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Energy efficiency: a strategic tool to support post-Covid-19 recovery

16th October 2020 Energy and climate change specialist Faith Mkhacwa argues that having an energy efficiency strategy will enable organisations to cut their energy bills by up to 40%, thereby saving money and mitigating climate change Reliable energy supply is essential for accelerating post-Covid-19 economic... 

Hemlo transitions to underground mining

15th October 2020 NYSE- and TSX-listed Barrick Gold is transitioning to underground mining at the Hemlo gold mine, in Ontario, as openpit operations are winding down after three decades of mining. The Hemlo openpit has been mined since 1989 and has produced more than 2.8-million ounces of gold. It was originally... 

B2Gold terminates earn-in option on Galane properties

14th October 2020 Gold junior Galane Gold says Canadian miner B2Gold has terminated the earn-in option agreement relating to certain exploration properties in Botswana, after none of the targets identified met the size criteria of the larger miner. Galane CEO Nick Brodie says, however, that the targets that... 

Boosting scarce skills for mining’s mechanised future

14th October 2020 Murray & Roberts Cementation has further enhanced its training facilities to develop scarce skills in modern underground mining. The well-known Murray & Roberts Training Academy (MRTA) at Bentley Park near Carletonville in Gauteng now boasts a specialised Engineering Training Centre for trackless... 

Warman® MCR® pump more than doubles wear life to save Agnico Eeagle’s Laronde Gold Mine US$70,000 p.a.

13th October 2020 Modern design and superior wear materials halve annual pump rebuilds in highly abrasive application, reducing overall maintenance time by 40%. The superiority of genuine Warman® pumps and parts was proven in a trial comparing the performance of a Warman® MCR® 250 pump against a Warman® AH® pump... 

Menar’s East Manganese to commence mining operations

13th October 2020 It’s all systems go for SA’s newest manganese operation in Northern Cape   East Manganese, Menar’s first manganese asset located near the Northern Cape town of Hotazel, has been granted a mining right and water use license, the latest regulatory approvals, paving the way for mining operations to... 

New Canadian developer Fury launched

12th October 2020 Fury Gold, the Canadian gold developer created through Auryn Resources’ acquisition of Eastmain Resources, has been launched, with Ivan Bebek as chair, Mike Timmins as CEO and Elizabeth Senez as interim CFO. The company has appointed former senior Newmont exploration geologist David Rivard as... 

Pragmatarians unite to bring Covid-19 relief

9th October 2020 Taking the pandemic by the horns is how Pragma’s employees tend to address the challenges that Covid 19 has caused in the workplace. While stringent lockdown measures have been successful at curbing the spread of the virus, many families are devastated as a result of partial or total income loss.... 

Pragma | 30 Years in the making

9th October 2020 2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in chaos... 

On Key UX Design Team Joins Maze Customer Advisory Board

9th October 2020 On Key’s dynamic design team has been invited to join the likes of IBM, Windows and Amazon on the Maze Customer Advisory Board. Maze, who has been recognized by Web Summit as one of their Top 30 Seed Startups Worldwide, is a user testing platform that turns prototypes into actionable insights... 


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