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Raubex Housing

Raubex Housing (Pty) Limited was formed in the wake of the increasing demand for quality services and expertise in the housing solutions market, especially for mine houses. The company’s vision is to deliver an unsurpassed service to clients by creating turnkey housing solutions that are competitive; whether for private development or mine housing and whether on an open tender or negotiated price basis. Led by an executive team with a wealth of expertise and experience in a multitude of projects, Raubex Housing has successfully completed projects ranging from large housing developments for mine owners down to low cost housing and mixed developments including schools, police stations and clinics.

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Trump's infrastructure plan a boon for iron-ore, says Australia's Cormann

By: Bloomberg     23rd April 2017 US President Donald Trump’s plan to upgrade the nation’s roads, ports and bridges will drive demand for steel and support iron ore prices, Australia’s Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said. “The US and the Trump administration has put out a very ambitious infrastructure investment program" and... 

Strategic mining alliance to clients’ benefit

     21st April 2017 Mine shaft sinking and mining services company Redpath Mining South Africa has entered into an alliance with multidisciplinary construction group Stefanutti Stocks, joining their complementary capabilities and services to enhance benefits to their clients.  

Wealth gap leaves Ivorians craving share of 'economic miracle'

By: Bloomberg     20th April 2017 Standing knee-deep in muddy water to sift gravel in oppressive heat, a handful of middle-aged miners search for diamonds, clinging to what seems like a dying trade in a region with few job opportunities. “It’s unpredictable,” Pierre Silue, a 46-year-old miner wearing ragged clothes, said as he... 

Cyclone wreckage lays bare met coal's top exporter weak link

By: Bloomberg     13th April 2017 Two weeks after a cyclone tore through Australia’s biggest metallurgical coal mining basin, the industry is still reeling. The outages are a flashback to deluges in 2008 and 2010-11, which forced miners in the world’s largest exporter of the steel-making commodity to update operations with... 

Utilizing High-Volume; High-Head; Medium/High Voltage Submersible Pumps For Acid Mine De-Watering

     10th April 2017 The harsh mining conditions in Southern Africa require submersible pumps to pump high volume of liquid containing solids at high heads and which have led to the design and development of the world’s first Medium/High Voltage Submersible Slurry Pump capable of pumping high volumes of liquids... 

Nothing off table as Lonmin pursues value in low platinum price environment

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2017 The tough new circumstance confronting platinum mining companies demands business unusual to cope with the low price environment. “Right now, sustainability is more important than anything,” says Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, who has also assumed direct hands-on COO control of all the operations in... 

CEO Magara’s COO role revives memories of New Denmark success

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2017 During his days as COO of the New Denmark Colliery, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara recalls how former Anglo Coal CEO Tony Redman instructed him to do what it took to save New Denmark from closure in the 2000s. He succeeded in putting the mine on a positive new trajectory and by the time he left New... 

Lonmin committed to R500m expenditure on employee apartments

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2017 Platinum-mining company Lonmin is committed to spending R500-million over five years on its Infill Apartment Project, which develops the areas between converted hostel blocks. In 2014, all 128 single-sex hostel blocks were converted into renovated single and family apartment blocks at a cost of... 

Nothing off table as Lonmin pursues value in low platinum price environment

By: Martin Creamer     7th April 2017 The tough new circumstance confronting platinum-mining companies demands business unusual to cope with the low price environment. “Right now, sustainability is more important than anything ,” says Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, who has also assumed direct hands-on COO control of all the operations in... 

Floating accommodation for oil, mining projects

     31st March 2017 UK-based accommodation provider Bibby Maritime believes its floating accommodation barges could be an efficient solution for the housing of mineworkers in the future, as the units are comfortable, cost effective and can be moored alongside any berth or quay, making them ideal for projects in... 

Housing strategy bears fruit

     31st March 2017 Platinum group metals producer Northam Platinum has completed its hostel conversion programme, announcing the achievement in its 2017 half-year results, which were released last month. Northam CE Paul Dunne said the company’s reinvigorated housing strategy is delivering pleasing results. “The... 

Slag use in building system offers multiple benefits

     31st March 2017 Alternative construction system company Moladi has developed a means of incorporating mine slag into its Moladi mix, offering mining companies a viable method for recycling their waste material and reduced construction costs when developing mine-site accommodation. Moladi founder and CEO Hennie... 

