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The Investing in African Mining Indaba recently wrapped up in Cape Town. Apart from the South African political revelations revealed during the conference some of the take aways included: the new demand from electric vehicles creating a bigger market for once overlooked metals like lithium and cobalt; but also more uncertainty as the industry struggles with regulatory changes. However, there is a bright light on the horizon for South Africa as the industry weighs up the potential growth opportunities brought on by a newly installed ANC management team. In this edition Jonathan Veeran of Webber Wentzel discusses some of those opportunities and picks through what South African mining can expect from a Ramaphosa-led government. Embracing technology is key to business operations in a digital world and one mining company is spreading that sentiment to its mining community. Check out what the Mokopane community has been using their free internet access for in this edition. Don’t miss out on bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, which will be coming your way in less than a month.
bauma CONEXPO AFRICA offers a glimpse into the future

The African and international construction and mining industries will meet at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA from 13 to 16 March at the Johannesburg Expo Centre. Visitors will get a first look at new machinery, systems and solutions on an exhibition area of 68 000 square metres. Yet the highlight of this exciting exhibition will be its supporting programme, which will give exhibitors and visitors a comprehensive overview of technologies of the future…

Mining industry hopes new broom sweeps clean

Partner at Webber Wentzel Attorneys, Jonathan Veeran believes South Africa’s mining industry is poised on a knife’s edge with its future largely dependant on what the ANC’s newly installed management team does in the months ahead. Veeran says South Africa’s current mining policy and stakeholder relationships have created a frail industry, which is undesirable to investors. Is this set to change soon?

Mining community in limpopo makes good use of free internet access

Last year we brought you the story of how Ivanplats mine partnered with CanPro to bring free internet to the Mokopane community in Limpopo. The aim of the project was to offer communities and enterprises access to the digital world, while allowing the mine to interact meaningfully with the community. Since then, CanPro has kept an eye on how the community has been using their free internet. The company did a tally of the websites the community visited most frequently and what they uncovered was quite suprising…

Epic kick-off party introduces Epiroc South Africa 

At the end of last year Epiroc South Africa was introduced to employees with a kick-off party that, quite literally, rocked! At the party, workshop planner Ona Matsopa sang a Gospel song, which she personalised to commemorate the occasion. She says, ‘I wanted my words to inspire us all by delivering the message that even after a rough year we will keep on standing united, no matter what. With Epiroc we will go forward, there is no looking back.’

Caterpillar and Rio Tinto retrofit trucks for Australian mine operation

Caterpillar and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement for retrofitting 19 Cat 793F mining trucks for autonomous operation at the Marandoo iron ore mine in Western Australia. Caterpillar will also install Cat Command for hauling software for operation of the autonomous fleet. The result of the agreement will be the first fleet of Cat autonomous trucks deployed by Rio Tinto…

Bureau Veritas announces high tech innovative breakthroughs for clients

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification. It recently unveiled even more transformative and innovative professional solutions and services. The Metals and Minerals division announced a new test offering – Transport Moisture Limits. The test is fast becoming a global requirement…

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