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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
 
 
HEAVY MINERALS

Mozambique heavy mineral sands mine reports production jump Restricted

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Irish miner Kenmare Resources has reported record production of ilmenite and primary zircon from its Moma mine in Mozambique. These records applied for both the second quarter (Q2) of this year and for last month. Production during the first half...
18th July 2014
 
 
MINING EXPLOSIVES

Shift to electronic blasting yields safety, efficiency benefits for miners Restricted

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AEL is committed to making blasting safer
The evolution from fire setting in the Bronze Age to blasting using electronics in the modern era has yielded significant benefits for the mining industry, says explosives manufacturer and supplier AEL Mining Services group consulting mining...
18th July 2014
 
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

Solar becoming increasingly sustainable, affordable energy option for mines Restricted

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While the mining industry has traditionally relied on electricity grids and on-site liquid fuel generators for its electricity needs, solar power is becoming more sustainable and affordable than before, says First Solar director of fuel...
18th July 2014
 
 
MINERAL PRODUCTION

Zim’s minerals revenue dips as high costs, lack of capital bite Restricted

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The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe says the total value of minerals produced in the four month period  
18th July 2014
 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Anglo fund helps Western Cape residents put food on the table Restricted

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SELF-SUSTAINING
The partnership between Anglo American’s Chairman’s Fund and Soil for Life is encouraging people in the Western Cape to sustainably grow their own vegetables 
The Chairman’s Fund, one of the dedicated instruments used by Anglo American to channel its corporate social investment, has formed a partnership with the nongovernmental organisation Soil for Life to increase food security in the Western Cape.
11th July 2014
 
 
MINING & SUSTAINABILITY

Efficiency will help miners ride out low commodity prices Restricted

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While mining companies react to falling commodity prices by reducing headcount, closing unprofitable operations and deferring capital expenditure to reduce cash costs, multinational services network PwC states that long-term sustainable gains in...
11th July 2014
 
 
MINING & SUSTAINABILITY

Enviro issues, resource decline and enegy and water scarcity may present growth opportunities Restricted

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Following concerns around mining companies having struggled to quantify the impacts of sustainability ‘megaforces’ on their mining operations, professional services firm KPMG highlights that if managed appropriately, these megaforces could...
11th July 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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