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AEL compliance reporting

7th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / (Virtual Showroom): Atmospheric Emissions Licenses (AEL’s) are obligatory under the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act 39 of 2004 (AQA) for activities that result in atmospheric emissions which have a significant negative environmental impact, listed in GN 893 of November 22,... 

Financial support is key to growing emerging business owners

6th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A closer look at the benefits of access to funding in the agriculture and construction sector Growing any business is no easy feat. Challenges range from access to market, limited customer base as well as inadequate financial support. This is no different for emerging businesses within the... 

LED retrofit lighting solution for De Aar Hospital

6th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED retrofit lighting solution for the De Aar Hospital in the Northern Cape. With this new lighting installation, the hospital benefits from significant energy savings and better light levels. Various products were installed for the interior and exterior of the... 

Ventilation and cooling simulation software instrumental in optimising efficiency and safety underground

6th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Miguel Coelho, Ventilation Engineer at BBE Consulting and Hendrik Botma, Chief Technology Officer at VUMA Software In December 1986, a mining tradition that dated back to 1911 ended, which saw the use of canaries in coal mines to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases before they could... 

Bureaucracy and anti-mining lobbies stifling South Africa’s growth prospects 

5th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Speaking during the recent South African Mining Investment Forum and FFF Carbon conference Managing Director of mining investment firm Menar Vuslat Bayoglu, noted that there were significant bottlenecks in mining approval processes, ranging from the awarding of prospecting rights to water use... 

Increase productivity with the new Cat® R1700 Underground Loader

5th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African mining industry contributed 7% of the total GDP in 2021 (Stats SA, 2021). As such, it is no secret that with effective and appropriate selection of fleet, operators are enabled to maximize production while minimizing capital and operational costs. Despite the mining industry’s... 

Multinational Mining Company reinforces safety with IntelliPERMIT

4th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / IntelliPERMIT was rolled out across operational areas to improve safety processes through the automation of the permit-to-work issuing procedure and the improvement of management’s electronic accessibility to view permits issued. Mining at the operation is performed over extensive areas, and a... 

Pump leader triples dewatering fleet as rains plaque mines

4th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Flooding of open pit mines and quarries has become widespread following intense and unseasonal rainfall in many parts of South Africa recently, demanding added dewatering capacity. Lee Vine, managing director of dewatering pump specialist Integrated Pump Rental, says the rains have had a dire... 

Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining fights period poverty in the Northern Cape while supporting job creation with Blossom Care Solutions 

4th April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Period poverty refers to barriers to menstrual products, education, and sanitation, which can include social, economic, political and cultural causes. More specifically, it generally denotes the financial inability to afford sanitary products, coupled with a lack of knowledge about menstruation.... 

Bigen supports Mauritian Government in major social housing drive

1st April 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established 50 years ago, the Bigen Group has earned a solid reputation as an innovative, solutions-focused infrastructure development Group invested in the future of Africa. With its Head Quarters in South Africa and Mauritius, the Bigen Group has grown its footprint to ten regional offices... 

ESG in the Mining Industry: What’s Missing?

31st March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate by Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of ESG reports by nine mining companies highlighted strengths and weaknesses in how they are tackling these objectives 

MTE EXPO looks to explore the growth of North West's mines

31st March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The North West Province is known as the country’s ‘Platinum Province’ due to its mineral riches of platinum, chrome, and platinum group metals. It is also home to a strong dimension stone sector, due to the riches of its slate, marble, and granite deposits. The economy of North West is driven by... 

Mining Indaba 2022 to host inaugural Innovation & Research Battlefield, offering up to US$28,600 Innovation Grant for solutions to critical sector challenges 

30th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new annual event calling for innovative research proposals to address the mining industry’s toughest sustainable development challenges is coming to the Mining Indaba conference agenda this year.  On 9 and 11 May, the Innovation & Research Battlefield, an event convened by Investing in African... 

SKF West Africa’s lubrication and condition monitoring solutions boost uptime, delivering significant savings for Guinean ore mine  

30th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SKF West Africa identified a number of lubrication issues while conducting  a paid lubrication audit for a long-standing mining customer in the Republic of Guinea.  “Our objective with the audit process was to gain a better understanding of our customer’s existing lubrication and maintenance... 

Sedibelo Platinum Mines Limited involved in the exploration, processing of Platinum Group Metals mineral deposits

30th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fully integrated Sedibelo Platinum Mines Limited (SPM), is involved in the exploration, development, operation, and processing of Platinum Group Metals (PGM) mineral deposits in the Bushveld Complex (BC), South Africa - one of the richest ore deposits in the world. SPM are the owners of the... 

Is the South African Mining Industry investible?

