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Software company acQuire showcases expanded software solutions  

By: Simone Liedtke     9th February 2023 At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, software company acQuire Technology Solutions will be hosting a booth for the first time in a number of years, which the company says gives it “an excellent opportunity to reconnect and engage with existing customers who are attending the event”.... 

CSIR advances innovation strategy, projects 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th February 2023 In advancing its Innovation Strategy Roadmap, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is better able to formulate partnerships with strategic clients, which CSIR’s Future Production Mining executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe highlights is critical for demonstrating... 

CSIR's Sibongile Ntsoelengoe
CSIR executive cluster manager Sibongile Ntsoelengoe talks to Creamer Media at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba, currently being held in Cape Town. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

OIM Consulting focusing on making supervisors more capable, competent 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th February 2023 There is a major need in Southern Africa, and around the world, for more effective and efficient supervisors, says business management consultancy OIM Consulting, which is focused on making supervisors more capable and more competent. MD Arjen de Bruin discusses this in more detail at this year's... 

MD Arjen de Bruin
OIM Consulting MD Arjen de Bruin discusses the need for efficient supervisors in more detail at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba, currently being held in Cape Town. Video: Creamer Media's Nicholas Booyd. Editing: Creamer Media's Shadwyn Dickinson.

Murray & Roberts Cementation first choice for mining companies, owing to strategic relationships 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th February 2023 As a member of the Murray & Roberts group of companies, Murray & Roberts Cementation is a world class mining contractor based in Johannesburg and operating throughout Africa. The company has a reputation for introducing the concept of contract mechanised mining to South Africa. This work was... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation first choice for mining companies, owing to strategic relationships
Murray & Roberts Cementation new business director Graham Chamberlain speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Mining Indaba. Video: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Creamer Media's Shadwyn Dickinson.

Building SA’s engineering base for growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th February 2023 Already leveraging the global economic recovery, Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth – while strengthening the industrial foundations of the South African economy. According to Efficient Engineering chairperson and CEO Tony Cimato, the company has seen exciting growth in... 

Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth
Efficient Engineering chairperson and CEO Tony Cimato discusses how the company is building South Africa's engineering base. Video: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Creamer Media's Shadwyn Dickinson.

Modernising SA’s mineral extraction sector through research development and innovation 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th February 2023 The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP), will again this year form part of the South African Pavilion at the “Investing in African Mining” Indaba exhibition, jointly with the  Department of Science and Innovation. Together with other State-owned entities, it will be creating awareness of investment... 

MMP director Johan le Roux
Mandela Mining Precinct director Johan le Roux tells Creamer Media about modernising SA’s mineral extraction sector through research development and innovation. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

SRK Consulting focusing on clients' success, not just own growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th February 2023 With several African countries currently the source of key minerals, and potentially hosting other minerals, engineering consultancy SRK Consulting newly appointed MD Andrew van Zyl expects the demand for key minerals to continue supporting the ongoing development of both the continent, and the... 

Pic of SRK Consulting newly-appointed MD Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting newly appointed MD Andrew van Zyl talks to Creamer Media about how the company expects the demand for key minerals to continue supporting the ongoing development of both the continent, and the industry. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Methano Group advances goal of becoming leading EPCM firm in Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th February 2023 Multidisciplinary engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm Methano Group is in the late engagement stage with its strategic partners in setting up offices in Southern Africa Development Communities (SADC) countries, such as Zambia. This, says group CEO Sereme Maphaka, will... 

CEO Sereme Maphaka
Methano Group CEO Sereme Maphaka tells Creamer Media about its plans to advance its goal of becoming the leading EPCM firm in Africa. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Kumi Consulting advancing plans to assist miners with increasing regulatory requirements 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th February 2023 Supply chains are coming under increasing focus, with sustainability consultancy Kumi Consulting highlighting the impact of growing regulation, particularly in Europe, which sees manufacturers and consumer brands possibly being held accountable for the actions of their raw material producers.... 

Kumi Consulting MD Andrew Britton
Kumi Consulting is advancing plans to assist miners with increasing regulatory requirements. MD Andrew Britton tells Creamer Media more at this year's Mining Indaba. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation

3rd February 2023 Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting. “Many mining companies are embracing new technology for energy efficiency, but there is... 

