http://www.miningweekly.com
R/€ = 15.28 Change: -15.12
R/$ = 13.62 Change: -13.48
Au 1323.44 $/oz Change: 2.36
Pt 1032.50 $/oz Change: 10.50
 

Latest Videos

Regional integration key to bolster local diamond industry, beneficiation 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th September 2016 The importance of regional integration within the Southern African Development Community as a means to advance the region’s diamonds industry was a recurring topic at the South African Diamond Indaba, held in Midrand earlier this week, with industry stalwarts, such as De Beers Consolidated Mines... 

Regional integration key to bolster local diamond industry, beneficiation
De Beers Consolidated Mines CEO Philip Barton and State Diamond Trader CEO Futhi Mvelase talk about the need for Southern African countries to collaborate to grow the region's diamond sector. Video: Nicholas Boyd; Editing: Lionel da Silva

Fraser Alexander’s structured funding offering to revolutionise mining industry – CEO 

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th September 2016 Mining Services and construction company Fraser Alexander has, as part of repositioning its business value proposition, introduced a structured funding offering to its Integrated Mining Service (IMS) for its clients. CEO Velile Nhlapo believes this value proposition will “revolutionise the mining... 

Fraser Alexander’s structured funding offering to revolutionise mining industry – CEO
Mining Services and construction company Fraser Alexander has, as part of repositioning its business value proposition, introduced a structured funding offering to its Integrated Mining Service for its clients. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 26.9.2016

Barberton tailings plant lifts output ultra cheaply 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd September 2016 In the 12 months to June 30, gold was produced by the Barberton Tailings Retreatment Plant (BTRP) of Pan African Resources at the exceptionally low all-in cost of $332/oz. While Barberton Mines as a whole had a good financial year underground and on surface, it was the on-surface BTRP that shot... 

Barberton tailings plant lifts output ultra cheaply
Blurb: Pan African CEO Cobus Loots talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on Barberton gold. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Pan African investigating R1.7bn gold tailings project 

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2016 Gold mining company Pan African Resources is investigating a large gold tailings retreatment project at its Evander mines in Mpumalanga. Underwritten proposals have been received for the full financing package for the Elikhulu project, which will require an estimated capital expenditure of... 

Pan African investigating R1.7bn gold tailings project
Pan African CEO Cobus Loots outlines growth plans to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. 21.9.2016

Volvo places self-driving truck in operation at underground mine 

By: Irma Venter     14th September 2016 The Volvo Group has put a fully autonomous truck to the test at underground operations at the Kristineberg mine, 100 km from Arvidsjaur, in northern Sweden. The mine was opened in 1940 and is the oldest in operation in the Boliden area. A polymetallic ore containing zinc, copper, lead, gold and... 

Volvo places self-driving truck in operation at underground mine
The Volvo FMX self-driving truck enters operations at the Kristineberg mine

Platinum miner says mechanisation, modernisation is only way forward  

By: Ilan Solomons     13th September 2016 To remain relevant in the South African mining industry, mines will have to substantially change how they operate and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mining head Frik Fourie does not see any future for conventional mining methods in South Africa. “Conventional mining methods are no longer a... 

Platinum miner says mechanisation, modernisation is only way forward
Amplats mining head Frik Fourie discusses some of the technologies the company is developing. Camerawork: Ilan Solomons. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Mines need to rethink traditional business models, says software developer   

By: Ilan Solomons     12th September 2016 Mining companies need to introduce new ways of thinking about their overall business model to ensure more efficient and successful operations in future, says local enterprise software developer NxGN MD Harry Sinko. Speaking at the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Mining for... 

Mines need to rethink traditional business models, says software developer
NxGN MD Harry Sinko discusses how mining companies are likely to develop in future. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

ARM keen to do more in platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2016 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), which has reached agreement to increase its holding in the Two Rivers platinum mine to 54%, is keen on enlarging its overall platinum base still further. The Two Rivers mine on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex achieved record... 

