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Chantelle Kotze

Chantelle Kotze is a Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

Joburg firm to complete supply of 3 730 m2 of grating to Impumelelo colliery this month

Johannesburg-based industrial grating and hand railing manufacturer Gridfast will this month complete the supply of 3 730 m2 of grating and 2 500 stair treads to coal miner Sasol Mining’s Impumelelo colliery in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Tanzania to upgrade mining cadastre information management system

The Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals, with funding from the World Bank’s International Development Association, has launched a project to upgrade their mining cadastre information management system (MCIMS).
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Fingerprint sensors unaffected by grime and sweat

Fingerprint biometrics company Lumidigm’s V-Series fingerprint sensors are rugged and reliable, making them suited to use in the mining industry, where traditional fingerprint biometrics have a difficult adoption rate because the environment...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 25th July 2014
 

R14bn set aside for expansion of iron-ore-dedicated Port of Saldanha

South Africa is the seventh-largest producer of iron-ore and having also traditionally been the fourth-largest exporter worldwide it remains well positioned to service global iron-ore demand owing to its well-established infrastructure and an...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 25th July 2014
 

New course aimed at enhancing skills of community relations practitioners

Laws regulating the resettlement of communities for mining projects may be poorly defined and could result in delays to approvals that may affect the viability of operations or development projects, says Ghana-based gold mining company Golden Star...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 25th July 2014
 

Shift to electronic blasting yields safety, efficiency benefits for miners

The evolution from fire setting in the Bronze Age to blasting using electronics in the modern era has yielded significant benefits for the mining industry, says explosives manufacturer and supplier AEL Mining Services group consulting mining...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 18th July 2014
 

Anglo fund helps Western Cape residents put food on the table

The Chairman’s Fund, one of the dedicated instruments used by Anglo American to channel its corporate social investment, has formed a partnership with the nongovernmental organisation Soil for Life to increase food security in the Western Cape.
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 11th July 2014
 

Eskom to include emerging black coal miners in supply base

In line with State-owned power utility Eskom’s Coal Supply Strategy and Black Emerging Miner Strategy, the utility will integrate emerging black coal junior miners into its coal supply base to ensure its future energy supply, as 90% of the...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 11th July 2014
 

New Minister has his work cut out for him as raft of issues require his attention

Newly appointed Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has inherited a challenging portfolio from former Minister Susan Shabangu, with several critical issues that will have to be addressed soon if he is to return South Africa’s mining...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 4th July 2014
 

Lawyer decries proposed amendments to mine health, safety law

Law firm ENSafrica mine and occupational health and safety joint head Willem le Roux highlighted several proposed amendments to the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) No. 29 of 1996 that he believes are onerous to employers at the firm's yearly...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 4th July 2014
 

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