Tag: Africa

Mining & Resources

What are the promising techniques for South Africa’s iron ore evaluation and production?

Africa is showing great promise in its strategies to approach ferrous metal beneficiation to maximise the utility of existing ore deposits. South Africa is leading the way after President Jacob Zuma announced an official government strategy in 2011, stating 'beneficiation was a priority in order for the country to ‘reap the full benefits of its…

17 Feb 2015, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Iron ore beneficiation: Matching local raw materials with the right technology

In recent months, the government of South Africa has made significant efforts to achieve greater control of its resources and create more employment opportunities and economic growth for the wider community. In the lead-up to IMM’s inaugural Iron Ore Beneficiation Africa conference, we had the chance to speak to David Cousins, Industry Champion for Mining…

29 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Close-up: David Humphrey

“It is estimated that Africa will need to invest at least US$100-billion in the next decade to upgrade its infrastructure, if it is to realize the economic growth potential presented by its existing newly found vast mineral and other natural resources, such as coal, iron ore, oil and gas”, says David Humphrey, Global Head of…

16 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Heavy haul rail infrastructure key for mineral development in Africa

With 30 per cent of the world’s mineral resources, Africa’s ability to feed the global economy’s demand for raw materials is vast. Multi-billion dollar mining developments are in the pipeline for Southern and West African countries, however, to capitalise on this incredible opportunity it is vital that commodities are moved from pit-to-port as quickly and…

21 Nov 2013, by Test1 Test1

Transport & Logistics

Developing urban rail in Africa – What needs to happen?

With the inaugural Urban Rail Africa conference being held in December, we had the opportunity to chat with rail industry leaders Dave van der Meulen, Managing Member, Railway Corporate Strategyand Leonard Ejimogu, Executive Director (projects) Transurb to hear their thoughts on the work that is required to realise the vision of world-class passenger services and urban…

3 Oct 2013, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Paul Runge

Paul Runge is MD of the specialised consulting firm Africa Project Access. His company supplies approximately 120 companies and organisations with early alerts of projects across a broad range of sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a former diplomat, he served in Gabon and supervised projects in the Cape Verde Islands. He spent six years with…

24 Jul 2013, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Brian Van Rooyen

Brian is the GM Ferrous at Exxaro Resources, a company listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange  Ferrous is a new commodity business in Exxaro that was established following the acquisition of AKI in Australia in 2012 Brian has a mechanical engineering background, supported by a MBA.  He spent most of his early career working in…

28 May 2013, by Test1 Test1

Mining & Resources

Infrastructure crucial to unlock Africa’s iron ore potential

In 2012 South Africa overtook India and became China’s third-biggest iron ore supplier. We had the chance to speak to Andrew Hodge, Analyst – Iron Ore Cost Research at Wood Mackenzie about what’s in store for the iron ore market in Africa.  IMM Events: A recent article in the Economist has described Africa as the…

27 May 2013, by Test1 Test1