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MHS Plant & Equipment set to shake up yellow metal procurement for large mining houses
10th August 2021

With commodity prices on the rise, heralding the advent of a potential super-cycle in the mining industry, the current focus is on the availability of larger yellow metal equipment. Here is where... 


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Ferrochrome is part of the green revolution – Glencore
6th August 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore views the ferrochrome market as being particularly strong currently. “We've seen very healthy ferrochrome prices and good cash generation in that... 


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Resources Watch
28th July 2021

This week: Extremely strong demand for platinum bar and coin; Exploration trailblazer Orion cracks retail investor code with 14 000-plus SA backers; and, Mine achieves massive earnings boost after... 


Sylvania’s fourth-quarter revenue falls on lower ounce production, lower basket price
27th July 2021 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum’s dump operations (SDO) produced 16 289 oz in the fourth quarter of its financial year ended June 30, which is slightly lower than... 


BI offers complete solutions for the entire mining value chain
20th July 2021

From the beginning of mining operations to their end-of-life, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has products for the entire mining value chain. This encompasses all types of mining... 


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Anglo increasingly focused on future-enabling decarbonising metals, minerals – Cutifani
20th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The portfolio and growth investments of diversified mining company Anglo American is increasingly focused future-enabling metals and minerals that are critical to decarbonising energy and transport... 


Zutari supports World Environment Day call for ecological restoration
20th July 2021

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari supports the call for ecological restoration, which is the theme for World Environment Day 2021 on Saturday 5 June, as being... 


Gary Lane is also a director of SiMine
Mine achieves massive earnings boost after employing four more people
19th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Guided by a value driver tree (VDT) study, an opencast mine increased its earnings massively after employing four additional operators at comparatively negligible cost. The operation’s earnings... 


EAST MANGANESE MINE
Construction at the manganese mine began in September 2020 with various civil infrastructure components
Portfolio growth spurs construction projects
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

The East Manganese mine construction project, in the Northern Cape, is part of investment company Menar’s strategy to diversify its mineral portfolio, says Menar head of projects Gerhard Cronje.  


The initlally opencast Rapasaari mine will eventually go underground.
Sibanye-linked Finnish developer takes next step towards battery-grade lithium goal
16th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Finnish lithium project developer Keliber, in which South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater is a significant shareholder, this week took a new step towards its goal of becoming the first European company... 


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Goedgevonden Complex, South Africa
9th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in the Witbank coalfield, in Mpumalanga, in South Africa. 


Bauba completes acquisition of Nuco Chrome stake
5th July 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner and explorer Bauba Resources now owns 74% of the entire issued share capital of exploration company Nuco Chrome and the Kookfontein mine, located in South Africa’s North West... 


NEXT GENERATION 
While Nitralife’s nitrogen generators have similar designs for various applications, it adjusts each variation according to customer's specifications
Company achieves milestone
2nd July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Rapidly growing demand in the industrial sector, has seen nitrogen generation equipment supplier Nitralife recently achieving the milestone of having supplied more than 100 customised Nitracut... 


The initlally opencast Rapasaari mine will eventually go underground.
Sibanye-linked Finnish developer takes next step towards battery-grade lithium goal
1st July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Finnish lithium project developer Keliber, in which South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater is a significant shareholder, this week took a new step towards its goal of becoming the first European company... 


A client-centric approach: Leoka Engineering does things differently
1st July 2021

Providing engineering, project management and development services in South Africa – a market in which such services are already plentiful – requires a novel approach. If clients are to search for... 


From top left clockwise, Harmony’s Jared Coetzer, Peter Steenkamp, Boipelo Lekubo, Anton Buthelezi, Mashego Mashego, Beyers Nel, Marian van der Walt and Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak, during virtual ESG Day event.
President’s 100 MW renewable energy reform ‘very welcome opportunity’ – Harmony Gold
22nd June 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Harmony Gold sustainable development executive Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak on Tuesday described the decision of President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the licence-exemption cap on own or embedded renewable... 


MAD FOR MANGANESE
Looking at the future growth prospects of the group, Menar decided it is best to diversify its asset base
Manganese preferred for diversification efforts
18th June 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While the thermal coal and anthracite market fundamentals remain strong for now, coal-focused mining investment firm Menar intends to diversify its commodity base, particularly as metals supporting... 


Large methane leak detected over South Africa coal mining region
Large methane leak detected over South Africa coal mining region
16th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

A cloud of methane was detected by satellite near coal mines in South Africa, drawing attention to a lesser-known environmental risk that comes from using the dirtiest fossil fuel. The potent... 


Zutari supports World Environment Day call for ecological restoration
8th June 2021

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari supports the call for ecological restoration, which is the theme for World Environment Day 2021 on Saturday 5 June, as being... 


Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
4th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has signed a drilling contract for exploration and resource delineation drilling programmes at the project. 


JACK OF ALL TRADES The robust earthmoving machines are suitable for operation in various industries such as roadworks, mining, construction, agriculture and landscaping
Company boosts range with new grader
28th May 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa has supplied various companies with earthmoving equipment for mining applications across the country in recent months. The equipment includes Hyundai... 


