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Mwana lifts Q2 gold recovery at Freda Rebecca 23%

By: Natalie Greve     Updated 50 minutes ago Mwana Africa has increased gold production at its Zimbabwe-based Freda Rebecca mine by 23% to 16 555 oz in the quarter ended September 30, owing to improvements in feed grade, recovery and tons milled. Tons milled rose 21.3% to 319 768 t over the three months, while the average     feed grade... 

Wesizwe reports first fatality at Bakubung

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 1 hour 4 minutes ago Work on the shaft sinking operations on the main and ventilation shafts at the Bakubung platinum mine site, in Rustenburg, was suspended after Wesizwe on Monday reported its first fatality. A contractor employed as a jumbo operator was fatally injured on October 17 during the shaft sinking... 

RBPlat’s Styldrift project falls further behind schedule

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 2 hours 58 minutes ago JSE-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s (RBPlat’s) ongoing Styldrift I expansion project has fallen over two months behind schedule. The project, which had a targeted production ramp-up start date of the third quarter of 2015 and had been set to reach steady-state production by July 2018, was... 

RBPlat’s Styldrift project falls further behind schedule
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RBPlat Styldrift

Portfolio committee ‘concerned’ by illegal mining in KZN

By: Natalie Greve     Updated 3 hours ago The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources says it is concerned about the scale of illegal coal mining at a derelict mine in Osizweni, outside Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal. Committee chairperson Sahlulele Luzipo said during a meeting with entities of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) –... 

Guinea-focused developer moves to fill bauxite supply breach

By: Natalie Greve     Updated 3 hours ago Ireland-based Anglo African Minerals is looking to fast-track its 43-million-ton Guinea-based bauxite project into production by 2016, telling Mining Weekly Online that production from the 338 km2 project would go some way towards filling the supply deficit resulting from the implementation of a... 

Norilsk sheds African assets in $337m deal

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 4 hours ago Norilsk Nickel is set to sell its African assets to Botswana-based mining company BCL for $337-million, as the Russian miner’s newly adopted strategy to shed all international assets moves forward. The parties on Monday announced the conclusion of definitive transaction agreements that would see... 

Norilsk sheds African assets in $337m deal

China's CITIC wins trial date against Australian billionaire

By: Reuters     Updated 4 hours ago An Australian court on Monday rejected billionaire politician Clive Palmer's attempt to stop a case brought against him by China's CITIC Ltd, and cleared the way for a trial in November. Palmer wanted the court to throw out CITIC's lawsuit, which alleges he used A$12-million ($10.5-million) that... 

Australia urged to remove gas supply barriers as prices are set to rise

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     Updated 4 hours ago The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) on Monday welcomed recommendations that the Australian government should remove inappropriate barriers to gas production and should minimise the regulatory burdens on the gas producers. Appea was responding to a report from... 

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