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Increased safety in underground drilling with Atlas Copco’s new Diamec Smart series

Atlas Copco introduces core drilling rigs that eliminates many of the hazardous operations for mines involved in underground core drilling. The risk of handling inner tubes and drill rods, while extracting core samples, is a well-known problem for drillers around the world. Despite safety... 

New financial provision regulations under NEMA

Company Announcement - The Purpose of the Regulations The purpose of the Regulations is described as follows: 

Scant redress systems in place for communities bulldozed by government

Communities who arm themselves with knowledge and information and work together to protect their interests are clearly a threat to the government and mining companies, says the Bench Marks Foundation. “Feedback received from communities at the Alternative Mining Indaba in Cape Town describe... 

Rectify power problems in even the harshest conditions with CVT technology Marco Da Silva, Managing Director of Power Solutions, The Jasco Group

Consistently high standards of power delivery has been a commodity that the majority of organisations have taken for granted; until recent years. However, the reality is that even when supplied power is available and is seemingly stable, there are still minor variations that can occur that are... 

Rectify power problems in even the harshest conditions with CVT technology Marco Da Silva, Managing Director of Power Solutions, The Jasco Group

Online Mining Auction Industry Booms

In a year characterized by cost pressures and commodity price decreases, 2015 was remembered by many in South Africa’s struggling mining industry as a year of technology adoption. Mines were forced to find new ways to secure revenue and one such means of generating much needed income was the... 

Tanzania LNG project makes progress

Tanzania has opened 2016 as a serious contender to Mozambique Gas reserves, and the banter of 2015, pitting the two countries together in a race to come on stream first. Recent Tanzania market developments include: 

The impact of BEPS on the global mining industry – Start preparing now, says Deloitte

Much of the public debate on BEPS has focussed on technology and consumer businesses, but the project will have a profound impact on mining groups, says a new report from Deloitte. The BEPS project, with its 15 ‘Actions’, seeks to bring the international tax system up to date, with a proposed... 

Creamer Media publishes Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry research report

Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic empowerment; competition; the... 

Creamer Media publishes Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry research report

Mining Charter III – A Way Forward

South Africa’s mining industry has long been one of the economy’s most visible drivers but more recently regulatory uncertainty, labour strife, the lack of a social compact between the government, labour and business, an accelerated global downturn in commodity prices and a move towards increased... 

Mining Charter III – A Way Forward

Record exports through South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal made at expense of smaller rivals, IHS says

Exports of South African thermal coal through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) hit a record 75.4 million tonnes (mt) in 2015, an increase of approximately 4 mt above 2014 levels.  However, this will not translate into an equivalent rise in the country’s total exports, says IHS (NYSE: IHS),... 

Access To Quality Diesel Engine Replacement Parts Reduces Downtime And Maintenance Costs For The Mining Sector

The growing cost of maintenance, especially with the current exchange rate issues, has spurred the growth of low cost, low quality spurious replacement parts. Andrew Yorke, director at Metric Automotive Engineering, says that this is especially true in those sectors, such as earthmoving and... 

Access To Quality Diesel Engine Replacement Parts Reduces Downtime And Maintenance Costs For The Mining Sector

Smarter mining analysis with Oxford Instruments at Investing in African Mining Indaba™

Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of X-ray fluorescence analysers for mining and exploration professionals worldwide, along with its partner United Scientific (Pty) Ltd, will show its range of products at Investing in African Mining Indaba™, Cape Town, 8-11 February. The Oxford Instruments... 

Smarter mining analysis with Oxford Instruments at Investing in African Mining Indaba™

Konecranes – 106 years on

Konecranes, today one of the top crane and hoist companies in the world, started off from humble beginnings in an old stable in the suburbs of Helsinki, Finland, in 1910. The history of the company is a rich and varied one, with the company growing into a major player in the world’s crane... 

Minequest Lineup Takes Shape

Presentations/workshops highlight integrated solutions for the digital mine A compelling lineup of engaging presentations unveiled by Hexagon Mining today is heightening anticipation for this year’s MineQuest. The latest in mine planning software combined with innovations in fleet management,... 

Multotec Rubber To Market Citic Steel Mill Liners In Africa

Multotec Rubber has concluded an agreement with CITIC Heavy Industries to market its steel liners in Africa. This is a significant move by CITIC as Multotec Rubber has an extensive representative footprint on the continent and this, together with its value add services, will see the footprint of... 

Multotec Rubber To Market Citic Steel Mill Liners In Africa

Creamer Media publishes Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry research report

Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic empowerment; competition; the... 

Creamer Media publishes Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry research report

South Africa falls behind the pack on Mine Safety Legislation

Once again the South African mining community has been rocked by the tragic news of another fatal incident. It is saddening to see these incidents continuing to occur despite the level of industry and public awareness of the hazardous nature of the mining industry increasing over recent years.... 

