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Contract Mining News

Outsourcing increases

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Mining houses in Africa are turning to outsourcing for professional, specialised skills and this will increase dramatically in the near future to include ‘bread-and-butter’ work, such as stoping and development, reveals Cementation Mining MD Alastair Douglas. “Outsourcing is the... 

Rock-drill maker

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 Rock-drilling tool manufacturer Interoc, of Springs, has embarked on a multimillion-rand expansion drive to streamline its manufacturing processes and reduce its production lead times. Plans involve investing an average of R3-million to R4-million a year in its information technology (IT) and... 

Big enough

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 The South Deep shaft, now being sunk, has been designed with a wide 9 m diameter in order to allow the passage of large equipment, permitting trackless vehicles to be driven into the cage, lowered underground, driven into the mine and maintained in subterranean workshops – unlike at... 

South Deep slows from 6 m a day to 3,5 m a day

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 At one stage the South Deep shaft was being sunk at a rate of six metres a day. However, the development rate has slowed because it has reached the area close to the reef horizon where the shaft pillar has been mined out. Says Western Areas MD John Brownrigg: “We are approaching the... 

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