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Software developers, mining majors collaborate for better, faster mine planning

By: Samantha Moolman Global infrastructure software developer Bentley Systems last week launched its new range of mining software applications, developed in collaboration with mining technology solutions provider Cyest Technology, through a syndicated-driven development programme (SDDP) with mining majors Anglo... 

Stakeholder buy-in key for successful openpit planning

When it comes to openpit mine planning, it is essential to establish a thorough understanding of the practical mining cycle and how mine-planning software can help, says mine planning and engineering consultancy Ukwazi Group. 

Data-management systems supplied to Tanzania gold mines

By: Mia Breytenbach Despite a current lull in mining and exploration projects in Tanzania, Australia-based mining software solutions and services provider Micromine has this year supplied two of its mining data-management solutions to the gold mining industry in Tanzania and aims to increase its software supply to... 

Effective open pit mine planning and planning software

Over the past 10 years at Ukwazi we have seen and adapted to significant changes in mine planning software and mine planning service providers.  Mine design and scheduling software applications has progressed with leaps and bounds since my first open pit mine planning assignment some 15 years... 

Schneider Electric introduces StruxureWare for Mining, Minerals and Metals

Schneider Electric South Africa, a specialist in energy management, has announced the release of StruxureWare for Mining, Minerals and Metals, a comprehensive suite of applications, which optimises production operations to reduce costs and improve sustainability within the mining, minerals and... 

Mining solutions company aims to launch software

By: David D‘ Oliveira Mining solutions company CAE Mining will start regional releases of its CAE Summit Web- and cloud-based strategic openpit mine planning software solution later this year, says CAE Mining technical director Andy Lapworth. CAE Summit assists mining companies in determining the best mining strategy... 

Company Announcement: Product Design Suite- tailored for digital prototyping

By: Creamer Media Reporter The CAD Corporation, a Gauteng-based Autodesk software solutions provider founded in late 2009, has already been awarded Autodesk Gold Partner status in recognition of its ability to deliver complete Autodesk software solutions, maintain a high standard of customer support and strong customer... 

Moving on research and development

By: Natasha Odendaal Explosives supplier Bulk Mining Explosive’s (BME’s) research into the development of improved explosives solutions has resulted in several products and services being introduced into the South African explosives market, says BME blasting director Tony Rorke. 

Hardware specialist seeks strategic software relationships

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia Technology firm Dell South Africa is engaging itself in active promotion of its specialised hardware range to a number of software vendors. 

Need for production-management solutions has been identified

Research indicates that mining lags significantly behind other industries in its use of computer-based information systems. 

Hardworking software

By: renay de Following its success at BHP Billiton’s Hotazel manganese-mines in South Africa, Micromine officially launched what it terms the world’s first software system for the entire mining process last year. 

Program provides 3D representation of mines

By: renay de A locally-developed automated underground mine planning and scheduling system, Mine 2-4D, delivers cost and performance improvements through efficient data and change management. 

Information system solution implemented at mining operation

Heavy minerals mining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), in Kwazulu-Natal, has contracted AST ERP Solutions, a business unit of the JSE Securities Exchange-listed AST Group, to implement SAP R/3 as an integrated solution for its information system. 

New handheld technology improves mining efficiency

One of the Asia-Pacific region’s largest dedicated developer of commercial software applications for handheld computers yambay as acquired local company, Pen Systems, and is working with the South African gold- and platinum-mining industry to capture field and underground data on specially... 


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