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Industry leaders reflect on evolution of SA's mining industry over last two decades

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The mining industry has, from a historical perspective, played an inherently complex and contradictory role within South Africa’s sociopolitical economy. While the industry has, for more than a century, been the main driver of phenomenal...
25th April 2014
 
 
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Cost management services secured for town resettlement project

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Cost engineering and construction economist consultancy Mandla Mlangeni Quantity Surveyors (MMQS) is providing cost management services for JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore’s Dingleton town-resettlement project, in the Northern Cape. The residents of...
25th April 2014
 
 
RING OF FIRE

Ontario govt, First Nations celebrate framework for RoF negotiations

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The Ontario provincial government and local First Nations on Thursday celebrated the recent signing of a landmark regional framework agreement to develop the Ring of Fire (RoF), a mineral-rich area in the northern muskeg-wastelands of Ontario. The...
24th April 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Cliffs Natural posts Q1 loss on lower iron-ore, coal prices

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Cliffs Natural Resources, which is facing off against an activist investor that wants to break up the company, posted a first-quarter loss on Thursday on the back of lower market prices for iron ore and metallurgical coal. The Cleveland,...
24th April 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Kumba lifts Q1 iron-ore output 10%

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Kumba Iron Ore has boosted production for the first three months of the year by 10% to 11.3-million tonnes, as the Anglo American subsidiary reported continued strong performances from its Sishen and Kolomela mines, in the Northern Cape....
24th April 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Record shipments for Atlas despite Pilbara weather disruptions

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Iron-ore miner Atlas Iron on Thursday reported record shipments during the three months to March, despite weather disruptions in the Pilbara. MD Ken Brinsden said on a conference call that the company, which owns projects in Western Australia,...
24th April 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

Sphere to build $900m iron-ore mine in Mauritania

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The board of junior Sphere Minerals on Thursday approved the $900-million development of the Askaf North iron-ore project, in Mauritania. The board approval followed a confirmation of key fiscal terms by the Mauritanian government, and the...
24th April 2014
 
 
PORT PROJECT

Native Title Agreement provides certainty to 350 Mt/y Anketell port project

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The Western Australian government this week reached a Native Title Agreement over the proposed site for the Anketell multi-user port facility. The state government was planning a multi-user deep-water port with an ultimate capacity of at least...
24th April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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