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Petra to sell KEM JV stake to Ekapa for R300m

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th July 2018 LSE-listed Petra Diamonds and its black economic empowerment partners plan to sell their 75.9% interest in the Kimberley Epaka Mining (KEM) joint venture (JV) to JV partner Ekapa Mining for about R300-million. The KEM JV incorporates the Kimberley Underground mine, extensive tailings retreatment... 

Imports challenge for pumps manufacturing, foundry industry

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 One of the biggest challenges for local foundries and pumps manufacturers is competition from imported products, says Kimberley-based metal castings specialist KEW Foundries. “I would say about 70% to 80% of the pumps used in South Africa are imported,” KEW Foundries operations director Jaime... 

On-The-Air (08/06/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2018 At long last, South Africa has taken the decision to create a special government fund for junior miners. The government this week legitimised the work of hundreds of illegal zama-zama diamond miners in the diamond city of Kimberley. Strong calls were made at this week’s junior mining indaba for... 

South African government to gradually legalise illegal mining – Oliphant

By: African News Agency      8th February 2018 Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant said on Thursday the South African government had taken a decision to gradually regularise the activities of illegal miners on a merit basis. Illegal mining is prevalent in South Africa, and forms part of an underground economy, with spates of... 

Political shifts lift investor mood in Southern African mining

By: Reuters     8th February 2018 Mining is a long-term game, but in Southern Africa dramatic political changes have transformed the investment mood for the better in the space of a year. Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe stepped down in 2017 after a combined 75 years in office, while the election of... 

BlueRock to defend itself against potential liquidation application

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd February 2018 Aim-listed diamond mining company BlueRock Diamonds says it has received notice that its former CEO Riaan Visser, and certain companies controlled by him, intend to apply to place the company's operating Kimberley-based subsidiary, Kareevlei Mining, in provisional liquidation.  The company has... 

On-The-Air (19/01/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th January 2018 Diamond mining in the diamond city of Kimberley has been given a sparkling new lease of life thanks to smart new technology; The Industrial Development Corporation is calling for smarter mining, smarter agriculture and smarter manufacturing to pull South Africa ahead; and The Constitutional Court... 

Mining headlines kick off positively in 2018  

18th January 2018 2018 kicked off with a call for smarter sectors to boost the economy, a praise of Glencore’s asset management and a sparkle of hope for the diamond city of Kimberley. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley. 

Market Report: How carbon is shaping energy for mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th September 2017 By Catherine Skrzypinski, Energy and Mines Alongside power security and cutting energy costs, reducing the emissions intensity of mining operations has been elevated to a top strategic concern for the global mining sector. The combination of carbon pricing in key mining markets and increased... 

Caldas Engineering

1st September 2017 South Africa-based quality spare parts specialist for fixed and mobile crushing plants Caldas Engineering has been serving its customers for 21 years and ensures customer satisfaction while meeting the demands of its industry. With a comprehensive range of replacement wear parts for leading... 

Murray & Dickson Construction Group breaks concrete boundaries

14th July 2017 This year’s prestigious Fulton Awards have again showcased the extent of concrete expertise and capability enshrined within the Murray & Dickson Construction Group, a leading and black-owned contracting company. This proficiency played a prominent role in the highly successful outcome of the... 

Trading in Rockwell stocks halted pending outcome of liquidation hearing

By: Henry Lazenby     4th April 2017 Beleaguered alluvial diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds announced on Tuesday that it has applied to the JSE to voluntarily halt trading in its equity after the TSX suspended trading in its stock, pending a delisting review. The TSX has advised Rockwell that it will only consider the delisting review... 

Court dismisses Rockwell subsidiary liquidation bid by contractor

By: Henry Lazenby     30th November 2016 TSX- and JSE-listed alluvial diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds announced Tuesday that a spoliation application by contractor C-Rock Mining Limited (CML) was dismissed with costs by the High Court in Kimberley, South Africa. This decision clears the way for the company to resume its mining... 

iX Engineers – an Enterprise Development success story

19th September 2016 An active participant in the transformation of South Africa, project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA has demonstrated that Enterprise Development can be successful, as attested to by the creation of iX Engineers (Pty) Ltd, a 53% black-owned consulting engineering company... 

Major endorses diamond search

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd June 2016 Explorer CanAlaska Uranium has gained a multimillion-dollar endorsement from the world’s largest crystallised-carbon producer De Beers Group of Companies, after the partners entered into an option-participation agreement for expenditures up to C$20.4-million on kimberlite-style targets staked by... 

CanAlaska gains major endorsement as De Beers gets on board with C$20.4m option

By: Henry Lazenby     20th May 2016 Explorer CanAlaska Uranium has gained a multimillion-dollar endorsement from the world’s largest crystallised-carbon producer De Beers Group of Companies, after the partners entered into an option-participation agreement for expenditures of up to C$20.4-million on kimberlite-style targets staked... 

