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40 Year Legacy Stands Mbe Minerals In Good Stead

     Updated 4 hours ago MBE Minerals South Africa, with a legacy of over 40 years on the African continent, will share its technology capabilities and services with visitors to BAUMA ConExpo. Managing director, Johannes Kottman explains that the company is focused on providing a complete technical solution to the mining... 

World’s biggest telehandler now in Australia

     Updated 4 hours ago At a massive 45 tonnes the Magni HTH 45.14 is the world’s biggest telehandler, and it’s available in Australia. The monstrous machine is being distributed locally by Magni Telehandlers Australia, who are bringing a range of the specialist machines to the domestic market. Magni Telehandlers... 

World’s biggest telehandler now in Australia

Zambian communities sue copper mining giant in English High Court

     Updated 4 hours ago 1800 Zambian villagers are taking legal action in the High Court in London against UK based mining giant Vedanta Resources Plc and Konkola Copper Mines after they claim their water sources and farming land were poisoned from the copper mining operations of both companies. The 1,800 are members of... 

Mining Entrepreneur, Daphne Mashile Nkosi Bags Prestigious Award

     Updated 4 hours ago Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, a South African award-winning mining entrepreneur, has been recognised with the 2015 Africa Female Business Leader of the Year Award. Mashile-Nkosi, Executive chairperson of Kalagadi Manganese, received the award and a certificate of recognition from The African Leadership... 

Mining Entrepreneur, Daphne Mashile Nkosi Bags Prestigious Award

Dutch Funding To Scale Up Mineral Trade In The Great Lakes Region

iTSCi and Pact are delighted to welcome confirmation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands (MFA) on funding for a three-year project to achieve “Scaling up Mineral Trade” in the Great Lakes region of central Africa. Funding will support activities of Pact, the implementing... 

Servitrade, an AMECO company, contributes to Mozambique’s development by training local citizens.

ServiTrade, headquartered in Maputo, provides fleet services, construction equipment, tools, site services and asset management solutions across multiple industries and government agencies across Mozambique.  Acquired by AMECO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation, in 2012, ServiTrade... 

Servitrade, an AMECO company, contributes to Mozambique’s development by training local citizens.

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Coal 2015 brief

This ten-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African coal markets and the role of coal in South Africa’s economy, with a particular focus on the role of coal in the generation of electricity. 

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Coal 2015 brief

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Iron-Ore 2015 brief

This six-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including details of the global and South African iron-ore markets, as well as prospects for the secto 

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Iron-Ore 2015 brief

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Platinum 2015 brief

This seven-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the platinum industry over the past 12 months, including industry restructuring, mechanisation and automation, supply and demand, and the outlook for the sector. 

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Platinum 2015 brief

Comprehensive Training Programmes Ensure Learners Entering The Market Are Competent And Proficient

The ultimate goal of any training programme should be to equip the learner with the necessary knowledge, skills and ability required to perform their job in a safe, proficient and productive manner. Extrapolating on-site experience has allowed the Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy at... 

Comprehensive Training Programmes Ensure Learners Entering The Market Are Competent And Proficient

Worleyparsons Makes Progress On Design Engineering Contract For Kpone Ipp In Ghana

WorleyParsons is making progress on a design engineering contract to provide concept design, detail design, procurement support, construction and commissioning support to Group Five Power International, the Engineer Procurement  & Construction contractor on the Kpone Independent Power Plant... 

Worleyparsons Makes Progress On Design Engineering Contract For Kpone Ipp In Ghana

DRA Pacific and BGC Contracting form Joint Venture

DRA Pacific and BGC Contracting have announced the formation of a joint venture offering an extensive range of services to the Australian mining industry.  The new entity, called DRA BGC JV, will be a one-stop-shop delivering a full suite of services, including engineering, procurement,... 

Wood Mackenzie analysis of value creation in mining sector reveals long term divergence between copper and gold producers

Following the recent announcement by the Chinese central bank of a seemingly underwhelming 57% increase in gold reserves, the gold price plunged to below US$1100 per ounce ($/oz) amidst a broader commodities sell-off. Wood Mackenzie data suggest these price levels put approximately 10% of gold... 

Aurora College and the Mine Training Society Expand Simulator Training Programme

Aurora College and the Mine Training Society in Yellowknife, Canada, will soon receive advanced CYBERMINE high fidelity training simulators to prepare for the employment and training needs of the three major diamond mines in the Northwest Territories. These mines, namely Rio Tinto’s Diavik, De... 

Aurora College and the Mine Training Society Expand Simulator Training Programme

Flexicon conduit systems offer superior cable protection for solar PV installations

The search for options for renewable energy generation in industrial processes is gaining momentum, and globally there has been a significant uptake of solar photovoltaic systems.  This is partly due to the declining costs of PV installations and partly in response to increasing electricity... 

