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Sidi Bernoussi wastewater pretreatment plant commissioning in Casablanca

The commissioning of the Sidi Bernoussi wastewater pretreatment plant designed and built by the group SUEZ environnement (Mandatary) and Sogea Maroc, was held on 31 March 2015. Since 20 April 2015 the facility receives 100% of the effluent intended for it. 

IT outsourcing helps ensure Oil & Gas firms stay profitable despite lower market prices

In the heady times of recent years, when crude oil prices raced away to well over $100 per barrel, the world’s oil producers enjoyed a very profitable time. Now, the Oil and Gas industry is being forced to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of oil at a $50-70 price point. The dramatic slide in market... 

The life cycle of Business – Planning for success

Businesses, governments, leaders and followers come and go. They all have a natural life-cycle over which they have little control unless they know where they are in the cycle and plan the next steps. This does not mean that life will end, rather that it can evolve according to your plans, having... 

Australia’s Gold Output Down With Lower Grade And Throughput But Local Gold Prices Up

Australia’s gold production for the March quarter 2015 was 69 tonnes, Melbourne-based mining consultants Surbiton Associates Pty Ltd said in its latest survey of the Australian gold mining industry. The output for the March quarter is around five tonnes or seven percent less than for the previous... 

Creamer Media publishes Gold 2015: A review of South Africa's gold sector electronic research report

In this context Creamer Media’s Gold 2015 report reviews the global gold market and gold companies that have operations in Africa. It particularly focuses on the South African gold sector, including labour issues and electricity shortages, as well as prospects for the sector. 

Creamer Media publishes Gold 2015: A review of South Africa's gold sector electronic research report

Terex® Minerals Processing Systems Expand North America And Latin America Sales And Support Organization.

Terex® Minerals Processing Systems are pleased to announce the expansion of their organizational support in North America and Latin America due to strong market growth and rapid product development. David Quail joins as the Terex MPS Market Area Director, USA and Latin America. This is a newly... 

Terex® Minerals Processing Systems Expand North America And Latin America Sales And Support Organization.

Enabling the environment for Juniors

Attracting international investor interest, or indeed any investor interest, is one of the key questions delegates will be seeking answers to at the 2015 Junior Indaba taking place from 3-4 June in Johannesburg. The junior mining sector is plagued by insurmountable challenges.  Exploration is... 

Online auction platform continues to grow, attracting wider diversity of stock

Last month two arrested long line fishing vessels were sold to a Taiwanese buyer for US$60,000 each. Despite the poor overall condition of the vessels, the fishing licenses which were included in the sale ensured the prices achieved were substantially more than local scrap value. In the same... 

Online auction platform continues to grow, attracting wider diversity of stock

Chamber of Mines and Government are not acting in best interest of South Africa.

The Chamber of Mines at its recent AGM were adamant that the “mining industry has done more for transformation than any other component of the private sector since the advent of democracy”. This bold assertion was in response to claims by the Department of Mineral Resources, which suggests that... 

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The power crises in South African, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique are tipping the balance towards renewables in many African markets. The energy problems confronting grid-tied mines in Africa are profound and growing. “We don’t think cost will be a problem by the time we implement... 

Diversification underpins continued growth at Afrimat

• Revenue up 5.1% to R2.0 billion • HEPS up 24.4% to 135.6 cents • Net debt: equity ratio 10.2% • NAV per share of 656 cents • Final dividend 37 cents per share • Return on net operating assets 29.0% JSE-listed open pit mining company, Afrimat, increased revenue by 5,1% and operating profit by... 

Social-Enviro Issues Need Better Managing To Put Billion Dollar Mining Projects Back On Agenda

Chile, the world’s biggest copper producing country, has warned that the global resources sector needs to pay far more attention to its environmental and social licence obligations if new projects worth billions of dollars are to get up. Addressing the second day in Sydney today of the Paydirt... 

Mining expert joins Mazars

Professional services firm, Mazars, is pleased to announce the appointment of Senior Manager, Hermie Mostert. Hermie is a public sector and mining industry expert with extensive knowledge of coal, platinum, manganese and chrome mining. He holds a B. Accountancy, B. Accountancy Honours, and... 

Mining expert joins Mazars

Gabon mining sector project awarded to GAF

GAF AG, Germany and its partner Sofreco, France, are pleased to announce the awarding of the “Renforcement des Capacités de l’ Administration des Mines" contract and the initiation of activities in Gabon. The client and beneficiary is the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Tourism in Gabon. The... 

Gabon mining sector project awarded to GAF

Government Contracts & Procurement Law

The Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, UCT, is pleased to offer a three-day course on government contracts and procurement law. On 3, 4 and 5 June 2015. ABOUT THE COURSE Government procurement, also called public tendering or public procurement, is the procurement of goods... 

Cavex® 700cvx Hydrocyclone Maximises Throughput Within Existing Cyclone Cluster Footprints

The new Cavex® 700CVX hydrocyclone from Weir Minerals can achieve up to 50% higher throughput capacity in comparison with competitor cyclones in the 26 inch diameter range, due to its larger inlet and vortex finder configuration. According to Sheldon Gabriel, product manager cyclones of Weir... 

