Modern Mining March 2023







ARTICLES COVER 8 African Trading Group boldly expands to new frontiers COMMODITIES OUTLOOK 10 Gold market outlook 2023: The global economy at a crossroads GRAPHITE 12 Lindi Jumbo on-track for year-end graphite production ENERGY 16 Golden opportunities to reduce climate-related risks OPENCAST MINING 18 Sandvik’s legacy drill rig takes a step up 22 Strong energy metals demand underpins Capital’s growth MINING INDABA REVIEW 26 Role of Africa’s bulk and base-metals in the global economy 28 TOMRA Mining helps miners drive the green agenda


AUTOMATION 32 VUG heads for an autonomous future REGULARS MINING NEWS 4 QGC partners with Marula Mining to mine future metals projects Thakadu and Mertech Marine to JV on recycling 5 Annual gold demand soars to a new decade high in 2022 New opportunities secure Kibali’s +10-year plan Change to Perseus’s senior management team 6 Industry commits to unwavering focus on safety Resolute appoints CFO Anglo American senior leadership change COLUMN : ROSS HARVEY 36 Declaring a state of disaster in SA won’t solve the disaster SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS 38 Weir Minerals Africa’s integrated solutions deliver plant efficiency Zest WEG gains traction in oil and gas VoltVision delivers significant upside for Endeavour mines New WearCheck labs open in Kathu, Johannesburg 39 Steinmüller Africa celebrates 60 years of business in Africa Managerial appointment strengthens Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group

ON THE COVER African Trading Group expands its geographical footprint to conquer new frontiers in Central America and Asia. See story on page 8.

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