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ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

New CSMI head building ties with overseas centres of excellence Restricted

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CAROLINE DIGBY
The Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry is in the process of building international ties with research centres of excellence, while simultaneously taking up the increased opportunities to develop a more Africa-focused research agenda
In her new role as director of the University of the Witwatersrand's (Wits') Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI), Professor Caroline Digby is now actively involved in achieving the centre’s objective of instilling a...
13th June 2014
 
 
FERROUS METALS – 3

Northern Cape iron-ore resources to run out in 30 years but Bushveld Complex presents opportunities Restricted

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The bulk of South Africa’s existing iron-ore resources in the Northern Cape will be depleted in the next 30 years and the country will have to find new sources, VMI Investment Company exploration manager Dr Luke Longridge said during the fourth...
13th June 2014
 
 
RARE-EARTH ELEMENTS

Study shows improved leach recoveries at Malawi rare earths project Restricted

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Canada-listed rare earths explorer Mkango Resources has announced a significant increase in leach recoveries in the metallurgical optimisation testwork conducted as part of the ongoing prefeasibility study for the Songwe Hill rare earths project,...
13th June 2014
 
 
rare-earth minerals

South Africa puts up R8m for Malawi rare earths exploration project Restricted

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South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has approved a R7 967804 grant under its Capital Projects Feasibility Programme to finance a feasibility study into Canadian-listed Mkango Resources' flagship Songwe Hill rare earth exploration...
6th June 2014
 
 
DEEP-LEVEL MINING

Academic sees deep SA mines having to close in 20 years unless they embrace new methods Restricted

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If deep-level mines in South Africa do not change the way they operate, they could be forced to close in the next 20 years, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering head Fred Cawood stated at an event hosted by high...
6th June 2014
 
 
MINING EXPLOSIVES

AEL honours manager for spray-drying process Restricted

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Explosives manufacturer and supplier AEL Mining Services says its investment in the research and development (R&D) of explosive technology for the mining industry has proven successful, as AEL group technical manager of initiating systems Cheryl...
6th June 2014
 
 
ENERGY MINERALS

Development of black junior coal sector now a matter of urgency as Eskom approaches ‘supply cliff’ Restricted

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Securing sufficient thermal coal for State-owned power utility Eskom to keep the lights on going forward is vital in the face of what coal commentators refer to as a projected Eskom coal supply ‘cliff’ from 2015 – a 60-million-ton yearly...
6th June 2014
 
 
BLASTING TECHNOLOGY

Electronic blasting’s safety, enviro and efficiency benefits Restricted

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Explosives manufacturer AEL Mining Services says that with mining being a risky operation, developing ways to make the process safer and more efficient has been the main driver in the evolution from the bronze-age setting to modern-day blasting...
6th June 2014
 
 
 
 
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