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Guinea risks 'conflict and confusion' with mining eviction policy

By: Reuters     22nd March 2019 Civil society groups rejected Guinea's first policy seeking to protect people displaced by mines and dams on Thursday, saying it would worsen poverty and conflict in the mineral-rich nation. Seven human rights and development organisations asked the government not to adopt the proposed national... 

Mount Polley mine, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd March 2019 A copper, gold and silver mine located in south-central British Columbia, Canada 

Ecuador's mining push in doubt as ‘radical’ foes stall projects

By: Bloomberg     20th March 2019 Ecuador has tethered its economic fortunes to a burgeoning mining industry. Now it just needs to get bureaucrats and community leaders on board. Local opposition and red tape are hindering plans to become a mining superpower that can rival other South American nations. Less than two years ago... 

Culverts an integral component for water, road and mining infrastructure projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2019 The main function of culverts is to manage the flow of water from one side to the other of an ‘obstruction’. This can be a road, railroad, trail or other structure constructed in either the natural or designed flow path of the water. Factors to be considered before design and installation are the... 

Amplats donates 270 ha of land to support land reform 

By: Nadine James     15th March 2019 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Friday handed over 270 ha of land, worth about R26-million, to the Rustenburg local municipality and the Rustenburg Alchemy Development Trust to support sustainable land reform and transformation. Parent company Anglo American said the donation, which followed... 

Huge demand for copper, cobalt, lithium and nickel in the offing as EV uptake increases

By: Tracy Hancock     15th March 2019 Investors focused on the mining sector may not fully appreciate how quickly the electric vehicle (EV) is being adopted globally, in light of the world pursuing a low-carbon emissions future, says battery metals investment vehicle Colbalt 27 Capital chairperson and CEO Anthony Milewski, who warns... 

Contractor building infrastructure at Belfast mine

15th March 2019 Construction contractor Concor Infrastructure has been awarded the job of building dams, roads, platforms and other civil works at diversified miner Exxaro’s new digital coal mine near Belfast, in Mpumalanga. Concor Infrastructure is constructing four major dams, 26 concrete platforms and... 

Huge demand for copper, cobalt, lithium and nickel in the offing as EV uptake increases

By: Tracy Hancock     15th March 2019 Investors focused on the mining sector may not fully appreciate how quickly the electric vehicle (EV) is being adopted globally, in light of the world pursuing a low-carbon emissions future, says battery metals investment vehicle Colbalt 27 Capital chairperson and CEO Anthony Milewski, who warns... 

Malaysia to keep bauxite mining on hold amid environmental impact studies

By: Reuters     13th March 2019 Malaysia said that bauxite miners must each conduct a study on the environmental impact of their sites in the country before receiving licences to restart operations, with a moratorium on mining the aluminium raw material due to end on March 31. No date has been set for when the environmental... 

Eskom reform urgent to restore ferrochrome potential 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2019 The demise of State power utility Eskom has caused South Africa to lose its optimal position in the lucrative ferrochrome business. Because of Eskom’s decline, unbeneficiated chrome ore exports from South Africa to China have enabled the Asian giant to ascend up the ferrochrome production ladder. 

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