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Implats executive: sustainable development Dr Tsakani Mthombeni, who will speak on ESG and Beyond at the upcoming SAIMM PGMs conference.
PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event
13th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the... 

Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’
Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Filtration company Donaldson has dedicated laboratories for developing its own filter media. The technology-driven filtration company has led the industry in this regard, says engine air product... 

SDO achieves full-year production targets
8th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Sylvania’s Dump Operations (SDO) achieved a solid production performance of 67 053 ounces of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) platinum group metals (PGM) for the financial year... 

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Actom anticipating demand as energy projects continue to flow from REIPPPP
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With a major increase in renewable energy projects anticipated over the next 12 months, turnkey electrical solutions provider Actom is confident that this will translate into an increased demand... 

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New products and technology developments at thyssenkrupp
6th September 2022

Comminution specialist thyssenkrupp has rewritten the crushing and grinding technology rule book with the introduction of the High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) Pro. 

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Harmony working hard to boost productivity
30th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company Harmony Gold on Tuesday announced a programme to improve the human dimension of safety and productivity by combining cultural transformation with technological advancements. The... 

Harmony CEO Peter Steenkamp.
Harmony declares final dividend on lower earnings
30th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company Harmony Gold on Tuesday declared a final dividend in line with dividend policy despite lower earnings. The JSE-listed company, headed by CEO Peter Steenkamp, declared a final... 

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KonNx portfolio ensures constant connection, safety
26th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

In an effort to ensure constant connection between power cables, the relevant equipment and electricity, high voltage cable coupler manufacturer KonNx designs, manufactures and distributes high and... 

Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
Northam forecasts R5.4bn capex as growth projects progress
26th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals company Northam, which refined 9.7% more metal than the prior year in the 12 months to June 30, on Friday forecast capital expenditure (capex) of R5.4-billion for the current... 

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ESG central to miner’s operations
26th August 2022 By: Nadine James

Matters of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) are central to mining as they are core to the notion of sustainability, something that the industry, and coal producer Canyon Coal,... 

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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
26th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, through its subsidiaries, expects to produce 20-million tons of coal a year from 2022/23. 

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Quellaveco copper project, Peru – update
26th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The first production of copper concentrate was achieved at Quellaveco on August 23. 

Vedanta Zinc International's Gamsberg Phase II sod-turning ceremony
Vedanta Zinc breaks ground on R7bn Gamsberg expansion project
5th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Zinc mining company Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) officially broke ground on its Gamsberg Phase II project on August 5. The R7-billion investment in the expansion of the company’s opencast zinc... 

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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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Quellaveco copper project, Peru – update
5th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Concentrate production has started. 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo’s big on-site solar, off-site wind plan lays foundation for green hydrogen
3rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The planned construction by Anglo American of on-site solar plants and off-site regional wind farms is designed to create a renewable energy ecosystem that reduces Scope 2 emissions and lays the... 

De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars
De Beers pleased with strong set of first-half results
28th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In the six months to June 30, rough diamond production of the De Beers Group increased by 10% to 16.9-million carats, reflecting a strong operational performance and higher planned levels of... 

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... 

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Safely connecting power cables and electricity
15th July 2022

High voltage cable coupler manufacturer KonNx designs, manufactures and distributes high and low voltage cable couplers and connectors for use in heavy industrial applications, such as opencast and... 

The real value comes from measuring the increases in mine production and reduced downtime when using a Bridgestone product
Demand outstrips tyre supply
15th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The African mining market’s demand for tyre solutions provider Bridgestone Southern Africa’s product has increased substantially and is exceeding supply, owing to global tyre supply constraints,... 

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Quellaveco copper project, Peru – update
15th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Anglo American has produced first copper concentrate from its Quellaveco project. 

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Eastplats positions new mining method to reopen CRM before year-end
8th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Having completed a new long-term plan and mine redesign study, JSE- and TSX-listed midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastplats envisages restarting mining operations at its flagship PGMs... 

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On-The-Air (08/07/2022)
8th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The National Planning Commission this week made the correct call for the declaration of an ‘energy emergency’; a new listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is set to open up expanded copper... 

