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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New haul dumper to be fully operational by April

28th March 2014 Developed as a joint venture (JV) between mining equipment group Bell Equipment and South Africa-based mining equipment company Aard Mining Equipment, a new underground haul truck (UHT), the B33L (Bell branding) or A33 (Aard branding) is expected to be fully operational by the beginning of April,... 

Winders go mobile, open new market

28th March 2014 The development of mobile rescue winders has created a new gap in the global mining mobility and underground transport market, reports Kempton Park-based engineering services company Winches and Winders (W&W). 

Bigger ships possible after port expansion

14th March 2014 Following the upgrade, namely Phase 3.5, completed last year, the Mozambique-based Terminal de Carvao da Matola (TCM) now has 25% additional capacity, from six-million tons yearly to 7.5-millions tons yearly, increasing the ports potential to export magnetite, iron-ore and coal. 

Spin filters increase safety on coal mines

14th March 2014 When used in coal mining and materials handling processes, inertial spin filter technology for industrial dust separation can help eliminate the risk of coal-dust explosions and fires and create a safer working environment for mining company personnel, says Pretoria-based specialised engineering... 

Supplying Eskom is coal industry’s greatest challenge, says professional services firm

14th March 2014 The greatest and most immediate challenge currently facing the South African coal sector is security of supply for State-owned power utility Eskom, says professional services firm KPMG Africa mining transaction leader Werner Jacobs. 

Project to recover ultrafines from Moz coal mine

14th March 2014 Environmental and process technologies company Enprotec has taken on its first cross-border project, with the installation of an ultrafine recovery and dewatering plant, at Jindal Africa’s Chirodzi coal mine, in Mozambique’s Tete province. 

LEDs for aesthetic performance

21st February 2014 Light-emitting diode (LED) solutions were chosen as part of the aesthetic upgrades for the stores of cellular services provider MTN. Designers and manufacturers of LED solutions LED Lighting South Africa (SA) worked with MTN’s store design team for the first time at the end of 2012 to use LED... 

LED market shows dynamic growth

21st February 2014 Johannesburg-based luminaire designer and manufacturer Beka Schréder says the light-emitting diode (LED) market is showing highly dynamic development, particularly in the areas of general lighting. 

Software company provides mobile project management solution

14th February 2014 Mobile project management solutions can increase productivity, lessen administration and save money in the long term, says software solutions provider FOXit. 

Cloud-based project solution implemented at blue-chip clients

14th February 2014 Project management company SSG Consulting’s cloud-based KEY360 project management software solution is being implemented at an increasing number of blue-chip clients, including several South Africa-based mining houses. 


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