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Electra visitors can experience BME’s new blasting system ‘first-hand’

Blasting and explosives leader BME will be launching its new AXXIS central blasting system (CBS) at the international Electra Mining exhibition at Nasrec near Johannesburg in September. Alongside a range of BME products that will be featured on its stand at the show will be an interactive display allowing visitors to experience the ease of […]


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Emeritus status for high-flying Wits mining professor

20 August 2018 – Johannesburg: Wits University’s School of Mining Engineering recently celebrated the award of an Emeritus Professorship to its long-serving and distinguished JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves, Richard (Dick) Minnitt. Speaking at the event at Wits University in July, head of school Professor Cuthbert Musingwini praised Professor Minnitt’s scholarly contribution over […]


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Industry champs at climate change bit

  20 August 2018 – Johannesburg: While industry and environmental practitioners have welcomed the first draft of the Climate Change Bill, there is mounting impatience at the absence of the regulatory detail that organisations need to guide their preparations to comply. The bill has been presented over recent weeks by the Department of Environmental Affairs […]


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SRK models sustainable solutions for brine from tailings

15 August – Cape Town: Working with SRK Consulting colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, SRK Consulting’s office in Cape Town has recently conducted preliminary groundwater modelling to assist a mining client in South America to find an environmentally sustainable solution for managing brine emanating from mine tailings. According to Sheila Imrie, SRK principal hydrogeologist and specialist […]


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Upbeat mood at DRC Mining Week – SRK

14 August 2018 – Lubumbashi, DRC: Engineers and scientists from SRK Consulting’s offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa were part of the DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi recently, sharing information on trends and opportunities in one of Africa’s most important mining hubs. Susa Maleba, SRK’s DRC country manager noted the upbeat […]


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Tower Lights key to expanding mining operation

Thanks to swift reaction by Pilot Crushtec International, a coal mine in Mpumalanga was able to significantly increase its output by adding an extra shift to its opencast operation. The catalyst which made this possible was the ability of Pilot Crushtec International to provide a number of its Generac TowerLight systems to equipment hiring specialist […]


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A fresh look for OSTI

08 August 2018 – Johannesburg: The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) presented its new office and branding during a launch party hosted at OSTI’s new premises. OSTI’s new logo comprises of an acronym and balanced geometric diamond shapes. The deputy ombudsman, Edite Teixeira-Mckinon, introduced the new logo to key stakeholders: “OSTI is written in a […]


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Rehabilitation for closure, and the value of knowing what can be achieved

07 August 2018 – Cape Town: Despite South Africa’s mine closure laws comparing well internationally, the country can boast very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure; instead, over 6,000 mines have been abandoned without adequate rehabilitation. According to Matthew Law, senior environmental management consultant and economist at SRK Consulting, this situation is unlikely to […]


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Cutting-edge Wits courses in earthmoving, maintenance in mining

06 August 2018 – Johannesburg: Wits University’s Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) – part of the Wits Mining Institute – will be presenting its popular three-day courses in mechanised earthmoving and in maintenance management this November. The Mechanised Earthmoving in Mining – Equipment, Technology and Management course will be presented by visiting lecturer Professor […]


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Wits School of Mining Engineering – Young mining lions on the hunt for strategies to reinvent mining

    30 July 2018 – Johannesburg: Two graduates from the highly-ranked Wits School of Mining Engineering in Johannesburg – Tabotabo Talane and Levine Mnisi – began their tenure in the coveted Anglo American Building Leaders and Shaping Talent (BLAST) programme this year, and are embracing the opportunity to seek out long-term solutions for the […]


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