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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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South Africa to pilot first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery

23rd February 2018 Aim-listed miner Bushveld Minerals’ 84%-owned energy subsidiary, Bushveld Energy, will be commissioning its first utility-scale vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) for testing by State-owned power utility Eskom in May, says Bushveld Energy CEO Mikhail Nikomarov. Nikomarov notes that the... 

Flare-gas-harnessing solution to be on show at Infacon XV

23rd February 2018 Swedish clean technology company Ripasso Energy will be presenting its PWR BLOK 400-F solution to the international ferroalloys industry at the fifteenth International Ferro-Alloys Congress (Infacon XV), which is taking place at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town, from February 25 to... 

Resolute’s $38m net profit in line with expectations

22nd February 2018 Australia-based gold miner Resolute Mining has posted a 40% fall in first-half net profit of A$38-million, which CEO John Welborn said on Thursday was in line with expectations as the company remained in an investment phase. Revenue for the six-month period ended December 2017 was A$203-million,... 

Kirkland Lake net earnings surge on production growth

22nd February 2018 Gold miner Kirkland Lake Gold has released strong financial and operating full year results for 2017, including a 90% increase in production and improved cash flow. The Toronto-headquartered company produced 596 405 oz in 2017, an increase of 90% from 2016, largely owing to the full-year... 

Mining mechanisation could create ‘massive’ employment challenges – Harwood

16th February 2018 Despite positive sentiment and improving commodity prices, the African mining industry continues to face immense challenges, says Montero Mining and Exploration CEO Dr Antony Harwood. Addressing the African Mining Network’s (AMN’s) thirty-ninth networking dinner, on Thursday evening, he touched... 

Leon expects mining industry to have a future under Ramaphosa’s Presidency

16th February 2018 Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chairperson Peter Leon is cautiously optimistic that the changes signalled by newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa will benefit South Africa’s economic recovery. In a speech to the British Chamber of Business in South Africa on Thursday evening, he... 

Satellite solutions provider targets African mining industry

16th February 2018 Over the last 18 months, communications service provider SES Networks has noticed significant demand for connectivity from mining and oil and gas operations, and as a result has tried to grow its foothold within these markets. SES Networks Africa Sales VP Carole Kamaitha explains that the demand... 

Platforms for mines ‘to talk to communities as partners, not beneficiaries’, lacking – consultant

9th February 2018 Although prevailing perception between mines and communities are characterised by growing levels of mistrust, South Africa has seen breakthroughs with mining companies establishing community partnerships, says SRK Consulting’s corporate social responsibility and development consultant Tim Hart.... 

Coloured gemstones market poised to increase from $2bn to R10bn in next decade

2nd February 2018 Diamonds are not rising in value, observes market commenting platform Safehaven, adding that better value could be derived from coloured stones such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires. The organisation notes that gemstone prices, which have been increasing steadily in the last decade, could... 

Aligning business, stakeholder expectations a lingering challenge

2nd February 2018 There is renewed impetus for the private sector to contribute to societal sustainable development and demonstrate impact, especially against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. However, aligning business and stakeholder expectations to create shared value remains a challenge, says... 

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