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Modern Quarrying July-August 2017

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Modern Quarrying July August 2017The acquisition of Cape Lime in April last year is one of Afrimat’s larger to date. At the sum of R276-million, this acquisition is another extension of the group’s diversification strategy aimed at leveraging off its core business, not only in new markets but by also offering new products in existing markets. MQ visits the Vredendal operation to find that its mineral deposit is among the best quality of its kind in South Africa.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Aspasa drafts aggregate standards

Published: 18 August 2017

Surface mining representative association Aspasa has begun a formal process to review quality requirements pertaining to sand and aggregates for all sectors of the construction industry.

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What is your real cost per ton?

Published: 17 August 2017

When mines go out to tender on the goods and services they require, procurement officers should be looking beyond the service provider’s rates to the contribution they make to the...

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Howards quarry meets high standards

Published: 17 August 2017

High quality dolerite aggregate from B&E International’s Howards Quarry at eMalahleni is keeping Much Asphalt’s nearby static plant well stocked to produce asphalt for the N4 highway project and developments...

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Stop dust before it stops you

Published: 17 August 2017

The UK Quarries Partnership Team (QPT) has produced a new, animated video to highlight health risks to quarry workers. Using animated videos as training aids to illustrate key health and...

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Empowering quarry owners

Published: 17 August 2017

Open cast mining representative association Aspasa, has compiled an extensive toolkit to empower quarry owners to comply with all requirements of the Mine Health and Safety Act, as well as...

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Cape Lime – more than a strategic acquisition

Published: 18 July 2017

The acquisition of Cape Lime in April 2016 is one of the group’s larger to date. At the sum of R276-million, this acquisition is another extension of the group’s diversification...

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BME adapts mineral scanning for safer blasting

Published: 17 July 2017

In another step towards safer blasting practice, leading explosives company BME is adapting mineral scanning technology to quickly identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents.

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Pilot modular promotes enterprise development

Published: 17 July 2017

One of the perpetual problems facing would-be entrepreneurs is that while they may have a great idea for a product and potentially receptive customers, entry costs remain a barrier for...

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Key employment law judgement

Published: 17 July 2017

A recent Constitutional Court decision insight from Johan Olivier and Prévot van der Merwe at Webber Wentzel

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Weba Chute system assists in dust reduction

Published: 19 June 2017

The worldwide trend across all industries to reduce dust in the working environment is underpinned by the dangers when personnel are exposed to excessive dust. The need is no different...

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IMHC’s 19th Beltcon takes place in August

Published: 19 June 2017

The International Materials Handling Conference and Exhibition has been held every two years for an unbroken 36 years. Credit is due to members of the conveying industry who have served...

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Hillhead returns to Buxton in 2018

Published: 19 June 2017

Hillhead, the UK’s largest construction, quarrying and recycling exhibition will return to the well-known Derbyshire quarry, near Buxton, from 26-28 June, 2018. The exhibition is expected to feature around 500...

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WearCheck builds its expertise

Published: 19 June 2017

Durban-based reliability solutions specialist WearCheck, recently bought out Transformer Chemistry Services (TCS), adding an already-established transformer analysis and maintenance division to the company’s condition monitoring portfolio. Coupled with WearCheck’s Africa-wide...

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Bell Equipment signs BBBEE deal

Published: 19 June 2017

Heavy equipment manufacturer and distributer Bell Equipment, has concluded a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment agreement with SiBi Capital (Pty) Ltd, an entity entirely owned and managed by black women.

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Komatsu expands mining business

Published: 19 June 2017

Komatsu America Corp, a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd, has completed its acquisition of Joy Global Inc, a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions.

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Aspasa broadens member representation

Published: 19 June 2017

The country’s leading quarrying and mining industry representative association Aspasa, is rebranding to reflect a growing and diverse membership base. It has taken a decision to retain the Aspasa acronym...

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Let’s tell the history of quarrying

Published: 19 June 2017

There has been very little coverage of the history of quarrying in our country, and this funny schematic sent to Modern Quarrying by Marius van Deventer shows how mankind has...

