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Gas represents a R250bn opportunity for South Africa – McKinsey 

By: Terence Creamer Global management consultancy McKinsey & Company argues that South Africa should urgently pursue a ‘big gas’ energy option to bridge an electricity supply gap of between 6 GW and 10 GW that could arise by 2025 as older coal-fired power stations are decommissioned. The recommendation is contained... 

Nyrstar announces A$52m Tasmania smelter spend, appoints CEO

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Base metals major Nyrstar has agreed to invest about A$52-million into four growth projects at its zinc smelter in Hobart, inking a funding and support package with the Tasmanian government. Two of the growth projects are aimed at significantly increasing the smelter's capacity to treat more... 

Future diamond-price increase inevitable

By: Kimberley Smuts Diamond prices are expected to rise on the back of an increase in middle-income customers, in China and India, who are interested in buying diamonds, says mining consultancy MSA Group. The company says the price increase will occur, as this increase in demand is not balanced by an equivalent... 

Report forecasts ‘dominant’ role for gas in Africa’s power mix 

By: Terence Creamer Gas has the potential to account for more than 40% of the electricity generated in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2020 onwards, a new report by McKinsey & Company shows, adding that, by 2040, gas-fired capacity could be responsible for more than 700 terawatt-hours in the region. The study projects... 

Dominion Diamond chairperson, CEO takes medical leave

By: Creamer Media Reporter TSX- and NYSE-listed diamond miner Dominion Diamond Corporation’s chairperson and CEO, Robert Gannicott, has been granted a medical leave of absence to undergo important treatment, which is expected to continue until mid-February next year. Dominion Diamond has interests in two major producing... 

Women entering mining sector but legacy issues persist

By: Tracy Hancock It has been 20 years since the dawn of democracy in South Africa and women are better represented in the mining industry as legislation now enables them to work in the industry. However, legacy issues owing to the exclusion of women in the past persist. More mining companies are offering... 

Women entering mining sector but the door is only slightly open as legacy issues persist

By: Tracy Hancock It has been twenty years since the inception of democracy and women are more greatly represented in the South African mining industry, because legislation now enables them to work in the industry, but legacy issues owing to this exclusion persist. More mining companies are offering bursaries to... 

Fortune Mojapelo

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Mineral exploration and developing iron-ore and tin projects on the Bushveld Igneous Complex of South Africa Date and Place of Birth: April 6, 1976, Zimbabwe Education: ‘A’ Levels, Fletcher High School, Zimbabwe; BSc (actuarial science), University of Cape Town First... 

Speaker to give outlook for iron-ore and metals

The scale of urbanisation and infrastructure build in developing regions would increase the world’s appetite for minerals, global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company global mining director Dr Sigurd Mareels predicted in 2011, adding that this demand growth, combined with supply... 

Fortune Mojapelo

Position: CEO of Bushveld Minerals Main Activity of the Company: Mineral exploration and developing iron-ore and tin projects on the Bushveld Igneous Complex of South Africa 

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