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Renewables not cost competitive until mid-century – Glencore

By: Reuters     Updated 1 hour 21 minutes ago Renewable energy will not be cost competitive with fossil fuels until 2050, Glencore said on Tuesday, much later than energy organisations forecast and supporting the mining and trading giant's case for continued investment in coal. Glencore has said coal is still an investment opportunity,... 

Illegal mining out of control – Mine Rescue Services

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 2 hours 32 minutes ago A surge in the number of mine rescues and recoveries at abandoned and disused operations is an indication that the illegal mining scourge is starting to spiral out of control, and the recorded incidents are just the tip of the iceberg. The Chamber of Mines and Mine Rescue Services (MRS) on... 

Illegal mining out of control – Mine Rescue Services
Photo by Duane Daws
Mine Rescue Services CEO Christo de Klerk

Harmony reports fatality at Phakisa

By: Anine Kilian     23rd September 2016 An employee was killed in a rail-bound equipment accident at JSE-listed Harmony Gold’s Phakisa mine, in the Free State. Investigations into the accident are under way. 

Cash costs plunge below $700/oz at AngloGold’s Mponeng mine

By: David Oliveira     23rd September 2016 South African gold mining major Anglo-Gold Ashanti reported in its six- months through June 30 earnings report, released in mid-August, that its South African flagship operation, Mponeng gold mine, near Carletonville, was one of the lowest-cost producers in South Africa during the first half of... 

Cash costs plunge below $700/oz at AngloGold’s Mponeng mine

Control systems gain popularity in South Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     23rd September 2016 Interest in automation, control and safety systems manufacturer Yokogawa’s DTSX fibre-optic distributed temperature sensor range is growing in the South African mining sector, as the industry takes steps to prepare for an inevitable upswing in the commodities market, says Yokogawa South Africa... 

Control systems  gain popularity in  South Africa
THEKO LETSIE The mining market is always cyclical and Yokogawa is investing in the development of solutions that will be required when the market improves

Facilitating stakeholder engagement to drive industry growth

By: Aarifah Nosarka     23rd September 2016 Trying to address all the problems the African mining industry faces in two days is a challenge, says Joburg Indaba chairperson Bernard Swanepoel, but he believes that the annual Joburg Indaba mining conference has this “down to a fine art”. A major challenge, however, is ensuring the... 

Facilitating stakeholder engagement to drive industry growth
BERNARD SWANEPOEL Early engagement is the solution to ensuring participation of the mining industry’s key stakeholders at the event

Investor confidence ‘concerning’, key to industry growth

By: Aarifah Nosarka     23rd September 2016 The South African mining sector needs policies that recognise the type of investment that mining demands and which reduce the risks related to investing in long-term projects to encourage investment in the sector, says Chamber of Mines (CoM) CEO Roger Baxter. He tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Investor confidence ‘concerning’, key to  industry growth
RESILIENT INDUSTRY The mining industry is the foundation on which South Africa’s industrial development was built and continues to contribute significantly to the country’s economy

Women making inroads in mining, but more needs to be done – Teke

By: Ilan Solomons     23rd September 2016 In transforming South African society, the mining sector is continually challenged to deliver on its transformation objectives and particularly that of the empowerment of women in the industry, which is of critical importance in achieving this goal, Chamber of Mines of South Africa president Mike... 

Women making inroads in mining, but more needs to be done – Teke
MIKE TEKE The representation of women in the mining sector had improved significantly from about 11 400 in 2002 to about 53 000 in 2015

Pan African profit soars, dividend increased

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2016 A year of record gold production has resulted in the Pan African Resources group delivering an outstanding set of results. In the 12 months to June 30, the gold mining operations of the London- and Johannesburg-listed company saw particularly outstanding performance from its Evander mines, which... 

