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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
 
 
MATERIALS HANDLING

Babcock boosts crane hire fleet, opens new branch in Rustenburg

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Engineering support services company Babcock has made a major investment into its equipment hire fleet with a view to expanding its crane hire services into the mining sector this year.
11th April 2014
 
 
CONFLICT DIAMONDS

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

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More than 99.8% of all diamonds produced are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
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...
11th April 2014
 
 
MINERAL EXPLORATION

Initiatives under way to improve greenfield exploration in SA

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Four of South Africa’s greatest mineral deposits, namely the diamond fields of the Northern Cape, the Witwatersrand Basin, the Witbank-Middelburg coal field and the Bushveld Igneous Complex, all of which have been the bedrock of the country’s...
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
 
 
FILTRATION EQUIPMENT

SA firm supplying filter press equipment to Russian gold mine

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Engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin’s South African office is on track to complete the supply of filter press technology to a major gold producer in Russia as part of the development of a greenfield plant.
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
 
 
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Creamer Media publishes Canandian Mining Roundup for April 2014

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The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format,...
7th April 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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