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Natasha Odendaal

Natasha Odendaal is a Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

Ferrex to start drilling programme at Malelane Restricted

Aim-quoted iron-ore and manganese development company Ferrex on Tuesday announced plans to kick off a drilling programme at the Malelane iron-ore project, in Mpumalanga, next month. The group this week inked a deal with an undisclosed contractor...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 10th June 2014
 

Mining Minister bows out of talks, platinum producers mull options Restricted

As government’s bid to end the 21-week strike crippling the platinum sector fails, new Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Tuesday stressed that his decision to exit the wage talks at a critical juncture was a move meant to...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 10th June 2014
 

Platinum talks deadlock Restricted

The last effort by new Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi to bring an end to the 21-week strike by Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union members in South Africa's platinum mining sector has failed, with the platinum producers...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 9th June 2014
 

Jubilee to build independent chrome, PGM processing plant Restricted

As Aim- and AltX-listed Jubilee Platinum continues negotiations with Platinum Australia subsidiary PhokaThaba Platinum for the interim processing of tailings from the Limpopo-based Dilokong chrome mine (DCM), the group on Monday announced the...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 9th June 2014
 

Sibanye to push Burnstone restart from zero base Restricted

Johannesburg- and New York-listed Sibanye Gold was reviewing options to bring the idled Burnstone mine back to life from a “zero base”, in a R7-million deal senior VP for business development Richard Stewart described as a “no-brainer”....
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 6th June 2014
 

Sibanye to grow uranium output as volatile market improves Restricted

As gold producer Sibanye Gold moved to optimise its gold resources through the incremental increase in production of uranium, the company could position itself to take advantage of a growing global uranium industry. With existing underground and...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th June 2014
 

Sibanye eyes platinum opportunities as sector overdue for consolidation Restricted

As South Africa’s top three platinum producers deal with the country’s longest and most costly labour unrest, JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman on Wednesday said the platinum industry was now ripe for – and in fact needed...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th June 2014
 

Acquisitions boost Sibanye’s gold reserves 65% Restricted

Gold producer Sibanye Gold on Wednesday announced a 65% hike in its gold reserves to 32.7-million ounces, and its gold resources to 128.7-million ounces, after absorbing its two latest acquisitions, Cooke and Wits Gold. Sibanye VP of Mineral...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 4th June 2014
 

DTC calls for submissions for new subsectors Restricted

The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) on Tuesday called on stakeholders to comment on certain provisions within its three new subcommittees. The new subcommittees would deal with further specifics in the terms of reference of the committee for mining,...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 3rd June 2014
 

Leon warns of MPRDA Amendment Bill consequences Restricted

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill’s pursuit of beneficiation in an economy that was not fully equipped to leverage the benefits could place strain on South Africa’s mining companies whose core focus was...
By: Natasha Odendaal
Published on 3rd June 2014
 

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