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Robots under Swedish forest breathe life into ancient mines

4th October 2017 Hundreds of metres below the lush forests of rural Sweden, one of the world’s most ancient mines has been transformed into one of the most modern. Sensors linked to robotic equipment in Boliden’s Garpenberg zinc mine – which has been in operation since the 13th century – feed data to operators... 

Atlas Copco Power Technique staff members celebrate Madiba Day at Sithabile Child and Youth Center

21st August 2017 Staff members from Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area (formerly Construction Technique) dedicated their 67 minutes in honour of Madiba Day on 18 July 2017 by giving of their time to Sithabile Child and Youth Center. Philip Herselman, General Manager of Atlas Copco Power Technique,... 

Coal mine switches to Atlas Copco LED light towers

25th July 2017 Atlas Copco Portable Energy supplied four state-of-the-art HiLight V5+ LED light towers mounted on custom-built double-axle trailers to trading partner, Tracpart Mining Supplies. The end-user, a coal mine in Mpumalanga, uses the light towers for above ground lighting applications. When approached... 

Largest-diameter hole reamed in Africa – contractor

14th July 2017 The reaming phase of a 7.3-m-diameter hole at South African integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol’s Impumelelo coal mine, in Mpumulanga, has been completed, setting an African record for the largest-diameter hole reamed to date, says South African mining company Redpath Mining. Mining... 
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Chamber files for review of 'disastrous' Mining Charter

The Chamber of Mines filed an application in the North Gauteng High court on Tuesday to have a judicial review and setting aside of the Mining Charter. According to the founding affidavit, the Charter released by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on June 15 had, and continues to have, a... 

Brian Dames: Gigaba adviser lured me to meet Guptas

Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames said he was asked to meet “some people” who turned out to be the Guptas by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s adviser Siyabonga Mahlangu. “It was somewhere in Midrand and there was one other individual: I assume it was one of the brothers,” he said. “I was very angry... 
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