A new report says South African mining companies are increasingly leaning on technology as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has accelerated the application of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies.
It says SA’s mining sector is now making use of innovative and cutting-edge technologies to run more efficient operations.
The report, jointly produced by consulting firm PwC and the Minerals Council SA – The state of digital transformation in the South African mining industry – was compiled with the aim of gaining an understanding of how the mining industry visualises the impact of the 4IR on its people, processes and technologies.
It also looked at how they perceive the evolution of 4IR on the sector in the years to come, and what steps mining operations are taking to transform in anticipation of these changes.
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