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Anglo metallurgist honoured for promoting coal processing industry Restricted

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The 2014 Southern African Coal Processing Society’s (SACPS’s) yearly dinner dance event. Left to right: Hendrik Nortje, Angelique du Randt, Kevin McMillan and SACPS chairperson Kobus du Plessis
The Southern African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) awarded the ‘Coal Man of the Year’ title to mining giant Anglo American coal division metallurgy manager and industry stalwart Kevin McMillan at the SACPS's yearly dinner, held in...
30th May 2014
 
 
SUSTAINABLE MINING

Business optimisation firm urges holistic, sustainable plans for mining operations Restricted

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MARK JONES
Green Line Mining enables mining companies to make a step-change in their economic performance by developing long-term plans with significantly better cash-flow profiles
Although optimising cash flow throughout the entire mining value chain in Africa’s current capital-constrained mining industry is important, business optimisation firm Whittle Consulting believes that a holistic approach, with a definite focus...
30th May 2014
 
 
GOLD – 3

Gold demand almost unchanged at 1 074 t in first quarter Restricted

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ALISTAIR HEWITT
The long-term fundamentals for gold demand are well in place
The fundamentals of the gold market remain robust with a return to the long-term average patterns of demand, says the World Gold Council’s (WGC’s) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report, covering January 2014 to March 2014, released this month.
30th May 2014
 
 
SOUTH AFRICAN MINING

Labour overshadowing other issues in mining Restricted

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International financial services and investment group Old Mutual states that while the South African mining sector is experiencing trying times pertaining to labour issues within the sector, other issues in the industry, such as legislation around...
30th May 2014
 
 
Cooperation

Mozambique and Angola seek to exchange mining expertise Restricted

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Mozambique and Angola are to strengthen their cooperation in the mining sector. This is the overarching outcome of the recent visit by Mozambican Mines and Mineral Resources Minister Esperança Bias to Angola. The visit was at the invitation of...
30th May 2014
 
 
COAL LOGISTICS

Port, Botswana–Moz rail feasibility study set to start this year Restricted

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A feasibility study into a project entailing the proposed Ponto Techobanine deep sea-port, in Mozambique, and a 1 100 km heavy-haul railway line linking linking the port to Botswana’s burgeoning cola-producing eastern region, is expected to...
30th May 2014
 
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Rössing Uranium reviewing operations amid continuing challenges Restricted

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An operational review is under way at Rössing Uranium, a unit of Rio Tinto, to plot the way forward during continued economically challenging times for the uranium giant in Namibia. “At the moment, our business is negatively affected and, along...
30th May 2014
 
 
PLATINUM-GROUP METALS

Stakeholders weigh in on future of SA’s platinum industry Restricted

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Ongoing wage negotiations, protracted strike action and declining production in the platinum mining sector, impacting on international investor sentiment, have raised concerns about the current state of platinum mining in South Africa, with...
30th May 2014
 
 
 
 
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