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Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel 

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2024 There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South Africa's long-awaited mining cadastral system, a key tool for orderly mineral exploration... 

Hosted learnerships allow for collaborative skills development

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th May 2024 Hosted learnerships play a crucial role in addressing the skills gap in the mining sector, particularly in areas with high unemployment rates, by upskilling local talent, providing additional workforce and offering employment opportunities outside the sector, says training services provider... 

An image of mining consultants at a site
CULTIVATING TALENT Hosted learnerships enable a three-way collaboration approach to skills development, ensuring various businesses can play their part in cultivating talent

Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers to the Southern African market 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th April 2024 Local mobile and semi-mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Pilot Crushtec has expanded its product lineup to the Southern African mining market with the addition of Swedish brand Jonsson’s crushers and screens. The range complements the company’s existing offering of Metso equipment,... 

Jonsson L 550 large mobile cone crusher
Pilot Crushtec sales and marketing director Francois Marais discusses the company's brand new offering

How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry  

By: Martin Creamer     25th April 2024 South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s significant advance since the dawning of democracy in 1994. Importantly, South Africa’s highly regarded... 

Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.

Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen 

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2024 Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The applications that we’re looking at are stationary as well as mobility applications of using hydrogen... 

From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha.

Multipurpose facility boosts screening services in Tanzania

By: Simone Liedtke     12th April 2024 The East African mining sector is experiencing a transformative shift, particularly in Tanzania, reports screening solutions provider Sandvik Rock Processing, which notes that this has driven its strategy to establish a facility in Mwanza, thereby introducing single-source efficiency, and... 

TARYNN YATRAS
Sandvik commits to partnering with its customers continually, enabling them to optimise their operations for increased throughput and efficiencies
TARYNN YATRAS Sandvik commits to partnering with its customers continually, enabling them to optimise their operations for increased throughput and efficiencies

Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities   

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2024 South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South Africa with the assistance of its Rock Engineering Technical Committee, and supported by the South... 

The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Action plan to end fall of ground fatalities covered by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer.

Spiral beneficiation boost for coal industry

By: Trent Roebeck     29th March 2024 Original equipment manufacturer for the mineral processing industry Multotec is making excellent headway in putting its SX10 spiral separator – which has been subjected to development processes over the past five years – to efficient use in local and international coal mining industries to prove... 

An image of Christina Ramotsabi
CHRISTINA RAMOTSABI A recent order will see Multotec delivering six SX10 spirals to Indonesia for a facility that specialises in coking coal applications

New ore sorting tech launched at Indaba

22nd March 2024 Collection and sorting systems developer Tomra Mining launched its Tomra deep learning solution OBTAIN, which is suitable for high-capacity ore sorting, at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town, from February 5 to 8. This newly developed software leverages deep learning to... 

A red XRT Sorter with the OBTAIN Sorting technology integrated into the machine
OBTAINING EXCELLENCE The new OBTAIN XRT sorting technology developed by Tomra Mining was showcased at this years Investing in Mining in Africa Indaba

Mining innovators recognised

By: Halima Frost     22nd March 2024 In conjunction with this year’s yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town at the start of February, industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) held a virtual webinar – titled ‘Innovation, Digitisation and Collaboration in the South African Mining... 

A generated image of mine machines and thinking in blue on a black background
FUTURE FORWARD the future of mining will see companies and mines embracing new technologies and developments

Digital twins paving way to safer underground mining

By: Simone Liedtke     15th March 2024 Digital twins represent a “pivotal technological advancement” in underground mining, offering innovative solutions for safety, operational efficiency and environmental sustainability, says business intelligence and analytics company In2IT Technologies technology services group VP and MD Amritesh... 

AMRITESH ANAND
A digital twin model integrates real-time data from various sources to simulate, monitor and enhance the mining environment, operations and equipment for enhanced safety, efficiency and sustainability
AMRITESH ANAND A digital twin model integrates real-time data from various sources to simulate, monitor and enhance the mining environment, operations and equipment for enhanced safety, efficiency and sustainability

Metso launches Concorde Cell flotation technology in Africa

By: Darren Parker     8th March 2024 Process and optimisation technology company Metso has launched the first of its Concorde Cell high-intensity pneumatic flotation units in Africa through local manufacturing partner Betterect, which fabricated Metso’s design in South Africa for the first time. Metso’s Concorde Cell flotation... 

Concorde Cells
Photo by Creamer Media
Concorde Cells

Solutions provider aims to enhance mining productivity more sustainably

By: Shannon de Ryhove     28th February 2024 Global engineering solutions provider Weir aims to assist the mining industry to meet the surging global demand for critical minerals and metals in a more sustainable way. It aims to do this through improving existing mines to enhance productivity and expediting resource extraction. Weir Group... 

