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This week: Coal of Africa invests R250-million capex in Vele expansion. Dr Sivi Gounden says the current mining crisis presents an opportunity for a mining sea change. And, ARM says its Malaysian project isn’t an abandonment of local beneficiation. 

Mining subsidising inefficient beneficiation beggars belief – chamber  

By: Martin Creamer The possibility of the South African mining industry providing effective subsidies to underpin inefficient mineral beneficiation beggars belief in a modern country trying to assert its regional economic credentials. That is the view of Chamber of Mines of South Africa president Mark Cutifani,... 

African Rainbow Minerals restructures board 

By: Natasha Odendaal JSE-listed African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday announced that as of June 1, the group would reduce the number of executive directors serving on the board from eight, to five. The company said that it would retain the former executive directors as full-time executives within the company. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Patrice Motsepe says the ANC document’s on mining tax are a worry. The Saldanha manganese rail study is presented to Transnet. And, there’s a strong economic case for lifting the shale exploration ban. 


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