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15 years of workforce optimization solutions for Liebherr fleet owners

11th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Immersive Technologies have a strong history of supporting mining customers in the development of safe and productive equipment operators. Over the past 15 years they have brought the most effective and efficient Liebherr simulator training solutions to mines across the world.  In 2006 Immersive... 

Free Research Report - Improving Construction Productivity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Join Oracle Construction and Engineering for a webinar on November 30, 2021, at 14:30 to unpack the status of digital project and construction management technology adoption in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) construction market. 

Free Research Report - Improving Construction Productivity

Pump bearings going strong after ten years

9th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vesconite Hilube bowl, stuffing box, suction and line-shaft bearings continue to operate in a condensate pump in the US ten years after installation. This is according to Vesconite Bearings pump representative Charlie Simpson, who returned last month from a six week Mexico and US customer-calling... 

Connectivity plays a key role in the mining industry

4th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As COVID-19 hit South Africa, the mining industry, like every other industry, has begun to grasp the enormous benefits of digital transformation and uninterrupted premium-grade high-capacity connectivity. Artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of things (IOT) and advanced analytics, among... 

Zinc anti-corrosion coatings – virtual workshop

3rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Earn CPD points by joining the International Zinc Association’s (IZA’s) Africa Desk on Tuesday November 23, 2021, at 15:00 for a virtual specialist workshop on Zinc anti-corrosion coatings. 

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Effective liquid spill clean-up for mines

3rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A completely natural, mineral product called Gunge Spunge® is playing a major role where outdated methods such as sawdust fall short. Produced by South African manufacturer Pratley, Gunge Spunge® is an ideal product for cleaning up any liquid spills, including petrol, diesel, oil, sewage and... 

Is Africa the next global powerhouse of powerfuels?

2nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Africa Green Hydrogen Forum, like every other renewable energy project, aims to make Africa a successful producer and exporter of sustainably generated hydrogen for a future climate-neutral energy supply. The main goal is to find locations in the continent's west and south that are... 

Why dust control is vital to miners's health

29th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dust has long been a health hazard in mines where metals and metalloids are carried in atmospheric dust exposing workers to toxic contaminants. In particular, the smaller particles of around 0,3 micron in size have the most serious impact on human health, says Izak Potgieter of Weba Chute... 

Orica expands digital capability with 3D blast movement technology

29th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Developed in partnership with major mining companies, OREPro™ 3D, is a software application that accurately models blast movement, enabling situational awareness and improved grade control for customers globally.  OREPro™ 3D uses readily available mine data as inputs, including blast designs,... 

Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) certified as Level 2 contributor to B-BBEE

28th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Invicta Holdings Limited’s Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) - distributors of engineering consumables, automotive components, technical services and related solutions - has achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). ESG has been formally... 

High-precision, accurate sampling for mines and their customers

28th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Innovation in Multotec’s proven hammer samplers allows two consecutive samples to be taken from the product stream in quick succession, ensuring two sets of accurate results – one for the mine and one for the customer. “A single sample increment cannot simply be divided into roughly two equal... 

Roadmap to net-zero mining

28th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At the start of October 2021, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) announced a pledge by its 28 members to achieve net-zero scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050. In an open letter, the ICMM explained that while several members already have their own individual targets, the collective... 

What you missed at MINExpo® 2021

27th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® returned to Las Vegas in September and showcased the mining industry’s best.  

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,... 

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... 

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

17th 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

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... 

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... 

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