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MINE DESIGN

Students need to become ‘imagineers’, academic urges

Dr Ronny Webber-Youngman University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Mining Engineering (DME) head Dr Ronny Webber-Youngman believes mining engineering students need to become “imagineers” and work on developing safer and more efficient mines of the future using virtual...
16th September 2014
 
Corporate Profile

Adroit Technologies Video Available

Adroit Technologies is a privately held South Africa-based software development company and has been developing award winning real-time software for the industrial automation markets for over 25 years.
16th September 2014
 
MINERAL SANDS

Irish-owned Moz heavy-sands miner widens loss despite 26% production increase

Irish-based miner Kenmare Resources, which owns and operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in Mozambique’s Nampula province, has reported a net loss of $31.8-million for the first semester this year (for the first half of last year, the net...
12th September 2014
 
News This Week

Merensky – the prisoner of war

Ninety years ago, almost to the day, South Africa’s pre-eminent geologist, Dr Hans Merensky, made one of the most important and phenomenal mineral discoveries anywhere in the world when he identified a section of the platinum-group-metal-rich...
12th September 2014
 
FERTILISERS

The quest for improved agricultural productivity spurs investor interest

Rising demand for protein and more sophisticated diets in developing countries are spurring investors to get excited about investing in fertilisers. The ‘protein story’ was still providing a good thesis for investment, as the developing world...
11th September 2014
 
Company Announcement

Core Consultants Publishes Monthly Manganese Report PDF Available

Renowned mining consultancy, Core Consultants, published its inaugural manganese report on 2nd September 2014.  The report is issued monthly and details pertinent trends in the manganese ore, alloys and steel markets. The manganese market has...
9th September 2014
 
GRAPHITE

Kibaran fast-tracks Tanzania graphite deposit towards production

ASX-listed Kibaran Resources has started the process of fast-tracking its Epanko graphite deposit, in Tanzania, towards production, director Andrew Spinks has said. The company recently released an updated scoping study for Epanko – located...
5th September 2014
 
GOLD PRICE

Century-old London gold price benchmark starts makeover

The operator of the London gold price benchmark said on Thursday it formally started the process to find a new administrator for the century-old mechanism that will halt the telephone call that four institutions enter twice a day in favour of an...
5th September 2014
 
DIGGING DEEP

South Africa’s WWI golden bullets

The centennial commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War on August, 4, the date that Great Britain officially declared war on a belligerent Germany, was a significant occasion that was largely sidelined and, dare I say, somewhat ignored...
5th September 2014
 
Legislative Environment

Zim wants minerals processed locally Video Available

ANGELICA KATURUZA
The indigenisation policy is the best thing to have happened to indigenous Zimbabweans 
Zimbabwe is proceeding with plans to ensure that the minerals mined in-country are also processed in-country, instead of in South Africa or Europe, which is the current norm. As part of this process, Zimbabwe levied a 15% tax on rough diamonds and...
5th September 2014
 
RESULTS

Master Drilling reports growth, but falls shy of expectations

JSE-listed Master Drilling on Thursday reported a 20.6% increase in revenue to $65.2-million for the six months ended June 30, from the $54.1-million recorded in the previous comparable period, while its profit was up 20.9% from $7.7-million to...
4th September 2014
 
Company Announcement

ExecuJet wins Business Traveller Africa Award

ExecuJet has won the ‘Best Private Aviation Operator’ category at the annual Business Traveller Africa Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards, hosted by Future Group, publisher of ‘Business Traveller Africa’ magazine, reward...
4th September 2014
 
 
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