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David Oliveira

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‘Siloed’ approaches to mineral processing giving way to integration

26th May 2017 To keep abreast of the global drive towards system integration as a means of enabling lean production and process optimisation, State-owned minerals technology organisation Mintek is focusing on shifting the South African mining sector to increasing degrees of operation and control of the local... 

Drilling at Cote d’Ivoire gold project showing promising results

26th May 2017 West Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining announced earlier this month the completion of a drilling programme at its Yaouré gold project, in Côte d’Ivoire, with the company having received assay results for about 29 300 samples from the programme, which confirm the tenor of mineralisation... 

Experts discuss Africa’s marine minerals potential

26th May 2017 Seabed mining experts convened earlier this month in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss opportunities and explore the potential of marine mineral resources to contribute to Africa’s development goals. “This workshop on the marine mineral resources of Africa’s continental shelf and adjacent international... 

Kimberley Ekapa mine accused of operating without proper permits

19th May 2017 Informal miners, or zama-zama, in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, marched to the provincial Hawks office earlier this month to lay a complaint that a case against independent diamond miner Petra Diamonds has not been investigated by  law enforcement agencies. According to Mining Affected... 

Drilling programme shows promising results for Yaouré gold project

18th May 2017 West Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining on Thursday announced the completion of a drilling programme at its Yaouré gold project, in Côte d’Ivoire, with the company having received assay results for about 29 300 samples from the programme, which confirm the tenor of mineralisation in... 

Huge tech rewards for SA opencast mines, but underground operations lag behind

12th May 2017 The adoption of new technology, aimed at improving operational efficiency and lowering costs, is driving the future of the resources sector globally. However, South Africa’s deep-level underground platinum and gold mining sectors, with their unique challenges, have proven to be slower in adopting... 

Evander shafts back in operation after R41.5m refurbishment

12th May 2017 South African gold miner Pan African Resources has completed the R41.5-million stoppage and refurbishment programme for the 7 and 8 shafts at its Evander gold mine, in Mpumalanga. Normal production has resumed. Evander GM Tenda Tendaupenyu noted during a media briefing at the mine last month that... 

Huge tech rewards for SA opencast mines, but underground operations lag behind

12th May 2017 The adoption of new technology, aimed at improving operational efficiency and lowering costs, is driving the future of the resource sector globally. However, South Africa’s deep-level underground platinum and gold mining, with its unique challenges, has proven to be slower in the adoption of new... 

Pan African showcases future project pipeline

12th May 2017 To produce gold as cheaply as possible, South African gold miner Pan African Resources is undergoing a significant tailings retreatment project at its Evander mine, in Mpumalanga, which will result in the construction of the R6.35-billion Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant. During a visit to the... 

Tongon permit review confirms opportunities to extend mine life

5th May 2017 A review of Africa-focused gold producer Randgold Resources’ Nielle permit, which hosts the company’s Tongon mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, has confirmed a number of opportunities to extend the life of the operation beyond the current four-year projection, company CEO Mark Bristow said during a site... 

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