JON STANTON The demand for a significant increase in global copper production requires a multifaceted approach
JON STANTON The demand for a significant increase in global copper production requires a multifaceted approach

Power aggregators seen as key accelerators of South African mining’s energy transition  

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2024 Many energy projects selling to one buyer, who in turn sells to many mines – this procurement model is seen as a key financial tool to accelerate the energy transition of South Africa’s mining industry. “We think the aggregator model can really accelerate the requirements of the mines to get... 

Nedbank CIB) Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh.
Nedbank CIB Energy Finance Co-Head Amith Singh interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer. Video: Darlene Creamer.

TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology

By: Shannon de Ryhove     12th February 2024 Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa. This ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep... 

TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning
TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning

Multotec optimistic about African mining 

7th February 2024 Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a productive and insightful Investing in African Mining Indaba this year, says Multotec Africa MD Peter... 

Multotec optimistic about African mining

South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears 

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2024 In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt nearly 20 times higher to approximately 39%, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted in... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions enabling positive disruption 

By: Tracy Hancock     5th February 2024 Eco-efficient rock processing solutions provider Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is playing a key role in embracing the power of positive disruption in the African mining industry. Sandvik Rock Processing sales area Africa VP Tarynn Yatras tells Mining Weekly in a video interview at the... 

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions enabling positive disruption

Circularity promoted

By: Halima Frost     26th January 2024 Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8.... 

a re-manufactured bearing which was made by SKF
PERFECT CIRCLE Bearings manufacturer SKF has adopted the circular economy concept in its manufacturing processes

Manufacturer secures new clients despite challenges

By: Halima Frost     24th January 2024 Despite the negative effects of illegal mining and copper scrap exports on the confidence levels of international investors and clients, South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has manged to secure a large number of new international clients. The company’s direct marketing... 

A pure copper component being packed and labeled for export
EXPORT QUALITY Thos Begbie has secured many new international clients for its copper and copper processing products

Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister 

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2024 The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview with Radio 702 host Clement Manyathela on Thursday. Mantashe disclosed to Manyathela that agreement had... 

Gwede Mantashe
Photo by Creamer Media Chief Photographer Donna Slater
Gwede Mantashe

Sunward expands presence in South Africa with new distribution, service centre

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th December 2023 Drilling, earthmoving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled its dedicated distribution facility in Jet Park, Boksburg, to serve the Southern African mining and construction markets. Sunward South Africa is part of the Sunward Equipment Group, which is a... 

Sunward South Africa launch

Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved 

By: Martin Creamer     1st December 2023 The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last two decades, Minerals Council South Africa’s latest Facts and Figures 2022 points out. Net fixed... 

Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.

African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd November 2023 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. The investment is firmly located within the university’s mining precinct and dovetails with the... 

ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.

Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd November 2023 Mining engineering solutions company Tega Industries Africa will start manufacturing capital equipment following its acquisition of US-based McNally Sayaji Equipment.  The merged and rebranded Tega McNally Minerals will supply a broader range of solutions for the global mining market, including... 

Tega Industries Africa CEO Vishal Gautam
Tega Industries Africa CEO Vishal Gautam discusses the company's diversification into capital equipment manufacturing. Video production: Shadwyn Dickinson

New processing chemicals supplied to copper miner

By: Halima Frost     17th November 2023 Consequent to a complete ore characteristics analysis for a new client in the copper processing sector, South African chemical company Axis House has supplied collectors, depressants and frothers to the client, who has reported an improvement in product quality and a reduction in operational... 

a raw piece of copper ore on a black background
ATTAINING COPPER Copper ore is processed into a refined product using collectors, depressants and frothers supplied by Axis House

Flame-resistant screen media innovation sparks safer mining

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd November 2023 Hot work on screen decks during plant maintenance poses a significant risk, as fires in mining not only endanger lives, but also lead to substantial downtime and financial losses. In response to this critical challenge, mineral processing equipment supplier Multotec has developed flame-resistant... 

UNDER 60 SECONDS
Multotec’s flame-resistant rubber screen panels self-extinguish in under 60 seconds
UNDER 60 SECONDS Multotec’s flame-resistant rubber screen panels self-extinguish in under 60 seconds

Larger incline screen delivered for growing sand mine

By: Halima Frost     27th October 2023 A new Chieftain 2200 mobile inclined screen was delivered in August by mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment to the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg, in the Free State. Manufactured by mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment company Powerscreen, the Chieftain 2200 replaces a... 

