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Miners welcome budget statement

Surface mining association, Aspasa, welcomes the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement’s (MTBPS)

Minister reveals details of final Mining Charter 2018

In a media briefing by Minister Gwede Mantashe, the highlights of the final version of the revised Mining Charter 2018 were announced

Move the date of Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date in the year by when humanity will have consumed more from the planet from fossil fuel burning than the planet’s ecosystems can renew in the entire year

More uncertainty amid the certainty of Draft Mining Charter III

Mineral Resources minister Gwede Mantashe published the long-awaited draft of Mining Charter III (Draft Charter) for comment on 15 June 2018, claiming that this charter will bring about the stability so desperately required by the mining industry

Mining industry hopes that new broom sweeps clean

The mining industry is poised on a knife's edge with its future largely dependant on what the ANC's newly installed management team does in the months ahead.

Mine deeper for growth with digital marketing strategies

A smart digital marketing strategy can maximise exposure and build trust through relevant, credible and insightful content.

Mining communities make good use of access to free internet

At the beginning of this project, eight communities were given access to free WiFi, which connects to a local portal created by CanPro called Maru a Mokopane or 'Clouds of Mokopane'.

Megger appoints new CEO

On 1 November Megger announced that Jim Fairbairn had been appointed as the Group's chief executive officer.

Multotec rod charger enhances safety at Black Mountain mine

Multotec Manufacturing worked with Vedanta Zinc International's Black Mountain mine in the Northern Cape, to enhance safety in its milling plant

Multotec builds local capacity in Africa

The philosophy of strong local support as the foundation for building customer trust is helping Multotec's steady expansion into Africa

Murray & Roberts Cementation challenges the status quo

Murray & Roberts shaft sinking methodology delivers safe working conditions comprising a single rail mounted gantry which combines the stage and kibble hoists.

Murray & Roberts cements leading position in mining infrastructure

Murray & Roberts Cementation recently completed the Impumelelo Mine project which included the construction of an underground bunker and infrastructure.

Metric to salvage SA marine engine remanufacturing capability

Metric Automotive Engineering introduces the shipping industry to the latest technologies available in the international engine and components remanufacturing sector

Marthinusen & Coutts completes technically challenging project with ease

Marthinusen & Coutts repaired the 65 ton stator mass driving a squirrel cage induction motor at South Deep - probably the largest motor of its type in the world.

MBE Minerals supplies 20 vibrating screens to Australian iron ore mine

MBE Minerals supplies 20 vibrating screens to Australian iron ore mine and grows their penetration into the global market.

Massive 660 cubic metre flotation cell offers industry cost advantages

One of the primary advantages of the FLSmidth 600 Series SuperCell technology is the reduced flotation circuit area footprint. The improved control also results in improved metallurgical performance.

Multotec rubber reduces downtime at two Zambian Copper Mills using HD Multotec Liners

Multotec Rubber, in conjunction with Multotec Zambia successfully relined two mills with heavy duty (HD) MultoMet liners for a customer in the Zambian Copperbelt, saving substantial downtime.

Metric Automotive Engineering boosts crankshaft grinding capacity

Metric Automotive Engineering (AME) has made a major investment in new technology to boost the company’s crankshaft grinding capacity. The massive new machine is capable of grinding crankshafts with a length of up to 4.7 metres and a weight of up to 5 tons.

Maintain plant during tough times

Specialist pump company AESPUMP recommends that management at process plants should continue with scheduled services to maintain plants no matter how tough economic times are.

Multipurpose utility vehicles in the mining sector

Leader in rough terrain machinery and material handling equipment, Manitou launched the world’s largest telehandler, the MHT-X 14350 at Electra Mining Africa


Multotec Rubber showcases condition monitoring software

Multotec Rubber ensures that liner design is optimal for the life of the liners and performs condition monitoring on installed liners to ensure maximised uptime.

Liner design

Multotec's real-time interactive experience at Electra Mining Africa

Multotec exhibits will address predictive maintenance on screens, the TeePeeTM screening media panel, Mato belt fastening solutions, mill liner scanning technology, cyclones, sampling equipment, Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separators and gravity concentration.

Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy takes simulation to the next level

The Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy near Carletonville uses simulation combined with the use of other supporting technology to train learner trackless mining machine operators.

Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy

Master Builders Solutions® introduced to Underground Construction industry globally

BASF showcases special expertise in chemical solutions for the Mining and Tunnelling industries under new global brand called Master Builders Solutions. The product name MasterRoc will cover Sprayed Concrete, Injection, TBM, Waterproofing membranes and Mine Backfill technologies.


M&C repairs large DC motor on site at Konkola Copper Mine

The 8 250 kW motor is one of the largest slow-speed DC motors in operation worldwide and is installed at Konkola Copper Mine. The repair work, performed 24 hours a day in about six days, involved cleaning, re-soldering and re-insulating all the compensating bars and compole connections on the field frame.

Konkola Copper Mine

Multotec Rubber rolls out Hawkeye Monitoring System to the mill liner market

The Hawkeye Monitoring System has been released to the market by Multotec Rubber. The system effectively reduces the aggravation and costs associated with mill liner shutdowns, as the monitoring system allows a progressive visual display of the liner profile.

mill lining wear

Mechanisation makes sense

Sandvik Mining believes that mechanisation can work well in underground platinum mines but that each mine needs to be assessed individually per the mine and the relevant shaft and that operating cost comparisons should be done on a Rand per ounce of PGM extracted.

Mechanised mining

Mining into the future

The Mining into the Future Conference held in May 2013 focused on the most advanced mining equipment maintenance management methods and the latest technology for enhancing mine efficiency productivity and safety, with an outlook towards future developments.

Mining into the Future Conference