Back to explosives basics

Solar Mining Services is a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and related services segment for the South African mining and quarrying sectors. Inside Mining speaks to Charles Hurly, marketing lead, Solar Mining Services, about the company’s approach to business....

New B-BBEE partnership elevates Kwatani to 51% black women ownership and level 1

As the most transformed business in its class of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Spartan-based vibrating equipment specialist Kwatani achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status in January 2019 by becoming 51% black women-owned. According to Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin,...

JG Afrika helps Exxaro Resources give Leeuwpan mine a new lease on life

JG Afrika, a leading South African firm of consulting engineers, helped Exxaro Resources quickly redirect two roads to urgently access new coal reserves at Leeuwpan mine in Mpumalanga. The 6 km section of the provincial road R50 and 6 km private road that services the...

Mining Charter Implementation Guidelines and Amendments to the Mining Charter published

By Giada Masina, Director and Nonhlanhla Mohlaba, Candidate Attorney in the Corporate and Commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. The Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (Mining Charter) was finalised and...

Sandvik to transform Black Mountain into a data-driven mine

Sandvik will deliver a full OptiMine® platform to Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain Mining (BMM) operations in 2019, accelerating the site’s data-driven operation for world-class mining safety, efficiency and productivity. Sandvik is providing the complete...

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The mine of the future is here – thyssenkrupp

Philipp Nellessen, CEO, thyssenkrupp South and Southern Africa, unpacks the latest and upcoming developments at thyssenkrupp. In line with the rapid digital transformation the mining sector is undergoing, and as a market-leading technology company, thyssenkrupp has...

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SRK engages clients and industry at Mining Indaba 2019

Richard Calland, Paternoster Group: African Political Insight; SRK’s Matthew Law; SRK partner Marcin Wertz and SRK managing director Vis Reddy; and Lawson Naidoo, Paternoster Group: African Political Insight. SRK Consulting hosted clients and media from the mining...

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Digitalisation boosts productivity in mining sector

Innovation and technology are playing increasingly valuable roles in boosting performance and sustainable efficiency in mines throughout Africa. Schneider Electric, which has been partnering with mining companies for more than four decades, has a dedicated Mining,...

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Mining Indaba 2019 kicks off

Yesterday the 25th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba kicked off with Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe opening the event in Cape Town. The gathering is the world's largest mining investment conference and is dedicated to the capitalisation, investment and...

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Articles

Five easy digital wins for mining companies

How can mining companies “go digital” safely? Fabio Mielli, Market Development Manager: Mining, Metals & Cement, Rockwell Automation, explains some ready-to-use technologies that can deliver quick wins for mining companies. Digital transformation provides a major...

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Looking after surface miner’s rights

Surface miners are facing a growing number of challenges prompting surface mining association to again appeal to mine owners to get behind the association and become part of a unified voice for the industry. With profits under pressure as a result of ever-more onerous...

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Epiroc – Optimising the entire process

Since the decision to operate under its own name in Africa in June 2018, Epiroc has identified South Africa as a critical mining territory for the business, accounting for a significant amount of overall turnover. In a recent visit to South Africa, Epiroc executives identified a number of opportunities worth exploring

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How populism is making its presence felt in mining

The tide of populism sweeping the global political landscape is starting to filter through to some of the local policies and decisions made in various individual countries, including African jurisdictions, sometimes challenging established economic orthodoxies and...

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In the Hot Seat

Every tyre tells a story

Mining operations are constantly challenged to maximise the efficiency of the equipment they operate – including the tyres that ultimately carry the load. Kal Tire South Africa has an enviable reputation as a leading service provider to the earthmover tyre market, and...

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Firestone boasts new leader at the helm

Firestone Diamonds, a new diamond producer with operations focused in Lesotho, has announced Paul Bosma’s appointment as the new CEO with effect from 1 July 2018. Bosma is excited to take the helm and shares his outlook and plans for the future with Mpinane Senkhane....

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18 Months at the helm

In 2016, Cummins Southern Africa appointed Thierry Pimi as MD, responsible for the leadership, operations and strategic direction for Cummins’ distribution business in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi and...

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The importance of sustainable profitability

The mining industry’s unique ability to function as a primary driver of economic growth in Africa will be impaired or even destroyed unless mining companies and their host countries work together to address the existential challenges it faces, says Mark Bristow, CEO,...

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The Magara effect

In July 2013, while the platinum industry was still reeling from the August 2012 events at Marikana, Ben Magara joined troubled miner Lonmin as its CEO – a bold move when market sentiments were at an all-time low. Under Magara’s leadership, however, the miner has...

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