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Mining Indaba

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... 

Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba

22nd March 2024 The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed that building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across the value chain... 


A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
ROB MOFFITT Achieving sustainable operations is one of the most important challenges industries have ever faced

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

DFC discusses what drives its innovation 

4th March 2024 Valves supplier Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) COO Mlungisi Cele sheds light on key aspects of the company's approach to innovation, competition, operational excellence, industry trends and collaboration in the mining sector during a video interview at the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Cele... 

DFC discusses what drives its innovation

DFC unpacks key to client satisfaction 

4th March 2024 Valves supplier Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) channel sales executive Belinda Rossouw shares insights into her role in understanding client needs, building and nurturing relationships, educating clients on innovation, market penetration strategy and maintaining a feedback loop with operations... 

DFC unpacks key to client satisfaction

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

DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action 

By: Tracy Hancock     20th February 2024 Considering that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects have become increasingly important over the years, especially in the mining industry, gold producer DRDGOLD emphasises that its tailings retreatment business model was built to realise ESG compliance. “Essentially what we do is... 

DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action

Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability 

20th February 2024 To remain sustainable amid the current economic climate, infrastructure development company Bigen has structured its product offering to provide its clients a one-stop service. “This has allowed Bigen to secure large project appointments and facilitated our Africa expansion strategy. Our... 

Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability

MHSC aims to empower women, ensure health and safety in mining industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     15th February 2024 National public entity the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) has outlined ambitious goals to transform the mining industry by fostering gender diversity and prioritising the health and safety of all employees. MHSC CEO David Mamphitha has emphasised the council’s commitment to increasing the... 

A strategic aim of the MHSC is the resolution to achieve zero harm within the mining sector
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A strategic aim of the MHSC is the resolution to achieve zero harm within the mining sector

Heavy equipment manufacturer adopts cutting-edge innovations for sustainable mining

By: Shannon de Ryhove     13th February 2024 Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu provided insights into the company's pioneering development in the mining sector during an exclusive interview at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, earlier this month. Komatsu GM for mining operations Hermann Hollhumer said the... 

Komatsu’s 4800XPC rope shovel is not only an engineering marvel but once fully assembled, will also be the first of its kind in Africa
Komatsu’s 4800XPC rope shovel is not only an engineering marvel but once fully assembled, will also be the first of its kind in Africa

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

Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions

By: Shannon de Ryhove     12th February 2024 Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.  This occurred during the Investing in African Mining Indaba, held at the Cape Town International... 

Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions

Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th February 2024 Accounting and advisory firm BDO’s 2024 Mining Report, which has just been published, offers a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK and global mining sectors. The mining industry has always been important to the UK’s economy and has emerged as pivotal to the... 

MATT CRANE
BDO Partner, Head of Natural Resources and Energy

Biodegradable cellulose gloves inventor wins 2024 Mining Innovation and Research award

By: Schalk Burger     8th February 2024 Industry association Women in Mining Kenya founder Grace Akinyi won the Mining Innovation and Research Battlefield 2024 competition with her 'Eco Green Gold’ concept to produce biodegradable gloves from bacterial cellulose derived from coconut waste as a simple yet effective solution to the... 

Barrick highlights importance of socioeconomic development in poor countries

By: Rebecca Campbell     8th February 2024 The need to counter climate change and protect the environment should not distract attention from the need to achieve socioeconomic development in poor countries, Barrick Gold corporate sustainability executive Grant Beringer has cautioned. He was speaking in Cape Town, at a side event of the... 

The Kibali gold mine

Global Reporting Initiative formally launches new biodiversity, mining standards

By: Rebecca Campbell     8th February 2024 More than 50% of global gross domestic product was moderately or highly dependent on biodiversity, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) vice chairperson Bola Adeeko highlighted in Cape Town on Thursday. Adeeko, who was also the special projects director for Flour Mills of Nigeria, was speaking at... 

Vedanta weighs sale of minority stake in Zambian copper assets

By: Reuters     8th February 2024 Vedanta Base Metals CEO Chris Griffith said on Wednesday the company is talking to a range of financing partners to raise money for a restart of its Konkola Copper Mines unit in Zambia, including the sale of a minority stake in KCM. Vedanta VDAN.NS will remain the majority shareholder in the unit... 

