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Work started towards defining Agata limestone resource

By: Leandi Kolver     Updated 2 hours 9 minutes ago Joint venture company Agata Mining Ventures (AMVI) has started with an exploration programme aimed at defining a National Instrument (NI) 43-101-compliant resource estimate at its Agata limestone project, in the Philippines. The NI 43-101 report was expected to be released following the... 

Competition Commission recommends approval of Anglo American, Samancor transaction

By: Leandi Kolver     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago The Competition Commission on Thursday recommended the approval of the merger that would see mining major Anglo American gain joint control over chrome-ore mining and smelting group Samancor, without conditions. Anglo American already held a 40% stake in Samancor, with mining company BHP Billiton... 

Lydian gets thumbs up for Amulsar gold project

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 2 hours 31 minutes ago TSX-listed Lydian International on Thursday said its 100%-owned subsidiary Geoteam had secured approval from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia for a mining right for the Amulsar gold project, in Southern Armenia, in the Middle East. The mining right provided the green light... 

Zimbabwe defers raw platinum tax penalty on companies

By: Reuters     Updated 2 hours 47 minutes ago Zimbabwe has deferred a 15% tax penalty on mining firms who export raw platinum to 2017, giving the companies time to build refineries in the southern African nation, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said. Presenting the 2015 budget to lawmakers on Thursday, Chinamasa confirmed the government... 

Sustainability reporting on the rise among JSE-listed companies

By: Leandi Kolver     Updated 2 hours 55 minutes ago This year, 82 companies met the JSE’s Socially Responsible Index (SRI) requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and management practices, compared with only 72 companies in 2013, as companies become more aware of how they communicate sustainability management... 

Sustainability reporting on the rise among JSE-listed companies

Rambler Metals’ Q1 output in line with guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     Updated 3 hours ago Dual-listed Rambler Metals and Mining said on Thursday that its first-quarter production results were in line with its guidance for the 2015 financial year, despite a weaker quarter-on-quarter production performance. During the three-month period to the end of October, the TSX-V- and Aim-listed... 

Union urges Eskom to rethink severance packages, focus on rebuilding staff morale

By: Terence Creamer     Updated 6 hours ago Trade union Solidarity, which has 7 000 members working at Eskom, is urging the State-owned utility to abandon its voluntary-severance offer to employees and focus instead on rebuilding staff morale as part of a broader effort to improve the currently dire outlook for electricity supply. CEO Dirk... 

Union urges Eskom to rethink severance packages, focus on rebuilding staff morale
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Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann

Shanta to undertake additional drilling at New Luika

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 7 hours ago East Africa-focused Shanta Gold will undertake 5 000 m of additional drilling to further optimise the bankable feasibility study and decrease the risk profile of the planned life-of-mine (LoM) extension at its New Luika gold mine, in south-western Tanzania. In October, Shanta said it had... 

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