Category archives for: Mining

4th industrial revolution disrupts South Africa mining sector

Coal energy

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African mining industry is undergoing an extensive transformation amid the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) taking root in what is among the major sectors of the continent’s most advanced economy. Mining forms the backbone of the South African economy and is responsible for a third of the […]

SA industrial facilities at risk of cyber attacks

From left, Thuli Mgwebile, business development agent at GECI South Africa and Mike Bergen, GECI representative in South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN international cyber-security specialist has warned South African stakeholders to step up their efforts to mitigate risk posed by online attacks, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities. GECI has issued the warning as it launches its portfolio of cyber-security solutions in South Africa. South Africa is the […]

Miners union warns of another ‘Marikana’

AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is wary of armed intruders accessing mines were its members work. AMCU has documented four such incidents, with the latest reportedly on Thursday at Kloof Mine outside Westonaria. Members arrested the man who was allegedly found in possession of numerous […]

DRC on the path to fulfilling great mining potential

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Mining Week

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – AFTER years of a lull attributed to insecurity, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on course to fulfill its mining potential on the back of the biggest global interest and some measure of stability since a new administration assumed office. Arguably the country most […]

Zimbabwe targets 300 percent increase in diamond output

Diamond

from TINO PEPUKAI in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE has set itself a lofty target of increasing its diamonds output by over 300 percent by 2030. The country hopes to produce 12 billion carats by 2030, up from 2,8 billion carats currently produced from Chiadzwa fields in the east. The confirmation by a […]

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