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KZN Premier says small scale mining sector has major role to play in South Africa’s economy
KZN Premier says small scale mining sector has major role to play in South Africa’s economyKwaZulu-Natal Premier Mr Senzo Mchunu today said there needs to be a way of bridging the economic divide that exists amongst the people of this province, and of building the small-scale mining as a viable industry. He was addressing delegates attending the Small-Scale Mining Imbizo held at the Esikhaleni Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College over two days, where delegates discussed means of improving the small scale mining sector. “Armed with freedom and democracy which we inherited from the forefathers of this nation, we want to make a firm and bold statement that united in action we shall achieve economic emancipation,” said Mchunu adding that our freedom and democracy should not co-exist with the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment. The Imbizo was attended by miners from Daunhausser, Blaauwbosch, Newcastle, Indwedwe, Rich
Mining production increased by 4,0% year-on-year in June 2015
Mining production increased by 4,0% year-on-year in June 2015Statistics South Africa releases mining production statistics for June 2015 The main positive contributors to the 4,0% increase were PGMs (contributing 8,8 percentage points), manganese ore (contributing 1,1 percentage points), diamonds (contributing 0,8 of a percentage point) and chromium ore (c
A first-of-its-kind motor range that complies with all IEC standards
A first-of-its-kind motor range that complies with all IEC standardsElectric motors worldwide are estimated to consume up to 40 percent of global electricity supply. With increasingly-stringent environmental legislation and unreliable energy supply, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has established regulations set out in its IEC 60034-30:2008 stand
New I-CAT division enhances environmental sustainability
New I-CAT division enhances environmental sustainabilityIt is becoming more important for companies to comply with increasingly-stringent environmental legislation and regulations when conducting their business. I-CAT recently expanded theirs Environmental Management Division’s service offering, which is dedicated to assisting clients in meeting th
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