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Supplier highlights mining efficiency at Indaba
22nd April 2022

Getting behind the renewed enthusiasm of the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba, Omnia Group subsdiairy and blasting and explosives company BME will be face-to-face with the mining... 


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Firm achieves expansion, creates new products
22nd April 2022 By: Nadine James

Having completed the expansion of its bulk emulsion explosives plant, joint venture premium explosives and blasting solutions provider Enaex Africa plans to commercialise and launch new products,... 


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Montrose interchange project, South Africa
22nd April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The interchange will create a free-flow, split-level interchange that will significantly improve traffic flow. 


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Firm looks to increase investment in outsourced businesses
15th April 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Private equity firm Agile Capital continues to search for investment opportunities, including in outsourced mining businesses. Agile Capital CEO Tshego Sefolo explains that outsourced mining... 


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N4 toll route project, South Africa and Mozambique – update
15th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The rehabilitation of the eMalahleni to Middelburg road pavement rehabilitation and upgrade project – between the OR Tambo and Van Dyksdrift interchanges in the Highveld region – is complete. 


Enaex Africa commissions expanded bulk emulsion plant
8th April 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Explosives company Enaex Africa has completed the construction and commissioning of an expansion project at its bulk emulsion explosive plant in Secunda. The company says this is a significant... 


Image of Orica's FRAGTrack Crusher automated tool optimises fragmentation monitoring
Artificial intelligence optimises crusher performance
31st March 2022

A new fragmentation monitoring solution has been developed to meet a growing demand for downstream monitoring and optimisation solutions in the mining sector. The technology is said to use the... 


Orica expands its fragmentation monitoring solution with FRAGTrack™ Crusher
25th March 2022

Orica (ASX: ORI), today announced the release of its latest fragmentation monitoring solution enabled by FRAGTrack™ Crusher, an automated pre-crusher fragmentation measurement tool delivering... 


Process block diagram for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
25th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has closed agreements with two export credit agencies for senior project finance debt of $346.2-million to advance its Araguaia nickel project. 


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Séguéla gold project, Côte d’Ivoire – update
25th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortuna Silver Mines has announced a maiden inferred mineral resource estimate of 350 000 oz at 3.16 g/t gold at the Sunbird discovery at its Séguéla project. 


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Training provider focuses on safety
18th March 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mining training solutions provider Prisma ensures that it takes a “deeper look” into the safety aspects of its training for individuals operating machines on site or those who are part of a... 


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Inspections, solutions specialist expands in water sector
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial has expanded its services to the water industry. The company saw a need for its non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection... 


The second-generation WebGen 200 range of wireless initiating systems form small to large, in orange, yellow and green
New blasting system improves safety
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Having developed, and now busy testing its second-generation WebGen™ 200 in Australia and Canada, mining and infrastructure solutions provider Orica says its trials have shown improved safety and... 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Negotiations are continuing with stakeholders at Canyon Coal’s fully licensed, but yet-to-be-developed, Gugulethu colliery. 


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Guinea suspends Simandou iron-ore project, saying there has been no progress
11th March 2022 By: Reuters

Guinea's ruling junta has ordered the cessation of all activities at the massive Simandou iron-ore deposit owned by Rio Tinto and a Chinese-backed consortium, saying it was seeking clarification of... 


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Rail revamp on cards
11th March 2022 By: Anna Moross

Galvanized steel and zinc products provide several benefits for rail infrastructure and can help to revamp rail infrastructure in South Africa, says International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk... 


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UP to launch research centre for mechanised mining systems
7th March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The University of Pretoria (UP) is set to host the South African Mining Extraction, Research, Development and Innovation (SAMERDI) Research Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems in its Faculty of... 


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Labelling a necessity to identify steel products
4th March 2022

Labelling or identifying steel products is an absolute necessity in today's global steel market owing to the fact that the tracking of steel has posed problems in the past as a result of the many... 


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Innovative Cleaning Services Available Throughout SA
25th February 2022

Dry ice blast cleaning, a non-abrasive, non-toxic, and time-saving cleaning approach, has revolutionized industrial maintenance cleaning. This new, more efficient way of cleaning lowers downtime... 


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Udumo Adit housing relocation project 80% complete
25th February 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is nearing the completion of its Udumo Adit housing relocation project, in Donkerhoek, Mpumalanga. Udumo shaft... 


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Mine expansion cultivates positive community sentiment
25th February 2022 By: Anna Moross

Aim-listed mining company AfriTin Mining is implementing the expansion of its Phase 1 Uis tin mine operation in Namibia. The expansion will result in a 67% increase in monthly tin concentrate... 


Namibian emulsion plant opened
25th February 2022

Mines in Namibia can look forward to buying locally-manufactured, quality bulk emulsion when provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems Orica and Native Storage Facility... 


