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Bauba makes first chrome shipment in platinum exploration funding move

27th March 2015 The JSE-listed Bauba Platinum, which is mining and selling chrome ore to fund its platinum exploration, this week shipped the first run-of-mine output from its maiden chrome horizon blast at the Moeijelik operation. Bauba last year entered into a two-year chrome-ore supply agreement with ASA... 

On-The-Air (27/03/2015)

27th March 2015 An exciting new technology uses only a tenth of the electricity to produce platinum; Calls are being renewed for South Africa to adopt the Canadian flow-through tax model; Eskom’s cash flow problem is endangering the renewal of important power purchasing agreements. 

Justin Colling

27th March 2015 Main activity of the company: Opencast mining and related activities Date and place of birth: July 1, 1972, Maritzburg, South Africa Education: Diploma civil engineering (cum laude), Technikon Natal First job: Tally clerk, Moolmans Size of first pay packet: R900 a month Value of assets under your... 


27th March 2015 The Coalsafe 2015 conference, hosted by mining company Glencore, heard Mineral Resources Department chief inspector of mines David Msiza, above, reveal that consideration is being given to the compilation of documentaries to reflect the fatality horrors of mining’s past in order to propel the... 

Global diamond jewellery demand hits record $81bn

27th March 2015 Global demand for diamond jewellery grew 3% to a record $81-billion in 2014, De Beers said on Friday, while pointing out a slower last-quarter pace of growth across the luxury goods category in both the US and China, the biggest and second–biggest diamond-jewellery markets. De Beers diamond... 

Glencore opts for squeaky clean

27th March 2015 Mining and marketing giant Glencore on Thursday took the unprecedented step of announcing the signing of a major human rights commitment with a top human rights body, in a bid to keep its activities beyond reproach and squeaky clean. In its latest step of many recent steps to keep the company... 

Zinc metal deficit expected to intensify – Glencore

27th March 2015 The zinc metal market’s 2014 deficit is expected to intensify this year, Glencore says in its latest annual report. The 200-page document, in which CEO Ivan Glasenberg notes slower than expected post-financial-crisis normalisation, positions the company as one able to react quickly and benefit... 

Coal-rich South32 keen to assist Eskom in solving power issues – Kerr

27th March 2015 The BHP Billiton spin-off company South32, with large South African energy coal resources, would be keen to help State power utility Eskom solve some of its primary energy issues, South32 CEO-elect Graham Kerr said on Tuesday. Kerr was speaking to the media in a London teleconference call in... 

Mines need opportunity to create wealth consistently in exchange for the billions they generate for citizens

27th March 2015 Southern Africa’s economic future lies in the creation by governments of exciting legislative, regulatory and fiscal empowerment that stimulates private sector investment. That is the view of Patrice Motsepe, executive chairperson of South Africa’s black-controlled African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)... 

ARM’s Motsepe urges serious govt intervention on Eskom let-down

27th March 2015 Patrice Motsepe, chairperson of the black-controlled diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals, on Monday urged the government to intervene seriously to establish Eskom as a competitive, cost-effective, reliable provider of electricity. Speaking at ARM’s presentation of interim results,... 

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