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Mining Indaba moved to May 2022

The 2022 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba, originally scheduled for February has been moved to May 2022. Organisers of the event said the decision was made following extensive consultation with partners, key stakeholders across the mining value chain and government ministers. “Collectively we decided, due to ongoing challenges …

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Doctor opens lid on Anglo-lead-poisoning saga at a Zambian mine

Anglo American Plc was aware of the risk of lead poisoning to personnel, this is according to a doctor and commissioned research into the impact in a town near a Zambian mine where he worked. The assertion supports a lawsuit filed by a group of Zambian women and children alleging …

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BME puts its stamp on underground mining

Years of innovation and experience in the underground space have now positioned BME – part of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – as an important player in mines where low-profile, bord-and-pillar mining methods are employed. As a blasting and explosives leader in the opencast mining sector for decades, BME has steadily …

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Measuring viscosity is now as easy as 1,2,3!

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently launched a quick, cost-effective viscosity test kit known as the WearCheck Rheo-stick. Technical manager for WearCheck Steven Lumley, elaborates, ‘It is important to know the viscosity (thickness) of a lubricant because this determines its film strength and its efficiency in preventing friction between moving parts. …

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Vertiv launches mid-size UPS system for critical applications

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduces Vertiv™ Liebert® EXM2, a three-phase monolithic uninterruptible power supply (UPS) providing double conversion efficiency up to 97 percent, which further increases up to 98.8 percent with the dynamic online mode. With power capacity ranging from 100 to …

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Tata International Africa introduces a ground-breaking five-year warranty on its entire commercial vehicle range across the continent

Tata International Africa has become the first company in Africa to introduce a best-in-class standard warranty of five years on its entire Medium, Heavy and Extra Heavy Commercial Vehicle range. This first-of-its-kind Pan African five-year warranty applies to the full range of Tata Trucks and Buses as well as Daewoo …

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Decarbonisation will need more, better mining

The World Bank (WB) estimates, for instance, that production of minerals like graphite, lithium and cobalt could grow by 500 percent in the next three decades to meet demand for clean energy technologies. This comes on the backdrop that mining remains a vital part of a low-carbon future, a fact …

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Mining Platform applauds Power projects making a difference Africa

According to the latest edition of Mining Elites in Africa, mines on the continent are beginning to adopt hybrid power plants. The power projects at two gold mines in Mali and at Ivanhoe’s Kamoa-Kakula copper production in the DRC were chosen in the annual publication as stand-out examples of making …

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Mining set to benefit from Continental Free Trade Area

Namibian political scientist and international relations specialist Dr Ndumba Kamwanyah says the recently consummated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would require more than just the signatures of the continent’s 55 political leaders to operate. While the operationalization of the AfCFTA was a historical moment for Africa, Dr Kamwanyah said …

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Empowering women in leadership using innovation to boost development

  There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish – Michelle Obama Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, is proud to announce the launch of its “BV Women in Africa Mentorship Program” a strategic collaborative partnership with TWAA, an innovative and disruptive global …

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