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MANDELA MEMORIAL

Remembering Madiba

Former President Nelson Mandela was hailed on Tuesday as a champion of reconciliation as world leaders, international guests and ordinary South Africans gathered for his Memorial Service at FNB stadium. Three years ago, South Africans packed the...
10th December 2013
 
TRIBUTES TO MANDELA

World leaders mourn Madiba

Condolence messages are pouring in for the late former South African President Nelson Mandela. African leaders have conveyed their sympathy for and solidarity with the people of South Africa as they mourn the late anti-apartheid icon.
6th December 2013
 
MANDELA DIES

World bows in respect to Mandela

The death Thursday of South Africa's liberation leader and first democratic president Nelson Mandela triggered an unprecedented worldwide chorus of awed respect. Statesmen, resistance leaders, Nobel laureates and prisoners of conscience have died...
6th December 2013
 
Legislative environment

Brazil’s legislators to consider proposed new mining law

Brazil’s proposed new mining code is now before the country’s congress. The proposed legislation was formally announced last month by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Mines and Energy Minister Edison Lobão. “With this new mining...
5th July 2013
 
DIVERSIFIED MINER

Vale now active in Southern, Central and West Africa

In June, Brazilian diversified mining major Vale, the world’s second-biggest mining company by market capitalisation, reaffirmed that it is set to make major investments in Africa by 2016. “Our current investment proposal in Africa is to...
2nd September 2011
 
Diversified mining

Brazilian major now active in Southern, Central and West Africa

In June, Brazilian diversified mining major Vale, the world’s second biggest mining company by market capitalisation, reaffirmed that it is set to make major investments in Africa by 2016.
2nd September 2011
 
IRON-ORE

Vale CEO Ferreira losing no sleep over future iron-ore demand

Despite fears growing over the global economy, with the US on the brink of defaulting on its debts and the Eurozone crisis, world number-one iron-ore miner Vale CEO Murilo Ferreira is optimistic about demand and prices for the steelmaking...
29th July 2011
 
IRON-ORE

Brazilian group ranks West African project highly

The CEO of the world’s second biggest (in terms of market capitalisation) mining group, Brazil’s Vale, Murilo Ferreira, has asserted that the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea “is a very important initiative” for his company – “it is...
8th July 2011
 
Mining investment

China’s drive to acquire minerals triggers Brazilian countermeasures

The Brazilian government is planning to put limits on foreign investment in the country’s mining industry, the newspaper O Folha de São Paulo reported on Wednesday. The paper stated that Brasília was becoming concerned at the increasing...
28th January 2011
 
BRAZIL

Brazil holds up mining bill, eyes royalty change

Brazil's government will likely wait at least until the next administration takes office in 2011 before changing a mining law and discussing a possible royalty hike, a government official told Reuters. Both moves could potentially deteriorate the...
21st October 2010
 
 
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