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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions offers the most advanced mining automation and digitilization systems available globally. Our constantly evolving mining and rock excavation product line-up covers rock drilling, rock cutting, tunnelling, loading and hauling, crushing and screening and quarrying.

Our solutions significantly improve productivity and safety, while lowering your total cost of ownership. Leveraging our automation and digitilization solutions facilitates monitoring of your machines, allowing a comprehensive overview of your fleet, enabling you to control and optimize your operations.

Reach out to our team to find out more about our automation and digitilization solutions which are available across a number of our products for underground and surface mining applications.





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14th October 2022 During the last 12 years, Level 2 BBBEE agricultural and industrial mechanisation equipment supplier AIM has focused on designing state-of –the-art equipment to introduce the latest technology into the mining sector. This is achieved by teaming up with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such... 

DRDGold's livelihoods initiative attracts 8 000-plus direct participants  

By: Martin Creamer     31st August 2022 The livelihoods initiative introduced by surface gold mining company DRDGold has to date attracted more than 8 000 direct participants at a time when boosting jobs and livelihoods in South Africa has never been more important The broad-based livelihoods (BBL) programme of the Johannesburg- and... 

PGMs miner emphasises female representation

By: Sabrina Jardim     12th August 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Gender Equity forums have made progress in advancing gender mainstreaming activities and the company is working towards achieving 15% female representation by 2025. Implats has achieved its aim of having women account for 25% of... 

DMRE reports overall improvement in mining health, safety record 

By: Darren Parker     3rd August 2022 The number of mining fatalities, injuries and diseases have decreased for the year to date as compared with the same period last year, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) chief inspector of mines and Mine Health and Safety Council chair David Msiza revealed during a virtual... 

Royal Bafokeng applauds President’s energy plan, nears decision on solar  

By: Martin Creamer     2nd August 2022 Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri on Tuesday applauded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s energy plan, which involves the introduction of new generation capacity to the grid as quickly as possible to give Eskom the required headroom to carry out much-needed maintenance on its ageing coal fleet.... 

Mining firms blow cold on India's plan to dig deep for coal

By: Reuters     26th July 2022 India's plan to auction abandoned coal mines to private firms to meet rising energy demand has brought little cheer to the industry as running the mines poses financial, technological and safety risks companies are reluctant to take on, analysts said. Grappling with unprecedented energy and... 

Green economy will require more commodities – specialist mining director

By: Nadine Ramdass     24th June 2022 Rather than requiring fewer commodities, the green economy, and its resulting technological developments, will actually require more commodities, says specialist mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein. Consequently, mining companies, including manganese... 

Service provider continues to expand its fleet

By: Halima Frost     3rd June 2022 Demolition solutions provider Jet Demolition has steadily expanded its fleet of equipment to befit projects that facilitate relines and repairs on furnaces and kilns of all types. Furnace demolition projects generally represent a smaller proportion of the company’s scope, as furnace demolition... 

Technology assists agriculture sector

By: Anna Moross     13th May 2022 Agriculture input prices have risen by about 100%, but using technology provides farmers with an opportunity to save on costs, such as fuel and downtime issues, says agricultural equipment manufacturer and distributor AGCO Africa field service manager Zack Janse van Rensburg. 

MEMSA hosts inaugural Innovation Awards to showcase local OEMs

28th April 2022 The inaugural Innovation Awards, hosted by Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) on Wednesday 6 April 2022, was a celebration of local excellence in technological development and manufacturing capability, according to CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi. “A lot of decision-makers in... 

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