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     30th September 2016 / 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... 

TradeCore Holdings is a privately owned integrated trading house based in Johannesburg...

     29th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / TradeCore Holdings is a privately owned integrated trading house based in Johannesburg, but with a footprint that extends throughout Africa. TradeCore Holdings links buyers with the right suppliers, leveraging economies of scale, cross-border logistics expertise and a large network of storage and... 

SIM Senegal 2016

     28th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SIM Senegal 2016 Under the High Patronage of His Excellency Macky SALL President of the Republic of Senegal 4th Senegalese Mining Conference & Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal 8 – 10 November 2016 SIM Senegal set to be West Africa’s largest mining event in 2016 The fourth edition of the Senegalese... 

SIM Senegal 2016

Ontario Government Awards Boart Longyear $1.37 Million to Help Improve Safety and Efficiency, Reduce Drilling Costs

     28th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Boart Longyear www.BoartLongyear.com, the world's leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, announced today that the government of Ontario has awarded Boart Longyear Canada $1.37 million to support the development of a mineral exploration drilling site and drilling... 

Powermite brings ‘Engineering Solutions’ to Electra Mining 2016

     27th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Powermite shone the spotlight on its ‘Engineering Solutions’ at this year’s Electra Mining with an impressive display of unique new cable glands, innovative couplers, reflective mining cables as well as a host of high quality, rugged electrical components. “Electra Mining presented us with the... 

Powermite brings ‘Engineering Solutions’ to Electra Mining 2016

Maptek recognises customers in Hall of Fame awards at MINExpo 2016

     27th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Five customers were inducted into the Maptek Hall of Fame today. The award recognises outstanding dedication to Maptek and contribution to improving our products. Maptek Director of Client Experience, Steve Uecker, said that Maptek wished to honour significant customers who have championed Maptek... 

Maptek recognises customers in Hall of Fame awards at MINExpo 2016

MICROMINE showcases its mining solutions at MINExpo 2016

     27th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICROMINE, the leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, will showcase its advanced mining solutions at MINExpo 2016, held 26 – 28 September 2016 in Las Vegas. MICROMINE will preview to Geobank 2017, the latest versions of our leading data management... 

DESWIK to unveil new operations scheduling tool at MinExpo 2016

     26th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Deswik announces today the launch of Deswik.OPS, their new operational shift planning and tracking tool. Directly integrating with a variety of systems that maintain longer term schedules, planned KPIs and production data, this new tool is set to revolutionize the way mines manage their daily... 

Xtreme Manufacturing to Showcase North America’s Largest Capacity Telehandler at MINExpo 2016

     26th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Las Vegas-based Xtreme Manufacturing will display North America’s largest capacity telehandler at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, along with a range of high capacity telehandlers and Snorkel aerial work platforms.  The Xtreme Manufacturing booth will be built from Xtreme’s own modular building... 

Xtreme Manufacturing to Showcase North America’s Largest Capacity Telehandler at MINExpo 2016

Creamer Media publishes special e-supplement for MINExpo 2016

     26th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Global mining news leader, Mining Weekly has published a special e-supplement focussed on MINExpo 2016, which was help in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from 26 to 28 September 2016. Creamer Media’s MINExpo 2016 e-supplement was promoted at a media distribution point at the event, as well as by a... 

Creamer Media publishes special e-supplement for MINExpo 2016

Get more out of every machine you operate

     26th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / If boosting production while maintaining the lowest total cost of operation—in other words, doing more with less—is your goal, we’re there with solutions to help you reach it. Caterpillar offers the most productive new mining machines in the industry, designed to produce more while consuming less... 

Get more out of every machine you operate

NOSA secures training material development contract with Assmang

     22nd September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / NOSA, the largest provider of occupational health and safety services in Africa, recently secured a training contract with Assmang’s Khumani Mine, whereby NOSA will be developing a number of videos and 3D animation specifically for the mine’s induction and training programmes. The project is... 

JVT Vibrating Equipment is now JOEST South Africa

     22nd September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JOEST Group wins appeal over name rights before Supreme Court in South Africa. JVT Vibrating Equipment is now JOEST South Africa as part of the worldwide JOEST Group. After having been present in the South African market since the 1970’s via a licensee, the JOEST group founded its own subsidiary... 

JVT Vibrating Equipment is now JOEST South Africa

AECOM appoints Bridget Ssamula as MD for Uganda

     20th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AECOM has appointed Bridget Ssamula as Managing Director for Uganda. In addition to her new role, Ssamula still holds the sector lead role for aviation in Africa. She joined AECOM in 2013. Over the three years she has held various portfolios, including Market Sector Lead for Rail and Key Account... 

Geo-Mechanical Numerical Modelling

     20th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Presentation title:  Geo-Mechanical Numerical Modelling Presenter: Alexey Shalashinski, DMT Group, Germany Date:  Thursday 15 September 2016 Time:  17:00 for 17:30 Venue:  Worley Parsons, 39 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch. The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)... 

Kwatani – From Its Humble Beginnings As Joest To Best In Class

     20th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kwatani, previously known as Joest Kwatani, has made the final transition to position itself as a company with a proud African history. Kim Schoepflin, managing director of Kwatani, says this has been a natural progression and better reflects the company’s operating philosophy, its African... 

