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KZN coal mine supplying communities’ water needs and more, mulls output expansion

19th May 2017 The Zululand region of KwaZulu-Natal was afflicted by what the Department of Water and Sanitation described as the “worst drought in a century” in 2016 and is still one of the water-scarce areas of the country. Helping neighbouring communities survive this disaster, investment company Menar... 

Molybdenum demand to be subdued until at least 2025?

19th May 2017 In the forecast period between 2016 and 2025 molybdenum demand growth is projected to be slower than the compound annual demand growth recorded from 2009 through 2015. This is according to New York-based research and consulting firm CPM Group’s recently released ‘Molybdenum Long-Term Outlook’... 

AMCU to continue pressuring mining houses to pay ‘living wages’

19th May 2017 Workers Day is a time when South African workers come together in solidarity with workers worldwide to celebrate the gains made, while also calling for more improvements to the livelihoods and working conditions of labourers around the world, said Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union... 

Bushveld completes Vametco acquisition, progresses towards integrated vanadium platform

19th May 2017 Diversified mineral development company Bushveld Minerals has completed the acquisition of a 78.8% shareholding in Strategic Minerals Corporation (SMC), the ultimate holding company of Vametco Alloys, from the Evraz Group. Bushveld CEO Fortune Mojapelo notes that one of the acquisition highlights... 

Online platform developed to provide easy access to African countries’ mining laws

19th May 2017 The African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) – a free, online platform and project developed by the World Bank – will be handed over to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) on July 1, and the ALSF will then be officially responsible for the day-to-day... 

New toolkit to help govts manage small-scale mining sector

19th May 2017 Governments struggling to manage the complex and sometimes chaotic artisanal and small-scale mining sector have a new toolkit, which was developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). IGF is a Canada-based, international member-driven... 

KZN coal mine supplying communities’ water needs and more, mulls output expansion

19th May 2017 The Zululand region of KwaZulu-Natal was afflicted by what the Department of Water and Sanitation described as the “worst drought in a century” in 2016 and is still a water scarce area of the country. Helping neighbouring communities survive this disaster, investment company Menar Holding’s... 

Evenly balanced year for platinum in 2017, supply deficits to continue

15th May 2017 The platinum market is expected to be broadly balanced over the year with a deficit of 65 000 oz forecast for this year. Above ground stocks are expected to end the year at 1.89-million ounces, which is a 3% decline on 2016 and in excess of 54% down from 2012 levels. 

South Africa’s newest iron-ore mine comes on stream

12th May 2017 Junior iron-ore miner Manngwe Mining plans to expand its asset base and increase production at its existing operation over the next five years to provide integrated steel and mining company ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) with between four-million and five-million tons of iron-ore a year.... 

AMCU calls for greater local mineral beneficiation, nationalisation of mines

12th May 2017 The African National Congress- (ANC-) led government has failed to deliver meaningful economic empowerment for the oppressed working class majority and has instead given away South Africa’s strategic interests and resources to exploitative international monopoly capitalists, Association of... 

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