2017 – Issue 6

Professional Engineers – Skills retention vital for South African mining

Professional Engineers - Skills retention vital for South African mining It is unfortunate that one of the largest consumers of the commodities produced through...

Drilling Safely – The non-negotiable factor

Two underground diamond drilling sites, both with drilling expert ROSOND, have achieved impressive safety records of five years of zero harm. Amandelbult Dishaba Underground Diamond...

Victaulic Pipe Solutions – Addressing Africa’s most demanding mining applications

Although they can be huge, the pay-offs in mining are never quick or easy. Mining requires large capital input, and new projects or expansions...

Shanta Gold: New luika gold mine

AIM-listed gold producer Shanta Gold has spent the last two years focusing on building a sustainable operation at its wholly-owned New Luika gold mine...

Cupric Canyon Capital – Building a copper hot spot in Botswana

Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Khoemacau Copper Mining, copper-focused private equity firm Cupric Canyon Capital is working to deliver first concentrate from its Zone...

Bullish for Bauxite – Alufer Mining rapidly advances Bel Air project

Independent bauxite exploration and development company Alufer Mining (Alufer) is poised to become a significant bauxite exporter to China when it achieves first commercial...

Personality of the month: SACPS chairman Jayson Jacobs

JAYSON JACOBS, newly appointed chairman for the Southern African Coal Processing Society (SACPS), believes that there are still growth opportunities for the South African coal...

Investment Trends in Africa

Most, if not all, African countries face similar investment challenges, particularly in the mining industry. These include: perceptions of systemic corruption, political instability, regulatory...

SRK warns against ‘hollowing out’ mining company skills

The trend towards outsourcing of core business functions creates a number of risks, according to engineering and scientific specialist SRK Consulting, especially at a...

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