29th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Brand South Africa to host a special webinar to focus on mining investment opportunities in South Africa. 

Is the South African Mining Industry investible?

Multotec's SA-made pumps delivered to Kazakh mine

28th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The global reach of mineral process equipment specialist Multotec has been highlighted by the recent supply of its South African-manufactured slurry pumps to a chrome project in Kazakhstan. According to Gerhard Hendriksz, general manager responsible for slurry pumps at Multotec, an order of 38... 

Orica expands its fragmentation monitoring solution with FRAGTrack™ Crusher

25th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Orica (ASX: ORI), today announced the release of its latest fragmentation monitoring solution enabled by FRAGTrack™ Crusher, an automated pre-crusher fragmentation measurement tool delivering operational continuity in a safe and reliable way. Based on the success of the existing suite of... 

MTE Expo looks to explore the growth of Phalaborwa’s Copper mines

25th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Phalaborwa’s Copper mining operations have seen a steady growth pattern over the last two years. Global shortages of the metal have driven the prices up resulting in SA copper producer Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC) R10 billion expansion projects to cater for the growing demand. Phalaborwa is in... 

Botswana Resources, Infrastructure and Energy Forum draft agenda now live on website for May conference

24th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Botswana Resources, Infrastructure and Energy Forum “BRIEF” 2022 is scheduled to be held on 16th and 17th May 2022 at GICC, Gaborone, Botswana. The Botswana Resources, Infrastructure and Energy Forum is a rebranded and expanded version of the Botswana Resources Sector Conference (BRSC), which... 

Time is now for battery electric vehicles in mining

24th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the mine of the future, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are poised to play a leading role in improving health and safety, boosting efficiencies and achieving sustainability goals. With BEV technology at their disposal, southern African mines are now able to consider how to prepare themselves... 

You think Load shedding is bad – Water shedding is far worse

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Someone once said: “One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” This is particularly true in times when things do not go according to plan. A case in point is the COVID-19 pandemic. Our lives were disrupted, but we all learned something very important – we have a remarkable ability... 

Leading risk management software developer IsoMetrix launches pioneering ESG application

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / All-in-one ESG management solution enables organizations to comprehensively manage and report on their ESG and sustainability performance. IsoMetrix has launched a state-of-the-art environmental, social and governance (ESG) application, built on an all-new SaaS platform named IsoMetrix LuminaTM.... 

Hillside Artisan Academy – Putting the art back into artisanship

15th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hill Side Artisan Academy is positive for the future. The Hydra Arc Group is a proudly South African business that has proved through developing local skills and paying attention to quality and on-time delivery, it is possible to be successful and 

SHEQ information for Hydra Arc

15th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Safety and wellbeing of our employees and the protection of our environment is an essential survival factor for our business therefore management acknowledges accountability and stives to ensure that occupational health and safety is not just something we practice but is rather, a way of... 

Inaugural ESG Africa Conference: ‘A Sustainable Future Through African Leadership’ to take place in 2022

11th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The inaugural ESG Africa conference will take place from 31 August-1 September 2022, at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.  The theme for the two day event is ‘A Sustainable Future Through African Leadership’, representing the significant role leaders can and should play in... 

Workforce training solutions for underground mining in Greece

11th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hellas Gold S.A. is the first mining company to deploy simulation-based training from Immersive Technologies in Greece, marking the 47th country where Immersive Technologies’ workforce training systems are deployed. Immersive Technologies is known for providing rapid return on investment with a... 

Rosond to focus on consolidation in 2022 as it plans for further growth

10th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Last year the main focus for drilling technology solutions provider Rosond of Midrand was delivering 28 state-of-the-art drill rigs to the Kolomela and Sishen mines at Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore in the Northern Cape. This formed part of a R2 billion, five-year tender clinched by Rosond to... 

Multotec's RAMA™ is a giant step in precision sampling

9th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With its latest sampling system that aligns with metallurgical accounting standards, minerals processing equipment leader Multotec now offers unprecedented levels of accuracy for effective plant optimisation. The company’s Realtime Automated Metallurgical Accounting (RAMA™) system promises to... 

Full water management offering from Weir Minerals Africa

9th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Optimising water usage is a priority for Weir Minerals Africa – it is an area that can often be overlooked but contributes significantly to a mine’s Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) drive as well as its bottom line. “Our product and service offering aims to assist mines reduce their... 

Komatsu Australia unveil new $48m state-of-the-art mining and construction facility

8th March 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Komatsu Australia CEO, Sean Taylor, will unveil a new $48m state-of-the-art mining and construction facility in Wacol, Brisbane.  The opening of the new site marks Komatsu’s 100th anniversary and includes an Innovation Hub which will showcase the latest in mining and construction technology,... 

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