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How Holcim is using Komatsu’s iSite fleet management system to drive production and safety breakthroughs – and reduce CO2 emissions

1st December 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a global leader in sustainable and innovative building and construction solutions, Holcim is committed to driving its operations towards net zero. Over the past two years the company has been implementing a ground-breaking fleet management system set to play a key role in achieving its aims.... 

Drill & blast but not change that lasts: Why investing in behavioural skills is critical for mining’s sustainability 

1st December 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Arjen de Bruin, Managing Director at OIM Consulting – specialists in building supervisor capacity within the mining sector Over the past few years, both government and the corporate sector have invested some serious effort, energy and resources into skills development within the mining industry.  

LED Lighting Donated to Matolweni Community Crèche

29th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have been involved in a heart-warming project where LED luminaires were donated to Matolweni Early Childhood Development Centre in Drayini Village, outside of Idutywa, Eastern Cape. The original Matolweni Early Childhood Development Centre was a mud hut crèche. High... 

WSP and SLR Consulting oversee the complete design and construction of the Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine Doornpoort Tailings Storage Facility (TSF)

29th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Two market leading professional firms sustain a successful collaborative relationship over 10+ years, bringing deep-technical expertise, innovation and project oversight to Gold Fields South Deep Gold Mine.  In 2007 Golder Africa (now WSP in Africa) and Metago (now SLR Consulting) were appointed... 

Government calls for improved mine safety measures to mitigate the risk of conveyor belt fires 

29th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Wynand Marx, CEO at the BBE Group   Conveyor belts used in underground and above ground mining operations to transport bulk solids can often be a leading cause of fire and consequent fatalities and injury.   

EPSA and Immersive Technologies Partner in Global Mining Workforce Development 

28th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Immersive Technologies and EPSA have partnered in a number of community workforce development projects.  For a phosphate project in Saudi Arabia, EPSA has implemented a Komatsu HD785-7 Simulator training program with a focus to enhance operational readiness and support EPSA’s strategy to train a... 

Komatsu’s electric offering expanded

28th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Komastu offered a preview into the future of the construction and mining industry, with a huge presence at bauma focused on smart construction and electric machines. The brand’s extensive presence at the event spotlighted nearly 40 pieces of equipment while highlighting Komatsu’s deep... 

Babcock introduces new Volvo EC550E in southern Africa

24th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following its global debut at the start of this year, the much-awaited Volvo EC550E crawler excavator is now available in southern Africa. Ideal for mining, quarrying and large infrastructure projects, the new 55-t class machine delivers up to 35% more productivity and a 22% improvement in fuel... 

PDAC 2023 Awards Recognize Five Outstanding Industry Leaders

24th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is honoured to announce that five top international and domestic performers were selected for their distinctions, contributions and successes in mineral exploration and development. Now in its 45th year, the annual PDAC Awards showcase... 

PDAC 2023 Awards Recognize Five Outstanding Industry Leaders

LED Lighting and Lighting Control Solution for Primary School

24th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED lighting solution with lighting control for Laerskool Garsfontein’s main sports field and assembly hall in Pretoria, Gauteng. Laerskool Garsfontein, established 40 years ago, is one of the highest ranked primary schools in Pretoria. Sports forms a... 

Sandvik's battery electric range paves route to mine of the future

23rd November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sandvik has long been a leading innovator in mining technology, and the launch of its battery electric vehicles now brings opportunities previously only dreamed about by the mining sector. Speaking recently at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in South Africa, Sandvik vice-president strategy... 

Sandvik’s TH665B is the world’s largest underground mining truck and is powered by an 8-tonne battery built with mining in mind
Sandvik’s TH665B is the world’s largest underground mining truck and is powered by an 8-tonne battery built with mining in mind

Business and social partners join forces to progress Mpumalanga just transition

23rd November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The initiative aimed at driving large-scale, socio-economic development through collaboration of business and social partners Mpumalanga's economic activity is underpinned by carbon-intensive industries which support livelihoods and negatively impacts quality of air and water. South Africa’s... 

ZAC golfing-for-good raises record funds for charity

23rd November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Suppliers and other participants of Zululand Anthracite Colliery’s (ZAC’s) 2022 Golf Day raised a record of R310 000 in support of community development initiatives. In 2021 and 2020, the event raised R250 000 and R300 000 respectively.  On 16 November 2022, Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC)... 

Sedna joins forces with Nokia to accelerate mining automation, advanced digital solutions in Africa

17th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has strengthened its partnership with Nokia to co-operate on the technological advancement and development of Africa’s mining sector. With demand for digital solutions and automation in mining on the rise, Sedna and Nokia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at... 

