Category Archives: Industry News

13Oct/16
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 has been active in Tanzania for the past six years and was called on, four years ago, by various gold mining companies to supply high-flow gas dispersion agitators in their cyanide destruction plants in Tanzania, explains Els.

TECHNOLOGY DEMAND Afromix was called on by various gold mining companies in Tanzania to supply high-flow gas dispersion agitators in their cyanide destruction plants

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13Jul/16
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 screening system to protect undergroundcoal workers had failed.

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

29Jun/16
worker health yields benefits

Ensuring worker health yields direct, indirect benefits – Sasol executive

Safe and healthy employees at all levels, operating within a culture of care and respect, create direct value through, for example, reduced absenteeism, and indirect benefits, such as higher levels of efficiency, morale and cooperative teamwork, says petrochemicals group Sasol mining subsidiary Sasol Mining senior VP Lucky Kgatle.

Worker health yields benefits

LUCKY KGATLE For the industry to achieve the goal of zero harm, it is going to take serious leadership to create a culture where people feel cared for and respected.

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10Jun/16
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CSIR role in advancing the mining cluster

The first meeting after the mining component of Operation Phakisa was recently held at the CSIR’s Johannesburg facility, which will soon be known as the Mining hub.Mining Precinct visit_2016

CSIR Group Executive: Operations, Laurens Cloete, opened the meeting by welcoming all participants. “We are open to the institutional model mining will take,” said Cloete addressing representatives from the Presidency, Departments of Science and Technology (DST), Trade and Industry and Mineral Resources, the Chamber of Mines, Sibanye Gold, Anglo Platinum and the University of the Witwatersrand.

“The CSIR has research impact areas,” explained CSIR Executive Director for Natural Resources and the Environment, Prof May Hermanus, “The impact areasallow us to tap into expertise across the organisation and coordinate it centrally”.

“The fact that we are here at the Carlow Road facility is significant,” remarked the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Strategic Projects Advisor, Edwin Ritchken, “Our objective today is to build momentum and look at how we can move from strategy to focusing on certain technologies for development and certain products for localisation”.

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10Jun/16
MOZAMBIQUE MATTERS RTS Africa has installed several air filtration systems in Mozambique, experiencing only technical challenges related to site constraints It is our preference that if you wish to share this article with others you should please use the following link: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/air-filter-solution-leads-mining-and-industry-expansion-2016-06-03

Air filter solution leads mining and industry expansion

Specialised engineering company RTS Africa has experienced significant success over the past 26 years while expanding into Mozambique and further afield in Africa.

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Working through contractors in Mozambique, RTS Africa has been able to expand into the engineering and mining industries through the provision of innovations such as its inertial spin filter solution, which provides a low-maintenance, robust alternative to the ongoing challenge of hazardous dust build-up.

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04Mar/16

Secondary shaft at Lily Mine

Lily mine second shaft

Efforts to drill secondary outlet at Lily Mine on track – department

PRETORIA – Efforts to drill a secondary shaft at Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine at Barberton in Mpumalanga are on track, the mineral resources department said.

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had visited the site to receive an update from mine management, the department said in a statement.

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