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Corruption, maladministration of royalties leave mine-affected communities high and dry

By: Tracy Hancock     14th June 2019 Maladministration and misappropriation of funds continue to render South Africa’s mining royalties system mostly ineffective, with no one being brought to book. Established to deliver transformation in impoverished, mining-affected communities through the distribution of royalties paid by the... 

China's grip on rare earths began with a decision 30 years ago

By: Bloomberg     11th June 2019 It was Beijing’s decision almost 30 years ago to make rare earths a strategic material and ban foreigners from mining them that helped pave the way for China to elbow aside the US as the world’s leading producer. In the intervening period, as China tightened control of domestic output of rare... 

Growthpoint completes Exxaro’s new corporate headquarters in Centurion

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th June 2019 Growthpoint Properties has completed its R600-million development of Exxaro’s new head office, opposite the Centurion Gautrain Station. The building integrates P-grade aesthetics and finishes and high-performance workspace. 

Exxaro hands over Ga-Nala landfill site to community, local municipality

By: Simone Liedtke     30th May 2019 Black-empowered resources group Exxaro officially handed over the Ga-Nala landfill site to the Emalahleni local municipality and Ga-Nala communities earlier this week. The transfer of the landfill site near the Thubelihle township, in Mpumalanga, took place after three years. 

Proof Engineering

24th May 2019 Proof Engineering (Pty) Ltd was established in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Steadfastly retaining its original entrepreneurial and innovative roots, the company achieved many personal as well as industrial achievements. Consequently, it was inevitable for the company to attract local as... 

Locally-manufactured mobile stations delivered to Botswana mine

24th May 2019 A major miner in Botswana has commissioned a South African company to manufacture three mobile operator stations at its Orapa diamond mine in Botswana. The mobile stations allow for capital equipment to operate by means of remote-control technology, 100 m away from where the machine is working. 

Opinion piece: Beef up visual security to clamp down on illegal mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2019 By Laurence Smith, Executive at Graphic Image Technologies In 2017, it was estimated that South Africa’s illegal mining trade was worth R7 billion a year, and in 2015 the SA Human Rights Commission estimated that there were an active 30 000 illegal miners (known as zama-zamas). It has been... 

Canyon Coal upgrades Beestepan Agricultural High School facilities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th May 2019 The Beestepan Agricultural High School located in Middelburg is approximately 34 km from Canyon’s Singani Colliery. It is a no-fee public school with limited resources and caters for learners from the underprivileged surrounding communities. Canyon commenced with the project in June 2017. The... 

First-quarter gold demand lifted by central banks, ETFs 

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd May 2019 Continued growth in central bank buying and growth in gold-backed exchange-traded funds contributed to a 7% year-on-year increase in global gold demand to 1 053.3 t for the first quarter of this year, the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ (GDT) report shows. Gold demand... 

Qualified lighting experts crucial for mining operations

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 The importance for mines to consult on lighting requirements with lighting experts that are recognised by the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA) cannot be overstated, says industrial lighting specialist Magnitech technical sales consultant Petrus Cilliers. IESSA is the... 

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