An aerial view of the new Chieftan 2200 mobile incline screen in action at the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg
UPPING PRODUCTIVITY The new Chieftan 2200 mobile incline screen in action at the Jongiliziwe sand mine, in Sasolburg

Mobile crusher manufacturer adds to portfolio

27th October 2023 Mining and construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group’s Kleemann brand announced in August that it will launch its mobile impact crusher, the MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe gradually, starting with the European and North American markets, in the first quarter of 2024. Mobile crushers are used... 

A solo image of the Kleeman MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe developed by Wirtgen
GETTING TO THE CRUNCH OF THINGS The new Kleeman MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe range of crushers will be rolled out early next year

Sector can flourish – association

By: Halima Frost     27th October 2023 Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg says the sector is agile and resilient and will continue to go from strength to strength.... 

A large yellow grader in an opencast mine with a blue sky in the background
LOOK TO THE HORIZON Surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa says that the future of the sector looks promising

Collaboration to develop heavy-duty motors

13th October 2023 Industrial products supplier BMG’s electric motor designers and engineers have collaborated with global electric motor specialists to develop the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors that meet stringent quality standards and set the benchmark locally for arduous duty, high efficiency motors.... 

A large electric motor sat on the ground sealed in an orange corrosion proof and fire retardant paint at a mine in Africa
SYMBIOTIC SYNERGY The collaboration between two research ad development departments has led to the development of the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors

Company localises engagement for growth in Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2023 In the dynamic mining and rock processing landscape, proximity to customers and swift access to support services play a pivotal role in maintaining operational efficiency and building lasting relationships. Mining and rock excavation company Sandvik Rock Processing recognises this critical aspect... 

COAL SCREEN
A double deck vibrating screen in a coal application
COAL SCREEN A double deck vibrating screen in a coal application

Flowsheet redefines beneficiation sustainability

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2023 The mining industry is at a critical juncture, where sustainability and energy efficiency have become paramount. In pursuit of this, mining technology company Weir Minerals says its transformational flowsheet helps mining operations redefine traditional methods of mineral extraction and... 

ENERGY SAVINGS
High pressure grinding roll technology enables mining operations to achieve energy savings that surpass a conventional approach
ENERGY SAVINGS High pressure grinding roll technology enables mining operations to achieve energy savings that surpass a conventional approach

Warranties key to customer satisfaction – supplier

By: Simone Liedtke     6th October 2023 While competitive pricing may attract attention, it is the combination of robust warranties and strong aftermarket support that truly defines operational efficiency, longevity and total cost of ownership of equipment, says crushing and screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec sales and... 

PARTS INVENTORY
With over 93 000 wear and spare parts in stock, Pilot Crushtec ensures minimum downtime when it comes to maintenance or breakdown repairs
PARTS INVENTORY With over 93 000 wear and spare parts in stock, Pilot Crushtec ensures minimum downtime when it comes to maintenance or breakdown repairs

Protection systems simplify safety

By: Nadine Ramdass     6th October 2023 Conveyor materials handling original-equipment-manufacturer Electrotron’s ScanBelt suite of conveyor belt protection systems helps to improve safety and efficiency while decreasing downtime and damage to machinery. The range comprises monitoring and safety systems designed in accordance with... 

An image of Electrotron's ScanBelt pull key system
EVOLVING FEATURES Electrotron continues to improve its systems to meet customer needs

Commissioning starts at Zambian lime plant

22nd September 2023 Last month, strategic minerals developer Firering reported the successful commissioning of the crushing system to produce aggregates, and the finalisation of the design work for the modification and commissioning of the lime kilns, at the Zambian Lime plant owned by limestone processing company... 

Lime being filtered into a pile at Limeco's lime processing plant
IN THE LIMELIGHT The lime plant crushing system at Limeco Resources in Zambia has been commissioned by Firering

Mines embrace digital transformation

18th August 2023 The mining industry in South Africa has embraced digital transformation, according to  corporate and commercial law firm Werksmans Attorneys head of regulatory Ahmore Burger-Smidt. South Africa’s mining industry uses digital mediums, such as machine learning, Big Data and artificial intelligence... 

Women-centric mine contracting company launched

By: Halima Frost     11th August 2023 With a clear goal to become a reputable service provider to pre-selected blue chip mining companies, black woman-led and women-centric mine contracting company, TseboKgadi has been launched. TseboKgadi – which means “women with knowledge” in Sotho – has been established by mining advisory company... 

A photo of Maria Mogenadi wearing PPE at the forefront of a mining operation with load haul vehicles in the background
MARIA MOGANEDI Moganedi has gone from being one of the first ladies to complete a blasting training certificate in the mining sector to being the CEO of a women-centric mine contracting company
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