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Cover Story

African govts’ mining policies perpetuating boom-and-bust cycle

By: Nadine JamesAfter a protracted period of consolidation, cost reduction initiatives and suspended dividends, the global mining sector is today in far better shape than it was during the years that followed the 2008/9 financial crisis and the subsequent commodities crash, notes Herbert Smith Freehills South... 

African govts’ mining policies perpetuating boom-and-bust cycle

Editorial Insight

Policing of illegal mining in need of clearly enunciated law enforcement strategy

By: Martin CreamerIt has always been understood that police are there to uphold the law of the land, but when it comes to illegal mining, the law of the land seems to be in limbo. Ten years ago, Mining Weekly has headlines about the London- and Johannesburg-listed gold junior Pan African Resources appealing to the... 

Policing of illegal mining  in need of clearly enunciated law enforcement strategy

News & Insight

Angola setting up nondiamond minerals concessioning agency

By: Rebecca CampbellThe Angolan Government is making preparations for the setting up of the country’s new National Minerals Resources Agency, the country’s State Secretary for Geology and Mines, Jânio Corrêa Victor, stated recently. The new agency will take over the role of minerals and mining rights concessionary... 

Lead, zinc and copper markets all in deficit during first quarter of 2019

By: Nadine JamesProvisional data reported to the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG) indicate that global refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 39 000 t during the first four months of 2019, the organisation stated in a press release last month. Over the same period total reported stock levels... 

Lead, zinc and copper markets all in deficit during first quarter of 2019

Mines’ technology push requires more intensive collaboration

By: Natasha OdendaalAs mining companies adjust with new technologies to the digital era, there is an increasing shift in the traditional approaches between mines and suppliers. Miners, looking to new technologies to improve their productivity and recalibrate their cost structures, are starting to think differently... 

Photo of the Week

PROTESTERS WANT FASTER CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION:

By: Martin CreamerHundreds of climate-change protestors, dissatisfied with Germany’s timeframe of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, last month stormed into the pit of the Garzweiler opencast brown coal lignite mine near Duesseldorf, in western Germany. Some officers were hurt while trying to hold back protesters,... 

PROTESTERS WANT FASTER CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION:

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