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12th July 2012
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Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry.

This week:
Mintek CEO calls for a State-owned exploration company.
Omnia’s new plant will raise South Africa’s nitric acid production to 1.4-million tons a year.
And, a 120 ton excavator is introduced to the South African mining industry.

To ensure the vibrant future of mining in South Africa, exploration will have to be resuscitated, State-owned Mintek president and CEO Abiel Mngomezulu says.

Mintek president and CEO Abiel Mngomezulu

Specialist chemical services provider Omnia has officially launched its nitric acid complex, which became operational at the end of March. It will allow the company to take advantage of the increasing demand for explosives and fertiliser in Southern Africa.

Omnia Group MD Rod Humphris

The new Hyundai R1200-9 hydraulic excavator recently entered the heavy-mining equipment sector in South Africa, with two of these mammoth machines having already been sold to local buyers.

High Power Equipment Africa GM Neil Sauls

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Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove


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