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Political risk, poor infrastructure and lack of geodata stymying African exploration

By: Jade Davenport     19th August 2016 It is an age old adage that, when the mining industry enters a slump, exploration budgets, particularly those designated for greenfield activities, are the first to be curtailed. This has certainly been reiterated over the last few years as the drastic slump in commodity prices and, consequently,... 

Brief history of 15th ICG, the first to be hosted in Africa

By: Jade Davenport     19th August 2016 The City of Cape Town is set to host the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress, the most prestigious of geoscientific conferences held every four years, between August 27 and September 4. While it is certainly an exciting occasion for South Africa, it is interesting to note that the... 

Congress key to addressing socioeconomic challenges

By: Nadine James     19th August 2016 Owing to the increasing relevance of the geosciences field and the insights and solutions to global socioeconomic challenges it holds, the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress (IGC) –  to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from August 27 to September 4 –  is... 

No mining sector without geology

     19th August 2016 Mining development is one of the main areas where geoscience directly contributes to a country’s economy, with Africa expected to supply a significant portion of the world’s future mineral resources through the application of various scientific approaches, states the local organising committee... 

Political risk, poor infrastructure and lack of geodata stymying African exploration

By: Jade Davenport     19th August 2016 It is an age old adage that when the mining industry enters a slump exploration budgets, particularly those designated for greenfield activities, are the first to be curtailed. This has certainly been reiterated over the last few years as the drastic slump in commodity prices and, consequently,... 

GeoHeritage and GeoHost: Legacy of the International Geological Congress

     18th August 2016 The 35th International Geological Congress is building a legacy for geoscientists all over the world – now and in the future. The congress is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa from 27 August to 04 September 2016. The IGC’s legacy comprises of two... 

The importance of geosciences in mining

     29th July 2016 Geoscience is important for a country’s economy because it defines the mineral resource and ensures the success of mining ventures. Mogalakwena, the world’s largest opencast platinum mine, (above) is located in a complex geological setting near Mokopane, Limpopo, South Africa and supplies a great... 

Fortune Mojapelo

By: Martin Creamer     4th April 2014 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     20th March 2014 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     25th January 2013   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     30th November 2012 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     16th November 2012 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     13th August 2012 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

     1st June 2012 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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