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Beyondie inching closer - Kalium Lakes

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st August 2018 ASX-listed Kalium Lakes’ mining proposal and mine closure plan for its Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project, in Western Australia, has been approved by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, allowing the company to start early works at the project site. The approval comes... 

Gas monitor upgraded for better accuracy

31st August 2018 Mining equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa has extended its range of safety and communications systems to include an upgraded atmospheric and environmental monitoring system, designed for use in industries where the presence of gases may pose a safety or health risk for employees and... 

Trafo Power Solutions

30th August 2018 Trafo Power Solutions was established to cater for the growing appetite and scope for the application of dry-type transformers on the African continent. These power solutions are suitable across a wide range of industry sectors including mining. The company offers a range of dry-type, or... 

Snake courses offered to mine developments in Africa

30th August 2018 Mining houses looking for additional opportunities to develop new mines, or searching for new deposits, has resulted in an expansion into remote parts of Africa and an unexpected problem: the risk of dealing with snakes and snakebites in these remote locations.  “Snakebites can pose a real risk... 

ToughLift jacking system redesigned

30th August 2018 Hydraulic tools designer, manufacturer and supplier Hi-Force has introduced to the market its new and improved range of ToughLift jacking systems. 

Resources Watch  

30th August 2018 Rapid Moab integration boosts Harmony Gold’s cash flow; Nothing comes before safe production, says Sibanye-Stillwater; and, Free gold on cards at Harmony’s Wafi-Golpu project 

Showcasing Mining Productivity & Safety with Probe IMT at Electra Mining Africa 2018

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th August 2018 Probe Integrated Mining Technologies (IMT), are trusted suppliers of productivity and safety products that yield capacity and reduce the risks inherent to earth moving and transport civil operations, will be exhibiting at the Electra Mining Africa 2018, from Monday, September 10th  to Friday,... 

Banding & Identification Solutions Africa

29th August 2018 Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa will display its full range of Band-It stainless steel band-and-buckle systems, preformed clamps, cable ties, and identification solutions, which are applicable for a diverse range of applications in the mining industry, at Electra Mining Africa... 

I-CAT to fly its green colours

29th August 2018 Environmental management firm I-CAT will display its diverse range of dust and fire suppression solutions at this year’s Electra Mining Africa, which the company sees as an important gathering place for industry participants. “Electra Mining is a great platform for I-CAT, as it showcases all... 

Manitou launches new telescopic handler

29th August 2018 Secrecy and mystery surround Manitou’s latest mining machine, which the global handling and lifting equipment manufacturer will be launching at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. Developed by Manitou Southern Africa (MSA), the new telescopic handler is designed for underground mining applications... 

Safety and technology at the forefront this week  

29th August 2018 This week Master Drilling to launch new technology, Southern Palace is accelerating mining technology development in South Africa and, Sibanye-Stillwater commits to take safety to the next level. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines.   

Global mining showing interest in Master Drilling’s new technology  

By: Martin Creamer     28th August 2018 The mining industry is showing strong interest in the new blast-free mobile tunnel boring machine that South African company Master Drilling will launch in Italy next month. This interest is exemplified by 32 mining executives from mining jurisdictions across the world making themselves available... 

Booyco Electronics

28th August 2018 Understanding evolving customer needs as well as the legislative compliance requirements of differing sectors ideally positions Booyco Electronics to offer application-specific and safety-related solutions to customers across a range of industries. Booyco’s safety products portfolio has grown... 

Band-It sees show as catalyst to propel African export strategy

28th August 2018 Challenging market conditions in the mining industry necessitate the use of innovative, simple-to-use systems that provide for high-quality and cost-effective solutions. This will be the focus of Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa’s presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. 

Advanced FST uplifting the youth

28th August 2018 Electra Mining Africa-exhibitor Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (Advanced FST), in conjunction with Pietermaritzburg-based Rural Metro Emergency Management Services, has rolled out a learnership programme that sees participants gain a certificate in fire rescue operations upon completion. 

Imilingo Mineral Processing previewing a World First in XRT and dredging technology at Electra Mining 2018

27th August 2018 Proudly South African Mineral Processing company, Imilingo Mineral Processing, will be showcasing an exclusive world-first preview of their latest innovation in sensor-based sorting and dredging integration at Electra Mining, taking place at Nasrec Expo Centre from Monday 10th September to Friday... 

Schauenburg Systems

27th August 2018 Schauenburg Systems, a member of Schauenburg International Group, is an original-equipment manufacturer of mine safety systems and equipment. The company offers the services of a system integrator with comprehensive turnkey solutions, including the full bouquet of multidisciplinary services and... 

Applied Mineral Technologies

27th August 2018 Established in 2001, South African materials handling systems and processing plants construction company Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) has come a long way from being a consultancy to a fully fledged industrial construction company. Amtec specialises in civil, structural, mechanical, piping... 

SSC working to restart production at Barbrook, Lily  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th August 2018 Vantage Goldfields, which has been bought out by Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC), hopes to resume production at the Barbrook mine, in Mpumalanga, by early 2019. Both Barbrook and Vantage’s adjacent Lily mine were closed after a pillar collapse at Lily mine, in February 2016,... 

