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KPMG Mining Executive Forum

KPMG in South Africa is hosting the inaugural Mining Executive Forum on African soil on 9 and 10 September 2015. This two-day event provides mining executives with opportunities to network with peers and participate in industry-leader driven interactive and informative sessions. 

A fresh and integrated innovative approach to technical mining consulting services by VBKom

VBKom Consulting Engineers, known for its specialised bouquet of technical engineering and decision support consulting services, particularly to the mining sector, is launching its newly renamed seamless turnkey consulting expertise under the ‘VBKom’ umbrella.  

A fresh and integrated innovative approach to technical mining consulting services by VBKom

Top industry speakers at Electra Mining Botswana

Visitors to Electra Mining Botswana are expected to see a top line-up of industry speakers at the free-to-attend seminars taking place throughout the exhibition, which runs from 1-3 September at the Gaborone Fair Grounds in Gaborone.   Kabo Molimi, Client Relationship Manager at Rand Merchant... 

Creamer Media publishes Coal 2015: A review of South Africa's coal sector

Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the market, as well as various... 

Creamer Media publishes Coal 2015: A review of South Africa's coal sector

ABB to help increase productivity at LKAB’s Malmberget mine in Sweden

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order to supply a dual pinion high-speed ring-geared mill drive system for LKAB’s latest grinding circuit expansion at the Malmberget iron ore mine in Swedish Lappland. The RMD system is designed in a bypass configuration,... 

Khoemacau Operation in Botswana

The Sedgman Africa team has picked up again where it left off late last year with the Khoemacau operation in Botswana. After completing the Feasibility Study for Khoemacau’s Zone 5 Copper Mine 35km south west of Maun in Northern Botswana, the team has been awarded two studies which... 

Khoemac<u>a</u>u Operation in Botswana

New Maptek laser scanners boost underground survey

Underground mine operators can improve site safety and survey productivity with recent releases from Maptek. The updated I-Site 8200 laser scanners feature new tools and compatibility with Maptek Sentry surface tracking and Drive continuous survey systems. The I-Site 8200SR is a fast and accurate... 

New Maptek laser scanners boost underground survey

Shining Diamond Producer Opts For Osborn Crushers

A R6-million order awarded to Osborn for new crushers, including a modular jaw crusher plant, reflects the continued success of Botswana’s Karowe diamond mine, where a number of exceptional diamond recoveries have made headlines, as well as the outstanding quality and reputation of Osborn... 

Shining Diamond Producer Opts For Osborn Crushers

Increasing Product Throughput With Customised Crushing And Pumping Solutions From Weir Minerals

Weir Minerals Africa is able to offer a fit-for-purpose complete custom crushing solution which is engineered to customers’ specific application requirements. Significantly, Weir Minerals Africa is able to not only address the crushing plant requirements, but can also provide product solutions... 

Increasing Product Throughput With Customised Crushing And Pumping Solutions From Weir Minerals

Increasing Throughput And Decreasing Maintenance In The Iron Ore Sector

In a tightening economy the focus shifts to maximised return on investment. Increasing beneficiation process outputs whilst simultaneously adhering to safety regulations and minimising maintenance can be challenging. In order to sustain and ideally grow profitability and quality, processing... 

Increasing Throughput And Decreasing Maintenance In The Iron Ore Sector

Dust Second Only To Trees In Johannesburg

Johannesburg is known for its trees with the country's commercial capital being described as the biggest man-made forest in the world. It's fortunate that the city's founders decide to invest so heavily in greenery because Johannesburg is also, quite literally, a dustbowl. The mine dumps of the... 

Agricultural, mining, aluminium & a multi-million rand yacht to go on auction

Online is rapidly gaining traction as a more effective and efficient way to sell commoditised items as proven by South Africa's major mines in the last few years. However, for the first time on an SA auction, aluminium cathodes (160 tons) will join the online list coming direct form Skorpion Zinc... 

Peter Newman joins Datta Burton & Associates team as partner

Datta Burton & Associates, a young dynamic management consulting firm operating out of South Africa and Australia, has announced the appointment of Peter Newman as partner. Newman was appointed to guide the company’s growth by moulding its global and commercial approach as it expands into broader... 

Deswik software recognised for product innovation and excellence

Brisbane-based global mining software and consulting company Deswik has been announced as an ABA100 Winner for Product Innovation and Product Excellence in the Australian Business Awards 2015. Each year the ABA100 Winners are recognised through a variety of different award categories that... 

Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place from September 15 to 18 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre . If the premiere in 2013 is anything to go by, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 will... 

Caterpillar Collaborates with Arch Coal To Prove Semi-Autonomous Dozers

Caterpillar announces the successful use of advanced automation technology to enhance dozer productivity and safety while driving down cost per ton. Beginning in late 2011, Caterpillar and Arch Coal’s Thunder Basin Coal Company - Black Thunder mine partnered in the development and operation of... 

