Africa Mining News

Botswana diamond mine expansion gets the nod

South African diamond-mining giant De Beers has announced that the shareholders of Debswana, including the government of Botswana, have approved a major extension project at the world’s richest diamond mine, Jwaneng, in Botswana.

Voith Turbo delivers large Lohse Valves for process control project

Attached please find a press release on: Voith Turbo South Africa (VTZA), the South African representative of the Martin Lohse GmbH range of valves, recently secured an order for six large 400mm diameter valves for the process control of liquid products

Warman SLR Pump For Reduced Wear And Maintenance

Attached please find a press release on: Weir Warman Africa's Warman SLR is a new ‘Medium' duty pump range designed for slurry handling duties in the mining and chemical industries where the use of a heavy duty pump cannot be justified.

Proposed BEE legislation poses risk to Namibian mining sector – Paladin

Manager for Africa for Paladin Energy, which owns the Langer Heinrich uranium mine there, says that proposed BEE legislation may damage overseas investment in the highly prospective Namibian mining sector

Level 5 BBBEE Accreditation Rating Achieved By Humboldt Wedag

Humboldt Wedag, one of the leading suppliers of materials processing technology to the mining and industrial minerals industries in southern Africa, recently achieved a BBBEE Level 5 accreditation rating.

Deswik Technologies to Supply Mill to Tharisa Mineral

Deswik Technologies is please to announce the receipt of a purchase order from Tharisa Minerals for a Deswik500 mill for their Brits PGE project in the South Africa. The Deswik mill will form part of […]

Links with West no help to Africa – Patel

Africa has not benefited from its links with rich nations and should ensure economic interactions with others are not one-sided, South Africa's Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Monday.

Gold miner says SA to reject Eskom hike plan

The South African government is expected to reject a proposal by utility Eskom to triple tariffs partly because of the impact they would have on the gold sector, the chief of AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday.

Chamber calls for new electricity deal, CIC bypassing Eskom

South Africa's Chamber of Mines is calling for a new electricity dispensation for the country and a prospective Botswana-based independent power producer (IPP) is already working directly with the South African government and bypassing the troubled State-owned power utility, Eskom.

QMASTOR expands South African client base

QMASTOR (ASX: QML) announced today that its subsidiary QMASTOR Africa had signed a four year contract with the Barberry Group. The contract covers the licensing of QMASTOR's Pit to Port software including the provision of […]

Godsell quits as Eskom chair, CEO stays on

Analysts believe the management crisis at the South African power utility should have been resolved within the boardroom rather than across the media

Partnership Africa Canada: the Kimberley Process needs review

The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme failed to reach a consensus to suspend Zimbabwe at last week’s Plenary meeting in Namibia, in spite of evidence of serious non-compliance with the KP’s requirements and widespread government-sponsored human rights abuses, according to civil society groups. “Governments’ failure to suspend Zimbabwe points to fundamental weaknesses in the [...]

Acid mine drainage solution: Western Utilities completes DFS

Western Utilities has completed a Definitive Feasibility study on urgent treatment of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa's Wits Basin.

Gold Fields obtains cyanide code accreditation for all eligible operations

Gold Fields has become the first mining group, registered as a signatory with the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI), to obtain accreditation for all its eligible operations with the International Cyanide Management Code. This follows both the Kloof and Driefontein mines, located in South Africa, attaining the standard. Gold Fields’ CEO, Nick Holland, commented: “We have [...]

South Africa says it will sign long-term coal supply contracts by next year

These will include contracts for its two new 4,800MW coal-fired power stations

Tough times ahead for power hungry SA gold mines

Eskom's request for three consecutive price hikes of 45% would raise costs at South African gold producers anywhere from 15% to 30%

ArcelorMittal SA says power could be constraint if market rebounds in 2010

Africa's largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal South Africa, was concerned about the prospects of sharply rising electricity prices. But CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita indicated on Monday that she was more immediately concerned with South Africa's

Rema Tip Top and Dunlop Belting to form "one-stop-shop" conveyor belt alliance

Rema Tip Top South Africa, a leading conveyor belt maintenance provider, is linking up with Dunlop Belting, a manufacturer of heavy duty conveyor belts, to form a strategic alliance. This co-operation, according to Thorsten Wach, the company’s Managing Director, will “bring together two power houses within the rubber industry, where both partners are able to [...]

CCT begins marketing drive for its FT-based technology

Attached please find a press release on: South Africa has embarked on an aggressive international marketing drive following the successful operation for commercial use, of its pilot plant in China over the past 18 months.

New technology monitors tyre pressure

Producer of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles Wabco Automotive South Africa has introduced a new technology that will monitor tyre pressures and enhance the safety of a fleet.

ABB unveils R400m Gauteng green building

Engineering firm ABB South Africa's new R400-million Longmeadow facility is fully operational, the company announced on Tuesday. The new facility, designed according to international green building standards to boost energy efficiency and to reduce water

Company Announcement: Multiflo Spider Allows Flexible Dredging Of Settling Ponds For Anglo Gold

Attached please find a press release on: Weir Warman Africa has successfully commissioned the first locally manufactured Multiflo Waterspider at Anglo Gold Ashanti in Klerksdorp.

Truck sales forecast plunges to 20 000 units for 2009

The truck market continues to record sales at levels last seen five years ago. The total sales volume of ?1 409 units reported during May to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) was ?41,2% lower than the 2 862

Employment outlook to remain weak until next year

Employment in South Africa would remain ?weak? until 2010, with the overall employment environment having become ?much more negative? in the first quarter of 2009, recruitment and market research firm Adcorp Holdings reported on Wednesday. The

EPA must not undermine Sacu – Minister

The recently signed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) should not be allowed to undermine the SA Customs Union (SACU), Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. However, he emphasised that South Africa had not threatened to 'walk into the