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Skills dearth and declining research a major challenge

28th April 2006 SRK Consulting chairperson Peter Terbrugge tells Mining Weekly that the global skills dearth is one of the main challenges facing the consulting engineering profession today. 

Shortage of skilled engineers can be overcome

28th April 2006 The CEO of mining and minerals consulting engineering company TWP, Nigel Townshend, tells Mining Weekly that intensive staff training and sophisticated computer-based process and quality systems can help overcome the shortage of qualified and experienced engineers.Townshend states that the global... 

Institute throws its weight behind water initiative

31st March 2006 National Water Week is an important annual awareness campaign of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Dwaf). The campaign serves as a power-ful mechanism to popularise the importance of water to the general public and to the general water stakeholder group. It creates a platform for Dwaf... 

Waterborne bacterium poses health risk

31st March 2006 A waterborne bacterium found naturally in the environment (water and soil) is responsible for causing the respiratory disease known as Legionnaires Disease. 

Covering all aspects of sewage-water management

31st March 2006 The chemical and bacteriological analysis of water samples conducted by Regen Waters Laboratory are realised by employing highly sophisticated instrumentation and extensively qualified personnel, says Regen Waters manager, Ludolf Uys. 

Valves manufacturer active in water sector

31st March 2006 Represented globally since 1989, Gunric Valves is the only manufacturer of metal-seated butterfly valves in South Africa. 

Water-treatment plant completed

31st March 2006 The recovery, treatment and re-use of surface, subsurface and other domestic and industrial waste water is an important part of water management at Process Water Technologies. 

Product range satisfies underground transport needs

31st March 2006 As a supplier of safety-enhanced features for vehicles carrying personnel in potentially hazardous environments of underground and surface transport, Truckline Services has more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. 

Fail-safe braking systems bring vehicles to a quick halt

31st March 2006 With more than 30 years experience in the industry NCS Engineering has been specialising in the design and manufacture of the MaximB range of liquid-cooled fail-safe braking systems for rubber-tyred underground mining vehicles since 1988. 

Fully-automated system

31st March 2006 The world�s first fully-automated underground trucking system is now in operation at De Beers� Finsch diamond-mine. 

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