JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Platinum group metals mining company Northam is preparing to deploy innovative tunnel boring technology at its Eland mine as part of a R93-million shared risk-and-reward contract with Master Drilling. Eland, on the south-eastern limit of the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, has a 19.3-million-ounce rhodium-rich resource and developed surface infrastructure. Much...Read More
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Diversified mining company Anglo American is implementing new techniques that give the company far more control over tailings dams, which have been thrown into the spotlight after the tragic loss of life at Brumadinho, in Brazil, where an iron-ore tailings dam collapsed at Vale’s Corrego do Feijao mine earlier this year killing...Read More
Gary Lane, MD of SiMINE@MandelaMiningPrecinct, on operations of the future and accelerating the development of an organisation’s skills and capabilities Article: JSE Magazine Q: What motivated the creation of SiMINE? A: The global mining sector has seen a significant reduction in productivity in the past decade to 2015 – 55% in Australia, 38% in SA...Read More
Digital twins are multiplying in the IT sector. Defined by the Defense Department as a simulated model of a physical process, product or service that “uses sensor information, and input data to mirror and predict activities/performance over the life of its corresponding physical twin.” They can help government agencies operate more efficiently and at lower...Read More
It has been a bad decade for South Africa’s mining industry. Once the country’s flagship industry, revenues have flatlined, operating costs have jumped, and the environment is fraught with political and regulatory upsets. But these are five technologies that the Mandela Mining Precinct, launching in Johannesburg on Friday September 14th, is eyeing to change South...Read More
Mandela Mining Precinct partner boasts simulation capabilities, serves as ‘test-bed’ for Mining 4.0 technologies VIEW OFFICIAL ARTICLE ON MINING WEEKLY SiMINE @MandelaMiningPrecinct, located Carlow Road, Johannesburg, effectively offers two core services – experiential mining simulation and a ‘test-bed’ for Mining 4.0 principles and systems – to improve the industry, says SiMINE director Gary Lane. He...Read More
SiMINE is a purpose-built mining simulation centre at the Mandela Mining Precinct.
Collaborating with senior executives in mining industry, building the system elements and capabilities for Mining 4.0.