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Marathon palladium and copper project, Canada – update
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Gen Mining and the Metis Nation of Ontario have signed a consultation and process agreement for the project. 


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New mining method makes Lucky Friday safer, more productive – Hecla
22nd February 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Silver and gold miner Hecla Mining has developed a new, innovative mining method that will allow the Lucky Friday mine, in Idaho, to increase its projected production in 2022 by almost a million... 


Used oil pioneer BME grows its green partnerships
21st February 2022

Leading the field in the way it incorporates used oil into its emulsion explosives, Omnia Group company BME is extending the benefits of this growing sustainability initiative to mining customers... 


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Acquisition helps improve mining digitalisation
18th February 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Digital reality solutions developer Hexagon acquired drilling technology provider Minnovare last month; its solutions improve the speed, cost and accuracy of underground drilling. Hexagon Mining... 


Image of the Udumo adit at the Kangra mine
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
18th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar produced the first coal from its new underground Udumo adit on February 9. 


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Trac to wrap up new R248m Montrose interchange in 2023
15th February 2022 By: Irma Venter

Trans African Concessions (Trac) says it will go ahead with the construction of the much-anticipated Montrose interchange.  This project, valued at R248-million, officially kicked off at the... 


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BME unpacks new-gen electronic detonator
26th January 2022

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is in the process of rolling out its new-generation electronic detonator system called AXXIS Titanium across the country and other key... 


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Sam Molefi clinches promising contract for his impressive mining business
21st January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Modi Mining is a 100% black South African-owned company founded and owned by mining engineer and entrepreneur Samuel Molefi and entrepreneur Christina Motlapele Molefi. The company was established... 


BME's AXXIS Titanium system
BME unpacks the benefits behind its new-generation electronic detonator
19th January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME has unpacked the benefits of its latest and most advanced electronic blast detonation system called AXXIS Titanium. The company hails this... 


Indian Ocean
Another seismic survey is heading to SA waters, this time from Australia
13th January 2022 By: News24Wire

Just as the Amazon Warrior, a vessel that was to conduct a seismic survey off the Wild Coast on behalf of Shell, left South Africa, attention is now focused on another planned survey, this time off... 


Newcrest to test new blasting tech from Orica
13th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Newcrest Mining’s Cadia underground operation, in New South Wales, will become a testing ground for a first-of-its-kind semi-automated explosives delivery system in the second half of... 


GWR restarts C4 mining
12th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior GWR Group has resumed mining at its high-grade C4 iron-ore mine, in Western Australia. Mining operations at C4 were suspended in September last year due to the volatility in iron-ore... 


Sibanye's Kloof mine
Sibanye suspends operations at safety-impacted South African mines, adjusts guidance
15th December 2021 By: Donna Slater

JSE- and NYSE-listed precious and battery metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater has revised its operational guidance for this year, primarily as a result of various safety-related interventions and... 


ALBIE VISSER 
The state of the global economy has been an important external factor, leading to weak commodity prices that weighed on mining pre-Covid. However, several commodities have recovered well in recent months.
Conducive environs offer lucrative prospects despite difficulties
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Many of Africa’s mineral deposits can deliver good yields to investors, even after the additional costs that are often incurred when operating in regions without sufficient infrastructure. 


BIG PLANS
Basil Read Mining aims to diversify beyond the commodities it currently works in, while expanding its geographical footprint
Contractor learns lockdown lessons
29th January 2021 By: Darren Parker

The main lesson learned over the past year is that, regardless of the challenges and new limitations brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, good relationships are key to keeping businesses... 


EXPANDED HORIZONS The mobile tunnel borer (pictured above) has expanded Master Drilling Group’s offering into rapid horizontal blind hole development using mechanised methods without blasting
Tech keeps MDG going despite Covid-19 pandemic
29th January 2021 By: Mamaili Mamaila

South Africa-based drilling company Master Drilling Group (MDG) has always been keen to get involved in the digitisation aspect of technology advancement in the mining industry, with 2020 having... 


Kariba Dam rehab project making progress
29th January 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Binational organisation the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is progressing work at the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project (KDRP). The authority says that ongoing KDRP works comprise two components,... 


Butcherbird manganese project, Australia
Butcherbird manganese project, Australia
29th January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The relevant state departments have approved the works approval and mining proposal for the project. 


Salares Norte gold project, Chile
Salares Norte gold project, Chile
29th January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Gold Fields has formally started construction of the mining infrastructure at the project. 


Thacker Pass lithium project, US
Thacker Pass lithium project, US
22nd January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The US Bureau of Land Management has issued a record of decision for the project. 


Rio reports a solid year, new CEO says working on restoring trust
Rio reports a solid year, new CEO says working on restoring trust
19th January 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has reported a strong operational performance during the 2020 financial year, despite impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. “We have delivered a strong safety and... 


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