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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

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
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