2019 – Issue 12

Mozambique graphite

Triton Minerals: Showcasing Mozambique’s graphite potential

Triton Minerals may become one of the hottest graphite investments in Africa. Construction at its graphite project is scheduled to start in April 2020.
DRDGOLD

Far West Gold Recoveries solidifies sustainability for DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD has built a robust business model and has a sound understanding of how to mitigate current and anticipated challenges.
namibia aukam gold

AfriTin: resurrecting Uis in Namibia

AfriTin has made remarkable progress, with 2019 being highly eventful following first production of tin concentrate in August 2019.
Industrie 4.0 4ir

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...
base gold

Commodity prices: Gold shone brightest in 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, palladium is rivalling gold in value, but gold, in itself, has also performed particularly well in 2019.
COVID-19

Positive moves towards legislative certainty in South Africa

2019 was the year in which some certainty returned to the South African mining industry with significant progress made by the DMRE.
mining indaba

Three topics for discussion at Mining Indaba 2020

Millennials and the mining industry, the impending scarcity of battery metals and the impending scarcity of battery metals - Mining Indaba 2020.
Epiroc

Epiroc: Setting the standard in loader automation

Scooptram Automation Total available from Epiroc offers one of the highest levels of loader automation bringing new standards of productivity.
Wits

DetNet boosts Wit’s research and teaching on blasting

A smart blasting system was officially handed over to the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) in November 2019 by electronic blast initiation specialists, DetNet.
safety ppe

South African PPE innovator develops spine protection gear

Current protective gear includes helmets, safety boots, overalls, and goggles, but none of these offer support to the spine, shoulders, ribs, or kidneys.

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