Closing in on mine closure…from compliance to strategy

By: Dr Christine Vivier, Head of Ukwazi’s Sustainable Mining Practice In mining, “implement like hell” means making chasing production and making sure each operation meets their quarterly production targets. Consequently, outputs and outcomes tend to matter more than process, strategy or stakeholders. At the same time, the global mining industry is currently being challenged by…

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Ukwazi Expands Engineering Capability

Launches full project development and delivery (PDD) offering Mining specialists, Ukwazi, today announce the addition of multi-disciplinary engineering services to their portfolio of mining and processing solutions. The project development and delivery (PDD) division will focus on providing expert advice at every project stage; from concept through to execution, drawing on cutting-edge systems, design methodologies…

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The 4IR and possible impacts on mining

Professor Klaus Schwab, Chairman and founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), coined the phrase “fourth industrial” revolution (4IR) in 2015 in his seminal essay: “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which became a core debate in Davos in November 2016. The first industrial revolution was based on the use of steam power, railways and mechanisation…

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