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WiMBIZ, SA proudly announces its partnership with Rosond

17th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / WiMBIZ, SA is proud to announce its partnership with Rosond, a leading drilling solutions technology provider. WiMBIZ, SA is an organisation established to create a platform for women entrepreneurs, businesswomen and professional women to speak in one voice and access procurement opportunities... 

The 2022 Joburg Indaba - 5-6 October 2022 - new speakers announced

17th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 2022 Joburg Indaba is back in person and is set to take place on 5th & 6th October at the Inanda Club, Sandton. At this, the 10th Anniversary edition, you can expect a highly engaging and interactive two days packed with constructive conversations on a wide range of critical issues affecting... 

Shaft sealing and rehabilitation services for the mining industry

16th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A turnkey service is offered by Jet Demolition for the mining industry, including backfilling shaft barrels, designing permanent shaft seals, implementing these seals at a defined depth below natural ground level (NGL), and recording the final position and depth of sealed shafts, followed by the... 

Lubrication solutions from SKF/Lincoln South Africa adds value for Northern Cape iron ore mine

15th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lubrication solutions from SKF/Lincoln South Africa adds value for Northern Cape iron ore mine What started initially as sporadic attendance to breakdowns at an iron ore mine in the Northern Cape has escalated into a permanent on-site presence of a supervisor and three technicians from... 

New features, products and learning at this year’s Electra Mining Africa

15th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Celebrating 50 years this year, Electra Mining Africa is pulling out all the stops to deliver an event that continues to serve as an essential and valuable meeting place for the entire industry. A place where buyers and sellers come together to connect face-to-face and where innovative products,... 

FLSmidth announces completion of TK Mining acquisition – creating a leading global mining technology and service provider

12th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FLSmidth today announced that all conditions and requirements for the acquisition of thyssenkrupp’s Mining business (TK Mining) have been met (refer Company Announcement No. 7-2021). In accordance with the sale and purchase agreement, final closing of the transaction will take place on the last... 

Maintenance the key to efficient HVAC on mining machines

10th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lack of attention to maintenance on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on mobile mining equipment such as dump trucks, excavators, dozers and drill rigs can cost mines dearly. This is the view of Brenton Spies, managing director of HVAC specialist Booyco Engineering, a... 

Sandvik launches AutoMine® Mapping Solution, next generation automation solution

10th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine® Mapping Solution, an innovative new product designed to maximize productivity and improve safety of autonomous vehicle navigation in underground mining operations by utilizing mapped data. AutoMine® Mapping Solution is... 

BBE completes refrigeration and air-cooling system for Venetia Diamond Mine underground project

10th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BBE Projects was contracted to design, supply, construct and commission a turn-key air-cooling system for the Venetia Diamond Mine, which is currently approaching the final stages of its transition from open pit to underground mining. Client background 

Leading gold miner, Harmony invests in renewables as part of its decarbonisation strategy

8th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At Harmony, we understand the importance of mining for the future, and as the South African gold mining champion, we have illustrated time and again that sustainability is the driving force of our business. Whilst sustainable development isn’t a new concept to our business, we are aware that to... 

Recognised for making the workplace safer

8th August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Murray & Roberts Cementation has just achieved six million fatality-free shifts, while also picking up a raft of awards at the recent Murray & Roberts Group CE Safety Recognition Awards. These acknowledgements are especially significant for a mining-related business, says Trevor Schultz, risk... 

Quality – The invisible shutdown objective

2nd August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Shutdown planning – the importance of defining its objectives When planning to shutdown, a conundrum faced by all asset owners is how to compress the duration of the shutdown, and maximise the planned uptime of the assets – all without sacrificing the shutdown’s objectives. If the objectives,... 

Women in Mining Catch-Up Forum - Moving from the integration to the development of women in mining

2nd August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / International Women in Mining (IWiM) on 15 June 2022, launched the inaugural International Day of Women in Mining. The global celebration was launched to celebrate women’s perseverance, contributions, talent and spirit annually. It had a focus on the advancements achieved and the opportunities... 

Micromine signs 3-year Micromine Pitram software solution agreement with AngloGold Ashanti 

2nd August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Micromine is pleased to announce that it has entered into a three-year software agreement with AngloGold Ashanti to deliver the industry-leading mine control and fleet management solution, Micromine Pitram. It will be implemented at AngloGold Ashanti's Australian operations, Sunrise Dam and... 

Five mining companies recognized for performance excellence - Immersive Technologies’ 13th annual Business Improvement Award

2nd August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Immersive Technologies has announced the winners of its 13th annual Global Business Improvement Award. Immersive Technologies recognizes the most outstanding results achieved by mining companies who use simulation as a key driver in their business improvement process. Category winners are... 

