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DIVERSIFIED MINERS

BHP Billiton’s Newco good South Africa story – CEO

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Newco CEO-designate Graham Kerr (right) and Martin Creamer The assets that BHP Billiton plans to hive off into a new standalone global diversified metals and mining company generated sales revenue last year of close to $10-billion. In the last ten years, the commodities of the proposed new company...
22nd August 2014
 
 
WOMEN IN MINING

Women entering mining sector but the door is only slightly open as legacy issues persist Video Available

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It has been twenty years since the inception of democracy and women are more greatly represented in the South African mining industry, because legislation now enables them to work in the industry, but legacy issues owing to this exclusion persist....
22nd August 2014
 
 
COAL

Transnet, Eskom coal boost for black-controlled Exxaro Video Available

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Exxaro CEO Sipho Nkosi State enterprises Transnet and Eskom have come to the party for black-controlled Exxaro Resources in the half-year to June 30. More coal trains from State rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) to the Waterberg coalfield and a coal supply...
21st August 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

India hikes royalty rates on minerals

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The Indian government has approved a sharp increase in royalty rates for 55 notified minerals which was expected to yield $1.98-billion in revenue to the provincial governments where mining operations were conducted. The Cabinet of Ministers,...
21st August 2014
 
 
COAL

Exxaro earnings rise 11%, dividend increased, coal exports soar

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Exxaro CEO Sipho Nkosi The headline earnings per share (HEPS) of the black-controlled diversified mining company Exxaro Resources increased 11% in the six months to June 30, for which it has declared an 11% higher interim dividend. The JSE-listed company, headed by CEO...
21st August 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

South Africa gets 200-job sweetener as BHP Billiton spins out Newco

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Newco CEO-designate Graham Kerr The world’s largest diversified mining company has created sweeteners for South Africa as it demerges and sets out to create a new global metals company that will have a third of its value made up of Southern African aluminium, manganese and...
19th August 2014
 
 
LABOUR

Labour law not to blame for turbulent industrial relations – Oliphant

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Labour legislation was not to blame for the prolonged and often violent strikes hitting various industries across South Africa and opting for a “quick fix” or an “emotional” solution to the country’s bitter labour relations would not be...
15th August 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Rio Tinto's Bougainville holds out hope for project

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Rio Tinto subsidiary Bougainville Copper on Friday said that it would continue its dialogue with the Bougainville government after its mining licences in that country were revoked earlier this week. Bougainville’s Parliament passed a new Mining...
15th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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