2016

Exxaro developing pilot digital mine – CEO

Digital mine organisation, which uses the Internet of Things as a platform, is being developed as a pilot project by coal mining company Exxaro, whose CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said last night that innovative advancement is no longer a nice-to-have but an imperative for mining industry survival into the future.


Global Benchmarking of South Africa’s Mining Innovation to Embed Innovation Into Strategy

The Chamber of Mines is supporting the global VCI Innovation State of Play assessment as part of its commitment to innovation in South African mining. This assessment started in September 2016 and will be concluded at the end of this year.


New initiative aims to take South African mining into a modernised future

The new Auckland Park-based Mining Precinct, in Johannesburg, is facilitating the safeguarding of the future of South Africa’s mining industry through developing new people-centred technology and techniques to empower mines and prepare them for modern mining methods.


Unions sceptical about mining ‘modernisation’

Mining companies’ quest for improved productivity is sure to be meet with resistance from labour, especially because the simplest way to achieve that goal is through increased mechanisation.


Innovation back on the Chamber of Mines’ agenda

The Chamber of Mines is supporting the global VCI Innovation State of Play assessment as part of its commitment to innovation in South African mining.


In S. Africa's deep mines, drones may soon go where humans should not

South Africa is developing drones for the mining industry for inspections in potentially unsafe areas underground, removing the need to put humans in harm's way, an industry conference heard on Thursday.


CoM, VCI join hands to bring innovation to local industry

The Chamber of Mines (CoM) is supporting the global VCI Innovation State of Play assessment as part of its commitment to innovation in South African mining.


No future for conventional mining methods in South Africa – Amplats

To remain relevant, mines will have to substantially change how they operate, and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mining head Frik Fourie does not see any future for conventional mining methods in South Africa.


Building a sustainable future in a changing landscape

Modernisation, beneficiation and community development are key elements that have to be addressed if the South African Development Community (SADC) is to be sustainable in what is a changing landscape.


Platinum miner says mechanisation, modernisation is only way forward

To remain relevant in the South African mining industry, mines will have to substantially change how they operate and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mining head Frik Fourie does not see any future for conventional mining methods in South Africa.