R/€ = 14.88 Change: -0.01
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Junior scours Potgietersrus for PGMs, gems

     14th June 2001 A Canadian mining company, Caledonia Mining, and Sutherland Services, of the British Virgin Islands, have signed an agreement whereby Caledonia has the option to acquire 50% of Sutherland's interests in the Pruissen and Vier-En-Twintig Rivier properties near Potgietersrus in the Northern... 

Innovative technology for materials-handling

     8th June 2001 Striving to be more than just another contractor, Bateman Materials-Handling has invested to develop innovative technology to supplly comprehensive solutions to its customers' handling problems and increase customer resource efficiency. 

On the Air

     4th June 2001 SAfm anchor John Perlman: It is that time on a Friday when we get into some TechnoTalk with Martin Creamer Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Martin, a very good morning to you. The go-ahead for the 900-kilometre gas pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa is expected in... 

Import threat from local steel user . . .

     1st June 2001 This is the opinion of Sasol Technology engineering MD Nico Doman, who addressed a South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) workshop last month, as part of an industrial panel relating its needs to the local steel sector. Doman said the quality of the sector's product is good and the... 

On-The-Air 01/06/2001

     1st June 2001 Every Friday Engineering News and Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer airs his views on the real economy 

International instrumentation design effort for Zambian operation

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

Water ‘voltage’ wowing mines

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Hydropower making big strides in SA’s deep-level mines 

New technology for transporting solids

By: System Author     6th October 2000 A new technology for the hydro-transportation of solids has been developed in South Africa. 

How drill rate quadrupled

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Supply chain must be refined

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Local innovation for world market

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 New mining technologies 

How diamond giant will spend its cash pile

By: System Author     8th September 2000 While the much-maligned De Beers diamond stockpile had shrunk healthily by June to $2,7-billion, there is now another stockpile weighing down the company’s balance sheet – cash has swelled to more than $2-billion. 

Orapa, Botswana

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Mine 

Technology innovation is the new challenge

By: System Author     9th June 2000 There is no guarantee that South Africa will still be a leading gold-producing nation in ten years, that’s why . . . 


By: System Author     26th May 2000 Mine 

Making sure regulations are implemented

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Mine & health safety 

Pneumatic flotation underutilised

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Flotation & chemicals 

On-line piping from today

By: System Author     14th April 2000 A Gauteng pipes and tubes company is today introducing an on-line service to the piping sector which will provide real-time technical and commercial details for cost calculation on capital expenditure projects. 

How 21st century is being dragged into SA’s stopes

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Driving the South African mining industry towards mechanisation, Sulzer Hydromining, of Elandsfontein, Gauteng, is spending about 4% of its yearly turnover on research and development. 

250 earth scientists at work

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

Gauteng project study this year

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

. . . Canada remains one of highest priority prospects

By: System Author     31st March 2000 De Beers 

New models to fill gap

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

Local company wins design award

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Valves 

Mines strive for cleaner lubricants

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Maintenance 

Threat to SA diamond industry

By: System Author     3rd March 2000 Mining in Africa 

Lucrative US market beckons

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Mining Millennium 2000 

21st-century technology arriving

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Twenty-first century underground-mining technology is arriving, slowly but surely. 

Highest diamond-mine in world opens in Lesotho

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Lesotho is rekindling its interest in the mining industry and is particularly keen on developing its diamond-mining capa-city. 

21st-century methods slowly gaining ground

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Anglogold 

33 km of pipe for gold-mine

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Morila Gold-Mine 

Venetia, South Africa

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Mine 

Shotcrete now standard and membranes on way

By: System Author     24th September 1999 With steel-fibre-reinforced shotcrete now accepted as a standard shaftsinking and tunnelling support medium, the next challenge is to gain the same acceptance for superskin membranes in gullies and stopes. 

Premier Mine, South Africa

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Mine 

Diamond perestroika

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Millennia may come and go but diamonds are forever 

Hydrohoisting of rock investigated

By: System Author     6th August 1999 An underground fluid-transfer system developed in an effort to recover energy in the cooling of deep mines may have far-reaching cost implications for the mining industry in terms of the hydrohoisting of rock, something which has not been used in South Africa commercially. 

Turmoil fails to tarnish DRC

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in turmoil since the eastern rebellion in 1996 which ousted the then dictator Mobutu and led to a new government in 1997. Though still in dispute with its neighbours, the country has managed to develop its natural resources in the south-eastern region,... 

New steel for strata control

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Gauteng high-pressure pipe-systems supplier Trucking and Engineering has developed a high-abrasive, erosion-resistant steel in co-operation with a European steel manufacturer for use in backfill piping connectors and other strata-control equipment. Having two-and-a-half times the resistance to... 

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