Vedanta Base Metals CEO Chris Griffith
Vedanta Base Metals CEO Chris Griffith

China's CMOC eyes further growth in Congo and beyond after taking cobalt crown

By: Reuters     8th February 2024 Chinese mining firm CMOC Group could buy more assets in copper and cobalt-rich Democratic Republic of Congo, and sees further potential for growth in South America and Indonesia, an executive told Reuters on Wednesday. "If there are opportunities, if there are assets that meet our criteria, of... 

ICMM announces initiative to simplify responsible mining standards

By: Shannon de Ryhove     7th February 2024 In a significant move towards accountability and transparency in the global mining industry, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has unveiled plans to consolidate responsible mining standards into a single, globally recognised framework. This initiative, developed in... 

ICMM President Rohitesh Dhawan in conversation with Natural Resource Governance Institute Africa director Nafi Chinery at Investing in African Mining Indaba.
ICMM President Rohitesh Dhawan in conversation with Natural Resource Governance Institute Africa director Nafi Chinery at Investing in African Mining Indaba.

Mining needs new ways to increase productivity - Seequent  

7th February 2024 The African mineral exploration and mining industries have a vital role to play in the world’s transition to net zero by 2050 and in the future of the African economy, with the continent home to 30% of the world’s mineral reserves. But with demand for critical minerals set to outstrip supply, the... 

Mining needs new ways to increase productivity - Seequent

Absa discusses its expertise at Mining Indaba 

7th February 2024 Africa is ready to embrace a bold new future in mining. That is why financial services provider Absa believes in the power of positive disruption to unearth its client’s sustainable growth ambitions through innovative funding solutions and expert capabilities. Dig sustainably with Absa at the... 

Absa discusses its expertise at Mining Indaba

Crucial to combine agricultural development with mining, Indaba hears 

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2024 Africa is going to have a huge amount to do to help solve the world’s climate change problems, Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland emphasised in his far-reaching thirtieth address to the thirtieth Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. In those 30... 

Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.
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Ivanhoe Mines executive chairperson Robert Friedland.

Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba 

7th February 2024 Hitachi Global Air Power is a leading global industrial compressed air manufacturer building the machines that power industry. Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, its compressed air solutions power industrial and manufacturing operations all around the globe; from construction and mining to... 

Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba

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

Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader 

7th February 2024 Good governance and sustainable development are at the core of diversified global natural resources and technology conglomerate Vedanta Group's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment, and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The group is focused on becoming the... 

Vedanta focused on becoming ESG leader

Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions 

By: Shannon de Ryhove     7th February 2024 Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the industry. The company's focus on integrating motors, medium voltage variable speed drives, automation... 

Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions

Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx  

By: Tracy Hancock     7th February 2024 Compliance, health and safety, and environmental awareness are central to long-term sustainability and are achieved by maintaining rigorous standards and improved visibility and/or transparency. However, some mines still employ old-fashioned lever arch, paper-based files in pursuit of this... 

Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx

Draslovka’s sustainable solution to metal supply deficits 

7th February 2024 Multinational chemicals producer Draslovka has developed a cutting-edge metal recovery process called Glycine Leaching Technology (GLT). Aimed at optimizing recovery of precious and base metals, this proprietary process unlocks substantial savings and is generating value for mining operations... 

Draslovka’s sustainable solution to metal supply deficits

Threat of climate change has transformed the image of mining

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th February 2024 The need to reduce global carbon emissions, to counter climate change, has transformed the public image of the mining industry, because of the urgent need to ramp-up the production of clean energy metals. So highlighted International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) CEO Rohitesh Dhawan,... 

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan

Transformed AECI to go big globally

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th February 2024 JSE-listed South African multinational AECI aims to be the global number three company in its core market segment of mining explosives and mining chemicals, by 2030. Of the company’s business, 80% is already outside South Africa and 30% is outside Africa, CEO Holger Riemensperger emphasises to... 

AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger

Zambia set to negotiate bigger stakes in new mining projects

By: Reuters     7th February 2024 Zambia is keen to negotiate larger holdings in new mining projects in order to raise its revenue and boost spending by investors on social projects, mines minister Paul Kabuswe said. The push by Lusaka through state-owned ZCCM-IH would apply to future agreements, but does not include existing... 

Zambia mines minister Paul Kabuswe
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Zambia mines minister Paul Kabuswe
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