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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb is Creamer Media Senior Researcher and Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Bank offers services as industry gears for growth

10th June 2005 Diamonds are a volatile industry, in which trust and communication play a vitally important role – especially in banking relationships. 

Exploration crucial to meet diamond demand

10th June 2005 The global diamond market has grown at an unprecedented pace in the last five years. 

Exploration yields positive results

10th June 2005 The shortfall between the supply and demand of rough diamonds is one of the reasons local company Diamond Core Resources invests in exploration and diamond development, MD Theo Botoulas says. 

Innovative grease drum a world first

10th June 2005 The manufacturing of the world’s first diamond-recovery grease drum, developed and internationally patented by local company Oblique Engineering, has been announced after two years of development. 

Fibre reinforcement being widely used in cement market

20th May 2005 Although fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC) is not a very recent technology, it is being more extensively used in many different areas of the South African concrete market. 

Cost-reduction programme makes equipment maintenance easy

13th May 2005 Tacfin, a subsidiary of the openpit mine engineering and project management company Tacmin, is an asset finance and support company that comprises former senior executives from manufacturing, engineering, geology, mining, construction, and banking houses. 

New excavator for opencast

13th May 2005 Volvo Construction Equipment, the Swedish-based original equipment manufacturer, has launched its new 70-t EC700B excavator at the recent ConExpo exhibition held in Las Vegas. 

When to use refurbished or new machinery

13th May 2005 New machinery and refurbished machinery are being used in opencast mining, but whether the one is better than the other is debatable. 

Opencast mining ends after nine years

13th May 2005 Rustenburg Platinum Mines’ Amandelbult Section, with its core business of underground mining, using conventional and trackless mining methods, is the flagship of Anglo Platinum. 

Gold company cuts costs by $50m . . .

11th February 2005 A cost-saving initiative by AngloGold Ashanti has resulted in a cut of $51,9-million, with South Africa saving $43,7-million of the grand total. 

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