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 […]

Thickeners Double Mine Output

Thickeners Double Mine Output

When one of the world’s largest copper and cobalt producers wanted to double its production rates, it chose FLSmidth to provide a thickener solution that included six of its proven high density thickeners. The order was placed in 2020, and delivery has been completed. The mine, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), already […]

Mines must continue to fight Covid-19

Mines must continue to fight Covid-19

The mining industry’s early adoption of preventative measures and advanced tracing has most likely prevented the spread of Covid-19 tenfold and where outbreaks have occurred these measures have been largely successful in containing the spread. “By its nature, the mining industry is geared towards safety and preparedness so the addition of certain levels of COVID-19 […]

Decades of R&D Pay Off

Decades of R&D Pay Off

Terence Osborn, FLSmidth’s director of product and account management for sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, highlights that R&D is the lifeblood of the company’s new technologies. So much so, that it has some 80 projects underway to improve its mining-related offerings. “The power of digital technology is certainly a key element of these efforts,” […]

Emerging Contractors

Emerging Contractors

Opening the doors of the mining sector to junior miners and emerging contractors can be boosted by partnerships based on the build-operate-transfer (BOT) concept, according to B&E International.Experts in integrated crushing, mining and mineral processing solutions, B&E International brings its experience of not just operating crushing plants but designing and manufacturing its innovative equipment locally, […]

Laboratory contract

Laboratory contract

Automated laboratory leader FLSmidth has had its Operate and Maintain (O&M) contract at the Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal on South Africa’s west coast renewed for another three years. The company has successfully operated the quality control laboratory at Saldanha which is Africa’s largest iron ore export facility, for the past eight years according to Martin […]

Compressed Air to Help Dump Reclamation Project

Compressed Air to Help Dump Reclamation Project

Rand-Air’s latest project involves the reclamation of four historical mine dumps at the site of the former Zincor zinc refinery just to the south of Springs. The refinery was constructed from a former uranium plant belonging to the defunct Vogelstruisbult gold mine. The dumps include a high-hazard certified waste tailings dam, two gold tailings dams […]