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Govt, private sector working constructively to tackle acid mine drainage in Wits basin

By: Ilan SolomonsAlthough acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Witwatersrand basin is the result of a legacy of environmental mismanagement of water resources by mines and lax enforcement of regulations by government, these role-players are working to constructively address this problem, says Department of Water and... 

Govt, private sector working constructively to tackle acid mine drainage in Wits basin

Editorial Insight

Farlam wants workers housed, Mining Charter goes to court, coal firms transform for Eskom

By: Martin CreamerThe Farlam inqiry into the Marikana massacre is firm on Lonmin meeting its employee housing obligations; the Chamber of Mines of South Africa is not not giving up on court battle to clear up the issue of once empowered, always empowered; and Wescoal and Keaton are becoming black controlled. 

Farlam wants workers housed, Mining Charter goes to court, coal firms transform for Eskom

News & Insight

Canadian firm eyeing 112 000 oz Tanzania gold project

By: Ilan SolomonsCanadian gold producer and investments company AfroCan Resources Gold aims to acquire a Tanzanian property with a 112 000 oz inferred resource. AfroCan CEO Brian Barrett tells Mining Weekly that the company is evaluating exploration company Tanzania Royalty Exploration Corporation’s (TREC’s)... 

Canadian firm eyeing 112 000 oz  Tanzania gold project

Chrome miner notches up one-million fatality-free shifts

By: Anine VermeulenSpecialty chemicals company LANXESS recently achieved one-million fatality-free shifts at its Rustenburg chrome mine. The last time this achievement was attained was in November 2012. As a global company whose core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of plastics, rubber,... 

Coal transport by road here to stay, summit told

By: Ilan SolomonsTrucks were here to stay and the sooner all industry stakeholders embraced their presence, the better it would be for society as a whole – this was not limited to the coal industry, but to all bulk commodity transporting sectors, asserted Cross Border Road Transport Agency (C-BRTA) research... 

Coal transport by road here to stay, summit told

Durban varsity to host cpmposites conference in October

By: Zandile Mavuso     Updated -3401 minutes agoFollowing the success of its first conference, held in Durban in 2013, the Composite Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Durban University of Technology will be hosting its second International Conference on Composites, Biocomposites and Nanocomposities (ICCBN) from... 

Foundation slates Kumba over ‘social licence’ performance

By: Anine VermeulenNonprofit organisation the Bench Marks Foundation released its ‘Policy Gap 10’ report last month, which examines mining company Kumba Iron Ore,  a business unit of Anglo American’s, efforts to maintain a social licence to operate. The report states that neither the rights of the environment nor... 

Kenya faces $2bn lawsuit over mining licence cancellation

By: John MuchiraCortec Mining Kenya has lodged a $2-billion lawsuit against the government of Kenya for cancelling its licence for niobium and rare-earth metals mining project. Cortec lodged the lawsuit at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes following a two-year standoff with President... 

Mines need to keep costs low – National Business Initiative

By: Zandile MavusoAmid commodity prices that are under pressure and a rise in operating costs the National Business Initiative (NBI) states that mining companies in South Africa need to find ways to keep costs low. 

Mozambique rubies have auction success in Singapore

By: Keith CampbellUK mining company Gemfields has announced the results of the fourth auction of rough rubies by its Mozambican subsidiary, Montepuez Ruby Mining (Montepuez). The auction, held in Singapore, raised $29.3-million. Gemfields owns 75% of Montepuez, with the other 25% being held by Mozambican company... 

Uncertainty, complexity of SA’s enviro laws to come under the spotlight at August conference

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated -3401 minutes agoThe uncertainty and complexity regarding the promulgation of several environmental laws and regulations in South Africa that impact on the mining industry is a concern, says international law firm Hogan Lovells partner and Africa mining head Warren Beech. He will explore these issues during a... 

Uncertainty, complexity of SA’s enviro laws  to come under the spotlight at August conference

Mine Profile

Reefton mine, New Zealand

By: Sheila BarradasA gold mine located 7 km south-east of the township of Reefton, in the West Coast region of New Zealand’s South Island. 

Reefton mine, New Zealand

Photo of the Week

QUARRY QUERIES

By: Martin CreamerA worker stacks bricks at a quarry in the desert of Minya governorate in Egypt. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white... 

QUARRY QUERIES

Columns

Historic mine manager’s house celebrates centenary

By: Jade Davenport  South Africa’s historical mining narrative has placed much emphasis on detailing the harsh living conditions of black migrant mineworkers, who were housed in single-sex, often closed, compounds for much of the twentieth century. Very seldom has that narrative detailed the lifestyle of those who... 

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