Pan African profit soars, dividend increased
Photo by Duane Daws
Pan African CEO Cobus Loots

Much still to be done to improve safety in mines – CoM

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th September 2016 While there have been significant changes in health and safety in the mining industry since the 1986 Kinross mine tragedy, in Secunda, there is still much to be done, Chamber of Mines (CoM) president Roger Baxter said on Friday. One-hundred and seventy-seven mineworkers were killed and 235... 

Much still to be done to improve safety in mines – CoM
Chamber of Mines president Roger Baxter

Parliamentary committee appointed to investigate Black Lung disease

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th September 2016 The Queensland Parliament has appointed a six-person Parliamentary Select Committee to probe the re-emergence of the Black Lung disease in the state. A total of 15 people have been diagnosed with the disease so far, with workers union CFMEU claiming that it is aware of more cases, especially... 

Aus alarm launched in South Africa

By: Nadine James     16th September 2016 Mining safety solutions company Nautitech Mining Solutions has launched an alarm system based on thermal analytics. The associated camera has the ability to positively identify personnel that are within the hazardous areas. The Australian company, which introduced its products to the South... 

Aus alarm launched in  South Africa
DANGER ZONE The alarm system enables the thermal camera system to positively identify a person in or in close proximity to a hazardous area

Chamber president reiterates commitment to zero harm

By: Dylan Slater     16th September 2016 Continual focus by all parties on mine health and safety was highlighted as key by the Chamber of Mines (CoM) during the MineSAFE 2016 conference on September 1.  

Chamber president reiterates commitment to zero harm
Photo by Duane Daws
MIKE TEKE The safe performance of mining companies indicates that the industry’s goal of zero harm is achievable

Majority of women in mining still in noncore positions

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th September 2016 There still has not been enough transformation for women in the mining industry, a sector traditionally regarded as male-dominated, suggests Sam Tambani Research Institute (Satri) research specialist Pulane Mafoea. Speaking at the official launch of Satri in Johannesburg at the end of last month,... 

Majority of women in mining still in noncore positions
SHORT OF EQUITY Several key challenges for women in the industry include foremost a lack of career advancement

‘Major setback’ as year-to-date mining fatalities top 61

By: Ilan Solomons     16th September 2016 South African mining industry stakeholders must collectively adopt the fundamental stance that if mines cannot undertake mining safely, they should not mine at all, until the necessary measures have been put in place to protect the lives of all mineworkers, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)... 

‘Major setback’ as year-to-date mining fatalities top 61
PUTTING SAFETY FIRST The Department of Minerals Resources is ‘gravely concerned’ about the continuing loss of life at South Africa’s mines

Empowerment of women in mining crucial to transforming society broadly – Teke

By: Ilan Solomons     14th September 2016 In transforming South African society, the mining sector is continually challenged to deliver on its transformation objectives and particularly that of the empowerment of women in the industry, which is of critical importance in achieving this goal, Chamber of Mines of South Africa president Mike... 

Empowerment of women in mining crucial to transforming society broadly – Teke
Photo by Duane Daws
Chamber of Mines of South Africa president Mike Teke

Illegal mining remains a 'serious' challenge – Chamber of Mines

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th September 2016 In the wake of illegal miners being trapped at an abandoned mine in Langlaagte, south of Johannesburg, over the weekend, the Chamber of Mines (CoM) on Monday said illegal mining remained a serious challenge for the industry and South Africa amid rising unemployment and poverty. This, in turn,... 

South Deep employee killed in fall of ground

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th September 2016 An employee was killed in a fall-of-ground incident at Gold Fields’ South Deep mine following a -1.5 magnitude seismic event on Saturday. South Deep management has suspended all destress mining activities and notified the Department of Mineral Resources. Owing to ongoing seismic activity in the... 

Deeper gets deadly for workers in ageing South Africa gold mines

By: Bloomberg     9th September 2016 Finding minerals in South Africa after more than a century of digging often means going deeper than ever before. Now, it’s also becoming deadlier. In a country that remains one of the biggest producers of gold, platinum and diamonds, 60 mining deaths this year through August was 20 percent higher... 

