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De Beers plans to keep South African diamond exploration spend at R30m a year

     Updated 2 hours 30 minutes ago Diamond company De Beers plans to maintain its diamond exploration spend in South Africa at R30-million to R35-million a year. De Beers Consolidation Mines (DBCM) CEO Phillip Barton, who spoke to Mining Weekly Online in a video interview (see attached) on the sidelines of the Diamond Route... 

On-The-Air (17/10/2014)

Former Eskom finance director Mick Davis has gathered in R50-billion for investment in South Africa’s hard-hit mining sector 

Paul Dunne

Main Activity of the Company: Mining platinum group metals Date and Place of Birth: August 6, 1963, Warrington, England Education: BSc Hons, MBA First Job: Junior engineer Size of First Pay Packet: R2 000 a month Value Of Assets Under Your Control: R18-billion market capitalisation 

First new UK metal mine in 40 years

With 3 000 years of mining history in Cornwall and Devon, the community thrives on the industry. Consequently, although Drakelands tungsten mine is the first new metal mine in 40 years in Britain, it is already well integrated in the district, Mining Weekly can today report. Wolf Minerals... 

REVIVING TRADITION

South West Britain’s 3 000-year mining history is being revived with the development in the area of what is set to be the world’s third-biggest tungsten mine. Drakelands, being developed by the ASX- and AIM-listed Wolf Minerals, will be Britain’s first new metal mine in 40 years. Photographed in... 

Constructive winds blowing in South African mining – Goldman Sachs

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – There are signs of very constructive winds blowing in the South African mining sector despite many being overwhelmed by the negative headlines, says Goldman Sachs International MD Colin Coleman. Coleman, who took part in a panel discussion on the first day of the... 

Minerals amendment Bill may be sent back to Parliament – Minister

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – There is a chance that the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill may be referred back to Parliament, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Wednesday. At a media conference at the Joburg Indaba, Ramatlhodi said in... 

SA mining needs to take modernisation steps – Valli Moosa

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The South African mining industry needed to undergo a fundamental phase in modernisation in every way, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) independent chairperson Valli Moosa said on Wednesday. The former South African Cabinet Minister and apartheid struggle... 

Amplats targets R3.8bn cost reduction, productivity boost

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Strike-hit platinum company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is targeting cost reductions and productivity improvements of R3.8-billion by 2016 as it transitions to a lower cost, higher quality portfolio. Amplats told mining analysts who visited the company’s... 

Billions for mining towns, mine signs biodiversity deal, mine produces entrepreneur

Billions of rands for mining towns, environmental accord reached at colliery, mine underpins funding of successful entrepreneur and technology provider sharpens up on cyanide recovery. 

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