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#YouthMonth: Working to get our youth ready for life in a post-Covid-19 world

For the first time in our history - and hopefully the last - Youth Month 2020 falls in the middle of a global health crisis, which has had a staggering social and economic impact on the people of South Africa...

By Larisha Naidoo 29 Jun 2020

Mining industry plans to increase Covid-19 testing capacity

The South African mining industry is seeking to increase its Covid-19 testing capacity, both for companies themselves and in support of the country's overall testing imperative...

26 Jun 2020

Supervisors critical to making up lost mining production

In the wake of the Covid-19 new normal, frontline supervisors will play a key role in rapidly ramping up mining production in an effort to recoup output lost during the hard lockdown...

26 Jun 2020

Covid is forcing the mining sector to adopt technology

"Can you imagine explaining 5G or autonomy or the cloud to a mine boss from, even the, mid-twentieth century? Or even remote technologies that we're using now, pre-Covid-19 in some cases?"

23 Jun 2020

Commodities, power and capacity building

Commodities resilience in the face of a crisis, the need for an energy regulator and local content were under discussion on the second day of the Digital DRC Mining Week webinar...

22 Jun 2020

Miners bump heads over DRC mining code

Things got heated in a discussion about the Democratic Republic of Congo's mining code with juniors squaring off against the big mining houses on the first day of this week's Digital DRC Mining Week...

19 Jun 2020

#StartupStories: Breaking through invisible barriers in the mining space

After years in the fast-paced world of IT, Modise Sikhosana decided he needed more stability, so he and his wife started Yonke Konke in 2015, which supplies road safety and traffic control equipment, tools and general industrial supplies to the mining and construction industries...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jun 2020

Covid-19 is underscoring the vulnerable lives of Kenya's artisanal gemstone miners

In a country like Kenya, artisanal and small-scale mining represents a significant proportion of gemstone mining. Taita Taveta County is the largest producer of gemstones, with artisanal and small-scale mining accounting for over 60% of its annual production...

By Judy N Muthuri 18 Jun 2020

Implats won't increase its stake in Waterberg project

The board of Implats has elected not to exercise the current option arrangement to acquire up to 50.1% from the joint venture (JV) partners in the Waterberg Development Project. It will, however, retain its 15% ownership in the project...

17 Jun 2020

Mining companies resilient in face of Covid-19 but must adapt to wider risks

Strong financial performances in 2019 mean the big mining companies are in a strong and resilient position to weather the economic uncertainty created by Covid-19...

15 Jun 2020

Artifical intelligence: mining's new frontier

Artificial intelligence's (AI's) role is not to usurp the traditional methods of mining, but rather to supplement and support the human factor...

10 Jun 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

South African legal history will be made in the Cape High Court on Tuesday [today] where the first part of novel litigation involving a R14.25m defamation suit by mining interests against activists has been set down for hearing. The defendants argue that it is a 'SLAPP' suit...

By John Yeld 9 Jun 2020

Bidvest Mobility expands its range of intrinsically safe mobile computers for hazardous applications

Bidvest Mobility has expanded its range of intrinsically safe mobile computers to meet the demand in the mining, oil and gas and other environments to digitise tasks in hazardous areas...

Issued by Bidvest Mobility 9 Jun 2020

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