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Christy van der Merwe

Christy van der Merwe is a contributing editor for Engineering News Online and Mining Weekly Online. She graduated from Rhodes University.

 

Village plans to fire 840 striking Cons Murch workers

JSE-listed Village Main on Thursday stated that it had started a process to dismiss members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) who took part in an unprotected strike in the form of a go-slow at its Cons Murch mine in Limpopo. Thus,...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 22nd September 2011
 

IFM widens loss, new CEO upbeat about outlook

London-listed International Ferro Metals (IFM) on Monday reported an increased loss of 24c a share for the year ended June 2011, but newly appointed CEO Chris Jordaan remained confident that the company was “better positioned than it has been...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 19th September 2011
 

MRC vows to address enviro concerns as govt formally notifies of Xolobeni mining rights annulment

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) − ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) said on Monday that its subsidiary Transworld Energy and Minerals (TEM) had received formal notification from the South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) that its...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 22nd July 2011
 

MRC says SA subsidiary to respond to Xolobeni enviro concerns

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) said on Monday that its subsidiary Transworld Energy and Minerals (TEM) had received formal notification from the South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) that its mining right at Xolobeni had been...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 11th July 2011
 

Shabangu withdraws Xolobeni mining licence

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) − South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has withdrawn the mining licence granted to Transworld Energy and Minerals (TEM) in 2008, to mine for titanium-bearing minerals near Xolobeni on the...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 17th June 2011
 

Shabangu withdraws Xolobeni mining licence

South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has withdrawn the mining licence granted to Transworld Energy and Minerals (TEM) in 2008, to mine for titanium-bearing minerals near Xolobeni on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast. The Minister...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 7th June 2011
 

Amadiba Crisis Committee turns to Public Protector over Xolobeni

The Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), which is opposed to mining of the mineral sands near Xolobeni on the Wild Coast, has called for the intervention of the Public Protector, owing to the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR’s) failure to make...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 2nd June 2011
 

Shabangu delays Xolobeni decision by one month to April 25

A decision on whether or not heavy mineral mining would proceed at Xolobeni on the Wild Coast was further delayed as the Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu failed to meet a previously stipulated decision deadline of March 25. The Amadiba...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 6th April 2011
 

Shabangu to decide fate of Xolobeni in next 30 days

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu would make a decision, within 30 days, on whether or not mining of heavy minerals, at the Xolobeni mine on the Wild Coast of South Africa, could proceed. This followed the Amadiba Crisis Committee’s...
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 24th February 2011
 

AMD report stresses ‘urgent’ intervention to avert crisis

The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) on Thursday released the long-awaited 146-page acid mine drainage (AMD) report, which was compiled by a team of water and geology experts, and presented to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on AMD in December....
By: Christy van der Merwe
Published on 24th February 2011
 

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