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Tata aiming to take African business to the next level

25th September 2015

Multinational company Tata is looking to take its business on the African continent to the next level. Tata Sons business development and public affairs head Madhu Kannan told journalists that... 


Indian firm moves key staff to Tanzania as result of SA visa delays

25th September 2015

South African visa delays have prompted global trading and distribution company Tata International to relocate some key staff from its African headquarters in Johannesburg, to Tanzania. Addressing... 


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... 


RESCUE CHALLENGES The SAESI 2015 training component includes various challenges during which emergency management services personnel can compete individually or as a tea

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... 


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... 


DANGEROUS BUSINESS
Workplace monitoring is crucial to ensure that mining risks are mitigated and incidents avoided

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... 


STRICTER REGULATION
Suppliers in the mining industry would in future, most likely have to comply with all the elements of the revised BBBEE codes to retain a competitive recognition level

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... 


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... 


FIRST DSAP INTAKE Inspired by the Swiss and German training model, the students spend two weeks a month at the Western Cape and Eastern Cape TVETs and two weeks at one of five participating companies to gain practical experience

South African firms yet to fully embrace dual-system apprenticeship model

1st May 2015

While results from the first year of the dual-system apprenticeship project (DSAP) pilot in South Africa have been positive, with a second intake of learners and additional pilot sites being... 


Company secures refurbishment contract

30th January 2015

Total technology solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals’ client support services division secured the supply and installation contract in November last year for the refurbishment of a  Redler... 


SA studying Swiss training model as it seeks remedies to youth unemployment blight

23rd January 2015

Balance is the key to a working education system, as both practically or vocationally trained workers and those with academic qualifications are needed to fulfil a country’s needs, Swiss State... 


Sapoa to partner with DPW to tackle property-related issues

16th January 2015

The South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) is hoping to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Public Works (DPW) early next year to collaborate on issues... 


Anglo’s Kweyama appointed as Busa CEO

16th January 2015

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... 


2014 a ‘tough year’ for most construction companies despite promising start

12th December 2014

Although the year had started off with a lot of promise, the 2014 financial year had proved to be a tough one for most construction companies, PwC partner Andries Rossouw said on Tuesday. He said... 


Commercial vehicle incentive guidelines approved

12th December 2014

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles – Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) guidelines aimed at stimulating investment into the... 


Rhodes professor appointed to UN advisory panel

12th December 2014

Rhodes University Distinguished Professor Tebello Nyokong has been appointed to a United Nations (UN) high-level panel to advise on the organisational and operational aspects of the proposed... 


New maritime division to open new markets for Denel

12th December 2014

Through the establishment of the new Denel Integrated Systems and Maritime (DISM) division, State-owned Denel was adding to its existing strengths in the landward and aerospace arenas, while also... 


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... 


New HySA centre to promote PGM beneficiation, South Africa’s hydrogen economy

12th December 2014

The work of the newly launched Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Infrastructure facilities located at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, would promote South Africa’s... 


Newly appointed Busa CEO Khanyisile Kweyama

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... 


SAB aims to put 5 000 small farmers into business by 2020

5th December 2014

South African Breweries (SAB) would aim to put 5 000 smallholder farmers, to supply its South African operations, into production by 2020, corporate affairs and transformation director Monwabisi... 


Iveco assembly plant to be fully operational by June, targets Tshwane BRT

5th December 2014

Iveco South Africa (SA) Works’ new truck and bus assembly plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria, would be fully operational by June next year, chairperson Dr Anna Mokgokong said on Wednesday, adding that the... 


ABG shareholders approve name change to Acacia Mining

5th December 2014

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – 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... 


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

5th December 2014

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – 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... 


Omnia expecting future benefit from new underground mining product, H1 profit lower

5th December 2014

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Specialised chemicals provider Omnia was expecting to see financial gains from its new underground charging unit, which enables it to take its emulsion into the... 


