Clearly, despite all the challenges and difficulties our industry has been through or may continue to experience moving forward, there is always something to celebrate. That is what makes this job worthwhile!
It is with great sadness that I write my opening comments for the March edition. It is hard to celebrate another year of record safety achievements in South Africa’s mining sector when the tragedy at Lily mine weighs so heavily on my mind.
Despite having visited so many mines over the last 10 years, the day I spent with Mike McChesney at Lily mine remains one of my favourite and so my personal connection to its devastation feels real and very close to home
- Laura Cornish - Editor
Also in this Issue
DRC Mining code amendments dropped
CENTRAL AFRICAN PROJECTS
Kinsevere optimisation more than doubles copper production
CENTRAL AFRICA | DRC
The right way to evaluate historical drill data
HEALTH & SAFETY
South African safety stats break new records in 2015 – but a rocky start to 2016
The whole package counts for milling island technology
New modern yellow-metal facility in Middelburg a plus for SA coal mining industry