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European mining seemingly regaining lost lustre as at least one mine opens each year since 2008

By: Ilan SolomonsEurope is truly remarkable in that its mining industry predates the Roman Empire, yet large portions of unexplored territories with highly prospective resources remain, says European metals and minerals mining representative body Euromines president Mark Rachovides. European Commission... 

European mining seemingly regaining lost lustre  as at least one mine opens each year since 2008

Editorial Insight

UN body spells out the potential blows commodity riches can deal to national economies

By: Martin CreamerA study by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has commodity over-dependence warning lights shining brightly on both the African and South American continents. 

UN body spells out the potential  blows commodity riches can deal to national economies

News & Insight

AMCU pushing for twofold wage increase this year

By: Ilan SolomonsWhile the salaries of the lowest paid employees have not substantially increased over the past 21 years, the salaries of those who are occupying managerial positions have been “skyrocketing”, which has only widened the gap between workers’ salaries and those of management, Association of... 

AMCU pushing for twofold  wage increase this year

Australian miners progressing Mozambique projects

By: Keith CampbellAustralian Securities Exchange-listed miner Triton Minerals has announced that it had created two binding joint venture (JV) projects with specialist Chinese graphite products business Yichang Xincheng Graphite Company (YXGC). Triton is currently developing the Ancuabe, Balama North and Balama... 

Companies with Mining Charter shortcomings to receive compliance notices ‘soon’

By: Ilan SolomonsThe Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) would soon issue compliance notices to mining companies that had recorded shortcomings in terms of complying with the Mining Charter, warned Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi during a media briefing, prior to his Budget Vote speech on... 

Companies with Mining Charter shortcomings  to receive compliance notices ‘soon’

Drug-detection system launched at health, safety expo

By: Anine VermeulenSouth Africa-based electronic breath alcohol and drug detectors supplier Alco-Safe launched its portable DBS2 drug-detection system at the Occupational Health and Safety Expo Africa A-OSH,  held in Midrand, Gauteng, earlier this month. Alco-Safe director Rhys Evans explained at A-OSH that the... 

Emerson assisting in efforts to achieve digital oilfields

By: Zandile MavusoManufacturing and technology company Emerson South Africa (SA) is working with oil and gas companies to envision, plan and execute strategies to help them strive towards achieving digital oilfields. 

Enl to supply electrical, instrumentation equipment to WBJV Project 1

By: Anine VermeulenElectrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group’s electrical construction company EnI Electrical secured a major contract at the Western Bushveld Joint Venture Project 1 Maseve mine from mine project management company DRA, the main engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM)... 

Firm imports lighting towers for mining sector as power shortages persist

By: Zandile MavusoCrushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International has imported Italy-based lighting towers producer Generac TowerLights’ tower lights to mitigate power challenges experienced in the mining industry. 

Illegal mining continues to plague many SA mines – security expert

By: Ilan SolomonsMining engineering consultancy services provider Jonrik Mining & Engineering national security and industrial relations manager Dean Millar says according to his information and feedback he has received from local mining companies that criminal mining syndicates in South Africa have increased... 

Illegal mining continues to plague many SA mines – security expert

Junior highlights sector’s prospects of rejuvenating SA mining

By: Ilan SolomonsBlack economic empowerment junior mining and exploration company Lerama Resources believes that the small junior mining sector, if sufficiently financially supported, could turn around the fortunes of the ailing South African mining industry. Lerama is currently involved in two exploration... 

Junior highlights sector’s prospects of rejuvenating SA mining

State miner developing new projects, eyeing acquisitions

By: Ilan SolomonsLeveraging off the ongoing success of its existing Vlakfontein colliery, near Ogies, in Mpumalanga, State-owned mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC) plans to expand its project portfolio, AEMFC corporate strategy and planning GM Sicelo Sikakane informed Mining... 

State miner developing new projects, eyeing acquisitions

State-owned mining firm Bill reprioritised

By: Ilan SolomonsThe State-owned Mining Company (Somco) Bill has been reprioritised and will be referred to Cabinet and Parliament during the current financial year, as government intends for the mining company to play a much larger role in the South African economy, said Mineral Resources Minister Advocate... 

State-owned mining  firm Bill reprioritised

Mine Profile

Mimosa mine, Zimbabwe

By: Sheila BarradasA platinum mine located in the Wedza geological complex on the Zimbabwean Great Dyke. 

Mimosa mine, Zimbabwe

Photo of the Week

UPPING THE ANTE

By: Martin CreamerPlans are afoot to increase output volumes significantly at State-owned mining company African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation’s Vlakfontein colliery, near Ogies, in Mpumalanga. African Exploration corporate strategy and planning GM Sicelo Sikakane and Vlakfontein mine surveyor Mxolisi... 

UPPING THE ANTE

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