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Loni Prinsloo is a contributing editor for Engineering News Online and Mining Weekly Online.

 

NUM wants restrictions on chrome exports to China

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) - South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday called for “urgent” restrictions on chrome exports, particularly to China.
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 7th October 2011
 

Petra expects Finsch to add at least 1m carats to total production in 2012

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) − Africa-focused Petra Diamonds expects the Finsch mine, which it bought from De Beers for R1.43-billion, to add at least one-million carats to its production in the 2012 financial year.
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 30th September 2011
 

Alexkor explores new opportunities as it posts R84m profit

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) − State diamond miner Alexkor has reached a turning point, CEO Khetiwe McClain said on Monday, as the company reported its first operating profit in five years.
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 30th September 2011
 

Wesizwe prepares new strategy, reports loss

JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum on Thursday reported a loss of R393-million for the half-year ended June 30, 2011, compared with a profit of R335-million for the same period last year. Basic loss a share for the six months was 36.97c a share,...
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 29th September 2011
 

Wage negotiations continue at Northam Platinum

JSE-listed Northam Platinum and organised labour would enter a fourth round of wage negotiations on October 12, trade union Solidarity said on Wednesday. The union on Tuesday rejected the platinum miner’s two-year wage offer of a 5.9%, which it...
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 28th September 2011
 

Harmony resumes operations at Evander

South African gold miner Harmony Gold on Wednesday restarted operations at its Evander mine in Mpumalanga. Harmony Gold spokesperson Marian van der Walt confirmed that operations had been resumed, except for the area where an accident resulted in...
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 28th September 2011
 

Zimbabwean coal miner Hwange narrows loss

Zimbabwean coal miner Hwange Colliery reduced its losses for six-months ended June 30, to $1.5-million, from $4.5-million the previous year. Revenue was up to $48.6-million in the first half of 2011, from $45.2-million a year earlier. The...
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 28th September 2011
 

NUM to ‘vigorously’ oppose Blyvoor retrenchments

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday called on the Department of Mineral Resources to blacklist DRDGold and its directors from continuing with any mining business in South Africa. This comes after DRDGold announced it may retrench...
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 28th September 2011
 

CRG to approach High Court over mining licence

Beleaguered gold miner Central Rand Gold (CRG) said on Wednesday that it would approach a South African High Court to set aside Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu’s decision to cancel its mining licence. The company contravened the...
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 28th September 2011
 

ArcelorMittal starts commercial iron-ore production in Liberia

Steel and mining group ArcelorMittal on Tuesday started commercial iron-ore production from its mining operations in Liberia. ArcelorMittal aims to ship four-million tons a year of iron-ore from Buchanan in Liberia by 2012. A test shipment took...
By: Loni Prinsloo
Published on 27th September 2011
 

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