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Protech Khuthele Holdings

A saving grace

Bulk earthworks and civil engineering group Protech Khuthele Holdings remains focused on its strategy to expand its mining infrastructure footprint in Africa. This is essential as activity in South Africa’s construction industry remains muted, CEO...
A key priority for Atlas Copco

A key priority for Atlas Copco

Global industrial company Atlas Copco will focus on people, and more specifically employees, at this year’s Electra Mining exhibition. The group firmly believes that employees are a company’s most valuable asset and therefore the most important...
Crushing the Manganese market

Crushing the manganese market

Materials handling specialist Osborn Engineered Products has supplied equipment totalling R14 million to a new manganese mine in the Northern Cape, thanks to the hard-wearing reputation of its machines in the manganese industry. Osborn product...
Developing attractive diamond mines

Slowly and thoroughly

AIM-listed diamond junior, Stellar Diamonds may not have operational mines yet, but the amount of time and level of investment it is injecting into its two core diamond projects will ensure it delivers new world-class mines, CEO Karl Smithson tells...
A Canadian Upgarde

Revolutionising shaft sinking in South Africa

South Africa may have the world’s respect for its deep level shaft sinking project expertise; unfortunately, the same cannot be said for its safety statistics. “Our local shaft sinking model needs to be modernised,” TWP Mining general manager,...
Finland's concrete aspirations

Taking Africa by storm

South Africa remains a central hub for international companies looking to establish or grow their presence across the African continent. Finland’s underground mining solutions provider Normet has done precisely that, writes Laura Cornish. While the...

The benefits of doing it right

Mechanised mining – it is the present and future methodology for underground development! But why is the entire industry not embracing the advantages it offers? Particularly in South Africa, Laura Cornish asks. The word ‘mechanised’ still induces a...

From the Waterberg

Exxaro’s Grootegeluk mine may be the only coal mine successfully operating in the Waterberg coal fields, but not for much longer. A large-scale, new-generation project is on track to start producing from the region from the beginning of 2015,...
A world class new generation

A world-class new generation uranium mine

Nambia-based uranium mine Langer Heinrich is one of two new generation (conventional) uranium projects in the world, and has been successfully expanding ever since it first started producing, writes Laura Cornish. Ongoing expansions Located at the...