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Clarion Events Africa moves DRC Mining Week to October

6th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Due to the current status of the global COVID-19 virus and the ban applied on mass gatherings by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Clarion Events Africa (formerly Spintelligent) is rescheduling DRC Mining Week. The event, which was due to take place from 17-19 June, will now run... 

Dump trucks: New MK-42 to beat them all

6th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Best of its kind: GHH developed the new MK-42 dump truck with this claim in mind. In fact, in some areas it is the first in its class. The German manufacturer of heavy machinery for civil engineering, tunnelling and mining is considered a rock in the industry. Its roots go back to 1758.  The... 

New Cat® AD63 Underground Articulated Truck features increased payload, advanced emissions controls, enhanced comfort and serviceability

6th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new Cat® AD63 Underground Articulated Truck features 5 percent increased payload and more torque for enhanced production capabilities, compared to its predecessor, the AD60. The new AD63 also can be configured to meet the strictest diesel engine emissions regulations—for both regulatory... 

The CoronaFighter WebApp brings South Africa immediate aid – track your symptoms daily

6th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / CoronaFighter presents us with the opportunity to be calm and mindful about our health status daily – screen for COVID-19 and stay empowered in the #CoronaFight 

Renewable power at Sandvik Zimbabwe cuts climate impact

6th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Solar power is driving Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s world-class facility in Zimbabwe, already saving the company over 400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.  

Kwatani gearbox delivers excellent screening throughput performance in coal application

6th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kwatani’s objective to position itself as an expert and advisor for screening applications has seen it execute a project that successfully delivered optimised throughput performance for one of the largest coal mining companies in South Africa. 

Weba Chutes take Africa in their stride

6th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With its custom-designed transfer point solutions at mines across Africa, Weba Chute Systems has proved its chutes in commodities from platinum and gold to coal and copper. 

Lab experts take sampling to new heights

2nd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the general decline in ore grades in mining, FLSmidth’s market-leading expertise in mineral sampling and laboratory automation holds increasing value to mines. 

What material can the MB-HDS shafts screener process? Let’s have a look at construction sites around the world

1st April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new MB-HDS shafts screener is versatile, enabling you to process a wide range of different materials directly on site without additional costs. 

COVID-19: Gekko co-founder develops ventilator prototype

1st April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A group of collaborators in Ballarat have formed a response group seeking to both deliver a viable and suitable ventilator for both local use and potential global application. Successful inventor, Clunies Ross Science Award Winner, and International Mining Hall of Fame Inductee, Sandy Gray,... 

RCT automates mine fleet in Burkina Faso

1st April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / World-leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT is pleased to have executed a project with African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) at the Siou underground gold mine in Burkina Faso. Earlier this year RCT commissioned its ControlMaster® Guidance Automation technology on two of Siou’s CAT... 

Factory of the Year postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As lockdown is enforced in an effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), event organisers nationwide have heeded the call and either postponed or cancelled their events to reduce the risk of further infections. As part of the annual calendar, the Factory of The Year (FoTY)... 

Why RFID is a ‘must-have’ technology, regardless of sector

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The benefits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are far-reaching, pertinent to many industries and for a variety of applications. One such gain is quick and efficient data capturing for intelligent asset tracking and management, explains Marc van der Poll, network architect at... 

HSRC commences public survey to assess awareness of Covid 19 among South Africans

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today announced that it would launch its public survey to better understand what the South African public knows about Covid 19, state of readiness to deal with this global pandemic and how they feel about it. The survey comes within the context of a... 

SIM SENEGAL returns for its 6th edition

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 6th edition of the biennial event, SIM SENEGAL, will take place from 03-05 November at the Hotel King Fahd Palace, in Dakar, Senegal. This three-day event is organized by the Ministry of Mines & Geology, Senegal in association with AME Trade Ltd. The main theme will be “Mines and Geology:... 

IMDEX technology offers improvements across mining value chain

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading global mining-tech company IMDEX is leveraging developments in communications, data storage and cloud technology to provide the mining industry with applications that can fundamentally improve their operations. IMDEX General Manager, Product Development, Dr Michelle Carey and Principal... 

Industry experts come together on tailings dams

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and... 

