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On-The-Air (26/02/2021)
On-The-Air (26/02/2021)
26th February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Great news is that the South African mining industry is planning a test mine to put new Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies through their paces; Billions of rands are being invested in new... 


Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp
Greenfield exploration drilling restarts at Target North gold prospect
23rd February 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Greenfield exploration drilling has restarted at the Target North prospect in the Free State, which Covid-19 temporarily halted, Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp told Mining Weekly on Tuesday.... 


KEEP IT COAL
The De Wittekrans mine has an estimated life-of-mine of about 25 years
Two-phase coal project will secure production
19th February 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s De Wittekrans greenfield project, in Mpumalanga, South Africa, will take place in two phases. Phase 1 – the opencast operation – has an... 


SAFETY FIRST
Radiation Safety Working Group inspecting final product transport at the Husab Mine
Uranium industry awaits price increase
19th February 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Despite the prolonged period of low uranium prices, wrought by the Fukushima tsunami and the subsequent oversupply caused by the shutdowns of nuclear power plants, the Namibian uranium sector,... 


Driefontein mine
Sibanye reports strong growth in PGM, gold reserves
15th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has reported a 40% increase in platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) platinum group metal (PGM) reserves at its South African operations to 39.5-million... 


COATED AND COVERED The impellers on the pumps are coated and highly durable, making them able to withstand corrosive materials, to a point
Supplier extends range, suitable for various sectors
29th January 2021 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Air compressor, pumps and generator rental supplier Rand-Air has introduced two robust and durable pump ranges suitable for use in a variety of applications, including within the mining sector.... 


Arne Frandsen
New ‘green’ platinum project leaps out of starting blocks
29th January 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The innovative new platinum group metals mining and processing project that slashes 82% off electricity use and elevates platinum to a new high level of greenness, leapt out of its starting blocks... 


Arne Frandsen
New ‘green’ platinum project leaps out of starting blocks, will use 82% less electricity
11th January 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The innovative new platinum group metals mining and processing project that slashes 82% off electricity use and elevates platinum to a new high level of greenness, leapt out of its starting blocks... 


FUELLED UP
Africa Mining Services Incorporated has ongoing projects across some of the largest copper mines in the world, based in Zambia
Cloud-based system proves beneficial
27th November 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Amid fluctuating fuel prices, it has never been more important for businesses to ensure that they manage this “vital resource” correctly, says mining solutions provider Africa Mining Services... 


PRESSURE TOLERANCE 
Fleetguard NanoNet fuel filters features NanoNet media, that are specifically designed for the higher pressures and tighter tolerances of an MCRS engine
Continuous R&D and filter trials ensure efficiency
27th November 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Filtration manufacturer Cummins Filtration continuously works with its parent company global engine supplier Cummins to ensure that it conducts product research and development (R&D) in conjunction... 


Asanko mine, Ghana
Asanko mine, Ghana
27th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine located in the Amansie West district of the Ashanti region of Ghana. 


ANDREW VAN ZYL AND MARCIN WERTZ
SRK’s in-country expertise has provided many advantages, particularly in instances when cross-border travel has been restricted
Technology helps companies weather storm
13th November 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational consulting engineers SRK Consulting director Andrew van Zyl stresses that technology, through the efficiencies it enables, is an important tool for retaining jobs in mining. The... 


Mining contractor adjusts well as Covid-19 shifts HSE goal posts
6th November 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mining contractor Concor Opencast Mining has added a new layer to an already strong foundation in its health, safety and environment (HSE) strategy as the world adjusts to new operating procedures... 


A BIT OF EVERYTHING 
Menar is considering other diversification avenues while developing its coal and anthracite projects
Collision avoidance system installed, investment on track for Menar
23rd October 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Mining investment firm Menar recently procured a collision avoidance system (CAS), which has been installed in all the company’s opencast mobile equipment, notes Menar chairperson Mpumelelo Mkhabela. 


HIGH PRECISION
Setting up a digital twin in mining operations starts with a really accurate high-resolution three-dimensional model of the mine or asset in question
Phased approach key for digital twin adoption
23rd October 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

It is important that the creation of a digital twin be conducted in stages, with every stage building on the previous one, drone survey and inspection specialist Rocketmine business development... 


Victor Industrial Equipment
Victor Industrial Equipment
23rd October 2020

Victor Industrial Equipment (VIE), is an electrical connectors manufacturer with more than 80 years’ experience in the mining industry. We are at the forefront of innovative designs and supply a... 


Amplats' third-quarter PGMs output down 2% y/y
22nd October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

By the end of the third quarter, platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Anglo American Platinum's (Amplats') own-managed operations reached 94% of normal capacity. The Mogalakwena, Unki and... 


MAXAM
MAXAM
16th October 2020

Global technology company MAXAM specialises in the manufacture and distribution of energetic materials.  As a value-creation company, MAXAM strives to develop the most advanced adaptive solutions... 


East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
16th October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar Capital’s East Manganese project has been granted a mining right and water-use licence. 


Menar's East Manganese operation.
Mining operations to start soon at Menar’s East Manganese project
12th October 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Mining investment firm Menar’s first manganese asset, East Manganese, in the Northern Cape, has been granted a mining right and water-use license, which the firm says paves the way for mining... 


UCP shareholders approve takeover by Afrimat
9th October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Afrimat has announced that its offer to acquire all of the ordinary shares in Unicorn Capital Partners (UCP) not already held by Afrimat has gotten the green light from UCP’s... 


