• Energy Efficiency for Power Gen and Mine Sites

    2017 3 21 Energy Efficiency for Power Gen and Mine Sites Every industry on the power grid today looks to reduce its costs for power consumption The mining industry is no different than other market sectors in its desire to lower its cost for power usage And ensuring you have the best power supplies for the field is what fuels a successful mine site

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  • Energy Efficiency for Power Gen and Mine Sites

    2017 3 21 Energy Efficiency for Power Gen and Mine Sites Every industry on the power grid today looks to reduce its costs for power consumption The mining industry is no different than other market sectors in its desire to lower its cost for power usage And ensuring you have the best power supplies for the field is what fuels a successful mine site

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  • South African mining needs modernisation too offset costs

    2016 5 27 South African mining needs modernisation and efficiency too offset costs By Laura Cornish May 27 2016 This is according to a report by Oxford Business Group OBG The Report South Africa 2016 also looks at the latest developments in the government s plans to retain a greater share of mineral value in country which have hit stumbling

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  • v115n11a6 Owner versus contract miner

    2016 2 18 Owner versus contract miner a South African update In the underground mining environment contract mining often offers a significant advantage in being able to achieve high advance rates generally higher than owner operated Advance rates in current owner operated mining in South Africa are of the order of 60–100 m/month Australian

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  • Chapter 2 Sustainability in South Africa

    2018 6 12 Sustainability in South Africa 18 Sustainability in South Africa 18 dangerous long term implications in terms of impacts on human and ecological systems Box 2 1 It therefore becomes evident that we face a challenge in continuing with the further redress of our social problems and the expansion of our developing economy in new ways that

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  • Challenges facing the South African Mining Industry

    2017 12 11 Challenges facing the South African Mining Industry by Prof Cyril O Connor Prof Cyril O Connor s presented the 2016 Academy Lecture Challenges facing the South African mining industry in October 2016 in Cape Town and in March 2017 in Gauteng Prof O Connor is the CEO South African Minerals to Metals Research Institute

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  • Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa Green Paper

    2021 11 2 The Mining Qualifications Authority will advise the Minister of Minerals and Energy on education and training policy in the mining industry in line with the Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 and the South African Qualification Act of 1995

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  • Efficiency of ball milled South African bentonite clay for

    2015 12 1 The raw bentonite clay is mainly composed of Al and Si hence the name alumino–silicate The relatively high concentration of Fe 2 O 3 MgO CaO Na 2 O and K 2 O are an indication that these are the main exchangeable cations in the bentonite clay matrices This correlates with the CEC results for Mg Ca Na and K significant levels of P Cr and S were observed as major component

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  • Key issues facing the mining sector

    2021 10 26 Sliding productivity and spiraling costs Strategies for reclaiming efficiency in the mining sector This first publication in the series examines what s pushing productivity down and costs up and provides mining organizations with some strategies they can consider to buck the trend including Budget and risk management Workforce planning

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  • Acid Mine Drainage

    2021 11 2 South Africa has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic IHRC said in a new report released today click to download it The 113 page report The Cost of Gold documents the threats posed by water air and soil pollution from mining in the

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  • SA s Notam uses drones AI to make mining infrastructure

    2021 6 4 SA s Notam uses drones AI to make mining infrastructure projects more efficient South Africa s Notam has developed a drone cloud software and artificial intelligence AI platform that aims to provide a single source of truth for mining and infrastructure projects Founded in 2014 under the name Pragmatic Master the startup rebranded as

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  • TRADE UNIONS IN AN EMERGING ECONOMY The Case

    2014 8 14 2 THE SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNION MOVEMENT A BRIEF HISTORY The Union of South Africa formed in 1910 was characterized by a political partnership between Englishspeaking and Afrikaans speaking whites representing their mining and agricultural interests respectively The Union formally excluded the African majority from any

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  • MiningWeekly

    Mining Weekly covers real time news on mining projects across a range of minerals including gold platinum diamonds copper and ferrous metals

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  • Efficiency of ball milled South African bentonite clay for

    The feasibility of using vibratory ball milled South African bentonite clay for neutralization and attenuation of inorganic contaminants from acidic and metalliferous mine effluents has been evaluated Treatment of acid mine drainage AMD with bentonite clay was done using batch laboratory assays

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  • MiningWeekly

    Mining Weekly covers real time news on mining projects across a range of minerals including gold platinum diamonds copper and ferrous metals

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  • UCT Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Online Short

    The total economic loss in South Africa over the past ten years due to loadshedding Energy Efficiency and Sustainability online short course offers a holistic overview of the energy efficiency landscape and the economics of this field The course has an estimated 80 hours of learning and South African engineering professionals can earn

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  • The efficiency of South African mining companies to create

    The aim of the study is to estimate the relative efficiency of nine South African mining companies in converting their environmental impact into shareholders gains and stakeholders gains A data envelopment analysis model was used to estimate the relative technical efficiency of the companies in converting environmental impact factors

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  • LOGISTICS COSTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    2015 7 1 In South Africa this was evident during most of the 20th century through the employment of the transport industry to drive the government s specific economic objectives 1 Prior to the 1990s the heavy regulation of the South African freight transport industry created complacency regarding the need for freight transport information The

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  • Optimise thickener efficiency for maximum profitability

    2015 12 4 South African regulations determine acceptable levels of impurities that can be discharged Most mining process operators agree that one of their major challenges is to monitor the bed level and mass of their thickeners which in conjunction with other critical process parameters allows the optimisation of thickener efficiency

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  • Problems in the mining industry in South africa

    The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors First the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession second the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations and third the structural character of our mining industry A great deal has been written about the first two factors so

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  • Estimating the efficiency of sustainable development by

