Africa Mining News

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

MDM awarded andalusite expansion project in Peru

South Africa's MDM Engineering Group has been awarded the engineering work for a plant upgrade for Andalucita S.A.'s andalusite processing project at Paita in northwest Peru.  Andalucita already operates a South African-designed 40 t/h dense […]

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 http://www.mineweb.com/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page72068?oid=105692&sn=Detail

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 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/r100m-in-projects-lined-up-across-africa-2010-05-28

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 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/longest-overland-conveyor-in-africa-commissioned-in-mpumalanga-2010-05-28

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. […]