Epiroc Control Tower – The digital mine in action

24th August 2018 The recently inaugurated Control Tower located in Epiroc facilities in Örebro, Sweden, is designed to be an innovation arena to collaborate around, and to explore and develop automation and information management solutions. The Control Tower is much more than a showroom – it is a part of the... 

Protecting the mining industry from effects of lightning

24th August 2018 Lightning threatens production in every industry in South Africa and the mining industry is no different, says the newly appointed national director of the Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA), Richard Evert, urging the industry to comply with regulations to protect their assets. 

New design for the Mixtec EDICT system

24th August 2018 Industrial agitator manufacturer Mixtec will be showcasing its very own high-level mixer designs and cutting edge impeller designs at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. 

X-ray technology enabling real-time analysis of gold ore samples Down Under

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th August 2018 Australian gold explorers have been given the world-first option to access x-ray technology to detect and analyse unseen gold, cutting turnaround times significantly. The photon assay technology was developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) over a... 

Backup power to ensure safety, continuous production 

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     24th August 2018 There has been increased interest in the generator sets of Himoinsa Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Spain-based power solutions provider Himoinsa. This is a good sign from the mines, as it indicates that they are prioritising their safety requirements,” claims Himoinsa Southern Africa services... 

South Africa should set out with iron will to achieve benchmarks of world’s top mining jurisdiction

By: Martin Creamer     24th August 2018 Way before the new millennium, leading South African gold mining companies organising secondary listings on global stock exchanges would say how determined they were to meet the so-called Ontario benchmark, a safety level attained by Canadian mining companies that became the Holy Grail for... 

X-ray technology enabling real-time analysis of gold ore samples Down Under

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th August 2018 Australian gold explorers have been given the world-first option to access x-ray technology to detect and analyse unseen gold, cutting turnaround times significantly. The photon assay technology was developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) over a... 

Nothing comes before safe production – Sibanye-Stillwater 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2018 Precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday spent the most part of its half-year presentation of financial results reiterating ongoing commitment to safe production and taking safety to the next level. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which reported 26%-higher... 

African Commodity Handling

23rd August 2018 As a materials handling solutions company African Commodity Handling (ACH) is dedicated to be a preferred service provider for the mining and construction industry. ACH is especially determined to apply solutions that limit risks to safety, health and the environment in these sensitive business... 

John Ratcliffe displays wide range of products at Electra Mining

23rd August 2018 Since 1973, filtration and safety equipment supplier John Ratcliffe has focused on providing clients with a range of quality filtration, exhaust and safety equipment. Some of these products will be exhibited at this year’s Electra Mining Africa trade show and include the HJS sintered-metal... 

Monitor and maintain your filtration system with Brasco

23rd August 2018 Industrial air filtration specialist Brasco Filtration offers a comprehensive range of services including electrical, filtration, extraction, canopy cleaning for the hospitality industry and refrigeration. The Brasco Filtration team is not only dedicated to providing its clients with maintenance... 

Keeping employees safe during lockout and tagout procedures

23rd August 2018 Every organisation’s most important asset is its employees. These are not only the most costly component of the organisation, but also the most important. Laws stipulate that every employee must be protected during maintenance and shutdown of machinery.  

Five themes for five days of Electra Mining Africa

23rd August 2018 The stage is set and organisers and attendees alike are gearing up for the start of this year’s mining and industry extravaganza, which will see more than 900 exhibitors converge on Johannesburg in September. 

LX6 - The Latest Addition to the Medium Fidelity Simulator Range

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 Immersive Technologies the world’s largest supplier of surface and underground mining equipment simulators is  proudly  announcing  the  latest  addition  to its medium fidelity simulator range. The LX6 is a brand new medium fidelity simulator platform which offers the same  value  for early... 

Lydian Armenia Invests in Immersive Technologies’ Simulators to Rapidly and Safely Train Operators

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 In an effort to train and develop a local workforce for a greenfield operation Lydian Armenia invested in simulators with Professional Services from Immersive Technologies. The new mine has a 4km downhill loaded haul with up to 10 percent grade, creating additional need for operators to be... 

NEMISA Reduces Cost per Tonne and DTP Mining Improves Fuel Efficiencies Winning Immersive Technologies’ Annual Business Improvement Award

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 The annual award for mining companies using simulation for equipment operator optimization and business improvement progressed this year, recognizing global winners for surface and underground mining environments based on their improvements achieved during 2017.The award, sponsored by Immersive... 

Systematic Ground Support – The Ontario Example

23rd August 2018 The pursuit of zero harm is at the top of the agenda for all members of the global mining community.  A safe mine brings many benefits including higher productivity, reduced down time, fewer accidents, a stronger social license to operate, and a better overall reputation for a mining company.... 

Newcrest eyes larger Cadia expansion; FY profit up

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd August 2018 A prefeasibility study (PFS) on the expansion of the Cadia operation, in New South Wales, has estimated a capital investment requirement of $598-million, gold miner Newcrest Mining reported. Some $58-million of capital investment would be required to expand the current plant from 30-million... 

Harmony enters 1.5m oz gold production realm

By: Martin Creamer     21st August 2018 The growth aspiration of Harmony Gold to produce at a rate of 1.5-million ounces of gold a year is within a hair’s breadth of becoming a foregone conclusion as production at Hidden Valley in Papua New Guinea and Moab Khotsong in South Africa click in optimally during the current financial year.... 

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