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Mokonyane gives thumbs-up as Eastern Basin plant treats 94 Mℓ/d of AMD 

By: Ilan Solomons     17th February 2017 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has lauded the successes achieved at the Eastern Basin acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment plant, in Springs, in Gauteng. The R1-billion plant, which started operations in June 2016, was completed under the instruction of State-owned water management... 

Mokonyane gives thumbs-up as Eastern Basin plant treats 94 Mℓ/d of AMD
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane discusses the importance of the Eastern Basin acid mine drainage treatment plant. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Gold Fields set for ‘year of reinvestment’, announces R2.28bn South Deep growth plan 

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th February 2017 The South Deep gold mine achieved several milestones in 2016 as interventions implemented over the past two years started yielding results and dual-listed Gold Fields will now embark on a new R2.3-billion rebase plan at the mine to create a defensive asset in a spiralling industry. Equipped with... 

Gold Fields set for ‘year of reinvestment’, announces R2.28bn South Deep growth plan
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland talks to Mining Weekly Online about South Deep's turnaround, what its future holds and why it is such a critical asset for Gold Fields. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Videoediting: Lionel da Silva. Date recorded: 16.02.2017.

DRDGold spends R26m in six months on environmental restoration  

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2017 Johannesburg is probably one of the world’s best examples of unintended sustainable development, where almost accidentally the mining economy has been fully replaced by another larger economy. This is because mining took place for long enough to allow for the emergence of services industries such... 

DRDGold spends R26m in six months on environmental restoration
Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer talks to DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius on the company’s R26-million expenditure on environmental restoration. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Kumba applying exploration-to-beneficiation technology 

By: Martin Creamer     14th February 2017 South Africa’s biggest iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore intends maximising the return potential of its assets through productivity initiatives, accompanied by ongoing robust cost management. It intends ensuring disciplined capital allocation, prioritising the reinstatement of dividend... 

Kumba applying exploration-to-beneficiation technology
Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer at the Kumba Iron Ore results presentation by CEO Themba Mkhwanazi and outgoing CFO Frikkie Kotzee. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Forevermark brand expanding customer base globally  

By: Ilan Solomons     7th February 2017 The response to the Forevermark diamond brand has been “just great” in the past three years, which is, to a significant degree, attributable to the brand’s promise of authenticity, quality, uniqueness, integrity and being ethically sourced, states De Beers' Forevermark brand ambassador at Caratco... 

Forevermark brand expanding customer base globally
De Beers' Forevermark brand ambassador at Caratco Anna Russo discusses the brand's growth.

Political, regulatory uncertainty could deter investment in African resources sector – Barclays 

By: Anine Kilian     3rd February 2017 Any political and regulatory uncertainty will undermine African countries’ attractiveness as natural resource investment destinations according to financial institution Barclays Africa. Speaking to Mining Weekly about the African sector’s mining outlook for 2017 Barclays Africa’s coverage head... 

Political, regulatory uncertainty could deter investment in African resources sector – Barclays
Barclays Africa natural resources head Shirley Webber talks to Mining Weekly about the 2017 Africa mining outlook.

Survey reveals improved reporting by mining companies 

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd February 2017 The mining industry has continued to face significant uncertainty, volatility and pressure to contain costs over the past three years. This unpredictable business environment has given rise to a number of reporting trends geared towards providing stakeholders and users of mining companies’... 

Survey reveals improved reporting by  mining companies
Jacques Erasmus discusses the company’s 2016 Mining Reporting Survey and his prediction for the global mining industry in 2017

Harmony pays second dividend in 12 months, swings back to H1 profit  

By: Anine Kilian     2nd February 2017 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Harmony Gold swung back into a profit for the six months ended December 31, with earnings lifted by gains from gold and currency hedges. The higher rand and US dollar gold prices received over the last year had improved the profitability of Harmony’s operations... 

Harmony pays second dividend in 12 months, swings back to H1 profit
Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp talks to Mining Weekly Online about operational developments

Bank upbeat about mining sector in 2017, predicts steady commodity price uptick 

By: Ilan Solomons     30th January 2017 Given that the global economy is expected to grow by 3.4% this year and 3.5% in 2018, the health of global macroeconomics is good, which bodes well for a resurgence in the global mining industry during the course of this year. This is according to Standard Bank mining and metals research head Tim... 

