The ability to analyse and derive intelligence from vast amounts of data generated across any mine is a digital revolution in this sector.
An Environmental and Social Management Framework is being rolled out in SADC.
South Africa’s coal sector may be facing considerable job losses as the country’s latest energy plan looks to cleaner power generation options.
A Chinese mining sector delegation has gained insight from SRK Consulting (SA), that focus on a range of factors affecting mineral resource and mineral reserve reporting and valuation.
Despite South Africa’s mine closure laws comparing well internationally, the country can boast very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure.
Business and policy
Despite South Africa’s stated intention of nurturing a junior mining sector as a key strategy in revitalising and transforming the mining sector, voices at the recent Junior Mining Indaba in Johannesburg, South Africa, were clear that this was not happening.
Stringent regulations published in 2015 have tightened the design standards for mining residue stockpiles and deposits, but there is still scope to apply a risk-based approach to meet legal and environmental requirements while potentially saving on capital expenditure.
While Cape Town residents queue for water from springs as the city’s Day Zero approaches, mines have in recent years made significant strides toward...
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