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  • Making blast sites safer with technology 18 April 2017

    Source: Bizcommunity A local blasting company is adapting mineral scanning technology to quickly identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents, thereby ensuring safer...

  • Modder East ups advance rate with SA’s first underground rapid reloading emulsion system 18 January 2017

    In a first for South African mining, Gold One’s Modder East mine has rolled out an innovative infrastructure to use emulsion explosives for all 70 of its underground narrow-reef stope panels, as...

  • Apps to make mining safer and more profitable 02 December 2016

    The powerful combination of mobile computing and ‘cloud’ data storage is starting to transform safety and productivity on mines that embrace technology, according to BME senior software developer...

  • Time for mining to recover? 02 December 2016

    There was heartening news for mines and miners at this year’s BME Annual Drilling and Blasting Conference in Pretoria – with views that commodity prices may be turning, and news of innovations that will...


BME, together with Protea Mining Chemicals forms the mining division within the Omnia Group. The Omnia Group is a JSE listed diversified provider of specialised chemical products and services used in the mining, agriculture and chemicals sectors. Omnia has been in business for over 60 years and has its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.