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Pimani Baloyi

Pimani Baloyi

Pimani Baloyi is a former Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Private sector, govt should discuss BEE

17th July 2015 Black economic empowerment- (BEE-) compliant companies, the private sector and government should discuss ways in which the mining industry can ensure it creates business opportunities for reliable and effective BEE-compliant companies, says local mining pumps engineering company Turbo Tech Pumps.... 

Mines encouraged to contribute to Moz power grid

5th June 2015 Organisers of the yearly Powering Africa: Mozambique investment meeting, EnergyNet, say that this year’s two-day event, held last month in Maputo, focused on getting the mining sector and other industries that have energy-producing capabilities to contribute to Mozambique’s national grid to... 

Moz coal conference to focus on attracting foreign investment

5th June 2015 The sixth yearly Mozambique Coal Conference, to be held on July 27 and 28 in Maputo, will focus on ways to attract further investment in the country’s coal mining industry. The conference will also emphasise the latest developments in the industry, rail and port infrastructure development... 

Negotiations under way for Benga mine contract extension

5th June 2015 Contract mining company MCC is in negotiations with mining consortium Indian Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) to continue providing mining services or a mining solution, for ICVL’s  Benga mine in Tete, Mozambique, as its current contract expires in December this year. MCC, the contract mining and... 

Study recommends ‘greater dialogue’ during resettlement

5th June 2015 The ‘Mining, Resettlement and Lost Livelihoods: Listening to the voices of resettled communities in Mualadzi, Mozambique’ study published by nongovernmental aid and development organisation Oxfam in April 2015 calls for “greater dialogue” between mining affected communities, the government and... 

Smelter substation PLC upgrade under way

5th June 2015 Industrial automation and information solutions provider Rockwell Automation South Africa is upgrading the programmable logic controller (PLC) of mining major BHP Billiton’s joint venture (JV) Mozal aluminium smelter’s 22 kV substation, in Maputo, Mozambique. The PLC upgrade, which is scheduled... 

Coupling specialist awarded spares contract

5th June 2015 The South African wing of Germany-headquartered couplings manufacturer Voith has been awarded a contract to provide repair work and spares for a major coal operation in Tete, Mozambique. Voith regional sales manager for Africa Hans Voshol explains that the contract follows the company’s supply... 

Moz government, private sector committed to infrastructure development, sustainable mining

5th June 2015 The private and public sectors in Mozambique have shown a commitment to developing the infrastructure necessary for sustainable mining activity in the country, says strategy and communications consulting firm CV&A Mozambique partner José Pedro Luís. He tells Mining Weekly that although the... 

Fatigue-monitoring COP welcomed

21st May 2015 Fatigue-management advocacy company Fatigue Sharks and technology developer Prism Services have welcomed the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) code of practice (COP) on risk based fatigue management, which requires miners to compile and implement a code to monitor and take fatigue into... 

Major mining commodities show decline in worker fatalities

15th May 2015 In February this year diamond producer Namdeb Diamond Corporation was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Cooperative Education Unit (CEU) of tertiary education institute Polytechnic for exposing students to a real work environment under Polytechnic’s Work Integrated Learning programme. 

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