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Cover Story

Mining sector’s pursuit of ‘zero harm’ continues

By: Simone LiedtkeThe South African mining industry has continuously recommitted to the shared aspiration of zero harm, which aims to ensure that mineworkers return home from work unharmed every day. While there was an 86% decline in the number of fatalities from 1994 to 2016, the death of 90 mineworkers marked a... 

Mining sector’s pursuit of ‘zero harm’ continues

Editorial Insight

Hydrogen penny beginning to drop as Anglo seizes mine mobility opportunity using sun power

By: Martin CreamerSouth Africa’s excellent sun intensity and its prime onshore wind corridors put the country in an excellent position to pursue the electrification of almost anything, says the newly published book entitled ‘South Africa’s Energy Transition, A Roadmap to a Decarbonised, low-cost and job-rich... 

Hydrogen penny beginning to  drop as Anglo seizes mine mobility opportunity using sun power

News & Insight

Investor sentiment contradicting diamond market fundamentals

By: Nadine JamesLukewarm investor sentiment for natural diamonds seems to contradict the stable demand and favourable supply forecasts for natural diamonds, US-based diamond analyst Paul Zimnisky notes in a statement released last week. He recalls that during the State-owned Russian diamond company Alrosa’s... 

Many companies still procuring unsuitable protective equipment for female mineworkers

By: Nadine JamesThe number of women working in the mining sector has increased significantly over the past 17 years, with the numbers growing from 11 400 in 2002 to over 53 100 today, comments female footwear brand Sisi’s senior brand manager Vanessa Ronald. Sisi is one of eight brands under the BBF Safety... 

Russian, Angolan diamond groups sign MoU

By: Rebecca CampbellRussia’s predominantly State-owned global diamond mining major Alrosa and Angola’s State-owned national diamond mining company Endiama signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) early this month. This marks the latest stage in the development of the relationship between the two entities, which... 

Vast to divest from Zim gold assets

By: Natasha OdendaalAim-listed mining company Vast Resources has concluded a conditional sale contract for the proposed disposal, to Southern African Trade Finance (SATF), of its noncore 50.01% interest in Ronquil Enterprises - the holder of its Zimbabwe gold assets; and the remaining 25.01% economic interest in the... 

Photo of the Week

KISSING COAL GOODBYE:

By: Martin CreamerA mineworker kisses the last piece of coal from the Franz Haniel shaft at a ceremony marking the closure of the last active black coal mine in Bottrop, Germany, a country which once thrived on the combustible black rock. As recognition of climate change science as set out by the United Nations... 

KISSING COAL GOODBYE:

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