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48th IQSA conference done and dusted

Published: 11 May 2017

And so the 48th Annual conference and Exhibition of Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA), incorporating the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (ASPASA) is over for another...

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Focus on Waste to Energy

Published: 11 May 2017

A Fourth Industrial Revolution, pollution and waste management technologies is to go on show in Johannesburg. Waste to Energy programmes, the subject of growing international and South African focus, will...

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The Drone Con

Published: 11 May 2017

The thorny issues around drone compliance and regulation will be a key focal point at a special conference dedicated to the drone industry this June.

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Hillhead 2018 on the menu

Published: 11 May 2017

The organisers of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition, The QMJ Group, have announced the dates for the 2018 event. The biennial showcase for the quarrying and construction industry will take place...

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Scania showcases its construction solutions

Published: 13 April 2017

Regional general manager for the Northern and Western Cape region Marius Steenkamp says the Scania Construction Day is based around product awareness. “We have been actively marketing and selling our...

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Weir reaches out to smaller quarries

Published: 13 April 2017

“Meeting the specific needs of owner-managed quarries requires us to develop a flexible and highly responsive approach,” says JD Singleton, general manager of Trio® and Enduron® products at Weir Minerals...

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Aspasa – an association with broad appeal

Published: 13 April 2017

Founded over 25 years ago by quarrying industry role players with the aim of establishing a single entity to promote the industry, Aspasa was tasked with formalising the industry and...

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Moregrove – a quarry with its eye on the ball

Published: 13 April 2017

It was lovely catching up with Peter Willemse, Lafarge’s quarry manager for the PE Area, who is tremendously proud of what he says are his two women in mining –...

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DRA addresses skills shortage

Published: 12 April 2017

To further the number of qualified graduates with practical experience in the industry, global engineering firm DRA, is launching a two-year graduate programme that will see the firm taking on...

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Cesa drives sustainable transformation

Published: 12 April 2017

This year will see Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) take the lead in transforming its membership and industry. This is a critical theme in the light of the many obstacles...

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Mining opportunities in the NWP

Published: 12 April 2017

2017 marks the emergence of a new balance in the demand and supply for mineral resources as commodity prices make a steady recovery. For the last century and a half...

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Avoiding plant changes when upgrading screens

Published: 12 April 2017

Under the pressure of low commodity prices, mines will look to improve profitability when replacing or upgrading vibratory equipment; however, if the new equipment demands extensive modifications to plant infrastructure...

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Changing approaches in the East and West

Published: 12 April 2017

Developments over the last six months have seen a strong shift in the West towards greater contraction and nationalist agendas. Brexit is aimed at separating the United Kingdom from the...

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Trump’s anti-China attitude could enhance FDI in African mining industry

Published: 12 April 2017

While the uncertainty around geo-economic trends including Brexit, the Trump win and increasing efforts by China to dominate the global economy may not bode well for the African mining economy...

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Advancing blast design with drones

Published: 12 April 2017

Explosives and blasting technology leader BME has established a High-Tech Services unit to advance the application of drones in mine blasting activities.

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Technicians for Africa

Published: 12 April 2017

Barloworld Equipment and Caterpillar have launched a free Technicians for Africa training programme in Mozambique to help address Africa’s shortage of technicians in Tete Province.

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Revolutionary Wirtgen surface miner

Published: 12 April 2017

The Wirtgen Group, global leader in mobile machine solutions for road construction and rehabilitation, as well as mining and mineral processing, has recently conducted several large-scale field tests on material...

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Reshaping the customer experience

Published: 16 March 2017

The decision by FLSmidth’s South African business to reshape the way it serves its customer base underpins the company’s belief that greater end-user engagement with OEMs like itself will ensure...

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Modder East ups advance rate

Published: 16 March 2017

In a first for South African mining, Gold One’s Modder East mine has rolled out an innovative infrastructure to use emulsion explosives for all 70 of its underground narrow-reef stope...

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Email: dalek@crown.co.za
Phone: 083 419 9162


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