Africa Mining News

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

Marikana gets chrome recovery plants

Lonmin has signed two contracts to construct chrome recovery plants at its Marikana platinum operation in South Africa, enabling it to gain chrome by-product revenues

South Africa to review Sishen prospecting right decision

The announcement comes after Kumba iron ore appealed against the decision last week

South Africa now only world's No.4 gold miner

For many years the world's largest gold producer by far has fallen to No'4 in the global gold production league.

China showing strong interest in SA mines – SA mines minister

South Africa's mines minister, Susan Shabangu, also reiterated to investors that there are no plans to nationalize the country's mines.

New Premium suppliers on SupplyMine – TLT-Turbo GmbH

TLT-Turbo GmbH has a first-rate engineering, tradition and progress in air and gas handling technology, and a worldwide support network are the cornerstones of TLT-Turbo's global reputation as a fan and ventilation systems manufacturer. TLT-Turbo […]

Cosira undertakes steelwork for construction of the new shaft at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia

Attached please find a press release on: Cosira, one of South Africa's largest fabricators of structural steel, has recently been awarded the contract for partially constructing the total structural steelwork for the new shaft at Konkola Copper Mines

Avocet Ships First Gold from Inata

Avocet Mining PLC announces the first shipment of gold from its Inata mine in Burkina Faso. Inata poured first gold on 20 December 2009 and this week exported approximately 11,000 ounces of gold to Rand […]

Crushing and infrastructure expertise helps Khumani iron ore expansion project

Situated 600 km away from Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, the King Crusher project and Parsons plant expansion, which forms part of the Khumani expansion project (KEP), has challenged the logistical planning skills of Concor Civils. The company is responsible for the construction of the primary and secondary crusher and associated [...]

More SA mine-protected vehicles for the US

South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle manufacturer (Land Systems OMC) has confirmed that it has been awarded another order for its RG31 mine-resistant ambush protected (Mrap) vehicles by the US Department of Defence. The order is worth more

South African government concludes state mining audit

The department of mineral resources is preparing a proposition to cabinet, to consolidate the assets into one company