Nisha Pillay: keeping the standards

The rivalry between coal testing laboratories is fierce. Nisha Pillay, senior manager for the SABS in the KwaZulu-Natal area, has been around long enough to negotiate her way through troubled waters, writes Leon Louw.

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Sustaining zero harm in a mechanised mining environment

As mechanisation continuous changing the mining landscape, it is important not to lose sight of achieving zero harm, writes Dr Deonie Botha, head of research and development at the National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA).

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Non-traditional applications of geometallurgy

Geometallurgy has now established itself as a proven method in the mining industry, writes Dr Nicolaas Steenkamp.

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The lure of alluvial diamonds

A heavy-duty mobile screen that produces enough material during daylight hours to keep pans going around the clock, should be reason enough for any alluvial diamond miner to make the investment in such a machine.

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