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African exploration on Indaba agenda

By: Desislava Tzoneva Global gold producer Gold Fields has identified a need to explore opportunities in mining in Africa, and senior vice president Willie Jacobsz says that this should be an important focus of the upcoming Mining Indaba. 

African mining industry still faced with challenges

By: Desislava Tzoneva Mining representative body, the Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa, which will be attending this year’s Mining Indaba, has identified four significant challenges still encountered in the mining industry, communications adviser Sibongiseni Dlamini tells Mining Weekly. 

Consultancy acquisition sees expansion into Africa

By: Desislava Tzoneva Mining consultancy company Coffey Mining, who will be exhibiting at this year’s Mining Indaba, has recently acquired research and development, design, and engineering company NS Consultancy, Coffey Mining operations manager for Africa Kevin Dabinett tells Mining Weekly.  

Diamond-miner to expand agricultural hub in Kungwini

Diamond miner De Beers will undertake a R2-million expansion of the agricultural hub in Kungwini in partnership with the Kungwini local municipality, a part of the Metsweding District Municipality in which the Cullinan Diamond Mine (CDM) operates. 

Diversified miner plans to double production by 2010

By: Desislava Tzoneva Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) aims to double its current production in key commodities by 2010, executive director investor relations and new business development Pieter Rörich tells Mining Weekly. 

Global mining conferences get an early start

By: Desislava Tzoneva The Mining Indaba is one of several international mining conferences on this year’s calendar, including the third South African Coal Exports Conference, hosted by the McCloskey Group, which will take place between January 31 and February 1 this year, in Cape Town. 

Gold Handbook to be launched at Indaba

By: Desislava Tzoneva Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti, along with gold producer Gold Fields, will release the ‘Gold Handbook’ at the Mining Indaba this year, says AngloGold Ashanti public relations manager Cheryl Loots. 

Mine design software to be showcased at Indaba

By: Desislava Tzoneva Vancouver based mining software company Gemcom Software International, and TSE-listed under the symbol GCM, will showcase its new Underground Design module for Gemcom Surpac at the upcoming Mining Indaba, sales director David Osborn tells Mining Weekly. 

Mining’s biggest event draws global attention

By: Desislava Tzoneva Preparations for the annual Mining Indaba, entitled ‘Africa is open for business, are under way. The event, which is scheduled to take place from February 4-7, 2008, will be held at the Cape Town Convention Centre. 

Mpumalanga exploration project to be discussed at Indaba

‘New Gold from Old Goldfields’ is the title of emerging South African gold and uranium resources company, Simmer and Jack Mines’ presentation at the Mining Indaba this year. The presentation will discuss the company’s exploration projects on the Transvaal Gold Mining... 

New business strategy leads to increased produciton

By: Desislava Tzoneva Production at Trans Hex Group’s Luarica mining project in Angola, increased by 15% for the twelve month period ended 30 September 2007, and the company is pursuing an aggressive new business strategy, Trans Hex Group company secretary, George Zacharias tells Mining Weekly, before the... 

Optimistic growth forecast for Africa

By: Desislava Tzoneva Diversified mining company Anglo American is confident in the future growth of the South African mining industry, Anglo American media relations manager Pranill Ramchander tells Mining Weekly prior to this year’s Mining Indaba. 

Platinum offers up global potential

By: Desislava Tzoneva Mining representative body, the South African Chamber of Mines (CoM) communications adviser Sibongiseni Dlamini tells Mining Weekly that platinum holds the biggest potential for growth in the global mining industry. 

Leveraging Africa's resources will expedite Africa's renaissance, says Minister as Indaba takes on 'Mining's Davos' dimension

By: Martin Creamer Leveraging Africa’s resources to benefit the entire continent will expedite Africa’s renaissance, says South Africa’s Minerals & Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica. 

African miners can create economic welfare that outlives mines, says Randgold's Bristow

By: Martin Creamer Miners in Africa have the ability to create economic welfare that long outlives their mines, says Randgold Resources CEO Dr Mark Bristow, whose company has paid $550-million to African host countries in taxes, dividends and royalties in the last ten years and skilled up 3 300 people. 

Initiatives identified to improve productivity of local gold sector - Monitor Group

By: Jade Davenport A study that was initiated in 2005 by the key stakeholders in the South African gold mining sector has identified 13 key initiatives that need to be examined and addressed in order to improve the long-term sustainability and productivity of the gold sector. 

Commodity price 'bubble' expected to undergo correction soon, says Nedbank's Mark Tyler 

By: Jade Davenport The current super-cycle that was characterising global resource commodity prices was anticipated soon to recede back to normal trading levels that were primarily dictated by supply and demand fundamentals, Nedbank head of mining and resources Mark Tyler said. 

Anglo Base opens office in DRC

By: Martin Creamer Africa has taken dramatic steps towards improving its economic, political and investor climate, says Anglo American Southern Africa Acting CEO Philip Baum. 

Continued software growth in Africa

By: Martin Creamer Mining productivity solutions provider Gemcom Software International reported continuing growth of its operations in Africa, with the addition of new personnel, locations and an expanded range of offerings. 

Ensure that gold's not resource curse, pleads AngloGold Ashanti's Godsell

By: Martin Creamer African gold company AngloGold Ashanti wanted to demonstrate to the governments of the six African countries in which it operated that gold was a resource blessing and not a resource curse, said CEO Bobby Godsell. 

Indaba puts R500m into economy, organiser calculates

By: Martin Creamer The Mining Indaba’s net annual knock-on effect to the South African economy is a half a billion rand, International Investment Conferences (IIC) VP Tim Wood calculates. 

PLATINUM & NICKEL GROWTH

By: Jade Davenport Black empowered mining house African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) said it was well on track to achieve its target of doubling the size of the company and reducing cost of production by 2010. 

Rio Tinto to spend 'at least' $15m on exploration in Africa in 2007

By: Martin Creamer Diversified mining major Rio Tinto plans to conclude its order-of-magnitude study at Chapudi in South Africa by second quarter of this year.?Exploration head Eric Finlayson reports that Rio Tinto has completed the resource delineation drilling for the study. 

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