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New metrics enhance transparency of gold miners’ cost reporting Restricted

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The World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) supplementary ‘all-in’ cost metrics have helped gold miners to provide more external transparency regarding their cost reporting, while the metrics have enabled them to internally drive change by equipping...
25th July 2014
 
 
IRON-ORE LOGISTICS

R14bn set aside for expansion of iron-ore-dedicated Port of Saldanha Restricted

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An estimated R14-billion will be used towards the expansion of iron-ore and steel export facility, the Port of Saldanha

South Africa is the seventh-largest producer of iron-ore and having also traditionally been the fourth-largest exporter worldwide it remains well positioned to service global iron-ore demand owing to its well-established infrastructure and an...
25th July 2014
 
 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

RBPlat, NUM lock down 3-year wage deal after ‘mature, respectful’ talks Restricted

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In a deviation from the often-polarised nature of wage talks in the platinum sector and elsewhere in the South African mining industry, platinum miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have inked a...
25th July 2014
 
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

Replacing diesel with solar will yield cost savings for mines Restricted

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The majority of mines in Africa is mostly located in areas with a high solar resource, but many off-grid mining operations are burning diesel to power their operations, with high fuel and environmental costs, solar energy solutions company...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Rhodes memorial debate Restricted

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From time to time, a debate flares up among the University of Cape Town’s student body about whether or not the statue of pioneering mining magnate and British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes should be removed from the university’s Groote Schuur...
25th July 2014
 
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Tanzania to upgrade mining cadastre information management system Restricted

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BILL FEAST
The upgrade will enable all stakeholders in the mining sector to interact with the Ministry though modern web-based technologies
The Tanzanian Ministry of Energy and Minerals, with funding from the World Bank’s International Development Association, has launched a project to upgrade their mining cadastre information management system (MCIMS).
25th July 2014
 
 
CONFERENCES

Joburg to host two-day shale gas conference next week Restricted

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Following President Jacob Zuma’s confirmation during his State of Nation Address (Sona) last month that the South African government is planning to push ahead shale gas exploration in the Karoo, training company Amabhubesi Conference and...
18th July 2014
 
 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Jury still out on whether platinum strike will result in AMCU gaining or losing members Restricted

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Following the crippling five-month platinum sector strike, which severely affected not only businesses in Rustenburg but also the South African economy and resulted in mineworkers and their families having to live in poverty, the Association of...
18th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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