Bank upbeat about mining sector in 2017, predicts steady commodity price uptick
Standard Bank’s Tim Clark and Sandra du Toit discuss their perceptions of the state of the global mining sector and predictions for the year ahead. Video and editing: Darlene Creamer 30.1.2017

S African company taking ‘next big step’ in airborne geophysics  

By: Robyn Wilkinson     27th January 2017 Airborne electromagnetic technology pioneer Spectrem Air, together with mining majors and main shareholders Anglo American and De Beers, is developing a superconductor magnetic gradiometer, known as Squid, that will greatly enhance the capability of the sensors used in airborne geophysical surveys. 

S African company taking ‘next big step’ in airborne geophysics
Spectrem Air GM Louis Polomé discusses the company’s technological advancements in the field of airborne geophysics. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Exxaro will support any ‘sustainable’ plan for restarting Arnot 

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2017 Mining group Exxaro says it will be guided by Eskom on the future of the Arnot coal mine, in Mpumalanga, which was closed after Eskom’s contentious December 31, 2015, decision not to renew a 40-year coal supply agreement (CSA) with Arnot, an Eskom-tied mine operated by Exxaro. The termination of... 

Exxaro will support any ‘sustainable’ plan for restarting Arnot
Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko on Arnot, Matla and Exxaro's empowerment structure. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Anglo confident of ‘favourable outcome’ with Eskom on sale of three tied coal mines  

By: Terence Creamer     25th January 2017 Mining group Anglo American says it has held discussions with and continues to engage with Eskom, government and potential bidders on its plan to exit its Eskom-tied mines – Kriel, New Denmark and New Vaal. Responding to Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko’s insistence that Eskom had assets at the... 

Anglo confident of ‘favourable outcome’ with Eskom on sale of three tied coal mines
Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko on Anglo American's proposed exit of Eskom-tied coal mines. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Tough operating climate brings greater transparency emphasis for miners 

By: Ilan Solomons     24th January 2017 The mining industry has continued to face significant uncertainty, volatility and pressure to contain costs over the past three years. This unpredictable business environment has given rise to a number of reporting trends geared towards providing stakeholders and users of mining companies’... 

Tough operating climate brings greater transparency emphasis for miners
KPMG global mining leader Jacques Erasmus discusses the company’s 2016 Mining Reporting Survey and his prediction for the global mining industry in 2017

Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin  

By: Martin Creamer     20th January 2017 An upturn in the platinum price is needed for the sustainability of the platinum industry as a whole, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara said on Friday. The head of the large London- and Johannesburg-listed platinum mining company said that although there had been a slight price recovery since November and... 

Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin
Lonmin CEO Ben Magara points out the unsustainability of the current low platinum price at a media conference covered by Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Company looks back on its first decade, upbeat about future fortunes 

By: Ilan Solomons     20th January 2017 South African geospatial solution and aerial survey company Southern Mapping celebrated its tenth anniversary last month, reflecting on its many achievements while outlining its aims for the future. “Our aim is to remain the leader in the field of aerial surveying airborne remote sensing and... 

Company looks back on its first decade, upbeat about future fortunes
Southern Mapping CEO Norman Banks discusses the company’s achievements over its first decade of operating, and plans for the future. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Ghana govt renews Goldplat licence  

By: Martin Creamer     20th December 2016 The Ghanaian government has granted Goldplat a three-year licence renewal to buy and deal in gold in the country. Gold Recovery Ghana, the London Aim-listed company’s wholly owned gold recovery subsidiary in Ghana, recovers gold from by-products of the mining process, providing an economic method... 

Ghana govt renews Goldplat licence
Goldplat CEO Gerard Kisbey-Green talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer at the company’s Benoni site. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Sibanye Gold’s tailings project launch likely 'in next six months'  

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2016 Sibanye Gold will probably launch its West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) in the next six months. The WRTRP, which aims to recover 11-million ounces of gold, 170-million pounds of uranium, as well as sulphuric acid from 1.3-billion tonnes of tailings, offers 35 years of mine life, 5... 

Sibanye Gold’s tailings project launch likely 'in next six months'
WRTRP team at Sibanye Gold.

South Africa must wake up to fuel cell race or risk losing out  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     9th December 2016 South Africa is in a global race in fuel cell development and should not consider itself “special”, as there are a number of other countries that could reap benefits from their fuel cell plans far sooner, an analyst warned on Friday. Speaking during a panel discussion on the impact of fuel cell... 

