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DTI forges ahead with product standardisation task

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th June 2019 Following Mining Charter III’s call to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to develop a “Standardised Coding and Product Identification System in the Mining Supply Chain” whereby products can be identified using a unique name and code, the department has established a multistakeholder... 

Northern Cape may be where parts of Australia were in 90s – The Mineral Corporation 

By: Martin Creamer     6th June 2019 South Africa’s highly prospective Northern Cape may now be where geologically endowed parts Australia were in the early 1990s, John Murphy, the MD of The Mineral Corporation (TMC), said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online in an exclusive interview at the 21-year-old advisory group’s... 

Researchers at Mandela Mining Precinct deserve strong support 

By: Martin Creamer     29th May 2019 Following a period of marked disintegration of mining research in South Africa, there is now a positive new thrust emerging from the research, development and innovation (RDI) units active at the Mandela Mining Precinct in Carlow Road, Johannesburg. These RDI teams are making use of the exciting... 

Platinum in climate change, remote machinery, Mandela Mining Precinct make headlines  

29th May 2019 In the face of climate change more emphasis needs to be given to platinum, and there needs to be a collective South African effort on this part. Meanwhile, in an effort to stop miners going down deep-level mines, remote machinery should come to the fore. And, inroads are being made in research,... 

On-The-Air (24/05/2019) 

24th May 2019 Researchers this week made a strong call to mining companies to stop sending people into deep underground mines and to use remote machinery instead. South African manganese is helping fuel cells to be more affordable, which will be a big boost for platinum. A greater sense of purpose is emerging... 

Use remote machinery to mine at depth ­– Jourdan 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd May 2019 Independent consultant Dr Paul Jourdan on Thursday called on South Africa to cease sending people down dangerous deep-level mines and introduce remote machinery to mine at depth. He was speaking at the Southern African Mining Supply Chain Conference and Strategy Workshop, which was hosted by the... 

Rebranded Minerals Council reflects the promise of the future 

By: Nadine James     17th May 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa – formerly the Chamber of Mines –  officially rebranded in May 2018, repositioning the organisation to reflect, “the promise of the future”, by amending its role and ethos to drive a positive reform agenda that enables the industry to reach its true economic and... 

Resources Watch  

9th May 2019 Mandela Mining Precinct enhancing collaboration And, Orion reawakening geological giant in Northern Cape 

Research bodies turning to technology to reverse decline of deep-level mining  

By: Nadine James     5th April 2019 The outlook for South Africa’s deep-level mining sector over the next ten years is bleak, without drastic change, comments Mandela Mining Precinct co-director Navin Singh. This is because of challenges around operating costs and safety of personnel, says South African Institute of Mining and... 

Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector 

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd March 2019 The growth of the capital equipment sector, and the manufacturing sector in general, is being stifled by South Africa’s heavy reliance on imports, and its inability to deliver on its localisation promises. The manufacturing sector has the potential to significantly accelerate South Africa’s... 

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