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Do municipal asset management software systems enable better asset management?

11th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Through all the legislative requirements of GRAP[1] and mSCOA[2], we have seen a growing emphasis on asset management within local government during the past decade. Naturally, there has also been a lot of focus on software systems to support the various requirements. Still, for the most part,... 

IntelliShot® users in a new drill and blast era for Indonesian coal mine

8th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Having previously relied on conventional non-electric initiation systems, Indonesia-based PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) turned to AECI Mining Explosives’ IntelliShot® electronic blasting initiation system, resulting in improvements in safety and efficiency of drill and blast processes on site... 

BBE releases 2021 version of leading VUMA ventilation simulation software — free to industry

7th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultants BBE Group have released the 2021 version of their flagship VUMA-network software to industry — at no cost. It’s a bold move that puts an advanced, industry-leading interactive mine ventilation network simulation tool into the... 

Centric Mining Systems moves into contractor space after signing a deal with SFTP Mining

6th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Most mining operations now use information management technologies to reliably collect and securely store critical operational data, improving process efficiency and accuracy. But, what about contractors? 

Get ready for the big burn

5th October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By: Warwick Lorenz from Australian Pump Industries It’s impossible to ignore the recent weather in the Northern Hemisphere.  Fires out of control in Siberia, Canada, Oregon, California and now the Mediterranean with Cyprus, Turkey and Greece facing disastrous wildfires.  Experts tell us that this... 

Immersive Technologies launches “world first” mining simulator technology at MINExpo 2021

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The PRO5 has been unveiled for the first time publicly at MINExpo, along with the announcement of its new innovations. Equipped with a professional grade visual system, the PRO5 is the first mining simulator to combine stereoscopic 3D, a one-piece curved display, photo-realistic graphics and... 

Knight Piésold engineers accepted for prestigious masters programmes at Imperial College London

1st October 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Skills development is a critical component that will contribute to the success of South Africa’s economic growth, infrastructure development, and our future generations. One company, which builds its core culture around such growth and development, is Knight Piésold, a consulting engineering firm... 

RGM Cranes supports productivity at Sandvik’s new facilities

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging a healthy existing relationship with RGM Cranes, Sandvik Mining RSA appointed the company to provide 19 overhead single and double girder cranes, ranging from 3 to 30 tonnes in capacity, at its new facilities in Kempton Park. Anthony Breedt, Technical Department Project Coordinator at... 

No sector unaffected by growing ESG demands

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a world facing challenges ranging from climate change to social inequality, every business sector will experience rising demands on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. “The importance of ESG issues has grown steadily in recent decades – building momentum from concerns... 

Vassie Maharaj, director and principal consultant in social risk and stakeholder relations management;  Franciska Lake, principal environmental scientist and Darryll Kilian, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting
Vassie Maharaj, director and principal consultant in social risk and stakeholder relations management; Franciska Lake, principal environmental scientist and Darryll Kilian, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting

Booyco Electronics extends footprint with strategic collaborations

30th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa-based proximity detection specialist Booyco Electronics is broadening its global reach through collaboration agreements with selected technology integrators. Solutions from Booyco Electronics, a pioneering force in proximity detection systems (PDS) and collision avoidance, have been... 

ABB unveils game-changing ABB Ability™ eMine to fast-track transition to all-electric mines

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / eMine™ comprises a portfolio of electrification technologies which makes the all-electric mine possible from mine to port and is integrated with digital applications and services to monitor and optimize energy usage. It can electrify any mining equipment across hoisting, grinding, hauling and... 

Process effectiveness underpins Weba Chute quality

29th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ensuring that every chute produced is to specification and to the highest quality, Weba Chute Systems gives customers peace-of-mind through its process effectiveness systems. According to Izak Potgieter, ISO systems manager at Weba Chute Systems, process effectiveness assures customers that this... 

Warning to operators of process dams to desilt as soon as possible

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the rainy season approaches, Integrated Pump Rental has issued a dire warning to operators of water storage and process dams to make sure that these are desilted as soon as possible and ready to accept additional rainwater. Managing director, Lee Vine says that the progressive build-up of silt... 

Challenge To 2018 Mining Charter

28th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 21 September 2021, the High Court, Pretoria, set aside various provisions of the 2018 Mining Charter (the Charter) following a review application brought by the Minerals Council of South Africa.  The Court confirmed that the Charter is a policy document and is not legislation. It applies only... 

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Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer 

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.  

