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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
 
Mining Services

Shaft-sinking specialist awarded work at platinum mine

Additional shaft-sinking work was awarded early this year to international shaft sinking and underground construction group Shaft Sinkers by platinum producer Lonmin for work at its existing Karee 3 upper group two (UG2) project in Marikana,...
18th April 2014
 
COMMODITIES

Africa's fast growth transforming commodity flows

For centuries, colonial-era merchants tussled for access to Africa's raw materials, and huge swathes of Africa's geography became synonymous with the main commodity they exported: Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, the Spice Island of Zanzibar. But the...
11th April 2014
 
GEOLOGY

Africa, Europe commit to strengthening geology research ties

Africa and Europe have strengthened their cooperation in the field of geology, stressing the importance of developing a solid policy framework to attract investments as well as to promote skills development and business education in the sector....
11th April 2014
 
Company Announcement

Leading specialist mining show grows footprint in Africa PDF Available

International mining, industrial, construction and power generation show Electra Mining Africa expands footprint into Africa with shows in Botswana, Ghana and Zambia and back to Johannesburg in September. Delivering a high return on investment for...
10th April 2014
 
PLATINUM

Platinum strike will hasten restructuring

As a strike by South African platinum miners enters its eleventh week, the likelihood that employers will bow to demands for better pay is receding and a drastic overhaul of the loss-making industry is looking more inevitable. Faced with the tough...
9th April 2014
 
COPPER

Low copper price, improving Europe economy lift Aurubis sales volumes

A falling copper price and an improving economy in Europe will lift European smelter and producer Aurubis's sales volumes growth of copper wire this year, from flat growth last year, a company executive said on Monday. Copper has steadied...
8th April 2014
 
Company Announcement

Further order from leading Italian steel producer PDF Available

Tenova TAKRAF Italy has been awarded a contract by ILVA S.p.A., the leading Italian steel producer, for the design and supply of a bucket chain continuous shipunloader for handling iron ore and coal at the ILVA steel plant in Taranto, Italy. ...
8th April 2014
 
CORPORATE ACTIVITY

Orica secures BEE partner, set to expand African footprint

Leven Moodley and Dallas Wilkinson ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica Mining Services South Africa’s (OMSSA's) African...
7th April 2014
 
Company Announcement

Record prices at the Dubai Diamond Exchange Inaugural Zimbabwe diamond tender PDF Available

The Dubai Diamond Exchange, a DMCC platform, today announced record numbers of sales at the inaugural Zimbabwe diamond tender, held from March 23 - 30, 2014. The tender was facilitated by Global Diamond Tenders DMCC in cooperation with the DMCC...
7th April 2014
 
REFERENCE MODELS

Exploration, mining business reference model receives the thumbs up

The Exploration and Mining Business Reference Model (EM model), aimed at assisting companies in aligning their business and technical services, was embraced by the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) in January, following the...
4th April 2014
 
Uranium

Nuclear projects on the rise

YELLOW CAKE While South Africa has significant reserves and some uranium projects are under way, the country has to ensure that it is market competitive Despite significantly lower uranium prices, compounded by the negativity surrounding nuclear energy after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in 2011, the number of nuclear power plants under construction has risen. This is likely to increase global...
4th April 2014
 
 
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