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Beth Shirley

Australian, South African joint venture agrees to final commercial terms

7th August 2009 Australian miner Firestone Energy and South African coal-miner Sekoko Coal have agreed to revised, final and binding commercial terms, in respect of their second agreement, following a 12% increase in the coal resource tonnage from 995,9-billion tons to 1,1-billion tons, reports Firestone. 

New Mining Charter to provide helpful details to multinationals

7th August 2009 Law firm Tabacks mining law specialist Chris Stevens says that the new Mining Charter, currently under review and set for release later in 2009, will provide greater clarity and information regarding the parameters of ownership of mines by historically disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs). This... 

Significant benefit for Australian miners in secondary listing on JSE

7th August 2009 There is significant benefit for Australian mining houses to dual list on the JSE, especially if the companies list with assets in South Africa and increase their value proposition, says JSE senior GM for marketing and business development Noah Greenhill. This is despite the perceived impediments... 

Shareholder foresees long-term relationship with DRA

26th June 2009 Investment company Shanduka Resources is confident that it will maintain its long-term commitment and 25,1% share in project house DRA Mineral Projects. 

Plant operations need to be cost and energy efficient

26th June 2009 While significant recovery of mineral material is of utmost importance in plant processing, it is equally important to ensure that high plant availabilities are achieved, while operating costs, including power consumption are reduced, says projects house DRA Mineral Projects director of process... 

Project house is preserving cash to bridge hard 
times ahead

26th June 2009 Project house DRA Mineral Projects Financial Director Stefan Venter says that although the company is strong financially, it is preserving capital, especially in the current economic downturn. 

Ceded Vhumbanani projects set for success

26th June 2009 Project house Vhumbanani’s ceded platinum concentrator projects are set for success, says project house DRA Mineral Projects projects sponsor Roger Paton. 

Coal preparation

26th June 2009 South Africa is one of the world’s leading nations in the mining, preparation and use of coal for its internal energy needs and the export market, says project house DRA Mineral Projects process engineering consultant Mark Cresswell. 

New product for conveyor systems in mine separation plants

29th May 2009 Electrical and electronic engineering company Siemens’ industry automation division has developed a new distributed motor starter for conveying applications that could be beneficial in mine separation plants, batching applications and other applications where a significant number of small motors,... 

UK company hopes to grow market share in SA mines

29th May 2009 UK-based conveyance solutions company Miniveyor Products, which has operations across the globe, hopes to increase its market share in the South African mining industry by supplying its Miniveyor equipment for smaller- and lighter- materials-handling applications. 

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