A large open pit operation at night being lit up with flood lights and masts
OPEN TO SUGGESTION Mines need to be more open to energy solutions being implemented during the planning phase, as opposed to once the mine has been constructed

New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies

By: Halima Frost     3rd February 2023 A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by energy management and automation company Schneider Electric. An iROC is an integrated operations... 

A photo of Schneider Electrics Building and company logo
ENERGY ENABLER Schneider Electric has helped a notable miner in the Northern Cape to increase its energy and operational efficiencies, with further improvements on the cards

WiMSA to exhibit at Mining Indaba

By: Sabrina Jardim     27th January 2023 Nonprofit organisation (NPO) Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) will exhibit alongside its UK-based counterpart, Women in Mining UK (WiMUK), at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6 to 9. WiMSA will host... 

An image depicting three women from Women in Mining holding up signs that read: be bold, be brave, be you
GIRL POWER The role of female leaders within organisations can help address the biases and stereotypes faced by women working in the industry

SRK Consulting SA appoints Andrew van Zyl MD

By: Schalk Burger     19th January 2023 Independent consulting practice multinational SRK Consulting has appointed Andrew van Zyl MD of SRK Consulting (SA), which is the South African arm of the global SRK network of consulting engineering practices. Van Zyl is also a member of the SRK Global board and executive committee. 

SRK Consulting (SA) MD Andrew van Zyl
SRK Consulting (SA) MD Andrew van Zyl

Preconstruction programme approved in principle

16th December 2022 In October New York Stock Exchange-listed mining house Platinum Group Metals (PTM) reported that the Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) Resources, in principle approved a R380-million pre-construction work programme for the Waterberg project, which focuses on early infrastructure, de-risking and... 

A map depicting the Waterberg project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa
COMPLEX PROGRESS The pre-construction programme for the Waterberg project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa has been approved in principal

Study shows mines can reduce energy costs by improving secondary ventilation systems

By: Schalk Burger     13th December 2022 A recent study conducted at a mine with close to 3 MW of underground auxiliary fan power determined that there were electrical inefficiencies of 25%, while the system also delivered 40% less ventilation, or air, to the work faces, says mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling consulting... 

BBE Consulting senior ventilation consultant Hannes Potgieter
BBE Consulting senior ventilation consultant Hannes Potgieter

Company builds centralised control room for mine

By: Cameron Mackay     2nd December 2022 Engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron completed a 360° control room at a mine in the Northern Cape province this year. The control room is a showcase for the implementation of smart technology, digitalisation and mechanisation using smart control room equipment and... 

Image of a smart control room 1
SMART CONTROL ROOM The control room is a showcase for the implementation of smart technology, digitalisation and mechanisation

Supplier aids tunnel construction

By: Cameron Mackay     2nd December 2022 Construction materials supplier Peikko South Africa has partnered with a local construction company to develop an innovative ventilation tunnel design for a headgear structure in a mine located in the Limpopo province. Peikko South Africa supplies a large selection of products for both precast... 

Image of Peikko MD Daniel Petrov
DANIEL PETROV The local engineering, procurement and construction contractor conducted the manufacture and installation of the precast concrete elements on-site

Global organisation publishes tailings reduction roadmap

25th November 2022 Global CEO-led organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in September published its tailings reduction roadmap as part of a broader innovation initiative to develop solutions that significantly reduce tailings waste from mining and metals processing. The roadmap lays out... 

TELLING TIMES
The tailings roadmap released by global organization International Council on Mining and Metals aims to help significantly reduce taiings waste form mining and metals processing operations
TELLING TIMES The tailings roadmap released by global organization International Council on Mining and Metals aims to help significantly reduce taiings waste form mining and metals processing operations

Tailings critical liability in mining – consultancy

25th November 2022 Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry, says engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting tailings engineering corporate consultant Pepe Moreno. With the spotlight focused on environmental, social and... 

A dry tailings dam which has been inspected by SRK Consulting
DAM DRY A dry tailings dam which has been inspected by SRK Consulting

Water stewardship key to sustaining mining sector

By: Halima Frost     25th November 2022 Mines must use water stewardship to improve water conservation and water saving, thereby enhancing perception of the industry in the twenty-first century, says innovative solutions developer Xylem South Africa African strategy and marketing manager Chetan Mistry. The benefits of becoming water... 

