R/€ = 16.01 Change: -0.04
R/$ = 14.14 Change: -0.02
Au 1334.90 $/oz Change: 11.85
Pt 815.85 $/oz Change: 10.75


Waheed Sulaiman

By: Martin Creamer     12th October 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Waheed Sulaiman, the CEO of Wescoal, a 400-employee, R750-milion South African coal mining and trading company 

Mining Indaba intensely focused on driving capital into African mining 

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2018 An investment pavilion will be introduced at the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba to drive capital into African mining with even greater intensity, MD Alex Grose said on Thursday. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online during a media roundtable, Grose also revealed that more time would be... 

Thakadu’s nickel plant secures R50m black industrialist grant

By: Martin Creamer     23rd January 2018 Innovative metals and energy company Thakadu Battery Materials has secured a R50-million black industrialist grant from South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the construction of its pure nickel sulphate plant in North West province, which will make use of platinum producer... 

Relook at low-carat pipes could spring big diamond surprises   

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2017 Diamond kimberlites with a very low number of carats per hundred tons have in the past tended to be passed over by diamond mine developers, but their propensity to host big Type II diamonds that sell for large sums of money is now being acknowledged. Although diamond company De Beers walked away... 

Outa accuses Eskom consultants of ‘gambling’ with public money

By: Kim Cloete     19th October 2017 The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has alleged that Eskom consultants Trillian Capital Partners have been “dabbling” in derivatives and losing billions of rands in the process. “Trillian has been dabbling in derivatives with our public money, racking up losses of R27-billion,” Outa... 

Charl Groenewald

By: Ilan Solomons     15th September 2017 This week Mining Weekly features Charl Groenewald, the customer support executive of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa, the Caterpillar dealer for Southern Africa, Iberia, Siberia and Russia Far East 

Mandla Gantsho to replace Fani Titi as Kumba chair

By: Martin Creamer     25th July 2017 Kumba Iron Ore chairperson Fani Titi is to step down from the board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company from September 30 and will be replaced by Dr Mandla Gantsho, who has been appointed as chairperson designate. Gantsho will join the board on August 1 and will succeed Titi... 

Banro appoints new CFO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2017 Democratic Republic of Congo-focused gold miner Banro Corporation has appointed Rory Taylor CFO. Taylor is a senior finance executive with over 18 years of international public company experience. 

If Koko returns, it won’t be as acting CEO, Brown avers, as she unveils interim board

By: Terence Creamer     23rd June 2017 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on the new interim leadership of embattled power utility Eskom to give priority attention to addressing the management of contracts, conflicts of interest and the quality of coal being supplied to its power stations. Speaking following the Eskom... 

Emerging phosphate miner gains momentum, aims to ‘change’ mining perception

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th November 2016 Emerging miner Kropz is working to change the perception of mining and become the new industry benchmark through the responsible operation and rehabilitation of the  Elandsfontein phosphate mine, near Saldanha Bay. The R1.35-billion Western Cape-based mine, a 70:30 joint venture between Kropz and... 

Ruli Diseko

By: Martin Creamer     25th November 2016 This week we feature Ruli Diseko, CEO of Thakadu, a metals and energy beneficiation company involved in the construction of a $14-million purification plant at Lonmin's base metals refinery  

AfDB provides R4.2m for South African sustainable mining efforts

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th October 2016 To develop skills and knowledge in sustainable development and mining, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted R4.2-million to an initiative run by the South African government and the University of Cape Town (UCT). Aimed at helping turn the minerals extraction and beneficiation... 

Bauba appoints new FD

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th October 2016 Carl-Heinz Gernandt has, for personal reasons, resigned as FD of junior miner Bauba Platinum. He will be succeeded by Jonathan Knowlden, who holds a BCom financial accounting degree and a postgraduate diploma in accounting from the University of Cape Town. 

Keith Vroon

16th September 2016 This week we feature Keith Anthony Vroon, CEO of Novus Holdings, a commercial printing and manufacturing company 

National project more than halfway to meeting goal

By: Aarifah Nosarka     16th September 2016 The National Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies Flagship Project, or Hydrogen South Africa (HySA), is more than halfway through its 15-year timeline and 40% of the milestones on the road to achieving the goal of commercialisation of locally developed fuel cell technology on the international... 

