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Eskom gearing up to run philosophy maintenance ‘as a project’ following Covid-19 hiatus 

By: Terence Creamer     1st April 2020 State-owned electricity producer Eskom is gearing up to implement philosophy maintenance as a centralised project across its unreliable coal fleet, where ongoing breakdowns have increased the risk of growth- and confidence-sapping load-shedding. The utility’s board has given its approval for the... 

Safer tailings storage facilities can be achieved − SRK

By: Simone Liedtke     30th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, says SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy... 

Industry experts come together on tailings dams

27th March 2020 Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a recent Southern African Institute of Mining and... 

Cardinal expands Namindi footprint in Ghana

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th March 2020 Dual listed Cardinal resources has increased the mining license area of its Namindi gold project, in Ghana, more than three fold. The ASX- and TSX-listed company on Thursday reported that the mining license for Namindi had increased from an area of 19 km2 to 63 km2, with the license stretching... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

20th March 2020 Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Miners join forces on hydrogen to decarbonise operations 

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th March 2020 Mining majors BHP, Fortescue Anglo American and consulting engineering group Hatch have formed a Green Hydrogen Consortium to jointly accelerate decarbonisation within their global operations. The goal of the consortium is to identify opportunities to develop green hydrogen technologies for the... 

No immediate power tariff impact, but first court ruling portends material future hikes 

By: Terence Creamer     13th March 2020 The Eskom tariff increase for 2020/21 tabled before lawmakers this week provides no scope for any further hikes this year beyond those already sanctioned for April 1 by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in previous price determinations and regulatory clearing account (RCA)... 

Monadelphous reports fatality

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2020 Engineering firm Monadelphous has reported a fatality at its workshop services facility, in Kalgoorlie. The ASX-listed company told shareholders that it would be conducting a thorough investigation into the accident, which took place on Saturday, and will be working with the relevant authorities. 

Ivanhoe reports ‘excellent progress’ at Kamoa-Kakula

By: Simone Liedtke     9th March 2020 Development of TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ Kakula mine, the first of multiple planned mining areas at Kamoa-Kakula, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is said to be making “excellent progress”, with civil works advancing rapidly and initial copper concentrate production from the mine on... 

On-The-Air (06/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2020 South Africa’s biggest black-managed and black-controlled platinum mining company is taking steps to generate its own renewable electricity. Royal Bafokeng Platinum has a policy of giving all its employees the opportunity to fund their own dignified homes. South Africa is hopelessly short of... 

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