Modern Mining December 2022








8 2022 – The best year yet for Brelko COMMODITIES OUTLOOK 10 Iron Ore outlook: Price performance review IRON ORE 14 Afrimat’s diversification strategy underpins its success PLATINUM GROUP METALS 18 Southern Palladium’s Bengwenyama eyes production by 2028 JUNIOR MINERS 22 Minerals Council South Africa advances the agenda of junior miners ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 26 Jagersfontein tragedy draws attention to increasing TSF failures BLASTING & EXPLOSIVES 30 Omnia’s BME reaches globally with feet on the ground



4 New Digital Dome catapults Johannesburg Planetarium into the future MMP hands over Au and PGM Resource Atlas to Council for Geoscience 5 AfriTin Mining’s exploration yields positive results Inyosi Coal signs lucrative deal SEIFSA partners to empower young black woman 6 Solar plant powers Caledonia Mining’s Blanket Mine Emmerson in offtake MOUs with Keytrade AG and Hexagon Group AG New Global MD for RMI Pressure Systems 7 Platinum deficit of 303 koz forecast in 2023 as 2022 surplus reduces Palabora Mining Company appoints IPP COLUMN 34 Critical minerals demand meets obstinate realities EXPERT VIEW 37 Mining – why on-site generation provides a future-proofed, sustainable and reliable alternative SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS 38 VEGA South Africa opens new headquarters in Lanseria Dry-type transformers go 1,6 km deep in SA gold mine 39 Zest WEG delivers mobile switching station to Mozambique Condra acquires iTEK Drives

ON THE COVER Brelko Conveyor Products’ hefty investments in product development and expansion of its facility has set the company on a path to success. See story on page 8.

40 Babcock introduces new Volvo EC550E in southern Africa Tailored manifold manufacturing from Hytec Engineering New high-tech facility for SEW-EURODRIVE

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