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LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers Video Available

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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – A campaign is under way in the mining industry to find more than 200 000 former mineworkers who are owed at least R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Disabled or...
16th April 2014
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Fatalities reported at Yancoal mine

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ASX-listed Yancoal Australia has halted production at its Austar coal mine, in New South Wales, following the death of two employees. The miner reported on Wednesday that a team of employees had been working at the underground operation when a...
16th April 2014
 
 
Mozambique

Attack halts coal trains in central Mozambique

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The current insecurity in central Mozambique directly affected the country’s coal mining sector for the first time at the beginning of the month. A Vale Mozambique freight train, running from the company’s mine at Moatize, in Tete province, to...
11th April 2014
 
 
MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT

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

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MARK BRUNE 
There are about 5.5-billion tons of gold mine tailings spread over Johannesburg’s goldfields
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.
11th April 2014
 
 
MINING RESEARCH

SA mining sociologist scoops outstanding paper award

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SIZWE PHAKATHI
The informal work practice of making a plan (planisa) can be harnesses for safety and productivity 
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...
11th April 2014
 
 
Health & Safety

Underground telehandlers delivered to Ghana gold mine

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More than 72 design modifications turned a standard telehandler, manufactured by materials handling equipment supplier Manitou, into an underground workhorse for gold mining operations in Obuasi, Ghana, says gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti,...
11th April 2014
 
 
EDUCATION & TRAINING

New mining exhibition in JHB aims to encourage enthusiasm about industry

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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”.
10th April 2014
 
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

Pallinghurst bringing in new tech to boost platinum business Video Available

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Mining Weekly Online interviewing Pallinghurst's Brian Gilbertson and Arne Frandsen. In sharp contrast to South African mining’s deep dark and dangerous reputation, the JSE-listed Pallinghurst is rolling out a shallow, safe and sassy platinum alternative spiced with potentially game-changing technology. The platinum division of...
10th April 2014
 
 
 
 
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