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Mozambican rubies perform well at first auction Restricted

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The first auction of rough rubies and corundum from the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique, held in Singapore from June 12 to June 17, brought in revenues of $33.5-million. This was reported by London Stock Exchange AIM-listed Gemfields plc, which...
27th June 2014
 
 
WATER RESOURCES

Peristaltic pumps cut water use in mining by 71% – manufacturer Restricted

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Commenting on the adoption of peristaltic pumps in the mining sector, which it says achieve water savings of 71% on average, pumps manufacturer Watson-Marlow Pumps Group points to the simultaneous cost savings mining companies achieve.
27th June 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Zim platinum producers moot think-tank to advise government on mining policies Restricted

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The Platinum Producers Association of Zimbabwe (PPAZ) says government should consider setting up a think-tank to provide its policy planners with expert advice on how to formulate mining industry laws and policies that can spur growth and...
27th June 2014
 
 
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Creamer Media publishes Electricity 2014 research report Restricted

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Creamer Media’s Electricity 2014 report provides insight into South Africa’s electricity generation, exploring the issues of State-owned power utility Eskom's generated power, coal supplies, electricity tariffs and demand-focused initiatives,...
24th June 2014
 
 
CORPORATE ACTIVITY – 1

Analyst sees Anglo either flourishing under Cutifani or being bought Restricted

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Anglo American (Anglo) will either be successful at reorganising its platinum business and starting production at the Minas-Rio iron-ore mine in Brazil or be acquired, research company Sanford C Bernstein said. The metals producer is reviewing...
20th June 2014
 
 
Energy & Mining

Besides labour, energy emerging as key future risk for platinum sector Restricted

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ENERGY INTENSIVE Rising costs and the platinum sector's dependency on electricity are among the top business-sustainability challenges While the crippling strike in the platinum sector in South Africa has brought attention to the labour costs of the industry, Pretoria-based nonprofit policy research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies researcher Georgina Ryan...
20th June 2014
 
 
ENERGY – 1

Botswana mulling its coal-to-liquids options Restricted

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Botswana will consider setting up a coal-to-liquid (CTL) fuels industry to exploit the Southern African country’s resources and cut its annual import bill by about $338-million, the chamber of mines said. “It’s not rocket science,”...
20th June 2014
 
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Call made for separate legal framework for oil and gas exploration in SA Restricted

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SHALE GAS BIDDING The creation of a specific hydrocarbons legislation for the oil and gas industry in South Africa will foster foreign investment opportunities Estimates that South Africa has the world’s fifth largest reserves of shale gas has the potential to attracted international investment into the country, with PwC estimating that as much as $1-billion is set to be spent on shale gas exploration....
20th June 2014
 
 
 
 
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