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Gold producers are suffering dangerous electricity blackouts in deep power-critical mines.
19th September 2014
 
Legislative Environment

Canada tackles EA bureaucracy

GREAT EXPECTATIONS In the next five to ten years, the global mining community might regard Canada as a country with a highly efficient mining licensing system Canada’s mining industry is governed by both federal and provincial levels of government, and significant efforts have been undertaken by industry stakeholders in the past three years to reduce the bureaucratic overlaps that have plagued...
19th September 2014
 
Mining Services

Canada–Africa ties mutually beneficial

POSITIVE PROSPECTS Many Southern African companies are trying to penetrate the Canadian mining industry The growing ties between Canada and Africa, particularly in the mining and mining-related sectors, benefits both parties, says nonprofit organisation the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business, which promotes trade and industry between Canada...
19th September 2014
 
Coal

Continuous miners supplied to local colliery

POWER BENEFIT
The hydraulic traction system eliminates the need to fit the continuous miners with additional electric motors and expensive inverters that require more power
The mandate for the South African subsidiary of Germany-based underground mining equipment and industrial gearboxes supplier Eickhoff is to focus on supplying continuous miners to the local coal mining industry, Eickhoff South Africa (SA) MD...
19th September 2014
 
Coal

Increased focus on efficient mine planning for SA coal mines

UNCERTAIN FUTURE
Coal price uncertainty heightens the need for coal mines to decrease unit costs of coal products to remain competitive
Owing to current coal prices, depleting coal reserves and the increasing need for infrastructure investment, the local coal mining industry is focusing more on efficient mining and processing using existing infrastructure without added capital...
19th September 2014
 
Coal

Local colliery to receive new simulator range

EFFECTIVE TRAINING
ThoroughTec’s high-fidelity simulators are designed to be as realistic as possible, from cab appearance to the authentic replication of operator interfaces 
Global advanced training simulator provider ThoroughTec is delivering its new Cybermine Soft Rock mining simulator range to mining major BHP Billiton’s Khutala colliery – one of South Africa’s biggest collieries – in Mpumalanga. The...
19th September 2014
 
MINING COST MANAGEMENT

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

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

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
 
Coal

Moz coal industry ‘reeling’ from price decrease

While the South African coal mining industry remains steady, primarily owing to strong domestic demand from State-owned power utility Eskom, the Mozambique coal industry is “reeling” from decreased global coal prices, says multinational Indian...
19th September 2014
 
EDITORIAL INSIGHT

Nkwe’s mechanised project, Tawana’s iron-ore pilot plant, mining unemployment in Oz

Platinum company sets out mechanised plan on eastern limb; Tawan plans iron-ore pilot plant in West Africa; and the Australian Institute for Mining and Metallurgy reports on the Australian mining sector's unemployment dilemma.
19th September 2014
 
Coal

No imminent increase in global coal prices expected

EUROPEAN DEMAND
A marginal increase in coal exports from South Africa to the European market might become a reality Owing to the current depressed coal prices and lower international demand for coal, the global coal export market is facing one of its poorest periods in many years, says Pretoria-based coal consultancy XMP Consulting senior analyst Xavier...
19th September 2014
 
Coal

Supplier homes in on coal processing equipment

PROVEN RESULTS
With an established target market for its coal centrifuge baskets, Aury Africa will now market its coal centrifuge machines Having proven the efficiency of its consumable products in the local coal mining industry through several successful contracts, screening and vibrating equipment supplier Aury Africa will focus on supplying and proving the efficiency of its...
19th September 2014
 
 
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