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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
 
 
BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Eskom to include emerging black coal miners in supply base Restricted

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EXPANDING SUPPLIER BASE
Eskom intends to bring in emerging black miners to fulfil its 2.1-billion-tons uncontracted supply needs
In line with State-owned power utility Eskom’s Coal Supply Strategy and Black Emerging Miner Strategy, the utility will integrate emerging black coal junior miners into its coal supply base to ensure its future energy supply, as 90% of the...
11th July 2014
 
 
TAXATION

Moz rejects short-term tax cuts, but reviews possible Restricted

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Mozambique’s Tax Authority has rejected the idea of a cut in taxes on the country’s resources sector in the short term. However Tax Authority President Rosário Fernandes told the Macauhub news agency that there was the possibility of...
11th July 2014
 
 
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Platinum Belt – whereto now? Restricted

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The longest strike in South African history, the Platinum Belt strike, officially came to an end on June 24.  Having lasted five agonising months, the strike saw the businesses of the top three platinum producers in the world on the brink of...
11th July 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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