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer

Glencore Coal launches a business hub to empower local businesses

23rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Glencore Coal seeks to contribute to activities and programmes designed to improve the quality of life in their communities. Recognising the major contribution small businesses can make to local economies and their potential of alleviating some of the socio-economic challenges faced by... 

New presses give Multotec the edge in mill linings

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Responding to the rising demand, Multotec has added to its facilities two new rubber vulcanisation presses at its extensive local manufacturing facility in Spartan, Gauteng – raising quality levels while reducing lead times for customers. The new additions have improved both the production... 

Kwatani develops specialised spiral elevator in-house

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Demonstrating its depth of local engineering expertise and technical capability, local vibrating screen specialist Kwatani has designed and fabricated a specialised spiral elevator for a mobile containerised sorting plant for a diamond mine in Australia. Although not the first spiral elevator be... 

Taking the digital route in underground mining

22nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the mineral sector seeks safer and more automated operations in line with the ‘smart mining’ vision, leading underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation is making good progress with its own digitisation strategy. According to Mike Wells, managing director of Murray & Roberts... 

MTEE appoints EngineCo as dealer in South Africa

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / EngineCo, based in South Africa, is now an official dealer of Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE). They are responsible for the sales and service of Mitsubishi Diesel Engine from 6.2 kWm to 3604 kWm for industrial purposes in South Africa. EngineCo Tulisa Park Mega factory 

Weir Minerals' Mill Circuit University trains for sustainabl

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By giving its personnel the ‘big picture’ of minerals processing, the Weir Minerals Mill Circuit University ensures that customers benefit from a broader, solution-focused approach. “Offering sustainable solutions to the minerals processing sector – rather than just products – needs insight and... 

Sandvik invests further in service capacity

21st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recent move by Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions to its new and upgraded Khomanani facility has boosted the company’s already considerable service capabilities. The modern premises near Kempton Park in Gauteng include a mega-workshop that now rates among the global company’s largest facilities,... 

Shumani looks to diversify into mining, construction industry

16th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As one of the biggest industrial equipment suppliers into the food and beverage industry, this remains the main target market for Shumani Industrial Equipment. However, the company aims to diversify and is investigating some opportunities in the mining industry, reveals MD Victor Nemukula. “There... 

Coal mining value-service partnership ready to raise uptime of SA power plants

15th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a country such as South Africa that relies heavily on coal production for electricity generation, the quality of the fuel can determine the difference between a fully operational power plant and one that’s crippled by breakdowns or - at best - running at below optimum capacity. Ensuring coal... 

Coal mining value-service partnership ready to raise uptime  of SA power plants

Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix’s latest research (Verdantix, December 2020, Global Corporate Survey 2020: Operational Excellence Budgets, Priorities & Tech... 

Asset Health Monitoring

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Back in 2019, researchers from Verdantix identified the trends in technology roadmaps for asset management technologies and compiled a helpful graphic to illustrate the value and associated growth of these technologies. Of interest to us at the time was the rapid growth and high value associated... 

The role and importance of Reliability Engineering

14th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The question often arises on the actual role and responsibility of a Reliability Engineer. This article considers where Reliability Engineers fit into an organisation, what kind of data they require, and when and how it should be provided. We also look at their key challenges and possible... 

Orica reveals 4D™ bulk explosives system to optimise productivity and blasting costs

13th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Orica (ASX: ORI), today launched 4D™, its latest bulk explosives technology at MINExpo, Las Vegas. The revolutionary 4D™ bulk system enables the real-time tailoring of explosives energy to geology across a blast, delivering improvements in fragmentation, on bench productivity and an overall... 

2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba to be held 9-12 May

7th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 2022 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba, originally scheduled for 7-10 February 2022 will now take place 9-12 May 2022 at the CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa.   We consulted extensively with our partners, key stakeholders across the mining value chain and government ministers.... 

ARC Acid Resistant Concrete from Composite Construction featured at MINExpo 2021

7th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industrial-level chemical resistant concrete brings numerous benefits and protection for mining and other operations susceptible to ongoing damage from highly corrosive chemicals and acids. Structural FRP retrofit contractor Composite Construction LLC is taking its experience with corrosion... 

KBC hosts webinar to highlight important role women play in the mining industry

7th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A holistic provider of Onboarding solutions in Southern Africa, as well as induction and other training solutions across the mining industry, KBC Health & Safety hosted a ‘Women in Mining’ webinar on Tuesday 31 August. Currently in South Africa, women account for 12% of the workforce in the... 

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