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AngloGold and Africa’s goldsmithing heritage

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Many kudos must be given to Johannesburg-based gold miner AngloGold Ashanti for its concerted efforts to preserve and promote the cultural and artistic heritage of African goldsmithing design and techniques. This is particularly noteworthy, given...
1st August 2014
 
 
UNCONVENTIONAL OIL

Australian states, territories convinced hydraulic fracturing a viable option but not taking opponents’ concerns lightly

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While Australia is estimated to host more than 800-trillion cubic feet of gas resources, the rapidly expanding gas industry is facing a significant battle in exploiting some of these resources. During the three months to March, Australian gas...
1st August 2014
 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Coal miner donates R450 000 to charity causes on Mandela Day

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As a contribution to Mandela Day, on July 18, diversified miner Anglo American’s Coal Business invested R450 000 in upliftment projects for vulnerable people in the Johannesburg area.
1st August 2014
 
 
FERROUS METALS

Iron-ore price slide to continue to 2017 – Wood Mackenzie

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IRON POTENTIAL
Wood Mackenzie forecasts significant growth for Australian and South American iron-ore production
The iron-ore price dropped to below $100/t last month, and international research firm Wood Mackenzie forecasts that the price will continue to drop to below $90/t in real terms until 2017, before some light is expected to appear at the end of the...
1st August 2014
 
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

JV to look for renewables, energy efficiency opportunities for African mines

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Infrastructure solutions company Akhani Group signed a joint venture with South African energy management services company Energy Cybernetics in May to identify renewable-energy and energy efficiency opportunities for mining companies in...
1st August 2014
 
 
MINERALS LEGISLATION

Malawi reviewing minerals legislation

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Malawi has started reviewing its mining laws to ensure that the country realises optimum benefits from this largely unexploited sector. Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Minister Atupele Muluzi says the review will address the deficiencies in...
1st August 2014
 
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Mozambique coal projects set to change hands while Maputo ponders aid to sector

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It has been reported from New Delhi that India’s International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) was set to buy 65% of the Benga coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique as well as two other coal projects – Tete East and Zambeze...
1st August 2014
 
 
NANOTECHNOLOGY

Nobel laureates for Mintek backed African nano first

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State minerals research organisation Mintek is sponsoring the seventh international symposium on macro- and supramolecular architecture and materials (MAM-14), which will take place in South Africa in November. The nanotechnology conference, a...
1st August 2014
 
 
 
 
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