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23rd March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Local wastewater management company Waste Water Ability’s new membrane technology – vibratory shear enhanced processing (V-SEP) – has made it possible to filter streams containing suspended solids without fouling problems exhibited by conventional membrane systems. The company employs V-SEP for a... 

Builders and Makers: Towards Economic Prosperity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By McLean Sibanda Recently, I read an article written by my good friend Prof Tshilidzi Marwala together with Bhaso Ndzendze, entitled “(Un)made in South Africa: A nation’s elusive quest for industrialisation.” This article made me think more deeply about a few things that have been bothering me. 

New generation Cavex® hydrocyclone boosts throughput, wear life

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals has launched its Cavex® 2 hydrocyclone, which is an exciting improvement on the successful Cavex® hydrocyclone launched in the 1990s. The design of the new generation model ensures a step-change in separation performance and reduced turbulence, says Lerato Ramanala, product manager... 

Raising beneficiation efficiencies in coal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With South Africa now working hard to contain the cost of its coal-fired power generation, efficiencies are vital throughout the value chain – not least in beneficiation. This means the continuous improvement in coal beneficiation technology and regular equipment upgrades in plants will become... 

Antler Gold and Cora Gold take one step closer to the Investment Battlefield champion title

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), part of Hyve Group Plc, announced the winners of the First Stage: Precious Metals rounds of the Investment Battlefield. It reconvenes this week for the First Stage: Battery and Energy Exploration and Development heats, taking place 23 and 25... 

DRC’s first ‘Cahier de Charge’ approved

19th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a pioneering step, a large mining company in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has – with assistance  from SRK Consulting Congo – become the first to have its Cahier de Charge (Social Term Sheet) approved. Regulations introduced in 2018 require mines to set out a clear and... 

Multotec leads the way in composite liners for large SAG mills

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the mining industry moves to larger semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mills for higher productivity, Multotec is developing and applying innovative liner designs to optimise liner performance, mill efficiency and liner wear life. “Our strong analysis capabilities in the design process – including... 

Talbot helps gold miner move towards water resilience and The Nation’s Vision To Provide ‘Water For All’

18th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sustainable water and wastewater specialist Talbot is in the final stages of commissioning a water treatment plant that will enable one of its clients in the gold sector to take a step towards water independence while significantly reducing its expenditure on municipal supplies. It will do this... 

Talbot helps gold miner move towards water resilience and The Nation’s Vision To Provide ‘Water For All’

Simulation training reduces risk, improves safety, Covid compliance and productivity for mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director of PRISMA Training Solutions, a member of the Workforce Training and Consulting Group The mining industry mandates specific training across a variety of areas depending on the employee’s job description. Learning ‘on the job’ can be both hazardous and costly,... 

Gugulethu Mjwara aided by mining company dons’ stethoscope in midst of COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “The mine that made my medicine dream come true” Gugulethu Sincedile Mjwara at the age 25 years old qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Pretoria, becoming the first in her family to qualify as a medical doctor. She completed her degree in November 2020, and took her official... 

State-of-the-art simulations help optimise pit-to-ship projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa hosts about 30% of the world’s total mineral reserves and a higher share of diamonds, vanadium, manganese, platinum, cobalt and gold deposits. However, unlocking the true potential of the continent’s metals and minerals industry also hinges upon the ability to efficiently move product from... 

Minerals Council’s initiative drives women inclusion 

16th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Minerals Council South Africa has reflected on the progress of its Women in Mining Initiative, which was introduced last year to drive diversity and inclusion within the local mining industry. During its inaugural National Day of Women on August... 

Minerals Council’s initiative drives women inclusion

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations

15th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), has seen a significant increase in workforce logistics flight bookings and enquiries from energy, oil, gas and mining companies in the last year. The global aircraft charter company recorded a 145% year on year increase in enquiries,... 

GEMÜ automation components receive UL certification mark

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / GEMÜ, the valve specialist, has had a further three of its intelligent automation components certified with UL approval: The GEMÜ 1235 and GEMÜ 1236 electrical position indicators and the GEMÜ 1436 eco cPos positioner. The UL certification mark is valid for the USA and Canada. It is practically a... 

Scramble for Covid-19 Vaccine Exposes Pitfalls of Africa’s Pittance Investment in Research and Development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By McLean Sibanda, Ph.D., Managing Director Bigen Global Limited and author of the book Nuts & Bolts – Strengthening Africa’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, and innovation expert that has worked throughout the country and has advised SADC, AU, various governments (Eswatini, South... 

