With great excitement for the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2024, the theme of ‘positive disruption’ is significant, especially in the context of mine blasting and explosives. BME is at the forefront of developing new blasting technologies that will shape Africa’s future by focusing on safety, sustainability, and productivity.
Omnia company BME is investing in an enterprise development program in South Africa’s Northern Cape province to extend the economic benefits of mining to local businesses.
We are excited to share our latest article, published on First Mining DRC-Zambia. The article dives into how BME is driving innovation for safety and sustainability in the mining industry.
In the journey towards decarbonisation, the South African mining sector is taking its first steps toward renewable self-generation. What will need to follow is a more systematic and integrated approach that addresses the whole mining supply chain.
A two-year graduate programme has been launched by Omnia-group company BME to address youth unemployment and skills shortages in an evolving mining industry.
High in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, BME recently achieved the first blast outside of South Africa with its new AXXIS Silver electronic initiation system.
Times are good for the mining sector, but more exploration and mine development is vital if it is to keep up with future demand – for battery minerals in particular. With the focus now on minerals that can build a low-carbon future, Ralf Hennecke, Managing Director of Omnia Group company BME, has emphasized a commodity pipeline that is falling short.
While Africa underperformed somewhat with budget allocations for exploration up just 12% in 2021 to USD1.1-billion, exploration activity has at least returned to pre-Covid-19 levels and is expected to increase over the next two to three years with exciting projects in the pipeline in 2022/2023.
South Africa, Zambia and Botswana are backing a green energy revolution in Southern Africa to drive growth in a region decimated by Covid-19, corruption, and mismanagement.
While the widespread natural deserts and resources of Namibia often seem boundless, they are constantly being impacted in ways that highlight the importance of conservation and proactive management.