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Megan Wait

Megan Wait is a Features Editor for Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

Opencast mining challenging, but lucrative

Although faced with, and cognisant of, the challenges of opencast mining, almost all African governments are mindful of the investment opencast mining could generate, which, in turn, will increase these countries’ gross domestic product (GDP)....
By: Megan Wait
Published on 25th October 2013
 

SA advances hydrogen strategy with launch of new research centre

South Africa is further advancing its strategy of developing commercial activities in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies with the launch of the Hydrogen South African (HySA) Centre of Competence (CoC) in the North West province. The HySA...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 3rd June 2013
 

Northern Sweden iron-ore mine inaugurates its deepest production level

Sweden-based international iron-ore mining, processing and trading group Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB) has inaugurated the deepest new production level, the seventh main level, at the world’s largest underground iron-ore mine, in northern...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 31st May 2013
 

Bombardier implements train control technology at Swedish iron-ore mine

International minerals group Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB) on Tuesday reported that it had inaugurated the deepest new production level at its Kiruna iron-ore mine, in northern Sweden. The company implemented Canadian rail technology company...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 21st May 2013
 

Kalagadi Manganese launches ‘world’s largest’ sinter plant in Northern Cape

HOTAZEL (miningweekly.com) – South Africa’s first manganese mine to be owned by a black woman, Kalagadi Manganese, officially opened its sinter plant near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, on Thursday. With the launch of the...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 14th December 2012
 

Minemakers shifts focus to Australia project as it sells Namibia assets

Phosphate miner Minemakers has completed the sale of its 42.5% interest in the Sandpiper project, as well as its 70% interest in the Rocky Point project, in Namibia, to Arab-owned Mawarid Mining. The company, which is listed on the ASX and TSX,...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 12th December 2012
 

SA mining output down 7.7% as gold output nearly halves

South Africa’s mining production continued its decline in October, falling by 7.7% year-on-year with gold and iron-ore production plunging. The October decrease comes after South Africa’s strike-hit mining sector reported a 7.2% year-on-year...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 11th December 2012
 

Samancor buys out JV partner in NST Ferrochrome

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has approved Samancor Chrome’s acquisition of Japanese group Nippon Denko’s 50% stake in their NST Ferrochrome joint venture. NST produces ferrochrome which is primarily exported to Japan and marketed by...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 7th December 2012
 

Blyvoor workers back at work – Village

Striking workers at Village Main Reef’s Blyvooruitzicht mine have returned to work, the company reported on Friday. The unprotected industrial action stopped underground operations at the North West-based gold mine on Thursday. It was believed...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 7th December 2012
 

Gemfields to expand ruby footprint in Mozambique

Aim-listed Gemfields has entered into a conditional agreement to buy a controlling interest in a ruby deposit adjacent to its Montepuez mine, in Mozambique. Gemfields would pay $1.75-million for 75% of a new company, with the seller, EME...
By: Megan Wait
Published on 7th December 2012
 

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