http://www.miningweekly.com

Global Mining News in real time

Mine Site Accommodation

Botswana project receives modular building solutions

By: David Oliveira Prefabricated building supplier Speedspace delivered 4 256 m2 of mobile preassembled building solutions to Botswana government-owned nickel and copper producer BCL last month. Company MD Hennie Wiggett notes that the 135 units, including housing, ablution facilities, offices, security units and... 

Burkino Faso mine to receive locally manufactured building materials solution

By: David Oliveira South African prefabricated building manufacturer Kwikspace is shipping its KwikMax building material solution to a mine in Burkino Faso, where it will be used to erect offices, ablution facilities and a dining room, covering about 250 m2. Kwikspace building solutions manager David van Zyl tells... 

Burkino Faso mine to receive locally manufactured  building materials solution
DESTINATION BURKINO FASO Kwikspace is shipping its KwikMax building material solution to a mine in Burkino Faso, where it will be used to erect 250 m2 of building space

Canvas and Tent

Founded over four decades ago, Canvas and Tent is a global leader in the manufacture of canvas and polyvinyl chloride-related products. The company’s client base comprises local and international military, humanitarian, mining and construction organisations. The company is a preferred supplier to... 

Canvas and Tent

Charter noncompliance impacts on living conditions

The Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) report on compliance with the Mining Charter shows that the drive to improve the living standards of mineworkers has not been fully realised, says independent nongovernmental organisation the Bench Marks Foundation lead researcher David van Wyk,... 

Charter noncompliance impacts on  living conditions
Photo by Duane Daws
IMPROVED HOUSING STANDARD A compliance report on the Mining Charter shows that the drive to improve the living standards of mineworkers has not been fully realised

Local company begins prefabricated building construction in Kitwe

By: David Oliveira Prefabricated building solutions manufacturer and supplier African Modular Building Solutions (AMBS) is constructing an emergency communication and control call centre facility, comprised of six buildings, for Zambian copper producer Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) at the company’s headquarters, in... 

Local company begins prefabricated building construction in Kitwe
CORE COMFORT AMBS’s newest 60-mm-thick polyurethane core panels have similar insulation properties to a wall of 2.5 bricks thick

Mining communities receive R18bn funding – Zuma

By: David Oliveira Distressed mining communities in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West have received R18-billion worth of funding to date, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a media statement, published in June this year. The majority of funding had come... 

Mining communities receive R18bn funding – Zuma
Photo by Duane Daws
JACOB ZUMA Government embraces partnerships because we understand that when working together we can achieve much more

Canvas and Tent

Founded over four decades ago, Canvas and Tent is a global leader in the manufacture of Canvas and polyvinyl chloride-related products. The company’s client base comprises local and international military, humanitarian, mining and construction organisations. The company is a preferred supplier to... 

Canvas and Tent

Macerating sewage pumps ideal for mine site accommodation

Macerating pumping systems are ideal for temporary sewage networks, as are required during the construction of a mine, owing to the system’s flexibility and ability to pump sewage through small bore pipes to a central collection facility, such as a septic tank or municipal sewage line, says the... 

Macerating sewage pumps ideal for  mine site accommodation
FLEXIBLE SYSTEM Saniflo sewage pumps are the ideal solution for modular buildings as they can be easily installed and removed

Merger will bolster camp service offering

By: Dylan Slater The merger between outsourcing company Tsebo Outsourcing Group and catering and hospitality services company Allterrain Services (ATS), is set to bolster the companies’ service offering to the mine site accommodation industry by combining their expertise and client base throughout Africa and abroad. 

Merger will bolster camp service offering
CLIVE SMITH Tsebo has been successful in securing some of Africa’s multinational, blue-chip brands, from financial services to the resources sector, as part of its customer base

Revitalisation of mining towns critical

It is important for the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements to hold those tasked with the implementation of the Special Presidential Package for Distressed Mining Towns accountable, chairperson Nocawe Mafu says, stating that this project is critical for the wellbeing of the... 

Zambia housing project nears completion

By: Dylan Slater The R28-million mine housing project at Zambia-based copper mine Mopani Copper Mines is currently 85% complete, reports Roodepoort-based prefabricated buildings company African Modular Building Solutions (AMBS). 

Zambia housing project nears completion
Photo by Duane Daws
IN-HOUSE MANUFACTURING To enhance the quality of its products, AMBS manufactures several key components in-house

‘Industrial hotel’ facilities enable mine to focus on core business

By: Dylan Slater Outsourcing the construction and management of worker accommodation enables a mining company to fully focus on its core activity, says relocatable and modular building company Waco International CEO Stephen Goodburn. 

‘Industrial hotel’ facilities enable mine to focus on core business
BUILD, OWN, OPERATE Abacus Space Solutions provides a turnkey mine accomodation service

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... 

Durable camps popular among remote mines
TURNKEY PACKAGE DAP is one of the few companies that not only erects mobile buildings but also provides related services such as concrete and sewerage works, as well as water and electrical reticulation

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.  

First
Prev
1
2 Next Last
RSS Feed

About

Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on MiningWeekly.com is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
R/€ = 14.88Change: -0.15
R/$ = 13.31Change: -0.17
Au 1134.52 $/ozChange: 10.45
Pt 1021.50 $/ozChange: 12.50
 
Subscribe Now for $96
Subscribe Now for $96 Close