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MINING INDABA PREVIEW

Project house to reintroduce itself to the African market at indaba

DIGBY GLOVER
We would like to continue to increase our ability to work effectively from as far up the mining value chain as possible Project delivery and consulting services firm WorleyParsons TWP will reintroduce itself to the African market as WorleyParsons RSA at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention...
31st January 2014
 
GOLD

Selected blast mining able to revive gold – Robinson Video Available

Martin Creamer and Dr Robbie Robinson  The introduction of selected blast mining (SBM) has the potential to reduce the cost of mining narrow-reef gold to the extent of resuscitating South Africa’s ghost towns, says veteran research commentator Dr R E (Robbie) Robinson. Robinson, who...
17th January 2014
 
SHALE GAS

Petronas subsidiary now Sasol’s new partner in Canada shale gas assets

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has decided not to exercise its right of first refusal to match a C$1.5-billion bid from Progress Energy for part of Talisman Energy’s Montney acreage in Canada. In terms of Sasol’s existing agreement with...
17th December 2013
 
CHEMICALS

Omnia mining business poised for continued growth

JSE-listed Omnia’s earnings a share for the for the six months ended September 30, rose 16% year-on-year to 637c a share, with Omnia MD Rod Humphris noting at the company’s interim results presentation last month that the macro environment for...
6th December 2013
 
ILLEGAL MINING

Illegal mining on the decrease but still a cause for concern

Illegal mining has reduced drastically in Mpumalanga, the Free State and Gauteng since Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu established Illegal Mining Stakeholder forums in 2009; however, this practice still remains a threat within the South...
29th November 2013
 
INNOVATION

Advanced conveyor developed for new colliery

Mining equipment and service provider Sandvik Mining Systems is providing coal miner Sasol Mining with an end-to-end bulk materials handling solution for its new Shondoni Colliery in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
29th November 2013
 
ILLEGAL MINING

Illegal mining on the decrease but still a cause for concern

Illegal mining has reduced drastically in Mpumalanga, the Free State and Gauteng since the Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu established Illegal Mining Stakeholder forums from 2009; however, this practice still remains a threat within the...
29th November 2013
 
GAS

Report recommends lifting of Victoria fracking ban

The Gas Market Taskforce, chaired by former Federal Minister Peter Reith, has recommended that the state of Victoria encourage the development of onshore gas projects, also recommending that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, should be allowed....
21st November 2013
 
Company Announcement

Midsummer develops high-efficiency process for cadmium-free CIGS on stainless steel by sputtering PDF Available

Midsummer www.midsummer.se , a leading supplier of production lines for cost effective manufacturing of flexible thin film CIGS solar cells, has developed a high speed process for manufacturing of CIGS solar cells utilising sputtering of all...
12th November 2013
 
Mining Services

Industrial plant rental solution effectively used in mining industry

The success of companies undertaking and executing large-scale projects in the mining sector, such as opencast mining activities, is heavily dependent on the capacity and reliability of its suppliers, says compressor hire company Rand-Air.
25th October 2013
 
SAFETY EQUIPMENT

MSA ‘performing well’ despite global mining-sector labour strife

Despite labour strife in the global mining industry, particularly in South Africa, safety equipment manufacturer MSA Africa MD Colin Oliver believes that the company has been performing well and he has identified growth potential in the sector.
25th October 2013
 
Coal

Summit will address coal conversion potential in India

The World CTX 2013 Summit, which will be held in Mumbai and Jamnagar in India, from December 2 to 4, will feature a practise-based programme on coal and petroleum coke (petcoke) projects worldwide and in India, feedback from commercial coal...
25th October 2013
 
 
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