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20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY

Industry leaders reflect on evolution of SA’s mining industry over last two decades

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The mining industry has, from a historical perspective, played an inherently complex and contradictory role within South Africa’s sociopolitical economy. While the industry has, for more than a century, been the main driver of phenomenal...
25th April 2014
 
 
MINING RESEARCH

DST, NRF launch holistic collaborative mining research centre at UJ

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Advancing South Africa’s ambitions of evolving from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) on Thursday launched a specialised academic...
24th April 2014
 
 
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Anglo American’s strong Q1 output growth blighted only by platinum woes

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Global mining major Anglo American saw an across-the-board swell in production across its minerals portfolio for the first three months of the year, marred only by a hefty drop in output from its platinum business, which continues to confront...
24th April 2014
 
 
BUSINESS AUTOMATION

Mayfox becomes first E Africa miner to implement cost-control software

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Kenyan-owned Mayfox Mining has signed an agreement with Sage Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) X3 solution provider Wingo.net for the installation of an ERP solution, which will see the gold exploration company become the first mining company in...
23rd April 2014
 
 
PIG IRON

DFS confirms viability of ‘exceptional’ pig-iron product at Limpopo play

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A definitive feasibility study (DFS) at pig-iron developer Ironveld’s Limpopo-based pig iron and ferrovanadium play has confirmed the project’s ability to deliver an “exceptionally” high-grade 99.5% iron product called high-purity iron...
23rd April 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE

BHP cuts ribbon at Jimblebar

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Mining major BHP Billiton on Wednesday officially opened its Jimblebar iron-ore mine, in the Pilbara. The mine produced its first ore in the September quarter of last year, and was expected to deliver its phase-one capacity of 35-million tonnes a...
23rd April 2014
 
 
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Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

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MINE GROWTH
Global copper and zinc production is expected to increase, owing to new mines and mine expansions in Africa and South America 
Africa will be recognised as the largest contributor to the growth of mined copper production from 2013 to 2017 in percentage terms, says research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie base metals research head Helen Matthews, who highlights Zambia...
18th April 2014
 
 
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Norilsk’s Botswana mine reports stable sales, group optimistic about market trends

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Russian major mining group MMC Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk), the world number one producer of nickel and palladium and a major producer of copper and platinum (with cobalt, gold, iridium, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, silver, sulphur and tellurium as...
18th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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