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Software supplied to platinum-mine

By: System Author IT@WORK 

Boksburg firm still pursuing Iran

By: System Author Local project specialist Bateman is still pursuing the construction contract for the proposed $300-million iron-ore pelletising plant, in southern Iran. 

Billionth Richards Bay ton this year

By: System Author Coal transporter Coallink, part of national rail-freight company Spoornet, is optimistic about the future of the coal industry and expects that the seaborne traded steamcoal market will grow to over 500-million tons by 2020. 

Techno to ‘fingerprint’ gems

By: System Author The research and development division of De Beers, DebTech, in Johannesburg, is undertaking research into diamond-fingerprinting technology to enable the accurate determination of a diamond’s geographical source. 

Lower-cost gold recovery

By: System Author Australian continuous-gravity separation machine, said to offer gravity gold recovery of more than 50% in a single pass with low impact on mill-water balance, has been successfully tested at a gold operation in South Africa. 

Public private cross company research – the new buzz

By: System Author Collaborative research is the latest craze to hit the mining industry as companies and research institutions discover that co-operating on 

R60m silica investment

By: System Author Supplier of silica material to the local market SamQuarz has invested R60-million in a new plant at its facility in Delmas, Mpumalanga. 

Swedes in materials-handling advance

By: System Author The materials-handling division of the Scottish Weir group, Strachan & Henshaw, was bought by Swedish company Svedala last month to join its R1,3-billion-a-year worldwide bulk materials-handling business. 

How rubber wheels can be recycled 24 times

By: System Author Local solid-wheel manufacturer SA Rubber Industries, of Spartan, Gauteng, is able to recycle solid-rubber wheels up to 24 times because of its rubber-to-steel bonding expertise. 

SA mines employ thousands with false qualifications

By: System Author Some 1 000 false trade-certificates are circulating in South Africa, resulting in mines and other related industries unknowingly employing unqualified workers with limited skills and paying them 

Skorpion’s sting proves high grade

By: System Author A pilot plant, established to prove the technical feasibility and fundamentals for the proposed $300-million Skorpion zinc project near Oranjemund in Namibia, has completed its work. 

Phase 2 software for gold-mine

By: System Author Having just completed the implementation contract for phase one of Avgold’s new Target gold-mine, software company Maintenance Systems Technology is set to embark on the second phase. 

Why 19 miners died in blast

By: System Author One of the most disturbing aspects uncovered during the investigation into the flammable-gas explosion at Anglogold’s Mponeng gold-mine was a long-standing and pervasive lack of discipline. 

Benefits flow from new pump

By: System Author Pumps 

Hi-tech collaboration sealed

By: System Author Pumps 

Project rethinks wastewater disposal strategies

By: System Author Pumps 

R3,5m export order

By: System Author Pumps 

Bridging the training gap

By: System Author Explosive & Non-Explosive Mining Methods 

Company surveys its success

By: System Author Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

R517-million for new shaft system

By: System Author Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

World-first tunnelling tech

By: System Author Nchwaning Manganese Expansion 

Winning design for logos, trophies

By: System Author The design of the logos and trophies to be used in South Africa’s industry-backed mine-safety performance-recognition scheme is the work of Design Unit, of Johannesburg. 

Canadian mill shopping spree

By: System Author Crushing and Milling 

How to have ‘good vibrations’

By: System Author Crushing and Milling 

New comminution methods researched

By: System Author Crushing and Milling 

New-plant testwork grinds on

By: System Author Crushing and Milling 

80 000 jobs now at stake

By: System Author Gold 

Gold brands to be launched

By: System Author Gold 

News coin could use 100t of SA gold

By: System Author Gold 

Refinery starts with semis

By: System Author Gold 


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