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MINING RESEARCH

DST, NRF launch holistic collaborative mining research centre at UJ

Advancing South Africa’s ambitions of evolving from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) on Thursday launched a specialised academic...
24th April 2014
 
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Deputy Minister Of Science And Technology Launches New Centre Of Excellence In Integrated Mineral And Energy Resource Analysis PDF Available

South Africa's rich mineral wealth means that mining is still one of the country’s dominant economic activities.  While diamond and gold production may be well down from their peak production years, the country remains a cornucopia of mineral...
24th April 2014
 
VANADIUM

American Vanadium announces first CellCube installation in New York

US vanadium project developer and renewable energy technology purveyor American Vanadium on Wednesday unveiled plans to demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system in partnership with the New York State Research and...
23rd April 2014
 
BUSINESS AUTOMATION

Mayfox becomes first E Africa miner to implement cost-control software

Kenyan-owned Mayfox Mining has signed an agreement with Sage Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) X3 solution provider Wingo.net for the installation of an ERP solution, which will see the gold exploration company become the first mining company in...
23rd April 2014
 
DIAMONDS

Rough diamond prices to bounce back in 2014 – lobby

Natural rough diamond prices may rise 5% to 10% in 2014 on recovering demand for jewellery in developed and emerging markets, the head of Belgium's diamond lobby told Reuters in an interview. The global market came under pressure in 2013 as a...
21st April 2014
 
News This Week

Ancient site under threat from gold-hungry miner

A few weeks ago, the highly controversial story that the government of Georgia hds given Russian-backed Rich Metals Group (RMG) approval to continue its mining project at a site believed to host the world’s oldest gold mine made headlines and...
18th April 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Association highlights most prevalent health and safety risks at mines

The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) outlined the top ten health and safety risks at mines at the Electra Mining West Africa 2014 Indaba and advised mine bosses on what steps to take to mitigate these risks....
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

MINE GROWTH
Global copper and zinc production is expected to increase, owing to new mines and mine expansions in Africa and South America 
Africa will be recognised as the largest contributor to the growth of mined copper production from 2013 to 2017 in percentage terms, says research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie base metals research head Helen Matthews, who highlights Zambia...
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Base metals prospects attract investment across continents

PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT
Denham Capital Management believes the outlook for copper and zinc prospects in South America is positive
In addition to focusing on copper mining investment opportunities in Africa, energy-focused global private-equity firm Denham Capital Management is investing in new copper projects in South America this year, company director Caroline Donally...
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

NECESSARY SUPPLY
South Africa needs to look to African copper mines for future copper supply
As South Africa’s primary copper reserves are slowly being depleted, the country will need assistance from other African copper mines – particularly those in the Copperbelt region – for additional supply, says Copper Development Association...
18th April 2014
 
What's On

International

What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail...
18th April 2014
 
MATERIALS HANDLING

Local company appoints distributor in Zambia

In a move designed to broaden the availability of high-performance handling technologies in Southern Africa, bulk materials handling cleaner manufacturer Martin Engineering announced last month that Fluid Base Industries would be its full-service...
18th April 2014
 
 
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