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Ilan Solomons

Ilan Solomons

Ilan Solomons is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Lesotho’s Letšeng mine recovers several 100-ct-plus diamonds, expects trend to continue

15th September 2017 The Letšeng diamond mine, in Lesotho, recovered several diamonds larger than 100 ct during the first half of 2017, with LSE-listed diamond miner Gem Diamonds upbeat that this trend will continue for the remainder of the year. These gems include the 114.38 ct Type II, the 126 ct D-colour Type IIa... 

Unctad report calls for ‘new New Deal’ policy to address inequalities

14th September 2017 The global economy remains unbalanced in ways that are not only exclusionary, but also destabilising, posing substantial dangers for global peace and stability, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (Unctad’s) 2017 Trade and Development report titled ‘Beyond... 

Metso showcases ongoing commitment to servicing South African mining sector

13th September 2017 This year marks 60 years since global engineering and technology corporation Metso's factory in Vereeniging was established. The factory became part of the Metso group in 1970 and has played "a crucial role" not only in the South African, but also the African mining industry. 

Pan African’s tailings retreatment project set to boost Mpumalanga economy

8th September 2017 Government, trade unions and traditional leadership have heaped praise on South African precious metals miner Pan African Resources for the development of its R1.7-billion Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant (TRP) project, located at the company’s Evander gold mine, in Mpumalanga. Speaking at the... 

Sandvik unveils new R15m local production facility, launches new LHD line

5th September 2017 Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology on Tuesday officially opened its new R15-million production unit in Boksburg. The opening of the new 1 500 m2 facility, which has ten production bays, coincided with the launch of the 5 t Sandvik LH115L low-profile load... 

Fatalities serve to remind industry of necessity to achieve zero harm – DMR

1st September 2017 The recent spike in fatalities at South African mines, with the most recent occurring at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville, should serve as a timely reminder to the mining industry that a significant step change in health and safety practices is needed to ensure the goal of zero... 

Company showcasing opportunities that exist for local manufacturers

1st September 2017 South African amenities manufacturing company The Bespoke Amenities Company (TBAC) is striving to be an example of what is possible, if local companies are willing to invest in local manufacturing capabilities, states TBAC MD Bruce Turner. The company was registered in 2012 and started trading in... 

Metso invests €1m in factories to improve production, safety levels

1st September 2017 The capacity of diversified engineering group Metso’s Tampere factories, in Finland will be increased and occupational safety improved with the new production line for Lokotrack mobile crushing plants. The company says that the investment of about €1-million will significantly shorten the... 

London joins global Young Mining Professionals network

1st September 2017 The Young Mining Professionals (YMP) has launched its latest chapter in London, in the UK and aims to leverage the UK’s location as a “global hub for mining and finance” to provide opportunities for young people in the country’s mining sector and abroad. YPM UK founder Catriona Beadel says that... 

Radebe calls for acceleration in achieving 2030 Agenda for SDGs, support from private sector

31st August 2017 Countries worldwide are facing many substantial challenges at this critical juncture in history. Therefore, there is a vital need to ensure accelerated inclusive growth to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which were adopted by... 

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