Mine Excursion 2019-02-06T07:50:37+00:00

Mining Excursion

  • Coal from Kangra Coal is trucked to Panbult Siding, from where it is loaded and railed to Richards Bay. Image credit: Leon Louw

Kangra puts its community first

With the acquisition of the Kangra Colliery, Canyon Coal inherited a vocal local community, writes Leon Louw. […]

  • AfriTin’s pilot plant at the Uis Mine in Namibia.

AfriTin breathes new life into Damaraland

A South African-headed, London-listed company, AfriTin is on a major drive to resuscitate tin mining in the Damaraland region of Namibia. Leon Louw visited AfriTin’s Uis project during a road trip to the country last [...]

  • Water kept seeping through the road rockfill into the culvert exaction.

Leeuwpan roars again

Edited by Leon Louw Access to new coal reserves has ensured that Exxaro will mine from its Leeuwpan Coal Mine in Mpumalanga for at least another 10 years.  […]

  • DSC_0049 - The stope-and-pillar mining methods are evident after blasting opened up the old underground workings. Image credit: Leon Louw

Lithium: Namibia’s cure or curse?

Desert Lion Energy’s operation in Namibia remains an exciting project, despite the recent slump in the price of lithium, writes Leon Louw, who [...]

  • DSC_0045- Eddie Milne, operations manager at West Wits Mining, at a historical stope unearthed by recent surface work. Image credit: Leon Louw

West Wits: where zama zamas once thrived

Australian company West Wits Mining is breathing new life into a historical mining area, writes Leon Louw.  […]

  • There are six working sections

Bathopele: benchmark for platinum mining

Sibanye-Stillwater’s Bathopele Mine is one of the highlights in the South African platinum sector, writes Leon Louw, who visited the mine recently.  [...]