This guideline is intended to assist industry in selecting the most feasible energy-efficient technologies suited to their operations. The guideline provides an overview of the proposed minimum technical specifications for the major components of a solar PV plant, including applicable IEC and SANS standards that should be adhered to, as well as recommendations to ensure plant performance.

Mine managers and other interested parties are encouraged to download and review the document. Feedback is welcome. Contact MPretorius@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za and enquiries@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za

Research was conducted to review the rock engineering principles that may affect the planned mechanization of South African tabular mines. The key aspects considered were larger pillar sizes and lower extraction ratios at increased depths for bord-and-pillar layouts the principles of support design for mechanised mining; a possible change in seismic behaviour in deep mines if the operations are mechanised; and the use of numerical models for pillar design. Through this guideline, the authors posit that improved pillar strength formulae are required to optimise bord-and-pillar layouts at greater depths.

Mine managers and other interested parties are encouraged to download and review the document. Feedback is welcome. Contact MPretorius@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za and enquiries@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za

This guideline on the Best Practice applications of Mechanised Equipment is intended for the implementation of mechanised and autonomous mining, specifically for the narrow reef hard rock mining operations in the SAMI. Since each mining operation is unique, the guideline is intended to not be overly prescriptive, but at the same time, it should serve as a pragmatic and useful tool to narrow reef hard rock operations in the SAMI.

The full guideline will be made available by the end of September 2021. In the meantime, for any queries, contact MPretorius@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za and enquiries@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za

The guideline provides the mining industry, OEMs, industry regulators, and contractors with a uniform way to approach the mechanisation of greenfield projects. The guideline does not provide a guide to the implementation of an automated or mechanised system but it provides a framework to reduce risks and manage change.

The full guideline will be made available by the end of September 2021. In the meantime, for any queries, contact MPretorius@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za and enquiries@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za

This guideline sets forth current best ventilation engineering practice, and provides general guidance, with the intent that it is used by practicing ventilation and mining engineers, tasked with mine design to improve health and safety, by ensuring an occupational environment that meets the physical and mental health requirements of the worker. The guideline provides general mine ventilation planning guidance that should be applied with the appreciation that circumstances associated with specific mines and ventilation arrangements may vary widely, requiring mine specific information as noted in the text.

The full guideline will be made available by the end of September 2021. In the meantime, for any queries, contact MPretorius@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za and enquiries@mandelaminingprecinct.org.za