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Data and digitisation spur on innovation in the mining industry
Data and digitisation spur on innovation in the mining industryBig data and analytics stand to play an increasingly important role in the future of the mining industry as latest trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) spurs on continuous innovation. Only 1% to 5% of the data generated by the mining industry is actually used for prediction and optimisation, said Jeanne Els, Regional Director, Digital Mining Australasia at the Hatch Intelligent Mining Conference 2017 at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg recently. Typically, not all the correct data is being collected, and neither is it being stored properly. If it is stored at all, then it is invariably difficult to extract and use to perform analytics. Data is also unavailable in real-time, making the actual decision-making process more challenging. “The bottom line is that there are tremendous opportunities to use data in the mining industry, and much of it is low-hanging fruit,&rd
Steel industry Negotiations: Misinformation by NUMSA
Steel industry Negotiations: Misinformation by NUMSAThe Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC) currently finds itself in watershed negotiations.  It is common cause that the Industry is in distress. According to the MEIBC the Industry lost 150 000 jobs over the 10 year period from 2006 to 2015. The IDC recently confirmed a
KAPICO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts launch test promotion for Ferodo taxi brake pads and discs
KAPICO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts launch test promotion for Ferodo taxi brake pads and discsKAPICO South Africa will provide free fitment of Ferodo brake pads and discs, in addition to any top-up or changeouts of brake fluid required, all supplied by Federal-Mogul Motorparts. Feedback gathered from the ten selected taxi operators in terms of driveability and comfort and safety levels, in a
ALCO-Safe launches line of educational safety booklets
ALCO-Safe launches line of educational safety bookletsDespite ongoing on-site drug and alcohol testing, and rehabilitative measures, undertaken by many organisations in a bid to reduce alcohol and drug related accidents and incidents at the workplace, many businesses are still struggling with ongoing problems. ALCO-Safe is assisting these organisations
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Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
Recognize the importance of medical surveillance of workers on the mine
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Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Behavioural implications of alcohol in the workplace can negatively impact health and safety
Organisations are required by law to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), which specifies a zero tolerance approach to intoxicat
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
Johnson Controls launches P2000 X-Ray: software to manage and control X-Ray machines used for security
 Johnson Controls has released turnkey software to manage and control X-ray machines used in mines and elsewhere for security. The P2000 X-Ray so
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
Improving productivity in the mining sector with fast, reliable, high-quality electronic breath alcohol detectors
 Mining is one of the most dangerous industries to work in, as it has high potential for occupational accidents. The nature of the industry, howe
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