Mining Review Africa Issue 1 2019

The January 2019 edition of Mining Review Africa, distributed in the delegates’ bags at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, showcases all topics trending in the mining sector at present – from investment and technology through to those companies making a difference to ensure the long term sustainability of the sector.

Digitization in Africa – mines have no need to panic

Digitization may hold the key to unlocking greater value from mining operations but brings with it challenges for third-world countries.

Technology needs to be a business value

Implementing digital technologies such as automation in the mining industry is rapidly changing from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’.

Komatsu Africa opens new multi-million rand industrial campus

Komatsu Africa, the southern African division of global capital equipment manufacturer Komatsu, has opened its new multi-million-rand industrial hub.
De Beers Venetia

Venetia Underground Project – first production

De Beers’ US$2 billion cash injection at Venetia mine from a surface operation to an underground mine has entered its 6th year of development.
Cullinan Zest

Cullinan boldly powers into the future

Petra Diamond’s multi-million Rand cash injection into expanding Cullinan has ensured the mine’s lifespan is now estimated to run until at least 2030.

Orica: control with data-driven blast optimisation platform

Orica has a vision to transform how drill and blast is used to unlock mining value, using digital and automated technologies for safer, productive blasting.

Exxaro commits to R20 billion investment in South Africa

Exxaro believes investment is needed to help drive a brighter future and has committed R20 billion to building and expanding its production portfolio.
Bushveld Minerals

Bushveld Minerals: growing to be a world-class vanadium business

Bushveld Minerals’ ambition is to grow into one of the world’s most significant, lowest cost and vertically integrated vanadium companies.

Doppelmayr makes it big in the SA mining sector

At the start of 2018, assembly started for the first of the two RopeCon installations for the transport of platinum ore at the Booysendal concession.
Northam Booysendal

Northam Platinum’s Booysendal expansion – excellence beyond imagination

A visit to Northam Platinum’s Booysendal operation reveals an already large-scale operation is well underway with a R5.6 billion expansion programme.

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