Kennady discovers third kimberlite at flagship Northwest Territories project

By: Henry Lazenby     18th March 2016 Project developer Mountain Province Diamonds’ exploration spin-out Kennady Diamonds has discovered a third kimberlite body at the high-grade Faraday kimberlite cluster at the Kennady North project, in the Northwest Territories. Operating contiguous to the Gahcho Kué diamond mine currently being... 

NUM calls for action against planned De Beers layoffs  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th February 2016 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said it was “extremely disgusted” by De Beers Consolidated Mines’ (DBCM’s) plan to cut its 2 236-strong workforce by 189 positions. The union noted that 152 workers at the miner’s Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo, would be affected, adding that... 

De Beers sells Kimberley Mines to Ekapa, Petra for R102m cash 

By: Martin Creamer     1st December 2015 South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and the London-listed Petra Diamonds. Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar on Tuesday announced the acquisition of 49.9% of Kimberley Mines in consortium Ekapa Mining,... 

Funding dearth stalls junior Santa Fe from drilling likely BC discovery

By: Henry Lazenby     19th August 2015 A lack of investor interest to finance the junior mining industry has seen many an exploration project stall, preventing their owners from getting out in the field to drill resources and develop what would be the world’s next new mines. One such frustrated company was Santa Fe Metals with its... 

Ongoing Success For Worleyparsons’ Ed Programme

8th July 2015 The ongoing success of WorleyParsons RSA’s industry-leading Enterprise Development programme reflects a real commitment to stimulate growth in the South African economy. Established in 2011, the programme is currently incubating 10 small businesses, most of which have enjoyed year-on-year growth... 

The anti-German riots that drove Oppenheimer out of Kimberley

By: Jade Davenport     29th May 2015 At first glance, the centenary of the Lusitania disaster, in which 1 195 of 1 959 passengers drowned when the cruiseliner was torpedoed by a German U-boat 11 miles off the Irish coast on May 7, 1915, would appear to have nothing to do with the history of South Africa’s mining industry. However,... 

And then there was light

By: Jade Davenport     8th May 2015 There is no doubt that South Africa is in the midst of a social, political and economic crisis of unparalleled proportions, at least as far as the last 21 years of nonracial democracy is concerned. At the helm of South Africa’s plight, specifically from the economic perspective, is the... 

Anglo’s De Beers empowers diamond trading business in R2.5bn deal

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2014 Anglo American group company De Beers on Tuesday empowered its South African diamond trading business in a deal with the black-controlled Ponahalo Holdings. Ponahalo, which bought 26% of De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) for R3.7-billion eight years ago, has now acquired 26% of De Beers... 

Venetia contributing significantly to SA

By: Carina Borralho     27th June 2014 Over its life-of-mine, the De Beers-owned Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo will create significant direct and indirect economic benefits, along with long-term employment and procurement opportunities, says the diamond producer. This project, which represents De Beers’ largest-ever investment in... 

WorleyParsons

25th April 2014 Project delivery and consulting services firm WorleyParsons has been consulting in the global resource and energy sectors, as well as other complex-process industries, since its inception in 1977. With a wealth of expertise and experience in the hydrocarbons, minerals, metals and chemicals, and... 

Diamond mine reduces on-site fuel consumption

By: Anine Kilian     13th December 2013 Diamond producer De Beers South Africa, which is 85%-owned by British mining major Anglo American, achieved a 6% reduction in fuel consumption this year at its Limpopo-based opencast Venetia diamond mine, owing to the use of lighter-weight bowls in its mining trucks. Speaking at the launch of the... 

BlueRock starts Kareevlei trial mining

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th December 2013 Recently listed BlueRock Diamonds has started trial mining operations on the K1 and K2 pipes at the Kareevlei tenement, in South Africa, after buying a majority stake in the mining right over the tenement from Tawana subsidiary Diamond Resources for R4-million in August. The trial mining, which... 

New products launched at bauma Africa 2013

20th September 2013 Supplier of earthmoving, construction, mining and quarrying equipment ELB Equipment reports that it exhibited its range of equipment at the first bauma Africa exhibition, held at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand. As part of its exhibition, ELB showcased a number of quarrying brands... 

SA's first industrial action

By: Jade Davenport     14th June 2013 For the last year, South Africa’s mining industry, particularly its flagship platinum-group metals sector, has been wracked by labour unrest and debilitating strike action. Such has been the scale of the violent industrial action that 44 miners lost their lives in Marikana last year and the... 

Mwana subsidiary signs Klipspringer retreatment deal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2013 A subsidiary of Aim-listed Mwana Africa, Southern Era Diamonds, has signed an agreement with Greenhurst Mining and Exploration for the retreatment of fine residue tailings at Mwana’s 65%-owned Klipspringer diamond mine, in South Africa, on a profit-share basis. Greenhurst would supply and operate... 

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