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Bringing it back on course

10th March 2006 When Harmony took over Target, it was faced with falling grades and an unacceptably high cost structure. Now, to use a medical analogy, the patient has been stabilised and is improving. Harmony is looking to make the most of the proved reserves, while looking at all other value-creating options... 

North West gold-mine moves to profitability

3rd March 2006 Harmony’s Kalahari Goldridge mine (Kalgold) is situated 60 km southwest of Mafikeng in the North West province, some 300 km west of Johannesburg. The mine is situated on the Kraaipan greenstone belt and was discovered by Shell in the mid-1980s. Harmony acquired the operationin 1999 and... 

Excellent safety, rising gold price bode well for Free State mine

24th February 2006 Marginal mines often are under pressure to produce and, understandably, considerations such as safety, health and the environment, could come second to the urgent need to survive. In 2004, Harmony’s marginal Free State gold-mine, Joel, distinguished itself, after being short-listed for the... 

Formidable challenges but sound potential

17th February 2006 At De Beers, the saying is 'things are different on the West Coast' – and they are as the group's Namaqualand Mines (NM) is the group's only alluvial operation in South Africa. Mining has been continuing at NM for some 78 years and, for the last thirty, the mine has reputedly been on the... 

A lift-off for Dwarsrivier expansion

10th February 2006 When Mining Weekly drove on to the Dwarsrivier mine property, this journalist was immediately struck by the orderly appearance of the operation. 

Africa, Middle East expansion

3rd February 2006 Sandvik, through its business area Sandvik Mining and Construction, and ETS, a South African design and project management company, have signed an agreement where in the future Sandvik will develop new business opportunities for material handling in Africa and the Middle East, areas that were... 

Marula back on track

27th January 2006 When Impala Platinum (Implats) paid Platexco R1-billion for the Winnaarshoek property in 2000, it did not anticipate some of the difficulties it would experience underground at its Marula mine. 

Namibia still offers good exploration potential

23rd January 2006 Global investment inmining in Africa is looking towards destinations such as West Africa, Tanzania and, naturally, the relatively untapped wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While these countries offer exciting opportunities for those in the business of minerals, often the lack of... 

Namibia still offers good exploration potential

20th January 2006 Global investment in mining in Africa is looking towards destinations such as West Africa, Tanzania and, naturally, the relatively untapped wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Making great reserves even better

16th December 2005 'Our R3,4-billion expansion programme to access mineable reserves of 17,9-million ounces will yield an additional 1,5-million ounces of gold per annum' 

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