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Micromine releases new tools for enhanced geological and resource modelling 

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Micromine's industry-leading exploration and resource estimation solution has just got better with its latest version, Micromine Origin 2022.5.  The enhanced functionality of the company's flagship product is led by three vital brand new tools to equip exploration and resource geologists with... 

AECI's PowerBoost is a global first in booster technology

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AECI Mining Explosives, constantly at the forefront of innovative explosive technology, has launched their new PowerBoost booster.  PowerBoost is a global Industry first, that is set to transform the explosives sector as a result utilising non-explosive raw materials during the manufacturing of... 

Reuters Events set the Industry Transition Agenda for 2022

31st May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today, Reuters Events is proud to announce our partnership with Metal Packer ahead of our upcoming flagship meeting for the hard-to-abate industries - Industry Transition 2022 (September 29-29, San Diego). Leaders across multiple verticals such as mining, metals, materials, transport as well as... 

Can LNG be a supporting part of SA’s future energy mix?

30th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is an intense discussion taking place around a future-proof energy strategy for South Africa. Other energy sources need to be explored and further researched to better understand how advancements in alternatives like gas will affect the optimal energy mix. Incorporating Liquified Natural... 

Labour Broker or Temporary Employment Services – the evolution of labour on demand

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Wayne Alcock, CEO of Quyn International Outsourcing While labour brokers have come under heavy scrutiny over the years leading to the sector being strictly regulated, this has resulted in greater protection for workers under temporary employment services. These compliance requirements have... 

Hytera showcases innovative security communications solutions at Securex South Africa

27th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Johannesburg - Hytera (SZSE: 002583), the global leading provider of professional communications equipment and solutions, announced its participation in the Securex South Africa 2022 that will take place in Johannesburg from May 31 to June 2. With its stand at A07, Hall 2, Hytera will showcase a... 

Speciality lubricants reduce downtime for essential mining equipment

26th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Failure to use the correct lubricants in mining equipment increases maintenance costs and leads to more downtime and production losses. FUCHS LUBRICANTS has been a trusted partner of the global mining industry for more than 85 years. “Our comprehensive range of lubricants for surface and... 

BI offers a range of forged chain products for agri, mining, and timber applications

25th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Forged link chain is manufactured from special heat-treated alloy steel that is case hardened or through hardened. It combines strength with a relatively light weight, making it ideal for use with trolley attachments and scraper flight and assembly conveyors. Forged link chain is used in the bulk... 

Portable training paves a better future for SA’s unemployed

25th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Unemployed members of a mining community in Steelpoort, Limpopo, have taken the first step towards becoming qualified artisans. This is after they completed Tjeka Training Matters’ basic instruction in brick paving that was provided in association with Train-the-Nation. It is just one of a number... 

Lifting mining sector SMMEs out of the single industry dependency trap with ESD initiatives

25th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Mpopi Khupe, Managing Director at Zevoli Growth Partners While Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) has played a critical role in the development of many Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs), dependency on a single dominant industry in rural communities has left many SMMEs caught... 

Make connections that matter at Electra Mining Africa 2022

24th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After two years of restrictions, exhibitions and events are now successfully re-opening globally and good news for local industry is that Electra Mining Africa will be going ahead as a live in-person event this year. Several other exhibitions have taken place over the last months with excellent... 

Efficient, fast, accurate, clean and safe drilling with Epiroc HRD100 Hydraulic Rock Drill

24th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Epiroc continues its proud reputation for setting the global industry benchmark in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality machines and equipment for mining, infrastructure and natural resources sectors with the smart HRD100 Hydraulic Rock Drill.  This complete handheld drilling... 

Securing mobile devices: a cybersecurity focus in 2022

24th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Director Southern Africa, Fortinet  Work-from-anywhere (WFA) model have greatly expanded in South Africa in recent weeks, as loadshedding forces remote workers to seek power from a multitude of sources, in malls and coffee shops, meaning they may be alternating... 

Evolving cyberthreats mean enterprise storage is essential for a comprehensive corporate cybersecurity strategy

24th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer, at Infinidat The sophistication and scale of cyber-attacks will continue to increase exponentially around the globe, with experts expecting to see a huge increase in the number of ransomware and mobile attacks in the coming months. 

Cyber insurance needs to be underpinned by a solid data backup and recovery strategy

24th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Iniel Dreyer, MD at Data Management Professionals South Africa      As cybercrime statistics continue to escalate, insurance providers have started offering cyber insurance cover to businesses. Intended to assist organisations to handle the financial impact of a cyberattack, such cover is... 

