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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
 
 
SYMPOSIUM

Mintek to host analytical symposium in November Restricted

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In the interests of maintaining the field of analytical chemistry, the Council for Mineral Technology (Mintek) will host its annual Analytical Symposium on November 7 at the Mintek Auditorium in Johannesburg.
15th August 2014
 
 
BLASTING TECHNOLOGY

New software optimises drilling, enhances blast effectiveness Restricted

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Mining services company Sandvik Mining has developed a mining software called Intelligent Sandvik Underground Rock Excavation (iSure) that optimises drilling and enhances blast effectiveness.
15th August 2014
 
 
JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

JSE resource listings plunge 50% in last 20 years but total market cap now a massive R2.82-trillion Restricted

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Although the resource listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has declined significantly over the last 20 years, from 130 listed mining companies in 1994 to only 66 basic resource companies today (including mining sectors and industrial...
8th August 2014
 
 
COAL

Junior raises cash for Botswana coal, power project Restricted

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Botswana- and Mauritius-listed junior Shumba Coal Resources has raised $2.2-million, which it intends to be invested in its Botswana coal mining and energy project. The Sechaba coal and power generation project is aimed at exporting coal to India...
8th August 2014
 
 
 
 
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