Category archives for: Mining

Russia digitalises Africa’s mining sector to increase output

Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum recently held in Sochi, Russia

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – 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 […]

Evolution of technology systems in SA mining

SA mining sector

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A GLOBAL company is conducting machine testing on a South African mine in a milestone move aimed at enhancing the power of technology to promote safety at mines and boost output. Wabtec Corporation, the diversified, global leader in equipment, components, services, software and systems for the transportation and […]

Mixed fortunes for SA export commodities

Coal energy

TINTSWALO BALOYI Executive Editor JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME of South Africa’s main export commodities have been under pressure in recent weeks amid growing concerns about the global growth outlook. Among such commodities are iron ore and coal. Absa’s economics unit noted since the end of July, iron ore prices have fallen sharply by 23,9 […]

Chikombedzi mineral rush triggers fears of land degradation

Some of the miners relaxing at the amethyst minefield at Phahlela, Gezani in Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe. Photo by Patrick Chitongo, CAJ News Africa

from PATRICK CHITONGO recently in Gezani, Zimbabwe GEZANI, (CAJ News) – IN scenes reminiscent of over a decade ago, small scale miners have flocked Gezani communal lands, Chikombedzi under Chief Sengwe in Chiredzi district following the discovery of amethyst, a precious stone used in jewelry. However, there are fears the unregulated mining activities could harm […]

Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

US President Donald Trump with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s volatile Rand currency is bearing the brunt of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States as well as possibilities of agencies downgrading the country’s sovereign rating. This depreciation spells further doom for motorists, with the price of fuel increasing again in September. The […]

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