South Africa must wake up to fuel cell race or risk losing out
4th Energy Wave fuel cell analyst Kerry-Ann Adamson talks about South Africa in the race for fuel cell development. Cameraperson and editing: Nicholas Boyd 9/12/16

Mintek reveals new tailings retreatment process   

By: David Oliveira     7th December 2016 State-owned research organisation Mintek on Wednesday demonstrated its Reflaut tailings treatment process at gold miner Gold Fields’ South Deep mine, in Johannesburg. Reflaut, which stands for Retreatment Flowsheet for Au and Uranium Tailings, has been used at South Deep since November and... 

Mintek reveals new tailings retreatment process
Mintek Minerals Processing division head of flotation Kevin Pillay discusses the organisation’s new Reflaut tailing retreatment process. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Chamber raises concerns about DMR Mining Charter diktat 

By: Ilan Solomons     24th November 2016 The South African Chamber of Mines (CoM) has warned that the future viability of the country’s mining sector could be placed in “serious jeopardy” if the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) proposed revised Mining Charter is gazetted. During a media briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday... 

Chamber raises concerns about DMR Mining Charter diktat
Chamber of Mines of South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana discusses the chamber’s concerns relating to the revisions made to the Mining Charter and what the body plan to do next. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Gold from woodchips, grease, mine muck surprises on upside 

By: Martin Creamer     21st November 2016 The recovery of gold from mine waste at Goldplat Recovery in Benoni generates a surprisingly high level of revenue while simultaneously protecting the environment and providing hundreds of valuable jobs. The London Aim-listed Goldplat, a bona fide junior producer from secondary material, last... 

Gold from woodchips, grease, mine muck surprises on upside
Goldplat CEO Gerard Kisbey-Green talks to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer at the company’s Benoni site. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Pneumatic cylinder uniformity benefits distributor, improves part availability 

By: Sascha Solomons     11th November 2016 With no drastic changes over the last 100 years in the design of the pneumatic cylinders specified by the mining industry, these components are easily replaceable, thereby preventing costly production stoppages at mines, explains Africa-focused branded parts manufacturer and distributor Torre... 

Pneumatic cylinder uniformity benefits distributor, improves part availability
Torre Parts & Components product manager Eugene Van Der Lith discusses the demand for pneumatic systems in the mining industry. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Transnet sets up R20bn acquisitions war chest, as it pulls in capex horns 

By: Terence Creamer     7th November 2016 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has set aside a R20-billion war chest for mergers and acquisitions inside South Africa and the rest of the continent, owing to “limited” prospects for organic growth domestically. Specific merger and acquisition (M&A) targets have been identified as... 

Transnet sets up R20bn acquisitions war chest, as it pulls in capex horns
Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama on the group's R20-billion M&A war chest. Camera Work & Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 7.11.2016

Emotional Molefe weighs judicial review and future after damning Public Protector report  

By: Terence Creamer     3rd November 2016 Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has indicated that he is weighing his future options as head of the State-owned electricity producer following the release of a Public Protector report, which raises serious questions about his role in facilitating a coal deal involving Tegeta, a mining company linked to... 

Emotional Molefe weighs judicial review and future after damning Public Protector report
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe outlines his unhappiness with the Public Protector's State of Capture report. Camera Work and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. 3.11.2016

De Beers spending more on South African diamond exploration 

By: Martin Creamer     24th October 2016 Diamond mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is spending more on exploration as it searches for a new diamond mine to augment its two existing South African diamond mines – Venetia, in Limpopo province, and Voorspoed, in the Free State. DBCM CEO Phillip Barton, who spoke to Mining... 

De Beers spending more on South African diamond exploration
De Beers Consolidated Diamond Mines CEO Phillip Barton tells Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer that the company’s exploration budget has been increased. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Gold Fields invests $1.4bn to extend Damang’s life-of-mine 

By: David Oliveira     24th October 2016 Gold Fields will invest $1.4-billion to extend the life of its Ghana-based Damang mine from 2017 to 2024. Over the life of the mine, a total of 165-million tons will be mined at Damang, with 32-million tons processed at a grade of 1.65 g/t, resulting in total gold production of 1.56-million ounces. 

Gold Fields invests $1.4bn to extend Damang’s life-of-mine
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland and Gold Fields West Africa head Alfred Baku discuss the reinvestment plan for the Damang mine

Wesizwe opts for contractor mining at Bakubung 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st October 2016 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Wesizwe Platinum has decided to appoint contract miners to operate its Bakubung platinum mine, near Rustenburg. At a media briefing, in Johannesburg, on Friday, Wesizwe projects executive Jacob Mothomogolo explained that 70% of South Africa’s start-up PGMs mines... 

