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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Simplicity is key when applying for water licences – engineer

18th August 2017 For water use licences (WULs) to be successfully granted, the application process needs to be made simple and easy to understand by representatives from the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), according to Sibanye Gold water engineer Lauren Dell.  

Mining-impacted water punted as potential source of supply for agriculture

11th August 2017 There is a dire need for alternative, sustainable cheap processes to treat mining-impacted water (MIW) and acid mine drainage (AMD), says State-owned research organisation Mintek senior scientist Tamsyn Grewar, who calls for support for irrigation as a preferred reuse activity for the treated MIW... 

Mining-impacted water punted as potential source of supply for agriculture

11th August 2017 There is a dire need for alternative, sustainable, cheap processes to treat mine-impacted water (MIW) and acid mine drainage (AMD), says State-owned research organisation Mintek senior scientist Tamsyn Grewar, who calls for support for irrigation as a preferred reuse activity for treated MIW... 

UP short diamond course in October

28th July 2017 The sixth edition of a yearly short course on diamonds will take place at the University of Pretoria (UP) from October 24 to 26, with an insight-enhancing underground diamond mine excursion offered on October 27.  

Lifetime process approach required for successful mine closure

27th July 2017 A common misconception of mine closure is that it requires planning for an end-of-life event, when, in actual fact, it should be a life-long process that should be started as early as when the planning of a mine starts.  

Zambian miners join forces to improve occupational health and safety

21st July 2017 Metals mining company First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) subsidiary mining companies in Zambia, Kansanshi Mining and Kalumbila Minerals, together with gold and copper miner Barrick Gold’s nearby copper mine – Lumwana mine – have taken proactive steps to improve their mine safety procedures to save... 

Metso renovating KZN foundry to meet growing mining-sector demand

14th July 2017 Industrial company servicing the mining industry Metso is investing €3.5-million in crusher wear parts manufacturing in Africa by renovating a second melting furnace at the Isithebe foundry, in KwaZulu-Natal to meet growing demand from the mining industry for such components.  

SA company designs shaft hoisting infrastructure for Philippines gold mine

7th July 2017 Pretoria-based engineering firm Thuthukani Engineering has designed full service shaft hoisting infrastructure for Philippines-based gold miner Philsaga Mining Corporation, which is owned by Australian mining company Medusa Mining.  

Fatigue-monitoring system installed at Anglo coal mines

7th July 2017 Mining safety systems company Expert Mining Solutions is rolling out a wearable fatigue-monitoring system at Anglo American’s thermal coal opencast mines, in South Africa, to assist in monitoring fatigue levels of equipment drivers.  

Funding dearth, restrictive laws and lack of leadership from govt stifling SA junior miners

30th June 2017 The junior mining sector in South Africa has “huge potential” to grow and re-establish itself in the domestic mining environment; however, this potential is being blunted by a lack of funding, restrictive legislation and a lack of leadership from the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and... 

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