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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Technology initially developed for the oil and gas industry enables the visualisation of the subsurface of an entire mining area. The Central African Republic is the new ‘blood diamond’ hub. And, technology slashes power use at Glencore's huge South African chrome smelter. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Wescoal will be a vastly different company by the end of the financial year. AngloGold plans a $1-billion debt cut. And, R1-billion has been set aside for the initial Waterberg coal rail ramp-up to 26-million tons. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: De Beers plans to keep South African diamond exploration spend at R30-million a year. And, South Africa’s ‘instant’ society hurts prospects. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter R50m virtual reality centre set to revolutionise mine design. Rockwell reports costs down, revenue up. Juniors face uphill battle to generate their own funds. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Anglo American puts up R120-million for municipal capacity development. The Minerals amendment Bill may be sent back to Parliament. And, Rio Tinto says it has rejected a potential merger with Glencore. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: CoAL outlines its $400-million import-substituting Limpopo coal project. Local supplier on track for a R50-million turnover. And, Tenova offers integrated solutions for complete process areas. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says an announcement on the MPRDA Amendment Bill is imminent. Adventure Shells offers the latest technology in modular construction solutions. And, the Stemlock Gas Bag saves up to 35% in explosives costs. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Pan African Resources says Eskom is passing its pressures on to gold producers. And, a short roundup of some of the videos from Electra Mining.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Sasol repositions itself for gas-based future. Gov, business and labour grapple with hostile labour climate at Nov summit. And, Sasol expects R4bn in restructuring savings, without ‘forced’ job cuts. 

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Mining law expert Hulme Scholes says South Africa’s legal framework is replete with problems. WorleyParsons consolidates EPCM offering iatits new head quarters. And, Amplats in final planning stages for new Amandelbult chrome plant. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Implats defers production target, reviews capex, ups new technology plans And, as women enter the mining sector, the door is only slightly open as legacy issues persist. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Transnet and Eskom offer coal boost for Exxaro; Gold Fields pilots two new mining methods at South Deep; More than 90% of SA’s seismic events are mining related. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter AMCU knocking on door at Northam’s Zondereinde platinum mine. Sibanye Gold negotiating new work shift arrangements with unions. And, black-owned Merafe’s ferrochrome company entering sweet spot. 

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Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. Bushveld Minerals moves fast to enter the buzzing vanadium market. New model holiday-working labour puts RBPlat on productivity high. Sibanye Gold... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch. This week: Mining project studies are on the increase. Kumba’s cash return to black shareholding is now at an astounding R23-billion. And, a metals mine will implement a new planning solutions system. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Aviation high technology is flying into the South African mining space. South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy says the mining industry needs a quantum change. And, the State considers Eskom’s ‘comprehensive sustainability plan’. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: South Africa’s new Minerals Minister believes the NDP requires an accelerated mining effort. Transnet is poised for another record capex year, while keeping tabs on the weak-economy impact. And, SADC countries have significant growth potential. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter The first coal from Elandspruit is expected next year. TFR sees its new Swazi link raising coal export capacity to 120-million tons a year. And, the ‘hot spot’ Ivory Coast may host Randgold’s next new mine. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch. The Department of Public Enterprises promises swift action on Eskom’s sustainability. And, Namaqualand Mines new acquisition to become effective at the end-Oct. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Rockwell Diamonds eyes consolidation opportunities. Debt-free Pan African thumbs its nose at the low gold price. And, 25 000 ex-mineworkers come forward to claim their unpaid benefits. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Research commentator Dr Robbie Robinson says SA is squandering its cobalt endowment. AngloGold’s new game-changing technology churns out 1 600 oz of gold.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Ergo is set to become a huge research site as DRDGold’s latest technology falters. A locally manufactured filtration system helps fight silicosis. And, Venmyn Deloitte says mining should adopt new oil and gas geological modelling methods. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: South Deep continues to drive value for Gold Fields in a constrained environment. And, an Indian mining and steel heavyweight opens up shop in South Africa. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter No platinum surge despite 400 000 oz strike-related output loss - Bank; campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers; And worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud – Mineral Corp.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Pallinghurst brings in new technology to boost its platinum business. And, Gemfields is doing the ‘De Beers-equivalent’ in emeralds. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Water treatment company Miwatek’s optimizes the AMD treatment process. Tin mining is set to return to South Africa after a quarter-century break. And, a ‘unique’ AMD solution is a revenue earner rather than a cost. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter South Africa’s TB epidemic is one of the worst globally. Beacon Hill says Tete is its most favourable sub-Saharan Africa coal destination. And, the mining industry requires formal skills recognition. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Amplats’ has $100-million in firepower for platinum metals development; AMD pumps are installed at the Witwatersrand Central Basin; and, multicommodity projects are being rolled out on Bushveld’s rich northern limb. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Wits says research on South Africa’s ‘future mine’ needs to begin now. Eskom is in talks with miners in a bid to replenish dry, coarse coal stocks. And, ARM’s Patrice Motsepe admits abandoning potential African projects amid ‘ethical’ issues. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter Transnet boosts Exxaro’s coal railing. Profit-making RBPlat cautions the mine industry over a secondary supply threat. And, an exciting new system automates the mining of low seams in coal mines. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter A salary of R12 500 would force the closure of Impala’s Rustenburg mine. Ex-miners take steps to access R6-billion in unpaid benefits. And, eased exchange control opens the way for mining investment. 

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