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By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th March 2014 A salary of R12 500 would force the closure of Impala’s Rustenburg mine. Ex-miners take steps to access R6-billion in unpaid benefits. And, eased exchange control opens the way for mining investment. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th February 2014 New mechanisation achieving more success. Sibanye Gold says the Defence Force is needed to quell the ‘huge’ illegal mining threat. And, drill provider Schwalbe aims to highlight its own brand. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st February 2014 Kumba’s return to black shareholding rises to R21.7-billion, Despite cost cuts, Gold Fields is still focused on growth. And, Rod Pickering says it’s ‘absolutely unacceptable’ for South Africa to continue mining the way it is. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th February 2014 ArcelorMittal South Africa will review its mining strategy in light of its iron-ore settlement. Traditional communities should be seen as partners in mining communities, not rivals. And, Amplats returns to profitability, but warns of protracted strike impact. 

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30th January 2014 The fully black-empowered Incubex Minerals begin mining industrial minerals. New blasting and smelting methods are available to boost platinum. Australian junior applies for a right to explore for shale gas in the Karoo. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th December 2013 Creamer Media’s Resources Watch highlights some major events that took place during the year.  

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th November 2013 A new limestone mine gets under way to supply a cement producer in 2014, mine safety needs a step change to attain its zero harm goal, and, Gold Fields is sustainable at a gold price of $1 300. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st November 2013 This week: Johnson Matthey says security of supply is concerning for platinum end-users. The new 2014 emission legislation is set to boost platinum demand. And, the Chinese will invest R600-million to resuscitate the liquidated Orkney gold mine. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th November 2013 This week: Kumba and ArcelorMittal sign an 'holistic' iron-ore pricing deal following years of dispute. An exciting new AngloGold Ashanti technology produces its first gold. And Mark Cutifani says mining benefits 8 in 10 South Africans. 

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31st October 2013 This week: Transnet CEO criticizes the insufficient ‘small guy’ access at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal. Mining cost pressures will impact negatively on employees, says Peter Leon. And, a research coordinator advocates a new mining method for gold and platinum. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th October 2013 This week: Mintek says the prospects are perking up for the industrial use of gold. Dedicated mining permit teams could lead to increased project success. And, a well-implemented mining cadastre system could improve investment. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th October 2013 This week: South Africa’s port and rail coal mismatch needs to be improved to gain India’s imports. A local black mining equipment manufacturer is hitting the export high-spots. And, Sunbird's Ibhubesi licence transfer is approved. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th October 2013 This week: Sasol Mining’s R14-billion coal projects roll-out is under way in Mpumalanga. Shale gas interest leads to new geological research on the Karoo basin. And, the mine health claims backlog is blamed on the compensation legislation. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th September 2013 This week: Black juniors eye the coal assets of disillusioned foreign companies. Excessive capex is to blame for low commodities prices, says GlencoreXstrata. And, Alexkor is set to diversify into coal and limestone. 

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12th September 2013 This week: Coal of Africa invests R250-million capex in Vele expansion. Dr Sivi Gounden says the current mining crisis presents an opportunity for a mining sea change. And, ARM says its Malaysian project isn’t an abandonment of local beneficiation. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th September 2013 This week: Struggling South Africa is now the smallest piece of Gold Fields’ Australia-heavy production. DRDGold enters the nanotechnology realm in its relentless pursuit of more gold from dumps. And, Sudan workers are in a race for gold. 

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29th August 2013 This week: Glencore Xstrata takes an $8.5-billion impairment charge. There’s an exciting diamond find in Liberia. And, the Waterberg opens up to Exxaro as the Transnet expansion gains traction. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2013 This week: Northam platinum says social tension and calls for higher wages are a significant concern for the company. AngloGold says the jewellery sector, which consumes 43% of the firm’s gold, needs nurturing. And, Atlatsa posts a second half output jump of 27% as efficiencies kick in. 

