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Black-empowered company to produce 9% of SA’s coal

By: System Author     24th November 2000 The deal whereby 80% of the assets of coal-mining company Newcoal, formed by Anglo Coal and Billiton Coal, were sold to black-empowerment company Eyesizwe Coal, is a genuine attempt at black empowerment in the South African mining industry. 

Australia, where the natives are hostile . . .

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Once bitten, twice shy – a proverb most applicable to South African gold-mining company Durban Roodepoort Deep’s grim experiences in Australia. 

The new SA gold industry focus: consolidation, co-operation, cost

By: System Author     17th November 2000 South Africa’s struggling gold-mining sector is on the cusp of yet another phase of restructuring – once again designed to secure its long-term future. 

Rock engineering taking most safety funds

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Some 60% to 70% of Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee funds are allocated towards research in rock engineering. 

New gold industry slogan

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Editorial 

Meet the new ‘CEO’ of Bafokeng inc

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Bafokeng will diversify income, says new ‘CEO’ 

Decision within two years on taking Kalgold underground

By: System Author     10th November 2000 Gold producer Harmony will decide in 18 to 24 months whether it will commit to an underground development at its Kalgold opencast operation. 

Bet on Brett

By: System Author     10th November 2000 Editorial 

Black joint venture pondered for big W Rand gold project

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 South Africa’s third-largest gold producer, Harmony, is considering the opening up of the on-again-off-again Doornkop South Reef project to black-empowerment partners. 

Prospecting success with airborne technology

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 The world’s largest mining company, Anglo American, is having significant exploration success with its proprietary electromagnetic prospecting system, Spectrem. 

Off the grade wagon

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Editorial 

Water ‘voltage’ wowing mines

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Hydropower making big strides in SA’s deep-level mines 

Jewellery hub hopes to obtain industrial development zone status

By: System Author     27th October 2000 The R65-million African Gold Zone adjacent to Rand Refinery in Germiston, East Rand, is receiving heavyweight support from Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin, who pledges to “back the development to the hilt”. 

The 75% platinum expansion

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Anglo Platinum has announced an expansion of its platinum production from the 1999 calendar year base of some 2-million ounces to 3,5-million ounces by the end of calendar year 2006. 

World congress on platinum future in SA next month

By: System Author     27th October 2000 The second biennial World Platinum Congress will be held on November 15 and 16 in Johannesburg. 

The African Gold Zone, Gauteng

By: System Author     20th October 2000 Africa’s first internationally competitive gold jewellery manufacturing facility – The African Gold Zone – is to be established on Rand Refinery property near Johannesburg 

Anglo American’s new CEO, Tony Trahar, has an . . . Eight-pronged global plan for the natural-resources colossus

By: System Author     13th October 2000 He’s not a ‘lumberjack’ but he’s still ‘okay’, and he claims not only to be working ‘all night and all day’, but on a 24-7-365 basis (for the uninitiated, that’s basically all the time). He’s the new man at the helm of South... 

Blunder Down Under?

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Editorial 

Spare plant capacity eyed

By: System Author     13th October 2000 Synergy’ is the new buzzword at Gold Fields Limited. 

Rich, narrow shoot that runs eastwards

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Self-mining at Tarkwa?

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Strategic thought

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Volume-with-value phase for four operations

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Youngest for second-richest

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Zero fatality is the safety target

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Arctic platinum is like Bushveld

By: System Author     6th October 2000 South Africa’s second-largest gold company is making the world seem increasingly smaller by partnering, with Outokumpu, in a project in northern Finland that initial reports suggest will be lucrative. 

How company is promoting junior mining

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Two trends are emerging in the gold industry. One is that large gold-mining companies are consolidating, while the other is that there is a need to develop sustainable small-scale mining activities that are beyond the scope of the mining majors. 

The precious investors

By: System Author     6th October 2000 In SA, they’re spending R3,6bn on gold 

Arctic platinum is like Bushveld

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Beatrix 3 set to shine

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Beatrix wears output crown

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Bigger gold resource

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Billion-a-year spend plan

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Come mining, Mashigo urges Sowetans

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Fix plan for Libanon

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

Hopes lie in C-Block

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

How drill rate quadrupled

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

How loss-maker is fighting waste

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Gold Fields 

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