Kwatani – From Its Humble Beginnings As Joest To Best In Class

Screening Specialists Partner To Bring Best Practice To African Mining

     20th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kwatani, previously known as Joest Kwatani, and Derrick Corporation have partnered to drive best screening practice in the African mining sector. This important development sees Kwatani represent Derrick Corporation’s range of engineered fine screening solutions in selected mining regions in... 

Screening Specialists Partner To Bring Best Practice To African Mining

High efficiency, safety and quality in local build of dragline base

     19th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vereeniging-based DCD Heavy Engineering is nearing completion of a 380 ton base for a Caterpillar dragline excavator destined for a coal project in Mpumalanga. At 18 meters in diameter, and comprising 16 individual sections, the contract to manufacture the base locally was awarded to the company... 

Komatsu significantly cuts the cost of its genuine undercarriage

     19th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A discount of up to half price is giving Komatsu customers the opportunity to experience the benefits of the company’s genuine undercarriage compared with aftermarket products. An undercarriage assembly and components discount of up to 50% is currently available to Komatsu customers until the end... 

iX Engineers – an Enterprise Development success story

     19th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An active participant in the transformation of South Africa, project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA has demonstrated that Enterprise Development can be successful, as attested to by the creation of iX Engineers (Pty) Ltd, a 53% black-owned consulting engineering company... 

iX Engineers – an Enterprise Development success story

Murray & Roberts Cements Leading Position In Mining Infrastructure

     19th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Murray & Roberts Cementation has completed another milestone project for leading South African coal miner, Sasol Mining. It took Murray & Roberts Cementation one year to excavate, support and equip a 1 500 ton underground bunker and box front with its associated infrastructure at Impumelelo mine.... 

Murray & Roberts Cements Leading Position In Mining Infrastructure

Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck Proves Performance

     19th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Caterpillar’s newest large mining truck, the 794 AC, makes its mining show debut at MINExpo 2016. The 291-tonne (320-ton) capacity truck uses a combination of proven designs—a chassis design that has accumulated about 18 million operating hours and power train design that has racked up three... 

Cat® 794 AC Mining Truck Proves Performance

Mining Indaba – Heard on the Street

     19th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the host of the largest mining conference in Africa and the most influential mining investment event in the world, the directors at Mining Indaba regularly meet with top mining CEOs, mining investors, African ministers, and other leaders in African mining from Australia, Canada, the UK, and... 

Recent government decisions could compromise Botswana as a preferred mining destination

     16th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recent decision by the Botswana government to directly award the tender to construct units 7 and 8 at Morupule B to a South Korea-based firm came as a blow to Botswana’s own local companies.  The appointed company has no operations in Botswana and has not previously invested anything in the... 

Sam Shoemaker brings strategic mine planning expertise to Maptek

     15th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining technology provider Maptek announced today that Sam Shoemaker has joined the Maptek North American office as a Principal Engineer to further develop their resource estimation and long range strategic mine planning capabilities. Shoemaker comes to Maptek with more than 30 years of mining... 

Pump & Abrasion’s New CURVE Range to Revolutionise Slurry Pump Industry

     14th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies has taken the exciting and bold step of designing and manufacturing a new range of slurry pumps tailored specifically for the needs of the market. The CURVE range has been officially launched on South African soil at the 2016... 

Pump & Abrasion’s New CURVE Range to Revolutionise Slurry Pump Industry

Undertaking Mining Projects in Africa

     14th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa is a diverse and varied continent with a melting pot of people, cultures, languages and systems of law. While the continent's mineral endowment would hold high potential for growth in the mining sector and associated infrastructure, the last three years have seen a decline in commodity... 

Undertaking Mining Projects in Africa

Rough and tough operation, FAW tippers are up to the task

     13th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dust, dirt, loose sand and corrugated roads are ‘all in a day’s work’ for the fleet of FAW 28.280FD 6X4 tippers operating on the andalusite operation of Imerys Refractories (Pty) Ltd at the Rhino Mine site near Thabazimbi in Limpopo Province. Fleet operator and contractor on the project, Willie... 

ExxonMobil Helps Mining Company Save Estimated USD $4.2M with Industrial Grease

     13th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mobilith SHC™ 220 proven to reduce maintenance costs and improve efficiency Mining company safely extended equipment bearing life by 43% Mobil lindustrial and commercial vehicle lubricants designed to help optimise mine site operations The introduction of ExxonMobil’s high performance synthetic... 

Industry leaders attending the DMCC Precious Metals Forum in Accra, call on airlines and associations to ban the hand-carriage of gold

     13th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over 130 industry delegates descended on Ghana’s capital Accra on 7 September, to attend DMCC’s second Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum held at the Kempinski Hotel.   Government ministers, regulators, mining industry professionals, security experts, airlines, logistics facilitators and... 

Industry leaders attending the DMCC Precious Metals Forum in Accra, call on airlines and associations to ban the hand-carriage of gold

Developing Skills for the Global Market

     13th September 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Skilled workforces and training strategies are the key to successful commercial development for operating companies, training organisations and governments working in a challenging market such as the global resources and civil construction sectors. With over two decades of experience in the... 

Developing Skills for the Global Market
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