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Mine Planning Colloquium 2017

Conference chairperson, Mike Woodhall, has been in the industry for over 40 years. Mike mentions his passion for mine planning and how he has seen it evolve over the years, with the biggest change being data and technology.

 

Jaco Lotheringen is one of the founders and directors of Ukwazi, the sponsor for the Mine Planning Colloquium 2017. Jaco talks about Ukwazi, that has been active since 2004. #MPCSAIMM #UKWAZI

 

We spoke to Bruno Abilleira from #Datamine where he has been an employee for nine years. He spoke about a case study that he developed with a client, how to test key aspects of the operation and to also identify the best approach. #MPCSAIMM #UKWAZI

 

Gary Lane from Vuuma Collaborations talks about mining as a holistic system and the measures used to manage a mine effectively as well as the system that delivers production. #MPCSAIMM #UKWAZI

 

Dave Capstick, sales director for Hexagon mining, talks to us about his presentation of a case study as a good example of mine planning as well as machine guidance and control. #MPCSAIMM #UKWAZI #mineplanning

 

We spoke to Theunis Otto, the head of mining at Kumba Iron Ore. He talks about his presentation on spatial compliance to mine planning and why it’s important as well as the benefits that can be drawn from a colloquium of this sort. #MPCSAIMM #UKWAZI

 

Professor Cuthbert Musingwini, president of SAIMM talks to us about the third Mine Planning Colloquium in 2017. He mentions the current challenges faced in the mining industry and some of the sessions that can be expected from this colloquium that will shed light on the way forward. #MPCSAIMM #UKWAZI

 

We got to talk to Francois Grobler from #GESS. They specialise in liberating engineering data with new technology for usage in practical situations. He gave the audience at the MPC2017 a glimpse of augmented reality. #MPCSAIMM #mineplanning #SAIMM

 

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SAIMM AGM 2016

The Head of the School of Mining Engineering Prof. Cuthbert Musingwini, was elected as a President of SAIMM (2016-2017). Here is his Presidential Address during the SAIMM AGM, 2016.

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Mining Weekly | Africa

15 April 2024

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa. providing updates on the progress of future, new and existing projects. Developments in mining legislation, policies, investments and infrastructure will be highlighted
  • PGM market development has paid dividends, could pay many more, Platinum Day told
    The market development aspect of the platinum group metals (PGM) industry is fundamentally key, it was repeatedly stated at last week’s 2024 Resources for Africa Platinum Day. There is strong consensus that PGMs are amazing metals that are incredibly useful as future green metals across a broad range of applications.
  • Bankan has potential to be a future tier-one mine, PFS shows
    A prefeasibility study (PFS) on ASX-listed Predictive Discovery's Bankan project, in Guinea, has confirmed that the project is one of the largest discoveries in West Africa and potentially also a future tier-one mine, MD Andrew Pardey says. The project is expected to produce about 269 000 oz/y of gold over a 12-year mine life, at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) of $1 130/oz.
  • Experts proffer suggestions for South Africa's green hydrogen projects to secure financing
    There is sufficient funding available for South Africa to progress its green hydrogen objectives, however, certain elements need to be addressed for this to materialise. This was outlined by speakers during the ‘Investment opportunities in green hydrogen’ session, during the 2024 Hydrogen Economy Discussion event, held in Johannesburg last week, where stumbling blocks were identified and various suggestions proffered.