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'Majority of illegal miners can't be classified as small fish’ - Mantashe

By: News24Wire      3rd October 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says that most illegal miners cannot be classified as "small fish". This is because the so-called zama zamas violated the country's laws – starting with being in the country illegally. According to Mantashe, his department has finalised the... 

South Africa is returning to prepandemic levels of economic growth

By: Darren Parker     30th September 2022 South Africa is returning to pre-Covid-19 levels of economic growth, according to the latest ‘KPMG Global Economic Outlook’ report. The global economic research and consulting firm said on September 29 that South Africa remained in a unique position where many of its natural resource exports... 

VR technology to improve training initiatives

By: Sabrina Jardim     30th September 2022 With potential health and safety risks facing those working at height, training solutions provider KBC Health & Safety will introduce a virtual reality (VR) component for its training programmes to ensure greater safety measures when working at height. The VR technology can measure the... 

New Bill to impact on sector

By: Sabrina Jardim     30th September 2022 With health and safety being an important aspect of working-at-height projects, a new Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill is expected to be tabled next year. The Bill will enforce penalties of up to a R50 000 spot fine for every contravention, should working-at-height projects not... 

Shaft sealing and rehabilitation services for the mining industry

29th September 2022 A turnkey service is offered by Jet Demolition for the mining industry, including backfilling shaft barrels, designing permanent shaft seals, implementing these seals at a defined depth below natural ground level (NGL), and recording the final position and depth of sealed shafts, followed by the... 

Minerals Council ‘absolutely adamant’ about need for commercially available cadastre  

By: Martin Creamer     29th September 2022 The key objective of transparency in applying for prospecting rights and mining rights – and openly managing them – can be enabled by a commercially available cadastre system. While South Africa does not have such a cadastre, fellow African countries that are already thriving on it include... 

United Mining Services Group: Value driven solutions to the mining and mineral processing markets

28th September 2022 United Mining Services Group (UMS Group) provides the expertise to allow mining companies to access their most challenging ore bodies and extract minerals safely and efficiently. UMS Group has the capability to undertake all concept, design, engineering, construction, commissioning and... 

Shale gas science action plan emphasises research, consultation, oversight and compliance

By: Schalk Burger     28th September 2022 The ‘Science Action Plan (SAP) for Shale Gas in the Karoo Basin’ proposes a raft of integrated actions and research topics to ensure South Africa approaches the potential exploitation and production of shale gas with the necessary technical competence, oversight, safety and environmental... 

Komatsu named Large Employer of the Year in NSW Training Awards

28th September 2022 Recognised for award-winning focus on innovative apprentice training and employee recruitment.   Komatsu’s dedication to recruiting and training the best employees and apprentices has seen it win both national and global recognition. 

Rio approves underground mining at Kennecott

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th September 2022 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved a $55-million investment to start underground mining at the Kennecott copper operations, in Utah. The miner said on Tuesday that underground mining will initially focus on an area known as the Lower Commercial Skarn (LCS), which will deliver a total of... 

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