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SP Mine Safety secures B-BBEE partner – BG safety

30th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SP Mine Safety (SA) Pty Ltd (SPMS SA) is very pleased to announce today that it has concluded a transaction to bring on BG Safety (Pty) Ltd (BG Safety) as its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) equity partner. BG Safety will take an equity interest of 25% + 1 share in SPMS SA to... 

G4S: Security beyond just access control in Mining and heavy industry

30th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining is a hazardous occupation with elevated risks of injury, and the emphasis placed on health and safety has never been greater. G4S has a proud history of providing security at some of the world’s biggest mines.   Our mining security solution has evolved over many years, from access control... 

South Deep rolls out vaccination to all employees and contractors

30th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine has received permission from the Department of Health to provide on-site vaccinations to all employees and contractors who wish to be vaccinated during the week of Monday 26 July to Saturday, 31 July. The vaccination of the workforce is currently underway in line... 

IPR rebuild gives unreliable water pump new life

29th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a leading company in the petrochemical sector lost patience with the lack of reliability of a trailer mounted water pump, Integrated Pump Rental delivered a cost effective solution: refurbishment. The water pump’s constant breakdowns meant that an intervention was required, but budgets were... 

TLT-Turbo Africa Bridge Mining Ventilation Market Gap

29th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Based on client feedback and an extensive track record in the mining industry, ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, TLT-Turbo Africa have announced the extension of their current Auxiliary and Booster Fan range to include variants that are able to provide flexibility to clients on all... 

North African oil and gas producers move on energy transition

29th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the need for energy transformation gathers pace at a global level, North African countries are also starting to make moves.  Several players active in North Africa’s oil and gas space – producing countries, independent oil companies (IOCs), service-providers and others – are already signed up... 

A lone voice for smaller-scale miners

29th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Far removed from glamorous minerals like gold, platinum and precious metals are miners of minerals like sand, rock and salt who do not attract nearly as much attention as their shiny cousins yet have an equally important role to play in the mining economy. Until a few decades ago these mines were... 

Upside to recent lockdowns

29th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In an industry that never sleeps, surface mining industry association, ASPASA, has used quieter times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic to tackle challenges that are hampering the industry while seeking opportunities for its members to thrive in tough economic times. The once-bustling offices... 

Century-old Knight Piésold remains committed to clients and communities in Phalaborwa

29th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This year marks a historic milestone for Knight Piésold, a consulting engineering firm, whose roots go back 100 years in South Africa. The company was founded in Johannesburg in 1921, and has grown from small beginnings into a global consulting firm operating in 15 countries worldwide. With a... 

Verder launches new peristaltic hose pump - Verderflex Dura 65

28th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The proven Verderflex Dura hose pump series has grown. The new Verderflex Dura 65 hose pump replaces the popular Verderflex VF65, boasting 20% more flow and 20% longer hose life. Thanks to the optimisation of the rotor, rotor shoe and the sliding surface of the hose, the new Verderflex Dura 65... 

UMS leads the way forward for women in mining

27th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While it is clear that women in mining are a minority, and that long-term thinking is needed to increase accessibility and development of women in the mining sector, companies such as United Mining Services (UMS) are leading the drive towards inclusivity. Digby Glover, CEO of the UMS Group, says... 

Building the world’s greenest iron plant in Quebec - with hydrogen

27th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Blackrock Metals is planning to build an iron, vanadium and titanium (VTM) mine in Chibougamau, Quebec, and plans to use green hydrogen at its metallurgical plant at the Port of Saguenay. With construction about to begin and operations expected to start in 2024, Blackrock Metals CEO Sean Cleary... 

Building the world’s greenest iron plant in Quebec - with hydrogen

Sandvik Tech Centre in Harare boosts Mine's digital journey

27th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ newly launched Technology Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, is assisting the region’s mining industry on its exciting journey into the digital future. The centre has already begun working with technology-focused customers in underground hard-rock mines locally to... 

Electrical installation by Zest WEG at Platinum Expansion

27th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zest WEG is installing a range of electrical control and instrumentation equipment at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo province, working closely with engineering group DRA Global. The construction is taking place within the Mogalakwena mine’s existing North Concentrator... 

acQuire launches GIM Suite 5 with a raft of new features

27th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / acQuire, a global software company specialising in geoscientific information management, has launched GIM Suite 5, a major advance to their flagship product. The new release includes a raft of brand-new features plus a transition to a new licence model. GIM Suite 5 has been built for the future... 

