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Overlooking TCO costs companies money

By: Paige Müller     9th February 2018 Misconceptions about reducing mining companies’ total cost of ownership (TCO), including those in the platinum-group metals (PGMs) sector, result in reduced equipment life and an increase in overall operating costs, says Stilfontein-based polyurethane-moulded products designer and manufacturer... 

Weir Minerals’ Process-Focused Solution Ups CNC Output

14th June 2017 Stilfontein-based sand and aggregate supplier CNC Crushers raised throughput at its Roadstone Shaft 5 crushing plant by 45% while cutting back on maintenance and simultaneously increasing production, after implementing a full process-focused solution from Weir Minerals. “Partnering with Weir... 

Mining-induced earthquake research in final stages

By: Bruce Montiea     3rd April 2015 Research institutions, led by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Japan’s Ritsumeikan University, are in the final stages of a research project aimed at gaining a better understanding of mining-induced earthquakes.  Once the study is completed, it will assist the mining... 

AngloGold Ashanti output up 17%, earthquake-hit mines restarting

By: Martin Creamer     11th August 2014 South African gold major AngloGold Ashanti on Monday reported a 17% increase in production for the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, with its two new mines continuing to contribute lower-cost ounces, and a strong safety performance helping its South Africa operations... 

Village reports fatality at Buffels

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th February 2013 Operations at JSE-listed Village Main Reef’s Buffelsfontein mine (Buffels) has been halted following a fatality at its Number 6 shaft. An employee was killed in a fall-of-ground accident at the Stilfontein-based mine on Monday, joint CEO Marius Saaiman said on Tuesday.  


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