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Skills training to keep up with mining technology advances
31st May 2024

The rapid development of mining technology necessitates continuous training to ensure that operators and maintenance teams keep up with the capabilities of mining equipment. Sandvik Mining and Rock... 


Students should use AI to interrogate knowledge, not just answer questions, IT experts advise
Students should use AI to interrogate knowledge, not just answer questions, IT experts advise
31st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

AI-based systems can provide personalised learning experiences, as well as identify students' strengths and weaknesses and adjust teaching to better facilitate and accelerate learning, IT industry... 


BUTEC services director Robbie Di Giovampaolo.
BUTEC positioning itself as significant player in Southern Africa
31st May 2024

A s one of Africa’s largest  electro mechanical contractors and facility management service providers, BUTEC aims to solidify its position as a significant player in the Southern African market... 


Another Successful Harvest Day - Engen and Nampo celebrate 40+ years together
Another Successful Harvest Day - Engen and Nampo celebrate 40+ years together
30th May 2024

Engen, a proud gold sponsor of the Nampo Harvest Day, celebrated its long-standing partnership with the event by welcoming visitors to its interactive stand and ever-popular Vintage Tractor Museum... 


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Acquisition to boost tunnelling offering
19th April 2024

In an effort to drive efficiency and safety across mining and tunnelling operations, mining product and systems developer DSI Underground SMART, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSI Underground,... 


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4IR progressing in African mining
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and systems becoming more prevalent in African mining, mining equipment simulator provider Immersive Technologies is focusing on digitisation... 


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Airbus buys new generation more sustainable training aircraft
11th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has announced that its wholly-owned civil and military pilot training subsidiary, Airbus Flight Academy Europe, has taken delivery of four... 


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First hydrogen burner for travelling grate pelletizing plants
17th November 2023

A first-of-its-kind burner that is designed to run on hydrogen and to operate on the low nitrogen oxides (LowNOx) combustion principle, has recently been unveiled. Metso introduced the... 


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Simulators drive safety at diamond mine
29th September 2023 By: Lynne Davies

To improve new-employee integration and ensure that existing employees are continually upskilled, mining equipment simulator provider Immersive Technologies has supplied multiple high-fidelity,... 


Manufacturing Excellence Award winners - Nico Mkhari of NTGR Engineering, SAM Kader of Buraaq Mining Services, Eugene Els CEO of Afromix, Johann Jordaan awards sponsor Syspro, Lehlohonolo Molloyi MEMSA CEO, Sayeeda Mayat of Buraaq, Muhammad Kudoos from Buraaq (absent Bell Equipment)
MEMSA brings together key mining, manufacturing industry role players and equipment manufacturers at 2023 Mind Shift Conference & Awards
7th July 2023

South Africa has a long intertwined history of mining as well as the manufacture of equipment for mining and has been a site for innovation for the mining industry since its early beginnings.... 


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Progress on UK sixth-generation combat jet technology demonstrator revealed
15th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Leading UK aerospace and defence companies, plus the country’s Ministry of Defence (MOD), have given an update on the development of their Flying Technology Demonstrator project, a key part of the... 


Mobile robots drive flexible logistics, warehouse solutions
19th May 2023

Automation specialist Omron recently launched the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to their series of mobile robots, boasting a heavy payload capacity of up to 1 500 kg. The company notes... 


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Electric trucks can work in South Africa, insists Volvo Trucks
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

As the charge towards electric mobility continues unabated in Europe, the US and China, many questions are being raised around electric trucks in South Africa.  Can they travel the distances... 


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Ringhals nuclear power plant upgrade, Sweden – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Framatome has been awarded contracts with Vattenfall for the modernisation of the nuclear power plant. 


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Electric trucks can work in South Africa, insists Volvo Trucks
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

As the charge towards electric mobility continues unabated in Europe, the US and China, many questions are being raised around electric trucks in South Africa.  Can they travel the distances... 


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Mining workforce trainer eyes capitalisation of African mining uptick
12th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining sector training solutions provider Prisma Training Solutions is hoping to position its tailored training solutions to capitalise on the expectation of an increase in mining activity in... 


A training instructor at the Venetia mine instructing an employee in the simulator
Delivering a mine of the future while creating jobs
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is vital to ensure that Venetia remains one of the largest diamond producers not only in diamond mining major De Beers’ global portfolio but also for the South... 


US scientists show that rapid release of GHGs because of Arctic thaw is unlikely
23rd February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

US scientists have concluded that soil subsidence in the huge tundra regions of the Arctic is unlikely to trigger large-scale rapid thawing of the region, with a concomitant release of huge... 


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CSIR solar PV testing lab ensuring quality standards for industry
4th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) solar photovoltaic (PV) module testing laboratory, built on site at its campus, in Pretoria, boasts equipment, expertise and capacity... 


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SAAF inks deal with Saab to get Gripen fighters back in the air
29th September 2022 By: Donna Slater

Military and defence technology company Saab has received a three-year support contract from the South African Air Force (SAAF) to ensure the latter’s Gripen fighter jets remain airworthy and... 


Sandvik Southern Africa marketing manager Natalie Santiero
Sandvik to showcase ‘Future of Mining’ at Electra Mining
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Global engineering company Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions will have a major presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, with its 385 m2 indoor stand introducing a ground-breaking... 