Wesizwe opts for contractor mining at Bakubung
Wesizwe projects executive Jacob Mothomogolo speaks about the platinum industry Cameraperson and editing: Nicholas Boyd 21/10/2016

Coal junior aiming to up production to 10Mt, list on JSE 

By: Ilan Solomons     21st October 2016 Mbuyelo Group intends to increase coal production across all its mines to ten-million tons over the next three to five years, from the current production of about six-million tons a year in total. The privately owned mining, logistics, contracting, property and farming enterprise group’s coal... 

Coal junior aiming to up production to 10Mt, list on JSE
Mbuyelo Coal COO Hentie Hoffmann discusses the company’s operations and future ambitions. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle 

By: Martin Creamer     18th October 2016 The priceless value of diamond properties to South African ecotourism was highlighted on Tuesday when the outcomes of a range of research projects were revealed at the seventh Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference. Delivering a keynote address at the corporate headquarters of De Beers... 

Oppenheimer, De Beers polishing diamond tourism's sparkle
Diamond mining company De Beers outlines the Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research effort to Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Gamsberg project cost lowered as zinc price outlook brightens 

By: Martin Creamer     14th October 2016 Zinc International, the subsidiary of the London-listed and India-rooted Vedanta, is managing to achieve what both Anglo American and Gold Fields failed to do before it – build a zinc mine that has been 40 years in the making at Gamsberg in the Northern Cape. Zinc International, headed by CEO... 

Gamsberg project cost lowered as zinc price outlook brightens
Vedanta's Zinc International CEO Deshnee Naidoo updates Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer on the Gamsberg zinc project. Video and Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Create unresistable force with labour to bring about mining change – Godsell 

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2016 Organised labour is more willing to fix mining than at any time in the past, former AngloGold Ashanti CEO Bobby Godsell contended on Wednesday. Speaking at the Joburg Indaba, Godsell urged a coalition of the willing to create an unresistable force with labour to shame the government into coming... 

Create unresistable force with labour to bring about mining change – Godsell
Former AngloGold Ashanti CEO Bobby Godsell speaks at the Joburg Indaba. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Mining in need of long-term strategic vision – Enoch Godongwana 

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2016 South Africa is in need of a strategic vision that extends to 2030 for the mining industry, where growing trust between industry stakeholders points to a common vision being achievable, African National Congress (ANC) Economic Transformation Committee chairperson Enoch Godongwana said on... 

Mining in need of long-term strategic vision – Enoch Godongwana
ANC Economic Transformation Committee chairperson Enoch Godongwana talks about the need for a Vision 2030 for the mining industry. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd.

South Africa must begin to take mining seriously, consult on issues – Manuel 

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2016 South Africa must begin to take the mining industry seriously and consult on the issues, former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday. In a keynote address to the Joburg Indaba, Manuel pointed out that foreign direct investment into South Africa had fallen to a fraction of what it was... 

South Africa must begin to take mining seriously, consult on issues – Manuel
Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel speaks at the Joburg Indaba. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

AngloGold chair calls on business to seize moment, demand Zuma’s resignation  

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2016 South African business and civil society should seize the moment and demand the resignation of head of State President Jacob Zuma, who is the "sponsor-in-chief of corruption" in South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti chairperson Sipho Pityana said on Wednesday. In a keynote address at the Joburg Indaba,... 

AngloGold chair calls on business to seize moment, demand Zuma’s resignation
AngloGold Ashanti chairperson Sipho Pityana speaks at the Joburg Indaba. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Local roller manufacturer expands into new markets 

By: Victor Moolman     30th September 2016 South African conveyor, roller manufacturer and distributor Megaroller expects its new manufacturing plant outside Toronto, in Canada, to be operational from mid-November. Megaroller is expanding its footprint into North America, launching its Canadian distributorship at this year’s MINExpo... 

Local roller manufacturer expands into new markets
Megaroller business development manager Adrian Evans discusses the future of Megaroller.

Unique MOR diamond deposits offer ‘considerable potential’ 

By: Anine Kilian     29th September 2016 The Middle Orange River (MOR) alluvial diamond deposits between Hopetown, Douglas and Prieska, along with deposits along the Riet river and the Vaal river, in the Northern Cape, represent three unique sinks or repositories of high-quality gem diamonds, says geologist Lyndon de Meillon. Speaking... 

Unique MOR diamond deposits offer ‘considerable potential’
Geologist Lyndon De Meillon talks to Mining Weekly about the Middle Orange River alluvial diamond deposits

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
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