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     24th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

What is the correct PPE for head-to-toe protection in mining?

     23rd February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mineworkers require specific Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to protect the entire body from any harm or injury in the mining environment. Determining what this PPE should be depends on a proper risk assessment of the specific application. Here North Safety Products Africa Steelpoort Branch... 

TDS Projects Construction Sets a New Benchmark for On-Site Safety

     23rd February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / TDS Projects Construction has reached another major milestone in its health and safety record, building on previous benchmarks to have now reached a total 16 808 injury free shifts (and counting). This impressive figure was achieved through a combination of cultivating a risk competent culture... 

Ranked top engineering and construction company for sixth year in a row

     23rd February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / IRVING, Texas announced today that the company was named by FORTUNE magazine as the top-ranked engineering and construction company in its 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies list. It is the sixth year in a row Fluor has earned the top designation among its peers in the engineering and... 

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme (ALS) partners with Universitas Pembangunan Nasional (UPN) ‘Veteran’ Yogyakarta

     21st February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme continues to grow with the Universitas Pembangunan Nasional ‘Veteran’ Yogyakarta signing an Academic Agreement that will see Micromine introduced as part of the university’s mining and geology courses.  MICROMINE staff including the Director of MICROMINE... 

Appointment of Mr. Zhimin Li as the new Chief Executive Officer of Wesizwe Platinum Limited

     17th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Wesizwe Platinum Limited has for the last eight years transcended from an exploration company to a nearly complete junior mining company. We are in the process of building a PGM mine in the bushveld complex, with a strategic equity partner (45%) in the form of a Chinese consortium comprised of... 

Invitation to the surveillance technology event of the quarter

     16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This coming month (March 2017) Forbatt SA the exclusive agency for KEDACOM, Sunell and TVT will be hosting the surveillance security event of the quarter. The event MC is our very own Barry Hilton. You are cordially invited to join us at any one of the 3 amazing venues. Durban Southern Sun... 

Invitation to the surveillance technology event of the quarter

Kinder Morgan: by shareholders, for shareholders

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Abdul Davids – Head of Research, Kagiso Asset Management In the late 1990s, the emergence of commercial hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for shale (collectively known as fracking) transformed the US energy landscape. These technologies enabled access to previously unreachable,... 

Growing low cost PGM miners

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mandi Dungwa - Investment Analyst, Kagiso Asset Management South Africa produces more platinum group metals (comprising platinum, palladium, rhodium and other minor metals) each year than any other nation. However, the country’s output peaked in 2006, at 8.7 million ounces and has fallen to 7.4... 

Strata Worldwide Emergency Refuge Chambers

     15th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over the years, emergency refuge chambers and underground refuge rooms have gained widespread popularity in many types of mining and tunnelling operations around the world. Mandated for use in United States coal mines since 2007, these chambers are designed to provide emergency life-sustaining... 

Strata Worldwide Emergency Refuge Chambers

Legal Concerns In Mine Roll-Out Of Proximity Detection Systems

     15th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Moving machinery is the second highest cause of fatalities in South African mines after falls of ground, making the implementation of effective proximity detection systems (PDS) a crucial step, but there are still perceived grey areas in mine safety regulations. According to Anton Lourens,... 

Legal Concerns In Mine Roll-Out Of Proximity Detection Systems

The power of innovative engineering: The biggest LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in successful operation with the new COPE drive

     14th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in operation with the new COPE drive at the cement plant Mfamosing The United Cement Company of Nigeria (Ltd), UNICEM, successfully commissioned their new cement plant 2 at Mfamosing, in Cross River State, Nigeria. LOESCHE received the order for two vertical... 

The power of innovative engineering: The biggest LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in successful operation with the new COPE drive

Sandvik Digitalises Underground Drilling

     13th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digitalisation will improve drilling accuracy and cycle times and reduce operation costs by optimising the drilling and bolting phase. Drilling as planned, with accurate visual information, leads to continuous improvement across the whole mining process. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is... 

Sandvik Digitalises Underground Drilling

SA Hippo To Exhibit At PDAC In Toronto

     10th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world's leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. Over 900 exhibitors and 22,000 attendees from over 100 countries will attend, while technical sessions, short... 

SA Hippo To Exhibit At PDAC In Toronto

Strategic Investor Into The Business Of Lace Diamond Mines

     8th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lace Diamond Mines (Pty) Ltd (LDM) operates the Lace diamond mine which is located 25km from Kroonstad, Free State. The mine was placed in Business Rescue on 15 November 2016 following a flood which halted operations. The Business Rescue Practitioner, Daniel Terblanche, is inviting expressions of... 

ELB and ENFI announce African Partnership

     8th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After many years of working together, ELB Engineering Services and China ENFI Engineering Corporation are excited to announce their strategic partnership to tackle mineral and metal process projects, and associated infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership combines the best... 

