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MICROMINE: using technology to make mining easier

The mining industry is becoming a more digitally minded sector; with an emphasis on safety, longevity, efficiency and higher profitability driving the momentum to create digital mines. This is becoming relevant to the industry as...

Commodity outlook: coal mines to keep lights on

At a media briefing in Johannesburg in November 2018, Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe acknowledged that Eskom’s lack of investment in the ‘cost-plus’ coal mines had led to a decrease in supply from these sources...

Axis Mining Technology: A winning formula for Africa

Well over 50 years of combined experience in downhole instrumentation would suggest the team at Axis Mining Technology knows a thing or two about the mining and drilling industries. Built on a desire to lead...

Exxaro commits to R20 billion investment in South Africa

South African coal producer Exxaro believes investment is needed to help drive a brighter future and has committed R20 billion to building and expanding its production portfolio. Investment in South Africa’s mining sector has dropped...

Digitization in Africa – mines have no need to panic

Digitization may hold the key to unlocking greater value from mining operations but brings with it challenges for third-world countries in particular that could prohibit its effective utilisation. LAURA CORNISH sat down with BARRY ELLIOTT, Rockwell...

Alphamin completes process plant commissioning at Bisie

C4 commissioning involves feeding the system with material, checking instrumentation calibration, process flows and individual equipment throughput and building up to instantaneous design throughput. A C4 certificate indicates that a unit or the entire...

South Africa: Mining industry secures the future

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Minister Gwede Mantashe has reminded the country’s mining industry stakeholders that it is their collective responsibility to shape the future and build the South African mining industry...

New phosphate development on the horizon

AIM-listed phosphate mine development company Kropz may be looking to bring its Western Cape-based Elandsfontein operation into production early in 2020. However, its focus beyond this is significantly larger. On the back of two new...

Nsimbi Equipment: industry disruptors

The name Nsimbi means steel in isiZulu and it’s a fitting name for a new equipment company that is showing resilience and using innovation to change the way business is done in the earthmoving...

Pumping solutions for operational sustainability

To ensure the continued sustainability of its operation, a large-scale copper mine in central Africa required an innovative and cost-effective solution to extend the lifespan of its tailings storage facility. Thanks to the expertise and...