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Mining Services News

Water ‘voltage’ wowing mines

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Hydropower making big strides in SA’s deep-level mines 

Changes under way at society

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Ventilation 

Germans remain upbeat about SA mining prospects

By: System Author     27th October 2000 German mining contracting, construction, mining and construction equipment manufacturer Deilmann-Haniel’s recent decision to buy 43% of South African-based Samat Mining represents a vote of confidence in the South African mining industry. 

Equipment Web portal mooted

By: System Author     13th October 2000 The need for greater cohesiveness among mining-equipment suppliers worldwide has prompted some to investigate the viability of establishing an Internet-based sales portal. 

Better cyanide control now possible

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Better cyanide control now possible 

Ore-truck simulator here from Australia

By: System Author     13th October 2000 The days in which mining companies had to expose their giant ore-moving trucks to the perils of training duty for new drivers are over. 

Contract-mining force emerging

By: System Author     6th October 2000 An important contract-mining force could emerge over the next few months, should the proposed R1,3-billion acquisition of construction company LTA by emerging industry heavyweight, Aveng, succeed. 

Supply chain must be refined

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Mainframe structure reduced

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Multimillion-rand facilities expenditure programme demonstrates committment

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Equipment makers lack oomph

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Although things are improving, the fact remains that South Africa’s increasingly beleaguered mining-equipment manufacturing industry is still not doing nearly enough to develop the export markets that are the long-term salvation of the sector. 

Four-year Zambian slag-mining contract awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

Hydraulic recovery plant contract awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

R149m coal-mining contracts awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

Zambian copper contract awarded

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Contract mining & outsourcing 

3D laser-imaging technology advances effective mining

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 New mining technologies 

Local innovation for world market

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 New mining technologies 

Symposium to focus on new mining technologies

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 New mining technologies 

South Africans to develop Mauretania mining

By: System Author     8th September 2000 South Africa’s Council for Geoscience has been awarded the contract to develop the ‘geoscientific infrastructure’ for Project Prism in Mauretania. 

Geologists hit jackpot

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Positive drilling results have raised hopes at Gold Fields’ Leeudoorn gold-mine, in the Witwatersrand Basin, allaying fears over the mere nine-months remaining ore-reserve and the mine’s future in areas below 39 level. 

Through-the-earth communication

By: System Author     8th September 2000 A combination of local- and Canadian-developed technology, which is expected to contribute significantly to miners’ safety, is due to be launched in South Africa this month. 

Crusher for Zambian Copperbelt

By: System Author     8th September 2000 The first of five refurbished crushers for Zambia’s newly-privatised copper-mines has crossed South Africa’s borders from Gauteng heavy-engineering firm Baldmin Engineering Works’ Benoni workshop. 

Positive predictions for base metals

By: System Author     8th September 2000 With the international demand for base-metals increasing, and the sector showing strong signs of recovery, Mining Weekly features reporter Anelle Janse van Rensburg speaks to Mintek GM Dr Roger Paul about the state of the industry and the future of the base-metal sector in South Africa. Do you... 

Process-enhancing technology expanded

By: System Author     1st September 2000 A joint venture between US chemicals company IBC and South Africa’s Bateman, which has led to the formation of MRT Africa, is driving the application of molecular-recognition technology in Southern Africa. 

Germans mull local production

By: System Author     1st September 2000 German company Deutsche Bergbay-Technik intends to eventually manufacture part of its mining equipment in South Africa as part of its long-term strategy for operations in the country. 

Adding environment to total cost

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Increasing international pressure on the mining industry to reduce and manage the effect of its operations on the environment has seen a number of local mining houses clean up their acts and move towards more sustainable practices. 

When a ‘clean-up’ is a gold-mine

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Gold-mining company Petmin chairperson Piet Nel reported this month that the company’s Skukuza clean-up operation has jumped from fourth to second in production standings in the Petmin stable, contributing 290 kg to the quarter’s overall gold production of 

Mining’s techno challenge

By: System Author     25th August 2000 The development of new technology is essential to allow the global mining industry to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. 

Exclusive tunnel-excavating machine agreement concluded

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Drilling, tunnelling & shaftsinking 

Drilling machine going to Namibia

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Drilling, tunnelling & shaftsinking 

Throwback to 104 deaths as station stopper tested

By: System Author     18th August 2000 A new kind of station stopper will be tested by Anglogold later this month at its TauTona mine, Carletonville, as part of an ongoing bid to ensure greater assuredness of miners’ safety. 

Mintek enters new era as a global centre of excellence

By: System Author     18th August 2000 With the year 2001 only just over four months away, Mintek, South Africa’s science council specialising in mining and metallurgical processing and beneficiation technology, has established itself as a world leader in its field, and has a real possibility of becoming the world leader. 

R315m Yatela contracts

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Contracts worth nearly $45-million have been awarded for the construction of the Yatela gold-mining project in Mali, West Africa. 

Old technology making a comeback

By: System Author     4th August 2000 Communication in mining 

Decreasing number of large projects a problem

By: System Author     28th July 2000 Hydraulics, pneumatics & hydropower 

Mines test ‘smartbolt’ alloy

By: System Author     7th July 2000 A new ‘smartbolt’ alloy, developed by Mintek, Gauteng, is being tested for use in coal and gold-mines, in the hope of monitoring load patterns and providing an early warning of potential breaking of the bolt. 

R60m silica investment

By: System Author     23rd June 2000 Supplier of silica material to the local market SamQuarz has invested R60-million in a new plant at its facility in Delmas, Mpumalanga. 

Swedes in materials-handling advance

By: System Author     16th June 2000 The materials-handling division of the Scottish Weir group, Strachan & Henshaw, was bought by Swedish company Svedala last month to join its R1,3-billion-a-year worldwide bulk materials-handling business. 

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