ARM keen to do more in platinum
African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Mike Schmidt talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer.

Equipment supplier alleviating 'pressing' need, industry response to technology positive 

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 Industrial pumps and dredging equipment supplier Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) continues in its endeavour to make pumping solutions available to the mining industry that will provide maximum uptime and ease of use, states IPR MD Lee Vine. 

Equipment supplier alleviating 'pressing' need, industry response to technology positive
Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine discusses the SlurrySucker. Camerawork and Editing: Darlene Creamer.

New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs 

By: Robyn Wilkinson     9th September 2016 With the global mining industry facing a challenging commodities price decline, industrial equipment supplier Weir Minerals has developed pump designs that offer improved cost effectiveness and a greater lifespan. 

New pump designs improve longevity, reduce costs
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East sales and marketing director Rob Fawcett discusses the company’s new pump designs. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

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

Master Drilling secures healthy pipeline of projects, despite challenges 

By: Ilan Solomons     6th September 2016 JSE-listed drilling services provider Master Drilling has overcome a challenging economic climate to secure a $208.9-million order book, while its headline earnings a share increased 30.1% year-on-year to 97.6c in the six months ended June 30. At a presentation of the company’s interim results,... 

Master Drilling secures healthy pipeline of projects, despite challenges
Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius discusses the company's performance for the six months to June 30 and the current status of the projects it is working on. Video and edting: Nicholas Boyd

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

Mining project enquiries on the rise – Amec Foster Wheeler 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd September 2016 Although the mining project business is currently depressed, the increased number of enquiries for potential studies is indicative of an uplift in demand. Amec Foster Wheeler regional director: mining Africa Gavin Chamberlain reports that with the integration of MDM Engineering into the group,... 

Mining project enquiries on the rise – Amec Foster Wheeler
Amec Foster Wheeler regional director: mining Africa Gavin Chamberlain talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on mining projects. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Roodepoort Rocket back as DRDGold pays off-charts dividend 

By: Martin Creamer     30th August 2016 It will be tough for dump retreatment company DRDGold to beat this year’s results. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed company’s market capitalisation has rocketed from R700-million to  R3.7-billion in a matter of months, reminding investors of its Roodepoort Rocket nickname of old, because of... 

Roodepoort Rocket back as DRDGold pays off-charts dividend
DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer about DRDGold’s incredible dividend year. Video and Video editing: Darlene Creamer 30.8.2016

Platinum industry not mining anywhere near forecast demand – Northam 

By: Martin Creamer     29th August 2016 The platinum mining industry is not mining anywhere near the forecast demand of nine-million ounces by 2025, the nominal global demand quantum based on a modest compound annual growth rate of only 1.5%. Nine-million ounces is a large number relative to primary mine production out of Southern... 

Platinum industry not mining anywhere near forecast demand – Northam
Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne comments on platinum’s supply/demand outlook to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer

Chrome output becoming ‘strategic’ for Northam Platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     29th August 2016 Chrome ore is becoming increasingly strategic for platinum mining company Northam Platinum. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company, which produced 45.1% more chrome in the 12 months to June 30 than the prior year, expects to be producing at a rate of one-million tonnes of chrome ore a... 

Chrome output becoming ‘strategic’ for Northam Platinum
Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne comments on chrome to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. 29.8.2016

Northam investing R5.5bn in platinum growth projects 

By: Martin Creamer     26th August 2016 Platinum mining company Northam on Friday elaborated on the company’s suite of four growth projects timed to fill an expected future demand pull unmet by constrained future South African platinum supply. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange- (JSE-) listed company, headed by CEO Paul Dunne, expects the... 

Northam investing R5.5bn in platinum growth projects
Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne outlines growth projects to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws: Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. 26.08.2016

Pneumatic tech significantly improves equipment performance  

By: Robyn Wilkinson     26th August 2016 South African start-up Magnevane, assisted by consulting firm Deloitte, is introducing a design that significantly improves the performance of pneumatic engines by using high-powered magnets in air motor applications. 

