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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... 

Multicommodity projects rolling out on Bushveld’s rich northern limb 

By: Martin Creamer Multicommodity-focused projects embracing iron-ore, vanadium, titanium and phosphate are rolling out on the rich northern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, a huge mineral repository best known for its world-leading platinum and chrome endowment. Currently some of the Bushveld’s... 

CGS plans to drum up support for 2016 event

By: Gia Costella   South Africa’s Council for Geosciences (CGS) says it will use its stand at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba conference and exhibition, which takes place from February 4 to 7, in Cape Town, to promote the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress (IGC). 

International Geological Conference on track

By: Gia Costella Plans to host South Africa’s second International Geological Conference (IGC) in 2016 are going smoothly, with a full marketing campaign underway to raise funds for and attract delegates to the event, says IGC joint president and local organising committee (LOC) chairperson Professor Richard... 

Completion of scoping study for Bushveld Minerals’ Limpopo iron-ore project slated for early 2013

By: Leandi Kolver The scoping study for Aim-listed junior iron-ore and tin explorer Bushveld Minerals’ Bushveld Iron Ore project, with a current Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (Jorc-) compliant resource of 633-million tons, is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2013, says Bushveld Minerals... 

SA to host ‘world cup’ of geosciences in 2016

By: Natasha Odendaal South Africa is readying itself to host the “world cup” of geosciences – the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress (IGC) – in 2016, local organising committee chairperson and IGC joint president Professor Richard Viljoen reported. The closing ceremony on Friday of the thirty-fourth IGC,... 

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 

Revived old Joburg gold mines may begin producing earlier, from bigger resource

By: Leandi Kolver The remining of Johannesburg – 122 years after George Harrison’s initial 1886 gold discovery – is now poised to begin sooner than expected and involve a bigger resource than originally announced, Mining Weekly understands. The London- and Johannesburg-listed mining company,... 

Revived old Joburg gold mines may begin producing earlier, from bigger resource

By: Leandi Kolver The re-mining of Johannesburg - 122 years after George Harrison’s initial 1886 gold discovery - is now poised to begin sooner than expected and involve a bigger resource than originally announced, Mining Weekly understands. 

Plan to mine under Joburg resurfaces

By: Martin Creamer A plan to delineate 100-million ounces of gold under the City of Gold resurfaced in Australia last week. 

South African platinum resource ballooning

By: Martin Creamer A black-economically-empowered (BEE) Australian company active in South Africa yesterday announced an additional platinum exploration success and resource upgrade. 

Plan to mine under Joburg resurfaces

By: Martin Creamer A plan to delineate 100-million ounces of gold under the City of Gold resurfaced in Australia yesterday. 

Geoscientists collaborate in China PGM search

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu A collaborative project by South African and Chinese geoscientists, which could result in the exploitation of some of China’s platinum group metal (PGM) resources, is showing much promise and is said to have influenced Anglo Platinum’s decision to initiate talks on an exploration... 

Clear strategy – sustainable future

By: andrew lanham When Izak Marais first visited Witkop Fluorspar, near the town of Zeerust, in the North West Province, as a highly trained mining professional equipped with a Master of Business Administration, his fingers itched 

Aussie explorer seeks BEE partners

Australian exploration company Nkwe Platinum, which is prospecting various properties in South Africa, is in negotiations with various black empowerment partners in order to "secure interests in new prospects and to provide further security in the application for other prospects". 

Nkwe appoints SA exploration team

Junior exploration company Nkwe Platinum announced yesterday the appointment of Morris Viljoen and Richard Viljoen as project advisors to the South African-based exploration and evaluation team. 

Joburg mine project resurfaces

By: Martin Creamer The Argonaut gold project will proceed under the new Minerals Act. That line flashed up on the screen like a bolt out of the blue during the presentation of the quarterly results of South Africa’s fourth-largest gold-mining company Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD). 

On-The-Air 19/07/2002

SAfm anchor John Perlman As always on a Friday at this time, AMLive is joined by Martin Creamer, Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Martin, a very good morning to you. We talk often about public-private partnership. We don’t often focus on the health sector. Martin... 

China interest in Central Rand gold prospect

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu A group representing Chinese mining interests are keen to examine and possibly resume gold-mining on the Central Rand, where research by the University of the Witwatersrand’s Centre for Applied Mining and Exploration Geology (Cameg) has delineated a substantial golg resource. 

Academics find new life in Jo'burg Golden Oldies

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu In a development that could herald the resumption of gold-mining on the Central Rand – after a nearly 30-year hiatus – Wits University’s Centre for Applied Mining and Exploration Geology (Cameg) reports that it has delineated a substantial gold resource south of Johannesburg, in... 

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