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New Zambia leader likely to be copper-friendly

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th June 2001 Zambia’s privatisation programme is proceeding satisfactorily, and President Frederick Chiluba’s successor – to take over the reins later this year – is expected to continue with investor-friendly policies. 

New COO something of a coup

14th June 2001 The acquisition of experienced mining executive Mike Eksteen,53, is something of a coup for SouthernEra, the Canadian-listed group headed by South African Dr Chris Jennings. 

Final okay for Pandora platinum project awaited

By: System Author     1st June 2001 The world's largest platinum producer and the world's third-largest producer are finalising various issues relating to the R1,42-billion Pandora joint venture near Brits. 

World's largest ferronickel plant

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     1st June 2001 A $310-million expansion, completed in December, has transformed resources company Billiton's Cerro Matoso operation, in Colombia, into the world's single largest high-quality ferronickel producer. 

Copper resource, Peru

By: System Author     8th December 2000 Billiton subsidiary Billiton Investment is to buy the La Granja copper property in Northern Peru from Cambior of Canada. 

Zirconium chemicals process to contribute to value-addition

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Initial trials for a new process to produce zirconium chemicals are being conducted by the Institute of Applied Materials at the University of Pretoria. 

Platinum industry slogan: It’s the market, stupid!

By: System Author     1st December 2000 The industry has shown itself to be a competent marketer, putting to shame a number of other mineral businesses which have focused almost exclusively on production, leaving the market to the elements. 

Fairy-tale-like discovery in the middle of Malian nowhere

By: System Author     1st December 2000 A local farmer who owned a shovel was hired to dig an exploratory hole – the first step to unearthing five million ounces of gold in the middle of Malian nowhere 

SA jewellery sector must consolidate

By: System Author     1st December 2000 The fragmentation of the South African jewellery industry remains the single biggest hurdle in the development of the country’s platinum jewellery sector. 

Largest platinum producer continues its domination

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top platinum projects 

R45m materials-handling contract awarded

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Platinum 

Copper project advances

By: System Author     1st December 2000 Top Zambian copper projects 

Furnace No 3 possible at Namakwa

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

R13bn to flow to SA from Konkola, says Menell

By: System Author     24th November 2000 More than half of the capital outlay made in various large-scale projects in Southern Africa returns to South Africa through the purchase of services and supplies. 

$6bn capex acceleration by world’s largest miner

By: System Author     24th November 2000 CEO of world’s-largest mining company accelerates with $6bn capital-expenditure programme 

Bobby Godsell decrying the gold ‘asset huggers’

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Forest-products business now ranks among Europe’s top ten

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Brownfields exploration the best kind of exploration, says Danchin

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Ferrous miners ‘expanding into recession’

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Australia poised to match SA coal exports in five years, says Redman

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

No natural forests felled in Southern Africa – Thompson

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Mercurial advance of the new base-metals division

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Projects timed for zinc’s upturn

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

R18,8bn industrial assets sold

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Technical strategy

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Black-empowered company to produce 9% of SA’s coal

By: System Author     24th November 2000 The deal whereby 80% of the assets of coal-mining company Newcoal, formed by Anglo Coal and Billiton Coal, were sold to black-empowerment company Eyesizwe Coal, is a genuine attempt at black empowerment in the South African mining industry. 

Deeper pockets red-taped

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Editorial 

Konkola Deeps study by January

By: System Author     10th November 2000 The May 1998 feasibility study for Konkola Deep Mining Project is currently being revalidated by the Konkola Copper Mines project team, and an updated study should be complete by the end of January. 

Prospecting success with airborne technology

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 The world’s largest mining company, Anglo American, is having significant exploration success with its proprietary electromagnetic prospecting system, Spectrem. 

Malawi’s bauxite raises interest

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Blantyre – Resources group Billiton – which has the majority shareholding in the Mozambique Aluminium smelte – is believed to be co-operating with Malawi’s largest publicly-listed conglomerate, Press Corporation, to explore a multimillion-dollar deal to start mining and... 

15 surface fans for mines in Southern Africa

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Ventilation 

We’re out of here

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Editorial 

The 75% platinum expansion

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Anglo Platinum has announced an expansion of its platinum production from the 1999 calendar year base of some 2-million ounces to 3,5-million ounces by the end of calendar year 2006. 

World congress on platinum future in SA next month

By: System Author     27th October 2000 The second biennial World Platinum Congress will be held on November 15 and 16 in Johannesburg. 

Desktop-to-rockface procurement hope

By: System Author     20th October 2000 The electronic-commerce revolution will be sweeping through the corridors of gold-mining giant Anglogold in the future and, at its height, could result in desktop procurement becoming a reality all the way down to the rockface. 

Painted into a corner

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Editorial 

Anglo American’s new CEO, Tony Trahar, has an . . . Eight-pronged global plan for the natural-resources colossus

By: System Author     13th October 2000 He’s not a ‘lumberjack’ but he’s still ‘okay’, and he claims not only to be working ‘all night and all day’, but on a 24-7-365 basis (for the uninitiated, that’s basically all the time). He’s the new man at the helm of South... 

Contracts being awarded for R1,5bn Waterval platinum smelter

By: System Author     13th October 2000 In preparation for its imminent production ramp-up, the world’s largest primary producer of platinum, AngloPlatinum, will spend R1,446-billion to replace the converting section of its 30-year-old Waterval smelter, in the North West Province. Construction is set to take place on a greenfield... 

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