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Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

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

Mining investor says Congo is cleaning up its act

Democratic Republic of Congo has improved its business environment but plans to raise mining taxes could deter investors in a country where massive infrastructure challenges remain, the CEO of a major foreign miner said. Pieter Deboutte, manager...
9th April 2014

Exxaro says might look at Amplats' assets

Twickenham South Africa-based coal producer Exxaro hopes to diversify into platinum group metals (PGMs) and is looking at opportunities which could include assets Anglo American has signaled it might divest. "We scouted around in PGMs and think there are...
9th April 2014

Tiger adds to Kipoi resource

Copper miner Tiger Resources has reported a 7.5% increase in the mineral resource at its Kipoi Central operation, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The miner said on Thursday that the mineral resource now stood at 690 000 t of copper,...
3rd April 2014

Congo's mining tax increase plan rattles investors

Democratic Republic of Congo aims to double tax revenues from minerals but investors warned that an overhaul of the mining code could remove incentives to invest there. Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo told a mining conference in the eastern...
26th March 2014


Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
21st March 2014
Editorial Insight

Concerted effort needed to turn Congo-Cameroon-Gabon iron-ore belt into African Pilbara

A concerted effort is needed to turn the Congo-Cameroon-Gabon region, often likened to Australia’s iron-ore-rich Pilbara, to positive account.
21st March 2014


Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
14th March 2014

Transnet boosts Exxaro’s coal railing, Eskom paying invoices Video Available

Exxaro's Mxolisi Mgojo State-owned rail enterprise Transnet was praised at Thursday’s Exxaro Resources results presentation for boosting the JSE-listed company’s coal exports by 15% last year and facilitating the doubling of them in 2014. But at the other end of...
6th March 2014

Exxaro lifts headline earnings, exports 15% more coal, ups dividend

JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro Resources increased headline earnings by 4% and exported 15% more coal in the 12 months to December 31 has increased its dividend by 10%. The company, headed by CEO Sipho Nkosi, has now had no fatalities in 14...
6th March 2014
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Peter Meeus, Chairman, Dubai Diamond Exchange, thoughts on the diamond industry

I nearly fell off my chair when I recently read the motion for a resolution of the six federal government parties, with the bold theory that the fight against blood diamonds has failed. Now that the resolution has been approved, I am even more...
20th February 2014

DRC explorer warns of impending funding crunch, narrows half-year loss

Democratic Republic of the Congo- (DRC-) focused mineral explorer Delrand Resources has narrowed its half-year loss from C$149 298 for the prior year’s comparable period to C$101 564 for the six months ended December 31, 2013, mainly as a result...
18th February 2014
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