Mining Review Africa Issue 10 2018

The October edition of Mining Review Africa, distributed at the Mines & Money conference in London in November, features London-listed miners in Africa to provide relevant content to the audience and delegates at the event. The issue also provides in-depth, comprehensive information on bringing environmental sustainability to the industry and finally looks at the topic-trending field of automation.
automation

Making complete underground automation a reality

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is playing a critical role in establishing Africa’s first fully-automated underground mine.
environment

Mitigating the impact of mining on the environment

Mines will play a role in the future and by implementing long-term sustainability strategies, they will contribute to development in South Africa.
DRDGold

DRDGold: South Africa’s largest tailings project kicks into first gear

Surface gold tailings retreatment company, DRDGOLD, has begun the first phase of what will be one of the largest tailings operations in South Africa.
sustainability

Room for improvement in environmentally sustainable practices

Mining companies are placing a greater emphasis on being sustainable to acquire and sustain a license to operate while also reducing costs.

New automation software puts artificial intelligence on the map

Micromine is not only embracing the concept of automation but is taking it to new levels through research and pilot test trial studies.
tailings

Lined tailings facilities and consequential risks

Lining is the preferred option for tailing areas to reduce environmental impact it poses a set of risks that need to be monitored and addressed.
weir

Weir Minerals Africa evolves with market by expanding solutions

With aspirations to grow its business in an evolving mining industry, minerals processing expert Weir Minerals Africa has expanded its solutions.
Exploration

The benefits of environmental and social data for exploration

Exploration is the first phase of a mining project and offers an opportunity to collect baseline environmental and social data which is crucial for the future development of the project.
Rehabilitation

Innovative financial provisioning for rehabilitation requirements

The South African mining industry awaits finalisation of government’s regulatory requirements relating to the rehabilitation of land disturbed by mining.

Sibanye-Stillwater moves beyond environment and sustainability compliancy

Precious metals major Sibanye-Stillwater has announced a MoU to establish a South African-first agri-processing joint venture initiative.

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