Gold Fields and ABB pioneer digital mining in remote Chilean desert
1st September 2022

ABB is installing its enterprise-grade digital platform ABB Ability™ Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite to enable Gold Fields’ Salares Norte project in Chile to drive efficient, sustainable... 


The digital twin – your partner in predictive operational efficiency
24th August 2022

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric Understanding electrical power systems efficiency and potential points of failure is paramount.  Unplanned outages have a direct... 


SNEAK PEAK Sandvik will introduce its latest battery electric vehicle (BEV) to the African market. The new TH665B, with a 65-t payload, is the flagship of the company's expanding fleet of BEVs
Sandvik introduces its battery EV to African miners
22nd August 2022

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions will have a major presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, with its 385 m2 indoor stand introducing a ground-breaking battery electric vehicle... 


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Virtual technologies gaining traction
19th August 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The onset of Covid-19 prompted mining companies globally to adopt remote and virtual technologies that they otherwise might not have implemented, says mining simulation technology solutions... 


Forge Academy & Labs introduces Winter School for Kids commencing 13 July 2022
12th July 2022

Forge Academy & Labs is warming up the school holidays this winter by introducing a two-day coding, robotics and drones workshop for kids. Located at the Gantry in Fourways, Forge Academy & Labs is... 


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Academy’s ‘vibrant learnership’ advances training in critical aspects
13th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

To underpin evolving digital strategies in a business, training must evolve to cover critical aspects from enhanced safety to productivity in mining, says engineering company Murray & Roberts... 


Tata Steel – Delivering real results in training
4th May 2022

Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine in Jharkhand, India recently achieved significant load and haul efficiencies from a continuous improvement project supported by Immersive Technologies and Vareli... 


A picture fo Prisma Training MD Jacques Farmer Looking out onto an Open cast mine wearing PPE
Training provider opening centre in Ghana
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining training provider Prisma Training Solutions is finalising its applications to open a formal training centre in Accra, Ghana together with a local partner. Prisma offers customised... 


Educational institute boosts simulator training
25th March 2022

Australian educational institution Holmesglen Institute – a “leading and diversified” technical and further education institution – will acquire two “highly-advanced”, fifth generation CYBERMINE... 


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Anton Paar launches first Nanoindentation tester for everyone
1st December 2021

Meet Hit 300 - Anton Paar's new nanoindentation tester built for every user and every environment. Instrumented indentation testing is a very important yet very sophisticated and expensive method... 


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Anton Paar launches first Nanoindentation tester for everyone
1st December 2021

Meet Hit 300 - Anton Paar's new nanoindentation tester built for every user and every environment. 


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Waste material used in roads construction
29th October 2021 By: Anna Moross

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been involved in several new research initiatives geared towards providing alternative waste material products for use by the road... 


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ABB secures integrated automation, power system order for Gold Fields' Salares Norte mine
27th September 2021 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial technologies multinational ABB will provide six electrical rooms and an integrated digital system solution based on the ABB Ability 800xA distributed control system (DCS) to  gold miner... 


Rio's Canadian arm invests in rail training
9th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto’s Canadian iron-ore are, the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has announced that it will invest C$750 000 over three years to support research and training at the CEGEP de... 


Partner deemed fundamental for operator training
13th August 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Australia-headquartered global mining simulation technology solutions provider Immersive Technologies has been deemed fundamental in assisting Portuguese mining and construction firm Mota-Engil to... 


Boeing wins huge 737 MAX order from United Airlines
30th June 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

US aerospace giant Boeing and major US carrier United Airlines jointly announced on Tuesday that the latter had ordered another 200 737 MAX single-aisle airliners from the former. The order... 


ESA Mars rover programme makes significant advance with tests of duplicate unit
7th June 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The European Space Agency (ESA) has reported that its duplicate ExoMars rover is now fully assembled and has started test and training operations at the Mars Terrain Simulator, which is hosted by... 


Immersive Technologies reaches training milestone for African Mines utilizing Caterpillar equipment fleets
27th May 2021

Immersive Technologies will deliver their 100th Conversion Kit® for Caterpillar® equipment owners within the continent of Africa. The high-fidelity operator training simulator will be delivered to... 


MORRISON MASEKO The transition from openpit to underground demands a complete shift in mindset, as well as new skills
New training centre for diamond mine
7th May 2021 By: Darren Parker

Diamond mining company De Beers Group – majority owned by diversified mining major Anglo American – is constructing a new training facility at its Venetia Diamond Mine, in Limpopo, to facilitate... 


Juice, in its transport framework, after its arrival at Estec
Jupiter space probe arrives at research centre in the Netherlands for crucial tests
6th May 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on Thursday that its latest space probe, the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice), had been delivered to ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre... 


OMRON Launches HD-1500 Mobile Robot with 1500kg Payload Capacity
OMRON Launches HD-1500 Mobile Robot with 1500kg Payload Capacity
11th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

OMRON has announced the launch of the HD-1500, the strongest and latest addition to the company’s series of mobile robots. The new HD-1500 boasts a heavy payload capacity of up to 1500kg.  


Bell expands collaboration in autonomous control project
1st March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A focus on improving ease of operation to provide more efficient and safer Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) has consistently kept Bell Equipment at the forefront of innovation. The global ADT... 


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