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MINING & ENERGY

Renewables a serious option for African miners as energy costs, emissions come to the fore in African mining Restricted

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Rising energy prices and supply constraints have forced African mining operations to find new energy solutions for affordable, consistent and secure sources of energy. To address these concerns, mining companies operating on the African continent...
11th July 2014
 
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Study highlights areas of high-grade mineralisation at Mauritania uranium prospect Restricted

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DELAYED DEVELOPMENT Aura Energy’s development plans have been delayed, owing to the difficulty in accessing capital ASX-listed uranium developer Aura Energy MD Dr Bob Beeson tells Mining Weekly that a recently completed scoping study of its Reguibat uranium project, at the Reguibat Craton, in northern Mauritania, highlighted the presence of several areas of...
11th July 2014
 
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

African mining companies urged to go for full-scale renewables introduction Restricted

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African mining companies have a strong case for converting to 100% peak penetration of solar or wind energy, rather than implementing partial solutions that bring only small environmental and financial benefits, Siemens AG sales manager Fabrice...
4th July 2014
 
 
LABOUR RELATIONS

Collective bargaining needs to be reinforced post strike, avers Trade and Industry Minister Restricted

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Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies is expecting an upswing in South Africa’s economy now that the five-month strike by members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum mining sector is nearing an end. He...
4th July 2014
 
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Engineering work at Free State UCG project completed Restricted

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Following concerns about South Africa’s insufficient electricity supply, project development company Africary has completed engineering work on its 50 MW Theunissen Underground Coal Gasification (TUCG) project, in the Free State, which is in...
4th July 2014
 
 
FERROUS METALS

Exxaro to write down R5.36bn investment in Mayoko project Restricted

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Exxaro will also actively liaise with the Republic of Congo government on the future of the project
Diversified mining group Exxaro warned shareholders last month that it would write down its R5.36-billion investment in the Mayoko iron-ore project in the Republic of Congo (RoC).
4th July 2014
 
 
Mozambique

Indians, Australians pursuing opportunities in Mozambique Restricted

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Indian company International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) is reported to be interested in coal assets in Mozambique. ICVL is a “special purpose vehicle” created at the initiative of the Indian Ministry of Steel, with the purpose of...
4th July 2014
 
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Lawyer decries proposed amendments to mine health, safety law Restricted

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WILLEM LE ROUX The most onerous of the proposed amendments to the Mine Health and Safety Act include the proposed amendments to sections 47 and 92 of the Act  Law firm ENSafrica mine and occupational health and safety joint head Willem le Roux highlighted several proposed amendments to the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) No. 29 of 1996 that he believes are onerous to employers at the firm's yearly...
4th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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