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A partnership to fight COVID-19

Cummins has reached an agreement with 3M to manufacture high-efficiency particulate filters for use in 3M’s Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs). PAPRs are important equipment for front-line healthcare workers responding to the COVID-19...

Resuming operations safely

The lifting of lockdown regulations permitted mines to resume operations. As such most mines which had temporarily halted operations are in the process of resuming operations again. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued a...

Dissecting safer tailings facilities

Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a...

New appointment at Bobcat

Bobcat Equipment South Africa has appointed Siviwe Gushu as national rental manager with effect from mid-March. The appointment is an important part of Bobcat’s commitment to cater for the requirements of essential-service clients during the...

Understanding tax during COVID-19

By Adéle de Jager Bowmans tax executive Adéle de Jager explains what COVID-19 means in terms tax in the mining industry. During the 21-day lockdown period, mining operations in South Africa will scale down significantly. The effect on deep-level...

A female first for Exxaro

After a long and storied history in stereotyping, it seems that the mining industry is actively working to turn itself around, as a rise of influential female leaders can be seen. Case in point is Exxaro Resources, with the appointment of their...

Ramping up production after COVID-19

The relaxing of lockdown regulations has seen a gradual increase in activity within the mining industry, as some mines have resumed operations. Last week Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma...

Operations resume at DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD announced that work has resumed at its Ergo and Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) operations at reduced levels. According to CEO Niël Pretorius, 34% of Ergo staff is back at work and reclaiming material from four high-volume sites. The staff...

Legal experts discuss COVID-19 impact

Webber Wentzel’s legal experts, specialising in the mining industry, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the mining industry in an insightful podcast. With the Covid-19 lockdown in full effect until the end of April, and the potential for yet...