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Mining News

  • The bright, new jewel in Africa’s crown?

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Mar 31, 2020 | 15:50 pm

    The bright, new jewel in Africa’s crown? For the past decade Africa has been a vibrant continent for hydrocarbons exploration. Over those years the main story, apart from the traditional North African natural gas heartlands, has been oil. However, parts of sub-Saharan Africa are on the precipice of a new natural gas era which could radically change their economies for the better. …

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  • Flexibility, knowledge assist in cost reduction

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Mar 26, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    The coal sector faces immense cost pressures, which are influenced and  exacerbated by uncontrollable macroeconomic factors, notes vibrating equipment solutions provider Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. However, she comments that Kwatani has sought to mitigate the impact of these factors by reducing costs through a novel solutions approach.

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  • Finding sustainable ways to resettle communities

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Mar 18, 2020 | 16:06 pm

    Finding sustainable ways to resettle communities In December 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) published its Draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines for comment – part of its process to standardise resettlement practice in mining. Among the stakeholders offering input is global consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting. “It is clear that resettlement is a growing concern during the …

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  • Pilot Crushtec launches compact mobilecrushing, screening equipment from Metso

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Mar 5, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Pilot Crushtec launched a new range from mining equipment manufacturer Metso’s mobile and compact crushing and screening equipment last month that is well suited to local economic conditions. Pilot Crushtec CEO Sandro Scherf says that contracts have been getting smaller in the industry over the past few years owing to the business environment. However, conversely, once agreements are concluded there is greater need for haste and expectations of high service levels.

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  • Land agreement in motion for cobalt producer

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Feb 6, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    Katanga Mining, the Glencore subsidiary that operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has, as reported by Mining Weekly Online last month, reached an agreement to acquire land where it could build a new long-term tailings facility for its 75%-owned Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) operation. The agreement with DRC State miner Gécamines, which has a 25% shareholding in KCC, includes multiple blocks, which not only cover the preferred location for the tailings, but could also enhance KCC’s ability to more efficiently operate its mines and other infrastructure.

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  • Gold paper releasedat global forum

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Feb 6, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    The collaborative paper, titled Kibali Gold Mine sulphide concentrate treatment – understanding the pre-oxidation of sulphide concentrates, was presented by dual-listed miner Barrick Gold’s Kibali gold mine technical manager Dr Thamsanqa Mahlangu at the World Gold 2019 conference held in Perth, Australia. The paper discusses the extensive analysis of plant data and laboratory testwork conducted by specialised minerals processing technology provider Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa at the Kibali gold mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In conclusion it notes that the equipment supplied by Maelgwyn has helped to support and define a niche operating domain for optimal preoxidation processes.

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  • Drive package delivered to greenfield mine

    Mining Weekly | Crushing and Screening Feb 6, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    The last of nine units of a comprehensive drive package were successfully delivered to a major greenfield copper mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by drive and automation specialist SEW-Eurodrive. The five main 500 kW drives weighed 12 t each while the remaining four consisted of two 90 kW drives on the decline sacrificial conveyor, and two 30 kW drives on the tip-truck sacrificial conveyor.

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  • Decarbonised mining secures access to global capital over the long term

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Feb 5, 2020 | 12:16 pm

    Decarbonised mining secures access to global capital over the long term The decarbonising of operations across a company’s value chain – once seen as a nice-to-have reporting metric – is, today, a corporate responsibility expectation and an industry-level credibility test. More importantly, going forward, the ability to successfully decarbonise mining and metals businesses will become central to maintaining institutional investor commitment in an age where sustainability …

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  • Another NRF rating boosts Wits School of Mining

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Jan 28, 2020 | 08:44 am

    Another NRF rating boosts Wits School of Mining The value of research conducted by Wits University’s School of Mining Engineering has been further recognised with the award of a National Research Foundation (NRF) rating to a fifth member of staff. Associate Professor Bekir Genc has received an NRF C2 rating for his work on the management of spontaneous combustion risk in South Africa’s …

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  • Lead Market: Industry Potential, Trends and forecast 2019 – 2025

    Future of Mining – African Mining Market Jan 9, 2020 | 13:34 pm

    Lead Market: Industry Potential, Trends and forecast 2019 – 2025 Burgeoning demand for batteries across the automotive sector in tandem with the rising requirement of power backup systems in communication centers will stimulate lead market growth. Escalating efforts towards enhancing the efficiency of grids and the subsequent expansion of microgrid networks will also boost the industry landscape. Additionally, the rising prevalence of blackouts across several …

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Agricultural News

Materials Handling News

  • Company reaches new heights with award

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Mar 12, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    Height management solutions providers Skyriders received an award from a major petrochemicals producer in December last year for achieving significant reductions in its maintenance costs and boosting health and safety at one of the producer’s refineries, in Mpumalanga. The award was for a methodology created by Skyriders and their client to remove bulky equipment from on top of various tanks[…]

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  • Focus on corridor solutions yields results for Grindrod

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Mar 4, 2020 | 10:37 am

    It seems as if driving corridor solutions for specific customer requirements has yielded positive results for freight and logistics group Grindrod. Releasing its financial results for the year ended December 31 in Johannesburg on Wednesday, Grindrod reported a 12% growth in revenue, to R3.87-billion, compared with the previous year.

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  • Telematics company introduces live streaming

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Feb 6, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    Fleet and asset management solutions company MiX Telematics has added a live streaming service to its MiX Vision solution. The streaming service enables fleet managers to live-stream footage from up to eight cameras simultaneously using MiX Fleet Manager – MiX Telematics’ online software solution – with the benefit of improving driver safety and compliance in real-time.

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  • New forklift models for South African market

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Feb 6, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    Local forklift and compressor distributor Avir is introducing four new Chinese JAC forklift models to South Africa this year. One of these new models is a special edition 3 t forklift for loading and offloading in steep-gradient conditions.

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  • Rocky political climate hinders conveyor industry growth

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Feb 6, 2020 | 22:00 pm

    The “turmoil” of South African politics has engendered a decline in investment currently and doubt over possible future investment in the mining industry, Conveyor Manufacturers Association of South Africa (CMASA) chairperson Jay Pillay tells Engineering News. Typically, mine expansions, new mines and port terminal developments require large materials handling and conveyor components. The constrained economy has meant that there have[…]

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