Flexicon conduit systems offer superior cable protection for solar PV installations

Dassault Systèmes Releases GEOVIA Surpac 6.7 with Significant Performance Increases and Improved Processing for Block Modeling and Resource Estimation

Dassault Systèmes announced the release of the latest version of GEOVIA Surpac, the world’smost popular geology and mine planning software. Surpac 6.7 features design improvements for grade estimation and vast increases in the processing speed of block models. Surpac 6.7 helps users to optimize... 

Atlas Copco strikes again with new Diamondback drill rig Safer, more versatile drilling rig to be showcased at Jubilee

Drillers get the rig they need faster with the new Atlas Copco Diamondback drilling rig with optional sliding-angle mast and enhanced safety features. The rig’s bolt-on modular components – a new concept in rig design – shorten lead time while making it a truly multipurpose rig. See it for the... 

Atlas Copco strikes again with new Diamondback drill rig Safer, more versatile drilling rig to be showcased at Jubilee

Alex Gardiner appointed Minetec’s General Manager, South Africa

Minetec, a division of Codan Limited, today announced that Alex Gardiner has been appointed General Manager of Minetec RSA Pty Ltd. “Alex has a track record of success in the mining and exploration sectors, which makes him a great addition to the Minetec team,” said Rory Linehan, Minetec’s... 

New Holland Construction at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

New Holland Construction, in collaboration with its South African distributor MB Plant SA, will be present for the second year running at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles that... 

New Holland Construction at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Gold 2015 brief

This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the gold industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the South African gold market, including labour- and electricity-related challenges and prospects for the sector. 

Creamer Media publishes Real Economy Insight: Gold 2015 brief

Hitachi Pushes The Boundaries

The release of Hitachi’s new ZW-5 wheel loaders has seen the range extend significantly upwards in capacity, bringing the efficiency and reliability of Hitachi wheel loaders to large quarries and the lower end of the mining market. The biggest model in the range is the 397kW ZW550-5, with an... 

Hitachi Pushes The Boundaries

Weba Chute Systems Can Result In A Substantial Reduction In Maintenance Costs In Minerals Processing Sector

A conveyor belt can account for up to 60% of the maintenance cost of a bulk materials handling plant. This means that the cost implications of constant replacement due to wear can be significantly higher than the original investment. “Maintenance outlay in the minerals processing sector can be... 

Weba Chute Systems Can Result In A Substantial Reduction In Maintenance Costs In Minerals Processing Sector

Virtual reality saving lives in SA’s platinum mining sector

South Africa is world-renowned for clawing mineral wealth from the earth, often at depths that are unequalled anywhere else in the world. Working at these great depths means physical discomfort and danger - all risks that have to be considered and planned for. Ultimately, it is the combination of... 

Technology drives the future of mining

Mining may be a highly industrial endeavour that hasn’t changed dramatically over the decades, but sophisticated new technologies are starting to play ever-greater roles in improving productivity and miner safety. In the future, the mining houses that are deploying the latest technology in the... 

GAF to implement its eMC+ electronic Mining Cadastre framework in Burkina Faso

GAF AG is pleased to announce the award of a contract to support the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Ouagadougou in establishing a new computerised mining cadastre and registry system in Burkina Faso. The overall project objective is to improve governance in the mining sector by establishing a... 

Wescoal and NUMSA reach 2015/16 wage agreement

Wescoal has successfully negotiated the annual wage agreement with NUMSA announcing a 7% increase in basic salaries effective Acting CEO Waheed Sulaiman says good relations between the parties is reflected in the agreement which also sees the introduction of medical benefits for all employees... 

It Pays To Reduce Toc

Achieving the lowest total ownership cost on plant and equipment is essential to the profitability of any operation. Centrifugal slurry pumps lie at the heart of many operations in mineral processing, tailings and sand and gravel applications. Amongst the various  pump manufacturers in the... 

It Pays To Reduce Toc

Dassault Systèmes Names Raoul Jacquand CEO of GEOVIA 
New Leadership to Drive the “Virtual Planet” Brand

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced that Raoul Jacquand has been named CEO of its GEOVIA brand. He is responsible for managing and developing GEOVIA’s business and... 

Eunomix Research Launches Comprehensive Beneficiation Research Series

Eunomix Research, the South Africa-based research arm of strategic advisory firm Eunomix, today launched its beneficiation research series. The series seeks to contribute to policy by filling some of the current critical gaps in the beneficiation debate. The series includes a combination of... 

Safety and productivity fuel growth in vehicle-related technology investment in North American mines

Mining companies across North America are focusing their investments towards a range of vehicle-related technologies in the next two years, finds Timetric’s Mining Intelligence Center. In a recently conducted survey, respondents were asked to outline their attitudes and plans towards investing in... 

Grp Cooling Towers Crucial In Aggressive Chemical Processing

Glass-reinforced plastic is prevailing over traditional concrete, steel and wood as the most suitable primary cooling tower material in mining processes involving aggressive chemical solutions. Says Roger Rusch, CEO of IWC, “Over the past 30 years, GRP materials have been utilised as secondary... 

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