Quarry Southern Africa May 2018 - Page 5

NEWS 4 HEALTH & SAFETY IN FOCUS 36 ENVIRONMENT IN FOCUS 34 ASSOCIATIONS 38 WHAT’S ON 39 INSIGHT 40 20 TECHNOLOGY 24 BENEFICIATION 30 WINNING Innovation takes drilling to the next level At the core of residential development Tyres in a time of scarcity The conversion of an excavator into a drilling rig has produced a machine that rewrites the rulebook. The residential property market remains buoyant in and around Polokwane, in Limpopo province of South Africa. In the midst of tyre shortages, the maintenance of tyres becomes that much more important for quarrying operations, writes Johan de Jager. The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) lists 881 quarrying operations located throughout South Africa. QUARRY SA | MAY/JUNE 2018 _ 3