A computer screen showing readings attained form a pipe or pump
CLEAR VIEW The Xylem Vue collection of software is a prime water-management solution for mines and tailings storage facilities

New implements to complement tailings testing portfolio  

By: Halima Frost     25th November 2022 Civil and mining geotechnical service provider GeoGroup has received the first of three new geotechnical surveying implements, which the company has commissioned to complement its range of tailings monitoring equipment. GeoGroup operations director Grant Rijsmus points out that, of the projects... 

A sonic cone penetration testing unit drill rig onthe floor of a factory after being unpacked at the Geogroup offices in gauteng south africa
Grant Rijsmus and Meldt van der Spuy from Geogroup discuss the new surveying implements to complement its tailings storage facilities testing portfolio. Camerawork: Shadwyn Dickinson. Editing: Shadwyn Dickinson. Recorded: 04.11.2022

AI can help mining companies keep up with modern demands

By: Darren Parker     23rd November 2022 As legacy technologies fail to keep up with the growing demand for advanced mining activities for increased outputs and greater profits, management consulting company GlobalData believes artificial intelligence (AI) can help.  The company says AI can make mining companies more productive and... 

ICMM welcomes two new association members

By: Darren Parker     11th November 2022 The Aluminum Association and the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) have joined the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) as new association members. The Aluminum Association represents aluminium production in North America, representing more than 120 companies across the full value... 

Lighting vital in unsafe areas

By: Simone Liedtke     11th November 2022 Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder provides the right lighting solutions by optimising the electrical, optical and mechanical design of luminaires using contemporary technology, while also ensuring intelligent and sustainable lighting solutions for improved safety, reduced energy consumption,... 

BEKA PRODUCTS 
BEKA Schréder’s Omnistar Midi, Vapourline, LEDBAY and LEDNOVA range (All pictured) are all suitable for zoned environments
BEKA PRODUCTS BEKA Schréder’s Omnistar Midi, Vapourline, LEDBAY and LEDNOVA range (All pictured) are all suitable for zoned environments

Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights 

By: Martin Creamer     8th November 2022 With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal communities, who will require alternative economic development plans to sustain the livelihoods of all... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.

Private sector investments key for JET

By: Halima Frost     28th October 2022 As keynote speaker at the 2022 Joburg Indaba – held at the Inanda Club, in Sandton, on October 5 and 6 – Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter highlighted the mining industry’s decarbonisation drive towards a Just Energy Transition (JET) and how it could be achieved. He noted that,... 

A South African flag overlapping a solar field being manned by two men in yellow overalls
TREMENDOUS TRANSITION The Just Energy Transition must be driven by mines decarbonistaion

Lack of follow-through denting exploration

By: Halima Frost     28th October 2022 Of the more than 1 000 prospecting rights granted in 2019 and 2020, virtually none  awarded to emerging mining companies progressed beyond the application and approval process, says mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners desk lead Grant Mitchell.... 

A man in a hard hat at the exploration face looking at a rock
EXPLORING THE OPTIONS The lack of exploration projects could dent south Africa's mining sector in ten to 20 years.

Trust must be gained in communities – Minerals Council

By: Halima Frost     28th October 2022 South African mining companies need to redouble engagement efforts and ultimately narrow the trust deficit that has for too long characterised most mine-community relations, says mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa social performance head Alex Khumalo. Communities and... 

mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa social performance head Alex Khumalo
ALEX KHUMALO There is an opportunity to repurpose existing “future forums” and ensure that agendas include ESG performance

Plan of action devised to prevent further fatalities

By: Halima Frost     28th October 2022 Mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council South Africa held a special board meeting last month to devise a four-tiered plan of action aimed at preventing fatalities. The meeting was called in response to the worst monthly safety performance reported for the year to date, in August, with... 

Minerals Council safety and sustainable development head Sizwe Phakathi
SIZWE PHAKATHI There is a need to be proactive rather than reactive as the industry approaches the last months of the year

SRK Global appoints Alejo Sfriso chairperson

By: Schalk Burger     19th October 2022 Engineering consultancy SRK Global has appointed SRK Consulting Argentina practice leader Alejo Sfriso as chairperson, succeeding Mark Noppé, who is leaving to take up the position of director of the University of Queensland Sustainable Minerals Institute WH Bryan Mining Geology Research Centre.... 

