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Company uses sonic drilling for core recovery in sand

19th October 2018 Geotechnical services company Geomech Africa, subsidiary of Geogroup, imported its 20 tonne, SDC 450-24 sonic drill rig from Canada at a cost of US$1-million specifically to handle deep borehole work in mineral sands at multinational diversified miner Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) sands... 

Rio says workers return at South Africa's Richards Bay Minerals

By: Bloomberg     16th July 2018 Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals in South Africa said workers are reporting for duty after violence and protests that started more than a week ago shut the operations. “Following a significant improvement in the security situation, employees are returning to work today and we will safely ramp up... 

Bluejay's Dundas may be attractive to Rio Tinto – analysts

By: Mariaan Webb     12th July 2018 The closure of Rio Tinto's South African subsidiary Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) as a result of violent protests this week, may play into the hand of London- and Frankfurt-listed Bluejay Mining, which is developing the Dundas ilmenite project, in Greenland. The project is said to be the... 

Rio Tinto says minerals sands operation in South Africa shut by protests

By: Reuters     11th July 2018 A mineral sands operation on the South African coast run by Rio Tinto has been closed since Friday due to violent community protests which saw a security guard killed earlier this week, the company and a union said on Wednesday. Community unrest is a common feature of South Africa's social... 

RBM continues work on Zulti South, sees markets improve

16th March 2018 Work has continued on the feasibility study for the Zulti South mine expansion project at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa, which has the potential to maintain RBM’s low-cost smelting capacity and zircon production, diversified miner Rio Tinto reported in its 2017 full year results... 

Energy-intensive firms say carbon tax wrong tool for reducing power emissions

By: Terence Creamer     14th March 2018 The Industry Task Team on Climate Change (ITTCC), which includes many of South Africa’s largest mining and industrial companies, says the proposed carbon tax will have no material impact on reducing carbon emissions from the electricity sector, which is responsible for around half of the... 

Sibanye appoints VP to head up US region

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd July 2017 Dual-listed Sibanye has appointed Chris Bateman its US region’s executive VP, the gold and platinum miner said on Monday. In addition to heading up the region and leading the team at the Stillwater operations, Bateman will join Sibanye’s executive committee. 

Local procurement targets achieved in 2016

17th March 2017 Heavy mineral sands extraction and refining company Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) awarded contracts to 12 local community enterprises and five joint ventures (JVs) in 2016, continuing its journey of empowering local businesses. Demonstrating that it is serious about local community empowerment, the... 

Consultancy assists miner in relocation of KZN community

By: Dylan Slater     11th November 2016 Planning for the start of mining at the KwaZulu-Natal-based Zulti South lease area, mineral sands miner Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has been working closely with mining consultancy SRK Consulting to ensure that its resettlement strategy continues to enhance both the company’s social licence to... 

Electronic fire panel remotely monitors systems

26th August 2016 Fire engineering design specialist Failsafe Fire Projects, which provides mines and industry with fire detection and suppression systems for heavy vehicles and machines, will be using Electra Mining Africa 2016 as the platform to launch its newly developed electronic fire panel. 

Kumba Iron Ore changes guard

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2016 Anglo American company Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday announced the appointment of Themba Mkhwanazi as CEO with effect from September 1, following Norman Mbazima’s decision to step down after four years to focus on his role as deputy chairperson of Anglo American South Africa. Mbazima will remain a... 

Tenova to supply bag filters to Richards Bay Port Terminal

By: Leandi Kolver     28th July 2014 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has awarded integrated solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa a contract for the supply of three reverse-pulse bagfilters. Two of the filters would be installed on multiproduct rail tipplers and one on a bottom discharge rail... 

Reverse Pulse Bagfilters for Transnet

28th July 2014 Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa has been awarded a contract by the South African government-owned freight transport company, Transnet, to supply three reverse pulse bagfilters. Two are to be installed on multiproduct rail tipplers and one on a bottom discharge rail application at Richards... 

Company takes new hydraulic range to mine operations

By: Pimani Baloyi     18th July 2014 British high pressure hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force has attended a series of roadshows to showcase some of its newly launched hydraulic solutions, as well as other mining-specific products, at various mining sites across Africa. These solutions include the HBR series of spring-eye bust... 

Company experiences success with rotary kiln division

By: Gia Costella     24th May 2013 Manufacturer and supplier to the mining, smelter and minerals processing industries, the Dickinson Group, established a dedicated rotary kiln division last year, focusing on all the furnace industries that use rotary kilns. CEO Trevor Dickinson tells Mining Weekly that this was in line with the... 

Company Announcement: Newmont Appoints Dr. Elaine Dorward-King as Executive Vice President of Sustainability & External Relations

1st February 2013 Newmont Mining Corporation today announced the appointment of Dr. Elaine Dorward-King as Executive Vice President of Sustainability & External Relations 

Rio Tinto completes Richards Bay Minerals acquisition

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th September 2012 Diversified giant Rio Tinto has doubled its holding in Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) after it completed the acquisition of fellow miner BHP Billiton’s 37% interest for $1.7-billion. In February, Rio and BHP announced that the two companies had exercised an option for BHP to sell its interest in... 

Company Announcement: Rio Tinto completes acquisition of BHP Billiton’s interests in Richards Bay Minerals

10th September 2012 Rio Tinto has doubled its holding in Richards Bay Minerals following the completion of its acquisition of BHP Billiton’s entire interests 

$200bn capex ambition of mining majors under spotlight

By: Martin Creamer     25th May 2012 The great China-led economic supercycle that has been boosting global economies for a decade is falling below its expected trajectory, which is giving rise to questions supercycle slippage and demise.  

Light turns amber for iron-ore investment – BHP Billiton 

By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2012 The light has turned amber for additional investment in iron-ore production, but it remains green for investment in copper, says the world’s biggest diversified mining company. A lower rate of growth is on the way in China’s demand for global seaborne iron-ore but incentive remains for... 

Former Eastplats MD joins Gold One

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th April 2012 ASX- and JSE-listed Gold One on Thursday announced the appointments of Wayne Robinson as executive VP for the South African operations and Michael Li as senior VP for Asia. Robinson, the former MD for Eastern Platinum, would provide mining expertise, leadership and guidance to the group’s South... 

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