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Labour unrest dimming SA precious metals sector’s 2014 prospects

Analysts predict that chronic labour unrest and work stoppages in South Africa’s mining sector, which remain fresh in the minds of investors worldwide, will impact negatively on the country’s precious metals sector this year. Already...
14th February 2014
 
LABOUR RELATIONS

Labour unrest dimming SA precious metals sector’s 2014 prospects

Analysts predict that chronic labour unrest and work stoppages in South Africa’s mining sector, which remain fresh in the minds of investors worldwide, will impact negatively on the country’s precious metals sector this year.
14th February 2014
 
Company Announcement

Local Mineral Beneficiation to Present Challenges PDF Available

Over the last few years the South African government has advocated for the domestic beneficiation of locally mined minerals in an effort to grow the economy and create employment. To support this initiative, the government has developed a...
9th December 2013
 
Exploration

Increasing demand for oil-platform maintenance work

South Africa’s Cape Town harbour is involved in the repair of several oil platforms off the coast of West Africa and the country is set to also benefit from emerging oil exploration in East Africa, as the need for maintenance, repair and...
29th November 2013
 
New Mining Technologies

Mining technology trends support market growth

The demand for enhanced safety standards and energy efficiency, together with technological improvements in monitoring and process control, will support growth in the European mining machinery market, says growth partnership company Frost &...
13th September 2013
 
MINING CONSUMABLES

Look beyond mining explosives, chemicals companies urged

African chemical companies need to diversify beyond the manufacture of mining explosives if they want to secure their position in the African and global chemicals market, says growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. While mining in Africa will...
30th August 2013
 
Coal

Demand for Southern African coal set to increase

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that global energy demands should increase by almost 3% from 2005 to 2030. The majority of the energy demand increase during this period is predicted to be for fossil fuels such as coal and...
5th July 2013
 
Chemicals

Rising water infrastructure investments to spur demand for water-treatment chemicals

Rising investment in water infrastructure, along with infrastructure development trends and overall regional economic development, is expected to trigger increased demand for water-treatment chemicals in sub-Saharan Africa.
12th October 2012
 
Uranium

Mining a key component in Namibia’s economy

Namibia’s mining sector generated $1.6-billion in mining export earnings during 2011, contributing about 11% to the country’s gross domestic product, with the country’s buoyed uranium mining sector forecast to be the single largest mining...
18th May 2012
 
Mozambique Coal Projects

Concern over proposed amendments to Mozambique’s mining law

The proposed amendments to Mozambique’s mining legislation could discourage international entities from investing in the coal-laden country, as it will raise the level of uncertainty in investment security, market research company Frost &...
9th December 2011
 
Mining Services

Exhibition highlights industry opportunities

Several significant public and private infrastructure projects across South Africa have proffered a lifeline to the pumps industry following the global recession, says Seventh International Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa (PVPA) 2011 organiser...
10th June 2011
 
Coal

Coal production insufficient to meet energy demand

It is estimated that South Africa’s domestic demand for coal will increase by more than 75-million tons a year over the next decade and, at some stage, coal production will be insufficient to meet the expected energy demand and alternative...
12th March 2010
 
 
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