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Operation and manning of the Rietspruit opencast coal mine

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Abstract

Four coal seams, with a total thickness of 16 m, are in production at this opencast mine in the Transvaal; the first coal was mined in 1978. The overburden is stripped by three draglines, and the coal is worked with one shovel and three front-end loaders. Daily production capacity is 28 000 t of coal. The preparation plant has a rated throughput of 1750 t of run-of-mine coal per hour. 5 mt of coal were mined in 1981 and dispatched to Richards Bay, from where the coal is shipped to Western industrial nations. Some 200 million R were invested in the opencast mine, the preparation plant and the infrastructure. Company policy is much concerned with the training and education of the people on the mine; 25% of the personnel attended training courses last year. Pay categories are established in relation to the Peterson evaluation plan; jobs are graded from Group 1 (the lowest) to Group 15 (the grade of the General Manager). The current minimum wage is 214 to 231 R and is well above the living level and the cost of living. The employees live in Company one-family houses, or in bachelor accommodation in the case of unmarried employees.  More>>
Publication Date:
Feb 18, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-106970
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Glueckauf; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 118:4
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL MINERS; QUALITY OF LIFE; SOUTH AFRICA; COAL MINES; SURFACE MINING; MINING EQUIPMENT; BLACK COAL; COAL PREPARATION PLANTS; GEOLOGY; WORKING CONDITIONS; AFRICA; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; COAL; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MATERIALS; MINERS; MINES; MINING; PERSONNEL; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; 012000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Mining
OSTI ID:
5395601
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German and English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: GLUEA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 204-209, 78-81
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McCracken, T, and Ive, J I. Operation and manning of the Rietspruit opencast coal mine. Germany: N. p., 1982. Web.
McCracken, T, & Ive, J I. Operation and manning of the Rietspruit opencast coal mine. Germany.
McCracken, T, and Ive, J I. 1982. "Operation and manning of the Rietspruit opencast coal mine." Germany.
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title = {Operation and manning of the Rietspruit opencast coal mine}
author = {McCracken, T, and Ive, J I}
abstractNote = {Four coal seams, with a total thickness of 16 m, are in production at this opencast mine in the Transvaal; the first coal was mined in 1978. The overburden is stripped by three draglines, and the coal is worked with one shovel and three front-end loaders. Daily production capacity is 28 000 t of coal. The preparation plant has a rated throughput of 1750 t of run-of-mine coal per hour. 5 mt of coal were mined in 1981 and dispatched to Richards Bay, from where the coal is shipped to Western industrial nations. Some 200 million R were invested in the opencast mine, the preparation plant and the infrastructure. Company policy is much concerned with the training and education of the people on the mine; 25% of the personnel attended training courses last year. Pay categories are established in relation to the Peterson evaluation plan; jobs are graded from Group 1 (the lowest) to Group 15 (the grade of the General Manager). The current minimum wage is 214 to 231 R and is well above the living level and the cost of living. The employees live in Company one-family houses, or in bachelor accommodation in the case of unmarried employees. The quality of housing is exactly the same for Blacks and Whites. The housing estates include recreational facilities, sportsfields, a primary school, a clinic, a central restaurant and shops. The present article also gives details of leave entitlements and pensions.}
journal = {Glueckauf; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {118:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1982}
month = {Feb}
}