SRK Global chairperson Alejo Sfriso
SRK Global chairperson Alejo Sfriso

Sasol/Saldanha sign MoU for green hydrogen hub in Western Cape

By: Martin Creamer     18th October 2022 Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol, already a seasoned grey hydrogen producer, and Freeport Saldanha Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) to facilitate a green hydrogen hub in the Western Cape. In terms of the MOU, the... 

Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.
Freeport Saldanha CEO Kaashifah Beukes.

West Africa case study gives slope failure insights

14th October 2022 The complexity of shear zones in openpit mines came under the spotlight at the recent RocScience Africa conference in Accra, Ghana. Presenting a paper on a case study from a West African mine, mining consultancy firm SRK Consulting mining rock engineer Tafadzwa Chindedza highlighted the... 

TAFADZWA CHINDEDZA
The geotechnical case study of an openpit gold mine in West Africa has highlighted the importance of incorporating structural complexity into numerical slope stability modelling to achieve meaningful modelling results
TAFADZWA CHINDEDZA The geotechnical case study of an openpit gold mine in West Africa has highlighted the importance of incorporating structural complexity into numerical slope stability modelling to achieve meaningful modelling results

Ghana tops in West Africa

By: Tracy Hancock     14th October 2022 While the West African operating climate is positive overall as emerging initiatives are coming into play on the back of ongoing capital investment in mining projects, politically stable Ghana remains the region’s most attractive mining jurisdiction. The country boasts a historically proven... 

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
While West Africa’s mining legislation is still evolving in many respects, regardless of in-country legislation, mining companies are also the drivers of compliance to prevent adverse environmental impacts
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP While West Africa’s mining legislation is still evolving in many respects, regardless of in-country legislation, mining companies are also the drivers of compliance to prevent adverse environmental impacts

W Africa key for processing expert

By: Tracy Hancock     14th October 2022 Minerals processing expert Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa (MMSA) is growing its West Africa installed base of 29 Aachen High Shear reactors through the installation of four more units. “Mining in West Africa has grown significantly over the past couple of years and MMSA has been a part of this... 

PERFECT PAIRING
Aachen reactors are ideal for the higher oxygen demand required during gold leaching when processing West African ore
PERFECT PAIRING Aachen reactors are ideal for the higher oxygen demand required during gold leaching when processing West African ore

Backstop boasts sizable installed base

By: Halima Frost     14th October 2022 Since being appointed as the official channel partner of backstop clutch manufacturer Marland Clutch in 2020, specialist power transmission supplier Novus Gear has garnered a significant installation base covering the majority of mines in South Africa. Novus Gear is the sole supplier of Marland... 

A yellow clutch with self oiling apparatus used on conveyor systems to prevent failures
NO GOING BACK The backstop clutch manufactured my Marland Clutch prevents a conveyor belt from running back under a load

Miners need to entice skills to market - King

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th October 2022 The resources sector would need to take an innovative approach to attracting and retaining skilled workers, federal Resources Minister Madeleine King said. Speaking at a Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry event, King noted that many Australians held a poor perception of the... 

Image shows work boots and hard hats stacked

Camera for material monitoring launched

7th October 2022 The mining division of integrated mining solutions provider Hexagon introduced its HxGN MineMeasure Detect – a three-dimensional camera hardware, software and data solution – earlier this year. The addition strengthens Hexagon’s leadership in production material monitoring and measurement. 

A conveyor system fitted with a 3d monitoring camera
WATCH IT MineMeasure Detect offers continuous, accurate and rapid measurement of oversize, volume, rock fragmentation and colour analysis

Local supplier awarded conveyor distributorship

7th October 2022 Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has announced that it was appointed a distributor of materials handling manufacturer Convir stockpiling equipment in Southern and Central Africa earlier this year. The Convir range, which includes telescopic conveyors, stackers and other bulk handling... 

An artist impression of a truck on a ramp next to a conveyor loading system,
BULK BUY The range of bulk handling solutions manufactured by Convir is now being distributed locally by BLT WORLD
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