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MINING & INNOVATION

Mining industry needs to innovate to stay relevant – Clay Restricted

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ANDY CLAY If mining companies do not heed the warning to innovate, there will continue to be a downturn in the industry going forward  The mining industry, which is facing tumultuous times in terms of funding, collapsed project pipelines and the ever present issue of resource nationalism, needs to develop an innovative strategy to ensure its sustainability and relevance going...
26th September 2014
 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Thabazimbi mine donates R16m vegetable garden project Restricted

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SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Pictured at the project handover ceremony is Quinton Naidoo, Thabazimbi Local Municipality Mayor Cllr. Patricia Mosito, Cornelia Holtzhausen, Limpopo Agriculture MEC Joy Matshoga and Food and Trees for Africa director Shaun Clarke 
As part of its approach to sustainable development, Anglo American company Kumba Iron Ore’s Thabazimbi mine handed over a R16 million bio-energy and organic vegetable project to the community of Regorogile, near Thabazimbi in Limpopo.
26th September 2014
 
 
MECHANISED MINING

Academic urges mining sector to mechanise operations Restricted

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DECLAN VOGT
South Africa needs to urgently build a new cohort of mining researchers to further the country’s mechanised mining vision
The South African mining industry must mechanise its operations and research has a crucial role to play in helping industry to get there, says Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) director Dr Declan Vogt.
19th September 2014
 
 
PRECIOUS METALS

Failure not option as tech champions push forward through rocky R&D terrain Restricted

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Only 60% of the gold ore in South Africa’s rich Witwatersrand Basin is accessed; 40% is left behind in pillars to protect against seismicity. The mining method then loses a further 25% to 30% of that 60% because blasting breaks the ore into so...
19th September 2014
 
 
Mining & Development

How Peru seeks to ensure mining helps local communities Restricted

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South Africans are displaying increasing interest in the manner in which Peru, another leading mining country, is managing its mining sector and in particular ensuring that the industry contributes to the socioeconomic development of the...
19th September 2014
 
 
MINING COST MANAGEMENT

Mines urged to exercise ‘financial discipline’ to curb rising costs Restricted

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As operating and capital costs are increasing, mining companies must drive financial discipline in their organisations more aggressively, fuel management system company Transstate Group (TSG) business development director Michael Wood tells Mining...
19th September 2014
 
 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Mineworker indebtedness a major worry post five-month strike Restricted

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AFTER-EFFECTS Mineworkers may now find themselves in a more detrimental financial position than before the five-month strike in the platinum sector  While mineworkers have resumed work on the platinum belt in the Rustenburg area generally pleased with the outcome of the wage agreements reached subsequent to the five-month-long protracted strike, what remains a worry is the present state of...
19th September 2014
 
 
TEBA

Rebranding Teba says its mission now is ‘more about human potential wherever we find it’ Restricted

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GRAHAM HERBERT 
In the past, we saw our mission as serving mines and mineworkers; now, it is more about unlocking human potential wherever we find it
The long-standing Teba Limited business, which recruits and manages local and foreign labour for South Africa’s mining industry, has changed its approach from being an inward-looking company to one that proactively provides various services to...
19th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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