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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.

Editor’s Comment: Railroading the Charter is a huge blunder

The Mining Charter is disempowering, to say the least, and does nothing more than change a few white faces for faces of colour. For Minister Mosebenzi Zwane to say that the final version is “a true reflection of the views of the majority,” is not true. Read more here...

Note: Since writing the editorial, the Chamber of Mines has advised that the Minister of Mineral Resources has given a written undertaking that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), will not implement or apply the provisions of the 2017 Reviewed Mining Charter in any way, pending judgment in the urgent interdict application brought by the Chamber of Mines.

More in this issue

Quarries awarded for exceptional performance

A major criterion for Aspasa’s ISHE and About Face Environmental auditors is to transfer experience and knowledge to the operations they visit. And this has clearly been achieved given the results from member operations in terms of health and safety, and environmental excellence. Read more...

Environmental developments affecting our industry

This paper by Cluett Consulting discusses some of the key environmental legal requirements and proposes a mechanism for the early identification of requirements, associated risks and their successful mitigation. Read more...

Newly-branded Aspasa looks to the future

Aspasa has grown to reflect a diverse membership base and has expanded its services to include other opencast sectors of the mining industry. As such it will no longer be known as the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association, but rather retain the Aspasa acronym only. Read more...

Scania offers reliable used vehicle solutions

When looking for a used vehicle, potential buyers in the quarrying and construction sector tend to think twice, as the uncertainty associated with the purchase of a second-hand truck that has operated in a harsh environment is a major inhibitor. Scania offers a reliable solution. Read more...

MQ’s Around the Industry deals with the Mining Charter interdict and a report-back on the 48th IQSA Conference & Exhibition. Also included are Aspasa’s rebranding; and articles on SRK, Wits, Bell, Multotec and BME.

The Marketplace feature looks at CDE, Bell/Liebherr, ELB Equipment and Weba.

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Title: Editor
Name: Dale Kelly
Phone: 083 419 9162

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Name: Bennie Venter
Phone: (011) 622-4770
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