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Nadine James

Nadine James

Nadine James is a Features Deputy Editor for Mining Weekly.

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Pandemic amplifies trend toward inclusive modernisation

23rd October 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced mining companies to “fundamentally rethink” the way they operate, says Minerals Council South Africa modernisation and safety senior executive Sietse van der Woude. He adds that the shift to remote working and flexible working hours has highlighted humanity’s... 

Research critical to addressing Covid-19

23rd October 2020 Having recognised that fundamental research is critical to supporting the mining industry and others in dealing with the impact of Covid-19, the Minerals Council South Africa’s CEO Zero Harm Forum reallocated research funding to focus on three Covid-19-related areas. Research 

Oxygen initiative assists in fight against Covid-19

23rd October 2020 Minerals Council South Africa  health head Dr Thuthula Balfour explains that the Minerals Council and its members recognised early on that the Eastern Cape would need assistance in addressing Covid-19. It is a mining-affected province, without mines. Historically, the industry has drawn many... 

Experience from other health crises shaped mining industry’s rapid pandemic response

23rd October 2020 While virologists and risk analysts have been theorising about the effects of a global pandemic for years, few could have imagined the Covid-19 pandemic’s transformative impact on society. Even after the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a public health emergency in January, “how many... 

Council continues to advance women’s agenda

23rd October 2020 Minerals Council South Africa health head Dr Thuthula Balfour believes that Covid-19 has provided a springboard to drive change within companies –  which have had to adapt to a ‘new normal’ by automating certain work processes, while enabling flexible working hours – adding that this adaptation... 

Experience from other health crises shaped mining industry’s rapid pandemic response

23rd October 2020 While virologists and risk analysts have been theorising about the effects of a global pandemic for years, few could have imagined the Covid-19 pandemic’s transformative impact on society. Even after the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a public health emergency in January, “how many... 

Bullish sentiment about PGMs sector’s immediate outlook, long-term potential

18th September 2020 Speakers at the September 9 virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, hosted against the backdrop of historically high prices for certain platinum-group metals (PGMs), seemed cautiously optimistic about the immediate outlook for, and long-term potential of, the PGMs sector. The event, organised by... 

Bullish sentiment about PGMs sector’s immediate outlook, long-term potential

18th September 2020 Speakers at the September 9 virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, hosted against the backdrop of historically high prices for certain platinum-group metals (PGMs), seemed cautiously optimistic about the immediate outlook for, and long-term potential of, the PGMs sector. The event, organised by... 

Sibanye-Stillwater eyes battery metals

10th September 2020 Having started its diversification strategy by venturing into platinum-group metals (PGMs) in 2016, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman says the company is now considering diversifying into battery metals. In response to a question posed during the PGMs Industry Day on September 9, he stated,... 

Mechanisation key to long-term industry sustainability

9th September 2020 Conventional platinum group metals (PGMs) producers are likely to struggle into 2037, as their exposure to increasing labour costs and low production rates tighten margins, Platinum Group Metals CEO R Michael Jones said on September 9. Speaking at the PGMs Industry Day hosted online, he cited... 

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