Africa Mining News

IAMGOLD Launches Expansion Feasibility Study for its Essakane Mine in Burkina Faso

IAMGOLD Corporation  (TSX:IMG)(NYSE:IAG)(BOTSWANA:IAMGOLD) has launched a full feasibility study to review the expansion of the Essakane Mine in Burkina Fasoin West Africa. Read the full press release

South African PGM mining – the power squeeze

RBC Capital Markets notes that South Africa has been plagued by a power shortage since early 2008. "Over the past two years, the situation improved only because the economic environment slowed dramatically, reducing electricity demand. At […]

Danish breaker maker to 
introduce the world's biggest hammer into SA market

Danish manufacturer of breakers for the mining and quarrying industry, steelworks and the demolition market Fractum plans to introduce its range of rock and steel breaking attachments into the South African market. Read more

BBE completes its first two surface main fan station turnkey projects

Ventilation, refrigeration 
and cooling specialist BBE Projects reports that it has commissioned its first two surface main fan station turnkey projects for the South African mining 
industry. Read more

Will South Africa nationalize its gold and platinum mines?

The possibility of possible nationalization of South Africa's key mining sector rumbles on. Is this likely to happen? Julian Phillips looks at the politics behind the rhetoric. Read more

TRIO and Pilot Crushtec working together to help African mines’ with crushing and screening

TRIO says that one of its “greatest strengths is the close relationship shared with value added equipment distributors like Pilot Crushtec [in South Africa]." Read more

World first technology and strategic Russian/South African partnership set to assist in conquering the global 1.3 billion tonne steel market

An initial investment by OAO Severstal, one of the world’s leading integrated steel and mining companies, into South African company Iron Mineral Beneficiation Services (IMBS), could see IMBS’s cutting-edge technology enter the global market and […]

New attachments 
enable cost-effective rock breaking

Construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa 
reports that it now offers a full range of Korean-built Soosan hydraulic hammer 
and drill attachments for earthmoving equipment that can help save contractors time and money. […]

BBE commissions cooler plant at Implats

Ventilation, refrigeration and cooling specialists BBE have successfully commissioned what they believe to be South Africa’s most compact surface bulk air cooler and refrigerant plant in mining. Read more

Gemcom Unveils Latest Innovations in Automated Underground Design for Gemcom Surpac

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and VANCOUVER, Canada – October 4, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced it has released an updated version of its Advanced Underground […]

Company installs 72 motorised pulleys

Conveyor equipment manufacturing company Melco says that, since introducing its motorised pulleys two years ago, it has sold and installed 72 motorised pulleys into various South African industries. Read more

Sable Mining Africa Limited: Rietkuil Coal Project Update

Sable Mining, the AIM listed resource company, is pleased to announce a positive update on Delta Mining Consolidated Limited’s (‘DMC’) Rietkuil Coal Project in South Africa, which has a SAMREC compliant gross in-situ tonnage resource […]

AEL Expands in eMalahleni to Meet Coal Sector Demands

In a bid to address the increased coal and electricity demands in Southern Africa, AEL Mining Services has responded by expanding and streamlining its operations in eMalahleni (Witbank) to enhance its service delivery to customers […]

New double-corrosion-protected rock bolts

South African rock bolt manufacturer Dywidag- Systems International (DSI) South Africa has developed a new double- corrosion-protected (DCP) rock bolt that can dramatically increase the rate of tunnel advancement during construction. Read more

Consolidating information into one program

Gold-mining major Gold Fields has turned to information technology solutions provider Integr8 to move 7,000 users across the globe onto a consolidated Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange environment, in one of the most complex coexistence […]

Rand-Air powers up mines in Zambia

South Africa’s largest compressor and generator rental company Rand-Air is following a strategic expansion plan into other parts of Africa, including Zambia. Read more

Pan African Resources to explore additional deals

With a 91% jump in group profits in the last three years, Pan African Resources CEO, Jan Nelson has reason to be excited. In an interview with Stockopedia he expands on the group's future plans. […]

Vale to develop copper project in Zambia

Vale S. A. announces that its strategic 50:50 joint venture with African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM), a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, will release the development of the Konkola North copper project in […]

Despite challenges, South African pumps industry ready for AMD threat

South Africa’s pumps industry has undertaken a significant amount of work in providing solutions to the relevant consultants that are dealing with the critical and urgent issue of acid mine drainage (AMD). Read more

South African Miner Turns from Trial Mining to Acquiring Equipment

Central Rand Gold has completed trial mining and has now talking with equipment dealers about developing its underground mine, reports Mining Weekly. "With the completion of trial mining, the focus now shifts to developing the […]

SA Mines minister launches "major overhaul" of law

Susan Shabangu, announced a major overhaul of South Africa's mining legislation, Tuesday and added ICT and Lonmin matter to be taken to the cabinet.

Drill rig simulator bought for Northam Platinum's Booysendal project

A new simulator for training on Sandvik's DD220 drill rig has been sold by South African sim manufacturer Thoroughtec for training for the new Booysendaal platinum mining project.

Mining software used and sought in West Africa

West Africa is a rapidly growing and emerging market for mining software providers as international mining companies begin to explore the region’s mineral wealth and operate in the region, says mining software company Micromine Africa […]

Increasing prices, demand lead to increase in mining projects

The increase in the gold price, the stability of the platinum price and increasing demand for copper, iron-ore and coal from China and India are leading to increased diversified mining in Africa, says engineering consultancy […]

Contracts secured despite tough competition

The competition to secure contracts in the African mining industry has become increasingly stiff from Australian and Canadian companies, reports process engineering and project management company Bateman Engineering sub-Saharan Africa MD Tollie Nel. Read more