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MINING RESEARCH

Ontario sets aside funding for mining research projects

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on Friday announced government funding for several mining research projects aimed at creating jobs, reducing operating costs and enhancing miner safety. Wynne announced in Sudbury that the province would provide...
26th September 2014
 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Thabazimbi mine donates R16m vegetable garden project

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SUSTAINABLE LIVING
Pictured at the project handover ceremony is Quinton Naidoo, Thabazimbi Local Municipality Mayor Cllr. Patricia Mosito, Cornelia Holtzhausen, Limpopo Agriculture MEC Joy Matshoga and Food and Trees for Africa director Shaun Clarke 
As part of its approach to sustainable development, Anglo American company Kumba Iron Ore’s Thabazimbi mine handed over a R16 million bio-energy and organic vegetable project to the community of Regorogile, near Thabazimbi in Limpopo.
26th September 2014
 
 
MINE CONSTRUCTION

True North Gems starts Greenland ruby and sapphire mine construction

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TSX-V-listed True North Gems on Tuesday announced that it had given orders to its joint-venture (JV) partner Leonhard Nilsen & Sonner Greenland (LNSG) to allow equipment to be mobilised and to inaugurate construction at the Aappaluttoq ruby and...
23rd September 2014
 
 
ABORIGINAL RIGHTS

Court rules Canadian aboriginal lawsuit vs Rio Tinto can go ahead

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A Quebec court has ruled that a C$900-million lawsuit by two Canadian aboriginal communities against a subsidiary of Rio Tinto can proceed. The Innu communities of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam and Matimekush-Lac John asked the court last March for an...
23rd September 2014
 
 
PROJECT PERMITTING

Comments count climbs after EPA’s Bristol Bay public hearings

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Following a public comment period that ended on Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) docket containing all comments and submissions regarding its ‘proposed determination’ to restrict the use of certain watersheds in Southwest...
23rd September 2014
 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Mining companies must win hearts and minds or face further opposition

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Opposition to the extractive industries continues to grow in Canada, with increasing influence on decisions that surround project approval, delegates at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business risk mitigation and corporate social...
19th September 2014
 
 
Mining & Development

How Peru seeks to ensure mining helps local communities

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South Africans are displaying increasing interest in the manner in which Peru, another leading mining country, is managing its mining sector and in particular ensuring that the industry contributes to the socioeconomic development of the...
19th September 2014
 
 
GOLD

Gold industry at a crossroads, return to fundamentals essential for capital

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The gold industry needed to make money once more, and return to fundamentals if it was to succeed in competing with the gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for coveted capital, the world’s seventh-largest gold producer by output said on Thursday. In...
18th September 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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