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Mining Equipment Buyer

It is estimated the South African mining industry has been responsible for creating approximately 450 000 jobs. Yet the industry has also been dealing with the impact of proposed legislative changes and a drop in investment over the past few years. In a competitive environment, organisations in the mining industry need to be at the cutting edge to set them apart from the rest. In this edition we look at alternative finance for SMEs. If your organisation is a small to medium enterprise it’s worth looking at how an alternative financer can fill a gap left by traditional financing. While digital marketing is not often associated with the mining industry, a good strategic marketing plan can help your organisation stand out in the digital age. One thing the mining industry has always struggled with is violent and protracted mining strikes which have been proven to dissuade potential investors. Yet new labour relations legislation could assist to curb violence during a miners’ strike.
How alternative finance is filling a gap

Let’s suppose a SME has a R 1million overdraft with its traditional financer, secured by R 1.5 million collateral but suddenly the SME needs R 5 million for specialised equipment or bridging finance. The SME needs this money fast but doesn’t have the extent of collateral. A traditional funder cannot provide what they need but an alternative financer can fill this gap for the SME…

How to curb violent and protracted mining strikes

In a recent Chamber of Mines survey it was estimated the South African mining industry was responsible for creating approximately 450 000 jobs. Yet Fraser Institutes research indicates South Africa’s labour militancy and work disruptions could act as a relatively high deterrent to investment. Johan Olivier, partner at Webber Wentzel Attorneys looks at two ways the Labour Relations Act Amendment Bill will curb violence during the course of a miners’ strike...

Atlas Copco’s Attachment Tools division joins Epiroc

The Hydraulic Attachment Tools division within Atlas Copco has become part of Epiroc, the company Atlas Copco plans to dividend out in mid-2018. The division has been a technology leader for more than 50 years. Today, with more than a hundred different hydraulic attachment tools, the product range is designed to ensure customers can always find the right tool for their specific application…

Mine deeper for growth with digital marketing

Mining is a particularly competitive industry and with so many local and international competitors you need to market your organisation with greater ingenuity. A strategic marketing plan, centred on the target market’s sensitivity to quality, quantity, delivery and price will help you stand out from the crowd...

BBE chooses Johnson Controls YD Dual Centrifugal Chiller

Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) has selected Johnson Controls’ YD Dual Centrifugal Chiller to meet the mine cooling requirements for Newmont’s Subika Underground Project in Ghana. The YORK chiller was selected for its efficiency, small footprint and its proven reliability…

Win a CPPG generator at MTE’s 2018 exhibitions

Visitors to this year’s Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTE) stand the chance of winning one of 25 Chicago Pneumatic CPPG5 (5.5Kva) petrol-driven portable generators. Chicago Pneumatic initiated this giveaway to build brand awareness within the mining industry. With exhibitions taking place in six of South Africa’s provinces as well as Botswana and Zambia, MTE is the ideal platform to expand the CPPG generator's footprint…

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