mechanisation

Implats will not be cutting jobs

Following Impala Platinum’s announcement that the miner will revamp its Rustenburg mines to boost productivity, the chief executive has reassured that staffing levels will stay the same. At an interim results presentation, Terence Goodlace said...

Technology should be embraced in SA mining

South Africa has been encouraged to embrace technology in the mining sector in order to compete on a global scale. South Africa’s most prominent mining stakeholders discussed this mechanisation drive at the Joburg Indaba on mining in Sandton,...

Automated haulage on the cards for Venetia

Finsch diamond in the Northern Cape, formerly owned by De Beers  and now belonging to Petra Diamonds, will set the technology benchmark for De Beers’ Venetia Underground Project. Speaking at the De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) media conference...

Emerging markets driving demand for commodities

Emerging markets continue to be the world’s growth engine and thus driving the global demand for commodities, said Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland in a presentation on the state of the gold mining sector. Speaking at the Society of Mining Professors...

Mechanisation will need more skilled technicians

The debate about mechanisation in South Africa’s mining industry is gaining momentum due to the protracted AMCU-led strike in the platinum sector. Speaking at the Wits Mining Industry Forum, held in conjunction with Sandvik Mining, Rod Pickering...

Anglo to move to mechanisation

Anglo American plans to move towards a more mechanised process in South Africa, CEO Mark Cutifani said during the company’s Annual General Meeting last week. The chief executive addressed the AGM shortly after the company released its Q1 results,...