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Online platform training program schedule 2020

COVID 19 changed the world very quickly and in order to still meet the needs of our clients and students we need to adjust and change manage our process and services. As many of you are aware we have been working on an online training program for a while now.

Urgent Communication on Cancellation of COMCERT Examinations

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MEC registrations and Exam dates

Please note information from Minerals Council regarding MEC Registrations and Exams dates   Please note that the registrations for the July 2020 examination closes on 31st May 2020 and the registrations for the November 2020 examinations closes on the 30 … Continued

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Urgent Communication on Postponement of Surveying Sampling Ventilation and Rock Mechanics Examinations

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Conference photos 2019

View the photos of the Conference photos 2019 on the following link here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fyuXp425peE56GVJA  


MVSSA Free State Branch Technical visit

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MVSSA Eastern Branch Newsletter

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MVSSA Colliery Branch Newsletter

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Colliery Branch Technical Visit: Mponeng Gold Mine

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Western Branch Call for papers


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Platinum’s stature growing as world’s clean air catalyst

JOHANNESBURG  – This month’s launch of the world’s first fuel cell double-decker bus is the latest example of platinum helping to power the world’s new clean air revolution. Read more


Adequate ventilation flow pivotal to safety at mines

23rd November 2018 Safely operating a mine is a fundamental principle, where all procedures and code of practices should be carefully adhered to, with ventilation flow and the positioning of refuge bays and early detection and monitoring systems being carefully considered, … Continued


Motsoaledi calls on mining industry to provide healthy working environment

JOHANNESBURG – It is estimated that more than one-million former mineworkers, who are in need of medical assessments and treatments, are without access to health services, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi told delegates at the Mine Health and Safety Summit, … Continued

Cooling systems

Cooling systems in demand as mines expand in Africa

Multinational heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment producer Johnson Controls is seeing stable demand growth for its robust cooling solutions, as mining operations in Africa expand into more remote locations and to significantly greater depths, says Johnson Controls Africabuilding efficiency GM Neil Cameron. Read More  


Company promotes ecofriendly production processes

As a means of protecting the environment, nonwoven geotextile manufacturer Fibertex uses chemical-binder-free products and production processes to manufacture Fibertex geotextiles, which are made of virgin polypropylene (PP) material. Read more: miningweekly.co.za

The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa

Mine Ventilation logoThe growth and formation of the Mine Ventilation Society follows the fascinating history of the mining industry in South Africa.

A number of farsighted professionals recognised the need for a forum to discuss common ventilation problems, and in 1944 The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa was formed. The growth and success of the Society has been due to the vision of these early members, many of whom were charismatic and colourful characters. It is often said that the strength of a society is its members and the MVSSA certainly has had many strong and dedicated members.

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The US Society of Mining and Exploration

The US Society of Mining and Exploration, the  SME, has a community website called the Underground Ventilation Community  UVC which has about 300 worldwide members.

The UVC is a website where information exchange on many aspects of mine ventilation, health, and safety, takes place, members can ask technical questions, make relevant announcements, and can respond to technical questions raised by other members.

You do not have to be a member of the SME to join the UVC and there is no charge to be a member.

If you are interested in joining the UVC please contact either Jurgen Brune or Pierre Mousset-Jones at jbrune@mines.edu or mousset@unr.edu.