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Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell

Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Mantashe highlights challenges facing South Africa’s mining sector

18th January 2019 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has stressed that the key factor in the future of South African mining was the human element. He did so when delivering the keynote address at the launch, in Pretoria last month, of a book – "The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise" – by... 

Angola approves new rules for rough diamonds

14th December 2018 The Angolan Government last week approved the new regulations concerning the commercialisation of diamonds, the Macauhub news agency has reported. The country’s Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved the regulations on December 5. The official title of the new set of rules is The Technical... 

Angola approves new rules for rough diamonds

14th December 2018 The Angolan Government last week approved the new regulations concerning the commercialisation of diamonds, the Macauhub news agency has reported. The country’s Council of Ministers (Cabinet) approved the regulations on December 5. The official title of the new set of rules is The Technical... 

Minerals Minister defends coal, complains about high electricity prices

12th December 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has defended the role of coal in the country's energy mix and complained about the harmful effect of high electricity prices on the local beneficiation of minerals. He was delivering the keynote address at the launch, in Pretoria, of a book – The Future... 

People the critical factor for mining – Minister

12th December 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe stressed on Wednesday that the key factor in the future of South African mining was the human element. He was delivering the keynote address at a Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection function launching a book on the future of the country's mining... 

Xolobeni judgment to be appealed

12th December 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe confirmed on Wednesday that he was going to appeal the Xolobeni judgment of the Pretoria High Court. That judgment, in November, held that the Mineral Resources Minister could not award a mining right at Xolobeni (in the Wild Coast region of the Eastern... 

Nickel price to weaken next year, but strengthen again thereafter

7th December 2018 Analysis and consultancy company Fitch Solutions Macro Research (part of the Fitch Group but separate and distinct from sister company Fitch Ratings) has reduced its forecast nickel price for 2019, while remaining confident that it will thereafter trend upwards again. Its previous nickel price... 

Nickel price to weaken during 2019, but strengthen again thereafter

30th November 2018 Analysis and consultancy company Fitch Solutions Macro Research (part of the Fitch Group but separate and distinct from sister company Fitch Ratings) has reduced its forecast nickel price for 2019, while remaining confident that it will thereafter trend upwards again. Its previous nickel price... 

Vale intends to significantly increase its Mozambique coal production

23rd November 2018 Vale Mozambique, the Vale Group of Brazil’s subsidiary in the African country, has told the Mozambican media that it plans to produce 20-million tons/year (Mt/y) of coal by 2021. The information was released in Maputo by Vale Mozambique Financial Director Marcelo Tertuliano.  

Mine closure and rehabilitation regulations developing under contesting pressures

16th November 2018 October 2009 saw the release of the “report of the Auditor General to Parliament on a performance audit of the rehabilitation of abandoned mines at the Department of Minerals and Energy [DME]”. This stated that, as of the end of May 2008, there were 5 906 abandoned mines in South Africa, most of... 

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