mantashe mining indaba

Key highlights for Mining Indaba 2020

Portfolio Director Simon Ford and Head of Content Tom Quinn share key topic points with Laura Cornish. For more information, see the December 2019 edition.
safety

Mining health safety – 7 common risks to protect yourself against

The mining industry has a reputation for being a risky business, with health risks that are varied and often quite serious.
Tailings safety

Tailings management: Zero tolerance for failure not negotiable

Tailings management fell directly into the spotlight in 2019 following a spate of tailings storage facility disasters over the last 24 months.

South African Mine fatalities at a record low

2019 Had the lowest number of mining fatalities on record in South Africa with 51 deaths reported. This is according to the 2019...

The growing importance of managing ESG risks

Within the mining and minerals sector, investors are increasingly integrating environmental, social and governance, or ESG, into their investment process.
dromex

Improvements in SA’s fatality rate in 2019 – pure luck?

Trade union Solidarity has acknowledged South Africa’s improvement in its health and safety statistics for 2019 but notes that there is still room for improvement, particularly with regards to the number of injuries in the industry.
tailings dam

World-first public database of mine tailings dams launched

Environmental organisation GRID-Arendal with support from the UN Environment Program has launched the world’s first publicly-accessible global database of mine tailings storage facilities.
Tharisa

Tharisa: PGMs recovered at 82.2% with production of 34.4 koz

“Mining, accounting for the weather-related impact, was in line with expectations and we should see a build up towards the latter half of the year."
artisanal mining

Hope springs from sacrifice in West Africa’s gold mines

Several artisanal miners have lost their lives in the small gold-mining site of Tiemba, southern Mali, where several women and men alike mine gold in the hope that one day, the sacrifices they have made will result in striking gold and making a few hundred euros to turn their lives around.
Industrie 4.0

Embracing Industrie 4.0 and the ongoing need to digitise

Fact: The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industrie 4.0) is not coming to mining in Africa – it’s already here – and in 2019...

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