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Robots have potential to counteract squeezed mining margins – CSIR Video Available

CSIR manager novel mining methods Dr Jeannette McGill Technology has the potential to help the profit-squeezed South African mining industry to start earning better margins again, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) manager novel mining methods Dr Jeannette McGill said on Monday....
5th August 2013

Titanium pilot plant launched at CSIR

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has hailed the opening of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) titanium pilot plant as "quite a great moment". He officially inaugurated the plant on Friday, at the CSIR...
7th June 2013
Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking

Developments imminent in rock breaking methods

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) mining technology research development manager Declan Vogt says that the organisation aims to dedicate research to novel rock breaking methods, such as electric discharge drilling.
17th April 2009
Real Economy Report

Real Economy Report Video Available

RER 41 This is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: the CEO of the CSIR talks about the capabilities of the Council's Blue Gene supercomputer, we speak to Bernard Swanepoel on bringing Village Main back to life, and we look at the CSIR and...
20th November 2008
Deep Level Mining

New x-ray machine settles dust around silicosis

The advent of an x-ray diffraction (XRD) machine promises to enhance research into the harmful affects of silica dust on mine workers, in deep-level gold mines in South Africa.
4th April 2008
News This Week

Technology still developing after more than two decades of research

The history of mining has long had associations with economic prosperity on one hand and environmental degradation on the other.
19th August 2005
Creamer Media on SAfm

On-The-Air (05/03/2004)

On-The-Air (05-03-2004) Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor John Perlman speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Perlman: Food shortage...
5th March 2004

Explosion prevention divisions merge

Where it was aimed originally at focusing on coal-dust explosions, the CSIR Kloppersbos facility now also caters for industrial dust explosion prevention.
11th October 2002

Training increased due to growing demand

Snowden Mining Industry Consultants, an international expert in technologies relating to mining and exploration, met with overwhelming demand for a series of customised training courses presented last year.
31st May 2002

Technique developed to enhance orebody information

Industrial research council CSIR is developing a borehole radar system specifically suited to the South African mining industry.
14th December 2001

New coal service body

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has taken over CSIR’s coal-preparation programme, which, from now on, will be known as the SABS’s coal exploration and technology department. The department will become part of the...
28th May 1999
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