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De Beers spending more on South African diamond exploration

24th October 2016 Diamond mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is spending more on exploration as it searches for a new diamond mine to augment its two existing South African diamond mines – Venetia, in Limpopo province, and Voorspoed, in the Free State. DBCM CEO Phillip Barton, who spoke to Mining... 

On-The-Air (21/10/2016)

21st October 2016 Acid mine water must come to the rescue of Gauteng’s looming water deficit; South Africa’s vast diamond-mine properties are being turned into world-class tourist attractions; and The economy of the Northern Cape is about to be boosted by a big new zinc mine. 

Mining right finally returned to Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen

21st October 2016 A long-running legal dispute, which arose in 2010, came to a head on Thursday when South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) returned the residual 21.4% undivided share of the mining right for the Sishen mine to Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary, Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC). The 21.4%... 

Exxaro developing pilot digital mine – CEO

21st October 2016 Digital mine organisation, which uses the Internet of Things as a platform, is being developed as a pilot project by coal mining company Exxaro, whose CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said last night that innovative advancement is no longer a nice-to-have but an imperative for mining industry survival into the... 

Merafe ferrochrome output rising in higher price environment

21st October 2016 The attributable ferrochrome production of Merafe is on the rise, with the black-controlled JSE-listed company reporting upped output primarily on additional production from the low-energy Project Lion II furnaces of the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture. South Africa’s 300 000-member Bafokeng... 

Amplats, Northam deal boosts Zondereinde mine life

21st October 2016 A three-part transaction was announced on Tuesday when Northam Platinum and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) each outlined a mix and match deal that involves R1-billion in cash for a large platinum mining resource area on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, the exchange of surface rights... 


21st October 2016 New Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques is seen during an interview in Mongolia earlier this month, where he declared a ten-year freeze on dividend payments from the partly government owned Oyu Tolgoi copper mine to allow Rio to complete a $5.3-billion underground expansion. Rio and Mongolia... 

Acid mine water quick-fix possible as water deficit looms, Oppenheimer, De Beers told

19th October 2016 Water-constrained Gauteng may see an acid mine drainage (AMD) quick-fix in order to save the fresh water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project from being wasted on AMD dilution instead of being available to the economy, environmental adviser Dr Anthony Turton said on Wednesday. Delivering the... 

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle

18th October 2016 The priceless value of diamond properties to South African ecotourism was highlighted on Tuesday when the outcomes of a range of research projects were revealed at the seventh Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference. Delivering a keynote address at the corporate headquarters of De Beers... 

Gamsberg project cost lowered as zinc price outlook brightens

14th October 2016 Zinc International, the subsidiary of the London-listed and India-rooted Vedanta, is managing to achieve what both Anglo American and Gold Fields failed to do before it – build a zinc mine that has been 40 years in the making at Gamsberg in the Northern Cape. Zinc International, headed by CEO... 

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