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Leandi Kolver

Leandi Kolver

Leandi Kolver is Creamer Media Deputy Editor Features for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


New book showcases South Africa’s mining history

31st July 2015 Showcasing the South African mining industry through prominent artworks Ode to the Miner, published by Dream Africa Productions and Publishing, comments on the role that mining played in South Africa’s political, economic and cultural history. Ode to the Miner publisher Sas Kloppers tells Mining... 

Mining industry to benefit from emergency services event

24th July 2015 Mine owners and mining-sector stakeholders will benefit from attending the 2015 South African Emergency Services Institute (SAESI) Conference, Exhibition and Training event owing to the inherent risks of the industry, conference organiser Sean Macnamara from Interact Media Defined tells Mining... 

Event highlights explosives health and enviro risks

24th July 2015 The health and environmental issues pertaining to explosives have to be addressed, says Mogorosi Communications conference producer Grace Gambiza, commenting on topics discussed at the third Annual Explosives Conference, which took place on May 26 and 27, in Johannesburg. Mogorosi Communications... 

Better understanding of fire risks needed – industry body

24th July 2015 Persons working in hazardous locations have to understand their environment, its associated risks and the applicable laws and standards better, the South African Flameproof Association (Safa) tells Mining Weekly, stating that education is of paramount importance. In addition, better monitoring in... 

Mining Charter alignment to cement impact of new BBBEE codes

17th July 2015 While the mining industry, which is regulated by the Department of Mineral Resources, has, to date, been relatively shielded from the impact of the amended Broad-based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice published and regulated by the Department of Trade and Industry, the... 

Zimele fund already aligned with new BBBEE codes

17th July 2015 Mining major Anglo American did not have to change the way its enterprise development arm Zimele functioned to adapt to the amended Broad-based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice, which came into force in May, Zimele MD Hlonela Lupuwana tells Mining Weekly. She explains... 

R10bn set aside for Witwatersrand AMD mitigation

12th December 2014 The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has set aside an estimated R10-billion to mitigate acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand goldfields. In a statement issued following a meeting between Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and mining experts, the DWS said this funding would... 

Anglo American director appointed as Busa CEO

5th December 2014 Mining major Anglo American director Khanyisile Kweyama has been appointed CEO of Business Unity South Africa (Busa) for a two-year term starting January 2, 2015. Anglo American had agreed to second Kweyama for this period. 

ABG shareholders approve name change to Acacia Mining

5th December 2014 JOHANNESBURG ( – African Barrick Gold (ABG) shareholders on Wednesday voted in favour of the company’s proposed name change to Acacia Mining, with the new name to come into effect on Thursday. ABG earlier this month explained that its core objective was to develop a business that... 

South Africa’s coal-related research and development inadequate – ASSAf

5th December 2014 JOHANNESBURG ( – South Africa’s investment in coal-related research and development (R&D) was inadequate, given the fact that coal would continue to dominate the country’s energy supply for the foreseeable future, a recent study by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)... 

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