Investment in drones, wearables to expand across African mines Back

Investment in drones, wearables to expand across African mines Back

The use of drones, wearable technology and real-time video training are expected to gain traction in mines across Africa over the next two years, as a new survey by online data, analysis and advisory services firm Timetric’s Mining Intelligence Center (MIC) shows growing interest in next-generation technologies. The ‘Technology Investment Priorities in African Mining 2016’ […]

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Happy Human Rights Day!

Enjoy Human Rights Day on the 21st of March 2016.

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Government miners to initiate commercial coal mining in India

KOLKATA (miningweekly.com) – India’s attempts to launch commercial coal mining would be initiated by government-owned mining companies, breaking the near monopoly of behemoth Coal India Limited (CIL). The federal Coal Ministry has identified 12 coal blocks that would be allocated to a number of mining companies owned and operated by provincial and federal governments, with […]

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Drought costs agriculture sector R16bn

The worst drought in decades has cost South Africa’s agricultural industry some R16-billion to date; however, despite many provinces being hard-hit by the prolonged drought conditions, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana did not believe the crisis was deep enough to declare a national emergency. Government would continue its drought relief measures with some […]

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Call for entries for Steel Awards 2016

Steel construction industry representative organisation the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) is calling for entries for its Steel Awards 2016, which will take place simultaneously in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on September 15. The deadline for entries is April 21, however, a 10% early-bird discount is being offered for completed entries that […]

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