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DRDGOLD – The era of aggressive returns

By Mpinane Puleng Senkhane With a business model like no other, debt-free DRDGOLD has positioned itself as an aggressive dividend payer despite limited resource optionality and a defined life of mine. CEO Niël Pretorius discusses the company’s...

Aveng: Mine-impacted water treatment

South Africa is facing a daunting task in rectifying the legacy of long-standing mine water seepage into worked-out mining areas. The contact of this ingress water with the freshly exposed rock creates water with a high concentration of dissolved...

DRA – Making the impossible possible

The DRA Group has been involved in a number of recent mining projects in Africa that have rigorously tested this multinational engineering company’s ‘can do’ approach to project challenges. It is an approach that has been part of the DRA culture...

NuWater: Mine water treatment flexibility

As the mining sector rides out the current down cycle, there is a renewed focus on both opex and capex budgets. In most cases, discretionary spend has already been eliminated and accountants’ attention has shifted to non-discretionary spend. Click...

A holistic approach to community development

The Mining Charter demands that mining houses contribute to their host communities; Ramesh Chhagan, group manager: Community Development at Exxaro, discusses the company’s successful holistic approach to fulfilling this requirement – building...

New LiuGong products at Bauma

Committing to its overall strategy of building the brand into a leading South African supplier of construction equipment, LiuGong South Africa will be showcasing no less than 17 of its robust machines at this year’s Bauma, on a spacious 1 070...

Mining expert to lead Polypipe in SA

Polypipe, one of the most innovative manufacturers of plastic piping systems, has appointed a mining industry expert to head up its Southern African operations, as the company seeks to expand its presence across the continent. Click here to read...

Africa’s leading construction multinational

When a company grows its annual turnover from R100 million to R1.5 billion in 10 short years, the market pays attention. Inside Mining recently accompanied Swaziland-based Inyatsi Construction Group to see its Zambian operations, and spent time...

Master Drilling – Groundbreaking Innovation

The ingenuity of human innovation is clearly demonstrated in this method of shaft raising, not sinking. What’s more, it delivers mining’s three key objectives: safety, productivity, and cost efficiency. Click here to read more.