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EDUCATION & TRAINING – 2

College launches hydraulic hose assemblies course for the mining sector Restricted

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Sophiatown, Johannesburg-based Sparrow Further Education and Training (FET) College in partnership with fluid power company Pirtek launched a new mining skills programme called Fluid Power Hose Assemblies on July 11.
25th July 2014
 
 
INNOVATION

Fingerprint sensors unaffected by grime and sweat Restricted

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GREG SARRAIL This fingerprint technology can be used as a solution for authorised access control at entry points and for controlling attendance at mines  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...
25th July 2014
 
 
WOMEN IN MINING

Glencore’s woman director marks progress for mining Restricted

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Glencore’s Woman Director Marks Progress for Mining: Commodities  
25th July 2014
 
 
COAL

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

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MADE TO SPEC
Gridfast manufactures and supplies handrailing and stanchions; standard grating panels; fabricated grating floors; stair treads; and trench covers
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.
25th July 2014
 
 
Base metals & graphite

Junior miner’s optimism for Mozambique projects boosted Restricted

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Australian junior Metals of Africa (MTA) has reported encouraging results at both its Mozambican projects. These are the Montepuez Graphite project in Cabo Delgado province and the Rio Mazoe (including Changara) base metals project in Tete...
25th July 2014
 
 
EDUCATION & TRAINING – 1

New course aimed at enhancing skills of community relations practitioners Restricted

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ROBERT GYAMFI
Companies need to continue to develop a culture of information sharing with local stakeholder communities to ensure social licence is maintained
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...
25th July 2014
 
 
GOLD

New metrics enhance transparency of gold miners’ cost reporting Restricted

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The World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) supplementary ‘all-in’ cost metrics have helped gold miners to provide more external transparency regarding their cost reporting, while the metrics have enabled them to internally drive change by equipping...
25th July 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE LOGISTICS

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

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VELILE DUBE
An estimated R14-billion will be used towards the expansion of iron-ore and steel export facility, the 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...
25th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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