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Cover Story

BHP facing uncertain future as shareholders push for strategic change

By: Esmarie SwanepoelRating agencies and analysts have raised concerns about the future of mining major BHP in the wake of actions taken by so-called activist shareholders. The mining giant’s second-largest holder of its London-listed shares, fund manager Elliot Associates and Elliot International, has been picking... 

BHP facing uncertain future as  shareholders push for strategic change

Editorial Insight

Holding thumbs for growth-positive High Court outcomes that will keep credit ratings agencies at bay

By: Martin CreamerSouth Africa is in desperate need of economic growth and the sector that can provide that growth, if unfettered, is mining. Make mining competitive, inclusive and transformative and it will deliver an economic momentum across its many economic linkages and float all boats. 

Holding thumbs for growth-positive High Court outcomes that will keep credit ratings agencies at bay

News & Insight

'A good number of investors' considering countries offering better return-on-investment prospects than SA

By: Dylan SlaterMining policies imposed by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on local industry are creating increased uncertainty for investors, a growing number of whom are considering investing in mining projects and exploration in other countries, with a greater chance of a healthier return on... 

'A good number of investors' considering countries offering better return-on-investment prospects than SA

AngloGold’s capex project progressing as planned, within budget

By: Mia BreytenbachJSE- and New York-listed AngloGold Ashanti says its high-return and low-capital projects in its international portfolio to extend mine lives and improve margins remain on track and within budget. “We expect . . . continued delivery to tight timelines and budgets on our portfolio-improvement... 

AngloGold’s capex project progressing as planned, within budget

Collaboration with engineering firm yields nigh-R100m cost saving for Harmony

By: Mia BreytenbachJSE-listed Harmony Gold has partnered with Pretoria-based engineering company ETA Operations (ETA), formerly known as HVAC International, to improve the operational efficiency of Harmony’s deep-level gold mines in South Africa, subsequently resulting in significant cost savings. The operational... 

Collaboration with engineering firm yields nigh-R100m cost saving for Harmony

Mato Products celebrates thirtieth anniversary

By: Nadine James     Updated -2194 minutes agoConveyor belt solutions company MATO Products, a member of the Multotec Group, celebrates 30 years of supplying South African mining and industrial clients this year. At the November 8 function celebrating its success and longevity, MATO Products GM Benjamin Sibanda announced that the company is... 

Mato Products celebrates thirtieth anniversary

Moz Minerals and Energy Minister targets corruption in her department

By: Keith CampbellMozambique’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Letícia Klemens, is considering revising the country’s minerals licencing process, in order to minimise, or even prevent, possible corrupt practices, local media has reported. This was one of the major outcomes of the III Coordinating Council of... 

Need for collaboration in CSR initiatives emphasised

By: Mia BreytenbachWith the mining industry now recovering from the downturn in commodity prices, and a new balance emerging in the global demand and supply of minerals, now is the time to reflect, innovate and plan for a more resilient industry in the future, says Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey... 

Zambian mining sector edging closer to ‘zero harm’

By: Nadine JamesThe atmosphere at the Zambian mining industry’s third annual Health and Safety Conference, held in Ndola on November 2 and 3, was particularly positive as, at the time, the industry was firmly on course for a fatality-free year, the Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) reports. This was significant, as... 

Zambian mining sector edging closer to ‘zero harm’

Photo of the Week

COAL DEADLOCK

By: Martin CreamerRiot police are seen blocking protesters during a rally against opencast brown coal mining at the Garzweiler mine, is a large surface lignite mine north-west of Cologne, in Germany. The German city of Bonn is hosting United Nations-led climate talks that end today, November 17. Thousands of... 

COAL DEADLOCK

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