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Tailings tailwind bolsters Pan African as rand gold price falls 

By: Martin Creamer     13th February 2018 The tailings retreatment tailwinds blowing strongly into Pan African Resources are poised to ameliorate the blow that the low rand gold price is delivering to the company's more cost-intensive underground operations. Coming in brilliantly ahead of schedule and below budget is the Eilikhulu... 

DRA signs coal preparation plant deal with Exxaro

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th January 2018 Global engineering firm DRA has secured a contract with Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Exxaro Resources, to build a 500 t/h coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), in Belfast, Mpumalanga. The CHPP will comprise primary and secondary sizing stations, an overland conveyor,... 

DRA expands Asia-Pacific footprint

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2018 Global engineering, project delivery, contract operations specialist and asset management group DRA’s acquisition of Perth-based Minnovo expands its Australian footprint and adds depth to its metallurgical, engineering, procurement, project management, construction and commissioning capabilities... 

Christo Visser

By: Martin Creamer     15th December 2017 This week Mining Weekly features Christo Visser, the newly appointed senior VP origination covering Australia, South East Asia, Russia and the CIS 

Construction starts on Pan African’s R1.7bn Elikhulu tailings retreatment project

By: Ilan Solomons     22nd September 2017 Government, trade unions and traditional leadership have heaped praise on South African precious metals miner Pan African Resources for the development of its R1.7-billion Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant (TRP) project, located at the company’s Evander gold mine, in Mpumalanga. Speaking at the... 

Lesotho’s Letšeng mine recovers several 100-ct-plus diamonds, expects trend to continue

By: Ilan Solomons     15th September 2017 The Letšeng diamond mine, in Lesotho, recovered several diamonds larger than 100 ct during the first half of 2017, with LSE-listed diamond miner Gem Diamonds upbeat that this trend will continue for the remainder of the year. These gems include the 114.38 ct Type II, the 126 ct D-colour Type IIa... 

Lesotho’s Letšeng mine recovers several 100-ct-plus diamonds, expects trend to continue

By: Ilan Solomons     15th September 2017 The Letšeng diamond mine, in Lesotho, recovered several diamonds larger than 100 ct during the first half of 2017, with LSE-listed diamond miner Gem Diamonds upbeat that this trend will continue for the remainder of the year. These gems include the 114.38 ct Type II, 126 ct D-colour Type IIa,... 

Pan African’s tailings retreatment project set to boost Mpumalanga economy

By: Ilan Solomons     8th September 2017 Government, trade unions and traditional leadership have heaped praise on South African precious metals miner Pan African Resources for the development of its R1.7-billion Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant (TRP) project, located at the company’s Evander gold mine, in Mpumalanga. Speaking at the... 

Start of Elikhulu TSF construction imminent

By: Nadine James     30th June 2017 Mining services company Fraser Alexander will start construction of a tailings storage facility (TSF)  at the Evander gold mine, in Mpumalanga, next month, with completion of the TSF expected by December 2018. Last month, the company was awarded the tender for the construction of the TSF for the... 

DRA awarded Pan African’s Elikhulu gold tailings plant project

By: Martin Creamer     18th May 2017 Multi-disciplinary international engineering group DRA has been appointed by JSE-listed Pan African Resources to deliver a detailed design and construction supervision service for its Elikhulu gold tailings retreatment plant facility planned for its Evander operation in Mpumalanga.   This is a... 

Junior iron-ore miner outlines ambitious aims, supports local steel production

By: Ilan Solomons     26th April 2017 Junior iron-ore miner Manngwe Mining plans to expand its asset base and increase production at its existing operation over the next five years to provide integrated steel and mining company ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) with between four-million and five-million tons of iron-ore a year.... 

Amtec

     27th January 2017 Witbank-based Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) specialises in the construction of materials handling systems and processing plants. “Amtec is especially proficient and experienced in brownfield and shutdown construction activities having successfully undertaken many ‘difficult’ projects in... 

