Mining Weekly | Environmental http://www.miningweekly.com/page/environmental Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:27:32 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Regulatory uncertainty results in inability to comply http://www.miningweekly.com/article/regulatory-uncertainty-results-in-inability-to-comply-2017-11-17 Nadine James Environmental Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469804 1510643480 1510869600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689587_resized_leentiesmitcenviro1022.jpg LEENTIE SMIT Financial guarantee solutions allow mining clients to fund the mining rehabilitation liability over a period that takes into consideration life-of-mine 511 287 Consultancy looks to reduce cost of complying with new regulations http://www.miningweekly.com/article/consultancy-looks-to-reduce-cost-of-complying-with-new-regulations-2017-11-02 Nadine James Environmental Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469857 1510643480 1510869600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689659_resized_carltonvilleminetaken2014m1331641bloomberg1022jpg.jpeg RECLAIMED BY NATURE The new, stricter regulations are likely owing to the Department of Mineral Resources being responsible for the rehabilitation close to 6 000 abandoned mines 511 287 Financial provisioning regulations a game changer – law firm http://www.miningweekly.com/article/financial-provisioning-regulations-a-game-changer-law-firm-2017-11-17 Nadine James Environmental Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469673 1510643480 1510869600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689590_resized_garynrapsonhires1022.jpg GARYN RAPSON The new laws have changed the rules surrounding mine closure in fundamental ways 511 287 'A good number of investors' considering countries offering better return-on-investment ... http://www.miningweekly.com/article/sa-mining-policy-resulting-in-investment-uncertainty-driving-away-capital-2017-11-17 Dylan Slater MINING INVESTMENT Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470572 1510646394 1510869600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000690934_resized_paulmiller610220515duane.jpg PAUL MILLER A significant volume of additional capital needs to be earmarked for every new mining project to account for risk associated with policy uncertainty 511 287 Better regulations needed to prevent tailings dam failures – UNEP http://www.miningweekly.com/article/better-regulations-need-to-prevent-tailings-dam-failures-unep-2017-11-15 Megan van Wyngaardt ENVIRONMENTAL Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:26:00 +0200 471169 1510750113 1510737960 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692326_resized_ashelltailingspondattheirtarsandsoperationsnearfortmcmurrayalbertashellisoneofthelargestproducersofcrudeoilinnorthernalberta.jpg 511 287 Emerald's Okvau granted enviro approval http://www.miningweekly.com/article/okvaue-granted-enviro-approval-2017-11-13 Esmarie Swanepoel MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:21:00 +0200 470763 1510565063 1510557660 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Room to improve stakeholder collaboration in African mining http://www.miningweekly.com/article/room-to-improve-stakeholder-collaboration-in-african-mining-2017-11-10 Robyn Wilkinson Environmental Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468616 1510037546 1510264800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000687846_resized_mineworkersbloombergmininginafrica1020171022.jpg MORE THAN MINING Mining companies must take the time to interact with the people affected by their operations 511 287 Miners urged to take heed of Natural Capital Protocol framework http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miners-should-take-heed-of-natural-capital-protocol-framework-advises-srk-2017-11-10 Ilan Solomons MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469197 1510037546 1510264800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688048_resized_pauljorgensenenvironmentalscientistatsrkconsulting1022.jpg PAUL JORGENSEN Sustainability practices in mining are increasingly being incorporated into these value chain approaches to risk management 511 287 AEL Mining Services launches rock-breaking technology chair at University of Pretoria http://www.miningweekly.com/article/ael-mining-services-up-launch-partnership-to-pioneer-mining-expertise-2017-11-10 Mia Breytenbach MINING EXPLOSIVES Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469878 1510303317 1510264800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689649_resized_miningaelminingblast1020171022.jpg CHAIRED PROJECT The first project from AEL Mining Services Chair in Innovative Rock Breaking Technology will be to determine safe blast-clearance radii for blasting 511 287 Boonanarring granted final approval http://www.miningweekly.com/article/boonanarring-granted-final-approval-2017-11-08 Esmarie Swanepoel MINERAL SANDS Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:11:00 +0200 470240 1510145756 1510125060 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Bristow, Friedland may go head-to-head in on-stage copper-gold debate http://www.miningweekly.com/article/bristow-friedland-head-to-head-in-on-stage-copper-gold-indaba-debate-2017-11-07 Martin Creamer MINING INDABA Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:21:00 +0200 470204 1510071642 1510064460 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000690342_resized_alexgrosemartin.jpeg Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose (right) and Martin Creamer 511 287 Uranium-endowed South Africa stands to benefit from ambitions to improve electricity access in ... http://www.miningweekly.com/article/uranium-endowed-south-africa-stands-to-benefit-from-push-to-improve-electricity-access-in-africa-2017-11-03 Dylan Slater ENERGY MINERALS Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468823 1509436784 1509660000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688570_resized_atomic.jpg 511 287 Elandsfontein mine to assist in alleviating West Coast water challenges