AngloGold interim CEO Christine Ramon
Renewable-energy projects under investigation across AngloGold
28th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy projects are under investigation across the entire AngloGold Ashanti group, AngloGold Ashanti VP: environment Tony Da Cruz told Mining Weekly on Tuesday. Da Cruz reported that the... 


East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
28th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar has officially launched its East Manganese mine. 


DEWATERING CIRCUIT 
Fine material is pumped to a high frequency dewatering screen to remove excess water, producing manageable dry fine material ready for dispatch
Water preservation essential for mine
21st May 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Coal mining and trading company Minergy Coal completed the installation of two-phase water-efficient technology at its Masama coal mine, in Botswana, in March. 


Mark Cutifani with chart showing thin slither at the top representing mining's 0.04% global footprint.
Climate is global issue that exceeds anything seen in centuries – Anglo
20th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Recent generations have defined the environment as a critical issue for humanity and climate change represents a new and sharper focus that exceeds any single global issue that we have seen in... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mining industry had the biggest influence on GDP decline with onslaught of Covid-19 – Mantashe
18th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Disruptions brought about by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa early last year resulted in the mining industry being the largest contributor to economic decline with its negative... 


Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
SAEC name change to Seriti Power signals coal miner’s new broader energy vision
17th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The change of name of South African Energy Coal (SAEC) to Seriti Power when South32’s coal assets become absorbed into Seriti Resources from June is indicative of Sereti Resources seeing... 


AngloGold interim CEO Christine Ramon
Renewable energy projects under investigation across AngloGold
11th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Renewable energy projects are under investigation across the entire AngloGold Ashanti group, AngloGold Ashanti VP: environment Tony Da Cruz told Mining Weekly on Tuesday. Da Cruz reported that the... 


SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM The successful implementation of Watercare Mining's systems locally has led to the move to mines internationally
Local clarification, dewatering system going global
7th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Water treatment specialist Watercare Mining tells Mining Weekly that it is in talks with mining houses in Australia, Canada, India and Europe to incorporate  the Watercare Integrated High-Rate... 


Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in the Northern Cape.
Empowered Ntsimbintle strengthens standing in manganese mining
7th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining investment company Ntsimbintle Holdings has acquired a further 13.8% stake in Jupiter Mines, making it the Australian-listed miner’s largest shareholder, with a total holding of 19.9% and... 


Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
Klipfontein platinum group metals project, South Africa
7th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Klipfontein is a small, robust opencast platinum group metals opportunity, which will be developed in terms of the existing agreement between precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater and... 


Anglo shareholders green-light Thungela demerger
6th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Shareholders of Anglo American have voted in favour of the demerger of its coal business, which will be spun out into Thungela Resources. The demerger is expected to be completed on June 4.  


DFS confirms feasibility of expanding AfriTin’s Uis Phase 1
4th May 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the expansion of the Phase 1 mining and processing facility and the accompanying ore reserve estimate for the V1 and V2 pegmatites at Aim-listed AfriTin’s... 


OGUZ KICIROGLU Diesel is the lifeblood of opencast mining operations
Demand high for automated fuel system
30th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Since the launch of a fuel automation system at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in February last year, mining technology company Minetec Smart Mining has seen significant demand for the... 


WIDENING PROSPECTS
Several opencast mine exptensions are currently being planned and developed by Menar’s coal mining subsidiaries
Menar extends opencast coal operations
30th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Mineral resources investment group Menar’s subsidiary Canyon Coal is ploughing ahead with plans to begin the development of two new coal mines – De Wittekrans near Hendrina, in Mpumalanga, and... 


Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
Are you selecting the right pump materials for acid mine water?
29th April 2021

Acid mine water occurs when water reacts with pyrite – what we commonly know as ‘fool’s gold’ – in mining cavities beneath the Earth’s surface and in instances in coal processing plants where the... 


Hydrogen South Africa hydrogen ventilation research site in North West.
Canadian underground mining likely to take hydrogen ventilation lead – HySA
23rd April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Canadian and Australian mines are big on wanting hydrogen ventilation in underground mining operations, and Canada will likely lead in the use of hydrogen underground. This is the view of Professor... 


Exxaro climate change specialist Dr Lerato Khumalo
Exxaro climate change specialist appointed vice-chair of industry task team
22nd April 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has elected the group’s climate change specialist Dr Lerato Khumalo as vice-chairperson for the Industry Task Team on Climate Change (ITTCC). The voluntary,... 


Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in the Northern Cape.
Empowered Ntsimbintle strengthens standing in manganese mining
20th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining investment company Ntsimbintle Holdings has acquired a further 13.8% stake in Jupiter Mines, making it the Australian-listed miner’s largest shareholder, with a total holding of 19.9% and... 


Craig Franck
Craig Franck
16th April 2021 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we feature Craig Franck, sales and operations manager of Ya Batho, a mining technology company with a focus on communication and real-time location systems used in underground or opencast... 


Exxaro's Leeuwpan mine
Exxaro sells Coal Central operations to Overlooked Colliery
9th April 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro Resources has signed a definitive sale and purchase agreement with black-owned mining entity Overlooked Colliery for the Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) operations.... 


East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
East Manganese mine project, South Africa – update
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The East Manganese project is on schedule to produce its first manganese ore in July 2021. 


Menar coal projects, South Africa – update
Menar coal projects, South Africa – update
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kangra will extend its Kangra mine through the Kusipongo project. 


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