Competition Commission recommends approval of Anglo American, Samancor transaction

5th December 2014

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The Competition Commission on Thursday recommended the approval of the merger that would see mining major Anglo American gain joint control over chrome-ore mining... 


Namib DFS shows low risk and robust economics

5th December 2014

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The definitive feasibility study (DFS) for Aim-listed North River Resources’ Namib lead/zinc/silver mine, in Namibia, has confirmed that the project is technically... 


First diamonds exported from Baoulé trail mining

4th December 2014

The first diamonds have been exported from Aim-listed Stellar Diamonds’ 75%-owned Baoulé project, in Guinea, the company announced on Thursday. The parcel of 941 ct, including gem diamonds up to 9... 


Study shows economic benefit of concurrent openpit mining, underground development at Tongo

3rd December 2014

An independent study undertaken at Aim-listed diamond development company Stellar Diamonds’ 100%-owned Tongo kimberlite Dyke-1 project, in Sierra Leone, has shown attractive economics for... 


Colluli PFS will determine project balance – South Boulder CEO

3rd December 2014

The prefeasibility study (PFS) of ASX-listed South Boulder Mines’ (SBM’s) Colluli project, in Eritrea, was an exercise of scale through which the company would determine the correct balance between... 


PEA determines IRR of 267% for Blanket mine

2nd December 2014

A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) based on triple-listed Caledonia Mining’s 49%-owned Blanket mine’s revised investment plan has determined an internal rate of return (IRR) of 267% for the... 


Assore to subscribe for up to 30.3% in IronRidge

2nd December 2014

JSE-listed mining holding company Assore would subscribe for 70.83-million shares in Australia-based explorer IronRidge Resources for £6.98-million. Depending on the amount of equity raised by... 


Beacon Hill updates finance arrangements, strengthens balance sheet to provide solid foundation for growth

1st December 2014

Aim-listed Beacon Hill Resources has updated its financing arrangements and restructured its debt in an attempt to strengthen and de-risk its balance sheet to provide a more solid foundation for... 


RCPP definitive mining feasibility study enhances project attractiveness

1st December 2014

The definitive mining feasibility study for Tanzania-focused mineral exploration and development company Kibo Mining’s Rukwa Coal to Power Project (RCPP) has determined that its expected... 


Edenville to identify near-term revenue opportunities to underpin Rukwa strategy

1st December 2014

African coal explorer Edenville Energy was seeking to identify near-term revenue opportunities to reduce its reliance on external financing, as well as to fulfill its longer-term objective of... 


$113m to be released to Nautilus next month on completion of State agreement

28th November 2014

Prospective seafloor miner Nautilus Minerals on Friday announced that $113-million that had been placed into escrow in May, would be released to the company on December 11, on the completion of the... 


R10bn set aside for Witwatersrand AMD mitigation

R10bn set aside for Witwatersrand AMD mitigation

28th November 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... 


Oakbay lists on JSE

28th November 2014

Investment holding company Oakbay Resources and Energy on Friday listed on the JSE’s main board, becoming the sixteenth company to list this year. The company held a 74% interest in Shiva Uranium,... 


GoldStone to focus on Homase/Akrokerri project

28th November 2014

Following the acquisition of a 33.45% controlling interest in Aim-listed GoldStone by exploration and development company Stratex, GoldStone’s newly constituted board has decided that the company’s... 


Stellar reports higher Tongo Dyke-1 reserves, diamond grade

28th November 2014

Aim-listed Stellar Diamonds on Friday announced a 35% increase in the Joint Ore Reserves Committee- (Jorc-) compliant inferred resource for its 100%-owned Tongo kimberlite Dyke-1 project, in Sierra... 


Osisko closes C$100m credit facility

28th November 2014

Gold-focused royalty and stream company Osisko Gold Royalties has closed its C$100-million revolving credit facility with the National Bank of Canada. The credit facility, which could be increased... 


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