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SADC mining sector set for a rebound in 2021

Southern Africa’s mining, like other economic sectors, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic as nations enforced lockdowns to curb the spread of the disease. However, with mixed fortunes experienced in 2020, a year afflicted by the latest coronavirus pandemic, the region’s mining sector is expected to perform better in …

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Namibia suspends mineral rights application to align, update application requirements

The suspension by of new applications for mining rights by Namibia is aimed to update and align the application requirements and procedures to best practices and a current national policy since 1992 when the country enacted the Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act, Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesperson Andreas Simon …

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Hybrid solutions are the most effective way to deliver reliable clean power to remote off-grid mining operations in Namibia

The energy markets are undergoing a massive transformation as governments around the world transition away from fossil fuels towards the integration of renewable energy. This trend is visible in the mining industry as demonstrated by recent power projects in South America and Australia. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, in …

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WearCheck’s new transformer monitoring technology gives speedy results

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently invested several million Rand in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer division laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson says the company’s investment in the equipment has relieved some of the current sample volume pressure and reduced …

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White Metal Resources reveal 2020-21 exploration programme in Namibia

White Metal Resources has revealed that the primary objective of the 2020-21 exploration programme is to update historical mineral resources in the Okohongo deposit and complete a technical report and mineral resource estimate compliant with The National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101). The TSX-listed company has initiated its 2020-21 exploration programme …

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Debmarine’s New Mining Vessel set to be commissioned in 2021

The new vessel, which is the most advanced marine diamond recovery vessel ever, is expected to be commissioned in 2021 and is expected to create more than 161 new jobs alongside Debmarine Namibia’s current workforce of 975 employees. The company has started to mobilise and train its permanent employees well …

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Deep Yellow Limited Drilling Recommences on Tumas Project, Namibia

Deep Yellow Limited has revealed that drilling at its Tumas Project in Namibia has recommenced and is expected to be complete by October this year. “Deep Yellow Limited is pleased to advise drilling has recommenced on the Company’s Tumas Project (Project), located on EPL 3496 in Namibia. The Company is …

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De Beers co-innovate geofencing solution to enhance crew safety in offshore mining

De Beers Marine South Africa and Orange Business Services have installed and tested a customised IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew members around heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining The solution was successfully piloted on board the MV Mafuta, an offshore diamond mining …

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