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10 maintenance tips for lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 With many countries currently in some form of forced lockdown, a number of businesses have been forced to shut down their operations for an uncertain time period. Many organisations can lock their front door and go home, working remotely to continue their activities. Others in asset-intensive... 

In-house-developed idler increases mine throughput, product longevity

By: Donna Slater     11th September 2020 The development of a South African-made conveyor belt idler has resulted in diversified miner Exxaro Resources increasing throughput at its Grootegeluk mine through one of its conveyor load points from 800 t/d to 3 000 t/d, says conveyor products manufacturer Brelko US and Africa manager Brent... 

Minerals Council reiterates commitment to zero harm goal 

By: Simone Liedtke     17th July 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has recommitted to supporting the mining industry’s shared imperative of zero harm, under the council’s Khumbul’ekhaya strategy. During a virtual launch of the third iteration of the national day of health and safety, Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter lamented... 

Get going with galvanizing: new book for engineers from IZA

By: Shannon de Ryhove     3rd July 2020 The International Zinc Association (IZA) will launch its new publication, The Essentials of Galvanizing, during a webinar hosted by Creamer Media Contract Publishing on July 15, 2020. The publication offers the civil engineering and construction industry valuable insights into the importance of... 

Mining jobs safe in Queensland

25th June 2020 Despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Queensland resources sector has maintained its place as one of the largest employers in the region, with only a 1% drop in direct jobs during the May quarter. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) CEO Ian Macfarlane said that the latest data from... 

Santos inks gas deal with Gold Fields

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th June 2020 Oil and gas major Santos has inked a new gas supply agreement with gold miner Gold Fields over its three gold mines in Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Santos would supply some 5.5 PJ of natural gas from its Varanus Island gas plant over a three-year period, starting in July... 

Centamin says Endeavour still refuses to engage in 'proper manner’

By: Mariaan Webb     18th December 2019 Egypt-focused miner Centamin has expressed its disappointment in the way that its potential suitor, Endeavour Mining, is tackling negotiations, slamming the Toronto-listed company for “repeatedly refusing to engage in a proper manner”. On Monday, Endeavour announced that its CEO Sébastien de... 

Exxaro launches safety campaign in quest for zero harm

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th November 2019 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources on Friday launched its Khetha Ukuphepha safety campaign across all its business units and operations, as part of its journey towards zero harm. The campaign is aimed at improving the company’s lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) back to the target of 0.11... 

Rio's Canadian operations get certified

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th September 2019 Diversified miner Rio Tinto’s Canadian aluminium operations have been extended with the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Chain of Custody certification, reinforcing the miner’s commitment to responsible mining and metals production. The certification provides independent verification... 

Airbus announces greater range for new airliners

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st May 2019 Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus has announced that, from the second half of next year, it would be offering airlines increased range versions of its A220 small (100 seats to 150 seats) single-aisle airliners family. The A220 family is composed of two models, the A220-100 and the... 

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