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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

60 Unisa students attend three-day AEL-facilitated blasting workshop

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Despite employment challenges facing the mining sector, 60 mining engineering students from the University of South Africa underwent a Surface and Ground Blasting Competency Training Programme earlier this month.
29th August 2014
 
 
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Apology

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It has been brought to our attention that there were a number of inaccuracies in a story written about Kimberley Diamonds' Lerala project, in Botswana, published in the Mining Weekly edition dated August 8, 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience...
29th August 2014
 
 
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Harmony to focus on growing value of PNG assets between 2015 and 2020

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GRAHAM BRIGGS
Hamony Gold believes Golpu will add value to its asset portfolio and be a really sustainable mine going forward
Part of gold miner Harmony Gold’s strategy between 2015 and 2020 is to grow the value per share of its Papua New Guinea assets by completing studies at its Golpu project and by building the Golpu mine, despite negative analyst forecasts, CEO...
29th August 2014
 
 
Coal

Indian acquisition is losing money and Mozambique wants it taxed

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The financial director of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has revealed the losses currently being borne by the Benga coal operation in Mozambique’s Tete province. Anil Chaudhary reported that Benga’s production costs were $165/t while...
29th August 2014
 
 
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R47-million bioenergy project under development by Harmony

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Gold miner Harmony Gold is implementing a R47-million bio-energy pilot scale project involving the procreation of bio crops, namely giant king grass and sugarbeet, on mine-impacted land and tailings in the Free State.
29th August 2014
 
 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Review of strike-prone South Africa’s dispute resolution approach urged

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A gathering of legal luminaries and industry insiders came together earlier this month to discuss issues pertinent to the labour market at this year’s twenty-seventh Annual Labour Law Conference, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre...
29th August 2014
 
 
EFFECTIVE MINING OPERATION

Strategic application of simultaneous optimisation techniques across the mining portion of the value chain

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In the first of four columns, I suggested a modified approach to business planning and implementation of potential improvements for the minerals industry. This second column focuses on the strategic portion of this approach, the application of...
29th August 2014
 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

New trust for Thabazimbi community

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A new community trust to serve the interest of the Thabazimbi community will be established  at the end of Sepetember following a decision by the Sishen Iron Ore Company-Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) to terminate the activities of the...
22nd August 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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