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Emergency preparedness for miner safety

11th June 2020 Applying decades of experience with today’s advancements in technology, underground mine safety practices have evolved significantly over the years. Operations have discovered it is imperative to have a contingency plan in place for the possibility of an event that could leave miners unable to... 

Talbot helps mines harness underground water with lease-to-own purification plants

4th June 2020 Sustainable water and wastewater solutions company Talbot is delivering high-tech water purification plants which enable large gold, platinum and other mining clients to make use of mine water to reduce municipal water consumption and associated bills.  

Talbot helps mines harness underground water with lease-to-own purification plants

Furnace manufacturer ‘fired up and ready to go’

By: Halima Frost     2nd June 2020 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie restarted its entire facility, in line with the regulations to facilitate the shift to Level 4 of the national Covid-19 lockdown, earlier this month. The company has implemented various shifts to maximise the physical distancing... 

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The ability to design, manufacture and export all the elements of a furnace gives Thos Begbie the edge
ALL ROUNDER The ability to design, manufacture and export all the elements of a furnace gives Thos Begbie the edge

Getac F110-Ex Fully Rugged Tablets Prevent Cave-Ins and Protect Miners in Underground Mines Across Russia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2020 South African radar solutions developer Reutech Mining and Russian mining solutions provider VIST Group teamed up with Getac Technology Corporation to put together a Sub Surface Profiler (SSP) that detects areas of risk with pinpoint accuracy, protecting the safety of miners without interfering... 

Getac F110-Ex Fully Rugged Tablets Prevent Cave-Ins and Protect Miners in Underground Mines Across Russia

Key renewable trends power mining

21st May 2020 Improved renewables technology, hybrid power, intelligent seamless integration, significant cost savings, and variable power usage is set to drive the increased use of renewables in mining in the next decade. 

Key renewable trends power mining

SpraySAFE Mist Sanitising Safety Tunnel

14th May 2020 In an effort to contribute towards the fight against COVID-19 and get "back to business", Jachris combined over 44 years' experience in the world of Hose & Fittings with over 10 years' experience in the world of Misting Systems to conceptualise, create and commercialise SpraySAFE, an automated... 

SpraySAFE Mist Sanitising Safety Tunnel

PhotoSat tailings dam volume and history studies

7th May 2020 Independent, verifiable, tailings dam volume measurements and histories. Download the report to learn more 

PhotoSat tailings dam volume and history studies

EPCM’s early delivery improves client cashflow

7th May 2020 Multidisciplinary process engineering company Metallurgical Engineering Technology & Construction (METC) understands that delivering working projects ahead of schedule, enables higher net present value and better internal rate of return. METC’s team members have designed andbuilt more than 75... 

EPCM’s early delivery improves client cashflow

Contractor seeks to upskill staff

7th May 2020 Drilling and blasting contractor Blasting & Excavating (B&E) offers upskilling and certification opportunities for students and current staff. Owing to the lack of qualified blasters within the industry, B&E initiated a learner blaster programme in which 35 internal employees are being trained to... 

Kedibone Serumula, Graduate Mining Engineer
Kedibone Serumula, Graduate Mining Engineer

Sale and Purchase of Matte

7th May 2020 RST Special Metals (Pty) Limited is adding PGM containing furnace matte to their product range From July 2020 with the following generic specifications: 

Sale and Purchase of Matte

Adviser streamlines mine processes

By: Halima Frost     30th April 2020 Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining Solutions was selected to assist a major mining client with the streamlining and automation of its planning process for a sizeable Southern Africa openpit coal operation last year.   “The client had many challenges ranging from inconsistent data... 

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Ukwazi Mining Solution's has partnered with a major coal mining client to maximize the efficacy of its planning processes
COAL-ITION Ukwazi Mining Solution's has partnered with a major coal mining client to maximize the efficacy of its planning processes

Tools to fight Covid-19 from Advanced 

24th April 2020 In these uncertain times, Advanced is taking a proactive approach in combatting the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, developing a multipronged infectious disease control approach that it is now bringing to market. By focusing the company’s resources, engineering capability, supply chain management,... 

