R/€ = 15.80 Change: 0.09
R/$ = 13.93 Change: 0.07
Au 1333.89 $/oz Change: -7.89
Pt 820.28 $/oz Change: -0.97

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb is Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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R2,1bn shaft development is now well under way

1st July 2005 The R2,1-billion No 20 Shaft development at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg operations is well under way and engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contractor TWP Consulting’s director and project manager Murray Macnab reports that the project is on schedule and... 

Insurance coverage for high-risk projects

1st July 2005 JSE Securities Exchange-listed Alexander Forbes’s risk service division is structured around different industry sectors, one being metals and mining, which offers insurance and integrated risk-management advice for clients in the mining industry. 

R10m blasting contract nearing completion

24th June 2005 The R10-million blasting contract for the Berg River dam, subcontracted by the Berg River Project Joint Venture (BRPJV) to Durban-based Eire Contractors, will be completed by the end of July. 

Recovery technologies under a microscope

10th June 2005 The Danoczi Solution (TDS) provides solutions to the mining of diamonds, gemstones and minerals for the maximisation of their recovery. 

Tyre shortage threatens the diamond sector

10th June 2005 The majority of diamond mining in Southern Africa takes place in opencast mines and involves the extensive use of heavy machinery such as earthmoving vehicles, which make use of heavy-duty industrial tyres. 

BEE company exploring and mining in the DRC

10th June 2005 A 100% South African black-empowered and diversified-resources company, Mineral Capital Assets (MCA), has signed several diamond-partnership agreements, of which the most significant is the joint venture between the company and Service National (SN) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Innovative plant to benefit small-scale miners

10th June 2005 Diamond mining is only one of the products in the Mintek small-scale mining division (SSMD) basket, but still the company is just as focused on the creation of jobs in small-scale diamond mining, as it is in its other focus areas. 

Diamond miner eyes ten new projects

10th June 2005 With its head office based in Brakpan, on the East Rand, Manhattan Corporation is actively involved in the diamond-mining industry in the Northern Cape as well as in Africa. 

Bank offers services as industry gears for growth

10th June 2005 Diamonds are a volatile industry, in which trust and communication play a vitally important role – especially in banking relationships. 

Exploration crucial to meet diamond demand

10th June 2005 The global diamond market has grown at an unprecedented pace in the last five years. 


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