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Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0

10th July 2019 Mining companies have become much better at investing in the mines of today – but what about investing in the mines of the future? Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the fusion of production, information and communication technologies, offers a significant opportunity... 

Strike ends at Chile's Chuquicamata copper mine after vote on Codelco offer

By: Reuters     28th June 2019 The three main labor unions at Chile's Chuquicamata mine voted on Thursday to accept the latest contract offer from Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, ending a two-week-old strike that had docked output at the sprawling copper deposit. The unions, which make up 80% of the workforce at... 

OroTree will not exercise right to acquire ERPM mining infrastructure assets

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th June 2019 Dual-listed DRDGold on Wednesday announced that Malaysian exploration company OroTree had elected not to exercise an option to acquire the mining infrastructure assets to access the deep underground ounces of  the East Rand Proprietary Mines (ERPM) gold mine in Boksburg. OroTree, which acquired... 

Los Filos expansion kicks off

By: Mariaan Webb     26th June 2019 Vancouver-based Leagold Mining has initiated the expansion of its Los Filos mine, in Mexico, following the closing of $400-million in financing that it secured for a phased growth plan to become a 600 000 oz/y to 700 000 oz/y producer. The company previously announced a tentative schedule for... 

‘Platinum Valley’ SEZ in three months – Patel 

By: Martin Creamer     26th June 2019 The legal entity for the Bojanala Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North West, which already has an investment pipeline in place, will be set up in the next three months, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel promised on Tuesday evening. Fuel cell development is listed as the... 

Lanxess Mine strike: Mineworkers' health at risk, two more taken to hospital

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 The health of some of the hundreds of mine workers who are staging a sit-in underground at Lanxess mine outside Rustenburg was deteriorating, said a worker who spoke to a union representative using a two-way radio on Wednesday. The worker was speaking from underground to National Union of... 

Rubicon to provide new conceptual mine plan for Phoenix

By: Mariaan Webb     25th June 2019 The Phoenix gold project, once one of the hottest new gold projects in Canada’s Red Lake gold mining district, is set to rise again, CEO George Ogilvie said on Tuesday, announcing that a new conceptual mine plan would be ready in the third quarter. The company previously planned to publish a new... 

Fast-Track Repurposing Of BMW Facility Completed By Concor Buildings

25th June 2019 Blurb for online platforms Concor Buildings has completed the fast-tracked repurposing of BMW Group South Africa’s distribution warehouse in Midrand, Gauteng, delivering a new Dealer training centre and information technology (IT) competence hub for the luxury motoring Group. 

Revealed at Saphila 2019: how SAP mobile technology enables innovative ‘smart city’ solutions for Cape Town

25th June 2019 Cape Town has long been known as one of South Africa’s most beautiful cities, and at the recent Saphila 2019 event - the bi-annual conference of the African SAP User Group (AFSUG), which took place on 10 and 11 June – it was also presented as a well-functioning place to live and work. A ‘smart... 

Ausenco on board for Grassy Mountain feasibility study

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2019 Engineering, construction and project management firm Ausenco has agreed to complete a feasibility study for US-based Paramount Gold Nevada’s proposed Grassy Mountain gold mine, in exchange for shares in the NYSE American-listed company. Ausenco, together with several other consulting groups,... 

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