Project house DRA appoints new CEO

By: Martin Creamer     28th September 2016 Project house DRA on Wednesday announced the appointment of Wray Carvelas as its new CEO. Carvelas, who has been CEO of DRA Americas for the past five years, has served the company in various key capacities since 2001. 

Resources Watch 

     1st September 2016 This week: Entrepreneurs pursuing gold dump projects, ‘pennyweight’ opportunities at depth And, safety dominates Sibanye results presentation as 125% profit surge takes back seat 

Resources Watch 

     25th August 2016 This week: Gold Fields lifts full-year production guidance as South Deep, Australian operations perform in first half; Harmony back in the black, eyes acquisitions; And, DRA enjoying rise in gold project share, eyeing more gold opportunities 

DRA upbeat on gold project outlook 

     25th August 2016 Mining project company DRA has shared its excitement about new gold project opportunities opening up in South Africa, as well as Central and West Africa. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to shed light on the company’s enthusiasm. 

Entrepreneurs pursuing gold dump projects, ‘pennyweight’ opportunities at depth 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd August 2016 Fresh from developing seven superb gold projects in Africa, mining project company DRA is excited about new gold project opportunities opening up in South Africa, where its sees much potential in gold tailings retreatment and also in underground gold deposits that are still rated in the... 

On-The-Air (19/08/2016) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th August 2016 Illegal occupation of the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana by ‘galamsey’ miners is dealing a devastating blow to South African investors. South African project engineering company DRA is hitting the high spots as a developer of new gold mines in Africa. A revolutionary new gold-mining... 

DRA enjoying rise in gold project share, eyeing more gold opportunities 

By: Martin Creamer     17th August 2016 Mining project house DRA, which has hit the gold project high spots in particularly West Africa, is now well poised to extend that gold triumph further into Central Africa, East Africa and also South Africa. DRA’s impressive penetration of the gold project market has been characterised by... 

Altura signs native title agreement for Pilgangoora lithium project

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th July 2016 ASX-listed lithium developer Altura Mining has agreed to the terms of a native title agreement (NTA) with the Njamal People, the traditional owners of the land at Altura’s 100%-owned Pilgangoora lithium project, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The signing of the NTA was the final... 

DRA to design processing facilities for Pilgangoora lithium project

By: Samantha Herbst     8th June 2016 Perth-based lithium developer Altura Mining has tasked multidisciplinary global engineering group DRA with the preliminary engineering and design of its processing facilities at the Pilgangoora lithium project, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Pilgangoora was recognised as an... 

Refined methodology to ensure faster and more efficient delivery

     22nd April 2016 Outsourced operation and maintenance (O&M) specialist Minopex South Africa, a member of global multidisciplinary engineering firm DRA, believes that 2016 will be a year of diversification for the company in terms of the commodities mined by projects it will be servicing. As a specialist in the... 

CoAL calls for regulatory streamlining to boost project investment

By: Martin Creamer     14th March 2016 Coal of Africa (CoAL) CEO David Brown on Monday called on the government to ensure a streamlined regulatory environment with end-to-end processes that were attractive to investors and logistics costs that took into account the current low commodity pricing environment. The triple-listed CoAL said... 

Coal of Africa loss widens

By: Martin Creamer     14th March 2016 The financial loss of triple-listed South Africa-focused coal exploration, development and mining company Coal of Africa (CoAL) widened in the six months to end December, when its cash rose to $30-million. The loss of the ASX- Aim- and JSE-listed company of $14.3-million – well up on the... 

Applied Mineral Technologies

     22nd January 2016 Witbank-based Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) specialises in the fabrication and construction of materials handling systems and processing plants. “Amtec is especially proficient and experienced in brownfield and shutdown construction activities having successfully undertaken many... 

