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Mahenge Liandu mine design nearing completion

The mine design for investment group Armadale Capital’s Mahenge Liandu graphite project, in Tanzania, is being finalised, following a site visit by the project engineer. The mine design, which will be optimised to ensure high-grade areas are targeted first, will be included in a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the …

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Ethiopian sets target for its mining sector

The Ethiopian government has set a target for its mining sector to contribute around 10 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025. The sector contributed less than 1 per cent of Ethiopia’s GDP, 14 per cent of exports, 1 per cent of government revenue and was …

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Terex Trucks focuses on Benelux growth

With the economy and the construction sector set to grow at a steady speed in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next few years, Terex Trucks is expanding its operations and bringing its TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to even more customers throughout the region. The Benelux region is …

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Empire Cat donates truck for raffle

Empire CAT of Phoenix, AZ, has donated a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT Diesel truck valued at $70,000 as the grand prize for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Foundation (SMEF)  Benefit Truck Raffle. The proceeds are to support critical education, outreach and professional development programs for SMEF. “Empire …

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Africa Must Benefit the Most From Mineral Wealth

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the time has come for Africa to benefit from its mineral wealth and be a producer of value-added goods. The President made the impassioned plea during the opening ceremony of the second Africa Investment Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Approximately 2 000 delegates …

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Russia Digitalises Africa’s Mining Sector to Increase Output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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Regional mining pioneers Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and others to attend the East & Central Africa Mining Forum in Kigali

“Important to share geological information across the region” “Kamoa-Kakula, which now ranks as the world’s largest undeveloped high-grade copper discovery, represents the discovery of a previously unrecognized and richly endowed district within the Central African Copperbelt – geologically distinct, yet geographically next door to the well-known Kolwezi deposits. We have …

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Acacia halts North Mara gold processing over leak

Acacia mining has ceased operations in its North Mara gold mine in Tanzania following a prohibition notice to stop using its tailings storage facility from the National Environment Management Council. Despite receiving export permits from the Tanzania Mining Commission and the Ministry of Minerals last week, “All gold production at …

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WearCheck wins double awards in Europe

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, scooped two awards from top international training body, Mobius, at a condition based maintenance (CBM Europe) conference in Belgium recently. The awards are for first place in the Best Training Partner EUMEA 2018/19 and the Best Student Growth Africa 2018/19. Dennis Swanepoel, WearCheck’s reliability solutions consultant …

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