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Thabi Madiba

Thabi  Madiba

Thabi Madiba is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Domestic coal supply faces difficulties

14th December 2018 While coal exports generate valuable export earnings, the competition between exports and domestic coal poses a major challenge for the security of domestic coal supply, says the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). The demand for coal has increased in countries such as India, which had used... 

First coal production due in 2020

14th December 2018 Coal mining and exploration group of companies Canyon Coal is expecting first coal production at its Springfield coal project in the second quarter of 2020, with a targeted production rate of 600 000 t of run-of-mine coal a month. The project, comprising a coal deposit of 307.86-million tons, is... 

Lack of capital and incentives hinders coal production

14th December 2018 Owing to the lack of incentives and capital to implement new coal projects, coal production has remained stagnant, and some of the reserves of the older mines are nearing depletion, which means production will soon drop significantly, says coal industry and consulting firm XMP Consulting senior... 

Company offers long-term hire contracts on ventilation solutions

23rd November 2018 Hire compressors can play a cardinal role in keeping some local mines operational, especially amid ageing surface compressors that feed air underground, says portable air compressors and generator rental Rand-Air long-term rental business development manager Henry Fourie. Rand-Air provides... 

Energy efficient drive for underground cooling solutions

23rd November 2018 Drive and automation specialist SEW-Eurodrive South Africa offers ventilation and cooling solutions for mining industry applications with its LTP-B Eco heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) drive. The drive is available in two three-phase variants, a 440 V unit from 0.75 kW to 160 kW,... 

Portable workshop solution usable for new mines

2nd November 2018 The CXT Explorer is a mobile field workshop that can be used when prospecting in the mining industry, says crane manufacturer Konecranes South Africa service, sales and marketing director John MacDonald. The Finland-developed CXT Explorer – a combination of a 6.3 t mobile overhead crane,... 

Upgrades to mine increase plant efficiency

2nd November 2018 Mining electrical equipment manufacturer Emis Sales 2002 has completed upgrade projects comprising the design and installation of communication, automation and protection systems at South African anthracite producer and exporter Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), in KwaZulu-Natal, to improve... 

Tambomayo mine, Peru

5th October 2018 A high-grade gold and silver mine located in Tapay, Caylloma province, in the Arequipa region of Peru. 

Mallay mine, Peru

21st September 2018 A silver, lead and zinc mine located in Oyón, about 261 km north-east of Lima in Peru. 

Yanacocha mine, Peru

7th September 2018 A gold mine located about 48 km north of Cajamarca, in Peru. 

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