Tools to fight Covid-19 from Advanced

Remote surveying for mines during the COVID-19 pandemic

16th April 2020 No need for boots on the ground to survey your mine site. Keep your personnel safe and your site operational with PhotoSat's proprietary satellite surveying. Accuracy better then 15cm. Download report to learn more.  

Remote surveying for mines during the COVID-19 pandemic

Planning for the ‘last mile’ in underground connectivity

15th April 2020 Planning for underground connectivity is never a simple task. The modern make-up of a mine and its reliance on transferring large amounts of data to multiple points over multiple levels means a robust and reliable connected network has become a central part of any operation. 

Planning for the ‘last mile’ in underground connectivity

Over 1 million incident-free hours achieved at Bokamoso Solar Park

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th April 2020 juwi Renewable Energies has achieved an unprecedented1,006,793 Lost Time Incident (LTI) free hours to end of February 2020 in the construction of the 78MW Bokamoso Solar Park situated near Leeudoringstad in the North West Province of South Africa. 

 juwi workers on a solar PV farm construction site, complete their tasks in the correct gear, following strict safety protocols
juwi workers on a solar PV farm construction site, complete their tasks in the correct gear, following strict safety protocols

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system 

25th March 2020 Industries rely on their large mobile equipment to work around the clock, therefore, their fire protection should do the same, says Alberton-based fire protection specialist Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (AFST). The ANSUL LVS liquid agent vehicle fire suppression system and Checkfire... 

LVS liquid agent fire suppression system

Autonomous drills improve safety for contract miner

By: Darren Parker     20th March 2020 JSE-listed Basil Read’s mining arm Basil Read Mining subsidiary Blasting and Excavating (B&E)has entered into a partnership with India- based original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Revathi Equipment and other local partner Paramount Tracks to acquire several C650 autonomous drills. 

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The way forward is to embrace disruptive technologies in the mining industry
NATHAN WILLIAMS The way forward is to embrace disruptive technologies in the mining industry

Water recovery makes rands and sense

19th March 2020 As the world draws public attention to the importance of water in March, Talbot CEO Carl Haycock describes how the recovery of large volumes of wastewater from industrial processes isn’t just an achievable reality but an outright necessity. Talbot, which delivers sustainable water and wastewater... 

Water recovery makes rands and sense

New and exciting HELLA products recently launched into the market 

11th March 2020 Occupational safety is of considerable importance in mines. Work is often performed at night or underground, where there is no natural light. The vehicle lighting is often the only light source. Poor lighting leads to accidents and tiredness, and is consequently an increased safety risk. HELLA... 

New and exciting HELLA products recently launched into the market

Coal mine plans to get wetland flowing again

11th March 2020 Restoring a wetland on the property of a Free State colliery holds the promise of benefiting not just the mine but the broader environment, including biodiversity and surface water resources in the area. According to Dr Simon Lorentz, principal hydrologist at SRK Consulting, the mine requested... 

Culverts and associated drain channels under roads also contribute to drawing down the water table.
Culverts and associated drain channels under roads also contribute to drawing down the water table.

Hudaco Group - adding value in niche markets 

10th March 2020 Hudaco Industries is a South African group specialising in importing and distributing high-quality branded automotive, industrial and electrical consumable products, mainly in the southern African region. Hudaco businesses serve markets that fall into two primary categories. 

Hudaco Group - adding value in niche markets

How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Mining

5th March 2020 In an exclusive one-off webinar hosted by Axora, special guest speaker and former De Beers Technical Director Pat Lowery will be sharing valuable insights on the emerging technology trends with the most potential to drive sustainability in mining. 

How Technology is Driving Sustainability in Mining

World Exploration Trends Report 2019

5th March 2020 The World Exploration Trends 2019 report found that the global exploration budget for nonferrous metals decreased to an estimated US$9.8 billion in 2019 from US$10.1 billion in 2018. The decline of 3% from the previous year in planned exploration spending by the global mining industry halts a... 

World Exploration Trends Report 2019

Mariam Kane-Garcia leads the way at Total South Africa

27th February 2020 Inspiring women to lead in the energy sector and industry at large to improve the imbalance of representation, is an ambition to be realised by all, according to Mariam Kane-Garcia, the newly appointed CEO and Managing Director of Total South Africa.  She wants to encourage and inspire people to... 

