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Ventilation on demand a crucial consideration for mines as energy consumption costs rise

Updated 5 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Steve Hardcastle, Managing Director of BBE Canada Mining operations consume a massive amount of energy, with the energy consumption of the global mining industry amounting to 80% of world’s electricity usage, according to The World Counts. Unfortunately, most of the energy consumed by mines is... 

Outsourcing Onboarding is crucial to both cost savings and safety standards in mining

Updated 5 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Jared Kangisser, CEO of KBC Health & Safety The high-risk mining sector is, for obvious reasons, heavily regulated regarding health and safety. The sector has complex processes and ensuring everyone has the core skills and competencies necessary to perform their tasks safely is key. Mines must... 

TNPA employs its biggest cohort of interns to address youth unemployment

5th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Approximately 288 South African unemployed graduates have commenced a two-year internship programme, thanks to what Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) considers as its largest single recruitment activity executed across its port system designed to address the high rate of unemployed youth.... 

Momentum behind Collision Prevention on mines

5th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): While Proximity Detection Systems (PDSs) have been around for little more than 15 years, the offerings on the market today are streets ahead of what was first made available; this complexity has to be well managed by the sector if the solutions are to be effective.   “The... 

AR Controls well positioned to ride copper, cobalt and nickel wave in Africa and South America

5th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the global mining industry on the cusp of a commodity super cycle the likes of which was last seen in 2015, this remains the largest, most lucrative, and low risk market for valves in Africa. “Copper has proven especially robust during a depressed financial market,” notes AR Controls... 

Zest WEG poised for African growth

4th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive footprint in the African market.  “We now have six manufacturing facilities in Gauteng and Cape Town,... 

Trafo's flexibility on show at Electra Mining

4th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Because of the individual nature of mines, a one-size-fits-all solution is often unfeasible. With that in mind, leading dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions will use Electra Mining Africa 2022 to showcase its ability to customise its solutions for mine-specific conditions.... 

Weir Minerals Africa has big plans for Electra Mining

4th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals Africa, which enjoyed excellent attendance at its stand at the last Electra Mining Africa in 2018, will once again be exhibiting its extensive range of minerals processing equipment at this year’s show where it will have a capacious 300 m2 outdoor exhibit. “After the cancellation of... 

Kwatani casts the spotlight on innovation and digitalisation

4th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In response to the innovation imperative in the mining sector, Kwatani will use Electra Mining Africa 2022 – to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 5 to 9 September – as the ideal platform to cast the spotlight on its modern multi-slope screen design and the company’s strides in digital... 

IPR to showcase its pump dewatering and dredging offering at Electra Mining

4th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fast-growing pump dewatering and dredging specialist IPR (previously Integrated Pump Rental) has ambitious plans for this year’s Electra Mining Africa, reflecting the importance the company – which derives most of its turnover from the mining industry – attaches to the show. “IPR is a young... 

Integrated Pump Technology plans expanding southern Africa footprint

4th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Participation at Electra Mining Africa 2022 will serve to underpin Integrated Pump Technology’s drive to increase its footprint in Africa. According to general manager, Jordan Marsh in the less than 10 years since the company secured the Grindex pump distributorship for southern Africa it has... 

FLSmidth to focus on MissionZero at Electra Mining

4th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FLSmidth, a global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions to the minerals processing industry, will be using this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to demonstrate the progress it is making in realising its MissionZero strategy, an ambitious programme which aims at allowing mines... 

Transformative new solar power project to boost sustainable energy in KCD 

1st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An innovative new partnership between South32 Hillside Aluminium and Solana Energy is set to transform the Richard’s Bay and King Cetshwayo District (KCD) economic regions and bring much-needed sustainable energy to one of South Africa’s most important commercial hubs. Launching in June 2022,... 

CRU appoints new Business Development Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa

1st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / CRU is pleased to announce that Tumelo Mokhobo has joined the business as a Business Development Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. Tumelo will work across CRU’s mining, metals and fertilizer segments to manage existing relationships and establish new ones... 

Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment

30th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles are essential to ensure that the fire prevention system is in good... 

The outsourced asset care service – is this a panacea for the struggling maintenance departments of small to medium-sized enterprises?

29th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Proper and consistent maintenance can make or break businesses. The headline in a local newspaper, Business Day – dated 13/06/2022, reads “Poor performance and degradation of rail and port infrastructure have seen SA’s coal exports drop 20% from about 80 million tonnes in 2017 to about 64 million... 