Adelaide Ruiters

By: Martin Creamer     26th August 2016 This week we feature Adeliade Ruiters, founder and CEO of Adelaide Ruiters Mining & Exploration (ARME), a South African majority black woman-owned junior mining company 

Boris Kamstra

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2016 This week we feature Boris Kamstra, the CEO of Alphamin Resources, a 400-employee South Africa-based company engaged in a tin mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo 

De Beers must learn to thrive in uncertainty – new CEO

By: Martin Creamer     11th July 2016 Diamond miner and marketer De Beers must learn to thrive in uncertainty, says new CEO Bruce Cleaver, who took over the reins from outgoing CEO Philippe Mellier on July 1. In a blog on the De Beers website, Cleaver writes that the future of the diamond sector presents both known and unknown... 

Waheed Sulaiman

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2016 This week we feature Waheed Sulaiman, CEO of Wescoal, the 200-employee coal-mining and coal-trading company that has a market capitalisation of R300-million 

Kennady Diamonds appoints industry veteran as new president, CEO

By: Henry Lazenby     6th April 2016 Explorer Kennady Diamonds has appointed industry veteran Dr Rory Moore as its new president and CEO effective May 1, to replace Patrick Evans who had held the positions since the company’s spin-out in 2012 from project-developing parent Mountain Province Diamonds. Kennady chairperson Jonathan... 

Reflecting on the long-destroyed Struben Monument

By: Jade Davenport     1st April 2016 It has been a year since the controversial activities of the #RhodesMustFall protest movement at the University of Cape Town, which resulted in the removal of a bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes from a prominent position on the university's upper campus, catalysed a spate of monument and statue... 

Online mining legislation platform aiming to have all African countries on board by year-end

By: Zandile Mavuso     16th October 2015 The African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) – an online platform focussed on promoting accessibility and transparency in the mineral resources sector – aims to have all 53 countries in Africa represented on the platform by the end of this year. 

S Africa has great opportunity to develop the fuel cell industry, says expert

By: Kim Cloete     7th October 2015 World-renowned fuel cell scientist Dr Sharon Blair would like to see South Africa supply 25% of the global demand for fuel cells by 2020, stating that the country has a tremendous opportunity to develop the industry and capture a share of the growing sector. However, to do this, South Africa... 

ANC sold its people to the highest bidder says AMCU leader 

By: African News Agency      21st August 2015 The African National Congress (ANC) had, through the 2012 Marikana massacre, betrayed black workers said Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) leader Joseph Mathunjwa on Thursday. “The massacre in Marikana was well-planned by the ANC,” said Mathunjwa. 

Waheed Sulaiman

By: Martin Creamer     17th July 2015 This week Mining Weekly features Waheed Sulaiman, the acting CEO of Wescoal, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company that is both a miner and a trader of coal. 

Thabo Kgogo

By: Ilan Solomons     10th July 2015 This week we feature Dr Thabo Kgogo, the current CEO of oil and gas operating company SacOil, who started out in resources in onshore and offshore mining operations with diamond giant De Beers 

Sulaiman takes Wescoal forward

23rd June 2015 Wescoal’s Acting CEO Waheed Sulaiman stepped up from his role as Executive Director, Commercial & Strategy for Wescoal Holdings Limited to take the helm of the group when incumbent Andre Boje resigned earlier this year.  At the time he had been responsible for the Group’s development and... 


5th June 2015 The Professional Development Project of the Faculty of Law, UCT, is pleased to present its three-day Legal Writing course on 24 to 26 May 2015. ABOUT THE COURSE The written word is one of the most important tools of most professions, but especially the legal profession where words are used to... 

StratMin appoints CEO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th May 2015 Graphite miner StratMin has appointed Brett Boynton as CEO and executive director with immediate effect. StratMin MD Manoli Yannaghas would step down from the board of directors with immediate effect. 

David Brown

By: Martin Creamer     24th April 2015 Coal of Africa, a future coking coal producer. 

An introduction to SA Energy Law

15th April 2015 AN INTRODUCTION TO SA ENERGY LAW    The Professional Development Project and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with leading firms of South African attorneys, are pleased to present an introductory course on South... 

#RhodesMustFall debate

By: Jade Davenport     27th March 2015 The contentious debate surrounding the removal of the statue of pioneering mining magnate and British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes has, yet again, flared up. However, this time, given the actions of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Students Representative Council president – throwing human... 

SA meets more nuclear vendors amid ‘costly diversion’ criticism 

By: Terence Creamer     26th November 2014 The Department of Energy (DoE) confirmed on Wednesday that the second nuclear vendor parade workshop, which took place at a venue in the Drakensberg, had been concluded with delegations from China, France, South Korea and the US. The first such workshop, which was also held in the Drakensberg in... 


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