Pneumatic tech significantly  improves equipment performance
Magnevane demonstrates the performance of a chainsaw before and after it is fitted with the company’s new pneumatics technology, go to www.miningweekly.co.za and click on ‘Video Reports’, or watch it on the Mining Weekly App on your iPhone. (Video courtesy of Magnevane)

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

Entrepreneurs pursuing gold dump projects, ‘pennyweight’ opportunities at depth 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2016 Fresh from developing seven superb gold projects in Africa, mining project company DRA is excited about new gold project opportunities opening up in South Africa, where its sees much potential in gold tailings retreatment and also in underground gold deposits that are still rated in the... 

Entrepreneurs pursuing gold dump projects, ‘pennyweight’ opportunities at depth
DRA global executive process Glenn Bezuidenhout outlines gold project potential to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa won’t change IPP course ‘midstream’ 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2016 Cabinet appears to have put paid to Eskom efforts to halt the country’s highly regarded independent power producer (IPP) programme, with Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe indicating on Monday that there was no intention to “change course midstream”.... 

South Africa won’t change IPP course ‘midstream’
Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe on South Africa's commitment to the IPP programme. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 22.8.2016

Gold Fields lifts FY production guidance as South Deep, Aus operations perform in H1 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th August 2016 Gold major Gold Fields, led by CEO Nick Holland, has increased its production guidance for this year to between 2.1-million and 2.15-million ounces, up from its previous guidance of 2.05-million to 2.1-million ounces. This, the company reported, was on the back of a “better-than-expected”... 

Gold Fields lifts FY production guidance as South Deep, Aus operations perform in H1
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland outlines the industry feel in the gold market. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Harmony back in the black, eyes acquisitions 

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th August 2016 Gold miner Harmony Gold has bounced back into the black and is now eyeing acquisitions to reach its target of becoming a 1.5-million-ounce-a-year gold producer, at below $950/oz, within three years. Declaring its first dividend in four years, CEO Peter Steenkamp reported a net profit of... 

Harmony back in the black, eyes acquisitions
Harmony Gold CEO discusses the company's three-year strategy to uplift gold output. Date recorded: 17.08.16. Camerawork and videoediting: Nicholas Boyd

DRA enjoying rise in gold project share, eyeing more gold opportunities 

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2016 Mining project house DRA, which has hit the gold project high spots in particularly West Africa, is now well poised to extend that gold triumph further into Central Africa, East Africa and also South Africa. DRA’s impressive penetration of the gold project market has been characterised by... 

DRA enjoying rise in gold project share, eyeing more gold opportunities
DRA MD Johann de Bruin talks to Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer on the company’s project successes in gold. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd.

Illegal miner progress at Obuasi ‘frustratingly slow’ – AngloGold  

By: Martin Creamer     15th August 2016 The occupation by illegal miners of part of the Obuasi gold mine, in Ghana, is slowing the feasibility work AngloGold Ashanti is undertaking for the modernisation of the troubled operation. Obuasi’s first half of 2016 has been dominated by the incursion of illegal miners on to the operating area,... 

Illegal miner progress at Obuasi ‘frustratingly slow’ – AngloGold
AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Revolutionary gold-mining machine making progress – AngloGold 

By: Martin Creamer     15th August 2016 The innovative Mark IV high-technology machine that AngloGold Ashanti is developing to improve the economics of gold mining in South Africa’s low-height, hard-rock reef is continuing to make progress, AngloGold COO South Africa Chris Sheppard said on Monday. Speaking at Monday’s presentation of... 

Revolutionary gold-mining machine making progress – AngloGold
AngloGold Ashanti COO South Africa Chris Sheppard talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

AngloGold’s free cash trebles, slashes net debt  

By: Martin Creamer     15th August 2016 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti announced on Monday that it had more than trebled free cash flow generation in the first half of the year to $108-million and lowered net debt by almost a third, as costs fell and it took advantage of a higher gold price. In its presentation of results for... 

