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Plant efficiencies drive New Luika Q2 output up 8%

New Luika East Africa-focused gold producer Shanta Gold has hit record quarterly production of 21 940 oz at its Tanzania-based New Luika gold mine for the three months ended June 30, representing an 8% uptick on the 20 254 oz produced in the first quarter...
21st July 2014
 
Mining in Africa

Power supply deficit hindering African mining

The deficiency in power generation on the African continent is impacting on the mining industry’s ability to reach its full production potential, thereby impacting on the industry’s ability to boost the continent’s economy, says Dubai-based...
11th July 2014
 
APPOINTMENTS

Alecto appoints West Africa-based operation director

Aim-listed Alecto Minerals has appointed operations manager Dominic Doherty the company’s operations director, with immediate effect.  The West and East Africa-focused explorer added in a statement on Wednesday that part-time executive director...
9th July 2014
 
GOLD

New Luika gold recoveries, cost savings increase

The successful commissioning of the elution and electrowinning circuit at the Tanzania-based New Luika gold mine has improved gold recoveries from 2% to 87.2%, London-listed Shanta Gold said on Tuesday. The East Africa-focused gold production and...
1st July 2014
 
ENERGY – 2

Energy investments receive focus in East African Budgets

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania plan to allocate money in their annual Budgets to spur investment in infrastructure to exploit oil and natural gas from deposits that companies, including Tullow Oil, are developing. Ugandan and Kenyan oil discoveries,...
20th June 2014
 
NATURAL GAS

Russia’s big China gas deal a wakeup call for Australia

Australia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector has been urged to trim cost if it was to have a chance at participating in the second round of global LNG developments. Energy economics group EnergyQuest said on Tuesday that while the country’s...
27th May 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Rising costs threaten Australian gas projects

Rising costs are threatening Australia’s ability to develop new gas projects, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned. New analysis by Appea and the Australian Bureau of Statistics has highlighted that...
26th May 2014
 
EXPLOSIVES

BME continues to grow after 30 years, focused on expansion

Nitric Acid Complex, Sasolburg Celebrating three decades in business, mining explosives company BME has noted continual growth on the African continent throughout this time and has firmly set its future growth sights on further expanding its footprint in Southern and East Africa.
16th May 2014
 
ENGINEERING

Kentz says Valerus acquisition strengthens its SA shale-energy hand

The African region of engineering and construction group Kentz believes it is strongly positioned for any future shale-gas extraction activity in South Africa, following the recent acquisition, by the London-listed group, of integrated oil and gas...
12th May 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Anadarko seeks clarity on SA’s new oil and gas regime

American oil and gas exploration and development company Anadarko, which confirmed a halt to its exploration spending in South Africa as a result of legislative uncertainties, says it will work with the South African government to gain clarity on...
2nd May 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
 
Base Metals

Revival imminent for African zinc, says industry body

ZINC REVIVAL 
Owing to increased infrastructure development, access to Africa-based zinc reserves and refining opportunities is improving
While Africa’s zinc production represents only 13.6% of global output, there appears to be a revival in zinc projects across the continent, owing to supply and demand forecasts, says International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa)...
18th April 2014
 
 
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