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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

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

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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. 

400 new Eastern Cape jobs

11th February 2005 Volkswagen’s new R300-million bus-and-truck assembly plant in the Eastern Cape will create 400 new jobs. This is in addition to the 1 200 jobs the company, which employs 6 000 people, has created at the Uitenhage plant during 2004. 

One gold operation closes as another opens up

11th February 2005 Gold Fields’ strategy of moving to high-grade mining would result in the closing of two of the 22 operating shafts of the company. 

Sub-R70 000/kg gold-cost target

11th February 2005 The 4% increase in production and 4% decrease in costs have resulted in more gold being produced at a lower cost by South African gold producer Gold Fields. 

New book tells of Joburg’s early labour activism

4th February 2005 It was in the early days of Johannesburg when the first South African trade unions were established – an era of rebellion, strikes and when Scottish socialist James Bain played an important role in the founding of these unions and the fate of Johannesburg. 

New uranium-mine ends decades of inactivity

4th February 2005 The first uranium is scheduled to emerge from a resuscitated Klerksdorp mine early in 2007, signalling the end of decades of inactivity in uranium mining. 

Project in the clouds

28th January 2005 Aquarius Platinum’s Everest mine is at a level above sea where clouds enfold the mining activities, potentially making it the highest platinum mine in South Africa at 1 700 m above sea level. 

R50-billion unlocked for foreign listings

21st January 2005 An estimated R50-billion has been unlocked for investment in foreign companies that are listed on the JSE Securities Exchange (JSE), Mining Weekly has been told. 

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