South African platinum firms kick off wage talks

The world’s top platinum miners kicked off talks with South Africa’s unions on Tuesday in what is expected to be a tough round of wage talks, as a rise in profits is likely to provoke higher wage demands. The majority union in the platinum sector, the Association of...

NOSA joins forces with Stellenbosch University in the drive towards ‘Zero Harm’

On Thursday, 23 May 2019, NOSA confirmed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Stellenbosch University’s Water Institute (SUWI). The MoU is focused on Stellenbosch University providing assistance to NOSA, in the co-ordination, development and alignment of current,...

Recovery of 54 carat fancy yellow diamond

Firestone Diamonds has announced the recovery of a 54 carat intense fancy yellow, sawable diamond from its Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho. The company has said the diamond will go on sale at the next tender which is scheduled to take place during September 2019. Paul...

Acacia Mining reports 13% rise in gold reserves for Tanzania mine

Acacia Mining on Friday reported a 13% rise in gold reserves at the end of May for its Gokona Mine in North Mara, Tanzania, adding weight to its view that majority shareholder Barrick Gold’s buyout proposal undervalued the miner. Acacia Mining last month strongly...

Effective leadership in mining more important now than ever

The mining sector remains a critical part of the SA economy contributing, in 2017, 7% to GDP, 27% to total exports, 19% to fixed investment and providing 1,5 million direct and indirect employment opportunities, supporting more than 10 million dependents. The vision...

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South African platinum firms kick off wage talks

The world’s top platinum miners kicked off talks with South Africa’s unions on Tuesday in what is expected to be a tough round of wage talks, as a rise in profits is likely to provoke higher wage demands. The majority union in the platinum sector, the Association of...

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Recovery of 54 carat fancy yellow diamond

Firestone Diamonds has announced the recovery of a 54 carat intense fancy yellow, sawable diamond from its Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho. The company has said the diamond will go on sale at the next tender which is scheduled to take place during September 2019. Paul...

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thyssenkrupp celebrates its diamond jubilee in Africa

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa is proudly celebrating sixty successful years of engineering excellence in Africa. This milestone bears testament to the diversified industrial group’s enduring commitment to delivering exceptional, premium quality,...

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Trade expo to support business growth in Botswana

Electra Mining Botswana is taking place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 10-12 September. This niche trade show is designed to support business growth in Botswana by creating an environment where business partnerships can develop and where trade exchanges can take...

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Acacia Mining says Barrick offer undervalues the company

Acacia Mining on Monday strongly disagreed with majority shareholder Barrick Gold Corp’s valuation of the company, saying Barrick’s proposal undervalued its life of mine plans and appears to have ignored the value of its exploration and development assets. However a...

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Sibanye is now the world’s no. 1 platinum miner

Six years after being carved out of a handful of unwanted gold operations, Sibanye Gold has become the world’s biggest platinum miner. Building on operations spun out of Gold Fields, Sibanye became the No. 1 miner in South Africa’s waning gold industry. Now, with the...

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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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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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