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Hexagon scoops mining safety award

Hexagon’s operator alertness system for light vehicles has been voted winner of the 2019 Mining Magazine Safety award. The annual awards celebrate excellence in the mining industry, as voted by readers who are invited to recognize “outstanding commitment to advancing the state of play in mining”. “This year, we received …

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UK-AFRICA SUMMIT: Britain makes a small first step towards green technology

Climate campaigners have described the announcement by the British government to suspend financial support for thermal coal as a “small first step.” The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced at the inaugural UK-Africa summit that the government will suspend financial support for thermal coal as part of efforts to present …

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Mines’ technology push means new approaches to digitisation

As mining companies increasingly look to new technologies to improve their productivity, they are starting to think differently about how they approach digitisation and automation. The prolonged slump in commodity prices – along with no significant increase in productivity gains – has meant that mines have re-calibrated their cost structures, …

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60% of Namibia energy required sourced from SAPP

Windhoek 27 Feb -Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga has said that 60 % of Namibia’s energy required was sources from Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) in 2018, at the 52nd SAPP meeting currently underway in Windhoek. Namibia continues to import a large share of its electricity demand …

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