2021 – Issue 1

Mining Review Africa Issue 1 2021

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Commodity outlook: precious metals

Will the gold continue its run in 2021 - or will silver outshine gold? And what does the year hold in store for other precious metals?

Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef: Plan to fast-track production

“Now that Shaft 1 is complete, the phased development plan shows that there is an exciting alternate path to develop this great deposit."

Connectivity: The foundation of digital transformation

As the mining sector moves towards a more digitised and automated future, connectivity is becoming increasingly important.

Market watch: Iron ore and base metals

Commodity markets have rebounded strongly, even though a full economic recovery will take much longer outside of China.

Leading technology solutions – a new generation of mechanisation

Machine Intelligence (MI) offers reliable and tested technology to assist users in improving safety and productivity.

Exxaro’s Belfast coal mine: A mega, modern mine of the future

With a 17 year life-of-mine, Belfast will produce about 2.2 Mtpa of A-grade, export quality coal grading at 6 000 kcal/kg.

West Africa poised for minerals diversification beyond gold

“With Europe’s plans and policies in place, electric vehicle sales are expected to increase from 2.5 million in 2019 to 10 million by 2025."

Perseus Mining comes of age: Yaouré hits its early-stage production mark

Having poured first gold five weeks ahead of schedule, the company is on track to meet its 500 000 oz pa production target by FY, 2022

Exploration and COVID-19: A challenging year ahead for juniors

“When you look at the various commodity prices, we saw a dramatic crash around March and April 2020, particularly for base metals."

Progress made in developing cleaner, safer mining vehicles

“The ICSV initiative is an example of the collaborative effort that can help bring about the scale and pace of change that is needed.”

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