amcu solidarity

Mining, Minerals Development Board should cease to exist says Solidarity

The proposed amendment to the MPRDA Regulations enter trade unions’ and mining companies’ territory unnecessarily says Solidarity.
Richards Bay power

Industry wants private power generation for own use

“The loss of power is devastating for the mining sector as it not only loses production but also the viability of many of its mines as well." - Roger Baxter
Pilot Crushtec Metso

Metso scalping screen – performing in the diamond sector

Pilot Crushtec says the Metso Lokotrack ST2.8 mobile scalping screen has been a product to be reckoned with since its launch.
LOAD SHEDDING

Underground mining resumes in SA amid continued load shedding

Underground mining at Harmony Gold and Petra Diamonds’ operations in South Africa has resumed after the unprecedented move by Eskom to implement Stage 6 load shedding on 9 December.
Botswana Diamonds

Botswana Diamonds: old deposits – new technology

It is a combination of historical knowledge and innovative exploration technology that Botswana Diamonds believes will lead it to its next big discovery.
Rocketmine

Rocketmine: Helping to shape mines of the future

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Johannesburg, Rocketmine was one of the first companies in South Africa to be granted a commercial drone licence.
safety ppe

South African PPE innovator develops spine protection gear

Current protective gear includes helmets, safety boots, overalls, and goggles, but none of these offer support to the spine, shoulders, ribs, or kidneys.
safety Minerals Council

Can cloud-based dashcam solutions improve vehicle safety?

One of the biggest safety hazards in mining and construction are vehicles. Due to the sheer size of vehicles required for earthmoving purposes.
quarry aspasa

Borrow pits will kill the quarrying industry says ASPASA

ASPASA is lobbying government to urgently crack down on ill-conceived borrow pits that are jeopardising legitimate quarries.
Load shedding

Load shedding forces SA underground mines to stop production

South Africa’s unprecedented move to Stage 6 load shedding on the evening of 9 December after Eskom declared a power system emergency due to a shortage of generation capacity saw two South African mining companies resultantly close their underground mining operations.

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