Mines will really have to start doing things differently… It’s about working smarter… and using technology to make these mines more sustainable.— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
The focus must not be about saving as many jobs as possible, but rather to upskill…— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
Companies will be forced to embrace digital technologies… [It’s difficult to say] if we’re going to be completely automated…— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind its development.
The production of gold, diamonds and some other resources is well down from their peaks, and still falling.
Nevertheless, the country remains one of the most mineral-rich places on Earth.
South Africa is the world’s largest producer of chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium and vermiculite.
It is the second largest producer of ilmenite, palladium, rutile as well as zirconium, and the world’s third largest coal exporter.
The country also has huge iron ore reserves.
What is the future of mining in South Africa?
What innovations do mining companies need if they are to realise sustainable gains and compete on a global level?
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
…leveraging information to improve decision-making... Manage the exceptions, not everything…— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
The majority of information is captured manually…— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
The best example we have, globally, is a company called Dundee Precious Metals…— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
It can take more than half of their shift to get to their workplace, and back.— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
Intelligent mining… is about improving the quality of information to make better decisions… and filter out the noise…— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
I wouldn’t say we [South Africa] are leading the pack… It’s time to get going! I don’t think there’s time to waste.— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
When you look at global trends; there’s a big focus on renewable energy…— Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Deloitte
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