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Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd is a market leader in the innovation and supply of specialised electronic safety equipment to the southern African mining sector. Some of these warning, locating and monitoring systems are unique in the industry and new products are being introduced to the line-up on an ongoing basis.

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Epiroc aims to halve carbon dioxide emissions in operations as part of 2030 goals

By: Schalk Burger     3rd July 2020 Mining and infrastructure equipment multinational Epiroc this week released its 2030 sustainability goals, which include halving carbon dioxide emissions from operations, transport and major suppliers, as well as from customers’ use of Epiroc equipment. "These are challenging targets, but we will... 

Qld manslaughter legislation takes effect

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st July 2020 New laws will come into effect in Queensland on Wednesday, with executives facing up to 20 years’ jail if the state’s resources sector workers die because of their criminal negligence, Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said. He noted that the new legislation would better protecting the state’s 66... 

R10m Covid testing lab unveiled at De Beers' Venetia diamond mine

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2020 De Beers Venetia Mine has unveiled a R10-million coronavirus testing laboratory that will be used to check the diamond mines’ employees and contractors for Covid-19. Discussion with the Department of Health is also under way on assisting with the government’s screening efforts in the mine’s... 

Environmental groups propose tailings dam safety standards

By: Reuters     30th June 2020 Mining companies should be required to buy private insurance for tailings dams and their board of directors should be held legally responsible for any disasters, a coalition of 140 environmental groups said in a report published on Tuesday. The recommendations, which differ from standards to be... 

BHP announces stricter health protocols in Chile as cases among workers top 200

By: Reuters     24th June 2020 Global miner BHP Group announced stricter health protocols on Tuesday after cases of the novel coronavirus at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world´s largest, reached 150, with 59 at its smaller Spence deposit. BHP said 76 of those cases remained active and that the discovery of new... 

Barrick JV to retrench most of Porgera’s staff

By: Mariaan Webb     24th June 2020 Global gold major Barrick has told the workforce at its Porgera joint venture (JV) mine that most of them will be retrenched in the coming weeks, affecting 2 650 Papua New Guinea nationals. Expatriate employees had already been retrenched and the local workforce would have their employment... 

Common misconceptions surrounding the demolition industry

22nd June 2020 Specialising in the heavy industrial and large commercial space, Jet Demolition undertakes a range of challenging demolition projects. It also excels at technically-demanding projects that require the highest levels of safety and quality. Jet Demolition Contracts Manager Kate Bester (N. Dip.... 

Glencore human rights report showcases progress

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th June 2020 Diversified miner Glencore’s 2019 Human Rights Report states that the company continued to make progress with its approach to human rights, focusing on four work programmes. Glencore group head of sustainability Anna Krutikov on June 19 said the company’s report detailed its approach to managing... 

Canadian diamond miner issues new 2020 guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     19th June 2020 Canadian diamond miner Mountain Province Diamonds has provided a new guidance for 2020, as CEO Stuart Brown says that demand for rough diamonds are starting to show signs of interest. The Toronto-headquartered company lowered the production forecast for Gahcho Kue, in Kennady Lake on the... 

BC mining industry in good position to withstand volatility – PwC

By: Mariaan Webb     18th June 2020 British Columbia’s mining industry is in a good position to withstand the challenges of 2020, having been prudent in its spending and expansion plans in the decade preceding the Covid-19 pandemic, which put much of the global economy on hold as governments worked to stop the spread of the virus.... 

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