- Category: MTE expos
- Published on 25 November 2016
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|11 May 2017|
|13:00 to 17:00|
Palaborwa Copper Mine
|Per stand - Excl. VAT|
|1-5 shows||R9 600|
|6-11 shows||R8 500|
|12+ shows||R7 800|
|2 x Combos||R15 100|
|3 x Combos||R19 800|
Phalaborwa, a Limpopo town located near the confluence of the Ga-Selati and the Olifants Rivers, is close enough to the Kruger National Park that elephants sometimes cause traffic jams in the town. It is also home to Palaborwa Copper, an enormous open-cast mine almost 2 000m wide and Africa’s widest man-made hole.
Sotho people have been mining and smelting copper in Phalaborwa for thousands of years and the industry in that area has drawn on this historical legacy to create a hub of growth, development and activity. Opencast copper mining commenced in 1964 and ceased in 2002. Opencast mining has been replaced by a large-scale underground operation that will extend the mine’s lifespan considerably. Most of South Africa’s copper is mined in Phalaborwa.
Exhibitors we would like to see at the Phalaborwa expo include those of underground fire detection and sensors; dust suppression; corrosion control; high pressure washers; fans; conveyor rip detection systems; electrical instrumentation; water treatment systems; and pumps.
- This is our eighth exhibition in the area, our last exhibition was in 2015.
- We had 163 registered visitors and
- 39 exhibitors booked at the last exhibition.