SA’s gold, platinum sectors may close shop by 2033 unless new mining methods are adopted – Hermanus

By: Ilan Solomons     9th September 2016 If there is no substantial change in the mining methods used in South Africa, gold and platinum mining could cease in 2033 and 2029, respectively, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Natural Resources and Environment executive director Mavis Ann ‘May’ Hermanus warned last week.... 

SA’s gold, platinum sectors may close shop by 2033 unless new mining methods are adopted – Hermanus
Photo by Duane Daws
MAY HERMANUS She does not believe there is currently a business case for mechanising South Africa’s narrow reef mines

Globally competitive mining legislation critically important – Motsepe 

By: Martin Creamer     8th September 2016 Globally competitive mining legislation is critically important for South Africa, African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe said on Thursday when he gave his full backing to the “once empowered, always empowered” principle currently the subject of negotiation between... 

Globally competitive mining legislation critically important – Motsepe
African Rainbow Minerals executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer 8.9.2016

Vedanta’s Black Mountain scoops mine health, wellness award

By: Martin Creamer     6th September 2016 Vedanta Zinc International company Black Mountain Mining has won the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s prestigious Health and Wellness Award. Presented to the company at MineSAFE 2016, the award recognises the contribution of the company’s cataract surgery project to the... 

Vedanta’s Black Mountain scoops mine health, wellness award
Vedanta Zinc International CEO Deshnee Naidoo and COO Mark Munroe, holding trophy, flanked by manager Jacques Erasmus and VP projects Satish Kumar Krishnamoorthy

Union says Black Lung a crisis as system fails to detect disease

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     6th September 2016 The CFMEU believes the Black Lung disease has reached a crisis level and is escalating, after another coal mine worker was officially diagnosed to have the disease, bringing the total number of infected persons to 15. CFMEU mining and energy division Queensland district president Stephen Smyth... 

Chamber sees people-centred mine modernisation as major boost for economy  

By: Martin Creamer     6th September 2016 While the modernisation of South Africa’s gold and platinum mines will be a major boost to the South African economy, failure to modernise will put a huge number of jobs at risk. Work done to date indicates that modernisation extends mine life materially, while also preserving mining employment,... 

Chamber sees people-centred mine modernisation as major boost for economy
Chamber of Mines senior executive: modernisation and safety Sietse van der Woude talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Video & Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

DMR demands mines improve H&S records, best performing mines recognised 

By: Ilan Solomons     2nd September 2016 South African mining industry stakeholders must collectively adopt the fundamental stance that if mines cannot undertake mining safely, they should not mine at all, until the necessary measures have been put in place to protect the lives of all mineworkers, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)... 

DMR demands mines improve H&S records, best performing mines recognised
Department of Mineral Resources acting mines chief inspector Xolile Mbonambi outlines the departments concerns about the rise in mine fatalities in 2016. Video and Video editing: Darlene Creamer 2.9.2016

Moz mining sector in tough times, but some good news

By: Keith Campbell     2nd September 2016 The mining sector in Mozambique has been the source of bad news in recent days, largely resulting from the low global commodity prices. These prices have caused three mining companies to cease operations in the northern province of Nampula. This has been confirmed by Provincial Mineral Resources... 

NGO calls for ‘deeper reflection’ on factors that make women in mining communities vulnerable to sexual violence

By: Ilan Solomons     2nd September 2016 International humanitarian-aid nongovernmental organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders in English, last month released a new report entitled: ‘Untreated Violence: The Need for Patient-centred Care for Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Platinum Mining Belt’. The... 

NGO calls for ‘deeper reflection’ on factors that make women in mining communities vulnerable to sexual violence
WORRYING SIGNS Around 11 000 women and girls in Rustenburg are raped each year

South African mine deaths rise after years of improving safety

By: Reuters     1st September 2016 Pakiso Matsemela recalls the day he lost the use of his legs, joining the long casualty list of a South African mining industry whose accident rate is again climbing after years of improvement. "I heard a bang and suddenly I was hit in the back by a rock. It felt like a rush of heat," the... 

