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Closure, rehabilitation a major issue as SA’s landfills reach capacity
Closure, rehabilitation a major issue as SA’s landfills reach capacityWith landfill space in South Africa at a premium, the controlled, planned, and systematic filling of landfill cells requires progressive closure and rehabilitation. This is a highly specialised endeavour that requires an integrated infrastructure delivery company like AECOM to drive it. Landfills may need to be closed for various reasons, including unacceptable environmental impacts such as groundwater pollution, and/or unmanageable air pollution such as dust or odours. Geological issues include dolomitic ground conditions, which can result in water ingress and sinkhole formation. In many instances, improving landfill management and operations is a necessary first step, but if this proves unsuccessful, closure becomes necessary. Landfills are usually designed with a specific lifespan, determined by the volume of waste that can be handled. Once filled to capacity, landfills must be closed
MICROMINE Africa showcases its solutions at WAMPEX 2018 in Ghana
MICROMINE Africa showcases its solutions at WAMPEX 2018 in GhanaLeading mining software solutions and services provider MICROMINE Africa attended the West African Mining & Power Expo (WAMPEX) at the Accra International Convention Centre in Ghana from 30 May to 1 June. WAMPEX is a major expo in the region, attracting over 1 400 industry professionals from over
Banding & ID Solutions Africa looks to continent for growth
Banding & ID Solutions Africa looks to continent for growthBanding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa, in addition to targeting opportunities anticipated to arise locally from new infrastructure build projects, is also seeking to expand its product footprint in neighbouring countries. The South Africa-headquartered company already has distributors
Different types of effluent water and their water solutions
Different types of effluent water and their water solutionsIn many industries, there is an accumulation of effluent water that is created. The power, mining, manufacturing and construction industries are a few of the main culprits of effluent water. Now, before we continue, what exactly is effluent water? Basically, effluent water is any wastewater byproduct
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How drones are assisting companies in the mining sector
How drones are assisting companies in the mining sector
With the rise in aerial vehicles, also known as drones, and artificial intelligence tools, the mining sector has slowly started to take advantage of these
Dangerous jobs: what is and is not covered by hospital plans?
Dangerous jobs: what is and is not covered by hospital plans?
While some of us spend our working day in an office, others are living dangerously. Some jobs are more hazardous than others, such as mining, firefighting,
Safety Tips for Working With a Dump Truck
Safety Tips for Working With a Dump Truck
Working with a dump truck, whether on a mine site or a construction site, is an activity that needs to follow all of the safety protocols in order to be
Ways to Reduce Oil Costs on Mining Sites
Ways to Reduce Oil Costs on Mining Sites
Over and above the environmental factors caused by mining operations, sites are constantly under pressure to reduce operating costs no matter the market’s
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