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Varispeed: Meeting the Needs of the Mining Industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 Both above and below ground, Varispeed keeps the interests of its customers top-of-mind, all the time. Varispeed was recently approached by a platinum mine in South Africa to assist with a robust application requirement. The challenge 

Eastplats achieves first PGM recoveries from tailings project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th February 2020 JSE- and TSX-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has successfully produced platinum group metal (PGM) concentrate from its refurbished small-scale PGM Circuit D – previously called the scavenger plant circuit. The company is using feed from its retreatment project, located at the company’s... 

Bid Now on Aviation Engines, Components and Parts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 GoIndustry DoveBid SA is hosting an urgent auction featuring aviation engines, power auxiliary units and parts, closing this Thursday, 20 February 2020. This is on behalf of the state-owned South African airline, SA Express Airways SOC Ltd. This sale will be conducted via GoIndustry DoveBid’s... 

AngloGold’s Mponeng sale credit positive – Moody’s

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th February 2020 Ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has rated miner AngloGold Ashanti’s decision to sell its remaining South Africa operating assets to Harmony Gold Mining Company as credit positive. This is because it reduces the company’s average all-in sustaining cost (AISC) by about 2.4% and allows it... 

Seifsa, Minerals Council react positively to SoNA commitments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th February 2020 The mining and metals and engineering sectors have mostly welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans around energy and infrastructure, following his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Thursday night. The Minerals Council South Africa said in a statement that it was encouraged by the... 

African Exploration Budget Trends 2019

13th February 2020 With the second-largest exploration budget decrease of US$156 million, or 12%, year over year, Africa has greatly underperformed most other regions as some major exploration programs wind down in 2019. Nevertheless, the number of companies exploring in Africa has increased slightly to 258,... 

Resources Watch 

13th February 2020 Urgent steps needed to revive South Africa’s economy; Baxter discusses mining industry's electricity self-generation plan; and, Minerals Council South Africa lobbying strongly for junior miners 

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa 

12th February 2020 While not without its own set of unique challenges, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent. These include a very strong growth story in West Africa at the moment, and solid momentum building in the East... 

In-house renewable energy could be a boon for South African mines, says SRK

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th February 2020 With their recent profitability buoyed by price improvements in certain commodities, some South African miners may consider investing part of their windfall gains to create their own renewable energy generating capacity, and according to consultancy SRK Consulting director and principal... 

Zambia assures mines of power as supply deal deadline looms

By: Bloomberg     7th February 2020 Copper mines in Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest producer of the metal, will have continuous electricity even if a supply deal lapses next month with no agreement to replace it, Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa said. Most producers, including the local unit of Glencore, buy power from Copperbelt... 

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