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RESIGNATION

Wescoal CFO resigns

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JSE-listed Wescoal has announced the resignation of CFO Piet Janse van Rensburg, with effect from June 30. The company said in a statement on Thursday that it would start a process to identify a suitable successor and would notify the market once...
17th April 2014
 
 
MINING INVESTMENT

Worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud – Mineral Corporation Video Available

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Worrying technical corner-cutting was sneaking into the mining industry and needed to be nipped in the bud, The Mineral Corporation MD Frank Gregory said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online in the attached video interview, the...
17th April 2014
 
 
COAL

More speed bumps in way of Indian coal block auction plans

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India’s maiden auction of captive coal blocks hit yet another snag with prospective bidders raising a red flag over alleged discrepancies in the reserves of the three blocks on offer. In a pre-bid meeting of prospective captive coal users...
17th April 2014
 
 
COAL

Tulear court grants Lemur tenure over Imaloto permit 4578

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Coal exploration company Lemur Resources, in which the controlling interest had been acquired by Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals late last year, on Wednesday announced that Madagascar’s Tulear court had ruled that it would continue to hold tenure...
16th April 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers Video Available

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Teba CEO Graham Herbert (right) and Martin Creamer JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A campaign is under way in the mining industry to find more than 200 000 former mineworkers who are owed at least R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Disabled or...
16th April 2014
 
 
COAL

Maules Creek offset package approved - Whitehaven

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Coal developer Whitehaven Coal was breathing a bit easier on Wednesday after the commonwealth Environment Department advised the miner that it would not pursue any allegations around the offsets package for the Maules Creek mine. In November last...
16th April 2014
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Fatalities reported at Yancoal mine

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ASX-listed Yancoal Australia has halted production at its Austar coal mine, in New South Wales, following the death of two employees. The miner reported on Wednesday that a team of employees had been working at the underground operation when a...
16th April 2014
 
 
COAL

Walter Energy to idle Canadian operations

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Coal miner Walter Energy on Tuesday said that it planned to idle its Canadian coal mines in the face of weak metallurgical coal prices, placing more than 695 jobs on the line. The Birmingham, Alabama-based ‘pure-play’ metallurgical coal...
15th April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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