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2021 – Issue 6

Mining Review Africa Issue 6 2021

My last editor’s comment for 2021 – where did the time go? COVID-19 has accelerated many things: one is time and the other is technology!

New bulk explosives system optimises productivity and costs

4D bulk explosives technology enables customers to match a range of explosive energy across geology and target blast outcomes in real-time.

Underground mining: Taking the digital route

Technology provides information to supervisors and managers in their allocation of people and machines where they are required.

Lead. Who says this battery metal has gone flat?

Lead still has a key role to play both in the EV space and other sectors that rely on battery storage for the foreseeable future.

Academic partnership gives Sibanye-Stillwater a leading edge

"DigiMine also incorporates other faculties such as medical science, data science, mathematics and finance."

Lindi Jumbo: Restoring confidence in Tanzania’s mining sector

As global flake graphite prices soar and Tanzania legislation continues to see positive change, the company’s will reap handsome rewards.

Vibramech: Bringing cutting edge technology to minerals processing

Vibramech has launched Vibrasure – an online condition monitoring system which has enabled continuous vibration monitoring of equipment.

Tech meets training: The missing zero harm piece?

New technology can optimise the cost-effectiveness of training while taking the industry closer to its ultimate goal of Zero Harm.

Pandemic spurs on IIoT in mining

The pandemic has catalysed businesses to increase reliance on Industry 4.0, and particularly IIOT, in order to maintain business continuity.

Digitalisation key to unlocking mineral wealth

South Africa has as much as R35 trillion worth of untapped mineral wealth but does not attract sufficient investment.

Exploration: The linchpin to attract international investment

New programmes might discover some critical metals needed to help the world decarbonise – metals that may have been overlooked in the past.