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RCT at the forefront of the digital revolution in mining

     27th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The mining industry is turning to digitisation in order to optimise efficiencies to increase productivity and profitability.  RCT’s latest Communications Solutions offering ensures it can help clients enter, expand or completely digitise its operations by integrating solutions to a new or... 

Venetia Mine Opens Multi-Million Rand Empowerment Deal To The Community

     26th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / De Beers has announced the opening of a major empowerment deal related to the bussing of its employees to and from its operations at Venetia Mine. In a one of its kind high impact local procurement and empowerment initiative Venetia Mine in partnership with VM Diamond Transport are seeking local... 

Combatting mining sector fatigue

     26th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining sector solutions provider Expert Mining Solutions and Australia-based fatigue monitoring technology company SmartCap Technologies started their relationship in 2012 after concluding a distribution agreement for sub-Saharan Africa. It was sooner rather than later that Expert Mining... 

Combatting mining sector fatigue

Coal mine switches to Atlas Copco LED light towers

     25th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco Portable Energy supplied four state-of-the-art HiLight V5+ LED light towers mounted on custom-built double-axle trailers to trading partner, Tracpart Mining Supplies. The end-user, a coal mine in Mpumalanga, uses the light towers for above ground lighting applications. When approached... 

Coal mine switches to Atlas Copco LED light towers

Proposed moratorium falls beyond Minister Zane’s powers

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 19 July 2017, the Minister of Mineral Resources gazetted an invitation to comment on a proposed restriction on the granting of new mining and prospecting rights, as well as restricting the renewal and transfer of any existing prospecting and mining rights across South Africa. The Minister’s... 

Mine Fire Protection

     24th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Australian Pump Industries announce the launch of a new twin impeller, high pressure portable fire pump for the mining industry.  Based on the Aussie’s Mr T portable firefighting pump, the new version has been upgraded to include additional safety features. “Our Aussie Mr T has an established... 

Mine Fire Protection

“Minister of Mineral Resources, suspends the implementation of the Reviewed Charter”

     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Mining Association (SAMA) has noted the Minister of Mineral Resources (Mr Mosebenzi Zwane) suspension of the Revised Mining Charter, until the court decides on its fate. However, we as the organisation stand by our firm conviction in that, whether the Revised Mining Charter sees... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

     21st July 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... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Mobile solution launched to great effect  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialist business and project management consultancy SSG Consulting has introduced its newly developed mobile application (app) for its KEY360 management software. The app was showcased at the Mobile App Launch breakfast in May at the Johannesburg Country Club. 

Mobile solution launched to great effect

Virtual Technology Now Used For Blast Training In SA

     20th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Training for underground blasting has just taken a technological leap forward, with the installation and commissioning of Africa’s first virtual reality blast wall with rear-view projection, powered by Simulated Training Solutions, at the Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy near... 

Virtual Technology Now Used For Blast Training In SA

Driving efficiencies and reducing machine damage at Hera Gold Mine with RCT’s Haul Truck Guidance.

     19th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Having a haul truck reverse down long drives to backfill stopes just got a whole lot easier at the Aurelia Metals’ Hera gold mine in New South Wales after underground mining contractor Pybar’s decision to trial RCT’s ControlMaster® Haul Truck Guidance.   The gold and lead zinc project increased... 

Driving efficiencies and reducing machine damage at Hera Gold Mine with RCT’s Haul Truck Guidance.

Drifter Repairs At Lightspeed

     18th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At the heart of South Africa’s historic mining capital of Johannesburg, is a team of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology professionals so extraordinary that just a 6-man team maintains the rock drills on a large portion of the country’s drill rig fleets. Unsurprisingly, Sandvik South Africa’s... 

Murray & Dickson Construction Group breaks concrete boundaries

     14th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This year’s prestigious Fulton Awards have again showcased the extent of concrete expertise and capability enshrined within the Murray & Dickson Construction Group, a leading and black-owned contracting company. This proficiency played a prominent role in the highly successful outcome of the... 

Becker-Saimm-Conference-2017

     13th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Becker Mining South Africa’s exhibit at the recent SAIMM ‘Proximity Detection and Collision Avoidance Systems in Mining Colloquium 2017” conference in South Africa recently, attracted interest from key players in the mining sector. Becker Mining South Africa - a key supplier of safety and... 

Atlas Copco supports Wits to engineer the future of final 4th year mining students

     12th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco South Africa together with business areas, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique and Construction Technique, sponsored jackets, beanies and scarves to support final 4th year Wits School of Mining Engineering students on their 2017 mine tour. The annual initiative involves a tour by 4th... 

Atlas Copco supports Wits to engineer the future of final 4th year mining students

Data and digitisation spur on innovation in the mining industry

     12th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Big data and analytics stand to play an increasingly important role in the future of the mining industry as latest trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) spurs on continuous innovation. Only 1% to 5% of the data generated by the mining industry is actually used for prediction and... 

