Modern Mining October 2021
ARTICLES COVER 10 Axis House celebrates 20 years of championing cutting-edge reagent solutions GOLD 16 Realising the multi-mine, multi-jurisdiction gold producer strategy HEALTH & SAFETY 20 The quest for zero harm in SA’s mining industry 28 Managing health and safety in remote mining locations LUBRICATION 24 HYDAC seeks SADC expansion of IIoT-powered oil lubrication systems SA MINING SECTOR 32 Solid financial performance for South Africa’s mining sector SHAFT RENOVATIONS 36 UMS delivers on Target ahead of schedule
MINING NEWS 4 Kamoa Copper’s concentrator plant ahead of schedule for Phase 1 4 Steady demand for large rough diamonds in key diamond hubs 5 Akobo Minerals receives positive results from its metallurgical testwork 6 High-tech revolution opens doors for on-site mine training 6 Exploration success for Perseus in Ghana 7 Executive changes at Anglo American 8 New underground mine at Loulo-Gounkoto ramps up production 8 AngloGold Ashanti to resume mining at Obuasi 9 Kibali advances automated mining 9 Drill results show continuity of mineralisation at depth at Uis SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS 38 Orica’s ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 38 Weba develops tool to model reliability 39 Kwatani innovates to keep screens well isolated 40 Unprecedented demand for Grindex stainless steel pumps on the Copperbelt 40 Metso Outotec introduces versatile portfolio of magnetic separators 41 Booyco Electronics broadens footprint with strategic collaborations 42 ABB Ability eMine to fast-track transition to all-electric mines 42 BME wins good mining practice award in Indonesia 43 Safe, efficient mines are sustainable mines EXPERT VIEW 44 Modernisation means more than simple mechanisation – it means people
ON THE COVER For the past 20 years, Axis House has been a household name in the development of cutting edge reagent solutions in the global mining sector. Central to the company’s success over the years has been a strong focus on research and development, a customer-centric approach and continued innovation. See story on page 10.
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