SITECH SA has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for Loadscan® in the African territory

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over 20 years ago, Loadscan® invented and patented the original load volume scanner, and since then has been the market leader in providing certified, accurate and reliable load information in various industries. They are the only volumetric scanning manufacturer with internationally recognised... 

Dealing with fire risk in a mining environment

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining vehicles such as excavators, haul trucks and even drag lines are high-value assets that operate in arduous conditions where there is a high fire risk. This means that pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles are essential to ensure that the fire prevention system is in good... 

Training programme at VUP delivers sought-after skills

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Thanks to Murray & Roberts Cementation’s training initiatives at the Venetia Underground Project (VUP) near Musina in Limpopo Province, two community members – Lucky Ndou and Nakedi Montja – have been able to realise their dreams of becoming diesel mechanics, a qualification in high demand in... 

Would you have an unqualified planner planning your shutdown?

28th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maintenance shutdowns are frequently required to carry out maintenance (and other) activities that can only be done while the process is offline. Maintenance shutdowns are costly to implement and require intensive planning. A solid plan ensures that quality work gets done within scope, budget and... 

Eightfold surge in profits in 2020 sees Shumani clinch major business award

23rd June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An eightfold surge in profits during 2020, the height of the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, has seen Shumani Industrial Equipment awarded the 2021 Goscor Business Unit of the Year Award. Outstanding new equipment forklift sales, combined with a large contribution from the expanded rental... 

Planned implosion of two silos at Kusasalethu in Carletonville

23rd June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Numerous mines in South Africa are either reaching the end of their productive lifespans, or have redundant infrastructure on-site that either needs to be refurbished or demolished. Here is where Phoenecian Group offers an essential service to the mining industry. The company specialises in... 

Global growth for proven Multotec trommel screens

21st June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The demand for trommel screens is picking up globally, contributing to the growing international footprint of South Africa-based minerals processing equipment specialist Multotec. According to Francois Fouche, vice-president of screen media at Multotec, the company’s reputation for quality,... 

More to see and do at Electra Mining Africa, celebrating 50 years this year

21st June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Electra Mining Africa and its line-up of conferences and free-to-attend seminars will be taking place from 5-9 September at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. Hundreds of exhibitors are ready to showcase their latest innovations, technology, products and services at Southern Africa’s... 

ERSBio partners with ALCO-Safe to incorporate alcohol testing into customised intelligent time and attendance solutions

17th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ERSBio, a leading South African specialist in customised biometric time and attendance solutions, has partnered with ALCO-Safe to incorporate standalone breathalysers with advanced reporting capabilities into their offering.  “Alcohol testing is a natural extension of time and attendance... 

Ipieca becomes official African Energy Week Partner

15th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / African Energy Week (AEW), one of Africa’s premier events for the oil and gas sector, is proud to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Ipieca, the global oil and gas association for advancing environmental and social performance across the energy transition. As an official partner... 

UMS fast-tracks projects with front-end engineering capability

14th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Over the last five years, the United Mining Services (UMS) Group has evolved its operations to combine the capabilities of the UMS METS and UMS Shaft Sinkers businesses to facilitate a seamless project transition for clients from concept to prefeasibility, feasibility and into execution.  With... 

Customised design wins Anglogan crane order

14th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): An order for an overhead crane and gantry specifically designed to overcome delivery and functionality constraints has been placed by Consulmet Pty Ltd on crane and hoist manufacturer Condra. Manufacture of the crane, which is for a mine in Angola, began in April. A customised... 

MacLean battery electric mining vehicle technology to support Glencore all-electric mine

14th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Craig Mine Onaping Depth Project selects MacLean full-fleet electrification With the Onaping Depth Project advancing towards production, MacLean battery electric mining vehicles (BEVs) have been selected by Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Glencore Sudbury INO) as one of the... 

Sandvik customers welcome new crushing solution

13th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Quarry owners have given an enthusiastic reception to two new Sandvik static crushing solutions – the Reborn plant and the FastPlant™ – which both offer fast delivery times and substantial cost savings. The plants clearly fill a market need and several installations are already up and running in... 

OPTRON

10th June 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dear Valued Client We are pleased to announce that OPTRON has been appointed as the African distributor for Reutech Mining, a division of Reutech (Pty) Ltd. 

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