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Despite slower growth, China still key market for miners and Africa

By: Keith CampbellThere can he no doubt that, for the past two decades-and-a-half or so, the biggest single influence on the global mining industry has been China. Between 2002 and 2012 that country experienced an annual average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 10.4%, as against India’s 7.6%, the... 

Despite slower growth, China still key market for miners and Africa

Editorial Insight

Time to accelerate corporate action to alleviate South Africa’s nasty political downturn

By: Martin CreamerListed South African companies are having a torrid time explaining to their foreign investors the implications of South Africa’s rapidly slumping political landscape. The CEOs of JSE-listed companies with significant foreign investors have had to spend an inordinate amount of time outlining the... 

Time to accelerate corporate  action to alleviate South Africa’s nasty political downturn

News & Insight

Bushveld subsidiary, Chinese firm to build coal-fired power plant in Madagascar

By: Mia BreytenbachAim-listed Bushveld Minerals subsidiary Lemur Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese State-owned hydropower engineering and construction company Sinohydro Corporation to codevelop an initial 60 MW independent power producer (IPP) coal-fired power plant and an... 

Bushveld subsidiary, Chinese firm to build coal-fired  power plant in Madagascar

De Beers receives conservation award

By: David OliveiraDiamond mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) received the biodiversity and social responsibility award last month for its approach to ecological management at the Wildlife Ranching South Africa awards, which took place at The Ranch in Polokwane, Limpopo. The company received the... 

Despite slower growth, China still key market for miners and Africa

By: Keith CampbellThere can he no doubt that, for the past two decades-and-a-half or so, the biggest single influence on the global mining industry has been China. Between 2002 and 2012 that country experienced an annual average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 10.4%, as against India’s 7.6%, the... 

Despite slower growth, China still key market for miners and Africa

ETFs act as market indicator for precious metals, ensuring improved transparency

By: Ilan SolomonsPrecious metal exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have evolved a long way from being the new kids on the metals investment scene. ETFs now act as a market barometer for underlying investor demand and a potential window into future metal demand and prices, says banking group Standard Bank Corporate and... 

ETFs act as market indicator for precious metals, ensuring improved transparency

New forum created to discuss exploration, mining, metals and minerals

By: Dylan SlaterTo continually develop, refine and extend the knowledge base regarding mining definitions and standards, vendor- and technology-neutral industry consortium The Open Group has established a forum in which exploration, mining, metals and minerals (EMMM) is discussed.  

Parties in joint initiative to improve geodata accessibility, usability in East Africa

By: Dylan SlaterExploration and Earth sciences company Geosoft is participating in a pilot project aimed at improving the availability, accessibility and usability of geoscientific data (geodata) to guide resource investment in the East African region.  

Parties in joint initiative to improve geodata accessibility,  usability in East Africa

Peru uranium/lithium mine to come on stream in 2020 – developer

By: Ilan SolomonsProject developer Plateau Uranium aimed to have its Macusani Plateau uranium and lithium project, in Peru, in production by 2020 to be prepared to take advantage of analysts’ forecasts of a uranium supply deficit by then, said president and COO Dr Laurence Stefan at a seminar hosted by the... 

Peru uranium/lithium mine to come on stream in 2020 – developer

Report highlights jobs and revenue impact of automation in mining

By: Ilan SolomonsLocal communities and governments will lose jobs and tax revenues as mines become increasingly automated through the adoption of emerging technologies, such as self-driving trucks. This is according to the recently released ‘Mining a Mirage?: Reassessing the shared-value paradigm in light of the... 

Report highlights jobs and revenue impact of automation in mining

Zambian mine in first-of-a-kind tailings dump site rehab, hopes to eventually produce biodiesel

By: Mia BreytenbachZambia’s largest integrated copper producer, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), owned by global conglomerate Vedanta Resources, has launched the first project of its kind in Zambia to rehabilitate a mining site. The project, launched earlier this month, aims to cultivate elite Pongamia Pinnata trees for... 

Zambian mine in first-of-a-kind tailings dump site rehab, hopes to eventually produce biodiesel

Photo of the Week

ANTHRACITE ADIT

By: Martin CreamerThis picture shows the adit leading into the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), near the town of Ulundi, in KwaZulu-Natal, which operates an underground, deep level, narrow seam operation, using both continuous miners and drill and blast mining techniques. ZAC currently extracts about 65 000 t... 

ANTHRACITE ADIT

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