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CBM-TEC 2016 brings top speakers to Kitwe showgrounds

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / With the third edition of the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) now just weeks away, conference speakers and delegates will be tackling head-on the real issues facing Zambian mining. From fiscal policy to power generation for mining, to local content development and value... 

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/ 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... 

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Mogalakwena Mine and Community Benefits from High-Fidelity Simulators

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Employees of Anglo American’s Mogalakwena platinum mine in Limpopo Province, as well as the surrounding community, are reaping the benefits of the mine’s high-fidelity, simulator-training programme. The mine has recently purchased another CYBERMINE Full Mission Simulator (FMS) from ThoroughTec... 

Mogalakwena Mine and Community Benefits from High-Fidelity Simulators

Unexplored regions in Africa await junior miners

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / An empty pipeline in mining is a problem, and should be a major worry to industry and governments, and is an issue that will be hotly debated at the upcoming 2016 Junior Indaba on 1-2 June at The Country Club, Auckland Park in Johannesburg. Junior Miners continue to search Africa for lucrative... 

Creamer Media publishes Gold 2016: A review of South Africa's gold sector research report

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s Gold 2016 report reviews the global gold market, with a particular focus on the South African gold sector, including issues such as supply, labour, and electricity shortages, as well as major and smaller mining companies with operations in South Africa. 

Creamer Media publishes  Gold 2016: A review of South Africa's gold sector research report

Thembelani Mine and partners donates school shoes before winter season to Rustenburg learners

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Anglo American Platinum’s Thembelani Mine puts school shoes on the feet of three hundred and thirty eight underprivileged learners from Rustenburg to give them pride to go to school and warmth during the upcoming winter season.   As part of the company’s Social & Labour Plans projects, education... 

Fluor South Africa Volunteers Pack over 10 000 meals for Ikageng AIDS Ministry in Soweto

By: Yolande Botes / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fluor volunteers recently packed more than 10 000 Stop Hunger Now hunger relief meals in support of Ikageng AIDS Ministry in Soweto. The Ikageng Ministry is a nonprofit organization that cares for more than 900 orphaned and vulnerable children affected by HIV and AIDS around the Soweto area.... 

Fluor South Africa Volunteers Pack over 10 000 meals for Ikageng AIDS Ministry in Soweto

Abaque™ Series Peristaltic (Hose) Pumps Ideal Solution for Toughest Mining Applications

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Oakbrook Terrace a Dover company and a global leader in the manufacture of pumps, systems and related flow-control solutions, is pleased to announce that new models of its Abaque™ Series Peristaltic (Hose) Pumps have been specifically designed to meet the challenging requirements of the mining... 

Abaque™ Series Peristaltic (Hose) Pumps Ideal Solution for Toughest Mining Applications

New Mining Charter has many shortcomings, especially for communities

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Although aimed at reducing the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBE) shortcomings of the current Mining Charter, the revised Charter gazetted on 15 April 2016 fails in two vital ways, according to the Bench Marks Foundation.   It does not adequately address the drastic imbalance between... 

Home-grown Value Addition

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Weatherly is a London-based resources company active in Namibia, producing copper from the Otjihase, Matchless and Tschudi  operations in Namibia, with more prospects still under development and exploration. Tschudi is the most recent mine in the Weatherly stable to be put into operation, having... 

Easy Going Between A Rock And Hard Place

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Working next to the main haul road of a well-known iron ore mine and sequencing construction activity around its blasting programme are just two of challenges Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has to overcome on one of its current contracts. However, this leading South African construction company,... 

Easy Going Between A Rock And Hard Place

Hexagon Mining Opens Minequest 2016

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Hexagon Mining today opens MineQuest 2016, its global user event series, in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Shaping the Digital Mine is the theme of the event and featured prominently in President, Hélio Samora’s opening address to attendees. “Shaping the Digital Mine embodies our goal of creating safer,... 

Three pillars approach consolidates company’s offering

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Hexagon Mining today introduces a Services organization to help customers get the most from their technology investment. Hexagon Mining Services aligns all services under the three pillars of Deployment, Training, and Consulting. The three pillars approach aims to help mines continuously improve... 

Hippo high voltage submersible pump wins prestigious SAFA award

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / HAZLETON PUMPS won the top award at the annual South African Flameproof Association’s Simposium that was held at Khaya iBhubesi in the Free State on 29 October 2015. The award ceremony took place during the prestigious gala dinner during which SAFA recognised companies and indivuduals for their... 

Hippo high voltage submersible pump wins prestigious SAFA award
Mr. Thys Wehmeyer receiving the SAFA award for the Most Innovative Product or Engineer Solution of the Year 2015

School Governing Bodies Visit De Beers, Venetia Mine

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / On Friday, 15 April 2016 beneficiaries of the De Beers Teacher Subvention Programme visited De Beers, Venetia Mine. The Teacher Subvention Programme funds fifty-six additional educators and administrators for three local schools in Musina (Messina Primary School, Musina High School and Eric Louw... 

School Governing Bodies Visit De Beers, Venetia Mine

Volvo CE Signs Machine Control Integration Agreement with Trimble

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Trimble and Volvo CE announced today an integration agreement focusing on establishing a Trimble 3D machine control solution that will seamlessly integrate with Volvo Dig Assist 2D machine control on Volvo excavators. The announcement was made at bauma 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for... 

