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Megan van Wyngaardt

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Banro’s Namoya employees return to work after militia violence shuts mine

7th July 2017 Dual-listed Banro Corporation on Friday said mining staff at its Namoya gold operations, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have returned to work, following a precautionary evacuation earlier this week. On Monday, fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia forced the miner to... 

Northam Platinum receives approval to remove Khumama as guarantor

7th July 2017 Platinum miner Northam Platinum on Friday said 97.7% of all noteholders under its R2-billion domestic medium-term note programme approved a proposed amendment to its noteholders’ guarantee agreement. The amendment and restatement of the existing applicable pricing supplements and the schedules... 

Berkut expands cobalt/copper project area in Sweden

7th July 2017 Scandinavian-focused miner Berkut Minerals has received approval for the first of multiple applications lodged to expand its Gladhammar project area, in Sweden. The granted and applied for licence areas now bring the Gladhammar and Tunaberg licence areas to 56 km2, through the addition of 36 km2,... 

Endeavour Mining appoints new COO

6th July 2017 TSX-listed gold miner Endeavour Mining has appointed Jeremy Langford COO, effective July 17. Currently Endeavour projects and technical services group VP, Langford will succeed Attie Roux, who is retiring after seven years with the company. 

Ferrexpo’s Ukraine operations record lower Q2 pellet output

6th July 2017 Swiss-headquartered Ferrexpo’s Ukraine assets recorded a 3.3% quarter-on-quarter decrease in iron-ore pellet production to 2.53-million tonnes in the second quarter. This brought pellet production for the first half of the year to 5.16-million tonnes, 9.9% lower than the 5.72-million tonnes... 

Amur Minerals seeks to update resource as drilling continues at Russia deposits

6th July 2017 A new trail for resource expansion is in “full swing” at nickel-copper resource developer Amur Minerals’ Kubuk and Ikenskoe/Sobolevsky deposits, in Russia, with a drilling programme having recently been completed. “We are drill testing the largest target with a length of 2 500 m located between... 

Transnet suspends operations on Richards Bay coal line

6th July 2017 Operations along Transnet’s Richards Bay coal line (RBCL) have been suspended, owing to ongoing violent community protests across KwaZulu-Natal. The State-owned company on Thursday said the step was taken to curb potential losses to the local economy, with Transnet working closely with customers... 

Plymouth starts drilling to further define San Jose resource

6th July 2017 Drilling, aimed at testing extensions of lithium-tin mineralisation at Plymouth Minerals’ San Jose project, in Spain, has started. The ASX-listed company, which is developing the project in an earn-in joint venture with Spanish company Sacyr and its wholly owned subsidiary Valoriza Mineria, on... 

Zwane clarified definition of ‘black person’ with DTI before publishing Mining Charter

6th July 2017 Although the Department of Mineral Resources did not have any consultation with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Commission before publishing the Reviewed Mining Charter, it did consult with the Department of Trade and Industry on the definition of a black person. This was... 

Prairie to advance projects after securing new $2m loan

6th July 2017 To accelerate the development of its Poland-based Debiensko hard coking coal project and advance preconstruction engineering works at its Jan Karski mine, dual-listed Prairie Mining has secured $2-million in funding from its cornerstone investor CD Capital Natural Resources Fund. The investment... 

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