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Cover Story

Cash costs plunge below $700/oz at AngloGold’s Mponeng mine

By: David OliveiraSouth African gold mining major Anglo-Gold Ashanti reported in its six- months through June 30 earnings report, released in mid-August, that its South African flagship operation, Mponeng gold mine, near Carletonville, was one of the lowest-cost producers in South Africa during the first half of... 

Cash costs plunge below $700/oz at AngloGold’s Mponeng mine

Editorial Insight

Mine land, water should be used for community development through agriculture

By: Martin CreamerThe calls made for mine land and mine water to be used for community development through agriculture need to be heeded. 

Mine land, water should be used  for community development through agriculture

News & Insight

Earnings from govt contracts only a tiny fraction of total revenue – Oakbay

By: Ilan SolomonsIn an attempt to highlight that its revenue is largely driven by private-sector deals – with government contracts accounting for only 8.9% of revenue generation – controversial investment holding company Oakbay Investments has released its first annual results for the year ended February 29. The... 

Earnings from govt contracts only a tiny fraction of total  revenue – Oakbay

Lack of vibrant junior sector, exploration to ensure long-term sustainability lamented

By: Ilan SolomonsSouth Africa needs to urgently develop a vibrant junior mining sector and establish a conducive policy environment to attract investment in new exploration projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of the country's mining sector. This is according to banking group Nedbank Capital mining and... 

Lack of vibrant junior sector, exploration to  ensure long-term sustainability lamented

Limpopo miner chooses rope-based conveyor system to overcome topographical challenges

By: Dylan SlaterLimpopo-based platinum mine Booysendal Platinum – a subsidiary of platinum group metals producer Northam Platinum – recently accessed the Booysendal South ore deposit as part of its expansion of mining capacity at the Booysendal concession, which required it to employ an alternative conveyor... 

Mining companies’ business models in need of radical overhaul – software developer

By: Ilan SolomonsMining companies need to introduce new ways of thinking about their overall business model to ensure more efficient and successful operations in future, says local enterprise software developer NxGN MD Harry Sinko. Speaking at the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Mining for... 

Mining companies’ business models in need of radical  overhaul – software developer

New body for shaft sinkers launched

By: Ilan Solomons     Updated -1020 minutes agoThe South African Shaft Sinking, Equipment and Services (Sasses) supply group, a subgroup within the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec) was officially launched at the Electra Mining Africa 2016 tradeshow in Johannesburg, last week. Sasses aims to assist local manufacturers... 

New body for shaft sinkers launched

New radar to improve underground mining safety, productivity

By: Mia BreytenbachGeotechnical slope stability monitoring radar systems supplier Reutech Mining locally developed the Sub Surface Profiler (SSP) – a compact and convenient ground-penetrating radar system that aims to increase mine safety and contribute to increased productivity and efficiency in operations.... 

New radar to improve underground  mining safety, productivity

No future for conventional mining methods in South Africa – Amplats

By: Ilan SolomonsTo remain relevant in the South African mining industry, mines will have to substantially change how they operate and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mining head Frik Fourie does not see any future for conventional mining methods in South Africa. “Conventional mining methods are no longer a... 

No future for conventional mining methods  in South Africa – Amplats

Power management company showcases new products at Electra Mining

By: David Oliveira     Updated -1020 minutes agoPower Management Company Eaton launched a number of new products at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, which took place earlier this month at the Expo Centre, in Johannesburg. “We pride ourselves on being the go-to provider of reliable, safe and efficient products within the mining... 

Synthetic grease delivers huge cost savings for Brazil mine

By: Dylan SlaterThe implementation of oils and lubricants manufacturer ExxonMobil’s high-performance synthetic grease Mobilith SHC 220 at a Brazil-based mine, has delivered significant performance benefits, leading to an estimated cost saving of $4.2-million over four years as a result of extended component life... 

Women making inroads in mining, but more needs to be done – Teke

By: Ilan SolomonsIn transforming South African society, the mining sector is continually challenged to deliver on its transformation objectives and particularly that of the empowerment of women in the industry, which is of critical importance in achieving this goal, Chamber of Mines of South Africa president Mike... 

Women making inroads in mining, but more needs to be done – Teke

Mine Profile

Cerro Vanguardia mine

By: Sheila BarradasA gold mine in Santa Cruz province, southern Patagonia, Argentina. 

Cerro  Vanguardia mine

Photo of the Week

THE PROVINCE OF GOLD

By: Martin CreamerGauteng Premier David Makhura is seen visiting the exhibition area of Electra Mining Africa 2016, the premier mining showcase that brings new products to market with resounding success. Electra Mining Africa, which is ranked among the world’s top three mining shows, takes place every two years in... 

THE PROVINCE OF GOLD

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