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Mc'Kyla Nortje

Mc'Kyla Nortje

Mc'Kyla Nortje is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Reduce exports, increase beneficiation – CDAA

17th May 2019 Nonprofit organisation Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) encourages countries, such as Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to reduce their copper exports and start investing in infrastructure to support the use of copper in downstream industries. CDAA executive chairperson... 

Foundry company plans further expansion into Zambia

17th May 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Zambian branch will expand its workshop into a fully equipped heavy machine and fabrication shop with fabrication facilities to cater for other industries. Thos Begbie Zambia MD Piet du Preez highlights this as the medium- to... 

Taxation, labour laws under spotlight at Caminex

17th May 2019 This year’s CAMINEX trade expo, which will be held from June 4 to 6 at the Kitwe Showgrounds, in Zambia, will focus on key topics such as taxation and labour laws, says event organiser Copperbelt, Agricultural and Commercial Show Society (CACSS) chairperson London Mwafulilwa. The discussions on... 

UMS Group follows alternative shaft sinking methodologies

19th April 2019 Mining solutions provider Underground Mining Services (UMS) Group is focusing on an alternative shaft sinking methodology that emphasises safety and mechanisation. The UMS Group comprises Shaft Sinkers as well as Mining Engineering Technical Services (METS) aims to provide clients with the full... 

Ivanplats to complete early-works construction at Platreef Shaft 2

19th April 2019 Ivanplats, the South African subsidiary of Ivanhoe Mines, is expected to complete early-works construction at Shaft 2 of the Platreef palladium/platinum/nickel/copper/gold/rhodium project, near Mokopane, in Limpopo, South Africa, in the second quarter, says Ivanplats VP and project director... 

Supplier awarded accommodation project for Guinea gold mine

29th March 2019 Mass accommodation and product supplier Ascot Site Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply the necessary equipment for the kitchen, laundry facilities, rooms, dining halls and recreational facilities for the camp at a new gold mine in Guinea, in West Africa. Ascot Site Solutions MD Rhett... 

Accommodation supplier expands Botswana footprint

29th March 2019 Since establishing a footprint in Botswana in 1991 to cater to the site accommodation needs of mines, modular building supplier Speedspace Botswana has expanded its operations by opening a new satellite branch in Letlhakane, in northern Botswana. Operations at the new branch, which Speedspace... 

Namibian uranium industry prepares for uptick

22nd February 2019 Amid a depressed market and low uranium prices, the Namibian uranium industry is streamlining operations through process optimisation and undertaking additional exploration, to overcome these challenges and be prepared for when the market improves, says Namibian Uranium Institute (NUI) executive... 

Consultancy implements responsible, sustainable practices for tailings facilities

22nd February 2019 Multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy Knight Piésold aims to improve project sustainability this year and lower the possible risks that can arise from tailings facilities. This includes regular inspections, geotechnical investigations  and necessary slope analysis, says... 



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