Cavex® 700cvx Hydrocyclone Maximises Throughput Within Existing Cyclone Cluster Footprints

The new Climate Control Shelter is MineARC’s answer to the prominent issue of heat stress within the mining industry.

Heat stroke has long been cause for concern in underground mining, experienced as a result of the relatively narrow range of climatic conditions within which the unprotected human body can operate efficiently. It occurs when heat is absorbed into the body faster than it can be lost. To date,... 

Manufacturing Indaba to tackle poor performance in SA’s manufacturing sectors

The manufacturing industry in South Africa continues to face tremendous challenges. Statistics SA’s recent quarterly manufacturing review revealed the seasonally adjusted volume of manufacturing output is at the same level it was in 2006 and flat-lining. Manufacturing sales between the last... 

Nalco Launches Next Generation of 3D TRASAR Technology for Cooling Water

Industry's leading water management solution enhanced with more advanced interface and processing capabilities Nalco, an Ecolab company, introduces the next generation of its industry-leading 3D TRASAR™ Technology for Cooling Water, featuring an upgraded interface and more advanced processing... 

Rights and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

People are the most important asset of any organisation, and all employees are entitled to the highest consideration for their safety while in the workplace. The Occupational Health and Safety Act is a proactive attempt by government to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment for... 

Rights and responsibilities of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Atlas Copco turns theory into practice for Grade 12 business study learners

Atlas Copco Mining & Rock Excavation Technique invited 130 Grade 12 learners from Hoërskool Garsfontein to attend a presentation to illustrate how key legislation which correlates with their matric Business Studies, is strategically and practically applied in large businesses. Hoërskool... 

Atlas Copco turns theory into practice for Grade 12 business study learners

Creamer Media publishes Platinum 2015: A review of South Africa's platinum sector

Creamer Media’s ‘Platinum 2015’ report reviews South Africa’s platinum-sector business environment, with particular focus on the main participants in the platinum industry, as well as other platinum producers, and exploration and development companies. The report also provides a global overview... 

Creamer Media publishes Platinum 2015: A review of South Africa's platinum sector

Mining Right granted for the Makhado Project Significant Milestone Achieved

Coal of Africa Limited  is pleased to announce the granting by the South African Department of Mineral Resources of a New Order Mining Right in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (Act 28 of 2002) for its flagship Makhado hard coking and thermal coal project in Limpopo... 

Mbe Coal And Mineral Technology Gmbh Announces Appointment Of New Global Ceo

MBE Minerals SA parent company MBE Coal and Mineral Technology GmbH has appointed Hans George Schnabel as Global CEO of the CMT Group. His appointment is expected to renew the focus on the growth and expansion of the CMT Group globally Schnabel, a graduate engineer from the Technical University... 

Mbe Coal And Mineral Technology Gmbh Announces Appointment Of New Global Ceo

ITRI Supports ‘Tin Valley’ Blueprint Launch

ITRI, the international tin industry association, has collaborated with Camborne School of Mines, UK, and local agencies to help produce and launch a comprehensive ‘Perak Mining Blueprint’ for the State of Perak, Malaysia. The blueprint has identified key value added minerals in Perak which... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup for May 2015 research report

This month’s report includes details of iron-ore company Tawana’s agreement to formalise the legal and commercial conditions of the Mofe Creek project, in Liberia; Canadian miner Nevsun Resources’ Bisha operation, in Eritrea, which is on track to start commissioning at its new zinc plant by... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup for May 2015 research report

Weir Minerals Africa Increases Its Value Proposition To Help Its Mining Customers Meet Their Business Challenges

Weir Minerals Africa aims to be one of the top three suppliers in terms of market share in each of its product offerings, Gavin Dyer, regional managing director for Weir Minerals Africa and the Middle East, says. “Both organic and inorganic growth forms a vital part of our strategy. We... 

Weir Minerals Africa Increases Its Value Proposition To Help Its Mining Customers Meet Their Business Challenges

Datta Burton & Associates continues company growth with appointment of Graham Schwikkard

Datta Burton & Associates, a niche management consulting firm operating out of Australia and South Africa, has been steadily growing in size since its establishment in mid-2014. Despite industry challenges hampering the growth of many established management-consulting firms, Datta Burton &... 

Labour law course

LABOUR LAW COURSE The Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, in partnership with the Institute of Labour Law and Development, UCT, is pleased to present a five–day course in Labour Law on 18 to 22 May 2015. ABOUT THE COURSE Tension in the labour market, more than at any time... 

Creamer Media publishes Canadian Mining Roundup for May 2015 research report

This month’s roundup includes details of dual-listed gold miner Chalice Gold Mines’ joint venture agreement with gold explorer Northern Superior Resources to earn a 65% shareholding in the Croteau Est gold project, in Quebec; the restart of operations at diversified miner Teck Resources’... 

Creamer Media publishes Canadian Mining Roundup for May 2015 research report

Introducing Minesight 3d Version 10

Hexagon Mining today releases a significant upgrade to MineSight 3D, the flagship product within its mine planning product suite. MineSight 3D visualizes output from MineSight products, helping geologists and engineers to create and manipulate 2D and 3D data for editing, querying, and... 

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