2020 – Issue 4

Mining Review Africa Issue 4 2020

I am writing this month’s editor’s note from the quiet of my home – on the eve of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to escalate.
energy

Harnessing the sun and wind for energy at Prieska project

Orion Minerals’ Prieska copper-zinc project is nestled within a well-established renewable energy hub in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
innovation

Imilingo Mineral Processing: Pushing the innovation envelope

Imilingo is also able to service smaller mining operations with unique needs, such as quick-to-erect conveyor systems - Imilingo’s iConvey product.
Lycopodium

Process plant optimisation driven by technology

During challenging market conditions there is a need for mining companies to operate efficiently and cost-effectively way using the latest technology.
zest weg energy

Renewable energy uptake in mining gathers momentum

Mines in Africa are now starting to consider solar, wind and energy storage power supply options an investment-friendly and financially viable choice
energy

Self-generation: Mining industry waits for clarity

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has conceded that mining companies can produce energy for their own use to mitigate power issues.
Solar energy renewable power gold

A genius move: Solar hybrid power plant for Syama gold mine

Investing in the establishment of one of the world’s most advanced automated underground gold mines is a major undertaking for any mining company.
sustainability

Sustainable social transitioning at mine closure: a paradigm shift

Minerals are a finite resource and mine closure has a profound and often devastating impact on surrounding communities and towns.
Vibramech

Vibramech: customized designs optimize minerals processing

The range of custom designed mineral processing equipment from Vibramech caters for the variables that may affect the feed rate across these processes.
drc

DRC needs to reinvent itself in the face of challenges

"The DRC government has to reassure the mining sector on its ability to create a secure and stable investment and operating environment."
aggreko energy

Mining decarbonises through hybrid energy solutions

The mining industry is an energy-intensive industry - a situation that is compounded by its intensive use of fossil fuels to power its operations.

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