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Nadine James

Nadine James

Nadine James is a Features Deputy Editor for Mining Weekly.

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Miner expands beneficiation facilities

22nd April 2022 Platinum-group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum (Implats) has committed about R12-billion over five years to expand its Southern African processing facilities.  The company notes that the investment in its South African and Zimbabwean smelting and refining facilities will benefit the... 

Data solution boosts efficiency, aids ESG performance

22nd April 2022 Energy and electrical asset management specialist, Voltvision states that its big data software solution can help miners improve their electrical network efficiency, reduce energy costs, enhance asset performance and generate independent, accurate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurements. The... 

Failure to adopt ESG principles will resonate throughout business

22nd April 2022 Increased cognisance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles ensure that ESG, as a concept, will continue to impact all aspects of mining. ESG will become increasingly important in securing and retaining mining permits, says African law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 

Indaba allows stakeholders to nail colours to the mast

22nd April 2022 The Investing in African Mining Indaba – hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 9 to 12 – allows companies and regulators to publicly state intentions, and drive stakeholders to action, says engineering solutions provider Zutari client director Dr Eduard Vorster.  “In... 

Inability to attract youth among challenges facing mining

22nd April 2022 Global research indicates that mining, as an industry, has the greatest potential to contribute toward a greener future, and yet it is facing unprecedented recruitment pressures, with advisory services provider BDO stating that new entrants into the workforce are questioning the attractiveness of... 

Firm achieves expansion, creates new products

22nd April 2022 Having completed the expansion of its bulk emulsion explosives plant, joint venture premium explosives and blasting solutions provider Enaex Africa plans to commercialise and launch new products, says Enaex Africa CEO Francisco Baudrand.  The March completion of the expansion project was a... 

Mining houses should prioritise human rights to stave off radicalisation among communities

18th March 2022 The mining industry must work harder on implementing human rights programmes to prevent the exploitation of unhappy communities for narrow self-defeating motives, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive Tebello Chabana commented during a Human Rights Dialogue on March 17. He noted that... 

Anglo, Minerals Council ponder human rights implications of wearables, drones

17th March 2022 The growing use of surveillance technologies, drones and wearables has serious implications for employees’ and individual's rights –  to privacy, for one – which civil society and the private sector have yet to fully explore, diversified major Anglo American international, government and... 

Nominations for the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining open

8th March 2022 Industry organisation Women in Mining (WIM) UK on March 8 announced that the nominations for the fifth edition of its 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (WIM100) would open from 10:00 GMT. “We thank our confirmed sponsors, BMO Capital Markets, Heidrick & Struggles and BCG, for their... 

Preparations under way for AfCFTA’s long implementation voyage

4th March 2022 The processes meant to facilitate the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement are gaining momentum, with African countries hoping to leverage the opportunities created by the emerging single market to drive their pandemic recoveries and enhance their growth.... 

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