Chile orders two copper mines suspended after fatal accidents

By: Reuters     31st August 2016 Chile's mining regulator on Tuesday ordered a halt to all operations at two major copper mines, State-owned Codelco's Chuquicamata mine and Freeport-McMoran's El Abra mine, to investigate separate fatal accidents. "We are concerned that today, August 30, we had two accidents with three lost... 

Worker dies at Freeport El Abra copper mine; some operations halted

By: Reuters     30th August 2016 Chile's El Abra copper mine, controlled by Freeport-McMoran, said on Tuesday that a worker died after an accident at its acid unloading terminal, forcing a halt to some operations. "The deceased worker was carrying out his job at the acid unloading terminal, and for reasons under investigation,... 

BHP details dam management actions as it publishes findings into Samarco disaster 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th August 2016 Diversified mining giant BHP Billiton has announced a number of actions to enhance the risk management of its dams, including creating a centralised dam management function and assessing technology options to enhance dam management across its portfolio. BHP Billiton will also apply, with... 

BHP details dam management actions as it publishes findings into Samarco disaster
The November 2015 Samarco dam burst sent tailings down the valley, carrying away villages and towns and swamping river systems.

Australian mining safety solutions introduced locally

By: Robyn Wilkinson     26th August 2016 Having proven its ability over 12 years in the Australian market to greatly reduce the dangers of a hazardous mining environment, mining safety solutions provider Nautitech this year started introducing its range of safety products to South Africa, trialling its products at some major operations. 

Australian mining  safety solutions introduced locally
ALEX LESTER The mining industry is facing the challenge of increasing productivity without compromising on safety

Drones offer significant benefits for mine surveying and analysis

By: Dylan Slater     26th August 2016 The remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) industry is growing at a staggering rate and such systems are increasingly being taken up by mining companies as a tool to manage their assets, operations and land.  

Drones offer significant benefits for mine surveying and analysis
Photo by Dylan Slater
AERIAL OPPORTUNITY Remotely piloted aircraft systems open the doors to numerous opportunities for the mining industry

New retractable dust-suppression system easy to operate, maintain

By: Robyn Wilkinson     26th August 2016 Environmental management solutions provider I-CAT this year introduced a retractable stockpile dust ring (R-SDR) for dust suppression at conveyor discharge points, which can be fully automated and allows for easy maintenance. 

New retractable  dust-suppression system easy to operate, maintain
SIMPLIFYING MAINTENANCE I-CAT’s retractable stockpile dust ring makes the dust-suppression system easy to access for maintenance

Sexual violence prevalent in platinum belt – study

By: David Oliveira     26th August 2016 In a report released at the first South African National Conference on Violence, held in Johannesburg earlier this month, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) outlined the high levels of sexual violence in the platinum belt in Rustenburg, in the North West. With one in four women between the ages of 18... 

Safety dominates Sibanye results presentation as 125% profit surge takes back seat 

By: Martin Creamer     25th August 2016 Top performing precious-metals mining company Sibanye Gold, dismayed by an uncharacteristic spate of mineworker fatalities, began its presentation of high-cash results for the half-year with a safety moment as a mark of its determination to up its safety performance. The 125% surge in profits in... 

Safety dominates Sibanye results presentation as 125% profit surge takes back seat
Sibanye Gold presentation attended by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs, Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

Sibanye Gold declares R785m dividend

By: Martin Creamer     25th August 2016 Johannesburg- and New York-listed precious metals mining company Sibanye Gold on Thursday reported strong financial results for the six months ended June 30, driven mainly by a higher rand gold price and underpinned by solid production from both the gold and platinum divisions. Sibanye's... 

Sibanye Gold declares R785m dividend

Employee dies in accident at Amplats’ Rustenburg East mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd August 2016 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday reported that an explosion-related incident at the company’s Rustenburg East mine fatally injured an employee on August 18. “Our sincerest condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased who we are assisting and supporting during... 

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