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Perceptions mines are not doing enough for nearby communities fuelling protests

By: Nadine JamesIn developed countries, community-based protest action (as opposed to industrial action) against mining companies is primarily related to environmental concerns. In South Africa, community-based protests against mining companies are rooted in socioeconomic issues, such as job creation, and... 

Perceptions mines are not doing enough for nearby communities fuelling protests

Editorial Insight

South African people can benefit from innovative approach to junior mining promotion

By: Martin CreamerJunior mining is being considered as a special case by the powers that be, who are advocating an approach of juniors making special representations, which sounds like the authorities have run out of their own ideas. Certainly, junior mining is not going to get off the ground if it has to bear the... 

South African people can  benefit from innovative approach to junior mining promotion

News & Insight

Angolan railway company cuts transport costs for quarriers

By: Rebecca CampbellThe management of the Moçâmedes Railway (Caminho-de-Ferro de Moçâmedes or CFM) in Angola has concluded an agreement with granite and marble producers in its area of operation, to cut its charges for carrying the ornamental rocks (also known as dimension stones or decorative stones) from the... 

Lawyer not ‘distressed’ by possibility of Mining Charter being finalised in October

By: Nadine JamesThe successful two-day Mining Summit – proposed by Minerals Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe previously – provided a platform for stakeholders to voice their concerns during, substantive discussions on nearly all aspects of the revised Mining Charter, says Hogan Lovells partner and mining head... 

Lawyer not ‘distressed’ by possibility of Mining Charter  being finalised in October

Reputational dividends of environmental disclosure

By: Creamer Media Reporter Ruth Solomons, Suzette Viviers, Nadia Mans-Kemp and Lisa Woker contend that an unfavourable environmental reputation could spell disaster for a company's sales and input and financing costs. In an age where a company’s environmental reputation can be shattered in an instant, transparency and... 

Sedibeng Iron Ore DMS plant to feature industry 4.0 technologies

By: Nadine JamesELB Engineering Services is excited to be involved in the construction and digitalisation of the 200 t/h dense media separation (DMS) plant at Sedibeng Iron Ore, near Postmasburg in the Northern Cape, says CEO, Dr Stephen Meijers. Meijers explains that the project aims to incorporate Industry 4.0... 

Sedibeng Iron Ore DMS plant to feature industry 4.0 technologies

Photo of the Week

SMART COAL:

By: Martin CreamerBlack-controlled mining company Exxaro Resources is blazing a high-technology trail with the launch of a “smart” mine, in Mpumalanga. A complete digital replica of the Belfast coal mine will allow it to be managed from any location, anywhere on the planet. Turning the first sods at the start of... 

SMART COAL:

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