Africa Mining News

Essakane mine started ahead of schedule – Iamgold

The Canadian miner said the mine in West Africa six month s ahead of its orginal target

Burnstone gold mine project on track – CEO Dippenaar

South African gold miner Great Basin Gold is making steady progress on the delivery of capital projects at its gold-mining project, Burnstone, in Mpumalanga. Read more

Pan African Mining Corp. Accelerating Drill Programs With Purchase of Four New Rigs

PAN AFRICAN MINING CORP. is pleased to report that it has just purchased four additional drill rigs for its exploratory programs in Madagascar. The rigs will be shipped from Canada as and when available over […]

Aker and TWP sign SA contract

Aker Solutions has signed a strategic partnership agreement with South African EPCM contractor, TWP Projects. The alliance will see the two companies collaborating on large minerals processing and hydro-metallurgical projects in Africa.  Read more

Industrea wins contracts for collision avoidance and drill guidance systems

Industrea has announced more than A$16 million of new contracts across its Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) and Huddy’s Mining Services (Huddy’s) divisions. AMT has signed a A$2 million contract with BHP Billiton for its Hotazel […]

Mali to introduce pro-investment mining code

Mali wants to introduce a new mining code in October as the West African gold producer attempts to encourage more investment in its minerals sector, its mines minister said on Tuesday. Read more at

Devico to work with Atlas Copco to develop South African exploration drilling market

Devico has signed an agent agreement with Atlas Copco, a leading supplier to the exploration drilling market in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The company offers a complete portfolio of exploration equipment. Under the terms […]

Coffey appoints new head of mining for West Africa

Global professional services consultancy Coffey International Limited (“Coffey”) today announced the appointment of Rob Tyler as Coffey Mining manager in West Africa, effective immediately. Tyler will head Coffey Mining’s operations in the region based in Accra, Ghana.

Material handling solutions product boom

International manufacturer and supplier of mining equipment Manhattan Corporation reports that it has materials handling projects across Africa in excess of R100-million in the pipeline. Read more at

Longest overland conveyor in Africa commissioned in Mpumalanga

Materials handling company Roymec has commissioned a 15,9-km conveyor at the $505-million Zibulo colliery, in Mpumalanga, which is the longest single-flight overland conveyor in Africa. Read more at

Crane arrives to give South African mining industry a lift

Heavy lift and relocation specialist Vanguard’s R70-million investment, the GTK 1100 crane, has arrived in South Africa. The crane is the only one of its kind in Africa and is the seventh in the world. […]

Devico to work with Atlas Copco to develop South African exploration drilling market

Devico has signed an agent agreement with Atlas Copco, a leading supplier to the exploration drilling market in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The company offers a complete portfolio of exploration equipment. Under the terms of the agent agreement, Atlas Copco will offer Devico surveying tools and software in the range of exploration products they [...]

Gold Fields' Driefontein tailings project awarded to MDM

South Africa's MDM Engineering Group has announced that it has been appointed as the metallurgical engineering consultant for the phased Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) at Gold Fields' Driefontein mine's Tailings Retreatment project.

SRK opens mining consultancy office in DRC copper centre

Consulting engineers and scientists, SRK  Consulting, has planted another base firmly in African soil, formally opening its office in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday. Read more at

DRA starts work on Hakhano 240 t/h coal washing facility

DRA has commenced construction of a new 240 t/h export coal washing facility at the Hakhano coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Read more at

Engineers/consultants DRA expands into mine construction, but maintains process expertise

With the re-organisation of its mining division and the recent acquisition of consultants, Lower Quartile Solutions (LQS), South African-based global minerals processing group, DRA, is ready to tackle hardcore mining projects. The new division, now known as DRA Mining, will offer complete mine development and construction solutions. Chiel van Niekerk, the division’s Managing Director, says, [...]

Peristaltic pumps provide reliable solution for water treatment

Access to water is one of the most impor- tant issues for any mining process in South Africa today, says mining pump supplier Verder Pumps SA (VPSA) sales engineer Daan Louw. Read more at

Exxaro imports South Africa’s first road-portable telescoping conveyor

The first-ever KPI ‘SuperStacker' road-portable telescoping conveyor has been sold in South Africa by Johannesburg-based engineering firm Osborn Engineering. Mining Weekly reports:

Business picking up Down Under

Things are beginning to look up for the Australian subsidiary of South African multidisciplinary project house TWP Holdings, Mining Weekly reports. Read the full story here:

Whittle Consulting appoints Steve Burks as MD for its new African subsidiary

Strategic optimization specialists Whittle Consulting have opened a subsidiary in Johannesburg to service their growing client base in Africa. “There is considerable interest in our approach to Enterprise Optimization – it appears to be the […]

Zambia Q1 copper output rises to 174,407 T

First-quarter copper production in Zambia, Africa's largest producer, rose to 174,407 tonnes compared with 170,948 tonnes produced in the corresponding period last year, Zambia's central bank said on Wednesday. Reuters Africa reports:

Gold Fields to up output at South Deep mine

Gold Fields (GFIJ.J), the world's No. 4 gold producer, has started deepening a shaft at its South Deep mine in South Africa, one of the world's largest gold mines, in a bid to boost output. […]

Distributor meets DRC challenge

By Mining Weekly A narrow shaft being sunk in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a local mining contractor proved no challenge for earthmoving equipment distributor High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa.

Equinox, positive on Zambia mine, considering uranium plant on site

The miner is currently ramping up output at the Lumwana mine in Zambia, one of the largest open pit copper mines in Africa

TWP Australia awarded EPCM contract for Siana gold project

The Australian arm of South African engineering company, TWP, has been awarded the EPCM contract for Red 5's Siana gold project