RAPID ACCESS DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES
MEMSA hosted a meeting on Tuesday, 01 June 2021 with Martin Pretorius, programme manager for the Mechanised Mining Systems programme to provide a brief introduction to the Rapid Inclined and Horizontal Access Development challenge, its rationale and the processes involved. Link to access the meeting recording: https://youtu.be/wZi1Ag5II40
WORKSHOP ON SAMERDI PROGRAMMES
MEMSA hosted a virtual workshop with SAMERDI Programme managers on Thursday, 5 November 2020. The purpose of the workshop was for SAMERDI programme managers based at the Mandela Mining Precinct to update MEMSA members on recent and upcoming research in the 6 programmes. Each presentation slot allowed for question and discussion time to explore how members can be involved with, contribute to and use the outcomes of the research.
Each of the six programmes had a 15-minutes slot for presentation and Q&A. Click on view video to watch the presentations. Timeslots indicated below shows the duration of each presentation.
- Successful Application of Technologies Centred Around People (SATCAP): (0:08:30 – 0:22:50)
- Longevity of Current Mines (LoCM): (0:23:13 – 0:39:45)
- Mechanised Mining Systems (MMS): (0:40:00 – 0:56:50)
- Real Time Information Monitoring System (RTIMS): (0:57:00 – 1:21:00)
- Test Mine: (1:22:15 – 1:40:45)
- Advanced Orebody Knowledge (AOK): (1:41:25 – 1:58:00)
How MEMSA members can be involved in these programmes?
The local OEMs will have an opportunity to test and demonstrate their new technology/prototypes in a real mining environment (test mine site). Members may donate equipment to the test mine site. Furthermore, the local OEMs can participate in implementing appropriate technologies that solves mining problems. There are reports and reports below for more reference. The programme managers from the Mandela Mining Precinct urged for stronger collaborations with the local OEMs to enhance open discussion about the R&D, demo testing and product innovation process.
You can also download the presentations and reports below for the following programmes: