Quarry Southern Africa November 2018 - Page 5

4 SA NEWS 6 AFRICAN NEWS 8 GLOBAL NEWS 10 BUSINESS: Electra Mining draws large crowds 16 BUSINESS: Backslapping between miners and Mantashe 30 ENVIRONMENT: From quarry's silica sand to bulletproof glass 34 ENVIRONMENT: Fatigue, ergonomics and work 39 MARKETS 40 INSIGHT 22 TECHNOLOGY 27 FACE TO FACE 36 ENVIRONMENT Recycling competes with quarries Inspired by Ghandi Open cast mining leaves a large environmental impact. This underlines the importance for them to mitigate risk by conducting comprehensive EIA’s and implementing sustainable solutions for the full lifecycle of the mine. This includes recycling of aggregates and concrete. The Department of Mineral Resources was recently surprised to learn that all AfriSam’s quarry managers in KwaZulu- Natal are black. – Avendra (Avi) Bhoora, currently executive, Construction Materials at AfriSam SA, can take full credit for this. A day in the life of an environmental auditor www.quarryonline.co.za  It is now a requirement for many quarries to have an independent environmental audit at the site. This generally involves an environmental consultant undertaking an audit, with the report then sent to the DMR. Cluett Consulting, which performs close to 100 audits a year on behalf of Aspasa, unpacks what they look for on site. QUARRY SA | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018_5