Czech company Draslovka sets sights on Africa

11th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Draslovka Holding, a Czech based family group producing cyanide-based specialty chemicals, announced on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, that it will be expanding their footprint into Africa and the Americas. They will be investing several hundreds of million US$ to progress with this global expansion... 

Terex Trucks to showcase new Stage V articulated haulers at Hillhead Digital 2021

11th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Terex Trucks is bringing its new Stage V TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers to Hillhead Digital. The machines have been updated with an EU Stage V emission-compliant engine – and now deliver an improvement in fuel efficiency, an even stronger performance, as well as low total cost of ownership. 

Terex Trucks to showcase new Stage V articulated haulers at Hillhead Digital 2021
The Terex Trucks TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers have been updated with an EU Stage V emission-compliant engine

Ya Batho

11th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ya Batho has been a leading supplier of advanced, performance-driven, scalable, and reliable communication solutions engineered to improving efficiency, safety, and productivity in the mining, petrochemical and oil and gas industries in Southern Africa for the past 11 years. Ya Batho maintains a... 

Ya Batho

Mining Equipment Cluster takes on Challenge of 4IR

11th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Skills, collaboration and partnership are key to success as rapid technological developments transform the mining industry as we knew it. Mining Equipment Cluster MEMSA recognises the challenge and opportunities that come with the current digital transition or 4IR in the mining industry. The... 

Mining Equipment Cluster takes on Challenge of 4IR

World’s First Multiple Patient COVID-19 Intensive Care Evacuation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / - 4 ICU patients - 20 medical staff onboard to take care of them 

Kangra coal mine recommences operations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kangra coal mine located in Saul Mkhizeville, in Mpumalanga has restarted mining operations with the opening of Pit C Coal mining company Kangra, which was put on care and maintenance due to Covid-19 lockdowns in the domestic and export markets has resumed operations. 

Hillhead postpones to 21–23 June 2022

8th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following a review of the Government roadmap to ease COVID-19 restrictions announced on 22 February, The QMJ Group has made the decision to postpone Hillhead by 12 months. Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury explained: ‘Under these guidelines, it is clear that the show will not be able to... 

Why is government dragging its heels on meaningful economic reforms?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW Eurodrive For South Africa to achieve any degree of meaningful economic recovery requires an ideological shift in the ruling party and for government to stop dragging its heels on implementing structural reforms. 

Concor leverages global standards to lead in Mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Meeting international standards is not an end-goal but an essential step in continuously raising the performance bar, according to Concor Mining Services HSE & training manager, Neil Fourie. With its quality, environmental management, and occupational health and safety management system... 

Mining Indaba’s highly anticipated Investment Battlefield returns next week

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / London: Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), organised by Hyve Group Plc is hosting one of their most popular features online this year. The Investment Battlefield, the platform famed for presenting Africa’s hottest junior mining companies battling against each other begins Tuesday... 

Caterpillar introduces the new 374 and 395 hydraulic excavators to SA mines

8th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is launching its next generation of excavators, the 374 and 395 hydraulic excavators, into Southern Africa in 2021. “In 2018, Cat introduced its medium-sized excavators of between 20 t and 30 t and, in 2019/20, launched the 36 t to 49 t range of excavators. The... 

Caterpillar introduces the new 374 and 395 hydraulic excavators to SA mines

Maclean launches industry first: Battery electric shotcrete sprayer and mobile concrete truck, purpose-designed for underground mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Latest additions to the MacLean EV Series mobile equipment product line round out company’s offer for zero-emissions ground support installation The commercial release of the latest additions to the MacLean EV SeriesTM fleet of diesel-free mining vehicles was marked yesterday with a live launch... 

Komatsu furthers customer engagement with integration of CMS into myKomatsu online portal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Komatsu has integrated its Condition Monitoring Services (CMS) suite of oil analysis and other laboratory-based analysis, testing and evaluation services into its myKomatsu online customer portal. Formerly, the online presence for Komatsu CMS was on a standalone website. 

Carlisle TyrFil Introduces Innovative AutoFil-GenII Pump

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Next generation technology can grind rubber crumb and PU grind, while delivering faster grind speeds and minimal clean-up time Carlisle TyrFil has introduced the latest extension to its TyrFil Recycling Technology line-up to further drive adoption of sustainable manufacturing practices within the... 

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

4th March 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

See better to work safely

3rd March 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Many underground accidents and near misses are caused due to a lack of lighting in dark and hazardous working areas. Gone are the days of relying only on cap lamps and low intensity stationary lighting solutions! What if there is a solution that will intensify lighting in pitch dark hazardous... 

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