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Mining events postponed amid COVID-19

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a national disaster – this after the total number of cases in the country increased to more than 60. In a statement, Ramaphosa said that the Cabinet had a meeting to...

Barrick ready for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic this after the virus spread across the world infecting more than 100 000 people. At a media briefing WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom said that the...

Fatality free for three years

It’s not every day that one hears of an operating mine that has experienced no fatalities for three consecutive years. Exxaro, is one of the few mines that have reached such a milestone. The mine producer was hosting its annual sustainability...

Advanced technologies in digital mining

Digital Technology Trends for Twenty-First Century Mining will be unpacked at the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory’s (DigiMine) annual seminar at the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) from 7 to 9 April 2020. One of the highlights of the event...

Technology that enhances PGM market

BASF has successfully developed and tested an innovative Tri-Metal Catalyst technology that enables partial substitution of high-priced palladium with lower-priced platinum in light-duty gasoline vehicles without compromising emissions standards....

A platinum first for Prestige Bullion

Retail investors will soon have a new range of physical platinum investment products, which will have a positive impact on South Africa’s mining industry. The announcement was recently made by Prestige Bullion, a joint venture between the South...

COVID-19 – what it means for SA’s mining industry?

In early February 2020 the Minerals Council South Africa provided members with material on mitigation measures against coronavirus (COVID-19). At the time, there were no cases of the virus in South Africa. Last week the Department of Health...

White Paper for women in mining

The Minerals Council South Africa has released a White Paper on Women in Mining, which aims to streamline the industry’s strategies to advance women in the industry. The focus of the White Paper is on improving the representation of women in the...

Generator series revealed to the market

Cummins introduced its latest gas product innovation, the C25G gas generator series, to the global power generation markets during the 2020 Middle East Energy (MEE) show at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE from 3 to 5 March. The C25G series...