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...

Partners’ tech pipelines vital to mine productivity

Far-sighted mining houses are delving deeper into the technology resources of their suppliers, aiming more than ever to leverage outside innovation for their own productivity. Protracted pressure on margins over many years has put miners’ focus squarely on...

Sibanye-Stillwater reduces job cut plan in gold shake-up

Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday about 3,450 jobs would be lost in the proposed restructuring of the South African company’s gold mining operations, following financial losses at some of its mines since 2017. The number of job losses is lower than a February...

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, your productivity partner

https://youtu.be/A03B3rXt5eU Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa showcases mining solutions, which have been developed in conjunction with mines to boost overall safety and productivity across all types of mines. Delivering first class service and...

As world’s top miners keep performing, investors remain unimpressed

The world’s 40 largest mining companies continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018 according to PwC’s Mine 2019report released yesterday. Revenue up 8% to $683 billion EBITDA up 4% to $165 billion...

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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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SA loses African gold crown to Ghana

South Africa’s struggling gold industry has suffered yet another humiliation, losing its status as continent leader to Ghana. The country that led global gold production for a century and extracted about half the bullion ever mined is now Africa’s second-largest gold...

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Sibanye-Stillwater reduces job cut plan in gold shake-up

Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday about 3,450 jobs would be lost in the proposed restructuring of the South African company’s gold mining operations, following financial losses at some of its mines since 2017. The number of job losses is lower than a February...

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Sand miners’ deaths spark industry outcry

The proliferation of borrow pits to simplify the supply of sand and aggregates for road construction crews has once again come under the spotlight following the deaths of two workers at a borrow pit in Limpopo recently. The two had apparently been digging sand for a...

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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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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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