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By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th March 2015 AngloGold Ashanti aims for its new technology to be competitive this year. Merafe is in a good position to meet the increased ferrochrome demand. And, ‘zero harm’ should be South African mines’ ultimate goal. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2015 This week: Implats moves to power its platinum refinery with platinum fuel cells. A property sale provides profitability impetus for AECI. And, AngloGold Ashanti is in mass meetings with workers ahead of wage talks. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th February 2015 This week: Sibanye eyes a R3-billion, 150 MW solar power station. DRDGold lifts its output 6% despite 67 hours of load shedding in December. And, the International Council for Mining & Metals says mines are the development engines for host countries. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th February 2015 Kumba exceeds its 2014 production target, but feels the export price crunch. South Deep hits a ‘low point’ in 2014 as skills deficit and downtime bite. And, Universal aims for midtier status through a portfolio expansion. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th February 2015 This week: Resource prices are the main source of adversities and opportunities for Africa. And, mine fatalities are at their lowest level ever. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th January 2015 This week: 130 000 ex-mineworkers claim their unpaid benefits. Glencore’s R8-billion Tweefontein project is on time and under budget. And, Wesizwe reaches an underground milestone. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th December 2014 This week: Lonmin and Amcu celebrate the finalisation of a landmark BEE equity deal. And, mineworker numbers are set to fall 8% a year. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th December 2014 Glencore’s new low-cost Tweefontein coal mine comes in below budget. BHP Billiton signs a R10-billion aluminium supply deal with a black consortium. And, natural gas is a big greenhouse gas contributor. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2014 This week: Technology initially developed for the oil and gas industry enables the visualisation of the subsurface of an entire mining area. The Central African Republic is the new ‘blood diamond’ hub. And, technology slashes power use at Glencore's huge South African chrome smelter. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th November 2014 This week: Wescoal will be a vastly different company by the end of the financial year. AngloGold plans a $1-billion debt cut. And, R1-billion has been set aside for the initial Waterberg coal rail ramp-up to 26-million tons. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th October 2014 This week: De Beers plans to keep South African diamond exploration spend at R30-million a year. And, South Africa’s ‘instant’ society hurts prospects. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd October 2014 R50m virtual reality centre set to revolutionise mine design. Rockwell reports costs down, revenue up. Juniors face uphill battle to generate their own funds. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th October 2014 This week: Anglo American puts up R120-million for municipal capacity development. The Minerals amendment Bill may be sent back to Parliament. And, Rio Tinto says it has rejected a potential merger with Glencore. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2014 This week: CoAL outlines its $400-million import-substituting Limpopo coal project. Local supplier on track for a R50-million turnover. And, Tenova offers integrated solutions for complete process areas. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd October 2014 Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says an announcement on the MPRDA Amendment Bill is imminent. Adventure Shells offers the latest technology in modular construction solutions. And, the Stemlock Gas Bag saves up to 35% in explosives costs. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th September 2014 This week: Pan African Resources says Eskom is passing its pressures on to gold producers. And, a short roundup of some of the videos from Electra Mining.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th September 2014 Sasol repositions itself for gas-based future. Gov, business and labour grapple with hostile labour climate at Nov summit. And, Sasol expects R4bn in restructuring savings, without ‘forced’ job cuts. 

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11th September 2014 Mining law expert Hulme Scholes says South Africa’s legal framework is replete with problems. WorleyParsons consolidates EPCM offering iatits new head quarters. And, Amplats in final planning stages for new Amandelbult chrome plant. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th September 2014 This week: Implats defers production target, reviews capex, ups new technology plans And, as women enter the mining sector, the door is only slightly open as legacy issues persist. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th August 2014 Transnet and Eskom offer coal boost for Exxaro; Gold Fields pilots two new mining methods at South Deep; More than 90% of SA’s seismic events are mining related. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st August 2014 AMCU knocking on door at Northam’s Zondereinde platinum mine. Sibanye Gold negotiating new work shift arrangements with unions. And, black-owned Merafe’s ferrochrome company entering sweet spot. 

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14th August 2014 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. Bushveld Minerals moves fast to enter the buzzing vanadium market. New model holiday-working labour puts RBPlat on productivity high. Sibanye Gold... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2014 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch. This week: Mining project studies are on the increase. Kumba’s cash return to black shareholding is now at an astounding R23-billion. And, a metals mine will implement a new planning solutions system. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th July 2014 Aviation high technology is flying into the South African mining space. South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy says the mining industry needs a quantum change. And, the State considers Eskom’s ‘comprehensive sustainability plan’. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2014 This week: South Africa’s new Minerals Minister believes the NDP requires an accelerated mining effort. Transnet is poised for another record capex year, while keeping tabs on the weak-economy impact. And, SADC countries have significant growth potential. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2014 The first coal from Elandspruit is expected next year. TFR sees its new Swazi link raising coal export capacity to 120-million tons a year. And, the ‘hot spot’ Ivory Coast may host Randgold’s next new mine. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2014 Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch. The Department of Public Enterprises promises swift action on Eskom’s sustainability. And, Namaqualand Mines new acquisition to become effective at the end-Oct. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2014 This week: Rockwell Diamonds eyes consolidation opportunities. Debt-free Pan African thumbs its nose at the low gold price. And, 25 000 ex-mineworkers come forward to claim their unpaid benefits. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th May 2014 Research commentator Dr Robbie Robinson says SA is squandering its cobalt endowment. AngloGold’s new game-changing technology churns out 1 600 oz of gold.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2014 Ergo is set to become a huge research site as DRDGold’s latest technology falters. A locally manufactured filtration system helps fight silicosis. And, Venmyn Deloitte says mining should adopt new oil and gas geological modelling methods. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2014 This week: South Deep continues to drive value for Gold Fields in a constrained environment. And, an Indian mining and steel heavyweight opens up shop in South Africa. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2014 No platinum surge despite 400 000 oz strike-related output loss - Bank; campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers; And worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be nipped in bud – Mineral Corp.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2014 This week: Pallinghurst brings in new technology to boost its platinum business. And, Gemfields is doing the ‘De Beers-equivalent’ in emeralds. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th April 2014 Water treatment company Miwatek’s optimizes the AMD treatment process. Tin mining is set to return to South Africa after a quarter-century break. And, a ‘unique’ AMD solution is a revenue earner rather than a cost. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd April 2014 South Africa’s TB epidemic is one of the worst globally. Beacon Hill says Tete is its most favourable sub-Saharan Africa coal destination. And, the mining industry requires formal skills recognition. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th March 2014 Amplats’ has $100-million in firepower for platinum metals development; AMD pumps are installed at the Witwatersrand Central Basin; and, multicommodity projects are being rolled out on Bushveld’s rich northern limb. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th March 2014 Wits says research on South Africa’s ‘future mine’ needs to begin now. Eskom is in talks with miners in a bid to replenish dry, coarse coal stocks. And, ARM’s Patrice Motsepe admits abandoning potential African projects amid ‘ethical’ issues. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th March 2014 Transnet boosts Exxaro’s coal railing. Profit-making RBPlat cautions the mine industry over a secondary supply threat. And, an exciting new system automates the mining of low seams in coal mines. 

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