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Chantelle Kotze

Chantelle Kotze is a Staff Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

 

Second vendor-neutral mining, exploration standard approved

The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium approved the Exploration and Mining Business Capability Reference Map last month, after being subjected to a rigorous standards process by the consortium’s governing board.
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 18th April 2014
 

‘Making a plan’ may help tackle problems but poses safety issues – CoM’s Phakathi

Formalised work practices in the deep-level mining sector can benefit much from the informal working practice of making a plan, or planisa, South Africa Chamber of Mines (CoM) deputy head of safety and sustainable development Dr Sizwe Phakathi...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Two palladium ETFs list on JSE within one week

An increase in demand for precious metal exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from institutional investors has resulted in the listing of two palladium ETFs on the JSE in one week.
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Permanent mining exhibition opened at Sci-Bono

Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) president Marek Dworzanowski says “the mining industry in South Africa still has a bright future ahead of it”.
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 18th April 2014
 

Mintails spends R1.5bn on mine closures, budgets R85m for next 20 years

South Africa-focused tailings extractor Mintails has, to date, invested R1.5-billion in its mine closure operations and expects to spend an additional R85-million on closure costs by the time it ceases its planned operation in 20 years.
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 11th April 2014
 

Belgium Parly adds its voice to NGOs’ rap of Kimberley Process

A motion for a resolution that assumes the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) – the supervisory body established to ensure conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market – has failed in combating the prevalence...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 11th April 2014
 

SA mining sociologist scoops outstanding paper award

South Africa Chamber of Mines (CoM) deputy head of safety and sustainable development Dr Sizwe Phakathi’s PhD research paper, titled Getting on and getting by underground: Gold miners’ informal working practice of making a plan (planisa) was...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 11th April 2014
 

New mining exhibition in JHB aims to encourage enthusiasm about industry

Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) president Marek Dworzanowski says “the mining industry in South Africa still has a bright future ahead of it”.
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 10th April 2014
 

Anglo’s entrepreneur internship intake increases sixfold

Diversified miner Anglo American’s second Entrepreneur Internship Programme (EIP) will result in 30 entrepreneur interns, comprising 23 established business owners and seven aspiring entrepreneurs, honing their skills over 18 months to create...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 4th April 2014
 

Exploration, mining business reference model receives the thumbs up

The Exploration and Mining Business Reference Model (EM model), aimed at assisting companies in aligning their business and technical services, was embraced by the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) in January, following the...
By: Chantelle Kotze
Published on 4th April 2014
 

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