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CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

New trust for Thabazimbi community

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A new community trust to serve the interest of the Thabazimbi community will be established  at the end of Sepetember following a decision by the Sishen Iron Ore Company-Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) to terminate the activities of the...
22nd August 2014
 
 
UNCONVENTIONAL OIL

Shale-gas companies wary of cost-sensitive impacts of exploration

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With government supporting the notion of shale gas exploration in the Karoo, shale gas companies are weary of the cost-sensitive impacts of the exploration, but they can employ new conventions for unconventional fracking to improve return on...
22nd August 2014
 
 
Coal

Vale details activities in Mozambique

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Brazilian mining major Vale’s Moatize mine in the Tete province of Mozambique produced some 4-million tons of coal last year, its second full year of operation. This was reported by the group’s subsidiary, Vale Moçambique, in its recently...
22nd August 2014
 
 
EFFECTIVE MINING OPERATION

Can Africa’s minerals sector be refined to reach its full potential?

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South Africa’s minerals sector could be falling short of achieving its full potential owing to a failure first to correctly identify opportunities to increase stakeholder value and then to effectively bridge the gap between strategic business...
22nd August 2014
 
 
GOLD

Harmony ups gold production, but profit slides as price drops, costs rise

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Harmony Gold is satisfied with the year despite fairly abundant operational challenges experienced
Gold miner Harmony Gold recorded a 3% year-on-year rise in gold production to 36 453 kg, or 1.17-million ounces, for the 2014 financial year.
22nd August 2014
 
 
WOMEN IN MINING

Women entering mining sector but the door is only slightly open as legacy issues persist Video Available

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It has been twenty years since the inception of democracy and women are more greatly represented in the South African mining industry, because legislation now enables them to work in the industry, but legacy issues owing to this exclusion persist....
22nd August 2014
 
 
PLATINUM – 2

Amplats, partner launch trailblazing platinum-using fuel cell mini-grid

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FIRST EVER
The world’s first platinum-using fuel cell minigrid prototype was developed for use in an off-grid residential application, where the cost of electrification through grid expansion might be too expensive or technically prohibitive
JSE-listed platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Canada-based Ballard Power Systems on Tuesday launched the world’s first platinum-using fuel cell mini-grid electrification field trial. Amplats and Ballard Power Systems...
15th August 2014
 
 
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

e-Learning is faster, less costly and facilitates retention – training firm

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Training and development programmes for mineworkers can promote growth, life skills, and better job satisfaction, but these programmes can also be costly, digital learning company The Training Room Online mining learning specialist Jim Devlin...
15th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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