Industry Leaders gather at Reuters Events: Industry Transition 2022

2nd August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / CXO’s from Rio Tinto, Kabanga Nickel, Schnitzer Steel, The Metals Co., and many more will gather in San Diego this September to lead the way to net zero. Will you join the conversation or get left behind? Reuters Events: Industry Transition (28-29 September 2022), unites CEOs, change makers, and... 

Weir Minerals integrates key brands in Mudflo™ pump

1st August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Integrated solutions are what separates equipment suppliers from solution providers, argues Marnus Koorts, general manager pump products at Weir Minerals Africa – and the recently launched Multiflo® Mudflo™ pump shows how this is done. This dredge/excavator-mounted, mud-pumping innovation was... 

ZAC hands over new ablution blocks to Kwanyoni Primary School 

1st August 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new, permanent ablution facilities will improve health and hygiene standards at the school. The handover forms part of ZAC’s Social and Labour Plan.  Zululand Anthracite Colliery handed over ablution facilities worth R2.25 million to Kwanyoni Primary on 28 July 2022. The facilities use a dry... 

Female drill rig operators pave the way at Kumba Iron Ore

29th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / One of the first female drill rig operators to be trained by drilling solutions technology provider Rosond of Midrand is Veronica De Koker, also the first women in the South African mining industry in her position. This is in keeping with the theme for Women’s Day on 9 August, namely ‘Generation... 

Booyco PDS global growth underpinned by collaboration agreements

29th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): While global adoption of Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) – also known as Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) – is likely to accelerate in the near future, it is important to understand that scoping, implementing, integrating and maintaining such systems can be complex. Booyco... 

If your seasonal workforce is not compliant, it could spell disaster

28th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Donné Nieman, Sales Director, Western Cape at Workforce Staffing (Virtual Showroom): The agricultural sector is heavily reliant on a seasonal workforce, which is temporary in nature. The need to rapidly scale the workforce up and then down again means that farmers may turn to labour... 

Expertise, inventory underpin reliability at Pilot Crushtec

28th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Pilot Crushtec is known for being there when the customer calls, and for providing the expertise and the spares that each job requires. “Our reliability, skill and experience are key reasons why Southern Africa’s top crushing contractors rely on us,” says Pilot Crushtec director of sales and... 

Timing is right to extend fuel rebates to other businesses

26th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / by Bernard Mofokeng, Director & Head of Tax at CMS South Africa Eskom has the privilege to claim rebates for every litre of diesel they buy and use to manage the energy crisis in the country through the VAT system from the South Africa Reserve Service (SARS). In terms of the Customs and Excise... 

Skills development should be a benefit, not a burden 

25th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Jacques Farmer, MD at PRISMA Mining houses are required by the Skills Development Act to provide a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) every year, as well as an Annual Training Report (ATR). The purpose of these documents it to outline and budget for various skills development initiatives and then... 

ESG – Taking a ‘beyond compliance’ approach. What it means and why it matters

25th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) has evolved from decades of focus on sustainable development and is increasingly becoming a critical business imperative.  ESG is often associated with how a company is measured against certain criteria to achieve a good ESG rating or secure funding.... 

Tata Steel – delivering real results in training

21st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine in Jharkhand, India recently achieved significant load and haul efficiencies from a continuous improvement project supported by Immersive Technologies and Vareli Tecnac (VTPL). The project objectives stemmed from analysis of Wenco Fleet Management System (FMS) data... 

Liebherr and Immersive Technologies renew agreement

21st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With 16 years of delivering Liebherr advanced equipment simulators for mining customers, Immersive Technologies and Liebherr have chosen to renew their technical information agreement for a further five years (20 years in total). Immersive Technologies has a long history of providing quantifiable... 

Hitachi Construction Machinery and Immersive Technologies extend exclusive partnership agreement

21st July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Since 2007, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (HCM) and Immersive Technologies have had a Technical License Agreement and a Partnership Agreement in place. These two agreements seek to support their mutual customers and ensure the highest level of simulated training experience of mining... 

Boreholes put education back on track for Phalaborwa schools

20th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Three primary schools in Limpopo province can now focus on learning, after proper running water facilities were installed thanks to corporate action. Murray & Roberts Cementation, in collaboration with its client Palabora Mining Company (PMC), sponsored the drilling and equipping of boreholes at... 

Floodlighting solution for new school sports fields

20th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED floodlighting solution for the new Hockey/Athletics field and Tennis courts at the Curro Durbanville High School in Cape Town. The new sports field and Tennis courts are a great addition to this independent school. Such high-quality facilities... 

Venetia mine donates 33 new jump bags to Musina EMS

19th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Continuing its efforts in strengthening health services in its communities, De Beers Venetia mine donated 33 brand new jump bags to the Musina Emergency Medical Services recently. The jump bags will be particularly useful to aid in the provision of emergency care and will carry various supplies... 

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