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Training on the move with Atlas Copco RCS Mobile Trailer

     29th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique has invested in a RCS (Rig Control System) Mobile Trailer to make training more accessible, convenient and affordable by taking it to the customer’s doorstep. RSC is all about faster fault detection, lower maintenance costs and enhanced rig... 

Specialised dewatering solutions from Franklin Electric

     29th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Franklin Electric is utilising their commitment to and understanding of complex dewatering applications together with cutting-edge scientific methodologies to offer specialised dewatering solutions in South Africa that are 40% - 80% more cost effective than any other on the local market.... 

Mining new discoveries with Weir Minerals

     29th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The world is ever-changing; from technology to education, health to politics, manufacturing to mining, change is pervasive and demands adaptation. With declining ore grade and low commodity prices, the mining industry has had to adapt to stay competitive. As merger and acquisitions opportunities... 

Major mining contractor MCC Plant to take to auction stock valued at over R70 million

     27th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 30 March 2017, MCC Plant will take to auction a wide selection of yellow metal equipment valued at over R70 million.   The auction comes following a full review of plant equipment by MCC, in line with a strategic move by the company to undertake bold steps to realign its portfolio and core... 

Major mining contractor MCC Plant to take to auction stock valued at over R70 million

New Curve™ Pump Proves Its Capability In Market Application

     24th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled their new CURVE™ range of pumps in September 2016.  Among the first South African companies to adopt this new technology was Hernic Ferrochrome who currently plans to retrofit all the pumps at their OB-Plant to the CURVE™ range. The conversion... 

New Curve™ Pump Proves Its Capability In Market Application

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

     24th March 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

Women Investing in Infrastructure packs a punch for gender equality

     22nd March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Three influential female captains of industry have established Women Investing in Infrastructure (WIiI), a company to fast-track equal gender opportunities in infrastructure development across the African continent. WIiI aims to improve the quality of women’s lives by investing and participating... 

Women Investing in Infrastructure packs a punch for gender equality

EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution

     22nd March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Delivering relevant data to optimise profit Overview: The EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution is the key to smarter, profit boosting equipment. Providing machine and operator performance directly to the decision makers, in real-time. Now more than ever mines are looking at ways to increase... 

Electricity 2017: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)

     20th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A lack of adequate electricity supply in recent years has had a negative impact on the South African economy. Power shortages have hindered economic growth and negatively affected business confidence. Generation capacity issues were at the heart of the electricity supply woes, but a strong... 

 Electricity 2017: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)

It’s business as usual only better, as Atlas Copco Mining & Rock Excavation Technique enters a new era

     17th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As of 1 January 2018, Atlas Copco will grow into two separate global groups of companies. The split will provide the best growth opportunities for both listed companies with Atlas Copco focusing on the industrial market and the new company (NewCo) dedicated to the mining and civil engineering... 

Commercial innovation is paramount

     17th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For Rosond, the 2017 edition of the Mining Indaba highlighted the importance of commercial innovation, says Ricardo Cravo Ribeiro, Operations Director at Rosond. With around 70-80% of the cost of most jobs going on labour, Rosond looks to remain competitive through efficiencies that include... 

Commercial innovation is paramount

Symposium Mines Guinea

     14th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Now in its 5th edition, Symposium Mines Guinea organised by the Ministry of Mines and Geology, in partnership with AME Trade Ltd, is firmly established as the largest mining event in West Africa and will take place from 9 – 11 May 2017, in Conakry, Republic of Guinea. 

Symposium Mines Guinea

Drought Proof Australia….. Build the Nation 

     14th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The story is contributed by Warwick Lorenz, Managing Director of Australian Pump Industries.  Lorenz is a veteran of the water industry having been drafted out of an advertising and journalist’s career at what was the old Tutt Bryant Group into managing its water pump manufacturing division,... 

Drought Proof Australia….. Build the Nation

Mr Business Executive, are you tired of NO from your IT Department?

     13th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital transformation is accelerating the evolution of business activities; processes; competencies and models to fully leverage digital modernisation and impact across customers strategically. This enables innovation. In the business world, many organisations are bursting with great ideas and... 

Mr Business Executive, are you tired of NO from your IT Department?

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

     9th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s largest power and electricity show - Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary. The show welcomes over 7000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. Taking place in Johannesburg South Africa, this is a... 

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

MICROMINE held its first training course at UMMC Technical University

     9th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICROMINE Russia has held their first training course at the UMMC Technical University (UMMC TU) in Ekaterinburg. The training, which ran from February 27th to March 3rd, was focused on teaching students and faculty about open pit planning and mining operations support using MICROMINE’s Pitram... 

What The Proposed Charter Holds For The Future Of The SA Mining Industry (If There Is One?)

     8th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The legal foundation for the Mining Charter lies in Section 100(2)(a) of the Minerals and Petroleum Development Act (the MPRDA) whereby the Minister of Mineral Resources: “..must … develop a broadbased socioeconomic empowerment Charter that will set the framework for targets and time table for... 

MICROMINE Russia is proud to sponsor the finalists at the 2017 Case-In International Engineering Championships.

     8th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICROMINE Russia announced they would be sponsoring an additional place at this year’s Case-In International Engineering Championships. The purpose of the Championship is to identify and support the most promising students in the fields of mining, electric power, exploration, metallurgy and oil... 

Maptek delivers innovative smaller, lighter, faster, mining-tough laser scanners

     8th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today, Maptek is proud to announce our third generation I-Site XR3 and LR3 laser scanners. Smaller and lighter, the new models offer significant improvement in range capability while retaining the reliability and usability we are known for. When Maptek first released I-Site Studio software 18... 

Maptek delivers innovative smaller, lighter, faster, mining-tough laser scanners

Floor Grating – Where Engineering Makes The Difference

     7th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Walkways can be aptly described as the ‘arteries’ of most minerals beneficiation and industrial plants, providing functional access while bearing substantial loads and allowing air and light into working areas. It is essential that the floor grating used for such walkways be well engineered to... 

Floor Grating – Where Engineering Makes The Difference

Mining operation achieves impressive safety record

     6th March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Two underground diamond drilling sites, both part of mining industry leader ROSOND (Pty) Ltd, have achieved impressive safety records of five years of “zero harm”. Amandelbult Dishaba Underground Diamond Drilling, near Thabazimbi in the Limpopo province, achieved this milestone at the end of last... 

Mining operation achieves impressive safety record

MICROMINE will showcase the latest version of Geobank at PDAC 2017!

     3rd March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading provider of software solutions and services to the exploration and mining sector, MICROMINE, previewed the latest version of its superior data management solution, Geobank 2017, at the PDAC Convention, 5-8 March 2016, Toronto, Canada. Dallas Araneda, MICROMINE Canada Regional Manager,... 

Kobus Burger appointed a technical director of JG Afrika

     1st March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kobus Burger has been appointed as a technical director of JG Afrika, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy. With a total of 31 years’ of experience, Burger’s list of achievements includes his involvement in numerous projects throughout southern Africa designing a... 

Kobus Burger appointed a technical director of JG Afrika

Rosnedra Central Committee for Solid Mineral Deposit Development (Central Committee) partners with Micromine.

     1st March 2017 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Central Committee is the governing body for deposit development projects, located in Moscow Russia. In compliance with the Central Committee a mining must submit deposits prior to commencement of a project to the committee for final approval. The globally Committee activities are... 

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,... 

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