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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... 

TCTA comes up with power alternative amid ‘war zone’ at Mintails plant  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th June 2019 The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority on Thursday announced that its acid mine drainage water treatment plant in the Western basin, near Krugersdorp, could not be reopened as planned on June 4. This was owing to an escalating security threat at the adjacent Mintails gold treatment plant, where... 

Sibanye halves job losses at its South African gold operations 

By: Schalk Burger     5th June 2019 A consultation process with stakeholders regarding the restructuring of Sibanye-Stillwater’s gold operations, in South Africa, has resulted in expected job losses being nearly halved to 3 450. When it embarked on the Section 189A process in February, the precious metals producer had expected 5... 

Unfolding environmental disaster

By: African News Agency      4th June 2019 A security company responsible for safeguarding a gold treatment plant belonging to Mintails on the West Rand withdrew last week, citing “financial constraints”. The evacuation, which follows the liquidation of the embattled mining company and its subsidiaries, has left the door wide open to... 

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,... 

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... 

Stainless steel pumps a solution for corrosive applications

3rd May 2019 The increasing challenges of dewatering with rising acid levels in mines are being met head on by associated companies Integrated Pump Technology and Integrated Pump Rental. Cognisance of the need for pumping solutions capable of operating in such highly corrosive environments informs the... 

Alternative water treatment pursued

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Mine managers are investigating the use of existing wetlands or creating wetlands to passively treat some of their used water, thereby reducing the volume of water that needs to be actively treated before and during discharge, says multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm WSP Africa... 

Water management a reality for mining industry

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     3rd May 2019 Amid cost balancing; global economy fluxes; revolving regulatory changes; geopolitical, civil and social pressures; and the effects of climate change, water management is emerging as the pre-eminent sustainability issue in the global energy and mining resource industries, says pumps manufacturer... 

SA Hippo in demand for US coal mines

1st February 2019 The HIPPO flameproof, medium/high voltage, submersible slurry pump manufactured by heavy-duty slurry pump manufacturer Hazelton Pumps is regarded as the world leader when pumping acidic liquids containing solids at high heads and high volumes and has been exported to the major mining countries.... 

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