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Japan working with South Africa to reduce risks in deep-level mines

Japan is assisting South Africa with research into seismicity and mining. “We have joint research on mitigating seismic risks in South African mines,” reports Japanese Ambassador to South Africa Yutaka Yoshizawa. “Japan experiences a lot of...
26th September 2014

Miners not earning ‘living wages’ despite doing ‘one of the most dangerous jobs in the world’

The release of the Benchmarks Foundation’s ‘Policy Gap 9: South African Coal Mining’ report, which was launched in Johannesburg this month, coincides with the local mining industry suffering from one of the most protracted periods of labour...
5th September 2014
Company Announcement

The road to sustainable development is through responsible mining PDF Available

The road to sustainable development in South Africa is complex and often difficult, and is further exacerbated by human activities such as extractive mining, a key contributor to climate change. ANGUS BURNS of the World Wide Fund for Nature South...
4th September 2014
Electra Mining

Bulk materials-handling group sees opportunity in emerging markets

US-based bulk materials-handling group Martin Engineering, whose South African business unit is exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa, sees significant opportunities for its technology in developing regions, such as China, India, South Africa and...
29th August 2014
Mining Services

Hansen + Genwest eager to spread its wings

outh African transformer and switchgear manufacturer Hansen + Genwest is eager to diversify its product range and expand its customer base, setting its sight on acquisitions and spreading its wings into the rest of Africa. The Benoni, South...
29th August 2014

Junior raises cash for Botswana coal, power project

Botswana- and Mauritius-listed junior Shumba Coal Resources has raised $2.2-million, which it intends to be invested in its Botswana coal mining and energy project. The Sechaba coal and power generation project is aimed at exporting coal to India...
8th August 2014

India likely to ease restrictions on captive coal mine end-use norms

The Indian government was likely to ease end-use norms for production from captive coal blocks, particularly those allocated to thermal power plants. According to a Coal Ministry official, a policy easing restrictions on the use of coal from...
6th August 2014

Exxaro to acquire Total’s South African coal mines for $472m

Black-controlled mining company Exxaro is to acquire the South African coal mines of French petroleum giant Total to create coal assets with far stronger black economic empowerment (BEE)credentials through the augmentaion of earlier BEE...
28th July 2014

India sets target for captive coal mining production

India’s Coal Ministry has set a captive coal production target of 68-million tonnes during 2014/15 from all blocks allocated to various companies for own fuel use. According to a Coal Ministry circular, “the production target has been set and...
28th July 2014

Joburg to host two-day shale gas conference next week

Following President Jacob Zuma’s confirmation during his State of Nation Address (Sona) last month that the South African government is planning to push ahead shale gas exploration in the Karoo, training company Amabhubesi Conference and...
18th July 2014

Rukwa coal-to-power project, Tanzania Restricted

Edenville Energy’s Tanzanian entity, Edenville International Tanzania, has been awarded an environmental-impact assessment certificate approving the start of coal mining.
11th July 2014

Edenville receives EIA certificate, advances Rukwa project

African coal explorer Edenville Energy’s Tanzanian entity, Edenville International Tanzania, has been awarded an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) certificate approving the start of coal mining at the Namwele and Mkomolo coal deposits, near...
1st July 2014
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