TRX adding second mill at Buckreef

TRX Gold has confirmed a plan to expand its milling capacity and up production in South Africa, ordering an additional ball mill for the Buckreef gold operation. The Canadian-headquartered miner, which said in January it was targeting an increase of 75-100% of its oxide through the addition, placed the order for the 1,000-tonne-per-day mill through CSI Energy Group Tanzania in…

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South Africa marks safest year ever: government report

A recent government report has revealed the safest year on record for South Africa, though the nation’s mines minister is calling for even more work to be done. The new report, according to Reuters, said accident-related deaths in the country’s mines fell from 74 to 49 in 2022. Injuries were down from 2,123 in 2021 to 1,946 last year. Despite…

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De Beers appoints Cook, Cleaver to be CEO, co-chairman

Anglo American’s De Beers will begin the new year with new leadership, as it has appointed Al Cook as its CEO and current CEO Bruce Cleaver to co-chairman of the company. The move, which will be effective in early 2023, comes as Cleaver opted to step back into a non-executive role after six years in his seat as CEO. Cook,…

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Platinum producer picks Metso Outotec for filter services

Metso Outotec has signed a three-year Life Cycle Services contract valued at EUR12 million with an unnamed platinum producer in South Africa.  The performance-based agreement covers 12 filters across five customer sites, and provides a Reliability Centered Maintenance application that focuses on preventive maintenance, which will improve machine life.   “We are very pleased to have been chosen as the key…

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Anglo adds Rajant BreadCrumb Peregrine at its first African mine

Rajant recently announced the addition of its fourth-generation BreadCrumb Peregrine wireless mesh networking system at Anglo’s first operation in South Africa. The system, which offers a four- to six-time increase in throughput capacity, will also support applications for mine production systems, including proximity detection, fatigue management, and tele-remote drilling. Reyno Eksteen, BU Head, SCAN RF Projects, noted that, with a…

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BBE completes cooling system for Venetia mine

BBE Projects, a division of BBE Group, said it has completed a turn-key air cooling system for De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The mine is currently approaching the final stages of a nearly 10-year, US$2 billion transition from open pit to underground mining. The system includes two water-chilling refrigeration machines, with an option to…

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Harmony Gold confirms newest mine fatality

Harmony Gold, which has had a number of miner deaths this year across its portfolio, has confirmed a new fatality at its Doornkop mine near Soweto, Gauteng province, South Africa. A shaft-related incident occurred on Oct. 13, though the company did not disclose the victim’s identity or additional details. “We are deeply concerned about the unfortunate incidents at our mines…

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