Aspasa

Miners gearing for remote environmental audits

“We plan to make the audits easy to comply with and want to meet our members on their terms when it is convenient for them."
Blasting risk

Breaking down the legalities of blasting within 500 m of structures

“Limiting and measuring of blasting-related hazards is an interesting and complex field, which can fill an entire book."
covid-19 south africa

Good news for surface mining industry

The promise of a plethora of road construction projects are on the cards as part of Governments Covid-19 economic relief stimulus.
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Fighting COVID-19 with facts and figures

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak ASPASA has launched an active communication campaign designed to convey news and finding about the disease.
ASPASA safety

Traffic management planning requirements for mining

Best practices in health and safety are not competitive advantages and should be shared cross the mining industry wherever it can lead to improvements.
illegal mining

Illegal mining threatens formalised industry activities

Rampant illegal mining poses a considerable threat to the formal mining industry in terms of sustainability as well as posing innumerable risk to the wellbeing of surrounding communities, according to Aspasa director Nico Pienaar.
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2020 a tough period for surface miners

With the failing of the South Africa's SOEs the surface mining industry should take heart that the industry still holds many opportunities.
sustainability

Small-scale surface miners faced with housing challenges

ASPASA has called for further engagement with the DMRE following the release of its draft review of living and housing conditions.
quarry aspasa

Borrow pits will kill the quarrying industry says ASPASA

ASPASA is lobbying government to urgently crack down on ill-conceived borrow pits that are jeopardising legitimate quarries.
Safety

10 safety initiatives to implement immediately

Surface mining association, Aspasa, believes that more needs to be done by all stakeholders within the industry if industry-wide “Zero Harm” targets are to be met by 2020.

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