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Pix4D and SAP start a joint innovation project for the 3D inspection of transmission masts

Lausanne, Switzerland, Pix4D, technology pioneer and market leader in industrial photogrammetry software solutions, announces that it is starting a joint innovation project with SAP® to open up the market for drone-based, digital 3D inspections for telecommunications companies. SAP, a global leader in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, has included Pix4D …

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Mining licensing ban affecting investment

Stakeholders in the Kenyan mining industry believe that the moratorium to renew mineral licences imposed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining last December is affecting the sector. The Kenya Chamber of Mines (KCM) and other stakeholders in the mining industry are calling on the government to lift a ban …

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Barrick Gold Corporation makes new appointments

Barrick Gold Corporation has reinforced its team by making new appointments in the newly created positions of Africa and Middle East Exploration VP, and Latin America and Asia Pacific exploration VP. TSX- and NYSE-listed gold miner has appointed eminent geologists Aoife McGrath and Leandro Sastre in the position of Africa …

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GV Gold increases production with the help of digital technologies

GV Gold, also known as Vysochaishy, one of the fastest-growing Russian gold mining companies, has rolled out the Zyfra OpenMine fleet management system (FMS) at its Ugakhan Mine in Russia’s Irkutsk Region in Siberia. The implementation of the project has resulted in a year-on-year ore production volume increase of 11%. …

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New MK-42 dump truck from GHH

The Red Dot Jury has made its decision: MK-42 emerged victorious from the Red Dot Product Design Award 2020, and won a Red Dot for its good design quality. This means that GHH is one of the winners in the world’s most renowned design competition. The MK-42 is a 42 …

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Congo’s gold smuggled smuggled in tonnes

According to a report, a group of the United Nations (UN) experts found that gold production in the East African region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being systematically underreported while tonnes of the precious metal are smuggled into global supply chains through its eastern neighbours. The Democratic Republic …

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How will multinational mining companies respond to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues?

Despite the short-to-midterm challenges of the global pandemic, the biggest challenge for multinational mining companies over the next decade will be responding to investors’ growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. As a focal point of how seriously the extractives industries are now taking ESG investing, over the …

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We Need a Cohesive Strategy and Coordinated Approach for SMEs to grow post COVID-19

The announcement of a prolonged shut-down across many major African countries as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 could have dramatic negative effects on the economy of the entire continent. Africa’s GDP is largely driven by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the informal sector that accounts for …

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Mining sector’s evolution is in tandem with global demand for increased responsibility and sustainability.

The expectations and priorities of a modern-day investor in the mining sector have significantly changed in line with global demand for more responsible and sustainable extraction of mineral resources. ESG, referring to the performance of investment portfolios against Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, has firmly established itself across the …

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Goldfields innovation protects underground mine access

World-leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT has fulfilled requests from mining clients and devised a unique warning system designed to prevent oversized equipment from getting stuck inside underground mining portals. Staff from RCT’s branch in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia were separately approached by two major mining clients in the Goldfields and asked …

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