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Durable camps popular among remote mines

By: Bruce Montiea Gauteng-based camp solutions provider Dynamic African Projects (DAP’s) mining camps can last for up to 20 years in constant use and are popular among mining companies operating in remote areas, says director Wesley Nel. He tells Mining Weekly that clients that have benefitted from the... 

Mineworkers benefit from wholesome living environments

By: Bruce Montiea Mineworkers and subcontractors working on remote sites in Southern Africa have a home away from home, as they have benefitted from the wholesome environments and services that specialist remote site manager Fedics Site Services has created for them, says company MD Andrew St Clair-Laing.  He... 

Mineworkers benefit from wholesome living environments
REMOTE LOCATION Fedics Site Services creates a home away from home for mineworkers

Mobile homes suitable for mine site accommodation

By: Bruce Montiea Mineworkers who are comfortable and content are more productive, which is why prefabricated building manufacturer Hi-Way Parkhomes designs its transportable and modular buildings, that can be built on-site, to combine all the amenities of home in a convenient and robust package. Hi-Way Parkhomes... 

Mobile homes suitable for mine site accommodation
REMOTE ACCOMMODATION Mine accommodation cannot be built as permanent structures, resulting in increased demand for prefabricated structures

Plastic piping systems help miners meet charter requirements

By: Bruce Montiea UK-based plastic piping systems manufacturer Polypipe can assist mining companies in complying with the Mining Charter’s requirements that mineworkers’ housing and living conditions be improved, by supplying piping systems for new mining accommodation, says Polypipe export sales manager Philip... 

Plastic piping systems help miners meet charter requirements
PIPING IT Polypipe supplies piping systems for new mining accommodation

Prefab buildings benefit mine site construction team

By: Bruce Montiea Prefabricated building manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings has provided temporary accommodation for the construction team currently working to relocate the former Dingleton community to Kathu, to make way for Anglo American-owned iron-ore major Kumba Iron Ore’s expansion operations at Sishen... 

Prefab buildings benefit mine site construction team
QUICK SPACE Kwikspace provides temporary accommodation on site

Sustainable accommodation for SA mineworkers

By: Bruce Montiea Operational campsite design specialist Akhani Group has signed an agreement with alternative housing solutions provider Lightweight Energy Panels Africa (Lepa) in June to market and distribute Lepa’s lightweight construction panels. The panels are used to build temporary and permanent living... 

Sustainable accommodation for SA mineworkers
WALLED OFF Lepa’s lightweight construction panels are designed to keep rooms cool in summer and warm in winter

An end to platinum miner’s single-sex hostels imminent

By: Mia Breytenbach Platinum group metals producer Lonmin aims to finish converting its remaining 20 single-sex hostel blocks by the end of September, group business transformation executive VP Barnard Mokwena tells Mining Weekly. “It is a very symbolic project for us at Lonmin, as it marks the end of the single-sex... 

An end to platinum miner’s single-sex hostels imminent
Photo by Duane Daws
END OF AN ERA The end of single-sex hostels at Lonmin's mines signifies an end to the unfortunate aspect of South African mining's legacy

Mining growth in Africa impacts on remote site accommodation demand

By: Mia Breytenbach Remote site turnkey services provider and camp site construction group Africamp Services completed a mine site accommodation project in Guinea, where it is aggressively establishing itself to take advantage of the growing requirement in the West African region, and will complete another one in... 

Mining growth in Africa  impacts on remote site  accommodation demand
SMART FINISH A full furniture, furnishings and equipment solution was provided to the Guinea accommodation units

Multimillion-rand accommodation project in Mozambique completed

By: Mia Breytenbach Prefabricated building manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings last month completed a R100-million accommodation project for the Nacala corridor project in Nacala, Mozambique. A Brazil-based mining major awarded the Nacala camp project to Kwikspace in 2012. 

Multimillion-rand accommodation project in Mozambique completed
CAMP EFFICIENCY The camp at Nacala, Mozambique comprises more than 10 000 m2 of accommodation and support buildings

Prefab distributor sees 15% growth

By: Mia Breytenbach Prefabricated mine site accommodation and mobile parkhome supplier Speedspace has registered a 15% increase in business in the last year, which the company mostly attributes to the success of its rental solutions, reveals MD Hennie Wiggett. “With the establishment of new mines and new... 

Prefab distributor  sees 15% growth
RENTAL OPTIONS Speedspace says rental solutions for accommodation have become more attractive, owing to its cost-effectiveness

Thirteen new houses handed over to opencast mine employees

By: Mia Breytenbach JSE-listed integrated iron-ore and vanadium miner and South Africa’s second-largest steel producer, Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium, handed over 13 newly constructed permanent houses to employees last month at its opencast Mapochs mine, in Limpopo. The company started construction in September... 

Thirteen new houses handed over to opencast mine employees
FUTURE HOUSING Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium plans to construct another 17 houses for its opencast Mapochs mine employees

Hot-water system assists in energy savings on mine-site accommodation

By: Yolandi Booyens Renewable-energy solutions provider New Southern Energy reports that it has developed a large-scale hot-water system that is ideal for mine-site accommodation and it plans to aggressively target the mining industry this year, with two projects tendered for in the Western Cape and the North West.... 

Housing project at copper mine on budget and on time

By: Yolandi Booyens Construction company African Modular Building Solutions reports that it aims to complete a housing project for mining company First Quantum Minerals’ Kanshansi mine, by March 25, adding that the project is on budget and on time. The Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa, is 80% owned... 

Mine housing project successfully completed

By: Yolandi Booyens Building solutions company Speedspace successfully completed the construction of prefabricated accommodation and mobile office buildings for the Life of Mine project at mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Kathu site, in the Northern Cape. The accommodation will house workers from the Sishen mine,... 

Platinum miner aims to complete housing project by 2014

By: Yolandi Booyens Platinum miner Lonmin aims to complete its hostel conversion by 2014. The project, which forms part of the overall human settlement strategy of the company, will bring an end to the old style hostel compounds.  To date, of a total of 128 blocks, 84 blocks have been converted and the remaining 44... 

Platinum miners continue to enrich the lives of their workers

By: Yolandi Booyens Following the success of platinum miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Sunrise View housing project, in the north-eastern Rustenburg suburb of Boitekong, which entailed the provision of 1 700 housing units, the company launched the R40-million Springs housing project in January to establish 108... 

SA designed and manufactured flat pack space solution marketed

By: Yolandi Booyens Space solutions manufacturer Abacus Space Solutions launched the first 3m x 6m high volume, South African built flat pack accommodation product in January 2013. This product has been developed to address local mine-site accommodation concerns, such as integration to tight timelines for... 

240 000 ℓ three-ring reservoirs for mine accommodation

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi Polokwane-based reservoir supplier Rainbow Reservoirs recently delivered and installed three 240 000 l three-ring reservoirs at mine accommodation in Mozambique. 

New technology development to significantly increase production of modular units

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi Insulated panel and complete construction solutions manufacturer Afripanel, a division of cold room and freezer manufacturer Africhill, will receive a new machine this year that will increase its production capacity, or current production, six-fold.  

Positive future for modular home construction

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi Temporary accommodation manufacturer ParkHome Modular Units, part of the Southey group of companies, is positive about the future outlook of modular construction for mine site accommodation.  

Simplified living space solutions provided for mine site accommodation

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi The speedykit, a simplified container conversion method has been incorporated into the product range of South Africa-based prefabricated site accommodation provider Speedspace. 

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