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Coal of Africa raises resource at flagship Limpopo project

22nd July 2008 Aim-, ASX- and JSE-listed Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) on Tuesday announced an upgraded resource of 1,335-billion tons at its Makhado (formerly Baobab) coking coal project in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The Makhado project geological model has been given to MRM, a wholly owned... 

SA smelter company wins Siberian contracts

21st July 2008 Johannesburg-based submerged-arc smelting furnace designer and supplier Tenova Pyromet would upgrade two of Norilsk Nickel’s nickel slag cleaning furnaces in Siberia. The company would supply the furnace proper, including the hearth cooling system, the steel shell and refractory lining, its... 

SACMH appoints geologist to its board

18th July 2008 JSE-listed South African Coal Mining Holdings (SACMH) has appointed Dr Vanessa Lickfold to the board as a nonexecutive director, from August 2008. Vanessa holds a BSc (Hons) in geology from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as an MSc in exploration geology from Rhodes University. She... 

Initial study of Philippines coal project by September

18th July 2008 Drilling at Dwyka Resources’ Daguma coal project, in the Philippines, would start in August, the Aim- and ASX-listed company said at the weekend, while reporting that Australian engineering services firm Sedgman has been appointed to conclude a prefeasibility study by September. The company said... 

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Initiate new manganese projects to take advantage of expected robust demand – Kalahari Resources director

18th July 2008 South Africa will have to consider new manganese projects, apart from its current and planned future mining projects, in line with the current “bullish” view, which indicates robust demand for manganese in the future. 

Coal-bed methane exploration booms as SA’s energy demand grows

18th July 2008 The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) has confirmed that there has been an increased interest in prospecting for coal-bed methane (CBM) in South Africa 

Albidon to maintain 30% in Zambian uranium project, part-fund feasibility study

18th July 2008 Africa-focused exploration and development company Albidon resolved on Wednesday to maintain its 30% interest in the Chirundu uranium joint-venture (JV) with African Energy Resources (AFR), and committed to funding its share of the bankable feasibility study (BFS) for the project in Zambia. 

SA ferrochrome producers risk losing customers’ confidence as power cuts slash output

18th July 2008 South African ferrochrome producers faced losing credibility as suppliers, as customer confidence took a dip because of the electricity cuts that producers were being asked to make, said Merafe Resources CEO Steve Phiri. 

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