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Jacques Farmer, MD, Prisma Training Solutions
Simulation training can allay Covid-19 hurdles in the mining industry

Training is mandatory in a number of employee roles in the mining industry, but leaning on the job is hazardous and costly...

By Jacques Farmer i 18 Mar 2021

ArcelorMittal, Vanderbijlpark. Image:
ArcelorMittal workers confirmed dead after explosion

Three workers trapped in a building collapse at ArcelorMittal's Vanderbijlpark operation have been confirmed dead...

18 Feb 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

By Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

Lizle Louw, partner, Webber Wentzel
Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?

Once South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets off the ground, mining companies will be important centres for distribution, but they will have to be circumspect in imposing vaccines on their employees...

By Lizle Louw 9 Feb 2021

Afri.Can Microfactories launches contactless access control terminal
Afri.Can Microfactories launches contactless access control terminal

Afri.Can Microfactories recently launched the first Afri.Can Good to Go prototype. Companies and institutions need rapid, dignified access to their buildings and premises, while having peace of mind that risks are reduced...

Issued by AFRI.CAN™ 2 Feb 2021

New mobile rescue winder tested for deep underground operations
New mobile rescue winder tested for deep underground operations

The recent mining accident and rescue efforts in China]] have highlighted the need for innovations in rescue equipment. In South Africa, a new mobile rescue winder is being tested at Gold Fields' South Deep's Twin Shaft...

26 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

Firefighters dousing the fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, in December 2020. GettyImages
Oil refinery blast is one more reason South Africa should take industrial risks seriously

A blast at an Engen oil refinery recently rocked the community of Durban South, an industrial basin in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Several employees and community members were treated for smoke inhalation...

By Nontobeko Mtshali 11 Dec 2020

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Human rights should be central to the extractive industry's Covid-19 recovery plans

The year 2020 has seen many sectors being confronted with unprecedented challenges that forced businesses to reflect on their corporate strategies in response to Covid-19 pandemic...

10 Dec 2020

Image: Anglo American
Amplats rebuilds ACP unit ahead of schedule

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has completed the rebuild of its Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase A unit ahead of schedule. after it was damaged in an explosion in February...

8 Dec 2020

A creuseur or digger, descends into a tunnel at the mine in Kawama, Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images
As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 26 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Department monitors safety in mines
Department monitors safety in mines

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) will intensify the monitoring and evaluation of mine health and safety management systems through inspections and audits during the remainder of the year...

13 Oct 2020

Reprioritising existing occupational health threats in a time of Covid-19
Reprioritising existing occupational health threats in a time of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed a threat to global health systems and forced the restructuring of resources for healthcare the world over, including in respect of tuberculosis (TB), HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...

12 Oct 2020

De Beers uses IoT geofencing safety solution on mining vessel
De Beers uses IoT geofencing safety solution on mining vessel

In line with its Zero Harm objectives, De Beers has teamed up with Orange Business Services to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining operations...

1 Sep 2020

Tebogo Modise, chair, Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy
Committee to look into re-skilling of mine workers

The Mine Health and Safety Council has been established to look into re-skilling and training mine workers to mitigate the job losses in the sector as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

29 Jul 2020

Minimise Covid-19 infection at your organisation with wristbands
Minimise Covid-19 infection at your organisation with wristbands

The use of these wristbands can lead to a reduction in the spread of the Covid-19 virus within the organisation, increase attendance, save the organisation money in the long run and ultimately save lives due to less spread outside of the organisation...

Issued by IDC Band SA 10 Jul 2020

Dr Thuthula Balfour
Research to understand Covid-19's effect on the mining industry

Fundamental research is critical to support the mining industry and others in dealing with the impact of Covid-19...

10 Jul 2020

Arjen de Bruin, managing director, OIM Consulting
Supervisors critical to making up lost mining production

In the wake of the Covid-19 new normal, frontline supervisors will play a key role in rapidly ramping up mining production in an effort to recoup output lost during the hard lockdown...

26 Jun 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: The economics of advertising - ACA invests in futures
#ACACaresCovid19: The economics of advertising - ACA invests in futures

Bizcommunity, in collaboration with the ACA (Association for Communications and Advertising), announces an exciting new content collaboration aimed at unpacking the economics and contribution of advertising to business...

15 Jun 2020



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