AngloGold’s free cash trebles, slashes net debt
AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

New vacuum cleaner transforms smog into gemstones 

By: Ilan Solomons     12th August 2016 Dutch social design lab Studio Roosegaarde will deliver to China, a smog vacuum cleaner system, which sucks in smog and turns it into small gemstones, in September. Studio Roosegaarde has to date produced rings, cubes and cufflinks from compressed smog particles collected from other trials of the... 

New vacuum cleaner transforms smog  into gemstones
Daan Roosegaarde discusses the benefits of Studio Roosegaarde’s smog free tower. (Video courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde)

Sibanye firming up funding for gold-from-dumps project 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2016 Sibanye Gold is far advanced with plans to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid in a phased manner. Sibanye VP Grant Stuart says the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) defines the creation of superior value for all stakeholders, creates jobs and is environmentally responsible. 

Sibanye firming up funding for gold-from-dumps project
Sibanye Gold outline tailings treatment plans to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video & Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Attractive returns expected from quick-pay iron-ore projects 

By: Martin Creamer     5th August 2016 Keep a look out for the five letters UHDMS, which stand for ultrahigh dense media separation. Outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima tells Mining Weekly Online that they translate into “mouth-watering” financial metrics. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video). 

Attractive returns expected from quick-pay iron-ore projects
Outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Amplats commissions quick-return chrome plant 

By: Martin Creamer     5th August 2016 A new chrome recovery plant has been commissioned at Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Amandelbult mine in Limpopo province. The chrome plant, which cost R400-million, should generate additional free cash flow at current prices of between R350-million and R400-million a year. (Also watch... 

Amplats commissions quick-return chrome plant
Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith outlines quick-freturn chrome project to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

RBPlat’s Phiri staves off analysts’ labour cost queries 

By: Martin Creamer     1st August 2016 A premium has to be paid for labour stability, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Monday in reply to analyst queries on the company’s rising wage bill. Reporting a 67% improvement in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation in the six months to June... 

RBPlat’s Phiri staves off analysts’ labour cost queries
Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri outlines company's top priority to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Elandspruit on track to deliver 200 000 t/m of coal 

By: Victor Moolman     29th July 2016 Coal production at the Elandspruit mine, in Mpumalanga, is on track to reach 200 000 t/m run-of-mine (RoM) with the development of the colliery’s underground mining project, says coal mining and trading company Wescoal Holdings CEO Waheed Sulaiman. 

Elandspruit on track to deliver  200 000 t/m of coal
Wescoal project manager Ettienne Strydom explains the progress made at the Elandspruit open pit mine, in Mpumalanga. Video and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Supply, demand fundamentals remain challenging – Kumba Iron Ore 

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2016 While iron-ore prices seem to have stabilised, supply and demand fundamentals remain challenging, outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Anglo American group company's presentation of interim results for the six months to June 30, Mbazima said that the global... 

Supply, demand fundamentals remain challenging – Kumba Iron Ore
Outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima outlines the current state of the company to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Fuel cell thrust continuing – Anglo American Platinum 

By: Martin Creamer     25th July 2016 The momentum around fuel cell vehicles as one of the zero-emission technologies of the future is continuing to build as shown by launches and proposed launches of commercially available fuel cell electric vehicles by major car manufacturers. Pictures of fuel cell electric vehicles bearing... 

Fuel cell thrust continuing – Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

World heading for shortage of physical gold – DRDGold  

By: Martin Creamer     25th July 2016 Confidence in the world order and the ability of governments to manipulate the value of fiat currency is seen to be diminishing, as is confidence in governments as credible sources of capital. What the world does in such circumstances is buy gold but there may not be enough gold to buy because of... 

World heading for shortage of physical gold – DRDGold
DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius spells out upcoming gold supply constraints to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Darlene Creamer. 24.7.2016
First
Prev
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next Last

Latest News

more

Resources Watch

more

Second Take

more

At the Coalface

more

Topics In These Articles

RSS Feed

About

Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on MiningWeekly.com is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Close