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Cover Story

Gamsberg set to trigger new wave of industrialisation in Northern Cape

By: Simone LiedtkeWith diversified miner Vedanta Zinc International’s (VZI’s) flagship Gamsberg project coming on stream, the Northern Cape province has the potential to become a base metals mining, processing and beneficiation hub. VZI CEO Deshnee Naidoo says Gamsberg has the potential to have a huge impact on... 

Gamsberg set to trigger new wave of industrialisation in Northern Cape

Editorial Insight

Informal land occupation should not be allowed to trump formal mining investment

By: Martin CreamerIt is the age of informal triumph. Informal land occupiers are able to stop formal mining applications by winning victories in the law courts. Informal mining under the Gold City of Johannesburg wins vocal support while formal officially licenced mining is vocally condemned. 

Informal land occupation should not be allowed to trump formal mining investment

News & Insight

Mantashe highlights challenges facing South Africa’s mining sector

By: Rebecca CampbellMineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has stressed that the key factor in the future of South African mining was the human element. He did so when delivering the keynote address at the launch, in Pretoria last month, of a book – "The Future of Mining in South Africa: Sunset or Sunrise" – by... 

Moroccan authorities announce closure of 2 000 illegal mine shafts

By: Nadine JamesMoroccan authorities closed 2 000 “abandoned and illicitly exploited shafts” last year, the AFP reported last week following an announcement by the Moroccan energy and mines ministry. The ministry reportedly promised to shut an additional 1 500 remaining shafts by the end of 2019. 

SA company wins international award for ventilation shaft repair and waterproofing

By: Nadine JamesOn the November 9, 2018, for the first time in more than two decades, a South African company won the Award of Excellence at the International Concrete Repair Institute Awards, which took place in Omaha, Nebraska, in the US. The Award of Excellence was presented to Sanika Waterproofing... 

Tharisa Q1 output declines as processing takes toll

By: Natasha OdendaalJSE-listed Tharisa has revised its 2019 production guidance downwards on the back of a quarter-on-quarter decrease in output during the first quarter of the year. The company expects to deliver between 150 000 oz and 160 000 oz of platinum group metals (PGMs) and between 1.4-million tonnes and... 

Photo of the Week

ZINC BOOST FOR NORTHERN CAPE:

By: Dylan SlaterA Caterpillar 789-series rigid dump truck exits one of the three pits at the $400-million Gamsberg zinc project of diversified miner Vedanta. The London-listed India-rooted Vedanta is ready to launch Phase 1 of the mine in the lead-up to achieving its production target of 600 000 t/y. In Phase 1,... 

ZINC BOOST FOR NORTHERN CAPE:

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