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By Andrew van Zyl, Managing Director, SRK Consulting While mineral exploration investments and discoveries grab the headlines on Africa’s mining prospects for 2024, there is less visible progress being made that promises to strengthen the sector’s future. Africa’s substantial and varied...
Rapid advancements related to technology have certainly rendered life easier than ever before. However, such progression is driven by energy and many regions in the world are quickly running low on means to generate it. With over 600 million...
As the global economy adjusts to persistent economic and geopolitical pressures and disruptions, the familiar routes that defined the world trade map are being redrawn and regional trade lanes are playing a greater role in world trade. The changing trade...
The mining industry's consistent focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, once again a central theme at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, heightened the complexity in evaluating both mineral assets and the companies themselves. Business models within the...
In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in the early 1700s. The...
In a significant move to advance renewable energy deployment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) , the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider and SkyPower Global have entered a Joint Development Agreement for the first...
Mining continues to engage with the many difficult issues that affect the future of the industry and broader society, judging by the topics and turn-out at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. “The event remains a...
Lube tip: identifying commercial oil brands QUESTION: Why can't my condition monitoring lab specify which brand of oil is in use? ANSWER: Specific tracers can be found in many commercial products – they are included in order to help...
Governments, industry, and civil society organizations (CSOs) are gathering this week for Africa’s Mining Indaba, with big announcements already emerging. The splashiest thus far has been news of a collaboration between the U.S.-led Minerals Security Partnership, Congolese state mining company GECAMINES, and...
By: Craig Baker, Head of Power Projects Sales at Aggreko, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Mining operations require significant amounts of energy to power equipment, ventilation, processing, and other systems. Energy can account for 10-40% of operating costs for mines....