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Zest WEG's installation of MV board minimises downtime

26th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a process that minimised disruption to the customer’s plant, Zest WEG has supplied one of its locally manufactured MTW05 Medium Voltage (MV) switchboards to a gold producer in Gauteng. According to Zest WEG executive Bevan Richards, the choice was based on the panels’ compact dimensions,... 

United Mining Services Group (UMS GROUP): Value driven solutions to the mining and mineral processing markets

21st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / United Mining Services (UMS) Group, incorporating the internationally recognised METS (Mining Engineering Technical Services) and SHAFT SINKERS brands, is a leader in the mining and minerals processing sectors.  

United Mining Services Group (UMS GROUP): Value driven solutions to the mining and mineral processing markets

Sandvik's LH115I loader ROPS/FOPS certified by ISO

20th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Achieving ISO certification for the roll over protection structure (ROPS) and falling object structure (FOPS) of the Sandvik LH115I low profile loader is another feather in the cap of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ South African operation. The ROPS and FOPS for the South African-built Sandvik... 

Orica and Native Storage Facility breaking new ground in Namibia

19th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new site, Rooikoop, is the first ammonium nitrate emulsion (ANE) plant outside a mining property in the region. The plant is situated in a strategic location approximately 25km from the Port of Walvis Bay and within 5km radius to several quarries and mines. Due to the plant’s proximity to the... 

UMS delivers on Target

19th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With design and contracting capabilities under the same roof, United Mining Services (UMS) is positioned to respond quickly to mining customers’ needs, and has the flexibility to address challenges of any size, big or small. UMS recently delivered a fast, innovative solution for Harmony’s Target... 

Determining optimal staffing for maintenance departments

14th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Philip Hanekom, Associate Consultant at Pragma Africa Any Asset Management (AM) system either fails or succeeds because of people. Competence, process discipline and capacity are key, and without these fundamentals, in place, any system is bound to be ineffective. 

Appointment of new General Manager at BEKA Schréder

14th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Kasper as the General Manager of BEKA Schréder. Daniel will take up this position from the 1st of October 2021. Since joining BEKA Schréder in 2007, Daniel has held leadership positions in Product Management, Product Development, and... 

Imagine a world without fuel emissions… now you’re envisioning what Nel Hydrogen is making possible

14th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy.  

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Top coal processing award for Multotec's Roy Roche

13th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a crowning recognition of his career contributions to mining, Multotec business development executive Roy Roche was recently named Multotec’s Coal Person of the Year. This coveted award – presented each year by the Southern African Coal Processing Society – puts him among industry greats like... 

Weba develops tool to model reliability

13th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Based on its experience in manufacturing and maintaining transfer points, Weba Chute Systems has developed a reliability model that allows customers to improve uptime in their plants. According to Izak Potgieter, ISO systems manager at Weba Chute Systems, the tool is able to capture, store and... 

High-tech revolution opens doors for on-site mine training

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a quantum leap for training in the underground mining sector, the Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy (MRTA) is strategically positioning itself to take its world class learning systems to customers on their own sites. This innovative move, according to Murray & Roberts Cementation... 

2021 SAEEC Conference

12th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The SAEEC will be hosting their 16th Annual Conference 3-5 November 2021, and it is to be a virtual event. Our e-Conference theme : MOVING ON : RESILIENCE WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY. 

A high overview: Draft national mine closure strategy 2021 & financial provision regulations

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom) Introduction The draft National Mine Closure strategy 2021 was recently published for comment, comments had to be submitted to the DMRE by 23rd July 2021. The draft strategy highlighted the adverse impacts of mining, more so the irreversible environmental degradation and... 

Kwatani innovates to keep screens well isolated

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Process plant designers often underestimate the movement of large vibrating screens when these machines start and stop, a challenge for which Kwatani has found an innovative and cost effective solution. According to Kwatani’s chief operating officer, Kenny Mayhew-Ridgers, the company has achieved... 

Unprecedented demand for Grindex stainless steel pumps on Copperbelt

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Integrated Pump Technology reports an unprecedented demand for Grindex stainless steel pumps from customers on the Zambian and DRC Copperbelt. Recent months have seen the company replace cast iron and aluminium pumps with these units across a range of operating applications, and on remote mines... 

Better tech. Better asset registers. Better decision-making

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A good foundation keeps a house standing and protects you from untimely losses. The same goes for the management of physical assets, where a proper asset register forms the foundation for all decisions made about your organisation’s tangible assets. Knowing what assets you have, what condition... 

