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Mine Site Accommodation

An end to platinum miner’s single-sex hostels imminent

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2014 Platinum group metals producer Lonmin aims to finish converting its remaining 20 single-sex hostel blocks by the end of September, group business transformation executive VP Barnard Mokwena tells Mining Weekly. “It is a very symbolic project for us at Lonmin, as it marks the end of the single-sex... 

Prefab distributor sees 15% growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2014 Prefabricated mine site accommodation and mobile parkhome supplier Speedspace has registered a 15% increase in business in the last year, which the company mostly attributes to the success of its rental solutions, reveals MD Hennie Wiggett. “With the establishment of new mines and new... 

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Speedspace says rental solutions for accommodation have become more attractive, owing to its cost-effectiveness
RENTAL OPTIONS Speedspace says rental solutions for accommodation have become more attractive, owing to its cost-effectiveness

Platinum miners continue to enrich the lives of their workers

By: Yolandi Booyens     29th March 2013 Following the success of platinum miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Sunrise View housing project, in the north-eastern Rustenburg suburb of Boitekong, which entailed the provision of 1 700 housing units, the company launched the R40-million Springs housing project in January to establish 108... 

Hot-water system assists in energy savings on mine-site accommodation

By: Yolandi Booyens     29th March 2013 Renewable-energy solutions provider New Southern Energy reports that it has developed a large-scale hot-water system that is ideal for mine-site accommodation and it plans to aggressively target the mining industry this year, with two projects tendered for in the Western Cape and the North West.... 

Housing project at copper mine on budget and on time

By: Yolandi Booyens     29th March 2013 Construction company African Modular Building Solutions reports that it aims to complete a housing project for mining company First Quantum Minerals’ Kanshansi mine, by March 25, adding that the project is on budget and on time. The Kansanshi mine, the largest copper mine in Africa, is 80% owned... 

Platinum miner aims to complete housing project by 2014

By: Yolandi Booyens     29th March 2013 Platinum miner Lonmin aims to complete its hostel conversion by 2014. The project, which forms part of the overall human settlement strategy of the company, will bring an end to the old style hostel compounds.  To date, of a total of 128 blocks, 84 blocks have been converted and the remaining 44... 

Mine housing project successfully completed

By: Yolandi Booyens     29th March 2013 Building solutions company Speedspace successfully completed the construction of prefabricated accommodation and mobile office buildings for the Life of Mine project at mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Kathu site, in the Northern Cape. The accommodation will house workers from the Sishen mine,... 

SA designed and manufactured flat pack space solution marketed

By: Yolandi Booyens     29th March 2013 Space solutions manufacturer Abacus Space Solutions launched the first 3m x 6m high volume, South African built flat pack accommodation product in January 2013. This product has been developed to address local mine-site accommodation concerns, such as integration to tight timelines for... 

240 000 ℓ three-ring reservoirs for mine accommodation

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     30th March 2012 Polokwane-based reservoir supplier Rainbow Reservoirs recently delivered and installed three 240 000 l three-ring reservoirs at mine accommodation in Mozambique. 

Simplified living space solutions provided for mine site accommodation

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     30th March 2012 The speedykit, a simplified container conversion method has been incorporated into the product range of South Africa-based prefabricated site accommodation provider Speedspace. 

Positive future for modular home construction

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     30th March 2012 Temporary accommodation manufacturer ParkHome Modular Units, part of the Southey group of companies, is positive about the future outlook of modular construction for mine site accommodation.  

New technology development to significantly increase production of modular units

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     30th March 2012 Insulated panel and complete construction solutions manufacturer Afripanel, a division of cold room and freezer manufacturer Africhill, will receive a new machine this year that will increase its production capacity, or current production, six-fold.  

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