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Brazil court extends deadline for Samarco to pay dam spill guarantee

By: Reuters     12th January 2017 A Brazilian judge has extended the deadline for Samarco and its shareholders Vale SA and BHP Billiton to make a 1.2-billion reais ($375.41-million) payment related to a dam spill to January 19, a statement from the court in the state of the Minas Gerais said on Wednesday. The payment was due on... 

Key speaker to address investment options at Indaba

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd January 2016 International financial institution World Bank Group VP Makhtar Diop will be a key speaker at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba as well as being part of the market panel titled ‘Driving Investment in African Infrastructure - what are the investment options?’. The Mining Indaba will... 

Brazil levies initial fines of $66m against mine for burst dams

By: Reuters     13th November 2015 President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday announced preliminary fines worth 250-million reais ($66.2-million) against a mine in southeastern Brazil where two dams burst, killing at least seven people and coating a two-state area with mud and mine waste. The fines, announced after Rousseff flew over... 


By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2013 Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians converged on the nation's capital to protest pending laws that allow mining, energy and agricultural investment in the areas where they live. Protesters who demonstrated against proposed new rules for indigenous lands demarcation blocked highways in cities across... 


By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2013 Munduruku Indians from the Amazon Basin lie on the street in Brasilia after a week-long occupation of the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu river, where a hydroelectric power plant is planned to help satisfy demand for electricity in Brazil. It is feared that the dam could result in the displacement of... 

05/04/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th April 2013 The US’s new clean-energy centre in Johannesburg is a shot in the arm for renewable energy in Africa; The production lines for South Africa’s joint missile project with Brazil are beginning to take shape; and The confirmation of coking coal at Makhado is another boost for the Limpopo province. 

Cleveland starts production at Premier

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     22nd November 2012 ASX-listed Cleveland Mining has started commercial production at its Premier gold mine, in Brazil. The miner reported on Thursday that the Phase 1 gravity plant was operating at a rate of 40 t/h, with the company now working on Phase 2 of the project, which would involve increasing the... 


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