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Global Developments Digging Deep into African MinesMarket Insightcommunities that are affected by mining activities. Mining companies have the opportunityto contribute to the economic prosperity of the communities and countries they operatein by employment creation, skills and training investment, and the payment of taxes androyalties to governments. These companies are facing increasing pressures to developbusiness and social partnerships based on mutual value creation with local communities,governments and other interested stakeholders.The Mine of the Future in AfricaExisting ore bodies in Africa are estimated to be exhausted in the next 25 years to 40years, leaving behind deep level ores in remote areas that are more geologically complexto extract. Extremely challenging environments such as remote locations, tough oreconditions (hardness of rock, thickness of overburden), mining at great depths andenvironmentally sensitive areas are envisioned to be the operating conditions of the mineof the future. It is forseen that mines will be automated and totally integrated with fielddevices (sensors, actuators, motors and drives). Control solutions (DCS, SCADA),Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), ERP and SAP would be integrated to develop aconstant stream of information from which strategic and tactical decisions could be made.Mines will be using intelligent machinery and equipment for rock blasting and drilling, as wellas intelligent transportation and logistics systems. These changes will increase operationalefficiency, reduce costs and maximise productivity of mines.ConclusionThe mining industry plays a key role in the provision of infrastructure, energy, housing, andtransportation solutions to the continent. Frost & Sullivan concludes that the future ofAfrica’s mining industry is dependent on the opportunities offered by the global macro-economic forces of development, and how mining companies will respond and positionthemselves in order to take advantage of these opportunities.About Frost & SullivanFrost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients toleverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growthopportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years,we have been developing growth strategies for the Global 1000, emerging businesses, thepublic sector and the investment community. Is your organisation prepared for the nextprofound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitiveintensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics andemerging economies?CONTACT US • +27 (0) 21 680 360 • www.frost.com