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Alan Fenelon from Minetec talks safety in mining, the industry at large, and Minetec's product offering. By tracking assets in real-time, Fenelon's product offers the industry a competitive advantage.

 

We caught up with Alistair MacFarlane from Tomahee at the SAIMM2016 New technology and Innovation Colloquium.

As the conference was drawing to a close, Alistair shared his satisfaction with the proceeding as a whole. The conference was well attended with several thought leaders presenting some innovative research

 

We checked in with Lorrance Ngwenyama, from University of Pretoria. Overall, he was impressed by the groundbreaking innovation discussed in today's proceedings. He will also be presenting tomorrow and looks forward to sharing his research with the rest of the delegation.

 

Wrapping up the final session at #SAIMM2016, we had a chat with Katlego M Letsoalo from the Chamber of Mines South Africa.

He shares his thoughts on the day's activities and gives us the low down on the Phakisa project that is currently underway.

 

Frik Fourie, the head of business improvement for Anglo American Platinum, spoke to us about the mining industry and the importance of innovation in this sector.

 

Dr Gargi Mishra from Mining Innovation(www.mininginnovation.co.za) shares her thoughts on the #SAIMM2016 conference, the future of mining and innovation in general.

 

New Concept Mining is a roof support supplying company, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We had a chat with Brendan Crompton, their marketing director, about their participation at #SAIMM2016 and the company's dedication to developing new and innovative products.

 

Ian Palmer from AARD Mining talking about his 100% South African company and the innovations they're bringing to fruition.

 

Bongi Ntsoelengoe, from Sishen Iron Ore Company Pty. Ltd., talks technology strategy, company strategy and the role of communication in the industry.

 

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