Online hub launched to boost home-grown mining equipment development

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To increase local manufacturing and the attractiveness and attention thereof, the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) have launched the Technology Availability and Readiness Atlas (Tara). The launch on November 12 coincided with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) seventh biennial conference, held in Pretoria, as well as virtually.
To increase local manufacturing and the attractiveness and awareness thereof, the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) have launched the Technology Availability and Readiness Atlas (Tara).

The launch on November 12 coincided with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) seventh biennial conference, held in Pretoria, as well as virtually.

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The MMP – with a focus on the domestic development of modern mining equipment – is a public-private research, development and innovation partnership. Government is represented by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).

From industry's side is the Minerals Council South Africa.

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Tara is an online portal showcasing locally manufactured mining equipment, enabling original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and mining component suppliers to demonstrate their current commercially available technologies.

The MMP, funded by the DSI and the Minerals Council, developed the portal with the aim of providing the mining industry with a central access point into the capabilities and offerings of local OEMs, showcasing technologies and equipment offered by local OEMs, and creating a central platform for local suppliers to access the local mining supply chain.

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