• Mines push on as SA plays catch-up 15 February 2021

    The South African mining sector is managing the Covid-19 pandemic remarkably well, but the country needs to do more if it wants mining to benefit from the looming demand peak in ‘green minerals’,...

  • Digital journey in blasting supports mines’ sustainability 28 January 2021

    The quest to raise productivity on mines is relying increasingly on technological innovation and pushing the boundaries of blasting science has therefore been a priority for explosives and blasting leader...

  • BME targets drill-and-blast partners in USA 27 January 2021

    With a successful joint venture in Canada, BME is now also established in the United States – offering its sought-after explosives product range including electronic and non-electric initiation...


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BME, together with Protea Mining Chemicals forms the mining division within the Omnia Group. The Omnia Group is a JSE listed diversified provider of specialised chemical products and services used in the mining, agriculture and chemicals sectors. Omnia has been in business for over 60 years and has its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.