    The purpose of the study was to develop a model using data envelopment analysis DEA in order to estimate the relative efficiency of nine South African listed mining companies in their efforts to convert environmental impact into economic and social gains for shareholders and other stakeholders

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  • MINING ENERGY CONSUMPTION 2021

    2021 11 2 The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution CEEC has been established and is supported by a broad range of mining sector companies keen to accelerate awareness knowledge transfer and by implication improve energy and cost outcomes in the substantive area of comminution

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  • A long hole stoping system for mining narrow platinum

    2009 8 27 A long hole stoping system for mining narrow platinum reefs The Journal of The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy APRIL 2002 153 Figure 4 Project Site Production Plan Actual Face advance 2 m per blast 1 5 m per blast Metres per shift 125 m 105 m Square metres per shift 60 m 240 m Hole deflection 75 mm/15 m 45 mm/15 m

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  • Platinum is produced in South Africa by Amplats Impala

    An overview of the geology of the UG2 Chromitite Layer and its surrounding lithologies on Lonrho Platinum s lease area 8 th International Platinum Symposium 28 June 3 July 1998 Rustenburg Geological Society of South Africa and The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy pp 403 406 18 Roskill 1994 Platinum Market update

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  • OWNER VS CONTRACT MINING Owner vs contract

    2017 2 14 option Traditionally contract mining has come at a cost premium of about 15 20 compared to an owner mining scenario However due to the large number of junior mining companies entering the mining arena in South Africa contract mining rates have increased with reports of cost premiums being as high as 50 Surface mining for example may use

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  • Optimise thickener efficiency for maximum profitability

    2015 12 4 South African regulations determine acceptable levels of impurities that can be discharged Most mining process operators agree that one of their major challenges is to monitor the bed level and mass of their thickeners which in conjunction with other critical process parameters allows the optimisation of thickener efficiency

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  • Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa 2019

    2020 12 10 STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA v Labour Market Dynamics in South Africa 2019 Report 02 11 02 The South African labour market The South African working age population increased from 35 4 million to 38 5 million between 2014 and 2019 The share of the working age population in the total population increased from 65 9 in 2014 to 67 2 in 2019

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  • Driving efficiency in the South African

    2020 10 30 Driving efficiency in the South African automotive industry October 30 2020 in General Leading automotive manufacturers in South Africa have standardised on gear motors Variable Speed Drives VSDs and control systems from SEW

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  • MINING ENERGY CONSUMPTION 2021

    2021 11 2 The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution CEEC has been established and is supported by a broad range of mining sector companies keen to accelerate awareness knowledge transfer and by implication improve energy and cost outcomes in the substantive area of comminution

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  • THE SOUTH AFRICAN ENERGY SECTOR REPORT 2019

    2019 12 2 The South African energy sector is dominated by coal which is plentiful and cheap and is ranked among the lowest energy costs in the world Apart from coal which contributed around 69 to the total primary energy supply in 2016 South Africa gets energy locally from biomass such as wood

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  • Driving efficiency in the South African

    2020 10 30 Driving efficiency in the South African automotive industry October 30 2020 in General Leading automotive manufacturers in South Africa have standardised on gear motors Variable Speed Drives VSDs and control systems from SEW EURODRIVE in order to maintain export quality in terms of international supply agreements

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  • An investigation into the DSM and energy efficiency

    An investigation into the DSM and energy efficiency potential of a modular underground air cooling unit applied in the South African mining industry School of Mechanical Engineering North West University Information and data from a case study mine were used to simulate different possible cooling configurations for deep mine expansion

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  • An overview of energy efficiency in South African hard

    2012 11 15 This paper is an overview of energy efficiency possibilities in South African hard rock mining Most of the hard rock mining operations are energy intensive Elements discussed are compressed air pumping ventilation and refrigeration in existing mines Case studies are presented and their respective influence on energy efficiency is discussed Amongst others the energy efficiency

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  • World Bank Supports South Africa s drive for scaling up

    2021 7 21 Recognising the power sector as strategically vital to South Africa s economic growth and environmental sustainability the World Bank has partnered w Friday October 22 2021 Current News

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  • Mining production optimisation in South Africa Dinasen

    2017 4 11 techniques used by South African mining companies are efficient enough to allow South Africa to compete in an increasingly globalised sector The study also attempted to determine what and how other factors affect the production output in the South African mining sector The information was gathered by means of

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  • Determination of Fault Planes and Rupture Velocities of

    Therefore we conclude that rupture velocities of small earthquakes in the South African gold mine are almost the same as those of larger natural earthquakes The radiation efficiency can be written as a function of the rupture velocity and becomes greater with increase of the rupture velocity

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  • Radiation efficiency and apparent stress of small

    2005 1 18 The radiation efficiency is written as a function of the rupture speed and becomes greater with increasing rupture speed This study indicates that radiation efficiencies of small earthquakes in the South African gold mine are almost equal to those of larger natural earthquakes

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  • Acid Mine Drainage

    2021 11 2 South Africa has failed to meet its human rights obligations to address the environmental and health effects of gold mining in and around Johannesburg the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic IHRC said in a new report released today click to download it The 113 page report The Cost of Gold documents the threats posed by water air and soil pollution from mining in the

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  • v115n11a6 Owner versus contract miner

    2016 2 18 Owner versus contract miner a South African update In the underground mining environment contract mining often offers a significant advantage in being able to achieve high advance rates generally higher than owner operated Advance rates in current owner operated mining in South Africa are of the order of 60–100 m/month Australian

    Get Price
  • Estimating the efficiency of sustainable development by

    The purpose of the study was to develop a model using data envelopment analysis DEA in order to estimate the relative efficiency of nine South African listed mining companies in their efforts to convert environmental impact into economic and social gains for shareholders and other stakeholders

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