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MATERIALS HANDLING

Southern Africa’s largest spreader commissioned at Grootegeluk expansion project

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State-owned power utility Eskom’s  Medupi power station has comissioned a PA299-2100/50+50  spreader – the largest type in Southern Africa – from mining equipment manufacturer Sandvik earlier this month for the  coal miner Exxaro-owned...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Are your tyres worth their weight in rubber?

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While it is tempting to opt for cheaper tyres, these four, very small rubber contact areas are the only parts of your vehicle that connects you to the road. “Rather than cutting corners with budget tyres, make sure you choose the right tyres for...
25th July 2014
 
 
EDUCATION & TRAINING – 2

College launches hydraulic hose assemblies course for the mining sector

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Sophiatown, Johannesburg-based Sparrow Further Education and Training (FET) College in partnership with fluid power company Pirtek launched a new mining skills programme called Fluid Power Hose Assemblies on July 11.
25th July 2014
 
 
INNOVATION

Fingerprint sensors unaffected by grime and sweat

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GREG SARRAIL This fingerprint technology can be used as a solution for authorised access control at entry points and for controlling attendance at mines  Fingerprint biometrics company Lumidigm’s V-Series fingerprint sensors are rugged and reliable, making them suited to use in the mining industry, where traditional fingerprint biometrics have a difficult adoption rate because the environment...
25th July 2014
 
 
WOMEN IN MINING

Glencore’s woman director marks progress for mining

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Glencore’s Woman Director Marks Progress for Mining: Commodities  
25th July 2014
 
 
COAL

Joburg firm to complete supply of 3 730 m2 of grating to Impumelelo colliery this month

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MADE TO SPEC
Gridfast manufactures and supplies handrailing and stanchions; standard grating panels; fabricated grating floors; stair treads; and trench covers
Johannesburg-based industrial grating and hand railing manufacturer Gridfast will this month complete the supply of 3 730 m2 of grating and 2 500 stair treads to coal miner Sasol Mining’s Impumelelo colliery in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
25th July 2014
 
 
Base metals & graphite

Junior miner’s optimism for Mozambique projects boosted

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Australian junior Metals of Africa (MTA) has reported encouraging results at both its Mozambican projects. These are the Montepuez Graphite project in Cabo Delgado province and the Rio Mazoe (including Changara) base metals project in Tete...
25th July 2014
 
 
EDUCATION & TRAINING – 1

New course aimed at enhancing skills of community relations practitioners

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ROBERT GYAMFI
Companies need to continue to develop a culture of information sharing with local stakeholder communities to ensure social licence is maintained
Laws regulating the resettlement of communities for mining projects may be poorly defined and could result in delays to approvals that may affect the viability of operations or development projects, says Ghana-based gold mining company Golden Star...
25th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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