Concor to build key pollution control dam for Venetia
23rd June 2022

With decades of experience in the building of mine and other infrastructure, Concor will soon begin work constructing a new pollution control dam for De Beers Venetia Mine in Limpopo province. The... 

Osino Resources CEO Heye Daun
Junior explorer scores big in Namibian gold belt where mining majors failed
2nd June 2022 By: Martin Creamer

If you want to raise real risk capital for exploration, you need Canadian-style investors to provide it, the 2022 Junior Indaba heard on Thursday. While it was acknowledged that South Africa has... 

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OEM supporting sustainable Zambian mining
20th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

As Zambian mines move to adopt more sustainable mining practices, the reduction of energy use, water consumption and carbon emissions – as per global mining trends – is a significant priority, says... 

Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat earnings grow on back of normalised volumes, strong iron-ore price
19th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed construction materials, industrial minerals and bulk commodities supplier Afrimat performed well in the financial year ended February 28, on the back of favourable iron-ore prices, an... 

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Manganese mine rail-loading boost being assessed by South32
19th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company South32 is assessing the potential expansion and modernisation of rail loading infrastructure at its Wessels manganese mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape, says South32... 

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Sibanye-Stillwater hoists first tons from R4bn 4 000-job K4 platinum project
16th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The first tons have been hoisted at Marikana K4, Sibanye-Stillwater’s high-return resumed platinum group metals  (PGM) project, which was largely predeveloped and equipped when acquired from the... 

Court redirects Somkhele mining right expansion application back to the DMRE
16th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

Coal miner Tendele Coal Mining reports that the Pretoria High Court, on May 4, sent the miner’s application for an extended mining right and environmental management programme (EMPr) for its... 

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Minimum of 14 000 jobs a year from South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor
11th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first hydrogen corridor now under development has the potential to generate a minimum of 14 000 jobs, $400-million in gross domestic product and $900-million in taxes a year by 2050.... 

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Transformers that give mines both safety, uptime
9th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 

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Energy transition presents opportunity to build inclusive ecosystem – Wanblad
9th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The energy transition currently under way presents a fresh opportunity for South Africa to build a clean and inclusive energy ecosystem that can create new and significant economic opportunities... 

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Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has started its 2022 field programme that will target key aspects to assist in progressing the project towards completion of a feasibility study 

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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... 

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Pre-owned equipment demand spikes
6th May 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The Covid-19 pandemic, and its related impacts, has caused severe delays for mining companies procuring new opencast mining machinery. As a result, mines and related contractors have turned to... 

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Machinery maintenance key to mitigating downtime
6th May 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Machine downtime – particularly for drill rigs – significantly impacts on the opencast mining industry, with the loss in productivity caused by scheduled and unscheduled downtime resulting in... 

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Proactive measures ensure targets are reached
6th May 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal mining company Canyon Coal ensures that its Khanye Colliery, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, follows a proactive approach to managing and mitigating the impacts of potential challenges.... 

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New Limpopo diamond mine on cards
25th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

An evaluation carried out by Botswana Diamonds has firmed up the possibility of a diamond mine being developed at the company’s Thorny River property in South Africa’s Limpopo province. The... 

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Chaarat Gold looking forward to ‘very green’ production out of Kyrgyz Republic
21st April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim-quoted gold mining company Chaarat Gold is looking forward to “very green and sustainable gold production” coming out of the Kyrgyz Republic, where it is developing two gold projects.... 

Rain contributes to 6% y/y drop in Amplats' first-quarter output
21st April 2022 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) produced 6% less PGMs year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, at 956 000 oz. Platinum production was 5% lower... 

Tharisa maintains good PGMs production despite quarter-on-quarter drop in production
Tharisa maintains good PGMs production despite quarter-on-quarter drop in production
12th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

LSE- and JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome producer Tharisa reported a decrease in production at its Tharisa mine in South Africa in the second quarter, ended March 31, compared... 

Improved safety, precision for bolted connections
8th April 2022

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s Fasteners, Tools & Equipment division has extended its range of wrenches to include a new generation of cordless torque wrenches from Gedore Torque Solutions,... 

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