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The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa

Mine Ventilation logoThe growth and formation of the Mine Ventilation Society follows the fascinating history of the mining industry in South Africa.

A number of farsighted professionals recognised the need for a forum to discuss common ventilation problems, and in 1944 The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa was formed. The growth and success of the Society has been due to the vision of these early members, many of whom were charismatic and colourful characters. It is often said that the strength of a society is its members and the MVSSA certainly has had many strong and dedicated members.

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IMPORTANT NOTICES 2017

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AGM 2017 – Branch trophy winner: Free State Branch

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AGM 2017 – Past Presidents in Marie’s 10 yrs

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Honorary Life Fellows Award

Honorary Life Fellows awarded to:

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Conference Delegate Registration Form

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MVSSA AGM 2017 Photos

This is what happened MVSSA AGM 2017 at EnGedi on Friday 23 June 2017!   View the photos here: MVSSA AGM 2017 Photos  

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Conference Programme 2017

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BRANCH NEWS

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Expired: International Ear Care Day

The day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Each year, this day addresses a specific theme by the WHO and its partners. The theme for the World Hearing DayRead More…

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Western Branch Social Golf Day 1 December 2016 – Kloof Mashie

The MVS Western Branch Committee wish to extend their gratitude to all companies who sponsored the event, without your support the Golf Day would surely not be possible. Social events the branch committee to host coachingRead More…

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The following thirteen candidates obtained the Certificate in Mine Environmental Control (CEMC) during 2017

Nineteen candidates obtained the Certificate in Mine Environmental Control 2016

Name Certificate Number Brian T Mongoma – Chamber 1074 Joel M Jafta – Sibanye Gold 1075 Bongani Puka – DMR 1076 Ainethemba Wopula – Kopanang 1077 Danie Stolz – Cullinan 1078 Khiyani M Maluleke – SouthRead More…

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MVS Eastern Branch Workshop 25 Nov 2016

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MVSSA Braai December 2016

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INDUSTRY NEWS

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Company promotes ecofriendly production processes

As a means of protecting the environment, nonwoven geotextile manufacturer Fibertex uses chemical-binder-free products and production processes to manufacture Fibertex geotextiles, which are made of virgin polypropylene (PP) material. Read more: miningweekly.co.za

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Constant power supply crucial to mine safety

Fluctuating power supply or complete failure thereof at a mine, interrupting mining process, could result in serious consequences, emphasises power generation equipment designer and manufacturer Cummins Africa power solutions director Kenneth Gaynor. Read More: www.miningweekly.com

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Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian

Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian mines a high priority

The gold mining industry in Tanzania is facing highly-sensitive environmental challenges related to the storage of treated gold plant residues in tailings ponds, mixer and peristaltic pumps manufacturer Afromix MD Eugene Els tells Mining Weekly. Afromix hasRead More…

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Union says Black Lung a crisis as system fails to detect disease

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – The CFMEU believes the Black Lung disease has reached a crisis level and is escalating, after another coal mine worker was officially diagnosed to have the disease, bringing the total number of infectedRead More…

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New strategy to tackle black lung after review finds ‘major system failures’

New strategy to tackle black lung after review finds ‘major system failures’

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) –Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham on Wednesday unveiled a three-pronged strategy to improve coal workers’ health, after a review of theCoal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme found that a health screeningRead More…

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