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10th May 2012
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Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry.

This week:
DRDGold lifts output from its consolidated surface operations.
The cost of Wesizwe’s new platinum mine will rise to R12-billion. And, ultrafiltration technology will be used at a new water treatment plant in Sierra Leone.

South African gold miner DRDGold said the consolidation of its Crown and Ergo circuits improved operating efficiencies and enhanced its competitive advantage in accessing and treating tailings material in the Johannesburg area.

DRDGold CFO Craig Barnes

The capital cost of building of the new Bakubung platinum mine, now under construction on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, is expected to escalate to R12-billion.

Wesizwe CEO Jianke Gao speaking through interpreter and Wesizwe communications adviser Haiyao Zheng

Ultrafiltration membrane technology will be used at a new water treatment plant for minerals exploration and development company African Minerals’ Tonkolili iron-ore mine, in Sierra Leone, says water treatment engineering company Süd-Chemie.

Süd-Chemie technical design and sales engineer Trevor Carruthers

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Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove

 

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