Cullinan Diamond Mine, owned and managed by Petra Diamonds since 2008 and previously known as Premier Mine, is located to the east of Pretoria. The mining operation is rich in South African history as mining commenced in 1903, it employed ±14 000 people at the time of World War I and produced the 3 106 […]
26 June 2018: While the assessment of environmental and social impacts of economic activity is a duty based mainly on government regulations, it is apparent that human rights and justice are increasingly powerful drivers that are taking this discipline onto new ground. According to Tim Hart, corporate social and development consultant at leading engineers and […]
22 June 2018 – Johannesburg: Despite South Africa’s stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the sector, voices at the recent Junior Mining Indaba in Johannesburg, South Africa, were clear that this was not happening. “There is a strong sentiment among junior mining companies that they […]
Wits University’s Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) has joined forces with the Wits Mining Institute as one of three vital pillars to take forward the university’s research and development for 21st century mining. According to WMI director Professor Fred Cawood, the focus of the CSMI is on responsible mining. “The establishment of […]
Blasting and explosives leader BME has again improved its safety performance, reaching a recordable case rate (RCR) of just 0,22 for its last financial year– well below the rate of 0,6 to 0,7 commonly achieved by the mining sector as a whole. According the Ramesh Dhoorgapersadh – Strategic Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality (SHERQ) […]
13 June 2018 – Cape Town: Stringent regulations published in 2015 have tightened the design standards for mining residue stockpiles and deposits, but there is still scope to apply a risk-based approach to meet legal and environmental requirements while potentially saving on capital expenditure.