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Australia supports sustainable mining in Africa

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GRAEME WILSON
Australian companies offer advanced technology, high standards of environmental management and advanced occupational health and safety practices 
Australia’s commitment to investing in African mining is evident in the more than $40-billion that Australian minerals and resource companies currently have invested in projects across the continent, according to the Australian High Commission in...
8th August 2014
 
 
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Australia to use more driverless vehicles

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MACHINES DRIVE THE FUTURE
MACHINES DRIVE THE FUTURE
Rio Tinto announced in 2011 that it would own the world’s largest fleet of driverless trucks New research by UK-based information solutions and technologies company Timetric reveals that more autonomous vehicles, also known as driverless vehicles, will be used in large underground and surface iron-ore mines in Australia.
8th August 2014
 
 
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Australian miners warned to deal with economic imbalance

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SUSTAINABLE MINING IN AFRICA
The Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group believes every person in and around a modern mine development in Africa should have the opportunity to reach his or her own potential
Strategic facilitation group the Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG) has warned Australia’s mining industry that it cannot be sustainable in Africa unless it deals with the economic imbalance between miners, which are associated with...
8th August 2014
 
 
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Coal mine to see first production stream in 2015

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EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Maules Creek is expected to employ about 450 people, and will focus on sourcing people from the local regions of north-western and western New South Wales
The first stream of coal from Australian coal miner Whitehaven’s new Maules Creek coal mine in New South Wales is projected to be delivered by March, the miner reports.
8th August 2014
 
 
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Conference promotes African–Australian mining collaboration

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NETWORKING
Africa Down Under 2014 is set to be even bigger than last year’s conference, and will affirm its reputation as the best melting pot for business conducted between Africa and Australia
Promoting investment in African mining exploration, establishing partnerships between mining companies and encouraging collaboration between Australia and Africa will be the focus of this year’s Africa Down Under Conference, which will take place...
8th August 2014
 
 
Australian Mining

Global graphite demand leads to Oz mines reopening

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LUCRATIVE PRODUCT
An increase in global demand for graphite has made this common mineral increasingly popular and profitable
With an increase in global demand for graphite, Australia has reopened its first operational graphite mine in 25 years, with two more reopenings set to follow.
8th August 2014
 
 
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Local software connects Australia office to SA mine

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WERNER KRUGER
While running the project controls, SSG project consultants never needed to set foot on the actual project site

Implementing its own project management software solutions, project management software and consulting company SSG Consulting has helped Australia-based mineral sands company Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC) link vital mining project...
8th August 2014
 
 
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Mining innovation key to success in Africa

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NICKI IVORY
Africa will likely remain competitive from a cost-of-mining perspective, whereas Australia will need to drive innovation to reduce costs and remain competitive
In terms of investing in Africa-based mining operations and projects, Australia’s ability to deal effectively with decreasing domestic productivity and escalating costs will be a key factor in the survivial of that country’s mining activities, and...
8th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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