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Cover Story

Desalination helps South32’s KZN aluminium smelter beat water woes

By: David Oliveira     Updated 5 hours agoTo ensure sustainable operations in drought sticken Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, diversified miner South32 has invested R74-million in a seawater desalination plant that uses membrane technology to produce cooling process water for its Hillside aluminium smelter. The diversified miner appointed... 

Desalination helps South32’s KZN aluminium smelter beat water woes

Editorial Insight

New confidence in thermal coal, zinc, nickel, copper, cobalt as demand lifts

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 5 hours agoMining companies need to be marketing companies as well. A major lesson of the downturn since 2008 is that mining companies need to be right up there with the top trading brains if they are to optimise their businesses and the economies of the countries in which they operate. 

New confidence in thermal coal, zinc, nickel, copper, cobalt as demand lifts

News & Insight

DMR insists it ‘engaged comprehensively’ with chamber on revised Mining Charter

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated 5 hours agoThe Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has refuted claims that the Ministry has not actively engaged stakeholders about the draft revised Mining Charter.   The DMR issued a statement stating that it had “engaged comprehensively” with the Chamber of Mines (CoM) on the draft of the charter since... 

DMR insists it ‘engaged comprehensively’ with chamber on revised Mining Charter

Gold One GM reveals how company nearly lost entire mine in fall-of-ground incident

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated 5 hours agoAn almost disastrous fall-of-ground (FoG) took place on the night of April 21, 2015, at gold mining company Gold One International’s Modder East Operations (MEO), in Springs, on the East Rand, it revealed recently. The FoG covered an area of about 63 m on dip by 43 m on strike, in the back areas... 

Mozambique projects in sights of tax and regulatory authorities at home and abroad

By: Keith Campbell     Updated 5 hours agoMozambique’s Tax Authority is monitoring the natural resources sector to ensure it collects the capital gains taxes due to it. This was affirmed by Tax Authority President Amélia Nakhare late last month. She was addressing a promotion ceremony for tax officials, at Boane in Maputo province.  

MPRDA Bill could deter investment in upstream oil and gas industry – lawyer

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated 5 hours agoIn January 2015, President Jacob Zuma referred the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill to the National Assembly based on reservations that it would not pass constitutional muster.  Law firm Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa director Lizel Oberholzer says that... 

MPRDA Bill could deter investment in upstream oil and gas industry – lawyer

New engine oil promises significant cost savings

By: David Oliveira     Updated 5 hours agoGlobal petroleum company Shell’s latest heavy-duty diesel engine oil, Rimula R4L, coupled with its customer value proposition (CVP), aims to improve cost efficiency at mining operations amid the current tough economic climate. Shell South Africa commercial lubricants sales GM Anton Niemann... 

Possible commodity price upturn, cost-cutting innovations augur well for mining sector, BME conference delegates told

By: Dylan Slater     Updated 5 hours agoThe possibility of an upturn in commodity prices may be positively turning, as well as news of cost-saving innovations for mines as they struggle to remain profitable, were the highlights of the yearly BME Drilling and Blasting Conference, held in Pretoria last month. The volume of total mining... 

Possible commodity price upturn, cost-cutting  innovations  augur well for mining sector, BME conference delegates told

Sibanye testing alternative to explosives-based rock breaking

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated 5 hours agoThe South African mining industry requires a paradigm shift in its fundamental approach to mining processes to ensure that it can move away from the use of explosives, says diversified miner Sibanye Resources safe technology and innovation project engineer Alex Fenn. He argues that explosives are... 

Sibanye testing alternative to explosives-based rock breaking

Slide in BEE ownership to 30% won’t affect Eskom supply deals, says Exxaro

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated 5 hours agoDiversified miner Exxaro Resources has assured investors that despite its black ownership falling below the 51% required by State-owned power utility Eskom for all its supply contracts, this will not affect its existing supply contracts with the utility. The company is set to introduce a new... 

Slide in BEE ownership to 30% won’t affect Eskom  supply deals, says Exxaro

The hardly recognised coal miners who limited impact of Soviet nuclear disaster

By: Dylan Slater     Updated 5 hours agoIt is a little-known fact that a team of coal miners of the former Soviet Union risked their long-term health by playing an integral part in the dangerous task of safemaking, containment and legacy-preparatory works following the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster of 1986.  

The hardly recognised coal miners who limited impact  of Soviet nuclear disaster

‘Early access to funding could improve mine rehabilitation’

By: David Oliveira     Updated 5 hours agoClarity on mine rehabilitation requirements and access to rehabilitation funds have been significant hurdles to effective concurrent mine rehabilitation – refering to restoration of the environment while mining takes place – in South Africa, says independent environmental auditor Dr Mike Mentis.... 

Mine Profile

Pioneer mine, Russia

By: Sheila Barradas     Updated 5 hours agoA gold mine in the Amur region of Russia. 

Pioneer mine, Russia

Photo of the Week

PLANET EARTH’S VITAL LUNG BEING HACKED DOWN

By: Martin Creamer     Updated 5 hours agoThe 25 000 inhabitants of Novo Progresso in the Pará, northern Brazil, rely on illegal logging and mining for survival. This pictures shows one of the few occasions law enforcers are able to burn their trucks and illegally sawn tree trunks on the spot. Most of the time they are fighting a losing... 

PLANET EARTH’S VITAL LUNG BEING HACKED DOWN

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