Cameroon exploration progresses with Multotec pilot plant

20th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Exploring for heavy minerals in Cameroon, a multinational mining company is gaining valuable results and insights through the use of an on-site pilot plant from South Africa-based process equipment leader Multotec. The pilot plant was designed and assembled at Multotec’s extensive design,... 

Critical role of galvanized steel in the mining industry

19th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The mining industry requires a significant investment in infrastructure to be as efficient and as productive as possible. This is where galvanized steel plays a critical role, reports Simon Norton, Manager, Africa Desk of the International Zinc Association. Essential infrastructure in the mining... 

Mine security hinders investment in mining

19th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With South Africa ranked for the first time in the 10 least desirable of 84 global mining jurisdictions in the Fraser Institute’s Mining Companies Survey 2021, as measured by the Investment Attractiveness Index, it is clear that one of the hindering aspects is Mine Security that filters through... 

Digitalisation drive already yielding impressive results for M&D

19th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading multi-disciplinary construction company, Murray & Dickson Construction Group’s drive to digitalise processes is already yielding favourable results. This is especially noteworthy for the company’s technically complex projects for private sector clients operating in the energy and mining... 

Steinmüller Africa transforms lives at Vukanini Primary School in Bethal, Mpumalanga

19th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Steinmüller Africa recently sponsored the refurbishment of Vukanini Primary School, neighbouring the company’s Bethal-based facility. The official handover, attended by one of Steinmüller Africa Directors, Mohamed Khan, took place on 8 of April 2022.  Steinmüller Africa provided project... 

Risk assessments accelerate Booyco PDS adoption

18th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Risk assessments by surface mines are a vital part of operating trackless mining machines (TMMs) safely, and are also required by the Mine Health and Safety Act.  “It is therefore significant that we see mines continuously conducting risk assessments on their mobile vehicles and traffic... 

Acquisitions strengthen mining contractor's capability

16th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The global Mining Platform of Murray & Roberts has significantly extended its capabilities over the past several years with two key acquisitions in the US and Australia, says Mike da Costa, CEO of the platform. The two companies in which majority interests have been acquired are San Diego-based... 

Weir Minerals Africa benefits as mining surges

16th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals Africa, part of the LSE-listed Weir Group, is currently performing strongly, more than maintaining its share of the African market and also moving into new geographies on the continent such as Nigeria. “Overall, we have a healthy order book,” says Rajen Govender, interim Regional... 

Sandvik offer flexible parts management options

16th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With a corporate focus on facilitating predictive maintenance through the flow of real-time data on its equipment, Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions offers various parts supply and management options to suit customers’ needs. Among the options, according to Amith Ganasram, business line manager -... 

More local artisan skills developed at Venetia

16th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As Murray & Roberts Cementation continues to push skills development throughout its projects, local community member Abram Sebola has recently graduated as a qualified electrician from the company’s learnership scheme. Sebola, who has been working for Murray & Roberts Cementation since April... 

Venetia mine partners with municipality to address water shortages in Musina

13th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following the protests over water shortages in Musina this week, a meeting was convened between the Musina Local Municipality, the Vhembe District Municipality and Venetia mine to find ways to assist the municipalities in efficiently and safely resolving the issue.  While the provision of water... 

Aspects of design, incorporating the norms of the 21st century

13th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The demands of the 21st century have placed different, stringent criteria on the senior managers in the workplace. The leading culture in the core of Rio-Carb DNA, is safety, carbon-saving, productivity and local manufacture. These are, above all else, remain at the forefront of stakeholder’s... 

Turnkey demolition services for industrial and mining facilities

13th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Jet Demolition offers specialised demolition services to large industrial and mining facilities. These range from selected brownfield demolition of redundant plant and structures to turnkey demolition and rehabilitation services at end-of life. “Furthermore, we offer demolition costing services,... 

Manufacturer to showcase unique adhesive and mineral solutions at NAMPO 2022

12th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Agriculture and farming is a significant growth market for South African manufacturer Pratley, which will display its full range of adhesive and mineral products at two independent stands at this year’s Grain SA NAMPO Harvest Day from 16 to 20 May. Products on display from Pratley’s mineral... 

Using technology and processes to address the retail sector’s asset management challenges

12th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Retail branch managers have a broad set of responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities include staff management, keeping optimal stock levels and ensuring that the branch expenditures stay within budget. Ultimately, the retail manager’s responsibility is to create and maintain a welcoming... 

The role of reliability block diagram software and specifications in the maintenance readiness landscape

12th May 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Preparing a new or refurbished plant ready for commissioning is no small feat. The anticipated honeymoon phase of a newly commissioned plant with equipment operating optimally, production being at the required rate, and no unplanned stoppages can be short-lived if the vital element of asset care... 

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