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Applied Mineral Technologies

16th July 2019 Established in 2001, South African materials handling systems and processing plants construction company Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) has come a long way from being a consultancy to a fully fledged industrial construction company. Amtec specialises in civil, structural, mechanical, piping... 

People are dying from pollution in South Africa 

By: Bloomberg     27th June 2019 In Pullens Hope, your eyes itch and your nose clogs. It’s easy to figure out why. On the right side of the main street of the dilapidated village east of Johannesburg is a fenced-off electricity substation with a red sign warning of pollutants. On the left, a power plant belches emissions from... 

Mining automation, IIoT, raise cyber risk

26th June 2019 Next-generation automation is a double-edged sword for the mining sector, increasing the risk of cyber-attacks jeopardising safety and revenues, warns GECI South African mining operations are set to embrace next-generation automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems to slash costs... 

Using proximity detection technology in mining safety training

26th June 2019 While underground mines are unquestionably safer than they once were, accidents and injuries associated with mobile machinery remain a primary concern. 

Hastings gets EPA green light for WA rare earth project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th June 2019 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has green-lit the A$427-million Yangibana rare-earths project, being developed by ASX-listed Hastings Technology Metals. The one-million-tonne-a-year operation is expected to produce some 15 000 t/y of mixed rare earths carbonate, and... 

Lanxess Mine strike: Mineworkers' health at risk, two more taken to hospital

By: African News Agency      26th June 2019 The health of some of the hundreds of mine workers who are staging a sit-in underground at Lanxess mine outside Rustenburg was deteriorating, said a worker who spoke to a union representative using a two-way radio on Wednesday. The worker was speaking from underground to National Union of... 

Fosun mulls takeover of $1bn Russian miner GV Gold

By: Bloomberg     24th June 2019 A consortium led by Fosun International is in talks to acquire a majority stake in GV Gold, a Russian gold miner backed by BlackRock, according to people familiar with the matter. Fosun is considering teaming up with partners including Zhaojin Mining Industry for a joint offer, the people said,... 

Silver Mines’ enviro study confirms minimal impact, to be submitted soon

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st June 2019 ASX-listed Silver Mines confirmed on Friday that the environmental impact statement (EIS) for its Bowdens silver project, in New South Wales, was in the final stages before being submitted for development consent to the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment. The EIS affirms... 

New trade exhibition in Ghana set to support industry growth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st June 2019 Organisers Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery and Afrocet Montgomery have announced the launch of Ghana’s premier mining, industrial, automation, packaging, and occupational health and safety trade expo, which will be taking place at the Dome, located at the Accra Trade Fair Grounds in Ghana,... 

SA mining adopting, driving 4IR as its transformation journey continues 

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st June 2019 The mining industry in South Africa is continuing its transformation journey as it adjusts to the ever-increasing pace of the prevailing technological revolution, with the 100-plus-year-old industry, steeped in tradition and at times crisis, seeking out new ways of adapting to this era of change.... 

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