R/€ = 17.37 Change: -0.07
R/$ = 14.61 Change: -0.08
Au 1743.98 $/oz Change: -1.45
Pt 1204.50 $/oz Change: -29.50


EN/MW PIPS – 02/04/2021

By: Sheila Barradas     2nd April 2021 Name of the Project Furfural production pilot plant. Location 

Pilot projects start at mines

By: Cameron Mackay     2nd April 2021 Drilling technology and services provider Rosond is involved in the development of new drilling solutions and methodologies for pilot projects at local underground mines. These projects involve using innovations, such as drilling using flushed air or foam instead of water, as well as using... 

Company releases drill, blast knowledge base

2nd April 2021 Underground drill and blast planning software company iRing has introduced an extensive, searchable and comprehensive Knowledge Base that provides answers to questions concerning the use of commercial explosives in mining and construction applications. This includes the physics of the detonation... 

Conveyor Belt fire system to be awarded international certification

By: Halima Frost     2nd April 2021 Leading fire suppression company, I-CAT, has successfully completed and passed all required tests to obtain a verified certification from the UK national standards body, British Standards Institution (BSI) on its conveyor belt system. “I-CAT, the original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the... 

Prolonging a sunset industry

2nd April 2021 Mining is a sunset industry and no matter how deep we dig or far we go, minerals are finite, and their extraction becomes more challenging every year, says international law firm Hogan Lovells partner Wessel Badenhorst. “The Minerals Council South Africa has stated that, over the last decade,... 

Miners accelerate adoption of digital technologies

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2021 Digital technologies are starting to create value for the mining industry, with the chasm between expectation and reality narrowing, says Vodacom Business Internet of Things (IoT) managing executive Peter Malebye. The Covid-19 pandemic, which brought to the need for integrated operations to... 

Company focused on autonomous equipment

By: Cameron Mackay     2nd April 2021 Local specialised original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Rham Equipment is focusing on the development of battery operated, autonomous underground mining equipment, says Rham Equipment capital sales manager Alan Mabbett, who points out that many miners are looking to further develop their deep... 

Hummingbird completes successful 2020 Yanfolila exploration

By: Donna Slater     30th March 2021 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources discovered 255 600 oz of gold across three key focus areas (Sanioumale East, Sanioumale West and Komana East) of the Yanfolila mine, in Mali, in 2020. The exploration programme, in which it invested $5-million in 2020, was aimed at improving confidence in the... 

Two-part modernisation of Amandelbult platinum mine under way  

By: Martin Creamer     26th March 2021 Two-part modernisation is under way at the Amandelbult underground platinum group metals (PGMs) mine of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), one where conventional mine design remains intact but is renedered safer and more efficient, and the other involving mechanisation and the deployment of... 

SMT Scharf commences the manufacturing of mining equipment in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th March 2021 SMT Scharf Africa is happy to announce the official opening of a new manufacturing facility located in Johannesburg, South Africa. In conjunction with the SMT Scharf Canada subsidiary in Alban, Ontario, both entities will build both new and remanufactured underground mining equipment for... 

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