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15th August 2013 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. This week: Robots have the potential to counteract squeezed mining margins, says the CSIR. Extortion is another silent enemy of African mining. And,... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th August 2013 This week: Draft mineral law ousts first-come first-served, initiates auctioning; Mining's fundamental business case needs rebuilding, Turton; and AMSA oprimistic of sealing Thabazibi deal with Kumba in H2. 

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1st August 2013 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. This week: A billion-rand cash burn at Amplats’ loss-making mine. And, Kumba Iron Ore feels the tailwind of a two-year wage agreement. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th July 2013 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. This week: Politicians are failing to grasp mining’s poorly conveyed benefits. And, big iron-ore miners go for volume even as a surplus looms. 

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18th July 2013 This week: There are big implications for South Africa’s power plan as Eskom’s sales fall to 2006 levels. A new-breed platinum operator hits the jackpot in the unmapped Waterberg. And, Eskom may approach Nersa as its coal costs continue to surge. 

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11th July 2013 This week: Mining’s who’s-who leave AMCU out to dry as accord is signed Replace site-by-site mine rehab with regional regeneration – CSIR Namibia offering 39 earn-in exploration licences 

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4th July 2013 This week: Transnet holds its R307.5-billion investment line despite the sluggish economy. Giyani lists on the JSE’s AltX, and moves to explore the Limpopo gold belt. And, a draft document for sustainable mining is agreed upon. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2013 This week: China’s economic shift isn’t necessarily bad news for all commodities. Keaton Energy’s CEO is concerned about Vaalkrantz wage talks. And, partnerships are put in place to provide rotary kiln skills and support into Africa. 

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13th June 2013 This week: Central Africa’s mining governance needs strengthening. Tenova Takraf Africa tenders for Phase 2 of the Moatize project. And, flawed legislation hampers South Africa’s diamond polishing efforts. 

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6th June 2013 This week: President Jacob Zuma draws the line on wildcat strikes. Labour trafficking rears its ugly head in South African mining. And, there’s a new South African base for an Australian technology firm’s mining innovation surge into Africa. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd May 2013 AngloGold Ashanti could cut $500-million in costs. The dynamics of the mining industry are changing, says Auroch Minerals. And, the Chamber of Mines admits that noise-induced hearing loss is worrying. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2013 This week: Wesizwe Platinum advances the development of its flagship Bakubung mine. Nick Holland says mining is doomed if ‘crazy’ pay increases continue. And, a software demonstration day emphasises the importance of the latest technological trends. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2013 This week: Gold Fields nonexecutive chairperson Cheryl Carolus says mining needs more regulatory certainty, efficiency and safety. And, loss-making Metmar cold-shoulders mining, instead returning to its trading roots. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd May 2013 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. This week: DRDGold will escalate its spending on gold recovery-focused research and development.  Malusi Gigaba hints to new Eskom support after a... 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2013 This week: New Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani says he will initially focus on value creation. And, minerals beneficiation is a key ‘pillar’ of South Africa’s re-industrialisation push. 

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4th April 2013 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. This week: The Chamber of Mines says a greater degree of certainty is emerging in South African mining. And, a Eunomix study finds that mine... 

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20th March 2013 This week: Coal of Africa prepares to offload its Mpumalanga thermal coal mines. An 'SA Inc.' approach is required to deal with the  ‘unsustainable’ labour situation. And, South Africa’s newest coal mine should reach full production by June. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th March 2013 This week: Patrice Motsepe says South Africa must instil new confidence in global investors. ‘Prohibitive’ power cost is hobbling ARM’s smelters. And, there’s ‘promising’ copper growth in the offing, says African Rainbow Minerals. 

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By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th February 2013 This week: Gold Fields  says R4-billion more will set South Deep up for 50 years. AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani says negative sentiment on South Africa is ‘significantly overblown’. And, industry still isn’t clear about the mining tax direction after the Mangaung conference. 

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21st February 2013 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. This week: Sibanye Gold’s CEO says there’s no need to go deeper to grow the company. Kumba Iron Ore says the Sishen ramp-up is equal to 'another... 

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