Creamer Media publishes Iron-Ore 2016: A review of the iron-ore sector research report

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s Iron-Ore 2016 report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market, with particular reference to supply, demand, trade and pricing. It provides not only information on the major global iron-ore producing companies and other significant producers but also an overview of South... 

Creamer Media publishes Iron-Ore 2016: A review of the iron-ore sector research report

Hycontrol Launch Dedicated Silo Safety & Protection Website

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Redditch, UK– level measurement specialists Hycontrol have launched a new website designed specifically to provide guidance to prevent over-pressurisation of storage silos during the delivery of powdered products. The site, www.siloprotection.com, features in-depth explanations about the causes... 

Sandvik Launches New Generation Of Composite Rollers

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Sandvik HR185, the latest generation all-composite roller, is a low-weight, low-noise innovation that answers customers’ needs for a superior conveyor component. The new composite rollers deliver significantly more value than competing steel rollers, from lower cost to corrosion resistance in wet... 

Port of Richards Bay Celebrates 40 Years

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s premier bulk port commemorated its 40th anniversary on Friday, 1st April, with further celebratory events planned for the remainder of the milestone year. The Port of Richards Bay was established in 1976 and – despite being one of the “newcomers” to the industry – has expanded to... 

Port of Richards Bay Celebrates 40 Years

RTS Africa Inertial Spin Filters find their niche in underground mining – offering an effective, low maintenance solution to hazardous dust build-up

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / The mining environment faces constant challenges from heavy dust loads generated by the mining process. These include health risks to underground mining personnel, damage to electrical equipment, and increasingly rigorous environmental legislation. The problem is exacerbated by mine ventilation... 

RTS Africa Inertial Spin Filters find their niche in underground mining – offering an effective, low maintenance solution to hazardous dust build-up

Innovations For The Mining Industry: Ibs Presents New Products At Bauma 2016 – Hall C2, Stand 302.

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Bischofsheim/Rhön, Germany, 16th February 2016 – the development face in underground mining can be a dangerous and uncomfortable place of work – risks to the miners include gas explosions, gas and rock outbursts, dust, heat, humidity or any combination thereof.  IBS, together with the newly... 

Managing mining costs requires bravery

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / The central theme to conversations held in the mining sector today is commodities.  This was the view held by delegates at the 2016 Joburg Indaba breakfast seminar at the Johannesburg Country Club, in Auckland Park this morning.   Continuing to engage in critical conversations on the South... 

Managing mining costs requires bravery

Tharisa’s second quarter mining and processing at steady state levels on an annualised basis

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Highlights for the three months ended 31 March 2016 • Reef mined exceeding the annualised steady state required run rate of 4.8 Mtpa • Mill throughput performing at nameplate design capacity • Contained PGM production on a 6E basis met steady state production level Tharisa, South Africa’s only... 

Improved mine planning software in spring

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / New Model Interpolation Tool, enhanced functionality in QAQC, and updates in MineSight 3D Hexagon Mining today introduces a bundled update of its mine planning software, MineSight. A new tool for model interpolation, a major usability update for QAQC, and MS3D improvements feature in the spring... 

Local Pds Technology Leads The Drive

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Lack of knowledge when it comes to legal compliance of Pedestrian Detection Systems (PDS) is not a good enough excuse. Access to information is fairly simple and for those that need a more in-depth understanding Booyco Electronics is well positioned to assist with the application of this... 

Local Pds Technology Leads The Drive

Pipe Launders Make Their Way To Chrome

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Multotec’s pipe launders are well known in the mineral sands and iron-ore mining industries. The polyvinyl chloride pipe launders have proved their worth in these arduous applications for many years, significantly outperforming their steel rubber-lined counterparts. Now, chrome producers are... 

Pipe Launders Make Their Way To Chrome

Two Heavy Lifts On Mine Site Completed In 11 Days By Johnson Crane Hire

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Working with two customers on the same project site and on the same massive piece of machinery enabled both companies to achieve significant savings in both time and cost. This is according to Johnson Crane Hire who was contracted to undertake heavy lifts for both Tenova and EMC Engineering at... 

Two Heavy Lifts On Mine Site Completed In 11 Days By Johnson Crane Hire

Schneider Electric introduces “out of the box” OEE solution for mining

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the launch of “OEE in a Box”, an innovative, out-of-the-box, consultant-led optimisation solution designed to help mining companies identify and break the key production bottlenecks that are constraining... 

Schneider Electric introduces “out of the box” OEE solution for mining

Oral Fluid Testing in the Mining Industry

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / What is your ratio of presumptive positive drug tests with confirmed negative tests? If your answer is higher than you would like, you are sending too many samples to undergo confirmatory testing. The MultiSTAT has changed drug testing forever. Randox Toxicology has created an automated analyser... 

Oral Fluid Testing in the Mining Industry

Dynamic response of ore skips during loading

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / Since the use of Discrete Element Modelling has become standard in the Bulk Materials Handling industry, it has become possible to calculate realistic loading conditions. To take advantage of this, the problem of skip response during filling is revisited. Recently WorleyParsons RSA was required... 

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