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Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Contract Publishing and Sales Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New platform to help resolve cross border mining services constraints

16th March 2018 There are two major challenges facing the supply of cross-border mining services in Africa – a lack of resources, such as skills and investment, and poor or nonexistent infrastructure – hindering the enormous growth in mining activity across Africa, says Cross-Border Mining Services Indaba... 

Confronting Africa’s corrupt business culture

16th March 2018 Corruption is a huge challenge with regard to the supply of cross-border mining services in Africa. Corruption seems to be entrenched in the culture of the way things are done in Africa, as anticorruption laws are not necessarily well enforced, with Pretoria-based professional ethics advisory... 

In-country partnerships vital to traverse cross border challenges

16th March 2018 There are several constraints that hinder the cross-border supply chain in Africa, but the most daunting are the logistical challenges, given the vast distances that need to be covered – primarily over very poor roads – and congested and inefficient border crossings, says facilities management... 

Programme to position Ghanaian firms to gain greater share of mineral sector procurement

15th December 2017 Marking a significant point in Ghana’s quest to domesticate the provisions in the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) into its own Country Mining Vision (CMV), the Ghanaian government officially launched its National Suppliers Development Programme (NSDP) in 2 November 2017. The NSDP builds and expands on... 

DRC copper/cobalt tailings project potential probed

8th December 2017 Aim-listed natural resource development company Red Rock Resources has extended the 40-day period in which it would carry out due diligence on four or five copper/cobalt tailings properties near Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The company reported on November 3 that the due... 

South Zambezi delivers Engineering services: for Africa by Africans

1st December 2017 South Zambezi corporate director Sikanyisiwe Phiri and Makoko Makgonye discuss its role in developing Africa 

New low-cost producer thriving in turbulent mining climate

7th October 2016 Integrated resources group Tharisa tells Mining Weekly it is confident about its outlook and being able to pay its maiden dividend post financial year end, with its Tharisa mine, in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, reaching steady state production and generating cash flow. Tharisa’s dual revenue... 

Nepean Conveyors South Africa

30th September 2016 Nepean Conveyors South Africa, established in 1995 by Australian large-scale, fully integrated, mining conveyor project supplier Nepean, strives to be a one of the leading designer and suppliers of conveyor systems and products in Africa by delivering innovative and high-quality conveyor... 

US dollar takes bite out of SABMiller’s strong Q3

21st January 2016 Despite reporting a strong third quarter ended December 31, 2015, beer and soft drinks company SABMiller’s results were materially impacted by the significant depreciation of its key operating currencies against the US dollar. Group net producer revenue (NPR) growth was held back by “headwinds in... 

Rambler misses FY2015 planned metal production amid 'challenging year'

8th September 2015 Despite marginally missing its planned metal production target for the 2015 fiscal year ended July 31, TSX-V- and Aim-listed Rambler Metals & Mining, operating in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, managed to meet or exceed all other remaining guidance targets. This was according to president and... 

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