Comparison of PhotoSat, LiDAR, Drone and GPS Surveying

     8th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / What is the most cost effective survey method for my project? PhotoSat founder and President Gerry Mitchell P.Geo, has prepared a white paper discussing various surveying options.  He first identifies the situations where the choice of most cost effective survey method is simple and obvious. 

Comparison of PhotoSat, LiDAR, Drone and GPS Surveying

Africa Mining Vision initiative gaining traction one year on

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A policy dialogue at the 2017 Mining Indaba heard strong endorsements from public and private sector speakers for the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) Private Sector Compact. The AMV Compact was launched at last year’s Mining Indaba, where it won early support from the Mining Industry Association of... 

Weir Minerals: A Powerful Presence at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017

     8th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals is set to inspire with its latest product launch and extensive range of process equipment at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017. Weir Minerals will exhibit its world class comminution portfolio at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2017, held from 7th – 11th March in Las Vegas. This major construction and aggregate... 

By Andrew Cheatle, Executive Director of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

     7th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / If you are in any way involved in exploration and mining, then chances are the acronym “PDAC” is one you have heard of before. It might even summon images of thousands of geologists, mining executives, government officials, students and financiers gathering in Toronto every year for the world’s... 

Advisian’s optimisation tools increase probability of success for mining projects

     7th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In today’s world of constrained capital, clients in the mining sector are seeking ways to maximise returns while minimising exposure to risk, particularly those companies who need to make strategic decisions on potential investments, says Denver Dreyer, CEO of WorleyParsons. “Front end services... 

Advisian’s optimisation tools increase probability of success for mining projects

Fraser Alexander partners with Puckree Group to bring the Bultfontein Coal Mine into Production

     6th February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fraser Alexander (FA) and Puckree Group (PG) have penned a partnership agreement to bring PG’s Bultfontein Coal Mine in Mpumalanga into production during the second quarter of 2017.  The mine will produce 65 000 tons per month run of mine (ROM) coal from the 5 seam, 4 seam and 2 seam, which will... 

Fraser Alexander partners with Puckree Group to bring the Bultfontein Coal Mine into Production

Boart Longyear to exhibit at Investing in African Mining Indaba; representatives will showcase a variety of innovative drilling equipment and products

     3rd February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Boart Longyear www.BoartLongyear.com, the world’s leading provider of drilling equipment and performance tooling, will feature a broad range of innovative drilling solutions at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, February 6-9, in Cape Town, South Africa.   Boart Longyear’s top... 

Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 - Second Edition (PDF Report)

     3rd February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The second edition of Creamer Media’s Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 showcases some of the many mining projects across the continent that are progressing, despite the sector facing many challenges, including the difficulty of raising capital, as well as socioeconomic and regulatory... 

Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 - Second Edition (PDF Report)

Mining Indaba remains pivotal to Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd February 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The mineral resources sector remains “critically important” to the African continent, which is why the Investing in African Mining Indaba has consistently been regarded as an event of “paramount significance”, says Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose. This is also a key motivation for the at least 24... 

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Fraser Alexander partners with Puckree Group to bring the Bultfontein Coal Mine into Production

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT /   Fraser Alexander (FA) and Puckree Group (PG) have penned a partnership agreement to bring PG’s Bultfontein Coal Mine in Mpumalanga into production during the second quarter of 2017.  The mine will produce 65 000 tons per month run of mine (ROM) coal from the 5 seam, 4 seam and 2 seam, which... 

Detour Gold Announces Updated West Detour Development Plans

     31st January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Detour Gold Corporation announces that given the current uncertainties associated with the permitting process for the West Detour project, it is no longer reasonable to assume that the permits required will be obtained in time to allow mining to commence in January 2018 (as per the current mine... 

Caterpillar offers partnership beyond the iron at Mining Indaba

     31st January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Caterpillar will present its unmatched range of innovative technologies and services at Mining Indaba next week in Cape Town, South Africa. With a focus on optimizing operations, whether surface or underground, newly developed or long lived, Caterpillar and Cat® dealers are dedicated to working... 

Caterpillar offers partnership beyond the iron at Mining Indaba

MICROMINE and Nazarbayev University Sign New Agreement

     30th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICROMINE Central Asia and the School of Mining and Geosciences at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to incorporate MICROMINE’s mining solutions into the education and training for students at Nazarbayev. Established in 2016, the School of... 

Mines Must Choose Pds Carefully To Comply With Safety Law

     26th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While many mines consider proximity detection systems (PDS) a ‘grudge purchase’ to comply with the revised Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), there is still considerable legal onus on both users and suppliers to ensure that all equipment is fit-for-purpose. Anton Lourens, managing director of... 

Mines Must Choose Pds Carefully To Comply With Safety Law

NETZSCH to highlight NEMO® progressing cavity pumps and Dewatering Skids at SME 2017

     25th January 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Visit Booth #2510 to learn about cutting-edge pump technology for mining applications from NETZSCH experts NETZSCH Pumps North America and their German headquarters NETZSCH Pumps & Systems, will be highlighting its NEMO® progressing cavity pump and Dewatering Skids at the Society for Mining,... 

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