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Vedanta agrees to settlement with Zambian villagers over pollution claims

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th January 2021 UK-based law firm Leigh Day has confirmed in a statement that global diversified miner Vedanta Resources has agreed to pay a settlement for all claims brought against it by Zambian claimants related to alleged pollution around the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) operations. Without admission of... 

How new ‘super’ sensors could make mining safer

18th January 2021 Spider-Man may have spidey-senses, but they are no match for Dr Toan Dinh’s ‘super’ sensors. Like Peter Parker’s superhero ability to sense imminent danger, Dr Dinh’s sensors are designed to help prevent injury and death on mining sites by detecting early mechanical issues in oil and gas... 

VITA 4-in-1 – the all-natural, germ killing solution in the fight against infections 

11th January 2021 Advanced Healthcare Services and Systems, a member of the Advanced Group of Companies, launched its newest product, VITA 4-in-1, to the South African market during the height of the Covid-19 infections earlier this year. 

AMCU laments rise in Covid-19 cases, calls on mining companies for assistance

By: Simone Liedtke     4th January 2021 Trade union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has called for an urgent virtual high-level stakeholder engagement to deliberate on concerns regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for mineworkers, and to chart a way forward. It says in a January 4 statement that it believes the... 

Legal tug-of-war shutters one of SA's richest chrome mines

By: News24Wire      18th December 2020 A chrome mine in Limpopo, potentially one of the richest in South Africa, has sat idle while a series of arcane court battles ensue between local and Chinese business interests. A development agency tasked with bringing employment to the area has lost its stake in the mine, and some 1 200... 

Great Panther restarts Topia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th December 2020 Gold miner Great Panther Mining has restarted operations at Topia, in Mexico, following a voluntary suspension last month to prioritise the health of its workforce and local community and limit the spread of Covid-19. Mining resumed on December 17 and the plant is expected to begin processing... 

AME 2020 award recipients announced

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th December 2020 The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) has announced its 2020 Celebration of Excellence Award recipients, recognising leaders for their efforts and contribution to the mineral exploration and development industry. 

Freeport CEO sees banner years ahead after gains won in ‘battle’

By: Bloomberg     17th December 2020 With a tumultuous decade almost behind him and the prospect of banner years ahead, the longtime boss of global miner Freeport-McMoRan has little interest in retiring just as cash looks set to roll in. “Our Freeport family, our Freeport team, has gone to battle together,” CEO Richard Adkerson,... 

Fatality halts Big Bell

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th December 2020 ASX-listed Westgold Resources has reported a fatality at its Big Bell mine, in Western Australia. The company on Wednesday reported that a worker was struck by mobile plant at its underground mine, and succumbed to her injuries while in transit to a Perth hospital. 

Cigar Lake uranium mine idled as Covid-19 risks increase

By: Mariaan Webb     14th December 2020 Canadian uranium major Cameco on Monday announced that it would temporarily suspend production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine over the coming weeks, citing increased risks posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. With Covid-19 cases rising in Saskatchewan, the company is having difficulty in accessing... 

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