Caterpillar Collaborates with Arch Coal To Prove Semi-Autonomous Dozers

Junior Mining Companies Rising from the Ashes of a Four Year Fire Sale

As 2010 ended, so did a 10 year bull cycle for commodities.  That end, however, did not arrive with bells and whistles but evolved into a slow and painful downward march for junior mining companies; a march that has left most in an irreparable state. Since early 2011 the collective market value... 

Essel Group Middle East acquires Potash Mines in Eritrea

Essel Group Middle East owned company Interu Mining and Trading has acquired the Bada Potash Exploration License, located in Danakil Depression, Eritrea. Earlier this year, EGME had also acquired oil reserves in the sub-Saharan region. Interu Mining and Trading, DMCC has been granted the... 

Repeat Orders A Sign Of Customer Confidence At Kisladag

The mining industry is hard pushed globally to reduce operating costs. Therefore, repeat orders are a clear indication that a product is contributing towards lower total cost of ownership. “Reducing maintenance costs while increasing operational output requires skill, planning and the selection... 

Top supporting program to accompany IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa

The premiere of IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa is causing a buzz in the industry: Due to the high demand, the exhibition space has been extended. In addition, exhibition space has been made available in the outdoor area for those exhibitors with special requirements. The trade fair,... 

Eqstra adds the environmentally friendly, powerful Kobelco excavators to its best-in-class range

Considered to be the world’s most fuel efficient excavator technology, the Kobelco range of excavators, of up to 85 tons operating weight, is now available in South Africa from Eqstra Heavy Equipment (EHE), following the signing of an authorised partnership between EHE and Toyota Tsusho Africa... 

Eqstra and Link-Belt: Partnerships for life

“The appointment of Eqstra Industrial Equipment (“EIE”) as Link-Belt Construction Equipment’s distributor in South Africa along with 17 other countries across Africa is indicative of Link-Belt’s commitment to strengthening its presence in the local market,” said Link-Belt Cranes Near East... 

SDMO® rental range on display at Bauma Conexpo 2015: expert energy solutions for all applications

By: Yolande Botes SDMO®, the French market leader and the third largest generating set manufacturer worldwide, will present its new energy solutions, and especially products designed to meet the requirements of the rental and construction markets) in its stand T1.315 (outdoor area) at the Bauma Conexpo trade fair... 

Dust-A-Side’s Australian business going strong

Dust control manage-ment specialist Dust-A-Side (DAS) Australia recently signed an affiliate supply agreement, as part of its global framework agreement with diversified major Anglo American, which will see DAS Australia continuing to offer haul road management for 400 000 m2 of permanent haul-... 

Dust-A-Side’s Australian business going strong

One-stop shop for the core functionality needed daily by surveyors.

Hexagon Mining today launches HxM Surveyor, a range of programs designed to process all data produced by varied survey operations. The HxM Surveyor suite comprises HxM Surveyor Office and HxM Surveyor Adjust - tools that work in cohesion to streamline collection, adjustment, optimization,... 

Extreme Hoist Of Winder House Groundbreaking Point At Shondoni Mining Project

In January 2012 WorleyParsons RSA was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management services contract for the Shondoni Mining Project, part of a R15,3-billion project undertaken by Sasol Mining to replace three of its ageing coal mines in the Secunda area. Upon completion of... 

Worleyparsons Harnesses Integrated & Intelligent Design Engineering Systems

To manage the challenge facing the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction market of managing huge and complex projects within budget and on schedule under increasingly demanding conditions, WorleyParsons is harnessing integrated and intelligent design engineering systems. These systems have... 

Feeding The Five Thousand – Miners’ Meals Go Green – The “Packed Meal Problem” Resolved

The task of delivering up to five thousand meals every day for those doing one of the toughest jobs on the planet has been transformed with a simple switch to a sustainable new meal delivery tray from British company Bullseye Distributors. And this revolution in food quality and service is not... 

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

SKF Hosts Two Successful Life Cycle Management Conferences for Mining in South Africa

SKF South Africa and Global Mining & Construction SKF Key Account Managers jointly hosted two Life Cycle Management Conferences to provide an opportunity for mining industry executives, directors, managers and engineers to network and share their experiences with other mining industry experts.... 

SKF Hosts Two Successful Life Cycle Management Conferences for Mining in South Africa

Cat® Remote Operator Station for Dozing Provides Safe, Comfortable Environment and Boosts Efficiency

The new Remote Operator Station for Dozing, part of Cat® MineStar™ Command for dozing, provides a safe, comfortable environment removed from the active dozing area. The station itself is modeled on the actual cab of the machine, with all ergonomic controls, alarms and features operating just as... 

Cat® Remote Operator Station for Dozing Provides Safe, Comfortable Environment and Boosts Efficiency
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