Data and digitisation spur on innovation in the mining industry

Christmas in July

     11th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media is offering companies a 15% discount on advertisement bookings into the 2018 Suppliers Directory received before the end of July 2017. Furthermore, a booking before the end of July 2017 will also give the advertising company 4 weeks’ FREE advertising on any one of Creamer Media’s... 

Christmas in July

Mining in South America e-Supplement

By: Yolande Botes     7th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly is a media partner for the inaugural Investment in Mining Cumbre, scheduled to take place from 11 to 12 July 2017.  Click here to read Mining Weekly’s Mining in South America e-Supplement. 

Mining in South America e-Supplement

Improving safety at Savage River with RCT’s Smart Technology

     4th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Grange Resources’ Savage River mine in Tasmania, Australia saw the opportunity to further safeguard its operators on site by equipping its mobile equipment with remote controls. Implementing remote control technology has allowed Savage River’s operators to control machines from a safe location,... 

Improving safety at Savage River with RCT’s Smart Technology

Top level conference alongside the region’s finest supplier expo make Oil & Gas Africa 2017 a magnet for industry chiefs next week

     4th July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cape Town hosts one of the most important Oil & Gas sector events on the continent in 2017 with key industry speakers examining the present successes and the future of southern Africa’s energy sector Engineers from across Africa arrive in Cape Town next week for the Oil & Gas Africa 2017... 

Top level conference alongside the region’s finest supplier expo make Oil & Gas Africa 2017 a magnet for industry chiefs next week

Appointment of Mr. Feng Tao as the new Financial Director and Executive Director of Wesizwe Platinum Limited

     3rd July 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In accordance with paragraph 3.59(b) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited shareholders are hereby informed that the Wesizwe Platinum Board has appointed Mr. Feng Tao as Financial Director and Executive Director of the company with effect from 01 July 2017. Mr. Feng Tao will fill the... 

Screen improves processing production

     29th June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Faster, more aggressive screening technology is allowing mine processing contractor, Two Pedestrians Mining, to push production to new levels and radically shorten processing times on behalf of their clients in the mining industry. According to Neel Rademeyer, who is the hands-on owner of Two... 

Screen improves processing production

Rod Charger From Multotec Enhances Safety At Black Mountain

     27th June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Working with Vedanta Zinc International’s Black Mountain mine in the Northern Cape to enhance safety in its milling plant, Multotec Manufacturing recently designed, manufactured and installed an automated rod charger for the mine’s rod mill. Holder of the Southern African Institute of Mining and... 

Rod Charger From Multotec Enhances Safety At Black Mountain

Electra Mining Botswana attracting top names and industry support

     26th June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading local and international suppliers to the mining, industrial and power generation sectors have embraced the business growth opportunity that Electra Mining Botswana presents in the region. Komatsu Botswana, Atlas Copco Botswana, Hansen & Genwest, Cummins SA, Phoenix Contact, Worley Parsons... 

Electra Mining Botswana attracting top names and industry support

My Sandvik Portal For Around-The-Clock Operations

     26th June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has developed an advanced eCommerce platform that places comprehensive fleet information at the fingertips of customers to facilitate quicker access to aftermarket services including parts ordering. The My Sandvik customer portal provides an always available... 

Once empowered, but not anymore?

     23rd June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Swift, decisive and severe. This was the immediate reaction to the much anticipated third mining charter for the South African mining industry. No sooner had the Minister of Minerals announced, published and brought into effect the Third Charter, than the Chamber of Mines announced that it would... 

Dingo reduces downtime with Trakka

     22nd June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dingo’s Trakka™, the industry leading predictive maintenance software, helps maintenance teams reduce operating costs by maximising the life of major components and increasing availability through the reduction of unplanned failures.    It provides an easy and cost-effective way to run a... 

Dingo reduces downtime with Trakka

Ecsponent Development Fund improving BEE procurement in the Mining Sector

     21st June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JSE-listed African financial services company, Ecsponent Limited, says that its unique Ecsponent Development Fund (EDF) provides large corporate business with an effective way of managing preferential procurement and improving reliable delivery whilst ensuring true social upliftment and skills... 

Ecsponent Development Fund improving BEE procurement in the Mining Sector

PLANT SPECS, Australia’s earthmoving equipment “Bible”, comes under new management

     20th June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / PLANT SPECS, Australia’s only comprehensive annual listing of earthmoving and road construction equipment – with a database of equipment specifications going back to the mid-1980s – will continue to deliver vital data to subscribers under a new management team. Well-known in the industry,... 

‘Radical Economic Transformation’ in the mining sector may prove unconstitutional

     19th June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new “top-up” provision in the latest Mining Charter gazetted on 15 June 2017 may prove to be unconstitutional, and may lead to further expensive legal action by the industry, writes Nicola Jackson, a partner at the law firm Fasken Martineau and a member of the firm’s global mining group.... 

Virtualscape Visuals – Visual Communication for the Mining & Engineering Industries.

     19th June 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Visual content is an organisation’s secret weapon Video has become a powerful tool for companies across many industries. For mining companies, especially, multifaceted concepts when portrayed as moving visuals are stronger, make a greater impact and leave an impression, says Aliza Visagie,... 

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