Secret of the Kibali mine – flying people in and gold bars out

By: Bloomberg     6th March 2017 Randgold Resources had to haul heavy equipment more than 1 000 miles to build the roads and hydropower plants needed to construct its Kibali gold mine, the biggest in Democratic Republic of Congo. The sprawling facility in a remote corner of a country the size of Western Europe is a high-tech... 

‘Slight wrinkles’ on physical market to stay zinc’s rise above $3 000/t to H2 2017

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd March 2017 Despite zinc outperforming other base metals in 2016, “slight wrinkles” in the otherwise strong fundamentals for the metal will delay its price ascent beyond the $3 000/t mark before midyear, new analysis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) Global Research shows. Analysts note that activity... 

New minerals head appointment sets cat among mining pigeons 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd March 2017 The Chamber of Mines said on Thursday that it had been caught by surprise by the appointment of the new director-general of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). While the chamber acknowledged that the appointment of the director-general was the prerogative of the Minister, it believed that... 

Cabinet discusses new minerals director-general, mine water and mine town steps

By: Martin Creamer     2nd March 2017 The Cabinet this week endorsed the appointment of Advocate Thabo S Mokoena as the new director-general of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), a position that has been vacant for more than a year, and also approved the gazetting of a draft mine water management policy for public comment, as... 

New US President may benefit the resources sector

By: Henry Lazenby     17th February 2017 While Donald Trump is likely to lower US corporate taxes, bringing US dollars back into the country and rebuilding American infrastructure through a massive $1-trillion spending programme, the new President is coming in at the “US midnight”, Euro Pacific Capital founder and CEO Peter Schiff says.... 

Industry still ‘plagued by issues of noncompliance with Mining Charter’ – MIT

By: David Oliveira     17th February 2017 Ahead of the release of the Mineworkers Investment Trust’s (MIT’s) 2016 financial results later this month, Mining Weekly spoke to MIT COO Simphiwe Nanise earlier this month to review some of its highlights for 2016. He noted that MIT, which provides financial benefits to members of the National... 

New US President may benefit the resources sector

By: Henry Lazenby     17th February 2017 While US President Donald Trump is likely to lower US corporate taxes, bringing US dollars back into the country and rebuilding American infrastructure through a massive $1-trillion spending programme, Trump is coming in at the “US midnight” Euro Pacific Capital analyst Peter Schiff says. Markets... 

The power of innovative engineering: The biggest LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in successful operation with the new COPE drive

     14th February 2017 The LOESCHE mill type LM 70.4+4 CS in operation with the new COPE drive at the cement plant Mfamosing The United Cement Company of Nigeria (Ltd), UNICEM, successfully commissioned their new cement plant 2 at Mfamosing, in Cross River State, Nigeria. LOESCHE received the order for two vertical... 

Call to review charter’s proposed home ownership model

By: Sascha Solomons     10th February 2017 Corporate monitoring organisation Bench Marks Foundation has long proposed that all platinum producers in South Africa, which promote private home ownership in line with the proposed Mining Charter, review this model, says executive director John Capel. He says the organisation’s surveys have... 

Platinum still a substantial contributor to local economy

By: Sascha Solomons     10th February 2017 South Africa accounts for about 96% of all known global reserves of platinum-group metals (PGMs); therefore, stability and sustainability in its mining sector are essential for the platinum industry, says law firm Hogan Lovells partner and mining head Warren Beech. “The mining industry in general... 

Polymer-based elastomeric material reduces corrosion, costs

By: Nadine James     3rd February 2017 To reduce corrosion and maintenance while enhancing efficiency, pump manufacturer Mather+Platt is applying polymer-based elastomeric material to its internal pump components as well as the external housing of the pump units. The company notes that the advanced polymer material is unique to the... 

Raubex

     27th January 2017 With more than four decades of experience in the Southern African construction and mining industry, infrastructure development and materials handling specialist Raubex Group is a leading player on the sub-continent. Listed on the JSE since 2007, Bloemfontein-headquartered Raubex specialises in... 

Resolve Immix

     27th January 2017 Logistics and supply chain services provider Imperial Logistics’s subsidiary, Resolve Immix, a sister company of Resolve Solution Partners, is a local Microsoft enterprise resource planning (ERP) Gold partner, with a focus on the mining industry and industrial manufacturing and services. Having... 

