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Nadine James

Nadine James

Nadine James is a Features Deputy Editor for Mining Weekly.

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Boipelo uses experience to court juniors

27th March 2020 Coal-focused Boipelo Mining Contractors – a Level 2 broad-based black economic empowerment joint venture formed by Murray & Roberts Cementation (MRC) and the Amandla TM Group – having recognised the opportunity presented by divesting majors, is actively courting players in the midtier and,... 

Flexibility, knowledge assist in cost reduction

27th March 2020 The coal sector faces immense cost pressures, which are influenced and  exacerbated by uncontrollable macroeconomic factors, notes vibrating equipment solutions provider Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. However, she comments that Kwatani has sought to mitigate the impact of these factors by reducing... 

De Beers’ rough diamonds sales fall to $355m

4th March 2020 Diamond miner De Beers earned $355-million from the sale of rough diamonds in its second sales cycle of this year. CEO Bruce Cleaver on Wednesday noted that, in response to improved demand for rough diamonds during the first sales cycle, the company, recognised the impact of the Covid-19, or... 

Sibanye settles Marikana streaming deal

4th March 2020 Dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater’s subsidiaries, Western Platinum, Eastern Platinum and Lonmin – collectively known as the Marikana operations – have entered into a release and cancellation agreement with RFW Lonmin Investments regarding the early settlement of a prior streaming agreement. The... 

SA mining showing ‘steady improvement’, but concerns linger

13th December 2019 It was a mixed bag for the South African mining sector in the South African mining sector, with announcements of renewed investment and newly commissioned operations interspersed with announcements of retrenchments and divestments. This dichotomy is underlined by Eversheds Sutherland partner and... 

SA mining showing ‘steady improvement’, but concerns linger

13th December 2019 It was a mixed bag for the South African mining sector in the South African mining sector, with announcements of renewed investment and newly commissioned operations interspersed with announcements of retrenchments and divestments. This dichotomy is underlined by Eversheds Sutherland partner and... 

Venetia Underground on track to start production in 2021

11th October 2019 The $2-billion Venetia Diamond Mine Underground project remains on track and within budget to achieve first production in 2021. At steady-state production, 5.9-million tonnes of ore will be treated in the existing process plant to produce some 4.5-million carats a year.  Anglo American subsidiary... 

11kV VSD adds significant flexibility and versatility to product offering

11th October 2019 e newly developed WEG 11 kV variable-speed drive (VSD) – which forms part of WEG Automation Africa’s new MVW3000 product line – is particularly suited to retrofit applications, notes WEG Automation Africa projects and engineering senior manager Kirk Moss. He explains that the 11kV VSD complements... 

Venetia Underground on track to start production in 2021

11th October 2019 The $2-billion Venetia Diamond Mine Underground project remains on track and within budget to achieve first production in 2021. At steady-state production, 5.9-million tonnes of ore will be treated in the existing process plant to produce some 4.5-million carats a year.  Anglo American subsidiary... 

Emerging entrepreneurs finding it difficult to break into mining sector

27th September 2019 Given the sheer number of supplier and enterprise development programmes implemented by mining houses, aided by the Mining Charter III allowing companies to offset up to 30% of their procurement budget against supplier and enterprise development – subject to additional requirements, the local... 

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