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By: Alida Odendaal Tender work arising from state contracts 

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By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Unlocking human potential and serving mines, mineworkers and community Date and Place of Birth: May 10, 1981, Soweto, Johannesburg Education: Elsie Ngidi Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto; Siyamukela High School, Madadeni, Newcastle; Marketing Degree, University of... 

AMCU prepared to strike for next six months

By: Natasha Odendaal The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union on Thursday stood firm on its wage demands of R12 500 a month, saying it was prepared to continue striking for the next six months at platinum producers Impala Platinum (Implats), Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum. The union, which led a... 

Wescoal earnings up as mining business shines

By: Natasha Odendaal Coal-mining junior Wescoal on Monday said it remained confident of maintaining its momentum as half-year earnings rise over 60%. The JSE-listed group delivered headline earnings and headline earnings a share of R18.1-million and 11.4c respectively during the six months to September, a jump from... 

Company Announcement: Gas Week 2013

Awakening the Sleeping Gas Giants of Africa 

Company Announcement:Gas Week 2013 Diary Announcement

Inaugural and comprehensive event addressing all regulatory, technical and commercial developments in shale gas, CBM and offshore gas exploration and production 

Expanded capabilities offering secures new contracts in Africa

By: Chantelle Kotze Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation has been awarded new contracts in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Botswana during 2012 through expanding the capabilities of its mine development, mine engineering, mine services and contract mining... 

Mine labour strife ‘severely’ impacts on M&R

By: Natasha Odendaal JSE-listed construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) on Wednesday warned of the possible negative impact emerging from the wave of industrial unrest across the mining sector. The labour unrest had a “severe” impact on the M&R Cementation subsidiary and cost the group about R200-million, as... 

Company Announcement: Bobcat Equipment Rental SA - Highest Rated Plant Hire Company in 2012

Bobcat Equipment Rental SA (Pty) Ltd is the proud recipient of the 2012 PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award for excellence 

27/04/2012 (On-The-Air)

By: Martin Creamer Prehistoric worms found deep in a Free State gold mine may hold the key to South Africa’s acid mine water problem; South Africans have been appointed to advise the government of Cameroon on the development of its mining industry; and the Gautrain Management Agency is studying the economic... 

11/06/2010 (On-The-Air)

By: Martin Creamer South Africa's State-backed electric car pioneer has unveiled a three-wheeler; The search is on for 5 000 MW of electricity relief by 2016; the much-anticipated Chinese bid is now in to wrest two South African gold mines away from the financially troubled Aurora. 

On-The-Air (08/05/09)

By: Martin Creamer In today's broadcast: Middle Eastern investors keen to rescue Pamodzi; the 15 km of tunnelling for Gauteng's R25-billion Gautrain is already virtually done and dusted; the Xstrata-Merafe chrome joint venture seemingly achieving miracles, still doggedly refusing to retrench a single employee... 

Pressure on for cleaner coal use

By: Martin Creamer While many countries are now pursuing coal-to-liquids (CTL) as a means of providing transport fuel, many see the need for CTL to clean up its act in order to lessen its impact on climate change through excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) emission. 

Daily podcast – July 10, 2008

By: Shannon de Ryhove In today's podcast: the Gautrain tunnel collapse on Oxford road will not have any significant impact on the project's schedule, Safcol investigates the possibility of producing more than 20 MW of electricity from forestry waste, and the project cost of the Kalagadi manganese project is escalating... 

Wesizwe to move ahead with R5,6bn, 230 000-t/m project

By: Dennis Ndaba JSE-listed platinum exploration and development company, Wesizwe Platinum mine, has given the go-ahead for the construction of a new R5,6-billion mine on the Frischgewaagd-Ledig complex, following positive results from a bankable feasibility study (BFS) that was delivered on time and within budget. 

Local company chosen to supply miners' cap lamps for Gautrain project

By: Dennis Ndaba Local company Optimac has been chosen for the supply of miner's cap lamps for the Gautrain rapid-rail project. 

SA coal at Saudi level of oil equivalent

By: Martin Creamer South Africa has as many barrels of oil equivalent in its coal reserves as Saudi Arabia has in its oil reserves, says Sasol CEO Pat Davies. 

KIO budgets R1,4bn capex for July-Dec period

By: Matthew Hill Iron ore producer Kumba Iron Ore (KIO) plans to spend up to R1,4-billion on capital projects in the second-half of 2007, as it ramps up production at the Sishen expansion project (SEP), the firm said on Friday. 

Proposed HF acid project spurs growth plans at Vergenoeg

By: Matthew Hill Supplying fluorspar to a new hydrofluoric acid plant mooted for Richards Bay would have a substantial effect on diversified-miner Metorex’s Vergenoeg mine’s revenues, pushing them up by as much as 25%, the firm said. 

Metorex has permission to export DRC concentrate

By: Matthew Hill South African mid-tier diversified miner Metorex said on Friday that it had not been affected by governor of the Democratic Rebublic of Congo Katanga province governor Moise Katumbi’s ban on raw ore exports, and did not expect to be. Speaking in an interview with Mining Weekly Online, at its... 

On-The-Air (09/02/2007)

Every Friday morning, SAfm's AMLive's radio anchor John Perlman speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday's At the Coalface transcript: Perlman: A big spotlight on transport especially with 2010 coming up. I... 

On-The-Air (08/12/2006)

By: Yolande Botes Every Friday morning, SAfm's AMLive's radio anchor Nikiwe Bikitsha speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday's At the Coalface transcript: Bikitsha: A R150-million carrot is being dangled in front of the Gautrain... 

France's biggest bank sets up in Joburg to serve Southern African resources industry

By: Martin Creamer France’s biggest bank opened a representative office in Johannesburg to serve Southern Africa’s resources industry. 

France's biggest bank re-opens in Joburg with new mining focus

By: Martin Creamer France's biggest bank opened its doors in Johannesburg on Wednesday offering a strengthened mining-and-metals focus. Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) Paribas global head project finance Christophe Rousseau told Mining Weekly Online, in an exclusive interview at the new Johannesburg representative... 

Mining supply-chain facing skills time bomb, CEO warns

By: Nicola Mawson The South African mining and quarrying industry's supply-chain is facing a skills time bomb, Terranova CEO Brett Bowes said at today's release of the Barloworld Logistics' 2006 SupplyChainForesight report. This time bomb was the main threat to mining's supply-chain and was greater than currency... 

Drop in productivity prompts new strategy

By: thamashni naidoo Stephen Drotter's leadership pipeline concept adopted 

BEE company exploring and mining in the DRC

By: Mariaan Webb A 100% South African black-empowered and diversified-resources company, Mineral Capital Assets (MCA), has signed several diamond-partnership agreements, of which the most significant is the joint venture between the company and Service National (SN) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Metorex consolidates Ruashi stake

Mid-tier South African miner Metorex has announced that it has, as of the end of last month, increased its interests in Ruashi Holdings from 68% to 76%. 

On-The-Air (27/05/2005)

Every Friday morning, SAfm's AMLive's radio anchor Nikiwe Bikitsha speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday's At the Coalface transcript: Bikitsha: A South African company has signed a joint venture to explore... 

Sasol to enter new era of 'synfuels plus'

By: Martin Creamer The planned increase in South Africa’s power-generation capacity is expected to give rise to new coal-supply patterns. 

Synfuels plus

By: Martin Creamer The planned increase in South Africa’s power-generation capacity is expected to give rise to new coal-supply patterns. 

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