http://www.miningweekly.com
R/€ = 14.93 Change: 0.10
R/$ = 12.18 Change: 0.10
Au 1331.08 $/oz Change: -4.31
Pt 1007.00 $/oz Change: 7.03
 

Cover Story

Space mining is getting close to reality

By: Keith CampbellSpace mining – the mining of bodies and other worlds in outer space for minerals and other natural resources – remains within the realm of science fiction. For now. But, during the younger years of most of the world’s current senior mining executives, personal communication devices (cell phones)... 

Space mining is getting close to reality

Editorial Insight

South Africa must find ways of resurrecting its most important industry

By: Martin CreamerSouth Africa is obsessed with trying to prolong its old mining assets without setting out determinedly to replace them with new ones. 

South Africa must find  ways of resurrecting its  most important industry

News & Insight

BME’s West African footprint expands as it clinches Mali blasting service contract

By: Mia BreytenbachWest Africa remains an exciting region for South Africa-based explosives and blasting leader BME, which has won a full blasting service contract for a new opencast gold mining operation that is set to become the largest producer in Mali. From 2006 to 2015, 18 mines were opened in the region,... 

BME’s West African footprint expands  as it clinches Mali blasting service contract

Diamonds body calls for ‘productive dialogue’ on Kimberley Process reform

By: Mia BreytenbachThe World Diamond Council (WDC) has called for an open discussion about the Kimberley Process (KP) reform, highlighting three key areas in need of reform to ensure its continued success. These include broadening the scope of the KP as the debate on the expansion of the definition of conflict... 

Diamonds body calls for ‘productive dialogue’  on Kimberley Process reform

Europe’s coal plants will bleed more cash by end of 2020s

By: BloombergAlmost all coal plants in the European Union will be outspending their income by the end of the next decade, relying on subsidies to stay open to back up wind and solar generation. About 54 percent of the region’s plants already fail to break even, according to a report by London-based Carbon... 

Kibaran mulling battery-grade graphite pilot in Germany

By: Mia BreytenbachFollowing the successful completion of a feasibility study on downstream processing of graphite from its Epanko graphite project in Tanzania, exploration company Kibaran Resources will establish a pilot plant in Germany that will be expanded to commercial scale for the supply of premium battery... 

Kibaran mulling battery-grade graphite pilot in Germany

Mines urged to leverage technology to supercharge human capital development

By: Nadine JamesMining companies should leverage technology to spur employee development, aiding in the upskilling of staff while enhancing employee and resource management, says information technology services company Wipro Southern Africa. While mines have incrementally implemented technology into their... 

Small- and medium-scale operations punted as ‘the future’ of mining

By: Mia BreytenbachWith industrial mining on the decline, smaller- to medium-scale mining operations are the future, according to Bench Marks Foundation South Africa lead researcher David van Wyk. Addressing delegates at the Science Business Society Dialogue Conference on Linking Science, Society, Business and... 

Small- and medium-scale operations punted as  ‘the future’ of mining

Photo of the Week

NEW RIO CHAIR

By: Martin CreamerFormer Anglo American executive director Simon Thompson, 58, has been appointed chairperson of diversified mining company Rio Tinto, where he has served as a director since 2014. Thompson will from March 5 succeed South African-born Jan du Plessis, who held the post since 2009. The outgoing... 

NEW RIO CHAIR

About

Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on MiningWeekly.com is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Register Close