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Sand mining 'mafias' destroying environment, livelihoods – UN

By: Reuters     7th May 2019 Sand mining is eroding the world's river deltas and coastlines, damaging the environment and hurting livelihoods from Cambodia to Colombia, as government regulation fails to keep pace with rising demand, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. Global demand for sand and gravel, used extensively in... 

Geosynthetic products protect environment

3rd May 2019 The mining industry - which has become a major user of geosynthetic materials - recognises the value of using geosynthetic products for environmental protection, says geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex South Africa (SA) geotechnical engineer Johnny Oriokot. Therefore,... 

Mduduzi Magubane

By: Martin Creamer     3rd May 2019 This week Mining Weekly features Mduduzi Magubane, the executive director of Aury Africa and the MD of Nkomose Group of Companies 

Ivanplats to complete early-works construction at Platreef Shaft 2

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     19th April 2019 Ivanplats, the South African subsidiary of Ivanhoe Mines, is expected to complete early-works construction at Shaft 2 of the Platreef palladium/platinum/nickel/copper/gold/rhodium project, near Mokopane, in Limpopo, South Africa, in the second quarter, says Ivanplats VP and project director... 

PTM extends Waterberg DFS completion date to August

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th April 2019 TSX- and NYSE American-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has extended the completion date of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the large-scale, palladium dominant and bulk mineable Waterberg project in South Africa to August to accommodate a new design plan. The DFS is being managed by... 

Universal considering offer from Afrimat 

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th April 2019 South Africa focused coal miner Universal Coal has received a conditional, non-binding indicative counter offer from JSE-listed Afrimat to rival a previous offer from a consortium headed by Ata Resources. Universal on Monday reported that Afrimat was proposing to acquire all the shares in the... 

Culverts An Integral Component For Water, Road And Mining Infrastructure Projects

25th March 2019 The main function of culverts is to manage the flow of water from one side to the other of an ‘obstruction’. This can be a road, railroad, trail or other structure constructed in either the natural or designed flow path of the water. Factors to be considered before design and installation are the... 

Pre-Bagged Products For The Mining Sector

25th March 2019 Above or below ground mining activities require materials to be of an exacting standard and to meet high safety requirements. Technicrete has a unique range of pre-bagged concrete mixes as well as heavy-duty blocks which not only meet these safety concerns but offer effective and cost effective... 

Shotcrete-testing system available for mining sector

By: Halima Frost     22nd March 2019 Construction industry services and technology provider Hilti has improved on its powder-actuated DX 450 shotcrete testing system to suit the mining sector. After seeing the scope to increase its client portfolio Hilti presented the DX 450 to a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.... 

Culverts an integral component for water, road and mining infrastructure projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2019 The main function of culverts is to manage the flow of water from one side to the other of an ‘obstruction’. This can be a road, railroad, trail or other structure constructed in either the natural or designed flow path of the water. Factors to be considered before design and installation are the... 

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