Grootegeluk rapid load-out station project, South Africa – update
Grootegeluk rapid load-out station project, South Africa – update
9th October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Exxaro Resources has reported that the project is on track. 


Afrimat seeks to have Nkomati anthracite mine placed in business rescue
6th October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Openpit mining company Afrimat has lodged papers in the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, in Johannesburg, asking for Nkomati Anthracite to be placed under supervision and to... 


STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE
LNG requires specialised infrastructure to manage. It is vital that southern Africa has the capability to move LNG from ship-based transport to land-based storage
LNG can help reduce costs, emissions
25th September 2020

The discovery and development of natural gas projects in northern Mozambique over the past decade could have a significant impact on the economic landscape of Southern Africa, says analytical... 


New manganese mine edges closer to opening
25th September 2020

East Manganese, diversified miner Menar’s first manganese asset, located near the Northern Cape town of Hotazel, was recently granted Amendment to Environmental Authorisation, along with plant and... 


ROBERT HULL
Worley's South African operation is recognised for its deep-level shaft experience, and has experience across most commodities
Worley assists surface miners’ transition to underground operations
25th September 2020

As openpit mines reach their economic end of life, mine owners are considering the viability of transitioning their opencast mining operations to underground, says global engineering firm Worley.... 


Grootegeluk rapid load-out station project, South Africa
Grootegeluk rapid load-out station project, South Africa
25th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Exxaro resources has reported that hot commissioning and project close are under way. 


East Manganese mine project, South Africa
East Manganese mine project, South Africa
25th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the boxcut has started. 


Menar coal projects, South Africa
Menar coal projects, South Africa
25th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar expects to produce 20-million tons of coal a year from 2021/22. 


Omnia's mining division celebrates record-breaking achievements
14th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings is celebrating several record-breaking achievements across Protea Mining Chemicals and BME, which together form the group’s mining division. Protea Mining... 


A MOVING PROPOSITION
Customers value the manoeuvrability and flexibility of their on-site mobile pumps
Mobile pumps prove useful in opencast mining
11th September 2020

The mobility of trailer-mounted pumps has earned them a reputation for versatility and efficiency, according to pump-leasing agent Integrated Pump Rental. The company claims that its range of Sykes... 


NO POWER NO PROBLEM
The diesel-driven PAS/VAR range of pumps is ideal for areas where power is not available
Rental pump option preserves capital
11th September 2020 By: Darren Parker

Portable air and power rental company Rand-Air, a subsidiary of industrial equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco, has introduced the Weda range of dewatering pumps to its suite of rental options to... 


MICHAEL PHIRI Should the Covid-19 pandemic continue into 2021/22, a different marketing strategy using information technology solutions would need to be adopted
Pandemic puts strain on Zambian mining sector
11th September 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Amid the challenges facing the Zambian mining industry, partially because of Covid-19, government has committed to waiving penalties and interest on the late payment of taxes, explains advisory... 


Curves on the hard rock 9 ° inclination of the declining cutting face at Eland mine.
Master Drilling aligning with opencast mines going underground in changing world
11th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-based drilling company Master Drilling, which is active in 23 countries, is aligning itself with the transitioning global requirement of opencast mines going underground. “As the world... 


Britain blocks plans for new coal mine in northeast England
Britain blocks plans for new coal mine in northeast England
9th September 2020 By: Reuters

The British government has refused to allow a new open cast coal mine to be built in northeastern England, the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick said.... 


Sylvania Platinum CEO Jaco Prinsloo
Possible special dividend on high-flying rhodium, palladium prices – Sylvania
7th September 2020 By: Martin Creamer

High-flying rhodium and palladium prices are giving rise to a possible special dividend being paid to the shareholders of cash-flush Sylvania Platinum, the London Aim-quoted company that recovers... 


Victor Industrial Equipment
Victor Industrial Equipment
4th September 2020

With more than 80 years’ experience in the mining industry, Victor Industrial Equipment (VIE), is a leading manufacturer of electrical connectors for both underground and opencast applications. VIE... 


Carbon Tax: regulations published for the trade exposure allowance, GHG intensity benchmarks, and a notice on renewable energy premiums.
3rd September 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The long awaited final regulations for Trade Exposure and Performance Benchmarks allowances to be used to reduce a companies carbon tax liability and a notice in respect of the Renewable Energy... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
2nd September 2020

This week: Third of Master Drilling’s labour force let go; Master Drilling aligning with opencast mines going underground in changing world; and, Sibanye prides itself in having the 'rock star'... 


Camden power station resumes operations
27th August 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Operations at the Camden power station resumed on August 27 after a four-month shutdown. The shutdown was implemented to relocate ash from an unsafe dam at the station. 


Black-owned engineering, mining company looks to expand locally
27th August 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Emergent diversified multidisciplinary engineering and construction group Tirelo Africa is actively searching for business opportunities in the South African engineering, project management,... 


DRDGold, Master Drilling, policy certainty make headlines
DRDGold, Master Drilling, policy certainty make headlines
27th August 2020

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks DRDGold expecting half-year earnings a share to rocket nearly sevenfold, Master Drilling  aligning itself with the transitioning global requirement of... 


Master Drilling project.
South Africa’s instability still curbing mining capex – Master Drilling
27th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Drilling company Master Drilling, which is operating in 23 countries, does not foresee significant fixed capital being spent in South Africa, even though the company is finding strong demand pull... 


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