Mariam Kane-Garcia leads the way at Total South Africa

Journey to the digital mine 

27th February 2020 Siemens is working on a digital architecture for mining companies which has the potential to set new benchmarks in productivity, reduce energy costs and increase mining intensity.    With a digital mine in mind, Siemens has invested in concrete applications for digital solutions on mines, and to... 

Journey to the digital mine

Advanced FST 

27th February 2020 The fire apparatus division of safety equipment supplier Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies in Alberton is equipped to convert a Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCi Supercab 4x4 or any similar chassis cab into an ADVANCED Rapid Response unit. These units have a specific task to perform in the industrial... 

Advanced FST

Important notice to users of the Apple App versions of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

20th February 2020 It has come to our attention that due to changes in the way that Apple manages its iOS push notifications, our readers who use the Engineering News, Mining Weekly and Polity Apple Apps will have to take the following action in order to continue to receive the twice daily notifications of news... 

Important notice to users of the Apple App versions of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector 

By: Kim Cloete     18th February 2020 The mining sector has stepped up the pace to embrace digitalisation, with companies reaping the benefits from higher productivity and a more integrated work environment. Within a tough mining environment with complex challenges, Siemens has provided solutions to ensure that mining companies... 

Siemens leads the way in technology solutions in the mining sector

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa 

17th February 2020 While not without its own set of unique challenges, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent. These include a very strong growth story in West Africa at the moment, and solid momentum building in the East... 

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa

African Exploration Budget Trends 2019

13th February 2020 With the second-largest exploration budget decrease of US$156 million, or 12%, year over year, Africa has greatly underperformed most other regions as some major exploration programs wind down in 2019. Nevertheless, the number of companies exploring in Africa has increased slightly to 258,... 

African Exploration Budget Trends 2019

Mining’s social risk rises, calling out for shared vision

12th February 2020 Disruptive events like violent community protests pose risks that can destroy mining projects and threaten the recent promise shown in South Africa’s fragile mining sector. Rather than avoid these risks by withholding their resources, investors could be supporting the solutions. “One of the most... 

Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting (SA)
Andrew van Zyl, director and principal consultant, SRK Consulting (SA)

Connecting a mine’s underground and surface operations.

11th February 2020 StrataConnect™ DigitalBRIDGE™ and DigitalBRIDGE Plus+™ are innovative networking solutions that can take an existing infrastructure and expand it, enhance it, repair it or even replace it.  

Connecting a mine’s underground and surface operations.

How the JORC Code affects mining finance

6th February 2020 As the mining sector continues on an upward trajectory, miners and explorers have an important imperative to assure investors and stakeholders that their Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimates can be trusted. 

How the JORC Code affects mining finance

Notice to Android App users of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

3rd February 2020 It has come to our attention that due to a technical glitch, many of the users of the Android Apps of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity have for quite some time not been receiving the twice daily notifications of news updates that we are sending via our Android Apps.   In order to... 

Notice to Android App users of Mining Weekly, Engineering News and Polity

Creating lasting legacies

30th January 2020 Despite having faced a tough economic period, the mining sector remains an important sector in the South African economy and one that still has the potential to make a significant impact in the socio-economic development of our country. 

Creating lasting legacies

Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba

By: Darren Parker     24th January 2020 Mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein compares the Investing in African Mining Indaba to farming, as many delegates and companies attending the event are “planting seeds” and hoping for a “fruitful harvest” in terms of new deals and business leads. Aside... 

Miners sow seeds for success at Indaba

Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies  

23rd January 2020 Fire-detection systems provide constant monitoring and, therefore, early warning. This prevents damage to property and products, fatalities and financial loss, the consequential loss of profit and productivity, and insurance repercussions.  

Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies

Tubular stand tall on their reputation and business deliverables

20th January 2020 South Africa’s Tubular Group was established 40 years ago in 1979, and supplies construction and engineering services to a host of major projects throughout South Africa, Southern and West Africa. The company’s commitment to good governance, ethical conduct and professionalism has enabled the... 

Tubular stand tall on their reputation and business deliverables
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