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Low commodity cycle – mining sector facing staggering reality

With a low commodity cycle that seems to have no short-term end in sight, how will mines fund future growth and development questions Bruce Dickinson, Partner in the Corporate Practice and head of the Mining...

Transfer points ensure operational efficiency, says Weba Chute Systems

Transfer points are finally being recognised as key elements in plants, and Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, says this has seen other players enter the market as they too begin to...

ALCO-Safe: The benefits of identifying alcohol/drug abuse in the workplace

Alcohol or substance dependence has a significant effect on an employee’s ability to contribute to their company’s success. Economically speaking, an addiction can increase absenteeism, reduce productivity and escalate accident rates says ALCO-Safe director Rhys...

Skyriders creates employment opportunities amid a wave of national job cuts

Following steady and sustained growth in 2015, rope access specialist Skyriders has expanded its workforce by an impressive 10% during the course of the year, with targets of creating an additional 15 employment opportunities...

Mining stakeholders launch 3 year TB screening programme

The departments of Health and of Mineral Resources, the four primary mining unions - Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity, UASA - and the Chamber of...

SMEC: African mining industry has strong potential for long-term growth

While the continent’s abundance of commodities is already helping meet global demand, Africa is set to see a growth in secondary industries related to mining. This is likely to result in exponential growth in the...

Liviero: The largest black-controlled multi-disciplinary contractor post acquisition

Transaction agreements have been signed for the black-owned Masimong Group – which is led by SA Chamber of Mines president Mike Teke – to acquire a 51% interest in the Liviero Group. The acquisition cost,...

New ‘middle-weight’ extends Caterpillar mini excavator range

Establishing the benchmark for conventional tail swing excavators in the 7 t to 8 t size class, the latest generation Caterpillar mini excatavtor, the Cat 307E, meets industry demand for a robust machine that...

FLSmidth launches new Buffalo high capacity feeder breakers

In response to low commodity prices and a worldwide need for improvement in operational efficiencies within the mining sector, FLSmidth has launched a new Buffalo high capacity feeder breaker product range. In conjunction with a...

DRC mining sector boosts local hydroelectric power supply

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), known for its shortage of power supply, will over the next few years improve its electricity output thanks to the DRC mining sector. Numerous mining companies in the DRC...

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