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ACID MINE DRAINAGE

Govt lauded for AMD paradigm shift, but compexity not fully grasped

While government is stating that acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa is not an insurmountable problem and that the country will certainly win the struggle, industry experts and activists are concerned that the true extent of the challenge has...
18th April 2014
 
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Water treatment company Miwatek’s optimizes the AMD treatment process. Tin mining is set to return to South Africa after a quarter-century break. And, a ‘unique’ AMD solution is a revenue earner rather than a cost.
10th April 2014
 
PGMs

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Amplats’ has $100-million in firepower for platinum metals development; AMD pumps are installed at the Witwatersrand Central Basin; and, multicommodity projects are being rolled out on Bushveld’s rich northern limb.
27th March 2014
 
ACID MINE WATER

Shift from ‘blame seeking’ will aid efforts to tackle SA’s AMD challenge

Current mining industry players are faced with the challenge of who should be responsible for and deal with the subsequent financial impact of the legacy issue of acid mine drainage (AMD). The mining industry has been a significant driver of the...
16th August 2013
 
MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT

Shift from ‘blame seeking’ will aid efforts to tackle SA’s acid mine drainage challenge Video Available

Venmyn Deloitte MD Andy Clay Current mining industry players are faced with the challenge of who should be responsible for and deal with the subsequent financial impact of the legacy issue of acid mine drainage (AMD).
16th August 2013
 
Pumps

Pumps provider expands range, adds new services

Mining equipment solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa is expanding its range of pumps intended for use in high-head mine dewatering, and general dewatering applications, including acid mine water drainage (AMD). In April, Weir Minerals Africa...
14th June 2013
 
BUSINESS AWARDS

Software earns DEM ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year’ accolade

At a time when simulation technologies were not well established in the mining industry, DEM Solutions introduced its EDEM software as a key engineering tool for mining and mineral processing equipment.
3rd May 2013
 
Mine Water

Tackling the Witwatersrand AMD problem

With South Africa’s water resources already under immense pressure, fuelled by water scarcity and acid mine drainage (AMD), further shortages can be expected in coming years, global management consulting firm AT Kearney tells Engineering News....
3rd May 2013
 
ACID MINE DRAINAGE

DWA calls for information to tackle Witwatersrand’s AMD problem

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) has put out a request for information, inviting interested parties to propose a possible long-term solution to the management of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Eastern, Western and Central basins of the...
10th January 2013
 
DRDGOLD Limited

Company Announcement: DRDGOLD, TCTA Agree Terms on AMD PDF Available

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that three of its subsidiary companies – collectively the Ergo Group – have entered into heads of agreement with Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority, aimed at laying a foundation for a self-sustainable solution to...
7th December 2012
 
WATER STRATEGY

Chamber of Mines blasted at hearings on water

The Chamber of Mines was accused of arrogance on Wednesday, and one of its senior executives was warned not to treat MPs as fools. Water Affairs portfolio committee chairperson Johnny de Lange said he was "absolutely stunned" by the chamber's...
24th October 2012
 
MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT

Acid mine drainage issue reaching critical stage – WRC

The issue of mine water treatment and the management thereof has become urgent. South Africa has run out of time to debate and must act, says Water Research Commission (WRC) mine water treatment and management research manager Dr Jo Burgess. The...
21st September 2012
 
 
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