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Botswana contract SA firm for its new online mining cadastre system

The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology, and Energy Security recently awarded Spatial Dimension South Africa, a subsidiary of Trimble, a hardware, software, and services technology company, a contract to design and implement an online mining cadastre system. Botswana Geoscience Institution is the contracting authority. Working with the local …

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Caterpillar enhance mining equipment simulators’ sustainability

Caterpillar customers will now enjoy the latest simulator-based equipment training solutions courtesy of a new deal with ThoroughTec Simulation. The development comes after a global cooperation agreement to help improve safety, boost productivity, increase machine availability and create more sustainable mining operations. Under the agreement, Caterpillar Mining will recommend ThoroughTec …

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WearCheck’s new transformer monitoring technology gives speedy results

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently invested several million Rand in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer division laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson says the company’s investment in the equipment has relieved some of the current sample volume pressure and reduced …

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Pix4D and SAP start a joint innovation project for the 3D inspection of transmission masts

Lausanne, Switzerland; Pix4D, technology pioneer and market leader in industrial photogrammetry software solutions, announces that it is starting a joint innovation project with SAP® to open up the market for drone-based, digital 3D inspections for telecommunications companies. SAP, a global leader in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software, has included Pix4D …

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Lockdown siphons Botswana’s foreign reserves

Global coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns and travel bans have crippled Botswana’s mining and tourism, the country’s primary foreign currency earners. This has led to a trade deficit, the difference between the value of imported and exported goods, rose to P4.1 billion in May, further eating away at the country’s precarious foreign …

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