The Digital Twin Model

In recent years, the mining industry has witnessed a technological transformation through the adoption of digital twin models. Digital twins are virtual replicas of physical assets, processes, or systems that provide real-time, data-driven insights. South Africa’s mining industry has started adopting digital twins to optimise mining operations. This adoption allows for better resource management, safety […]

All Key Equipment Supplied

FLSmidth has been chosen to supply the key technologies and services for Ma’aden’s phosphate three phase 1 mine site in the northern province of Saudi Arabia. The order placed on this Danish company is valued at approximately DKK 530 million and was booked in Q3 2023. The equipment is expected to be fully integrated during […]

From Truck Tip to Discharge Conveyor

Leading technology and products have been added to the FLSmidth stable with the TK Mining acquisition, arguably making the company the world leader with its comminution portfolio.  Craig Brickhill, FLSmidth’s Regional Product Line Manager – Milling and HPGR, highlights that their brand now encompasses the best solutions, equipment and expertise from across the flowsheet. “On […]

Achieving More with Less

“Our customers recognise the value of reducing carbon emissions in plant operations, but are looking beyond a ‘big bang’ event to achieve MissionZero,” says Alistair McKay, FLSmidth Vice President for Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and South Asia. “Rather, they are looking for a longer term collaboration with technology partners like FLSmidth to steadily […]

Mining Acquisition Completed

FLSmidth has announced that all conditions and requirements for the acquisition of thyssenkrupp’s Mining business (TK Mining) have been met. In accordance with the sale and purchase agreement, final closing of the transaction took place on 31 August 2022. TK Mining is a full-line supplier of solutions for mining systems, material handling, mineral processing and […]

Global Growth for Trommel Screens

The demand for trommel screens is picking up globally, contributing to the growing international footprint of South Africa-based minerals processing equipment specialist, Multotec. Says Francois Fouche, vice-president of screen, “One of our recent successes is the performance of our screen media in the SAG mill trommels of a large copper producer in South America. Our […]

Encouraging Local Developments on Local Front

The Mining Platform of Murray & Roberts’ order book has now recovered to pre-pandemic levels, says Mike da Costa, CEO of the Mining Platform, “Our orderbook now totals R22,2 billion which is sharply up on the R17,9 billion of a year ago. Future prospects also look good as there is a significant pipeline of new […]

No More Leaps of Faith in IT

If only getting stuff from A to B was as simple as it sounds. Delivering drill rigs and their spare parts to some of the most remote locations on earth has never been easy. But add in a global shortage of key components, bottlenecks in transportation, COVID-19, soaring material prices and a software upgrade at […]

Mining Mafia Incidents

urface mining industry association ASPASA has called on its members to report all incidents of extortion so that the industry and law enforcers can access data that will enable them to track and hopefully eradicate the practice.

250 wear life improvement

Weir Minerals’ Linatex Premium Rubber and Linard 60 have significantly improved wear life at Kalumbila Minerals Limited’s Sentinel mine in Zambia, after the Weir Minerals Africa team was asked to provide a lining solution that would last longer than the incumbent product. To date, the Linatex and Linard solution has achieved six times the life […]