South Africa has some catching up to do in the mining industry. Exploration methods and technologies will require healthy innovation before the industry can see marked improvement.
Minerals Council SA suggests mining investment for the country “could almost double in the next four years,” but as Scarlett Evans of Mining Technology reports, “to achieve this, exploration in the country needs to see a resurgence, and turning attention to new materials could be the way forward.” It helps that South Africa has long been a major player in the minerals exploration game, but new technologies will be pivotal in determining the trajectory of the country’s future success in the industry.
PwC South Africa partner Andries Rossouw commented on the current industry climate, “for the resurgence in the mining industry to be possible, much more money needs to be spent on research for new technologies to ease the extraction of the minerals, productivity and safety.” Clean Earth Technologies, through its associated company Clean Mining, is poised to help provide “new technologies and [their] commercial application…in mining [which] could revive the gold industry.”
Last year’s Joburg Indaba focused on renewing “the industry’s…focus on technology and innovation, both in-house and downstream,” and Clean Earth Technologies is looking to make an impact regarding those very points at the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba in Capetown, South Africa, on the 3rd – 6th of February 2020. The conference, the largest of its kind, will hold a similar key focus on, among other things, industry sustainability.
Attending the conference are Group CEO Kevin Fell, Chairman and Co-Founder Paul Hanna, and Group Sales & Marketing Head Paul Kelly. They are confident that their sustainable and environmentally friendly solution will make waves with industry giants and up-and-coming visionaries alike, and aid South Africa’s next steps toward reviving their gold mining industry.
CET’s non-toxic, proprietary solution is thiosulphate-based and acts as a complete replacement for the use of toxic cyanide and mercury in gold processing—if brought to bear on the industry, this solution could prove to be a refreshingly vital link in the mining value chain.
*Source: Mining Technology