Quarry Southern Africa May 2019 - Page 16

BUSINESS in jail today. Simon Tose as usual gave a great talk on explosives. What he seems to bring across is the power of explosives and he then shows videos that are very entertaining when explosives are used by specialists. “A conference of this nature and in the climate of the present day would not be of value if an issue such as the Mining Charter was not discussed. Aspasa had asked Sibongile Kunene to cover this issue of a summary of the Charter in an easy way of understanding and she did this very well. The issue of smaller mines was highlighted. At the end of the day, the conference was again a great success. The IOQ held its 50th anniversary and handed out a small booklet capturing some of its highlights,” says Pienaar. The Aspasa awards evening, the second time this has been held in this manner, remains something new and different in the industry. Pienaar explains that the awards are a tremendous accolade for a winning individual, operation, or a company, as the case may be. “Aspasa each year gives out awards for those operations, employees, and managers who are ‘special’. It has become a great recognition among quarry employees to receive one of these awards. The belief Aspasa has is that to demonstrate an appreciation of the good and essential work that is done in the industry goes a long way to uplift the industry.” Health & Safety Environmental: Aspasa About Face 2019 Awards Trophies Category 1. Top Performer: AfriSam Newcastle CATEGORY GROUP/OPERATION Top Performer LafargeHolcim Nelspruit Quarries 2. Top Independent Performer: BluRock Quarries Top Performer runner-up AfriSam Newcastle Top Performer Independent Quarries Midmar Crushers 3. Consistency in achieving Showplace for five years running: AfriSam Harrismith AfriSam Newcastle (10 years’ Showplace) Top Performer Independent Quarries runner-up BluRock Crushers Top Performer Group AfriSam Best Physical Conditions AfriSam Newcastle 4. Most Improved Operations: Afrimat Lyttleton Dolomite Eskay Crushers Afrimat Dundee Afrimat Kuipersbult Afrimat Scottburgh Best Physical Conditions runner-up Drift Super Sand Most Improved Operation Saltcor Verland Top Performing Quarry AfriSam Rheebok Environmental Excellence LafargeHolcim Western Cape Environmental Excellence LafargeHolcim KZN Environmental Excellence – Management Drift (Consolidated Infrastructure Group) 5. Health & Safety Management Awards for Outstanding Commitment: Raumix Aggregates – Johann Pretorius Labucon Resources – Mart-Mari Joubert AfriSam – Peter Slabbert Afrimat – Brian Wevell 6. Health & Safety Representative for 2018: Charmaine Mlungwana – Lafarge Ninians Baldwin Ngubane – AfriSam Verula Michael Mutwanamba – Raumix Aggregate Crushco 7. Best Manager – Health & Safety: Afrimat – Letitia van den Berg These awards are sponsored by Cluett Consulting. Certificates NAME GROUP/OPERATION Jabu Motha Afrimat Scottburgh Zaharias Niuewenhuis West-End Bricks Johann Pretorius Raumix North Service Provider Excellence Certificates COMPANY/CONSULTANT INDIVIDUAL/S Willem Msiza – Health & Safety Representative Raumix Aggregates Alfa Sand Charity Mujuru – Health & Safety Representative Raumix Aggregates Willows Mariska Roberts – Eskay Crushers NOSHCON Paul Chamen and Ronelle Affinand EIM Environmental Solutions Joon van der Linde 14_QUARRY SA | MAY/JUNE 2019 www.quarryonline.co.za