Automation in mining is for many people, if not a political, then certainly a sensitive subject. Perhaps it is more so in the South African context –any discussion of the subject conjures up a vision of massive staff lay-offs –not necessarily the best approach with our unemployment figures running high. On the other hand, the mining industry needs to be economically viable. In this month’s panel discussion we have approached some experts in the mining industry for their views… (more)

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