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In the stope 2022-03-03T05:40:45+00:00
  • Edith Kikonyogo, ABB’s Local Division Manager for Energy Industries in Southern Africa.

An engineer at heart

June 1st, 2022|In the stope|

By Sharyn Macnamara Energy is critical to mining. “There has been a shift – both a desire and a mandate – to move towards greener forms of energy, and no sector is impacted more than [...]

  • Michelle Lawrence, Chemical Engineer and COO of Kropz Plc. Image credit: Kropz Plc

A woman of substance

March 1st, 2022|In the stope, Women in Mining|

Michelle Lawrence, Chemical Engineer and COO of Kropz Plc, has made her mark in the mining and mineral processing sector over the past 20+ years. Having been involved in operations, design, optimisation, project management and [...]

  • SRK Consulting DRC team (from left) Dominique Sambwa, Philippe Katuta, Désiré Tshibanda, Patrick Mwamba, Mamie Mbayo, Wouter Jordaan (SRK SA), Nelly Kamashi, Patrick Mboma, Fiston, Magloire, Susa Maleba and Serge Ilunga (2020). Image credit: Dominique Sambwa

Leading local geologist chairs SRK in Congo

January 30th, 2022|In the stope|

Supplied by SRK With 25 years of experience in the minerals sector of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dominique Sambwa recently became chairman of SRK Consulting Congo. He told African Mining why he is [...]

  • Tshegofatso Kole, a financial controller at De Beers Group. Image credit: De Beers Group

Tshegofatso Kole: Mining female talent

November 1st, 2021|In the stope|

Edited by Leon Louw Tshegofatso Kole, a financial controller at De Beers Group, is an inspiration for young women with ambitions to enter the mining industry. Tshegofatso Kole, a financial controller at De Beers [...]

  • Prof Fred Cawood, retired director of the Wits Mining Institute. Photo by WITS

Prof Fred Cawood: A man of vision

September 1st, 2021|In the stope|

After a long and illustrious career, Prof Fred Cawood has retired as director of the Wits Mining Institute. Leon Louw interviewed him one last time. Prof Cawood, you had a long and distinctive career at [...]

  • John Martin, vice president, Southern Africa, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. Photo by © Leon Louw

John Martin: kal Tire targets recycling

August 5th, 2021|In the stope|

John Martin, vice president, Southern Africa, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group. Photo by © Leon Louw It has been a better-than-expected year for tyre service provider Kal Tire in Africa, with the mini [...]

  •  Dr Lerato Khumalo. Photo by Exxaro

Dr Lerato Khumalo – aspiring to help reduce SA’s carbon footprint

July 7th, 2021|In the stope|

Edited by Leon Louw Exxaro Resources’ climate change specialist, Dr Lerato Khumalo, was recently elected as vice-chair for the Industry Task Team on Climate Change (ITTCC). Dr Lerato Khumalo. Photo by Exxaro The [...]

  • Walter Shamu (left) , COO at Orion Minerals. Photo by ©Leon Louw

Walter Shamu: Steering Prieska into production

March 2nd, 2021|In the stope|

Orion Minerals’s Prieska project is one of the most exciting mining developments in South Africa. Walter Shamu, COO at Orion, tells Leon Louw more about this great opportunity. […]

Nico Pienaar: Putting industry first

February 8th, 2021|In the stope|

By Leon Louw Nico Pienaar has been a stalwart for Aspasa and in the quarrying and mining space. We asked him to share some of his thoughts with African Mining. […]

  • BME MD, Joe Keenan. Image credit: BME

Joe Keenan on Africa, Covid-19 and the big blast

September 17th, 2020|In the stope, News|

BME, a member of the Omnia Group, recently broke the South African record for the largest electronic detonator blast, initiating 3 780 detonators in a single blast at a manganese mine near Hotazel in the [...]

  • Andrew Macnamara, director of MTE Travelling Exhibitions.

Andrew Macnamara: Can’t wait to be back on the road again

September 3rd, 2020|In the stope, MTE Exhibitions|

The Covid-19 impact on MTE Exhibitions’ famous travelling road shows has been severe, but has also led to an innovative new product, Andrew Macnamara, director of MTE, who is in [...]

Mashale Phumaphi: Botswana’s coal mogul

May 26th, 2020|In the stope|

Courtesy of africalive.net Shumba Energy is the only locally-owned coal and energy development company in Botswana, Mashale Phumaphi (MP), owner and managing director of Shumba Energy, tells AfricaLive.net (AL). [...]