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Globeleq appointment new COO

Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in Africa, announced the appointment of Gionata Visconti as Chief Operating Officer (COO), who will commence the role in early January 2021. Gionata will be responsible for all aspects of Globeleq’s operations and provide support for in-country governance work and asset management. As a …

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Mining Indaba going virtual for the 2021 edition

Arguably one of the leading mining events on the mining calendar has been cancelled for the coming year 2021. This week saw the announcement of the cancellation of the 2021 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by Covid-19. The event will now take …

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Measures to support the chrome value chain

The Minerals Council South Africa represents companies that are involved in primary chrome ore mining, that produce chrome ore as a by-product of platinum mining and the integrated ferrochrome producers. The Minerals Council has an active Chrome Leadership Forum where several challenges facing the value chain, and potential solutions have …

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Operational excellence, safety are two sides of same coin

The key to an improved health and safety record in the mining workplace lies with integrating safety firmly as part of operational excellence. This is according to Ramesh Dhoorgapersadh, General Manager for Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality (SHERQ) at blasting and explosives leader BME, a member of the JSE-listed …

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BATA ECONO RANGE

Bata Industrials, a specialised division of the world’s largest shoe manufacturer, is all about technology and innovation in providing optimum safety, health, comfort and durability for the wearer without compromising comfort. To that end, Bata South Africa have introduced the BATA ECONO RANGE. This new range, which is proudly made …

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Miners urged to adopt digital solutions in recovery plans

Microsoft South Africa says it is working with its partner ecosystem and customers to showcase the power of technology, particularly AI and cloud technologies, in helping the country’s mining industry accelerate digital transformation to “reimagine new and better ways of working, drive sustainable recovery, and transform mining communities”. This follows …

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Automatic Energy Optimization saves AEL Intelligent Blasting 500 kWh per hour

More reliability whilst saving millions The AEL Intelligent Blasting 720 Mtpd nitric acid plant in Johannesburg, South Africa supplies other AEL divisions serving mining operations with chemicals and explosives, nationally and internationally. The nitric acid plant has improved its reliability by upgrading the process water cooling system, and reduced energy …

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Energy Efficient Mining for a better tomorrow.

Never has there been more of a need from the mining industry to opt for energy efficient measures on the journey to sustainability as part of a successful energy transition towards a low-carbon future.The mining sector needs to rethink its traditional energy consumption patterns to ensure that the sector de-carbonise. …

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