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Botshiwe appointed to Chamber of Mines board

QKR Navachab Gold Managing Director, George Botshiwe has been appointed Chamber of Mines of Namibia’s second vice president. Botshiwe’s appointment was announced at this years’ Mining Expo in Windhoek, following the Chamber’s a special general meeting. The second Vice President seat fell vacant following the recent resignation of the first …

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ELECTRA MINING: Visitors can look forward to new products, technologies and developments from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will use this year’s Electra Mining Africa as a platform to showcase several new product and technology developments and solutions. “After a long period of COVID, we are now again in the fortunate position to be able to have face-to-face discussions with our customers,” says Wilfred Barkhuizen, …

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Doctored diesel is dangerous

In response to an article that appeared in Fin 24 on June 15th of this year, Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral resources and Energy, warned of the use of illuminating paraffin (IP) to doctor diesel in an attempt to defraud the revenue services and increase profits. The following article …

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Efficiency maximised; costs minimised: Transforming manufacturing in Africa

The African manufacturing sector has seen fractured growth over the past two years thanks to the complexities of the pandemic and its subsequent economic disruption. This is due to limited resources, impacted supply chains and the limitations of lockdowns, globally. In South Africa, manufacturing production saw a sharp decline month …

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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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Namibia climb up the rank on PPI

Namibia improved only marginally on the Policy Perception Index (PPI) by 0.94 points, according to the recently released 2021 Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies Report, and is one of three African jurisdictions to do so. Namibia improved its overall PPI ranking, moving up 18 places from 47th to 29th …

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President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend Mining Indaba 2022

The President of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa, is confirmed to attend 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking place in Cape Town from 9 – 12 May 2022. The President will deliver a Keynote Address on Tuesday, 10 May. The President’s attendance, along with Minister of Mineral Resources and …

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There is a new industry standard in compressed air efficiency – Atlas Copco’s GA 22 to 37 VSDs

Delivering energy savings of up to 60% and an increase in Free Air Delivery (FAD) of up to 21%, (compared to fixed-speed models), Atlas Copco’s the new GA 22 – 37 VSDs (Variable Speed Drive) air compressor range is in an efficiency class of its own. Along with its ultra-efficiency, …

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Empower your maintenance workforce with WearCheck training courses

The condition monitoring sector is one which is constantly evolving and developing to incorporate innovation and boost efficiency. It is for this reason that ongoing training is essential to keep the maintenance crew at the forefront of technological advancements within the industry. WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley, who oversees the …

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