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Warman® DWU – the pump in a class of its own

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th February 2020 The market offers specialised slurry pumps to handle thick and abrasive slurries, as well as submersible and sump pumps for pumping clean water, but neither of these options provide an effective solution for pumping dirty mine water.  Weir Minerals took its extensive knowledge of pumping slurries... 

DeGrussa back at work after cyclone

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th February 2020 Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources on Friday confirmed that underground mining at its DeGrussa operation, in Western Australia, was temporarily suspended earlier this week after rainwater ingress at the mine. The company told shareholders that rainwater associated with Tropical Cyclone Damien... 

On-The-Air (23/08/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2019 A South African company is going all out to turn the curse of polluted mine water into competitively priced transport fuel; Clean hydrogen is being advanced to replace oil and lower climate change risk; and Climate change is resulting in coal mining companies being forced to pay higher insurance... 

Highveld polluters on the water department’s radar

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2019 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is planning to take “drastic measures” to ensure mines and other sectors of the economy take responsibility for any groundwater contamination caused by their operations. In a water status update on Wednesday, the department said the pollution of... 

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... 

Applied Mineral Technologies

24th May 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... 

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,... 

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