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Sherritt sees no impact as Trump lifts ban on lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

By: Reuters     18th April 2019 Canadian miner Sherritt International will not be materially impacted by the Trump administration's decision to allow lawsuits in US courts against foreign firms in Cuba, the Canadian mining firm said on Wednesday. The Trump administration will allow lawsuits in US courts for the first time... 

Senex seals domestic gas contract

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th April 2019 ASX-listed Senex Energy has inked the first domestic gas sales supply contract at its Project Atlas development, in Queensland. Senex on Wednesday announced that it had agreed to a domestic gas sales agreement for up to 3.25 PJ of natural gas with fellow-listed CSR, which would use the gas in... 

Silver consumption at three-year high

By: Reuters     12th April 2019 Global silver demand rose 4% last year, chalking up its first increase since 2015, thanks to sharply higher consumption in India, with a supply fall creating a small deficit, an industry report said on Thursday. The world consumed 1 033.5-million ounces in 2018, up from 998.4-million ounces... 

Johnson Crane Hire

12th April 2019 Ranked among the top crane hire companies in the world, Johnson Crane Hire operates the largest mobile crane fleet in Africa. The company has an acknowledged track record for delivering appropriate solutions to the mining, petrochemicals, power and civil infra­ structure industries throughout... 

Mining sector focus can eliminate South Africa’s Budget deficit, create far-reaching economic benefit

By: Martin Creamer     12th April 2019 Come on, South Africa, let’s get mining’s act together in a way that reaps far more rewards for the South African people. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Minerals Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe both know the mining industry inside out, which puts them in a twin position to persuade the... 

MMG says Peru copper mine to restore operations as blockade ends

By: Reuters     8th April 2019 MMG Ltd said on Monday its Las Bambas mine in Peru is expected to restore normal mining, production and transport operations after an indigenous village agreed to end a two-month blockade of the company's copper mine. The indigenous village agreed to end its road blockade of MMG's Las Bambas... 

BHP Americas boss says miners must make copper greener

By: Reuters     8th April 2019 Copper producers must collectively raise their game to improve the metal's ethical and green credentials as ageing mines require more water and energy to produce the same amount of metal, one of BHP's most senior executives said on Friday. Many in the industry have emphasised the importance of... 

Norsk Hydro, Brazil prosecutor agree steps that could lead to Alunorte's full restart

By: Reuters     27th March 2019 Norsk Hydro has agreed with Brazil's federal prosecutor to have a third-party technical assessment that, if positive, could lead to it resuming full production at the half-shut Alunorte alumina refinery, the company said on Tuesday. The refinery, the world's biggest, has been operating at half... 

Localisation seen as key to stimulating struggling capital equipment sector 

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd March 2019 The growth of the capital equipment sector, and the manufacturing sector in general, is being stifled by South Africa’s heavy reliance on imports, and its inability to deliver on its localisation promises. The manufacturing sector has the potential to significantly accelerate South Africa’s... 

Amplats donates 270 ha of land to support land reform 

By: Nadine James     15th March 2019 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Friday handed over 270 ha of land, worth about R26-million, to the Rustenburg local municipality and the Rustenburg Alchemy Development Trust to support sustainable land reform and transformation. Parent company Anglo American said the donation, which followed... 

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