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Nadine James

Nadine James

Nadine James is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Two-month skills development course concluded

9th November 2018 Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) concluded its first skills development activity last week – a two-month skills course on implementing globally competitive manufacturing practices –  aimed at ensuring that MEMSA member companies are able to compete in local and international... 

Reduced compressed-air use saves Lonmin R15m each year

2nd November 2018 Platinum miner Lonmin partnered with Pretoria-based engineering company ETA Operations to benchmark the consumption of compressed air at its Marikana operations in North-West. This was done with the aim of improving operational efficiency and reducing the electricity costs of Lonmin’s compressed... 

Gold Fields’ Holland stresses importance of engaging near-mine communities

2nd November 2018 If mining companies are going to be successful and sustainable they have to work closely with governments, and especially communities, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland told African Mining Network attendees last month. He noted that most of the gold companies in the gold space had a mix of assets... 

It’s time to invest in dollar denominated gold – SA Bullion

26th October 2018 Despite gold performing poorly in the third quarter, SA Bullion MD and analyst Hilton Davies believes that it is prudent to invest in dollar denominated gold now, because, “we are nearing the end of the current cycle and all asset prices are very vulnerable.” In the SA Bullion Third Quarter... 

Some aspects of new Mining Charter ‘still need to be explained’

26th October 2018 The gazetting of South African Mining Charter 3, while welcomed as a step forward in creating certainty in the industry, has left gaps regarding its interpretation and its affects on mining communities, says black economic-empowerment advisory firm NPI Governance Consulting founder and CEO Israel... 

Sipa starts ‘extensive’ Uganda nickel exploration programme

23rd October 2018 Australia-based exploration company Sipa Resources on Tuesday announced that an “extensive” nickel exploration programme was under way at the Kitgum Pader joint venture (JV) project, in Uganda. The Kitgum-Pader project contains two new mineral discoveries, Akelikongo nickel/copper sulphide and... 

Anglo’s portfolio performs well in Q3

23rd October 2018 Diversified miner Anglo American’s focus on driving efficiency and productivity across the business resulted in another strong quarter, with volumes for the third quarter 1% higher year-on-year, Anglo CE Mark Cutifani commented on Tuesday. “Production per employee has increased by 5% [so far this... 

De Beers’ rough diamond production down 5% in Q3

23rd October 2018 De Beers Group on Tuesday reported that its rough diamond production had decreased by 5% to 8.7-million carats in the third quarter ended September 30, owing to planned volume reductions in Botswana and South Africa. In Botswana, production declined by 6% to 5.7-million carats owing to the... 

Amplats lifts FY18 production, sales guidance after robust Q3 performance

23rd October 2018 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has again revised its full-year platinum group metal (PGM) production guidance upwards and now expects to produce between 5.1-million and 5.2-million ounces on the back of robust third-quarter production. The company initially expected to produce between... 

Kumba on track to meet FY18 guidance

23rd October 2018 Although rail constraints resulted in a reduction in export sales for Kumba Iron Ore during the third quarter ended September 30, the Anglo American subsidiary remains on track to meet its full-year guidance of producing between 43-million and 44-million tonnes of iron-ore. The iron-ore miner on... 

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