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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... 

ABB to display its safe, smart and sustainable solutions at MINE-ENTRA 2022 in Bulawayo

18th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A global technology leader in electrical distribution and management from source to socket, ABB will exhibit its safe, smart, and sustainable solutions via its channel partner in Zimbabwe at MINE-ENTRA 2022 in Bulawayo from 20 to 22 July. This is the 25th edition of the largest mining,... 

Engen and Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mines collaborate to boost matric results

15th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has partnered with Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mines (SBPM) to help 220 matric leaners prepare for their upcoming preliminary and final exams by attending an intensive five-day study camp in the July school holidays.  The Grade 12 learners are from 15 schools located in Bakgatla Ba Kgafela... 

University of Pretoria’s Prof Michael Wingfield wins prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award

15th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mike Wingfield, a professor at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), is the recipient of the annual Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award. His winning project is titled: Quest to unravel the origin and ecology of two human pathogenic fungi and... 

Wits GIS course prepares professionals for the future workforce

15th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Geographical Information System (GIS) platforms are becoming the preferred platform for visualising and analysing mining data in multiple dimensions, making the Wits Mining Institute’s (WMI) upcoming GIS course a must-attend for mining professionals. Due to the high demand of the course at... 

BI a proud distributor of Cooper split bearings for 85 years

14th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has been distributing Cooper split bearings into the Southern African market for the past 85 years. “We are definitely one of the longest-serving Cooper distributors in the world. It is a fantastic achievement, especially as it remains one of our... 

First ever battery-electric surface drill rig field tested in Swedish quarry

14th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Epiroc has entered an agreement with Skanska Industrial Solutions AB to trial the first ever tophammer battery-electric rig in Sweden. This trial marks a significant milestone in the journey towards zero emissions drilling in surface mines and quarries all over the world.  "This is a proud day.... 

The Reliability of LNG Supply in South Africa

13th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There are two key considerations when moving away from coal-powered energy. Firstly, what is the safety track record of the alternatives, and secondly can these alternatives reduce supply risk? Switching from coal is not just about the environment. Commercial and mining interests cannot afford to... 

Tired of using traditional expensive Consultants…it’s time to call in the ResultantTM

12th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Consultants are becoming just as cliched as lawyers nowadays. If you’ve seen the series House of Lies, it paints a very bleak picture of what a consultant is: deceitful, uncaring, a con artist, a sociopath.  In essence, spin any tall tale to get a client to think they need you, so they can pay... 

Women's conference aims to profile South African women in mining

12th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “It’s DUE” – Develop, Unite, Empower is the theme of the women & leadership programmes organised by Pinpoint Stewards. The Women and Leadership in Mining Conference will feature South African women in mining speakers to specifically showcase local talent.  “The conference will take place on... 

Green steel: the road to net zero

12th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The world is getting serious about reducing CO2 emissions. As nations globally suffer the effects of a warming atmosphere, policymakers are moving to implement strategies for net zero carbon by 2050. For some industries, the path to achieving this is relatively clear. For others—the so-called... 

Green steel: the road to net zero

Skyriders makes easy work of E Cape gas sphere inspection project

11th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The benefit of rope access for routine industrial inspection work was again demonstrated when leading rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists Pty Ltdsuccessfully completed a project for Easigas in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. Specialising in mega projects such as petrochemical tank... 

Urgent privatisation of South African rail network is called for

11th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Simon Norton, Manager, International Zinc Association (IZA), Africa Desk  A cursory online search reveals the tragic and appalling state of the railway network in South Africa, which has been degraded and damaged and commuter passenger services virtually destroyed since 1994. Numerous scandals... 

Purpose-built drive solutions for African mining

11th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Johannesburg, South Africa : SEW-EURODRIVE’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, Jonathan McKey highlights some of the company’s customised solutions for the African mining industry and the lead time advantages offered by the new multimillion local assembly facility in Johannesburg.... 

New Lokotrack LT200HPX increase capacity by up to 30%

11th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging the new Lokotrack® LT200HPX™ mobile cone crusher’s two-deck pre-screen, contractors are not only able to increase their material throughput by up to 30%, but also reduce unnecessary wear and energy costs by limiting the amount of fine material that reports to the crushing chamber.... 

Rosond celebrates one year Zero Harm at Sishen

11th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Drilling technology solutions provider Rosond of Midrand has celebrated one year Zero Harm at its diamond drilling operation at Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine near Kathu in the Northern Cape. Senior Site Manager Clayton Coetzee attributes the achievement to close cooperation between department... 

Coal mine looks to Weba design for refit Chutes

11th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): When a coal mine in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province needed to replace its high maintenance conventional transfer chutes, it looked to Weba Chute Systems for the best custom-engineered design. Weba Chute Systems is currently busy with designs that will pave the way for the... 

Sandvik to showcase the "future of mining" at Electra Mining

11th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions will have a major presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, with its 385 m2 indoor stand introducing a ground-breaking battery electric vehicle (BEV) to the African mining market. In addition, Virtual Reality (VR) and simulator... 

Ventilation on demand a crucial consideration for mines as energy consumption costs rise

6th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Steve Hardcastle, Managing Director of BBE Canada Mining operations consume a massive amount of energy, with the energy consumption of the global mining industry amounting to 80% of world’s electricity usage, according to The World Counts. Unfortunately, most of the energy consumed by mines is... 

Outsourcing Onboarding is crucial to both cost savings and safety standards in mining

6th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Jared Kangisser, CEO of KBC Health & Safety The high-risk mining sector is, for obvious reasons, heavily regulated regarding health and safety. The sector has complex processes and ensuring everyone has the core skills and competencies necessary to perform their tasks safely is key. Mines must... 

TNPA employs its biggest cohort of interns to address youth unemployment

5th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Approximately 288 South African unemployed graduates have commenced a two-year internship programme, thanks to what Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) considers as its largest single recruitment activity executed across its port system designed to address the high rate of unemployed youth.... 

Momentum behind Collision Prevention on mines

5th July 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): While Proximity Detection Systems (PDSs) have been around for little more than 15 years, the offerings on the market today are streets ahead of what was first made available; this complexity has to be well managed by the sector if the solutions are to be effective.   “The... 

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