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Eldorado lifts capex estimate for Greece mining project
Eldorado lifts capex estimate for Greece mining project
23rd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-based Eldorado Gold has increased the capital expenditure (capex) estimate of the Skouries project, in Greece, to $920-million, but between the project finance facility and balance sheet,... 


Embedding ESG in Mining
Embedding ESG in Mining
19th February 2024

The mining industry's consistent focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, once again a central theme at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, heightened the complexity in... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Transformed AECI to go big globally
7th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

JSE-listed South African multinational AECI aims to be the global number three company in its core market segment of mining explosives and mining chemicals, by 2030. Of the company’s business, 80%... 


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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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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AECI outlines new strategy as it celebrates its centenary
23rd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

JSE-listed AECI celebrates its centenary this year, with Group CEO Holger Riemensperger attributing the company’s success to its solution-focussed value proposition and dedication from its... 


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Security conference showcases latest security trends
19th January 2024

A  trendsetter forum in the security sector, Securex South Africa 2024 will take place from May 28 to 30, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, alongside the colocated A-OSH EXPO,... 


AECI reorganises executive leadership team
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diversified group AECI reorganised the structure of its executive leadership team, on December 20, to be more aligned to a corporate business that will enable the delivery of its strategic ambition... 


Deadly attack spurs plea for Peru crackdown on unlicensed mines
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mining executives in Peru are imploring authorities to crack down on escalating violence by informal miners, which this weekend cost the lives of nine staff members of a large, legal gold mine.... 


Nine dead in Peru’s Poderosa mine after armed men raid
4th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Nine people died and 15 were injured after a raid by a group of armed men in the Poderosa mine facilities in the province of Pataz, Peru, the Interior Ministry said in a statement late Saturday.... 


Joint operation leads to more than 100 arrests of suspected illegal miners in Ekurhuleni
3rd December 2023 By: News24Wire

A joint operation between the SA Police Service, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs led to the arrest of more than 100 suspected illegal miners (colloquially known... 


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... 


Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece.
Gold Fields takes big new Scope 3 decarbonisation step
27th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The global transition to net zero emissions by 2050 requires significant deployment of clean energy technologies and increased material production and infrastructure. This is top of mind within the... 


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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Rook 1 uranium project, Canada – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received Ministerial approval to proceed with the development. 


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The swift and effective response of emergency services is critical to safeguarding communities
Miner ups community investment
17th November 2023

As part of its several corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives, iron-ore major Kumba Iron Ore's Sishen mine, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, celebrated Arbor Month by initiating a... 


AECI equipment
AECI to sell noncore assets, focus on core mining, chemicals capability
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified chemicals solutions company AECI will increase focus on its core mining and chemicals capability and divest noncore businesses. The group aims to double the profitability of its core... 


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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 


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Bibiani mine, Ghana
10th November 2023 By: Nadine James

Bibiani is an historically significant gold mine in Ghana 


AECI mining projects boost earnings amid other pressures
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An increase in mining explosives sales volumes in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Asia Pacific has helped to keep JSE-listed chemicals group AECI’s revenue and earnings in the nine months to... 


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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. 


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... 


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... 


The Environmental Impact of Regional Groundwater Abstraction at Mines in South Africa
The Environmental Impact of Regional Groundwater Abstraction at Mines in South Africa
11th October 2023

Introduction (Virtual Showroom): Groundwater is an essential resource that plays a critical role in sustaining ecosystems and supplying the water needs of populations worldwide. However, when it... 


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... 


MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe
MC Mining revenue nearly doubles
22nd September 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE listed MC Mining has reported a significant decrease in its aftertax loss for the year ended June 30, thanks to a marketing agreement that has paved the way for lucrative opportunities in the... 


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Motheo mine, Botswana
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in the Kalahari Copper Belt, in Botswana. 


AECI Mining Explosives Mobile Manufacturing Unit (MMU) at a customer site
Regional focus
8th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global energy transition and general upswing in commodity demand, there has been a significant increase in the number of new openpit projects coming on line for lithium mining, in... 


Image of yellowcake
Rook 1 uranium project, Canada – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NexGen has announced financing of $110-million for the project. 


explosion on mine
AECI completes R45m Dinaser acquisition in Brazil
4th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Explosives manufacturer AECI Mining has concluded the R45-million acquisition of Brazilian explosives business Dinaser Industria.  The acquisition, executed through local Brazilian entity AECI... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares final dividend in financial year of R6.6bn dividend payout
4th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) has declared a R2.6-billion final dividend in a financial year of R6.6-billion worth of dividends being allocated to its shareholders. Net... 


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Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement
23rd August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The intervention of the government and the South African Police Service (Saps) is crucial for enforcing the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),... 


Image of galena/lead
Abra mine, Australia
18th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A lead/silver mine in the Edmund basin in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. 


An image of Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude
Facets of progress in mine health and safety
17th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While there has been some progress in health and safety in several areas in the mining sector, and initiatives are realising some results, much work still remains to be done. This was outlined... 


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Better resources, collaboration required to tackle mine security as illegal mining spikes
11th August 2023 By: Nadine James

Illegal mining has grown in scale and complexity, forcing mine security personnel and law enforcement to adapt as traditional security measures become obsolete. Additionally, the sophistication of... 


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Better resources, collaboration required to tackle mine security as illegal mining spikes
11th August 2023 By: Nadine James

Illegal mining has grown in scale and complexity, forcing mine security personnel and law enforcement to adapt as traditional security measures become obsolete. Additionally, the sophistication of... 


AECI Chamicals' Chem Park premises
AECI commissions 1 MW solar project at Chem Park factory
10th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed chemicals group AECI has installed and commissioned a 1MW solar project at Chem Park, its AECI Chemicals manufacturing site, in Johannesburg. The Chem Park project marks the first stage... 


An image depicting a process tank
Movable pump for iron-ore miner
28th July 2023

The Tornado T1 rotary lobe pump – designed by Germany-based pumps manufacturer NETZSCH for a variety of applications, including for the pumping of slurry – has had its use case for pumping process... 


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