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Mining Services

Ventilation event highlights energy optimisation at deep-level mines

The energy efficiency of ventilation and cooling systems installed at deep-level mining operations will be a central theme of the tenth International Mine Ventilation Congress (IMVC), reports local organising committee (LOC) chairperson Frank von...
4th April 2014
 
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Tropicana joint venture gold project, Australia Restricted

AngloGold Ashanti and its joint venture partner Independence Group officially opened the Tropicana gold mine on March 6.
28th March 2014
 
MINING INDABA REVIEW

Outsourcing group empowering HDSAs Video Available

TSEBO ON DISPLAY Denis Hourquebie and Clive Smith discuss tactics during the Mining Indaba Historically disadvantaged South African (HDSA) entrepreneurs are poised to benefit significantly, owing to local hospitality services and facilities management company Tsebo Outsourcing Group’s supplier development programme, which allocates...
7th March 2014
 
ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Packaging firm leads way with energy-management certification

South African packaging company Nampak has become the first company in South Africa to be awarded ISO 50001: 2011 certification by inspection, verification, testing and certification services SGS South Africa in November. “Nampak’s...
21st February 2014
 
Company Announcement

Schneider Electric introduces StruxureWare for Mining, Minerals and Metals PDF Available

Schneider Electric South Africa, a specialist in energy management, has announced the release of StruxureWare for Mining, Minerals and Metals, a comprehensive suite of applications, which optimises production operations to reduce costs and improve...
31st January 2014
 
Indaba Roundup

Firm to showcase its Africa-focused services and operating expertise at Mining Indaba

Global environmental engineering consulting firm Golder Associates will highlight its service offering for the African continent at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention...
24th January 2014
 
ELECTRICITY

From the role of nuclear to the position of gas, IRP debate heats up

Much of the initial commentary on the draft update of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has focused on the potential delay, downscaling or even abandonment of South Africa’s proposed new nuclear build programme. But more comprehensive responses...
20th January 2014
 
Editorial Insight

Laudable ferrochrome energy cut, Congo iron-ore advance expected, private cash available for M&A

A ferrochrome smelting complex has reduced its power use by 21.3%; three companies are building iron-ore mines in the Republic of Congo; and financial stress in the resources sector is creating opportunities for private-equity investment.
17th January 2014
 
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

MAC members contribute positively to host communities

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Friday said its ninth annual ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ (TSM) progress report had found a steady improvement in its member companies’ efforts to contribute positively to the communities where they...
20th December 2013
 
COAL

Global coal demand slows, peak demand not yet in sight

Richards Bay Coal Terminal Tougher Chinese policies aimed at reducing the country’s dependency on coal would help restrain global coal demand growth over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) found in its yearly ‘Medium-Term Coal Market Report’...
16th December 2013
 
Mining in Africa

Infrastructure development a key challenge facing sustainable mining

The lack of infrastructure in Africa makes it a challenging environment for the safe implementation of mining projects, as vast levels of infrastructure are needed to construct and sustain new operating mining facilities, says mining and metals...
8th November 2013
 
Ventilation and Cooling

New business model proves to be successful

Although the shared-savings business model of technology service provider and manufacturer of advanced composite fans MechCal is a paradigm shift for the mining industry, MechCal MD Gavin Ratner reports that the company is a positive response to...
18th October 2013
 
 
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