Reviewed draft Mining Charter ‘unrealistic wish list’

By: Nadine James     27th January 2017 The reviewed draft Mining Charter is a stark indictment on the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), says law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) mining head Allan Reid, who stresses that the revisions essentially constitute an “unrealistic wish list”. He points to the local industry’s R37-billion... 

NETZSCH to highlight NEMO® progressing cavity pumps and Dewatering Skids at SME 2017

     25th January 2017 Visit Booth #2510 to learn about cutting-edge pump technology for mining applications from NETZSCH experts NETZSCH Pumps North America and their German headquarters NETZSCH Pumps & Systems, will be highlighting its NEMO® progressing cavity pump and Dewatering Skids at the Society for Mining,... 

Kumba earnings soaring on higher iron-ore prices

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2017 The earnings of Kumba Iron Ore, the Anglo American iron-ore mining company up for sale, are soaring on higher export prices – but whether or not its rocketing performance will dissuade Anglo from disposing of the asset remains to be seen. The JSE-listed company, headed by new CEO Themba... 

Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin  

By: Martin Creamer     20th January 2017 An upturn in the platinum price is needed for the sustainability of the platinum industry as a whole, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara said on Friday. The head of the large London- and Johannesburg-listed platinum mining company said that although there had been a slight price recovery since November and... 

Specialist supplies 20 drives to Liqhobong mine

By: Kimberley Smuts     20th January 2017 Drive engineering specialist SEW-Eurodrive has successfully filled an order for the delivery of 20 drive systems and a gear motor from its X series range for the newly constructed Liqhobong diamond mine, in Lesotho. The drives and gear motor were installed for a conveyor application.... 

Economic growth and jobs priority for 2017, says Zuma in New Year’s message

By: African News Agency      30th December 2016 Igniting economic growth to create more jobs would be top of government’s agenda for 2017, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year’s message to South Africans. Zuma described 2016 as a fruitful year in which government worked hard to fight poverty, inequality, unemployment, and reversing “the... 

Lonmin commits to revising housing plan  

By: Anine Kilian     12th December 2016 Dual-listed Lonmin on Monday said it was reviewing its housing plan and was confident of submitting a compliant plan to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). This follows engagement with and directions provided by the DMR in September concerning certain revisions to Lonmin’s housing plan. 

Lonmin must improve housing plan or face losing its mining rights

By: News24Wire      12th December 2016 The Department of Mineral Resources plans to ask mining giant Lonmin for a compliant housing plan and may revoke the company's mining rights if it doesn't receive it, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. Zuma was giving an update on steps taken by various government departments to implement the... 

Crude pipeline approvals attract reaction straddling both sides of argument

By: Henry Lazenby     1st December 2016 Tuesday's approval by the federal Liberal government of Kinder Morgan’s C$6.8-billion Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) project and Enbridge’s C$7.5-billion Line 3 Replacement project has drawn equally strong praise and criticism from Canadian business and civic organisations. Gathering almost... 

Diamcor reports ‘excellent progress’ at Krone-Endora project

By: Ilan Solomons     18th November 2016 South Africa-focused diamond producer Diamcor Mining continues to make “excellent progress” at its Krone-Endora at Venetia diamond project in Limpopo. The Canadian-headquartered company’s 5 888 ha Krone-Endora project is located directly adjacent to De Beers’ flagship Venetia diamond mine and its... 

Mining major committed to SLP adherence

     18th November 2016 In the face of global and domestic economic challenges, the need for mining major Anglo American to make a positive, sustainable contribution to society is perhaps greater than ever, says Anglo American South Africa executive head Andile Sangqu. “We have not compromised in our efforts towards... 

Rights NGO raises concerns about impact of mining on Malawi near-mine communities

By: Ilan Solomons     18th November 2016 Malawi’s government has failed to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in nascent mining communities, states independent human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW). The organisation alleges that families living near coal and uranium mining operations face “serious problems”... 

NSW approves Australia's first scandium mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th November 2016 The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has given Canada-based miner EMC Metals the green light to develop its Nyngan scandium project. The new mine will employ 75 people and will generate some A$12.4-million for the local economy over the next 21 years. 

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