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Africa must benefit the most from mineral wealth-Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the time has come for Africa to benefit from its mineral wealth and be a producer of value-added goods. The President made the impassioned plea during the opening ceremony of the second Africa Investment Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Approximately 2 000 delegates …

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Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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Rio Tinto completes divestment of Rössing uranium stake

Rio Tinto has sold its entire 68.62% stake in the Rössing uranium mine for an initial cash payment of $6.5 million plus a contingent payment of up to $100 million. The $100 million contingent payment is linked to uranium spot prices and Rössing’s net income during the next seven calendar …

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Confidence in the diamond sector

By Jonathan Kendall* I have previously discussed how vital confidence is if you are to succeed at any and all stages of the diamond value chain, and to maintain confidence requires expertise, innovation and hard work. In the diamond sector, this has never been truer than it is today. Across …

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Temporal ablutions for Qalani learners-Kangra Coal

Learners at Qalani Primary School in Saul Mkhizeville of South Africa have joyously welcomed the temporal ablution facilities provided by Kangra Coal. The subsidiary of Menar has provided safe temporary ablution facilities at Qalani Primary School to ensure its students are able to learn in a safer and healthier schooling …

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Gold smuggling a drawback to Africa

A news agency recently carried out an investigation on the billions of money being lost from Africa resulting from gold smuggling. According to the report by news agency Reuters, billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in …

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Cummins debuts new gas generator

Cummins has debuted the HSK78G natural gas generator series at the 2019 Middle East Electricity (MEE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The equipment is expected to fuel the next generation of power and offer a total package of gas generator capabilities and innovative gas technology for prime and peaking …

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Angola’s diamond industry makeover underway

The Angolan government aired out plans of refurbishing the diamond sector as being in progress. Speaking at a conference on the re-organising of oil and gas, Diamantino Azevedo Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil stated that the diamond sector will undergo similar changes to the oil sector. With the …

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THIESS WINS $1.7B CONTRACT IN BOTSWANA

CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, through Majwe Mining Joint Venture (Majwe), has secured a A$1.7 billion contract at Debswana Diamond Company’s Jwaneng Mine Cut 9 project in Botswana. Majwe, a joint venture between Thiess (70 per cent) and long-term local partner Bothakga Burrow Botswana (30 per cent), will …

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Rank rises for Wits School of Mining Engineering

The University Of Witwatersrand School Of Mining Engineering has again scooped a better position in the QS World University Rankings to 13th place in 2019. The latest achievement allows it to retain its position as the highest ranked school at Wits University as it is also the only mining school …

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