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Mining modernisation a boon for junior miners, exploration in South Africa

Junior miners, if equipped with the right tools and regulatory framework, are capable of reigniting mineral exploration within the country.

Where is the reference point for modernisation in the mining industry?

Where does the mining industry stand at present in terms of technology adoption and how this is predicted to increase in the coming years?

Local modernisation boosted as rock drill design finalists are chosen

Three finalists have been selected in Phase 1 of the Isidingo Drill Design Challenge – a competition aimed at instilling new, creative approaches to local innovation and design in South Africa’s mining industry.

AMCU president: SA will burn if past mining “ills” are not addressed

Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says South Africa’s mining industry must address the “ills” of the past. “If we don’t, South Africa will burn.” Mathunjwa was debating the...

Joburg Indaba writes open letter to new mining minister

Chairperson of the Joburg Indaba Bernard Swanepoel opened this year’s conference focused on investing in mining and resources in Africa with an open letter to the new Minister of Mineral Resources. Dear Minister Zwane “Your recently...

Rio Tinto Kitimat smelter: Modernised facility begins production

Canada - Preparations have begun for the first aluminium shipments of metal from the world-class Rio Tinto Kitimat smelter in Canada following an extensive modernisation of the facility. The modernisation of the aluminium smelter will increase production capacity...