The use of Corflex Pinch Valves through Ergo Operations in South Africa

17th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In 1978 the Anglo American Ergo Operation started on the eastern side of Johannesburg in South Africa for the recovery of pyrite containing gold, uranium and sulphur from old gold mines slimes dams of which there are many as mining of Johannesburg area has been going for many years. Johannesburg... 

Mines increasingly seeing value in digital systems

15th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Judging from interactions with mining customers at Electra Mining Africa 2022, Weir Minerals Africa notes that there is a growing demand for digital integration, which provides mines with data to develop strategic improvements to their operations. “Several customers spoke about the need for real... 

Why are you still with Eskom?

15th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is a viable alternative with a strong history in power generation - just ask 42 countries!  There is no reason to persevere with load shedding while the industry “waits” for renewable energy. Like deer in the headlights, South Africa has kept its focus on Eskom-driven... 

Cooling The Clon(curry) – Mine Cooling At Its Best

14th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With average winter temperatures barely dipping below the 25 degree mark and summer shifting it into the 40’s, it’s fitting that the town of Cloncurry is nicknamed “The Curry”. Phase 1 

What mining, mental health and marathons have in common: The importance of psychological fitness

10th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Lani van der Merwe, Organisational Development Consultant at OIM Consulting You’re most likely familiar with the definition of fitness, as it applies to your body. If considered fit, you might be able to run, swim or cycle for longer periods or at high intensity, with your body easily... 

Solar Highmast Lighting

10th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED solar highmast lighting solution for a village in the North West Province, South Africa. BEKA Schréder’s South-African designed and manufactured SOLARFLOOD highmast lighting solution has been installed in a village which has not had any... 

The Inaugural US Business in Africa Awards and Conference 2022

10th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / US businesses that operate in Africa and US-Africa trade relations recently came under the spotlight at the inaugural US Business in Africa Awards (USBAA) ceremony and conference. The Awards, which celebrated US businesses in Africa that are contributing to Africa’s development, took place at the... 

Huayou Cobalt awards tailings filtration equipment order to Metso Outotec

9th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on November 9, 2022, at 09:00 a.m. EET Metso Outotec has been awarded a repeat order to deliver sustainable tailings filtration technology for Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co. Ltd.’s new laterite nickel mine project in Indonesia. The order value, which is not... 

Growing rights focus in due diligence for lenders

9th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Vassie Maharaj and Dr Vidette Bester, SRK Consulting After more than a decade since the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights was ratified, the impact of mining and other industrial projects on human rights has become a centre-stage risk for financial institutions. 

VEGA South Africa Opens New Headquarters in Lanseria  

4th November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 15,000 square-meter headquarters is a key investment in the company’s customers, employees, and community. (Lanseria, JHB) November 1st, 2022 – VEGA South Africa. - a leading supplier of level, switching, pressure and nucleonic instrumentation, and a wholly owned subsidiary of VEGA Grieshaber KG... 

Although the following information is addressed to contractors, it will also be of value to everybody anticipating shutting down during December

2nd November 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By now we are all looking forward to the end of the year. However, not without being faced with the dilemma of having to “batten down the hatches” and review risk mitigation measures, to take care of the forces of nature and other perils, that are real risks of our everyday lives. Consort would... 

Crate expectations: Sandvik improves sustainability of packaging

31st October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As part of its 2030 Sustainability Goals, Sandvik aims to achieve at least 90% material circularity in its operations for products, waste and packaging. Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is already taking steps to reduce all unnecessary and single use packaging from the millions of spare parts... 

The ECOBAY family is growing

28th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the expansion of their ECOBAY lowbay and highbay lighting range! The ECOBAY is the ideal luminaire for lighting industrial facilities to optimize light levels and return of investment. BEKA Schréder have added a visually pleasing round PCB, and an optional... 

Iron Ore Mining Operation Invests in AHS Workforce Training Solutions

27th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An iron ore mining operation has invested in workforce development solutions from Immersive Technologies to boost the capability of their heavy equipment operator workforce.  Headquartered in Perth Western Australia, operating several iron ore mines, their operations are positioned as one of the... 

Can a mining company get ‘SLAPP-ed’?

26th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The short answer is… probably not. By Muhammed Khan – Director at NSDV 

A veterans analyst's thoughts on investing in the diversified miners

26th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / James Bennett, Global Equity Analyst, Anchor Capital I covered the SA-listed diversified miners on the sell-side (the term used in the financial services industry that denotes a firm that sells investment services to asset management companies [buy-side] or corporate entities) for over two... 

Mincon Group unveils next-generation DTH hammer range

25th October 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mincon Group plc has unveiled its next-generation DTH hammer range that will be available starting in 2023. The product range is centred around high-efficiency DTH hammers that combine class-leading penetration rates with proven energy savings that will help customers reduce their drilling costs... 

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