Base Metals

The most common base metals are copper, lead,nickel, tin, aluminium, and zinc. Base metals are used in a wide variety of applications. For example, lead has proven to be a reliable source for batteries, and nickel often is used to strengthen and harden metal alloys, including stainless steel. Base metals also are used frequently to coat other metals. For example, zinc is used to coat galvanized steel.

BHP

BHP retains title of World’s Most Valuable Mining Brand

Australia’s BHP has retained the title of the world’s most valuable mining, iron & steel brand, despite recording a drop in brand value to US$5.8 billion.
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TECH NEWS: 3D software models ore movement during blasting

The software allows geologists to model the movement of ore during blasting in order to delineate ore and waste more accurately.
Orion Prieska

Orion Minerals subsidiary granted EA for mining in South Africa

Orion Minerals has announced Vardocube has been granted an EA for mining by the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.
TSF

TECH NEWS: Hydrocyclone solves TSF challenge

An hydrocyclone solution designed by Multotec is allowing a large Zambian copper mine to develop a safe and cost effective TSF.
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South Africa’s economy dire in comparison to rest of Africa

Dr Azar Jammine highlights the economic disparity between South Africa, West Africa and East Africa and how this could be an opportunity for South Africa.
ghana

Ghana seeks AfDB funding to boost aluminium industry

The African Development Bank’s support for the West African nation of Ghana has boosted government efforts to consolidate the economy, the country’s Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia says.
Economy south africa

Government urged to move faster on improving growth prospects

Weak business and investor confidence has resulted in gross investment being a low 17.9% of GDP, which is simply not high enough.
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South Africa’s DMRE schedule at PDAC 2020

The South African Government, led by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Gwede Mantashe is participating at PDAC 2020.
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VULKAN AFRICA Ltd. is officially opened

Vulkan Group had just concluded the opening of its subsidiary VULKAN AFRICA Ltd. to extend its industrial business in the whole continent.
Mineware

TECH NEWS: Wheel loader monitoring system for mining

After 18 months of successful field trials conducted across three Western Australian mine sites, MineWare has launched of its Argus Wheel Loader system.

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