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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... 

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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... 

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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,... 

The relevance of hydropedology studies to the water use license application process
7th April 2022

(Virtual Showroom): The landscape within South Africa and globally is becoming increasingly urbanised and developed. The development of previously open space that served as areas from which flow to... 

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No ‘mucking about’ with safety for UMS
1st April 2022

Shaft sinking company United Mining Services (UMS) boasts shaft sinking innovations that the company is applying across its international projects, says CEO Digby Glover. Throughout its 60-year... 

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Platinum supply on downhill slope – Northam
31st March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum displayed graphs during Thursday’s presentation of half year results, which indicate that PGMs supply is on a hiding to nothing on the... 

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Growth outcomes inform approach to dividends ­as Northam digs in on RBPlat deal
31st March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Growth outcomes will inform Northam Platinum’s approach to dividends, the platinum group metals (PGMs) company stated in reporting 60%-higher half-year headline earnings a share. Northam... 

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Vedanta investing R7bn in Gamsberg 'green' zinc expansion
30th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The board of directors of Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) has approved a R7-billion investment into Gamsberg Phase 2 expansion project in the Northern Cape, which will double the mine and plant... 

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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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More women entering underground mining
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining training provider Prisma Training Solutions has noted a marked increase in women being trained and employed in the mining sector. “At times, we have a class filled entirely with... 

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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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Sipho Nkosi’s red tape cutting role crucial to encourage investment – Menar
15th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The appointment of mining stalwart Sipho Nkosi to cut red tape is crucial to encourage new investment and expand existing investment in South Africa, says Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu, whose private... 

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Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Sibanye-Stillwater has reported that the project is on track and ramping up. 

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Provider aims to create Namibian footprint
25th February 2022 By: Anna Moross

Mining sector training courses help to ensure increased safety, efficiency and productivity in the mining environment, and mining sector specialist training solutions company Prisma aims to launch... 

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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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Exceptionally good working relationship with Kyrgyz govt – Fraser
14th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The London Aim-quoted Chaarat Gold has an exceptionally good working relationship with the government of the Kyrgyz Republic, says CEO Mike Fraser, who is well known in South Africa as the former... 

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Kangra cuts first coal at underground extension
11th February 2022

Coal mining company Kangra has extended the life of its operations by opening up a new adit, which provides access to new underground coal reserves. Darren Parker tells us more. 

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First coal cut at Kangra underground extension
11th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Kangra – a subsidiary of mining investment group Menar – started mining first coal from its new underground Udumo adit on February 9. The new adit, which was previously known as... 

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Anglo starts up new metallurgical coal mine
9th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American announced on Wednesday that its new Aquila mine has achieved its first longwall shear of steelmaking metallurgical coal on schedule and on budget, marking... 

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Glencore reports 43% higher ferrochrome production
2nd February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore on Wednesday reported 43% higher ferrochrome production in its full year 2021 production report.   

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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the project. 

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Focus on hygiene can contribute to health, safety
21st January 2022

Owing to high safety risks, mining is considered one of the most hazardous industries and, compared to 2020, South Africa, which has some of the deepest and oldest mines in the world, has already... 

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Early copper/zinc production investigations under way at Orion’s Prieska
20th January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The executive team of Orion Minerals is re-evaluating the development schedule of the Prieska copper-zinc project to assess the potential for its fast-tracking. Also flagged is the opportunity to... 

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