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Namibian mining’s pulling together boosting country’s economy – Nedbank

27th May 2015 Despite the Namibian economy being tied to the South African economy, it has been able to grow ahead of South Africa, which a leading mining investment banker puts down to Namibia’s “sensible” mineral policies, as well as the Namibian mining industry’s close working relationship with its... 

Nedbank clinches African mining financing deals worth $540m

26th May 2015 Nedbank has closed $540-million worth of mining financings on the continent of Africa in the last 18 months. Speaking to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online on Tuesday, Nedbank Capital international mining finance head Nivaash Singh said the bank was very much open for business in Africa and... 

1 000 platinum-powered Hyundais in UK this year – Amplats

25th May 2015 Fuel cell electric vehicles will allow platinum mining to build its future in a truly sustainable way on the back of zero exhaust emissions and the use of the world’s endless supply of hydrogen as a fuel source, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith has told Platinum Week 2015 in... 

On-The-Air (22/05/2015)

22nd May 2015 It’s the end of an era as diamond-giant De Beers prepares to exit diamond-mining in Kimberley, the city where it all began 127 years ago. The Chamber of Mines this week gave a sneak preview of its new plan to put South Africa’s mining industry back on the front foot. The world’s first fly farm is... 

Brian Gilbertson

22nd May 2015 Mining luminary Brian Gilbertson continues to lead the diversified JSE-listed mining company Pallinghurst Resources as executive chairperson, giving it the benefit of his vast experience with some of the world’s biggest mining companies. 


22nd May 2015 Plans are afoot to increase output volumes significantly at State-owned mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation’s Vlakfontein colliery, near Ogies, in Mpumalanga. African Exploration corporate strategy and planning GM Sicelo Sikakane and Vlakfontein mine surveyor Mxolisi... 


22nd May 2015 The global iron-ore giants are coming under pressure that could see them move slightly off their esteemed credit rating pedestals. Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s warned earlier this month that it might lower the A+ credit rating that the august BHP Billiton has cherished for so long. The... 

UN body spells out the potential blows commodity riches can deal to national economies

22nd May 2015 A study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has commodity over-dependence warning lights shining brightly on both the African and South American continents. 

Anglo iron-ore port deepening under way

22nd May 2015 The Brazilian iron-ore port of mining company Anglo American is being deepened to increase the volume of ore that can be loaded on to the Cape-size vessels calling there. Currently, the full 180 000 t volume that Cape-size ships offer cannot be taken up because of the lack of port depth. 

High-quality iron-ore from Anglo’s low-cost Minas-Rio set to leverage price premium

22nd May 2015 The iron-ore that Anglo American is producing at low cost in the hills of Conceicao do Mato Dentro is meeting growing market demand for better quality, low-contaminant ore, visiting international mining journalists heard on Monday. Minas-Rio’s pellet feed iron-ore products, which are transported... 

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