s operations, in Botswana, on May 20. On May 21, Khoemacau said... 

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Test site provides platform to trial innovations under real mining conditions
20th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Public–private partnership for innovation the Mandela Mining Precinct’s (MMP’s) test mine is poised to deliver value to mining companies, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other... 

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Test site provides platform to trial innovations under real mining conditions
20th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Public–private partnership for innovation the Mandela Mining Precinct’s (MMP’s) test mine is poised to deliver value to mining companies, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other... 

Epiroc releases upgrade for tophammer drill rigs – SmartROC T35 and T40
Epiroc releases upgrade for tophammer drill rigs – SmartROC T35 and T40
18th May 2022

An upgrade is now released for the Epiroc surface drill rigs, SmartROC T35 and T40, strengthening the company’s offering within construction and quarrying. The update includes a number of new... 

Laneway given approval for Georgetown plans
17th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Laneway Resources has been granted environmental clearance to start processing Agate Creek ore at its Georgetown processing plant, in North Queensland. Laneway earlier this year... 

More local artisan skills developed at Venetia
16th May 2022

As Murray & Roberts Cementation continues to push skills development throughout its projects, local community member Abram Sebola has recently graduated as a qualified electrician from the... 

A primary crushing plant
B&E shares mines’ load, risk with broad offering
12th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With buoyant commodity prices attracting considerable investment in mine expansions and new projects, B&E International is growing its support to the sector with a suite of services in mining and... 

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Green hydrogen can be produced in South Africa immediately, coal conference hears
6th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The generation of green hydrogen is achievable in South Africa immediately and is not a complicated process, Sasol just transition office head David Kawesha said on Friday. “You just need the... 

Image of Skouries gold operation
Skouries gold/copper project, Greece – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eldorado Gold is continuing to advance financing discussions for its partially constructed Skouries mine. 

An image of BME's new AXXIS Titanium
Electronic detonators ensure effective blasting
6th May 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Opencast mines have to contend with rising costs as they go deeper. Efficiency is required to contain these costs and remain profitable, which is offered by digital technology such as blast... 

Latest blasting techniques for rehabilitation of dam walls
29th April 2022

New blasting techniques have been developed specifically to retain the structural stability of dams themselves, with no wasted effort. These projects call for highly controlled, cautious, partial... 

Galantas to restart Northern Ireland mine in June, expands Ireland licence holdings
29th April 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Galantas Gold will next month restart development and blasting at its Omagh min, in Northern Ireland, and says production stoping is targeted for mid- to late-June. The company reports... 

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Bridging the gap between tech and its understanding
29th April 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

To unlock the full benefits and capabilities of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and ensure successful uptake, training programmes need to first assist mining operations and their... 

An image of the Mandela Mining Precinct Test Mine
Precinct pursues implementable solutions
29th April 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Public–private partnership Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) has strengthened its focus on developing and sourcing implementable solutions for the mining industry. The precinct has shifted its focus,... 

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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

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

The SAIMM started as a learned society in 1894 after the invention of the cyanide process that saved the South African gold mining industry of the...

Avlock International
Avlock International

Avlock International is a leading manufacturer and distributor of Specialized Fastening Systems.

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,...


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