ExecuJet is exhibiting at Mining Indaba

ExecuJet Africa, part of the ExecuJet Aviation group will be exhibiting at Mining Indaba, the world’s largest mining investment event, from February 8-11 in Cape Town, South Africa. ExecuJet will be showcasing its full suite of business aviation services, including aircraft management, helicopter... 

ExecuJet is exhibiting at Mining Indaba

Revolutionary Sorting Decision from leading Southern African diamond mine pays off

A leading southern African diamond mine famous for its large, top quality diamonds, reports success with the two IMS Engineering Steinert X-Ray transmission sorters that are being used in the Final Recovery Plant of the mine.  These are the first XRT Sorters to be used in Final Recovery of any... 

Revolutionary Sorting Decision from leading Southern African diamond mine pays off

ZEISS Launches MinSCAN Mine-site Automated Mineralogy Solution at SME Annual Conference & Expo 2016

ZEISS announces it will be launching the MinSCAN mine-site automated mineralogy solution at SME Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) 2016, which takes place February 21-24, 2016, at the Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, Arizona. Also on display at Booth # 411 will be ZEISS Axio Imager.A2m... 

How The Right Coupling Can Increase Safety And Reliability In Mines And Quarries

Choosing the right coupling for your mine or quarry is probably more critical than you think. Typically applied on key capital plant, such as grinding mills, crushers, conveyors and walking draglines, reliability of your coupling is essential for maintaining high levels of production. Couplings... 

How The Right Coupling Can Increase Safety And Reliability In Mines And Quarries

Minergy scoops leading coal professional as CEO

“We are pleased to have Andre on board. His expertise and knowledge of the coal market is vast and we believe that he will add tremendous value to our southern African investment projects,” says Claude de Bruin, Executive Director of Minergy.  Bojé is no stranger to the coal market, having... 

Minergy scoops leading coal professional as CEO

Baker & McKenzie further expands corporate/M&A practice in Johannesburg

In January 2016, Karen Roets joins leading global law firm, Baker & McKenzie in their Johannesburg office.  Karen has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of mining law and focuses on all corporate as well as business development and operations related activities, including corporate... 

Easy to use and to maintain: TAKRAF introduces its series of primary and secondary sizers

With hundreds of complete systems, as well as individual machines, having been supplied to clients all over the world, Tenova TAKRAF is a key supplier of equipment and systems for open pit mining and bulk handling. The international company offers innovative technological solutions as well as... 

Kazakh Mines Sign Deals With Hexagon Mining

Hexagon Mining increases its presence in Kazakhstan after signing deals with two prominent mine sites, Bozshakol and Aktogay. Both greenfield sites are owned and operated by KAZ Minerals, a high-growth copper company focused on large-scale, low-cost open pit mining. See Bozshakol’s use of Hexagon... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Projects in Progress - Second Edition

Creamer Media’s second edition of its African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 report tracks project developments taking place across various mining sectors on the continent, including coal, copper, gold, iron-ore, platinum and uranium.  

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Projects in Progress - Second Edition

Price decline exposing productivity flaws in mining

South Africa’s mining industry is facing rising employment costs and a crucial question regarding sustainability. The average employee’s earnings have increased almost 200% since 2005, or 11% every year. Even with the fall in commodity prices since 2011, wages since then have still grown by 43%... 

Atlas Copco shares technology expertise with Wits Mining Engineering students

Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique shared valuable practical information on the diverse and fascinating field of mining with 33 final year BSc Mining Engineering Honours students from the University of the Witwatersrand on 29 September 2015. “South Africa’s mining, industrial,... 

Atlas Copco shares technology expertise with Wits Mining Engineering students

VisionX 6.7″ 50 Watt LED Light Cannon Shines Over 800 Metres For Mining Industry

Shining 800 metres of usable light, VisionX Lighting raises the bar with the new 6.7″ 50 Watt vibration resistant Cannon LED for the mining industry. “From a single 50 watt luminous and IP68 waterproof rated LED, the 6,7” Cannon LED fires 800 metres of usable light (measured at 1 Lux), with more... 

VisionX 6.7″ 50 Watt LED Light Cannon Shines Over 800 Metres For Mining Industry

Creamer Media publishes Energy Roundup – December 2015 research report 

By: Creamer Media Reporter The December 2015 roundup includes details of State-owned utility Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion; South Africa’s ranking as an investment destination for renewable energy; and a nuclear expert’s thoughts on reactor designs for South Africa’s nuclear procurement programme, among... 

Creamer Media publishes Energy Roundup – December 2015 research report

Service Level Agreements Ensure Maximised Uptime And Throughput Of Screens

Several key issues can affect the life cycle and productivity of a screen and have an impact on the bottom line at minerals processing operations. These include the shortage of skills within the industry, which often results in sub-standard maintenance being performed. In addition, maintenance is... 

Service Level Agreements Ensure Maximised Uptime And Throughput Of Screens
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