Mining in Focus 2019-02-14T10:22:14+00:00

Mining in Focus

  • Mining and minerals have a huge effect on sectors like agriculture.

Geology and health

May 31st, 2019|

Geological setting can have significant health effects on human, animal and plant life, writes Nicolaas C. Steenkamp. Photos by Leon Louw […]

  • The number of alluvial diamond miners in South Africa has dropped significantly over the past few years as a result of a number of constraints.

No support for alluvial miners

May 31st, 2019|

Alluvial diamond miners are hampered by lack of government support, funding and inappropriate regulations, writes the South African Diamond Producers Organisation (SADPO). Photos by: SADPO […]

  • The future of the South African coal mining industry looks bright, In picture is Anglo’s Vaal Colliery in Gauteng. Image credit: Leon Louw

Coal mining’s star shines bright

May 31st, 2019|

The future of coal mining in South Africa looks bright, despite fervent opposition by environmental groups, writes Leon Louw. […]

Not all doom and gloom

May 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

Mining with software

May 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

Riding the digitalisation wave

May 9th, 2019|

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, [...]