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Collaboration needed to make South African mining globally competitive again – CSIR 

By: Martin Creamer     18th May 2022 Concern about mineral resource scarcity is widespread and, at the same time, many countries, such as Australia, Canada and China, are investing significantly in strengthening their mining-related research, development and innovation (RDI) capabilities. “This makes cost and differentiation... 

Gold refiner to stop working with mines that miss carbon goals

By: Bloomberg     18th May 2022 One of the world’s biggest gold refineries will look to stop sourcing metal from mines that fail to meet standards on carbon emissions. MKS PAMP plans to curb emissions that come from its supply chain by 27.5% before the end of the decade, the company said in a statement Wednesday. As a result... 

Lockheed Martin, US Air Force, successfully test hypersonic weapon

By: Rebecca Campbell     18th May 2022 US giant aerospace and defence group Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force (USAF) jointly announced on Tuesday that, together, they had successfully flight-tested a hypersonic weapon. The weapon is designated the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). For the test flight, the ARRW was... 

Successful implosion of Kaserne building in Joburg

17th May 2022 It took only four seconds and 783 non-electronic detonators to bring about the successful implosion of the Kaserne building in downtown Johannesburg on Sunday 15 May 2022, reports Kyle Perkin, Explosives Engineer: Demolition and Earthworks Division at Phoenecian Group. The City of Johannesburg... 

South African coal consumers face tough decisions as miners prioritise exports over domestic offtakers – Jones 

By: Donna Slater     13th May 2022 A potential food crisis may be brewing in South Africa as domestic coal consumers face increasing difficulty in securing coal supplies at a fair price to fire their processing plants, says commodity insights and marketplace company African Source Markets CEO Bevan Jones. He tells Mining Weekly... 

Cleanliness and safety hand-in-hand

12th May 2022 Why emergency showers and eyewash stations matter Safety in the workplace is the most important thing to consider anytime employees enter premises in service of their employers. And it is the employer’s responsibility to protect all staff members from harm, especially if they are exposed to... 

A new energy reality – natural gas’s critical role in SA’s transitioning

12th May 2022 By: Andri Hugo, CEO & Founder of Novo Energy                                                                                                                        The news coming out of the Investing in African Mining Indaba must be encouraging to both environmentalists and the mining industry.... 

Kruger National Park tourist facilities to receive a makeover

By: Yvonne Silaule     9th May 2022 South African National Parks (SANParks) will invest R370-million in infrastructure upgrades and refurbishments at the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the next three years. Funds for the upgrade have been accumulated from payments from insurers and contributions from the Department of Tourism;... 

Transformers that give mines both safety, uptime 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th May 2022 As mines aggressively pursue Zero Harm policies while seeking greater productivity and efficiency, dry-type transformers have much to offer, specialist company Trafo Power Solutions is seeing a substantial take up of this technology over traditional oil-filled transformers, with mines recognising... 

Gangs stealing cables miles underground torment South African platinum mines

By: Bloomberg     9th May 2022 South African miners are battling a growing threat miles underground in the world’s deepest platinum shafts: Gangs stealing copper cables and disrupting operations. Enticed by high copper prices, thieves are sneaking in, descending deep underground and setting up camp among vast networks of... 

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