Digital Transformation | A reality check

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital transformation is high on the agenda of many companies across the world and all industries. The manufacturing industry has been flooded with IoT and digitalisation-based content, including videos, webinars and articles. The solutions often seem too advanced and very pricey. IoT is not new... 

The role of proactive infrastructure asset maintenance programs in civil unrest recovery

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With an estimated R 50 billion cost to the economy, there is no doubt that the July 2021 civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, and certain parts of Gauteng, has left South Africa poorer. While more than 300 lives were lost, the excessive looting also resulted in the destruction of infrastructure. The... 

What training and learning pathways are available for aspiring reliability engineers

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Good reliability engineering forms the cornerstone of an organisation’s ability to deliver its asset management objectives. In our first article on this topic, The Role and Importance of Reliability Engineering, we discussed the role and responsibilities of a reliability engineer. We looked at... 

Do municipal asset management software systems enable better asset management?

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Through all the legislative requirements of GRAP[1] and mSCOA[2], we have seen a growing emphasis on asset management within local government during the past decade. Naturally, there has also been a lot of focus on software systems to support the various requirements. Still, for the most part,... 

IntelliShot® users in a new drill and blast era for Indonesian coal mine

8th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Having previously relied on conventional non-electric initiation systems, Indonesia-based PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) turned to AECI Mining Explosives’ IntelliShot® electronic blasting initiation system, resulting in improvements in safety and efficiency of drill and blast processes on site... 

BBE releases 2021 version of leading VUMA ventilation simulation software — free to industry

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultants BBE Group have released the 2021 version of their flagship VUMA-network software to industry — at no cost. It’s a bold move that puts an advanced, industry-leading interactive mine ventilation network simulation tool into the... 

Centric Mining Systems moves into contractor space after signing a deal with SFTP Mining

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Most mining operations now use information management technologies to reliably collect and securely store critical operational data, improving process efficiency and accuracy. But, what about contractors? 

Get ready for the big burn

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By: Warwick Lorenz from Australian Pump Industries It’s impossible to ignore the recent weather in the Northern Hemisphere.  Fires out of control in Siberia, Canada, Oregon, California and now the Mediterranean with Cyprus, Turkey and Greece facing disastrous wildfires.  Experts tell us that this... 

Immersive Technologies launches “world first” mining simulator technology at MINExpo 2021

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The PRO5 has been unveiled for the first time publicly at MINExpo, along with the announcement of its new innovations. Equipped with a professional grade visual system, the PRO5 is the first mining simulator to combine stereoscopic 3D, a one-piece curved display, photo-realistic graphics and... 

Knight Piésold engineers accepted for prestigious masters programmes at Imperial College London

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Skills development is a critical component that will contribute to the success of South Africa’s economic growth, infrastructure development, and our future generations. One company, which builds its core culture around such growth and development, is Knight Piésold, a consulting engineering firm... 

RGM Cranes supports productivity at Sandvik’s new facilities

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging a healthy existing relationship with RGM Cranes, Sandvik Mining RSA appointed the company to provide 19 overhead single and double girder cranes, ranging from 3 to 30 tonnes in capacity, at its new facilities in Kempton Park. Anthony Breedt, Technical Department Project Coordinator at... 

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. “The importance of ESG issues has grown steadily in recent decades – building momentum from concerns... 

Vassie Maharaj, director and principal consultant in social risk and stakeholder relations management;  Franciska Lake, principal environmental scientist and Darryll Kilian, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting
Vassie Maharaj, director and principal consultant in social risk and stakeholder relations management; Franciska Lake, principal environmental scientist and Darryll Kilian, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting

Booyco Electronics extends footprint with strategic collaborations

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa-based proximity detection specialist Booyco Electronics is broadening its global reach through collaboration agreements with selected technology integrators. Solutions from Booyco Electronics, a pioneering force in proximity detection systems (PDS) and collision avoidance, have been... 

ABB unveils game-changing ABB Ability™ eMine to fast-track transition to all-electric mines

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / eMine™ comprises a portfolio of electrification technologies which makes the all-electric mine possible from mine to port and is integrated with digital applications and services to monitor and optimize energy usage. It can electrify any mining equipment across hoisting, grinding, hauling and... 

Process effectiveness underpins Weba Chute quality

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ensuring that every chute produced is to specification and to the highest quality, Weba Chute Systems gives customers peace-of-mind through its process effectiveness systems. According to Izak Potgieter, ISO systems manager at Weba Chute Systems, process effectiveness assures customers that this... 

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