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Ancient site under threat from gold-hungry miner

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A few weeks ago, the highly controversial story that the government of Georgia hds given Russian-backed Rich Metals Group (RMG) approval to continue its mining project at a site believed to host the world’s oldest gold mine made headlines and...
18th April 2014
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Association highlights most prevalent health and safety risks at mines

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The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) outlined the top ten health and safety risks at mines at the Electra Mining West Africa 2014 Indaba and advised mine bosses on what steps to take to mitigate these risks....
18th April 2014
 
 
MATERIALS HANDLING

Local company appoints distributor in Zambia

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In a move designed to broaden the availability of high-performance handling technologies in Southern Africa, bulk materials handling cleaner manufacturer Martin Engineering announced last month that Fluid Base Industries would be its full-service...
18th April 2014
 
 
Diversified miners

Norilsk’s Botswana mine reports stable sales, group optimistic about market trends

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Russian major mining group MMC Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk), the world number one producer of nickel and palladium and a major producer of copper and platinum (with cobalt, gold, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, silver, sulphur and tellurium as...
18th April 2014
 
 
SOUTH AFRICAN MINING

Permanent mining exhibition opened at Sci-Bono

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The interactive exhibit was built in-house by Sci-Bono 
Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) president Marek Dworzanowski says “the mining industry in South Africa still has a bright future ahead of it”.
18th April 2014
 
 
CONFLICT MINERALS

Rwanda to implement ‘conflict-free’ certification to instil confidence in minerals sector

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The authorities in Rwanda have committed to instilling confidence in the lucrative mining sector in order to attract more investments and spur the industry's growth. The East African nation has announced that all minerals exported from the country...
18th April 2014
 
 
EXPLORATION & MINING

Second vendor-neutral mining, exploration standard approved

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The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium approved the Exploration and Mining Business Capability Reference Map last month, after being subjected to a rigorous standards process by the consortium’s governing board.
18th April 2014
 
 
EXHIBITIONS

State Diamond Trader showcases diamond beneficiation, jewellery sectors in Hong Kong

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State Diamond Trader CEO Futhi Zikalala last month led a delegation from South Africa to the Hong Kong International Gem and Jewellery Show, one of the biggest shows in the world, which attracted more than 30 000 participants from over 50...
18th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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