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Black-empowerment company digs deep in mining

By: System Author     29th October 1999 JIC Mining Services, part of the black-owned Molope group, today produces 350 kg of gold a month, about 120 000 t of platinum ore a month employs 15 000 people. 

Mining opportunities for SA in India

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 There are increasing opportunities in Indian mining for South African technological and 

Extinguishing halon’s disadvantages

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Mpumalanga Mining & Industrial Show 

New system rings in changes

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Information Technology 

Second vehicle maker to head underground

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Mpumalanga Mining & Industrial Show 

Show attracts 73 exhibitors

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Mpumalanga Mining and Industrial Show 

Black firm wins Matla No 2

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Black-empowerment coal company Sebenza Mining has been awarded a R4,3-million development contract to ready the number five seam at Matla No 2 shaft. 

Oz out to fight SA mine fires

By: System Author     1st October 1999 The introduction of an automatic fire-suppression system from Australia into the South African market will be of particular benefit to the mining industry. 

Full mining contract a success

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Contract Mining & Outsourcing 

Innovative training programme

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Contract Mining & Outsourcing 

Internet blasting for mines

By: System Author     24th September 1999 New Mining Technologies 

New program quantifies seismics

By: System Author     24th September 1999 A new computer program, used to quantify seismic hazards on mines, has been released by the Safety in Mines Project Support Services together with the Council of Geoscience. 

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. 

Burning mine puts squatters at risk

By: System Author     24th September 1999 A project launched by the Department of Minerals and Energy to rehabilitate the old worked-out Transvaal and Delagoa Bay colliery, near Witbank, Mpumalanga, moved into its next phase with a public meeting held in Witbank this month. 

Raise climber for Great Noligwa

By: System Author     17th September 1999 The traditionally hair-raising job of raise box hole development has become safer, faster and more productive with the introduction of a Swedish raise climber in South Africa. 

Inspector calls for safer marine diamond-mining

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Remotely-controlled crawler dredges are being used more extensively in the marine diamond-mining industry. 

Union welcomes safety pledge

By: System Author     10th September 1999 The National Union of Mineworkers has welcomed Anglo American Platinum’s pledge to enforce a ‘zero tolerance’ policy on safety. 

People-riding conveyors

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 People-riding conveyors were said to be the most economical method of human transportation in mines during a conference on lifts, escalators and conveyors, while statistics indicate that it is probably the safest. 

Canadian mill shopping spree

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Crushing and Milling 

How to recover gold from wood

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Although incineration is more common in hospitals and abattoirs to dispose of contaminated waste hygienically, gold and platinum mines are increasingly using incinerators to recover precious metals from waste. 

Contract mining presenting big new growth prospects

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Cementation Mining 

How to cut rework

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Cementation Mining 

Probing depth conundrum

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Drilling, tunnelling and shaftsinking 

New tech speaks volume

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Distances between the shaft and face in mining today have made underground communication systems a critical tool in the industry and, although advances have been made with these systems, its main function remains as a communication tool. 

Portable radio shines at coal-mine

By: System Author     6th August 1999 A new two-way radio model, the GP340, which offer numerous benefits for miners has been introduced by international communications-solution supplier Motorola’s commercial, government and industrial solutions sector. 

New page in mine communications

By: System Author     6th August 1999 Gauteng firm Grintek System Technology’s (GST) mining-electronics department has introduced a new underground communication system from surface to any person or group of people, or the entire underground staff. 

Human factor still pivotal

By: System Author     30th July 1999 South African mineworkers have the perception that they cannot contribute to safety in mines, which could have a fatal result on mining operations, states a research report for the Safety in Mines Advisory and Research Committee (Simrac) undertaken by Potchefstroom University Business School... 

Jhb symposium a blast

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Johannesburg will provide an unparalleled opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the biggest players in international explosives expertise. Taking place once every three years, the sixth international symposium for rock fragmentation by blasting, Fragblast 6, will be presented by the South... 

Putting SA back on map

By: System Author     30th July 1999 Putting South Africa back on the explosives map is the main aim and vision driving AECI Explosives Limited (AEL), of Johannesburg, into the future, MD Dr Graham Edwards tells Mining Weekly. He points out that South Africa was probably the biggest mining country in the world in the 1950s, and... 

Treasure-chest of SA mining technology on offer to world

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 A treasure-chest of mining and minerals know-how, which was once the sole tightly-guarded preserve of the world’s largest mining company, is now being opened for sale to the world, Mining Weekly can today report. The London Stock Exchange-listed Anglo American plc is putting new sparkle... 

Coal monitor installed

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 new dual-energy transmission (Duet) system for direct through-belt ash-in-coal determinations has been installed by AngloCoal at its New Vaal colliery. The low-cost, low-maintenance system was installed within days of its release at a recent Southern African trade show. Manufactured by Scantech... 

Expansion project ‘largely complete’

By: System Author     16th July 1999 All the main works contracts and con- struction at the R2-billion expansion project at Debswana’s Orapa dia- mond-mine, in Botswana, are largely complete, reports construction manager Kevin Botha. “There are still small construction activities taking place, but nothing... 

New HQ for standards custodian

By: System Author     16th July 1999 The second anniversary of the Mining and Qualifications Authority (MQA) has been celebrated with the opening of its new premises in Braamfontein, Johannesburg MQA is a tripartite body consisting of the State, employees and employee organisations within the mining industry and was established as... 

SA cooling systems are hot

By: System Author     9th July 1999 What is the state of the local market for mine-ventilation services? There is considerable market potential for practitioners and consultants who are suitably experienced in mine ventilation and occupational hygiene. There are hundreds of small mining operations needing assistance with... 

Red light for deep-mining costs

By: System Author     9th July 1999 big issue facing Project Deepmine is increased virgin-rock tem- peratures of between 64?C and 82?C, and the concomitant higher heat loads at ultra-depths, as well as the effects of auto-compression of ventilation air sent underground, CSIR Miningtek environmental health and safety programme... 

Noise – the generic mine hazard

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The South African minerals industry has entered a period of renewed social responsibility following the findings of the 1994 Leon Commission of Inquiry into Health and Safety, stated Snowdon Mining Industries Consultants MD Gordon Smith at this year’s three-day Noshcon health and safety... 

Safety now corporate governance issue

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 With an increased focus placed on good corporate governance, mining companies Ingwe Coal and Anglogold disclosed the steps they had taken to ensure that they complied with the terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 (MHSA) during the South African Institute of Mining and... 

Orapa mine all set to sparkle

By: System Author     25th June 1999 With only an occasional rumble as if disturbed in its sleep, the new diamond-recovery plant at Debswana’s Orapa mine, in Botswana, lies dormant in anticipation of its first breath of life within weeks. Construction workers are progressing at a rapid pace to complete the finer details on the... 

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