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New hydraulic stope-support prop developed

19th September 2003 With safety and capital costs becoming more of a priority in mining operations, stope support equipment manufacturer Elbroc Mining has developed a low-cost hydraulic stope support prop. 

Resource defining made easy

19th September 2003 The first step in undertaking an alluvial diamond-mining project is to assess the 

SA mining industry needs to improve its safety record

19th September 2003 Technological advancement in South Africa has not yet translated to safety records that match those of developed countries. 

The outsourcing of laboratory services is gaining ground, says company

12th September 2003 There has been a mind shift in the South African coal-mining industry, with local coal companies realising that outsourcing laboratory management to an independent specialist adds credibility to their products, reports Coal and Mineral Technologies (CMT) MD Johan Bekker. 

Programme targets seven research areas for 2004

12th September 2003 The South African coal-mining industry’s research programme, Coaltech 2020, has identified seven areas of focus that it will research next year. 

Expansion delay foils SA’s 2004 coal export plan

12th September 2003 The delay of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal’s (RBCT) phase five expansion from 72-million t/y to 82-million t/y, also known as the South Dunes Coal Terminal (SDCT) project, has resulted in South African coal exports languishing. 

Coal production declines slightly

12th September 2003 According to the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) Minerals Bureau report for 2002/3, South Africa’s run-of-mine coal production last year decreased by five-million tons from 290-million tons in 2001, to 285-million tons in 2002. 

Metorex to start mining new Middelburg reserve next year

12th September 2003 As a growing company, diversified mid-tier miner Metorex is always looking for new growth opportunities and acquisitions, its latest acquisition in South Africa being a coal reserve situated on the outskirts of Middelburg, in Mpumalanga. 

Civils firm designs screening building for Mpumalanga coal-mine

12th September 2003 Consulting civil and structural engineering firm Holley and Associates, of Gauteng, has designed a large screening building for a Mpumalanga coal-mine. 

Smelters vital to local aluminium industry

22nd August 2003 Smelters are the backbone of the South African aluminium industry, as they are to a number of local industries. 

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