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Minister saves 3 000 mining jobs

About 3 000 jobs have been saved in the mining sector following Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s approval of Lonmin’s application to acquire Anglo Platinum’s 42.5% stake in Pandora, a joint venture between Lonmin and Anglo Platinum.

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Mineral resources committee concerned about the way forward for the mining industry

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources, Mr Sahlulele Luzipo has expressed strong concern about three current developments in the mining industry. These are the looming job cuts that could affect 8500 workers at Anglo Gold Ashanti, the decision of the Department of Mineral Resources to postpone answering the case on the Mining Charter until September and the proposal of the department to freeze all new applications regarding rights to minerals, for which it is the national custodian.

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Sudor Coal installs Booyco for safer mining

In pursuit of the goal of zero harm in mining, and in compliance with recent safety regulations, Mpumalanga miner Sudor Coal has implemented a state-of-the-art proximity detection system (PDS) from market leader Booyco Electronics at its Weltevreden operation.

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Tectra Automation’s Schmalz vacuum lifters raise RSC Ekusasa Mining’s packaging efficiency

Tectra Automation supplied three Schmalz vacuum lifters to mining supplier RSC Ekusasa Mining’s packaging lines at its resin manufacturing facility in Wadeville, Johannesburg. Used to palletise boxes of the company’s RocLoc® resin capsules at the end of three production lines, the lifters replace more manual, labour-intensive item handling, allowing the facility to increase overall packing efficiency and safety.

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