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Cameron Mackay

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Company stresses need for on-site mining medical services

21st January 2022 Mining companies that partner with professional medical consultants to provide on-site medical assistance have the confidence that medical issues are treated appropriately and quickly. This immediate treatment can help avoid unnecessary off-site referrals, treatments and prescriptions, states... 

Rising need for alcohol testing, recalibration

21st January 2022 Medical equipment suppliers are encouraging local miners to conduct more regular breathalyser alcohol testing at their operations, and to recalibrate breathalyser equipment that has not been used in a long time, owing to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, states ALCO-Safe MD Rhys Evans. “We... 

Contractor training solutions contribute to safe mining

21st January 2022 Training solutions provider KBC Health and Safety is aiming to improve health and safety in the local mining sector by managing mining contractors, says KBC Health and Safety innovation manager Natalie Pitout. “Several of these contractors are used to working under less hazardous conditions in... 

Road rehabilitation project initiated

10th December 2021 A Gauteng rehabilitation project that entails a 27 km section of road – from the D483 / P6-1 intersection, close to Bapsfontein, in Ekurhuleni, to the D483/D713 intersection, in Cullinan, in Tshwane – began last month. This comes after a construction contractor was appointed for the project last... 

Road tech can improve road longevity, safety

10th December 2021 Engineering consultancy WSP has incorporated technologies that compensate for the potential longer time span between maintenance interventions for the rehabilitation of a 27 km section of road in Gauteng, says WSP director Marshall Muthen. The project, set to begin in January, involves a section... 

Industry body helps to develop electric vehicle capabilities

3rd December 2021 Local automotive industry body the Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) has aligned its strategy and resources to facilitate the attainment of the South African Automotive Masterplan targets in the Eastern Cape, states AIDC EC CEO Thabo Shenxane. These targets include... 

Investment company supports localisation drive

3rd December 2021 The South African Automotive Master Plan 2035 (SAAMP), introduced in July this year, aims to increase transformation and localisation in the automotive industry, which is also evident through the launch of the Automotive Industry Transformation Fund (AITF) in 2019. The fund has, to date, set... 

Lubricant focus smoothing way into automotive

3rd December 2021 The automotive industry provides lubricant company FUCHS LUBRICANTS South Africa with growth opportunities in Africa, as a lot of growth on the continent is focused on the automotive sector, says FUCHS South Africa sales director Andrew Cowling. FUCHS LUBRICANTS have a range of more than 10 000... 

Impact of new tailings standards highlighted

19th November 2021 With the release of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) in August last year, the foundation of this field has shifted, and the stakes have been raised, argues engineering consultancy SRK Consulting. The company adds that this standard sets a new bar for corporate... 

Local company helps miners budget for new regulations

19th November 2021 Mining services provider Cenviro Solutions is involved in discussions with local regulatory bodies responsible for the revision of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) – particularly as the Act pertains to financial provision regulations for tailings storage and mine waste facilities... 

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