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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Stakeholders join hands to improve occupational lung disease compensation system

25th February 2020 To further improve the administration of the State-owned administered compensation system of occupational lung diseases, the Minerals Council South Africa has entered into a three-year partnership, dubbed the co-governance model, with the Medical Bureau for Occupation Disease (MBOD) and the... 

Botswana Diamonds intersects kimberlite at Marsfontein

24th February 2020 Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds on Monday announced that kimberlite, identified by visual inspection, had been intersected at shallow depth in two out of three holes drilled at the Marsfontein project in Limpopo, South Africa. The company has been undertaking a percussion drilling campaign on... 

Harmony confirms Kusasalethu fatality

24th February 2020 Dual-listed Harmony Gold Mining Company on Monday confirmed that an employee had lost his life on Friday evening, following a scraper winch-related incident at the Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville. “Our sincere condolences go out to our colleague’s family, friends and fellow workers. We will... 

Goldplat swings to operating profit

24th February 2020 Gold producer Goldplat on Monday reported a return to an operating profit of £2.21-million for the six months ended December 31, compared with an operating loss in the six months ended December 31, 2018.   According to the group’s interim results for the period, profit, excluding unrealised... 

Mining companies in danger of perceived ‘SDG-washing’ – report

24th February 2020 Many of the world's largest mining companies risk the perception that they are “sustainable development goal- (SDG-) washing” through selective reporting of their impacts on these universal goals, the ‘Responsible Mining Index (RMI) Report 2020’ reveals. The report was released on Monday by... 

Lucara’s strong 2019 performance positions company for further growth

24th February 2020 Vancouver-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp achieved strong operating results for the year ended December 31, a reflection of the company’s continued focus on safe, reliable operations, president and CEO Eira Thomas said in a statement. She indicated that the company’s strategy had yielded... 

High gold prices underpin AngloGold’s financial performance

21st February 2020 JSE-, ASX- and NYSE-listed AngloGold Ashanti nearly doubled its free cash flow to $127-million for the financial year ended December 31, as  well as increased its dividend as a higher gold price and improved efficiencies helped ensure exceptional performances at a number of its key mines.... 

In-house renewable energy could be a boon for SA mines

21st February 2020 With their recent profitability buoyed by price improvements in certain commodities, some South African miners may consider investing part of their windfall gains to create their own renewable energy generating capacity, and according to consultancy SRK Consulting director and principal... 

Wits DigiMine to host digital mining technology seminar in April

19th February 2020 The Wits Mining Institutes’ (WMI’s) Digital Mining Laboratory, DigiMine, will host a seminar on digital mining technology from April 7 to 9 at the University of the Witwatersrand Club. The seminar is expected to shed light on digital technology trends within the mining industry and will be... 

Pan African’s strategy yields strong interim results

18th February 2020 Dual-listed Pan African Resources achieved improved operational, financial and safety results for the six months ended December 31, owing to its business strategy of delivering safe, sustainable and high-margin gold production, CEO Cobus Loots said on Tuesday. For the period, the company recorded... 

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