http://www.miningweekly.com/article/elandsfontein-mine-to-assist-in-alleviating-west-coast-water-challenges-long-term-2017-11-03 Ilan Solomons CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468805 1510740071 1509660000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000687106_resized_elandsfonteinphosphatemine1191020171022ilan.jpg SEEKING TO BE MISERLY Kropz has revised down its water-use requirements to 1.6 megalitres a day and it is the company’s intention to further revise this down to 1 meglitres a day 511 287 US withdraws from Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative http://www.miningweekly.com/article/us-withdraws-from-extractive-industries-transparency-initiative-2017-11-02 Reuters ENVIRONMENTAL SETBACK Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:47:00 +0200 469871 1509706102 1509641220 1512165600 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Energy shares boost TSX to record peak despite weak earnings http://www.miningweekly.com/article/energy-shares-boost-tsx-to-record-peak-despite-weak-earnings-2017-10-28 Reuters BAY STREET Sat, 28 Oct 2017 00:06:00 +0200 469265 1509142344 1509141960 1511733600 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Kibo secures Esia certification for Mbeya project http://www.miningweekly.com/article/kibo-secures-esia-certification-for-mbeya-project-2017-10-27 Natasha Odendaal CORPORATE ACTIVITY Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:42:00 +0200 469196 1509090223 1509090120 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Africa must innovate or risk being left behind http://www.miningweekly.com/article/africa-must-innovate-or-risk-being-left-behind-2017-10-27 Nica Schreuder Environmental Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467264 1508762248 1509055200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683738_resized_yolandatorrisicorporatephoto1022.jpg YOLANDA TORRISI Innovation, cost effectiveness and safety are factors that must be prioritised, to boost Africa’s opencast mining industry 511 287 Association educates mineworkers and communities http://www.miningweekly.com/article/association-educates-mineworkers-and-communities-2017-10-27 Nica Schreuder Environmental Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467329 1508762248 1509055200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683844_resized_nicopienaaraspasa20171022.jpg NICO PIENAAR The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa wants to encourage surface mine and quarry management to look beyond their boundaries 511 287 Diamond company invests in mining communities http://www.miningweekly.com/article/diamond-company-invests-in-mining-communities-2017-10-27 Nica Schreuder Environmental Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467379 1508762248 1509055200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683929_resized_socialcapitaldebeers1022.jpg SOCIAL CAPITAL Investing in communities and involving them in important discussions is crucial to sustainable mining operations 511 287 Enviro lobby group takes emerging miner to court over phosphate mine’s water-use licence http://www.miningweekly.com/article/kropz-local-community-stand-behind-elandsfontein-project-refute-allegations-2017-10-27 Ilan Solomons MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468390 1508762249 1509055200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686360_resized_elandsfonteinphosphatemine2191020171022ilan.jpg IN THE CROSS HAIRS Kropz is opposing WCEPA’s application, stating that according to legal advice, the bid to have Elandsfontein’s water-use license revoked has ‘no grounds’ 511 287 First indigenous tree species planted on West Rand sand dump http://www.miningweekly.com/article/tree-planting-ceremony-showcases-potential-for-successful-mine-dump-rehabilitation-2017-10-20 Ilan Solomons MINE REHABILITATION Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467126 1508762249 1509055200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683421_resized_fseplatingtreesonrehabilitatedminedumps2221020171022.jpg REINVIGORATING NATURE Sand Dump 20 was alleged to be the ‘largest man made sand dump worldwide’ and had been a significant source of dust fallout and water pollution 511 287 Technology can help overcome productivity challenges http://www.miningweekly.com/article/technology-can-help-overcome-productivity-challenges-2017-10-27 Nica Schreuder Environmental Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467440 1508766188 1509055200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684034_resized_ironoreduane20111022.jpg IRON-ORE CHALLENGES Factors such as poor ore quality, declining ore grades and impurities have resulted in productivity challenges for the opencast mining industry 511 287 Draft regulations on rehab funds at odds with other pieces of legislation http://www.miningweekly.com/article/contradictions-continue-to-plague-rehabilitation-fund-use-2017-10-27 Dylan Slater MINERALS LEGISLATION Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468409 1508918457 1509055200 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Despite regulatory creep, Mali remains ‘model’ mining country – Randgold http://www.miningweekly.com/article/despite-regulatory-creep-mali-remains-model-mining-country-randgold-2017-10-26 Henry Lazenby GOLD Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:17:00 +0200 469145 1509027853 1509027420 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Company explores tailings project, defines overall resource http://www.miningweekly.com/article/company-explores-tailings-project-defines-overall-resource-2017-10-20 Nadine James Environmental Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467154 1508223542 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 General uptick in West Africa mining as commodity prices improve http://www.miningweekly.com/article/west-africa-mining-industry-anticipated-to-benefit-from-commodity-price-improvements-2017-10-20 Ilan Solomons MINING IN WEST AFRICA Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467288 1508223542 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683761_resized_johnkwofiecountrymanagersrkconsulting06102017g1022.jpg