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Your ultimate resource for in-depth analysis of Africa’s mining industry.

The software evolution – impacts on the mining industry

Published: 10 October 2019


As technology evolves so do mining methods. In South Africa and many African countries, it is a balancing act between implementing new technologies and retaining a large workforce. But these technologies cannot be ignored.

Mining Tanzania: Keeping the Balance

Mining Tanzania: Keeping the Balance

Published: 26 September 2019


Tanzania is blessed with vast quantities and types of natural resources whose extraction has been central to the country’s economic growth. Mining is one of the leading sectors in Tanzania, with the value of mineral exports increasing each year.

Public Private Partnerships

Growing Ghana’s economy through Public Private Partnerships

Published: 12 September 2019


Ghana’s mining industry accounts for about 5% of the country’s GDP, with its minerals making up over 35% of its exports. Over the past seven to eight years the country has been encouraging Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to bolster its infrastructure.

Mining Charter 3

Mining Charter 3: Opportunities and Challenges

Published: 29 August 2019


Since the 19th Century, mining has been a central pillar underpinning South Africa’s economy. Now, with the gazetting of Mining Charter 3, hopes are being placed on the mining industry once again that it can be leveraged as a primary catalyst for South Africa’s much-needed reindustrialisation effort.

The Rise of the DRC

The Rise of the DRC: a new horizon of mining investment

Published: 21 August 2019


The DRC is one of the most mineral-rich countries in the world. Yet about 80% of its projects are still in exploration or development. Here’s the inside scoop on #mining in the DRC.

Mining Gold in Ghana: Africa’s New Industry Leader

Published: 15 August 2019


In 2019, Ghana eclipsed South Africa’s gold production for the first time, producing 4.8 million ounces of gold in 2018, compared to South Africa’s 4.2 million oz.

Brine Mining: a new front of mineral wealth in Africa?

Published: 31 July 2019


Minerals aren’t only found in ore deposits. They are also dissolved, in naturally occurring surface or groundwater brines and seawater across the world. In Africa, where industries such ...

Smart Mines: The Gold Standard of Mining

Smart Mines: The Gold Standard of Mining

Published: 18 July 2019


Across industry, convergence of OT and IT on the shop floor has unlocked new possibilities in productivity and efficiency, and the introduction of Industry 4.0 to the mining industry is creating a new generation of smart mines.

Industry 4.0 coming to mining

Industry 4.0 Comes to Mining

Published: 27 June 2019


The world has changed. What worked for us 20 years ago, no longer works. The same is true for the mining industry. We need to evolve so we can take mining into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Africa's Gold: An ancient story

Africa’s Gold: An ancient story

Published: 20 June 2019


Since ancient times, mining and quarrying have carved humankind’s path through history. Here’s a look at how gold helped our ancestors create civilisations, communities and monetary systems.

Waste Not, Want Not: Finding ore in mining waste

Waste Not, Want Not: Finding ore in mining waste

Published: 13 June 2019


As South Africa dips further into financial strife, combining smart spend with environmental management and metal recovery is becoming standard procedure as mines seek to optimise their productivity.

Tailings Dams: What you need to know

Tailings Dams: What you need to know

Published: 6 June 2019


When tailings dams fail, the results can be catastrophic. As the number of mine tailings dams in the world increase, it’s time to find out what they are and how to make them safer.

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