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De Beers Group Industry Services’ four diamond verification instruments (DVI) submitted for testing as part of Project ASSURE have received outstanding results. Project ASSURE is a joint collaboration between the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers, with input provided by other participants in the diamond industry and gemmological laboratories, …

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Safety a concern for SA mining authorities

South Africa’s mineral resources ministry has announced that safety in mining operations is one key area of concern for the country. Gwede Mantashe, the Mineral Resources Minister recently told media that the industry ended nine consecutive years of falling fatalities in the world’s deepest mines in 2017. “A third of …

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SEW-EURODRIVE providing clients with complete solutions

SEW-EURODRIVE is celebrating driving complete conveyor requirements at Greenfield coal mine in South Africa’s Mpumalanga coalfields region. The project entails a massive 27-unit order that was assembled at the OEM’s Nelspruit facility, and transported directly to site early this year. Though the order consisted of a complete drive package in …

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KSB expands its aftermarket services

KSB Pumps and Valves is intensifying its focus on aftermarket services that add value to customer operations far beyond the supply and maintenance of its own products. According to the company plans are to extend its services and engineering expertise to include maintenance of entire systems, reverse engineering of rotating …

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FQM’s bid highly discouraged by MUZ

The Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has sternly advised the government against forging ahead with the offer by First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to purchase the shares that are held by government through ZCCM IH. Speaking to the media recently on the Copperbelt province in Zambia, Joseph Chewe, the MUZ president …

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Botswana unlocks its coal mining potential

Botswana’s mining industry is set to benefit from the continuing uncertainty around the Mining Charter in South Africa, local asset management firm Kgori Capital said. Tshegofatso Tlhong, Portfolio Manager at Kgori Capital said South Africa’s Mining Charter is curtailing investment for the country and could catapult mining in Botswana. “International …

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Amid uncertainties African mining shows steady progress

Despite escalating trade wars keeping commodity prices in check as well as increased regulatory challenges across the continent generally, the mining team at Standard Bank anticipates that 2019 will see miners continue to cautiously pursue emerging pockets of opportunity across the continent. Over the last 18 months, the focus in …

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Mining industry urged to invest in value addition

Export of finished products can offer significant cover for the country’s economy against falling copper prices, Stanbic Bank has said. Leina Gabaraane, Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Officer said there is need to invest in value addition in the mining sector to minimise the impact of changes in the prices of …

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