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Bigen’s commitment to transformation continues

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2019 The CEO of Bigen Group, Mr Anton Boshoff has submitted his resignation, effective 31 May 2019 to enable the business to fill the position of CEO with a Black Professional, through his own personal commitment to the economic transformation required for the Infrastructure industry. Anton will... 

Tailings facility designs can save water at mines

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 At the start of the design process, the design problem and solution have to be conceptualised to allow for the design objectives for a tailings facility to be formulated. A range of techniques can then be used and applied to undertake the design, including appropriate analyses, to ensure water... 

Water supply pressure boosts mine water treatment demand

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Treating mine water has become more common as the mines try to minimise their impacts.  This has allowed for different types of water treatment options to enter the market, as well as a growing understanding of the environmental and economic impact, and where the water can be used to support... 

Consulting could play an increasingly important role in SA

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 While the local mining industry is shrinking, this is not necessarily the case for the mining consulting industry, as the role of mining consulting firms has evolved in response to changes in the industry, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant... 

Improvement in mining industry will manifest only in time

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 There have been positive developments in local mining, such as the significant improvement in the relationship between government and industry stakeholders, says industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell, but he adds that industry, however, may not see immediate... 

Consulting engineers face volatility, lack of opportunities

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 The volatility of the local mining industry, particularly in terms of Mining Charter III, coupled with political uncertainty and unstable power supply, is directly impacting on consulting engineers servicing the industry, says multidisciplinary engineering company GIBB Mining MD Alan Wingrove.... 

Demand likely to grow for mine-closure expertise

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 Mine closure is a field where best practice continuously evolves and there is likely to be a strong demand for this expertise as mines look to remain current and, in some instances, begin the closure process, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant... 

Need for external skills boosting consulting services

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 The local mining consulting industry is healthy and growing stronger with mining companies’ increasing reliance on consulting companies, compared with reliance on in-house skills, says specialist mine refrigeration and ventilation consultancy group Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) director Richard... 

Aury poised for expansion drive in African mining industry

11th April 2019 The African mining and mineral resources sector is one of the most important international markets for Aury Africa, which plans a concerted expansion drive on the continent once it is firmly entrenched in South Africa. This is according to Xiaoming Yuan, Chairman of Aury Africa and Vice-President... 

Chinese OEM reaffirms commitment to Africa

By: Nadine James     29th March 2019 Chinese original equipment manufacturer Dadi Engineering Development Group (DEDG), 49% owner of vibrating equipment solutions provider Aury Africa, demonstrated its commitment to the African market by sending its senior management to participate in high-level meetings with African mining... 

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