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Dineo Phaladi

By: Martin Creamer     22nd March 2019 This week Mining Weekly features Dineo Phaladi, the mine overseer at the Kolomela iron-ore in the Northern Cape.  

Strata’s HazardAvert keeps safety on target

20th March 2019 Of all the technology developed over mining’s history for safety, and even more specifically the safety of workers performing tasks around heavy machinery on an everyday basis, one of the most recent is proximity detection systems.  

Channelling Thatcher, South Africa’s President takes on its unions

By: Bloomberg     18th March 2019 In 1987, an anti-apartheid firebrand named Cyril Ramaphosa led South Africa’s biggest-ever mining strike. Some 300 000 miners – from a union Ramaphosa himself had founded – walked off the job, protesting pay and working conditions. The mining company “used fascist methods to destroy workers’... 

Company readies itself to be key supplier

By: Halima Frost     15th March 2019 Germany-based coal cutting machinery and gearbox manufacturer and its subsidiary Eickhoff SA is strategically gearing up to comply with the black economic empowerment (BEE) and Mining Charter requirements in the local market. In January, Eickhoff SA finalised the transition from a Level 8 BEE... 

Thabile Makgala

By: Martin Creamer     15th March 2019 This week Mining Weekly features Thabile Makgala of Impala Platinum, a R26-billion company that mines, refines and markets platinum group metals. 

Ten worst South African performers tell tale of battling economy

By: Bloomberg     13th March 2019 It’s not even the end of the first quarter and already there’s a plethora of once-significant South African companies that have either collapsed or had their share prices hit the wall. The likes of sugar producer Tongaat Hulett, tech provider EOH Holdings, Blue Label Telecoms and Aspen Pharmacare... 

ERG proud to launch its clean cobalt framework at Metalkol RTR

13th March 2019 Metalkol RTR is fundamental to the development of ERG’s operations in the DRC and the driver for the Group’s plans to increase its cobalt production by approximately four-fold in 2019   Eurasian Resources Group (“ERG” or “the Group”), a leading diversified natural resources group, recently... 

Declining gold industry needs discovery, innovation

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th March 2019 The gold mining industry has played a significant role in South Africa for 130 years and continues to play a valuable role, but, this is an industry that is mature, and in the absence of major new discoveries or innovative means to reach and mine its deep and otherwise more marginal reserves,... 

Tuks Students Get First-Hand Mining Simulation At Bentley Park

7th March 2019 Final year mining engineering students from the University of Pretoria recently had a taste of Murray & Roberts Cementation’s highly effective simulated learning environment. The company’s world-class Training Academy at Bentley Park near Carletonville in Gauteng province offers a unique blend of... 

Foundation driving youth participation in mining industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Although the mining industry has not appealed to many young people for quite a while, this is starting to change through initiatives such as the Young Leaders Career Development Programme, says nonprofit organisation Learn and Give Education Foundation (LGEF) co-founder and chairperson Teboho... 

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