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2019 – Issue 6


A graphite beneficiation benchmark in the making

Tirupati Graphite, through its Madagascan natural flake graphite projects, is targeting the production of 81 000 tpa of processed flake production.

From bust to boom: Africa attracts exploration spend

The past 18 months has seen a uptick in exploration. There have been boom and bust cycles in the past – the latest cycle lasting longer than expected.

Nokeng Fluorspar Mine on track to realise full potential

It may have taken several years for mining junior SepFluor to get its Nokeng fluorspar project off the ground now it’s all systems go.
water Council for Geosciences

Council for Geoscience researches water in depth

Mining plays an important role in the country’s economy - it is also a consumer and polluter of water resources and at times rendering them unfit.
coal JG Afrika

JG Afrika keeps access to coal reserves open

Consulting Engineers JG Afrika helped coal miner Exxaro Resources redirect two roads to urgently access new coal reserves at its Leeuwpan mine.
Smart Mining Beckhoff automation smart mining tailings

Beckhoff: Preventative maintenance just got real

Beckhoff Automation continues to enhance its solution range for industrial applications to showcase the advantages when transitioning to automation.

Pioneering automation in health and safety compliance

Health, safety and environment compliance management is governed by paper based processes. These are not infallible and are open to human error.
orion gold

Orion Minerals signs pivotal BEE transaction

Orion Minerals has proven that South Africa’s Mining Charter 3 ownership objectives can be achieved while maintaining enhanced value for shareholders.

Tailings facilities: There is scope for more water savings

While South African mines have filtered tailings for years, this water-saving practice has usually been limited to certain aspects of the material stream.
Oriental Rubber

Oriental Rubber: Innovative conveyor belt solutions

When Sadanand Makar started Oriental Rubber Industries in 1949, he did so in order to supply rubber products to the Indian Army.