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Jan Steenkamp
Jan Steenkamp

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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.
12th September 2013

Mining subsidising inefficient beneficiation beggars belief – chamber

Chamber of Mines president Mark Cutifani 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...
5th September 2013

African Rainbow Minerals restructures board

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...
1st June 2012
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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.
15th March 2012

ARM FY earnings surge to R3.3bn

Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) saw a surge in earnings during its 2011 financial year and said that it intended to spend R10-billion up to 2014 to ensure further growth. The miner, which has an interest in iron-ore, platinum,...
31st August 2011

Assmang invites power plant bids for Machado, eyes Cato

South African ferroalloys producer Assmang on Monday invited expressions of interest for the establishment of a 20 MW cogeneration power plant at its smelter in Machadodorp, and is mulling similar cogeneration at its Cato Ridge works. Mining...
13th December 2010

South Africa risking losses through logistical ineptitude – Patrice Motsepe Video Available

Arm executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe South Africa was running the risk of losing business to rival countries because of logistical ineptitude, African Rainbow Minerals (Arm) executive chairperson Patrice Motsepe said on Monday. "The whole Transnet issue is a very, very important...
31st August 2009

Additional R5,5bn for Khumani iron-ore expansion - Assmang

An additional R5,5-million has been approved for the completion of the expansion of the Khumani iron-ore mining project to a capacity to 16-million tons of iron-ore a year, Assmang said on Wednesday. Assmang, which is jointly controlled by the...
12th August 2009

Assmang to retrench workers at Northern Cape manganese mine

South African manganese producer Assmang and trade unions will start a consultation process on retrenchments at the Black Rock mine, in the Northern Cape, where about 19% of the mine’s workers could be fired. Trade union Solidarity said on...
28th May 2009

Assmang to make further production cuts – Steenkamp

South African manganese producer Assmang will make further output cuts at its operations, owing to reduced demand for steelmaking materials. Jan Steenkamp, CEO the ferrous division of African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), which owned a 50% stake in...
22nd May 2009

Ferrochrome sector likely to stabilise by third quarter - analyst

South Africa’s ferrochrome industry – heralded for producing about three- quarters of the world’s supply of the anticorrosive alloy – hit a slump in 2008, which spurred an unprecedented shutdown of operations in the country. At present, only...
3rd April 2009

Yes, I think ferrochrome will definitely stabilise by third quarter – Cadiz’ Peter Major PDF Available

South Africa’s ferrochrome industry - heralded for producing about three quarters of the world’s supply of the anti-corrosive alloy- hit a slump in 2008, which spurred an unprecedented shutdown of operations in the country. At present, only about...
3rd April 2009
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