JOHN KWOFIE SRK has been engaged in aspects of iron-ore projects in Cameroon, bauxite in Guinea and diamonds in Sierra Leone and Guinea in recent years 511 287 South Africa spending less than its peers on mining research and development http://www.miningweekly.com/article/sa-still-not-spending-enough-on-rd-requires-collaboration-2017-10-20 Mia Breytenbach RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467706 1508223544 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Gamsberg zinc project a thumbs up for South Africa amid investment slowdown http://www.miningweekly.com/article/s-africa-zinc-project-shows-commitment-buoyancy-amid-sluggish-investment-climate-2017-10-20 Mia Breytenbach BASE METALS Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467692 1508245473 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685462_resized_vote.jpg 511 287 Miner defends Western Cape phosphate project, highlights its importance http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miner-defends-western-cape-phosphate-project-highlights-its-importance-2017-10-19 Ilan Solomons ENVIRONMENT Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:51:00 +0200 468387 1508482491 1508424660 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686226_resized_kropzelandsfontein21022ilan.jpg 511 287 Remove exploration red tape or mining will die, geologist warns http://www.miningweekly.com/article/remove-exploration-red-tape-or-mining-will-die-geologist-warns-2017-10-19 Martin Creamer EXPLORATION Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:20:00 +0200 468380 1508489257 1508422800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686216_resized_martincreameralansaad41017christo1022.jpg Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad (right) and Martin Creamer 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71569_2017-10-19_alan_saab_-_hd_web.mp4128590629Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad outlines current exploration constraints to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Christo Greyling. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad outlines current exploration constraints to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Christo Greyling. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd. ‘Digital effectiveness’ tops EY’s 2017/18 risk radar http://www.miningweekly.com/article/digital-effectiveness-tops-eys-201718-risk-radar-2017-10-18 Henry Lazenby MINING RISK Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:04:00 +0200 468098 1508313871 1508277840 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685573_resized_eyminingriskradar20171022oct2017.jpg 511 287 Miners beware growing cyber risk http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miners-beware-growing-cyber-risk-2017-10-17 Henry Lazenby CYBERSECURITY Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:44:00 +0200 468097 1508313630 1508258640 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685570_resized_cybercrimereutersnew.jpeg 511 287 Soil sampling, mapping suggest new gold targets http://www.miningweekly.com/article/soil-sampling-mapping-suggest-new-gold-targets-2017-10-13 Victor Moolman Environmental Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466344 1507616827 1507845600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Hybrid solar systems punted as the way forward for sub-Saharan Africa mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/hybrid-solar-systems-posited-as-way-forward-for-sub-saharan-mines-2017-10-13 Dylan Slater Renewable Energy Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466929 1508396045 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683006_resized_degrussacoppergoldminefotor.jpg DEGRUSSA PLANT The off-grid hybrid power plant at the DeGrussa copper/gold mine, in western Australia features a solar PV plant, lithium-ion battery facility and a diesel power station 511 287 South Africa should consider agromining – US professor http://www.miningweekly.com/article/south-africa-should-consider-agromining-us-professor-2017-10-11 Martin Creamer AGROMINING Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:33:00 +0200 467466 1507759012 1507728780 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684040_resized_martincreamerstephenehaggerty210221017duane.jpg Stephen Haggerty (right) with Martin Creamer 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71440_2017-10-09_stephenhaggerty-agromining_-_hd_web.mp424685771Florida International University distinguished research professor Stephen E Haggerty talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on the potential to farm for metals. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Lionel de Silva. Florida International University distinguished research professor Stephen E Haggerty talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on the potential to farm for metals. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Lionel de Silva. Mining company has eyes on West Coast National Park, say activists http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mining-company-has-eyes-on-west-coast-national-park-say-activists-2017-10-09 News24Wire ENVIRONMENT Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:15:00 +0200 467049 1507537836 1507533300 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 Northam backs Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association’s awareness campaign http://www.miningweekly.com/article/northam-backs-fuel-cell-and-hydrogen-energy-associations-awareness-campaign-2017-10-09 Natasha Odendaal PLATINUM Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:59:00 +0200 467044 1507535732 1507532340 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683291_resized_pauldunne110220816duane.jpg Northam CEO Paul Dunne 511 287 Canadian miners commit to new actions in combat against climate change http://www.miningweekly.com/article/canadian-miners-commit-to-new-actions-in-combat-against-climate-change-2017-10-03 Henry Lazenby CLIMATE ACTION Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:31:00 +0200 466519 1507020822 1506990660 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0