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Mining law will not disrupt business – DME Restricted

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The purpose of the new Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Bill is not to disrupt mining operations and disencourage investment, states Department of Minerals and Industry (DME) deputy director general of mineral development Nchakha Moloi.
28th June 2002
 
 
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Zinc outlook is still gloomy Restricted

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Despite positive signs of recovery in the world economy, chances of an improvement in zinc’s 15-year price-low are slim, says London-based Standard Corporate Merchant Bank metals analyst Robin Bhar.
28th June 2002
 
 
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$30m manganese-beneficiation plan Restricted

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Mineral research body Mintek is planning to capitalise on South Africa’s standing as the host of about 80% of the world's known reserves of high-grade manganese ore.
21st June 2002
 
 
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Agency to back minerals development, research Restricted

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Science council Mintek recently established a subsidiary company, Mindev (Pty) Ltd, as part of its mandate to increase the domestic beneficiation of South Africa’s minerals and metals.
21st June 2002
 
 
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Bureau warns against tantalum rush Restricted

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Tantalum has been enjoying strong demand of late, but a Minerals Bureau report suggests that short-term market conditions are not favourable for marginal new ventures in South African and recommends strict adherence to feasibility studies.
21st June 2002
 
 
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Bursaries on offer for mining studies Restricted

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To meet the need for higher-level skills in the mining and minerals sector, the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA), through the National Skills Fund (NSF), is offering bursaries to students in related study fields.
21st June 2002
 
 
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Canadians enter Bushveld platinum rush Restricted

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The sheer size of the Bushveld igneous complex in the north-east of South Africa, which hosts most of the world’s platinum, has attracted companies from all over the world, but particularly members of Canada‘s thriving junior mining...
21st June 2002
 
 
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Coal-mine awards big conveyor contract Restricted

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A turnkey contract for a 21 km overland-conveyor system to be supplied to Optimum Colliery has been awarded by Ingwe to engineering contractor Bateman.
21st June 2002
 
 
 
 
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