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Transnet boosts Exxaro’s coal railing.
Profit-making RBPlat cautions the mine industry over a secondary supply threat.
And, an exciting new system automates the mining of low seams in coal mines.
State-owned rail enterprise Transnet was praised at Exxaro Resources results presentation for boosting the JSE-listed company’s coal exports by 15% last year and facilitating the doubling of them in 2014.
Exxaro FD Wim de Klerk
JSE-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri was in a cautionary mood at the company’s year-end results presentation, signaling that the domestic platinum industry should take note of the increasing use of recycled platinum-group metals in the production of autocatalysts.
Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri
A new fully automated low-seam mining system, which unlocks resources too difficult to mine, is able to achieve high outputs of 10 000 t a day in seams as low as 1.3 m.
Joy Global VP products management underground mining Ben Snyman
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