The rush for renewable energy is upon us – but have the IPPs got a handle on labour?

 By Wayne Alcock, MD at Quyn International Outsourcing As the energy crisis continues and load shedding intensifies, South Africa is desperate to see the finalisation of projects that will add emergency generation capacity. However, delays [...]

2022-06-13T14:21:45+00:00 June 13th, 2022|Bulletin|

‘Real impact’ questioned as ESD interventions fail to convert into market opportunities

By Nick van Rensburg, CEO of the Phakamani Group. As debates around how to unlock future potential of mining and related exploration rights continue, the interconnectedness – and dependence – of stakeholders in the industry [...]

2022-06-14T08:36:36+00:00 June 13th, 2022|Bulletin|

Women in Mining – The numbers don’t add up. How we can change this?

By Halo Media (HM) There are almost equal numbers of men and women in the world, with women representing 49.6% of the world’s population. And yet statistics show that women make up 8–17% of the [...]

2022-06-15T14:29:20+00:00 June 13th, 2022|Bulletin|

Long-term, solution driven partnerships keep the wheels turning

Operating under extreme conditions, the mining sector is more dependent than most on the quality of its equipment, and that’s particularly true when it comes to tyres, writes Nathan Fouché, business segment manager—Off the Road, [...]

2022-05-31T13:16:44+00:00 June 1st, 2022|Bulletin|

Transfer chutes should be a primary consideration in plant designs

Given the importance of transfer chutes in processing plants, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contractors should engage an experienced chute manufacturer early on to ensure optimum plant designs, urges Mark Baller, managing director of [...]

2022-06-01T06:24:53+00:00 June 1st, 2022|Bulletin, News|

May 2022 cover story: Robotics – a slow adoption, and yet so many benefits!

Sharyn Macnamara met with ABB and Dwyka Mining Services – both suppliers in the field of robotics to the mining industry in Africa ­– to get a handle on developments on the continent in this [...]

2022-05-20T09:15:38+00:00 May 20th, 2022|Bulletin|