Creating a force for the future of resources and energy

Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons’ binding offer for Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business, the combined new entity has come together under a new brand – Worley – as of 29 April 2019. While financially an acquisition,...

Barrick makes strong start; robust all-round performance

Barrick Gold Corporation’s first quarterly results since its merger with Randgold Resources Limited show solid results across the board from the new group, which also reported rapid progress with the integration of the two businesses as well as with the implementation...

4IR in mining seminar, a first for SA

Baletsema Mining Services, in partnership with BotsZa, is proud to announce the first 4IR in Mining Seminar in South Africa. The event is set to take place in Gauteng on May 31st, 2019.  The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us, and it is evolving at an...

Operations resume at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Thembelani mine

Sibanye-Stillwater has advised that the underground operations at its Thembelani shaft have resumed today after the shaft was certified safe for normal hoisting operations. On Tuesday the mine had hoisted most of the miners from one of its Rustenburg mine shafts...

Industrial packaging considerations for the mining sector

Industrial packaging plays a huge role in the protection and delivery of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) mining products and spares, the protection of these products is crucial for its transit journey and is often forgotten by the mining equipment supplier....

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Creating a force for the future of resources and energy

Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons’ binding offer for Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business, the combined new entity has come together under a new brand – Worley – as of 29 April 2019. While financially an acquisition,...

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Sibanye wins final regulatory go-ahead for Lonmin deal

South Africa’s Competition Appeal Court on Friday gave the green light to Sibanye-Stillwater’s takeover of Lonmin in a deal that aims to create the world’s second-largest platinum producer. Lonmin’s biggest mining union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction...

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Gold Fields Q1 production up 10%

South Africa’s Gold Fields Ltd said on Thursday its quarterly bullion production increased by 10 percent with a recovery in production at its South Deep mine after a six-week strike. Gold production for the quarter ended March. 31 rose to 542,000 from 490,000 ounces a...

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Sibanye-Stillwater lowers valuation for miner Lonmin

South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday revised its offer for Lonmin, with new terms that gave a valuation for the struggling platinum miner that was about 60 million pounds ($77 million) less than originally proposed. Lonmin said Sibanye was offering an...

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AMCU says it hasn’t broken labour laws

South Africa’s militant AMCU union said on Friday that it was complying with the country’s labour laws, disputing a government notice which said it could be de-registered for breaking rules governing how unions should operate. The Association of Mineworkers and...

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Sibanye-Stillwater and AMCU conclude gold strike

Trade union AMCU has ended its five-month long strike after reaching an agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater. This comes following a meeting between the union and the mining company. At a joint briefing yesterday, Head of Investor Relations at Sibanye James Wellsted said...

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Norman Mbazima retires from Anglo American after 18 years

Anglo American has announced the retirement of Norman Mbazima after 18 years. Mbazima will step down as Deputy Chairman of Anglo American South Africa on 30 June 2019. Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: “Norman Mbazima has made an exceptional...

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Sibanye raises another R1.75bn in gold prepayment deal

Sibanye-Stillwater has announced on Thursday that it has entered into a forward gold sale arrangement with Citibank, receiving a cash prepayment of US$125m (some R1.75bn at current exchange rates) for the future delivery of 105 906 ounces of gold during the fourth...

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Rio Tinto approves $463 million investment in Zulti South

Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463million (Rio Tinto share $343 million) investment will sustain RBM’s current capacity and extend mine...

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4IR in mining seminar, a first for SA

Baletsema Mining Services, in partnership with BotsZa, is proud to announce the first 4IR in Mining Seminar in South Africa. The event is set to take place in Gauteng on May 31st, 2019.  The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is upon us, and it is evolving at an...

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Digitalization: in practice

Digitalization is moving on apace, but putting it into practice requires a different way of working says Mattias Årstadius of SKF. There has been much conversation about the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, but the focus has generally been about the...

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Ensuring safety through connectivity

Ivanhoe Mines faced significant communications issues at its flagship copper mining site in the DRC, which raised concerns relating to the safety and security of both people and assets. To address these and other challenges, the company turned to a global leader in...

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Why is mine rehab still a challenge?

Despite South Africa’s mine closure laws comparing well internationally, the country can boast very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure; instead, over 6 000 mines have been abandoned without adequate rehabilitation. This situation is unlikely to...

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Today’s shift, tomorrow’s strategy

Targeting best practices to improve fleet uptime and productivity, Kal Tire is launching TOMS – a proprietary Tyre Operations Management System with a backbone of predictive maintenance and efficiency that delivers a new standard in performance. Until now, tyre...

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In the Hot Seat

Kal Tire South Africa showcases innovation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TncZG7DZjdI   Mining operations are constantly challenged to maximise the efficiency of the equipment they operate – including the tires that ultimately carry the load. Kal Tire South Africa has an enviable reputation as leading...

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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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