Aureus temporarily suspends gold production at New Liberty

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th October 2015 A mechanical failure in a secondary crusher at dual-listed Aureus Mining’s New Liberty gold mine, in Liberia, has temporarily halted gold production as processing activities have been suspended. The company said in a statement that its operational team was working with its engineering,... 

Preventing material build-up and spillage key to well-performing transfer point

By: Bruce Montiea     2nd October 2015 Preventing excessive material build-up and spillage is a necessity for a well-performing transfer point, as blockages and plugging can lead to a process line running below capacity, or even being stopped completely, says simulation software and services company DEM Solutions. “Spillage of... 

Ivanhoe awards DRA feasibility study contract for Platreef

By: Natalie Greve     30th September 2015 Multidisciplinary engineering group DRA has been awarded the contract to undertake a feasibility study (FS) on TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines subsidiary Ivanplats’ Platreef platinum-group metals, gold, nickel and copper project, in the Bushveld Complex. The award of the feasibility study followed DRA’s... 

PTM’s Waterberg JV adds to project resources

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd July 2015 Canadian project developer Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has increased the resource estimate for platinum, palladium and gold (3E) at its 58.62%-owned Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) project, expanding the inferred resource and improving the confidence in previous results. The Vancouver-based company... 

DRA readies for New Liberty gold plant handover

By: Natalie Greve     12th June 2015 South Africa-based global engineering and project delivery group DRA on Friday said it was on target to hand the New Liberty gold plant over to owner, dual-listed Aureus Mining. DRA and Aureus achieved the first gold pour at the New Liberty project, in north-west Liberia, earlier this month. 

Coal society names award winners

By: Anine Kilian     5th June 2015 The Southern African Coal Processing Society awards were announced at its annual dinner attended by 650 guests in Johanesburg, Gauteng, earlier this month. Project management company DRA minerals processing enginerring consultant Mark Cresswell won the coal person of the year award. He has been... 

Enl to supply electrical, instrumentation equipment to WBJV Project 1

By: Anine Kilian     22nd May 2015 Electrical 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)... 

Zest Weg Group’s Eni Electrical Secures Major Contract At Wbjv Project 1 (Maseve) Platinum Mine For Epcm Contractor Dra

     11th May 2015 The Zest WEG Group’s EnI Electrical, one of Africa’s largest electrical construction companies, has secured a major contract at the WBJV Project 1 (Maseve) mine for client DRA, the main EPCM contractor on the project. This follows EnI Electrical successfully opening its Rustenburg branch in 2014... 

A First for DRA in Sierra Leone

     30th April 2015 Global engineering and project delivery company DRA has announced that it has been awarded Phase 1 of the Gangama mineral sands project in south west Sierra Leone by Sierra Rutile Limited. SRL is a leading producer of mineral sands, and is the world’s second largest producer of natural rutile.... 

Mozambique graphite project DFS awarded

     24th April 2015 Global multidisciplinary engineering group DRA earlier this month announced that it has been appointed as the lead study manager for the definitive feasibility study (DFS) of Australian mineral exploration and resource management company Triton Minerals’ Triton Mozambique Graphite (TMG) project.... 

New gold mine set for 2016 production

By: Pimani Baloyi     10th April 2015 The construction of West Africa-focused aspirant midtier gold producer Asanko Gold’s first mine in Ghana is 37% complete, with Phase 1 of the construction progressing well and within its $295-million budget.  First gold production from the mine is scheduled for the first quarter of next year. 

DRA secures EPCM contract for phosphate development

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2015 Emerging phosphate miner Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining has tasked multidisciplinary engineering group DRA with the implementation phase of the Elandsfontein phosphate project, on the west coast of South Africa. DRA, which had also completed the definitive feasibility study for the project,... 

Local construction company secures contract in Ghana

By: Pimani Baloyi     23rd January 2015 South Africa-based privately-owned and managed structural steel, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, piping and platework (SMEIPP) construction company Redis Construction Afrika, which will exhibit at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, in November announced that it had been awarded... 

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