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Stampriet aquifer challenge rages on

The sole year-round source of high-quality drinking water accessible to farmers is being defended by the Stampriet Aquifer Uranium Mining (SAUM) steering committee. The committee has started taking procedures to establish an independent committee to manage the SAUM business as a legal body while the nation waits for the environmental …

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WearCheck acquires Set Point Water Laboratories

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure. The water analysis company is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and forms yet another area of expertise along with WearCheck’s other services, which include …

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Namibia’s first GW-scale green hydrogen project to serve as catalyst for rapid green hydrogen production scale-up in the SCDI

Last week, when world leaders convened in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Namibian government reported on progress with Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, Namibia’s first large-scale vertically integrated green hydrogen project (Hyphen). The Namibian Government conceived the Tsau /Khaeb National Park Southern Corridor Development Initiative (SCDI) Hydrogen Project …

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Namibia has several uranium projects in the pipeline just waiting for the price to recover

Namibia’s finance minister said uranium miners are waiting for prices to recover before restarting projects in the continent’s largest producer of the ore, which is needed for nuclear power in a world moving away from fossil fuels. According to Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi, the semi-arid southwest African nation is investing …

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DBSA, DBN fast-track TransNamib with N$2.6 billion

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) have confirmed a loan of about N$2.6 billion for TransNamib. According to DBN, the loan will be used for remanufacturing of rolling stock, acquisition of new rolling stock, modernisation of the TransNamib Workshop, upgrading of signalling equipment, …

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Hexagon introduces 3D camera

The Hexagon’s Mining division has strengthened its leadership in production material monitoring and measurement by introducing HxGN MineMeasure Detect, a 3D camera hardware, software and data solution. MineMeasure Detect enables real-time optimization for plant production with automated digital-image analysis offering continuous, accurate and rapid measurement of oversize, volume, rock fragmentation …

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Electra Mining Africa 2022 roars back into life

Electra Mining Africa, the continent’s biggest exhibition, is back after a two year hiatus due to restrictions. As exhibitions and events are now re-opening globally, Electra Mining Africa will be going ahead as a live in-person event this year. This comes on the backdrop of several other exhibitions, having taken …

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Negative effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict are still being felt across Africa’s economies

The negative effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict are still being felt across Africa’s economies. Higher oil and food prices are being added to by the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the year, significant price increases and supply-side challenges have been the norm. Wheat and other …

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Mining courses in maintenance, earthmoving at WMI

The Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg will be hosting two courses in July 2022 with well-known excavation, load and haul expert Professor Zvi Borowitsh. The first course – on Mechanised Earthmoving in Mining: Equipment, Technology and Management – will run from 27 to …

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Trends shaping transport infrastructure in Africa put on spotlight

As the transport industry is currently experiencing great change, which is being driven by several global trends, stakeholders will gather this week to dialogue on the industry’s latest trends. Some of these trends include technology and automation and Environment Social Governance (ESG). Scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, in Maputo, the …

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