Modern Quarrying Q3 2018
CONTENTS The acquisition of Demaneng mine and the subsequent creation of a Commodities Segment set Afrimat on a seemingly new direction, but it is the fundamental synergies that have made the operation a fitting business for the leading open-pit mining company.
QUARTER 3 – 2018
ON THE COVER
AT THE QUARRY FACE
AT THE QUARRY FACE
WILL SA’S LEADERSHIP CHANGE BODE WELL FOR CONSTRUCTION? PAGE 46
STAYING PROFITABLE PAGE 48
AROUND THE INDUSTRY 04 AfriSam’s ‘green’ charge 05 Coal ash association joins Aspasa
06 Staying on top of water management in mining 08 Diversification remains Afrimat’s pillar of strength
SUPPLY CHAIN 36 Setting new blast-hole drilling standards 38 HPE launches new Hyundai R260LC-9S excavator 40 Exploring new opportunities in processing 43 CDE launches new A900 AcquaCycle
EARLY TIPPING GAINS Having trusted a certain premium truck brand for its aggregates distribution business for decades, Polokwane-based Alpha Sand recently decided to take the Scania tipper truck route, and 18 months later, both management and drivers are impressed by the performance of the two units to date.
COST-EFFECTIVE HAULING SOLUTION FOR QUARRIES Bell Equipment’s two-axle B30E 4x4 ADT offers a cost- effective hauling alternative for operations that do not require extreme 6x6 off-road capabilities, such as quarries.
CIRCULATION Karen Smith PUBLISHER Karen Grant
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