Not all doom and gloom

The South African mining sector is facing many challenges, but regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration could spell a new dawn for the industry, writes Allan Reid, director and mining sector head in the corporate and commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. The tough operating environment for South African miners is evidenced by subdued merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector, which has plateaued over the past few [...]

By | 2019-06-20T09:52:01+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Mining in Focus|

Mining with software

By Dineo Phoshoko The mining industry has recognised the value of implementing digital and autonomous solutions in both open pit and underground operations. Such elements have created opportunities for the development of software to assist and support various technological innovations in the mining industry. The industry has seen software companies introducing various solutions which not only enhance technological innovations, but also complement existing technologies currently being used in the industry. [...]

By | 2019-05-09T10:44:30+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Mining in Focus|

Riding the digitalisation wave

By Dineo Phoshoko The face of mining has changed drastically since digitalisation came into the picture. Dennis Gibson, chief technical officer for Black & Veatch’s mining business, explains the role of digital infrastructure in mining, and the potential impact it has on the industry. Digital infrastructure will help to improve safety, productivity and efficiency in the mining industry. So says Dennis Gibson, technical officer for Black & Veatch’s mining business, [...]

By | 2019-05-09T09:31:08+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Mining in Focus|