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  • Vogt, D; Brink, VZ (2013-10)
    Although safety in South African mines has improved dramatically over the last ten years, falls-of-ground still constitute the single largest cause of fatalities. The data show that small falls of between 4 m(sup2) and 10 ...
  • Vogt, D; Brink, VZ; Donovan, S; Ferreira, G; Haarhoff, J; Harper, G; Stewart, R; Van Schoor, Abraham M (CSIR, 2008-11)
    Mining is very important to South Africa, contributing 7% of GDP directly, and 15% indirectly and employing more than 450 000 people. With the world’s largest resources of gold, platinum and ferrochrome, and major coal ...
  • Vogt, D; Brink, VZ; Brink, S; Price, M; Kagezi, B (CSIR, 2010-09-01)
    Rockfalls are responsible for more than 30 percent of the fatalities on South African gold and platinum mines, with associated costs and lost productivity. One of the most important activities in the mitigation of rockfalls ...
  • Vogt, D; Brink, VZ; Schutte, S (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2009-09)
    South African underground hard rock mines are typically managed using measurements made daily, weekly or even monthly of key parameters like face advance, readiness to blast, blast success, temperature or dust levels. ...
  • Vogt, D (Australian Centre for Geomechanics, 2011-11)
    Mining research in South Africa dates back to the early days of the Witwatersrand gold fields: research into seismicity celebrated its centenary in South Africa in 2010, and advances in the understanding of seismicity and ...
  • Green, JJ; Vogt, D (2009-10)
    Mining methods in South African deep level gold and platinum mines have remained relatively unchanged for the past hundred years. A Robot Miner has the potential to mine in a different way. This project is an initiative ...