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Rehabilitation and recycling are big topics in the mining industry. With mines now having to make financial provision for rehabilitation of disused mines and an all round more environmentally friendly attitude towards all business in Southern Africa, companies need to be mindful of their footprint. This month, we look at how mining rehabilitation can successfully include creating captive power plants, which not only benefits the community around the mine but also turns into return on investment for the mine itself. We also look at how First Cut is promoting recycling in South Africa by tailor-making products for its customers’ unique recycling needs. It’s important to look at the bigger picture when it comes to mining and SPH Kundalila shows us why mines need to not only consider suppliers’ rates at face value but also look at the contribution service providers make to the mine’s cost per ton of minerals produced.
What is the real cost per ton of minerals produced?

When mines go 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 mine’s cost per ton of minerals produced. This according to Graeme Campell, group commercial and operations manager of SPH Kundalila. He advises a proper investigation into costing is vital before the correct buying decision can be made…

When mine rehabilitation and captive power collide

The mining industry has always played a major role in the world’s economy. However, with the global economic downturn mining companies are under increasing pressure to minimise costs and increase efficiencies. In the face of this pressure they need to implement innovative solutions like self-generating electricity in the form of captive power plants…

Schneider Electric welcomes new vice presidents for Buildings Southern Africa

Schneider Electric has appointed a new VP for its Southern Africa Buildings division. James Calmeyer, former chief executive officer of Crabtree, joined the company on 1 August 2017. As new VP, Calmeyer’s role is primarily focused on growing the Southern African business…

HPE Africa delivers Hyundai wheel loaders for coal handling in power stations

HPE Africa delivered 21 new Hyundai wheel loaders to an electricity generating parastatal in South Africa earlier this year. New features of the wheel loaders include: an advanced load sensing hydraulic system with efficient variable volume pump technology, automatic power shift transmission with variable shift control and a multi-stage clutch cut-off feature…

First Cut promotes recycling in South Africa

First Cut, a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, has been proud to be able to assist in promoting recycling in South Africa. The company has significantly contributed to the drive for responsible recycling, especially in the mining sector. The company assisted a customer by finding the right blade to fit a band saw, to be used to cut up ultra-large mining vehicle tyres…

Sykes dewatering pumps offer reliability to coal mining operation

Integrated Pump Rental reports that one of its surface coal mining customers recently purchased eight Sykes CP 150 self-priming diesel driven pumps from the company. Lee Vine, MD of Integrated Pump Rental says dewatering remains a critical activity in opencast mining operations…

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