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UNCONVENTIONAL OIL

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

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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 Restricted

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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? Restricted

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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 Restricted

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GRAHAM BRIGGS
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 Restricted

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Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) 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 Restricted

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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 Restricted

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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
 
 
COAL

Indian company to rapidly increase production at Mozambique mine Restricted

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Indian State-owned overseas coal mining group International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) has reported that it plans to triple production at its soon-to-be acquired Benga mine in Mozambique over the next three years. The company recently agreed a...
15th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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