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Ten insights into 4IR – the state of digital transformation

This report was compiled with the aim of gaining an understanding of how the mining industry visualises the impact of the 4IR.

Tech-driven training creates safer mines

The challenges for any mining operation are countless and research shows that the vast majority of incidents can be linked back to human error.

Op-ed: Harnessing technology in a pandemic to help grow economies

An obvious strategic step for Africa's mining companies is to now focus on technological advancements.
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Op-ed: Embracing 4IR needn’t be a conflict with unions

“A safe and healthy modern mining sector is one that is competitive, attractive for investment, but that is also technologically innovative.”

Fluor: techno-savvy

“The Digital Mine allows us to design projects to benefit clients by ensuring we maximize the value of Big Data within their operations."


Accenture's integrates best-of-breed technology with components of XR, including augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality.
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CSIR and Siemens partner to boost 4IR competitiveness

“We are pleased to join hands with Siemens in this compelling task of ensuring that our country does not miss out on the gains of the 4IR."

4IR a key driver for mining value chain transformation

The Fourth Industrial Revolution benefit SMMEs and the entire mining value chain.

Ten insights into 4IR – what you need to know

Mining companies are realising the need to harness their data and view that as the foundation to drive digital transformation.
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Creating a workforce for 4IR

The onset of 4IR in bodes well for the junior mining industry. However, this requires the workforce to have a new skillset.