Unified brand for United Mining Services

26th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Six years after the acquisition of industry icon Shaft Sinkers and its design counterpart METS (Mining Engineering Technical Services), the UMS (United Mining Services) Group is ready to present a new, united face to the mining industry.  The UMS Group divisions are now operating as UMS Shaft... 

Multotec drives process efficiency, solutions with in-house test work

22nd July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New mines or expansions rely on accurate test work to know how best to recover the minerals in an ore body; mineral processing specialist Multotec not only provides the processing solutions, but can also test material to inform clients’ financial and operational planning. In a recent presentation... 

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer 

22nd July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.  

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer

2021’s rocky road creates a need for smarter spend management

22nd July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Under strain from a near-stagnant economy and on-going challenges with electricity supply, South Africa’s mining sector is under immense pressure to develop new strategies for greater productivity and improved employee spend management.  

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Fluor Achieves First Concentrate Production Milestone on Khoemacau’s Copper Silver Project in Botswana

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that Khoemacau Copper Mining (Pty) Limited (Khoemacau) recently achieved first copper and silver concentrate production for its Starter Project near Toteng in Botswana. 

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BME enables access to virtual online technical services

20th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Omnia Group company BME is now providing technical blasting services online, giving the industry access to experienced specialists through virtual consultations and solutions. The service is an important part of BME’s recently upgraded website, according to the company’s Global Manager for... 

Wide range of LOCTITE® instant and structural bonding adhesives available from BI

20th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) carries a wide range of instant and structural bonding adhesives throughout its extensive branch network in South Africa, reports Offer Marketing Manager Victor Strobel. The range of instant-bonding adhesives available gives a varied fixture time from... 

BI offers complete solutions for the entire mining value chain

20th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / From the beginning of mining operations to their end-of-life, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has products for the entire mining value chain. This encompasses all types of mining operations, from opencast to underground, as well as wash plants and smelters. “BI offers complete... 

BI meets the demanding requirements of the food and beverage industry

20th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The food and beverage industry maintains a fine balance of priorities and requirements. Customers need dependable low and no-maintenance (sealed for life), cost-effective food-grade solutions that can withstand the rigours of corrosive, acidic, wet and excessively hot environments, with a focus... 

The foundations of infrastructure asset management | Considering financial and engineering asset registers

19th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / From a physical asset management perspective, it is essential to remember that asset registers fulfil more than a compliance role. Operationally, asset registers are critical for proper record keeping, managing physical assets, and validating spend on assets to track the return on investment.... 

Mining Giant Takes Hands with Pragma Academy to Develop AM Professional Development Programme

19th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining powerhouse Anglo American that partnered with the Pragma Academy to deliver their Asset Management Professional Development Programme (AMPDP), is reaping the benefits from this investment with an ROI of between 500 and 600%. In addition to this success, the programme has been registered... 

Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?

19th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix's latest research suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic are driving organisations worldwide to:  Invest more in technologies... 

An insight into Maintenance Work Management

19th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pragma Academy Subject Matter Expert Tim Beavon I have been working in the asset and maintenance management fields my entire professional life. It has always astounded me that organisations continually appear to feel frustrated at their organisation’s inability to get the maintenance planning... 

Act now to stamp out crime

19th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mine management need to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to crime if they are to prevent its spread and escalation to more serious crimes in future. This warning from surface mining industry association, ASPASA, comes after recent news of two mining firm directors murdered in separate incidents in... 

Mining and Metals Companies Accelerate Focus on Sustainability

19th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, announced today that their combined technology offerings are supporting the sustainability... 

Water stewardship gives mines the broader view

16th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With South Africa’s growing demand for water – and the impact of climate change on rainfall variability and water supply security – the need for a systematic approach to water stewardship in mining has never been greater. Water management has long been a focus in the mining sector, according to... 

A site in a catchment taking cognizance of the effects of upstream activities on a site (red triangle) as well as the potential impact of site operations on downstream water users
A site in a catchment taking cognizance of the effects of upstream activities on a site (red triangle) as well as the potential impact of site operations on downstream water users
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