R/€ = 16.12 Change: 0.07
R/$ = 14.40 Change: 0.08
Au 1283.70 $/oz Change: 9.01
Pt 803.18 $/oz Change: 2.28

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Safe, deep level mining at record-breaking levels

3rd April 2009 Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti is pioneering safe, deep level mining, with the announcement of its record breaking, below 3 777-m working depth at Mponeng mine in early February. 

Ferrous miner works on two mainstream energy efficiency initiatives

27th February 2009 South African ferrous-miner, Kumba Iron Ore, is working on two mainstream energy efficiency initiatives, based on the company’s two energy sources, diesel and electricity, Kumba principal electrical engineer Christo Oliver tells Mining Weekly. 

Daily podcast – February 23, 2009

23rd February 2009 In today's podcast: African Rainbow Minerals triples its headline earnings; and the main shaft headgear section at Gold Fields' Kloof mine, in Carlentonville, remains closed after a worker fell to his death on Saturday. 

Proactive approach for growth

23rd January 2009 Aim-listed African-focused engineering and project management company MDM Engineering has embarked on a proactive approach to grow the company in the current global economic downturn, says MDM Engineering CEO Grant Lowman. 

Globalisation strategy to counter economic downturn

23rd January 2009 Multidisciplinary engineering consultants DRA Mineral Projects has a quietly positive outlook for the year ahead based on the secured work it currently has, says DRA Mineral Projects MD Leon Uys. 

Mine designed with closure in mind

5th December 2008 Diamond miner De Beers' new Voorspoed mine has been designed with closure in mind, the mine's environmental coordinator Gavin Anderson told Mining Weekly in an interview at the official opening at the beginning of November. 

Diamond miner invests in the Free State

5th December 2008 Diamond giant De Beers' new R1,3-billion Voorspoed mine, in South Africa's Free State province, was officially opened by Minister of Minerals and Energy Buyelwa Sonjica, early in November. 

Early commissioning brings project in on budget

5th December 2008 The newly opened Voorspoed mine of diamond-miner De Beers was commissioned nine months early and completed on budget, says Voorspoed operations manager Andy Taylor. 

4WD training simulator launched

7th November 2008 Simulator training equipment company Immersive Technologies launched its first four-wheel drive light vehicle conversion kit for advanced equipment training simulators in June. 

Explorer growing into fully fledged gold miner

7th November 2008 Gold mining company Pan African Resources CEO Jan Nelson is positive that the company will become a 500 000 ounce producer within the next five years 

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