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New engineering BEE to target mine sector Restricted

South African engineering group Ozz has signed a R500-million private equity and black economic empowerment (BEE) deal.
23rd May 2003

China floods trigger worries over metal output Restricted

Floods in southern China, which have killed 40 people have sparked worries in metal markets that domestic output may be curtailed by disruptions to concentrate supplies, traders said yesterday.
20th May 2003

Mine sector looks set for ding-dong wage battle Restricted

Mining This year’s mining-sector wage negotiations, which are set to begin in earnest next week, look set to be extremely difficult as unions attempt to claw back perceived under-recovery against inflation and the industry moves to limit cost...
20th May 2003

New Mali drill programme commences Restricted

Canada’s Etruscan Resources has announced that drilling has commenced on the Finkolo gold property in Mali.
19th May 2003

Chamber to host mine-safety event Restricted

The Chamber of Mines of South Africa, in conjunction with the International Social Security Association (ISSA), will be holding a conference on "Mines and Quarries: Prevention of Occupational Injury and Disease" from May 19 –21.
16th May 2003

Earthmoving company completes several new mine orders Restricted

When its dedicated Liebherr R974A face shovel clocked 30 000 hours, Idwala Carbonates did not hesitate to order a new Liebherr R974B backhoe excavator for its calcium carbonates quarry in Kwazulu-Natal.
16th May 2003

Explosives will always be part of mining Restricted

Although efforts are being made to introduce non-explosive mining methods in South Africa and elsewhere, Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) MD Trevor Grant insists that there will always be room for mining explosives.
16th May 2003

Gold-mine test for new South African-made 50t truck Restricted

Production demands at opencast mines have stimulated the need to develop articulated dumptrucks (ADTs) that exceed the typical 40 t machines seen at most opencast operations.
16th May 2003
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