BMG's products and solutions for welding fume extraction

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BMG’s Tools & Equipment division has introduced a range of specialist products, systems and services to assist industry to create a healthy and safe work environment, by reducing the risks associated with welding and cutting fumes, grinding dust and oil mist. “Global industry has instituted new... 

BMG's products and solutions for welding fume extraction
Self-cleaning fume extractors are designed to remove welding fumes on-site in confined areas and spaces that are difficult to reach by fixed welding fume extraction systems.

COVID-19 update: DRDGold pledges support for national lockdown, calls for calm

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD; JSE: DRD, NYSE: DRD) CEO Niël Pretorius, in an open letter to stakeholders published on the company’s website, has pledged DRDGOLD’s support for the national lockdown declared by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night to help contain the spread of... 

Market diversification remains Master Drilling’s sweet spot in a challenging operating environment

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Master Drilling Group Limited (Master Drilling, JSE: MDI), a global leader in providing drilling services to various sectors, today reported its results for the year ended 31 December 2019, recording an increase in revenue of 6.9% to USD148.3 million and a slight decrease in operating profit of... 

MICROMINE hits back at Covid-19 with free software offer

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining software leader MICROMINE has come up with an innovative response as the mining community faces downtime because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The software supplier is offering the mining community free access during April to its leading general mining package, Micromine 2020.... 

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system 

25th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industries rely on their large mobile equipment to work around the clock, therefore, their fire protection should do the same, says Alberton-based fire protection specialist Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (AFST). The ANSUL LVS liquid agent vehicle fire suppression system and Checkfire... 

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system

Fluor South Africa names Bill Langenbach as new GM

25th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fluor Corporation announced today that Bill Langenbach has been named as the company’s new general manager for South Africa. “I look forward to continue building Fluor’s presence in Africa as we offer comprehensive services to clients in diverse industries across the region,” said Langenbach. 

Finding sustainable ways to resettle communities

23rd March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In December 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) published its Draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines for comment – part of its process to standardise resettlement practice in mining. Among the stakeholders offering input is global consulting engineers and scientists... 

Dry installation of grindex pump at Iron-Ore mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An iron ore mine in the Northern Cape is benefiting from the versatility of a Grindex Bravo 800 pump, which was recently dry-installed by Integrated Pump Technology for boosting slurry flow. According to Justin Bawden, key account manager at Integrated Pump Technology, the submersible Grindex... 

New technology to sweep away old drilling habits

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading global mining-tech company IMDEX is grappling with industry issues to improve exploration drilling productivity rates that have not moved significantly for 30 years — just as the mining industry searches deeper and deeper for new deposits. IMDEX Global Product Manager Nick Payne says more... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

20th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Autonomous drills improve safety for contract miner

By: Darren Parker     20th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JSE-listed Basil Read’s mining arm Basil Read Mining subsidiary Blasting and Excavating (B&E)has entered into a partnership with India- based original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Revathi Equipment and other local partner Paramount Tracks to acquire several C650 autonomous drills. 

Autonomous drills improve safety for contract miner
NATHAN WILLIAMS The way forward is to embrace disruptive technologies in the mining industry

Decision taken to postpone Securex, A-OSH EXPO and Facilities Management Expo to August 2020

19th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialised Exhibitions, a division of the Montgomery Group, exhibition organiser, has taken decisive action following developments in the COVID-19 national state of disaster. The organisation has opted to reschedule its Securex South Africa, A-OSH EXPO and Facilities Management Expo trade shows... 

Water recovery makes rands and sense

19th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the world draws public attention to the importance of water in March, Talbot CEO Carl Haycock describes how the recovery of large volumes of wastewater from industrial processes isn’t just an achievable reality but an outright necessity. Talbot, which delivers sustainable water and wastewater... 

Water recovery makes rands and sense

MBE Screen Footprint Grows Across Commodities

18th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging decades of industry experience and its in-house design expertise, MBE Minerals has been strengthening its footprint of vibrating screens across a range of commodities. 15 new screens were recently supplied to mining customers in coal, diamonds, iron ore and manganese.   Sales manager... 

MBE Screen Footprint Grows Across Commodities
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