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Ausdrill slashes profit forecast

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Australian mining contractor Ausdrill has slashed its profit forecast for the 2014 financial year, which ends this month, as the performance of its African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) business disappoints. The company, which owns 50% of...
2nd June 2014
 
 
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Weighbridge solution installed at Mpumalanga coal mine

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GREG VERCELLOTTI We have come a long way in terms of weighbridge automation Software development company Dariel Solutions is installing its Weigh Bridge Connectivity (WBX) goods-delivered and goods-received system at a diversified mining major’s coal operations, in Mpumalanga, says Dariel Solutions executive director...
30th May 2014
 
 
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Equipment supplier aims to secure new contracts

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South Africa-based equipment supplier Schwalbe Import and Export is in negotiations with two Africa-based mining companies to secure contracts in July, after a tumultuous 2013, Schwalbe MD Jonathan Betsalel tells Mining Weekly. “Last year was a...
23rd May 2014
 
 
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Platinum strike threatens contractor longevity

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PROTRACTED STRIKE, CONTRACTOR PLIGHT Mining companies are more likely to drop the axe on contractors than their permanent labour force Mining contractors could be forced to close shop as a result of force majeure being declared at the strike-affected operations of platinum majors Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin. “Many of the general mining contractors...
23rd May 2014
 
 
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Training institute to upskill Northern Cape mineworkers

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Black-owned private artisan training academy the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) has been awarded a contract by a South Africa-based diversified mining major to conduct training programmes at the facility for the next ten years. “The mining...
23rd May 2014
 
 
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Turbulent SA mining industry challenging for contractors

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Local hospitality services and facilities management company Tsebo Outsourcing Group has been affected by the recent platinum sector strike, which started in January this year, Tsebo CEO Clive Smith tells Mining Weekly. “Strikes, by their very...
23rd May 2014
 
 
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Data management is a critical concern

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Managing data has become a critical concern in the minerals exploration community, according to a global survey report published by software developer Geosoft in November. The report found that there was a growing need for effective data...
9th May 2014
 
 
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Supply chain services showcased at Wampex

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Africa-focused supply chain administration solutions provider Sherwood International will showcase its solutions at this year’s West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex) to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre, in Ghana,...
2nd May 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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