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Press Office - Alco-Safe


ALCO-Safe is the major supplier of quality electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa with 43 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and support. We have over 2500 clients, conducting testing for alcohol, spread over almost every aspect of the workplace.  Our constant contact with this diverse client base has led us to observe that there is an ever increasing problem relating to drugs of abuse other than alcohol in the workplace and of course elsewhere. After receiving requests from many existing clients we took the decision in 2009 to become involved in the supply of drug testing products and related services.   We are indeed fortunate to represent Abbott as we are able to provide their large range of quality products and avail ourselves of their expertise when approached by our clients for assistance.


Power Metal progresses with Kisinka exploration

By: Donna Slater     3rd July 2020 Metal explorer and developer Power Metal Resources (Power Metal) has completed most elements of the follow-up programme at the Kisinka project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including pitting and mapping. Laboratory analysis will, however, only be possible after air cargo routes reopen.  

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... 

FLSmidth gives stacker reclaimer new life

29th June 2020 A comprehensive refurbishment on an FLSmidth stacker reclaimer in South Africa is preparing this giant machine for another decade of sustainable productivity. “As OEM and intellectual property owner, FLSmidth is undertaking the mid-life refurbishment of a stacker reclaimer and tripper car for a... 

19 workers at Trevali mine test positive for Covid

By: Mariaan Webb     27th June 2020 Vancouver-headquartered Trevali Mining has suspended operations at its Santander zinc/lead mine, in Peru, after 19 workers tested positive for Covid-19. The company said on Friday that the workers were asymptomatic and that they were in preventative quarantine. Operations had been suspended at... 

Vale signs deal with authorities on Covid-19 monitoring at Itabira mines

By: Reuters     26th June 2020 Brazilian miner Vale has signed an agreement on monitoring for possible coronavirus cases at its Itabira complex, a major iron ore production facility temporarily shuttered earlier this month out of health concerns, authorities said on Thursday. A number of sanitary measures including testing... 

Minerals Council shares details of mining industry's Covid-19 resilience with committee 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th June 2020 With a higher test rate at 3.01%, compared with the national and global average test rates of 2.07% and 1.57%, respectively, South Africa’s mining industry is proving to be handling the Covid-19 pandemic better than most sectors, the Minerals Council has said. Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter... 

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... 

Eastplats halts chrome concentrate production for Covid-19 testing, cleaning

By: Schalk Burger     17th June 2020 Canada-based platinum group metals and chrome miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has temporarily halted its chrome concentrate production in South Africa. The operation at the Crocodile River Mine, in the North West province, was halted over the weekend of June 13 and 14 as a result of a... 

Booyco boosts in-house engineering team

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th June 2020 Investing heavily in expertise by actively growing its engineering department will ensure that Booyco Electronics, as the local pioneer of proximity detection systems, remains ahead of the pack. At the forefront of technological innovation in collision avoidance systems (CAS), Booyco Electronics... 

More border openings wanted for returning workers – Minerals Council 

By: Martin Creamer     15th June 2020 More border openings are wanted for returning foreign mineworkers. As of Thursday last week, not a single foreign mineworker had re-entered South Africa from neighbouring foreign countries. “Only a limited number of border posts are open,” Minerals Council South Africa environment, health and... 

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