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Simone Liedtke

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AfriTin confirms Uis processing plant commissioning under way

7th June 2019 Aim-listed AfriTin Mining on Tuesday confirmed that commissioning of the processing plant at its flagship asset, the Uis tin mine, in Namibia, had now started and was being conducted in a phased manner. Phase 1 of the pilot plant project will start with the testing of mechanical installations and... 

Industry generally welcomes Gwede Mantashe as Minerals and Energy Minister

7th June 2019 In a move that has, so far, generally been welcomed by the mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Gwede Mantashe as the Mineral Resources and Energy Minister. This, law firm Herbert Smith Freehills director Patrick Leyden says, follows on the back of Mantashe having made... 

TFR to conduct yearly maintenance shutdown on MMC line this month

5th June 2019 State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will be conducting its yearly maintenance shutdown on the Mineral Mining and Chrome (MMC) line from June 4 to 10.  The shutdown will allow TFR to undertake maintenance work that cannot take place during normal occupational conditions. 

Employee dies in accident at Harmony’s Welkom mine

5th June 2019 A Harmony Gold employee died in a scraper-winch-related accident at the Tshepong mine, in Welkom, on Wednesday morning. An investigation into the incident was under way, the miner confirmed. 

Toro’s Mako mine exceeds expectations

5th June 2019 Gold miner Toro Gold’s Mako mine, in Senegal, continues to outperform production and cost forecasts, while maintaining a strong safety record, CEO Martin Horgan says. The mine had maintained its performance momentum from 2018 over the first quarter of this year, with operations, gold production,... 

Top miners doing well, but not getting credit for it – PwC

4th June 2019 The world’s top 40 mining companies continued to consolidate their performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, PwC’s ‘Mine 2019’ report, published on Tuesday, states. Combined, these companies’ revenue had increased by 8% year-on-year, which PwC says was buoyed by... 

Kenmare growth plans on track as WCP B relocation is approved

4th June 2019 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources’ board has approved the $106-million relocation of wet concentrator plant (WCP) B to the Pilivili ore zone at Moma titanium minerals mine, in northern Mozambique. This follows the completion of a definitive feasibility study, which confirmed the technical and economic... 

IHHA conference to ‘better equip’ Transnet to take advantage of global knowledge, technology

31st May 2019 As it keeps the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in mind, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is hopeful that the upcoming International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference will provide the State-owned entity with an opportunity to not just showcase South African capabilities and potential to the... 

Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst

31st May 2019 Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China dispute unfolds, says multidisciplinary research team Afriforesight's chief precious metals analyst... 

Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst

31st May 2019 Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China dispute unfolds, says multidisciplinary research team Afriforesight's chief precious metals analyst... 

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