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MECHANISED MINING

Academic urges mining sector to mechanise operations

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DECLAN VOGT
South Africa needs to urgently build a new cohort of mining researchers to further the country’s mechanised mining vision
The South African mining industry must mechanise its operations and research has a crucial role to play in helping industry to get there, says Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) director Dr Declan Vogt.
19th September 2014
 
 
PRECIOUS METALS

Failure not option as tech champions push forward through rocky R&D terrain

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Only 60% of the gold ore in South Africa’s rich Witwatersrand Basin is accessed; 40% is left behind in pillars to protect against seismicity. The mining method then loses a further 25% to 30% of that 60% because blasting breaks the ore into so...
19th September 2014
 
 
Mining & Development

How Peru seeks to ensure mining helps local communities

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South Africans are displaying increasing interest in the manner in which Peru, another leading mining country, is managing its mining sector and in particular ensuring that the industry contributes to the socioeconomic development of the...
19th September 2014
 
 
MINING COST MANAGEMENT

Mines urged to exercise ‘financial discipline’ to curb rising costs

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As operating and capital costs are increasing, mining companies must drive financial discipline in their organisations more aggressively, fuel management system company Transstate Group (TSG) business development director Michael Wood tells Mining...
19th September 2014
 
 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Mineworker indebtedness a major worry post five-month strike

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AFTER-EFFECTS Mineworkers may now find themselves in a more detrimental financial position than before the five-month strike in the platinum sector  While mineworkers have resumed work on the platinum belt in the Rustenburg area generally pleased with the outcome of the wage agreements reached subsequent to the five-month-long protracted strike, what remains a worry is the present state of...
19th September 2014
 
 
TEBA

Rebranding Teba says its mission now is ‘more about human potential wherever we find it’

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GRAHAM HERBERT 
In the past, we saw our mission as serving mines and mineworkers; now, it is more about unlocking human potential wherever we find it
The long-standing Teba Limited business, which recruits and manages local and foreign labour for South Africa’s mining industry, has changed its approach from being an inward-looking company to one that proactively provides various services to...
19th September 2014
 
 
FERROUS METALS

Tawana to build pilot plant at Liberia iron-ore project next year

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ASX-listed Tawana Resources announced at the Paydirt 2014 Africa Down Under Conference in Perth earlier this month that it plans to build a pilot plant on site at its iron-ore Mofe Creek project in Liberia next year, which will focus on vocational...
19th September 2014
 
 
GOLD – 1

Zim won’t meet 15 t gold production target – chamber

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The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CMZ) says the country will not be able to achieve its gold production target of 15 t this year owing to power cuts, high power costs and royalty charges and labour unrest across the mining sector. Zimbabwe has set...
19th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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