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Recent Submissions

  • Pelders, L; Nelson, G; Magweregwede, Feckson (The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2019-10)
    Shift work and fatigue are health and safety risks in industry. The aim of this research was to assess contributors to fatigue of workers in the South African mining industry (SAMI), including shift cycles, commuting times ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; De Ridder, JH (SAIMM, 2019-11)
    Increasing numbers of women are entering the South African mining industry (SAMI), but self-contained self-rescuer (SCSR) devices might not be suited to female anthropometric dimensions. The aim of this project was to ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G (IOS Press, 2019-09)
    Mine workers in South Africa face various health and safety risks, and socioeconomic challenges. This study aimed to assess the associations between socio-demographic factors and health, safety and wellness in the South ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G (Elsevier, 2019-06)
    Mine workers in South Africa face challenges relating to poor health and safety, including fatigue risks, and poor socioeconomic and living conditions. Fatigue results in impaired mental and physical performance. The aim ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2019-03)
    Fatigue is a significant concern in the mining industry as it is a causal or contributing factor in many incidents and accidents. Fatigue can be caused by work- and non-work-related factors. There is a lack of information ...
  • Mngadi, SB; Durrheim, RJ; Manzi, MSD; Ogasawara, H; Yabe, Y; Yilmaz, H; Wechsler, N; Van Aswegen, G; Roberts, David (Elsevier, 2019-02)
    A highly-stressed shaft pillar is prone to large seismic events, falls of ground and rockbursts, which may cause injuries and loss of production, especially in weak geotechnical zones. It is thus important to identify weak ...
  • Harmse, Henriette; Britz, Katarina; Gerber, Aurona J (IOS Press, 2018-09)
    The W3C standardized Semantic Web languages enable users to capture data without a schema in a manner which is intuitive to them. The challenge is that, for the data to be useful, it should be possible to query the data ...
  • Ingham, M; Das, Sonali; Yadavalli, S (UNISA, 2017-10)
    This paper identified change points in the production volumes and sales of various Industrial Metals in South Africa from the period 2003 – 2016. The socio-economic environment in which the mining sector operates is ...
  • Sehlabana, Matome M (2018-05)
    The deployment of self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs) together with the location of the refuge bays is part of well devised emergency evacuation procedures. For these to be successful, workers have to conversant with and ...
  • Roberts, David P (Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), 2017-07)
    Bore-and-fill mining was implemented at a pilot site in Tau Tona mine’s shaft pillar on 97 level. Observations, scan data and measurements from this site were used to calibrate an inelastic numerical model of bore-and-fill ...
  • Lück-Vogel, Melanie (EE Publishers, 2018-04)
    This article provides guidance to technical and non-technical coastal practitioner regarding the required precision of airborne lidar data for the typical coastal applications, output formats and value-added products. It ...
  • Bezuidenhout, PH; Smith, S; Land, KJ; Joubert, T (Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, 2017-10)
    The focus of this paper is the manufacturing of a low-cost hybrid paper-based potentiostat. Potentiostats exhibit high sensitivity, and can be used for a variety of applications. The results highlight the functionality of ...
  • Ilgner, H (Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 2017-09)
    The paper describes the extensive field evaluations of the “Settled Bed Detector” on different mine sites over a 12-month period. Applications range from cemented backfill, a well-graded magnetite product, coarse phosphate ...
  • Pelders, Jodi L; Nelson, G (Taylor & Francis, 2018-04)
    Poor living conditions are a consequence of the history of the South African mining industry (SAMI), despite legislation having been implemented to attempt to address this challenge. This paper describes the living conditions ...
  • Jordaan, JP; Kruger, Carel P; Silva, B; Hancke, GP (IEEE, 2017-07)
    Localization is important for a wide range of industries and applications. In underground mining, for instance, it is helpful to know the miners’ locations, particularly in emergency situations. One way this can be achieved ...
  • Pretorius, Cecilia J (The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, 2017-07)
    Circumstances may dictate that samples from mining operations are analysed for unknown compounds that are potentially harmful to humans. These circumstances may be out of the ordinary, unique or isolated incidents. Emergency ...
  • Pretorius, Cecilia J; Teleka, Seipati R (2017-07)
    Cementitious grout support packs are usually assessed for their strength and durability from a safety perspective. Formulations of these packs range from cement mixed with water to resin-based formulations. Over time, these ...
  • North, Brian C; Engelbrecht, Andre D; Oboirien Bilainu, O; De la Rey, J; Mashinini, L (SAIMM, 2017-10)
    Coal beneficiation in South Africa is currently conducted mostly on a wet “float and sink” basis. This process is heavily water intensive and also potentially polluting. Dry beneficiation alternatives are being sought. The ...
  • Pretorius, Cecilia J (Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa (MVSSA), 2016-04)
    The objective of this study was to find a parameter in diesel and oil analysis of underground mining vehicles that can be correlated with personal diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure and used as part of an engine ...
  • Mahlangu, Vusi J; Pretorius, Cecilia J; Ndibewu, PP (The Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, 2016-09)
    This paper presents qualitative analysis results of diesel particulate matter (DPM) from various mining commodities in South Africa. The objective of this work was to determine the concentrations of elements in DPM samples. ...

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