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Glenover reports positive drilling results at Limpopo rare earths prospect

27th January 2012 The global rare earths industry is in a state of flux, says natural resource exploration company Galileo Resources executive chairman Colin Bird.  

New book scrutinises the South African mining industry’s labour regime

16th December 2011 The future labour regime within the mining industry will be difficult to change, says South African author Dr Morley Nkosi.  

Much-opposed nationalisation proposal unlikely to be implemented – Chamber of Mines CEO

9th December 2011 Nationalisation will not take place as there are too many leaders opposing its implementation, South African Chamber of Mines CEO Bheki Sibiya said at the African Mining Network end-of-year gala event, on November 17.  

Construction of State-owned Vlakfontein coal mine 95% complete

9th December 2011 The first State-owned coal-mining venture in South Africa, the Vlakfontein mine, is 95% complete, says construction company Paramount Construction commercial manager Richard Hein.  

Mining fatalities decline, but more still needs to be done

2nd December 2011 The mining sector has seen a reduction in the number of mine accidents over the past decade; however, a collective effort by the State, employers and organised labour is still required to prevent fatalities said chief inspector of mining David Msiza. 

MDM awarded DRC process, project management contract

2nd December 2011 Minerals process and project management company MDM Engineering has been awarded an engineering procurement and construction management contract for a dense media separation (DMS) plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  

Significant drive towards increasing local content

25th November 2011 A globally increasing awareness of the benefits for countries of increased local content in industry is being further stimulated by the prospect of a double-dip recession. Increased local content supply is widely held to result in more jobs and the growth or protection of local economies.... 

Affected communities have not beeen consulted on AMD solution, activist says

25th November 2011 No consultation process has been carried out on the proposed acid mine drainage (AMD) solution for the affected individuals, says Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE) CEO Mariette Liefferink. 

Significant drive towards increasing local content

25th November 2011 A globally increasing awareness of the benefits of increased local content in industry within countries is being further stimulated by the prospect of a double dip recession.  

Good mine prospects for South Africa, but investor environment needs attention

25th November 2011 South Africa needs to make itself more attractive to mining investors, independent political analyst Daniel Silke said at explosives specialist BME’s nineteenth conference.  

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