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Nadine Ramdass

Nadine Ramdass

Nadine Ramdass is a Creamer Media Features Journalist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Southern Africa deemed highly prospective for diamonds

20th May 2022 Diamond exploration and project development company Botswana Diamonds regards Southern Africa as one of the most prospective destinations for diamonds globally. The Kalahari region of Botswana has potential for a new diamond mine, while the Thorny River project, in Limpopo, South Africa, has... 

Junior mining regulations need to be amended, says law firm

20th May 2022 Regulations impacting on junior miners must be amended to address the unique challenges and needs of the various types of miners currently classified as juniors, says law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech. Through more targeted regulations and a streamlined application process, the junior... 

Specialised miller grinds down challenges

20th May 2022 Specialised milling and base minerals processor African Pegmatite uses its 50 years of experience in milling and grinding to meet customer requirements while mitigating various industry challenges using creative solutions and its honed milling knowledge. The company prepares minerals that cannot... 

Exploration sector has not received enough investment

20th May 2022 The specialised exploration sector in South Africa has not been fully developed or invested in, which has resulted in the junior mining sector mainly comprising of medium-sized producers as opposed to specialised exploration companies, explains mining employers’ organisation Minerals Council... 

New products added to portfolio, renew interest in metrology solutions

13th May 2022 Measuring instruments supplier B&R Metrology introduced new products to its portfolio to counteract the decline in enquiries for metrology products as manufacturing and engineering companies navigate Covid-related impacts, and to pursue new sales tactics and increase its online presence. As a... 

Electronic detonators ensure effective blasting

6th May 2022 Opencast mines have to contend with rising costs as they go deeper. Efficiency is required to contain these costs and remain profitable, which is offered by digital technology such as blast planning software and electronic detonation systems. Electronic detonator systems, such as mining... 

Pre-owned equipment demand spikes

6th May 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic, and its related impacts, has caused severe delays for mining companies procuring new opencast mining machinery. As a result, mines and related contractors have turned to purchasing pre-owned equipment. Since the beginning of the pandemic, mining contractors have experienced... 

Machinery maintenance key to mitigating downtime

6th May 2022 Machine downtime – particularly for drill rigs – significantly impacts on the opencast mining industry, with the loss in productivity caused by scheduled and unscheduled downtime resulting in significant revenue losses for mining companies. Therefore, companies must prioritise the mitigation and... 

Proactive measures ensure targets are reached

6th May 2022 Coal mining company Canyon Coal ensures that its Khanye Colliery, in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, follows a proactive approach to managing and mitigating the impacts of potential challenges. Implementing precautionary measures has enabled the colliery to continuously mine and process 200 000 t a... 

Project unpacks 4IR skills-related needs

29th April 2022 Industry cluster organisation Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa’s (Memsa’s) Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Skills Study Project seeks to understand the 4IR skills-related needs of local manufacturers of mining equipment. 4IR and skills development is a relatively new exploration... 

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