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Esmarie Iannucci

 

Esmarie Iannucci is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia for Mining Weekly.

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Received BTech degree in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology

Wesizwe gains total control of flagship SA platinum project

2nd September 2008 Black empowered platinum producer Wesizwe Platinum on Tuesday announced its intention to acquire Anglo Platinum’s entire 37% stake in the Western Bushveld Joint Venture (WBJV) for R1,162-billion, in exchange for 211-million new shares in Wesizwe. Wesizwe CEO Mike Solomon said as part of this... 

Lonmin again rejects Xstrata bid, says came at ‘challenging’ time

2nd September 2008 Platinum producer Lonmin on Tuesday rejected the $10-billion hostile offer from diversified miner Xstrata, saying it undervalued the company and that shareholders should not to take any action. 

Seismic event claims life at Simmer & Jack

1st September 2008 Uranium and gold producer Simmer & Jack on Monday reported that a seismic event at its Buffelsfontein gold mine claimed the life of one mineworker, and injured another. The incident took place at the mine’s No 2 shaft, triggering the fall of ground in the stope where the miners were working. 

Waterberg region to significantly boost SA’s coal reserves as deadline for depletion looms

1st September 2008 Of the initial 55-billion tons of coal reserves, South Africa has an estimated 30-billion tons of proven coal reserves left, which would only offer supply for the next 40 to 50 years, said senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost on Monday. 

Golden metal prices failing to float golden galleons

22nd August 2008 The golden gold price should be lifting all boats, but it’s not. South Africa’s biggest gold galleons are living with share values reflective of lesser times. Even when the metal price of gold rose to an all-time high this year, major local gold producers, such as AngloGold Ashanti and Gold... 

Golden metal prices failing to float golden galleons

22nd August 2008 The golden gold price should be lifting all boats, but it’s not. 

Fully explore coal discard use to improve security, urges govt

27th June 2008 Unlocking the energy potential within South Africa’s mountain of discard coal is challenging some of the country’s best brains. Besides the stockpiles of duff coal, discard coal, and slurry coal already on surface, more is being produced yearly through the mining process itself, and a... 

Fully explore coal discard use to improve security, urges government

27th June 2008 Unlocking the energy potential within South Africa’s mountain of discard coal is challenging some of the country’s best brains.  

Arson to blame for many underground fires - commentators

2nd May 2008 Underground mine arson is a real threat in today’s mining industry, says fire technology and consulting services Firelab. “Arson, as such, is a very sensitive subject but the reality is that it does take place,” says Firelab’s fire and industrial risk specialist, Karel van... 

Arson to blame for many underground fires, say commentators

2nd May 2008 Underground mine arson is a real threat in today’s mining industry, says fire technology and consulting services, Firelab. “Arson, as such, is a very sensitive subject but the reality is that it does take place,” says Firelab’s fire and industrial risk specialist Karel van... 

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