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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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The US Society of Mining and Exploration

The US Society of Mining and Exploration, the  SME, has a community website called the Underground Ventilation Community  UVC which has about 300 worldwide members.

The UVC is a website where information exchange on many aspects of mine ventilation, health, and safety, takes place, members can ask technical questions, make relevant announcements, and can respond to technical questions raised by other members.

You do not have to be a member of the SME to join the UVC and there is no charge to be a member.

If you are interested in joining the UVC please contact either Jurgen Brune or Pierre Mousset-Jones at jbrune@mines.edu or mousset@unr.edu.

IMPORTANT NOTICES 2018

Photo Competition Winners

Here are the Photo Competition Winners: First Place: Bruce Doyle – Sunrise over DRC Mine Second Place: Miguel Coelho – The photo depicts a main fan station in the foreground and a headgear of a shaft that was constructed inRead More…

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MVSSA Office management

MVSSA Office management

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Wits MEC qualification in collaboration with MVSSA

We are pleased to announce that the Wits MEC qualification in collaboration with MVSSA, is available on the Wits Enterprise website and open for students to register. Please see the links below for more information. FluidRead More…

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North American Mine Ventilation Symposium 2019 information

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Occupation Health Dialogue

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MVSSA AGM & Conference 2018

There is only 3 exhibition stands left. Please contact us at 011 482 7959 or email us at secretary@mvssa.co.za to enquire.

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BRANCH NEWS

MVS Colliery Branch Newsletter Issue 1 2018

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MVS Western Branch Mid Term Newsletter

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Free State Branch August Newsletter 2 – 2017

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Free State Branch August Newsletter – 2017

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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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INDUSTRY NEWS

Cooling systems in demand as mines expand in Africa

Multinational heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment producer Johnson Controls is seeing stable demand growth for its robust cooling solutions, as mining operations in Africa expand into more remote locations and to significantly greater depths, says Johnson Controls Africabuilding efficiency GM Neil Cameron. Read More  

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Mining companies must embrace key changes to succeed

29th September 2017 Mining companies willing to engage in substantive change by rethinking strategy and embracing disruption to help unlock productivity and improve sustainability, will be best positioned to succeed in upcoming years, says advisory firm DeloitteRead More…

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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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