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New Minerals Minister reaffirms mining’s crucial economic importance, urges accelerated effort to meet NDP requirement

New Minerals Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi used the eightieth anniversary celebration of Mintek to reaffirm mining’s centrality as a driver of crucial economic growth and to emphasise that it is a requirement of the National Development Plan to...
11th July 2014
 
Coal

SADC countries have significant growth potential Video Available

EY mining and metals sector leader for Africa Wickus Botha While the mining industry across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region has continued on a positive growth path – despite the tough economic climate – some investors have indicated that South Africa is losing its status as...
11th July 2014
 
MINERAL RESEARCH

NDP requires accelerated mining effort – Minerals Minister Video Available

South Africa’s new Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi The National Development Plan (NDP) required an accelerated effort towards ensuring mining's continued contribution to economic growth and the elimination of the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty, South Africa’s new...
4th July 2014
 
MINING EQUIPMENT

Manufacturing in the mining industry can yield economic growth

South Africa’s National Development Plan emphasises the critical and indispensable role of manufacturing as a key driver of economic growth, and a segment in which this country could achieve greater outcomes is the manufacture of mining...
27th June 2014
 
MINING EQUIPMENT

Manufacturing in the mining industry can yield economic growth

According to the South African National Development Plan, manufacturing plays a critical and indispensable role as a key driver of economic growth. As a result, the South African mining industry has bared witness to the benefits of manufacturing...
27th June 2014
 
Energy & Mining

Besides labour, energy emerging as key future risk for platinum sector

ENERGY INTENSIVE Rising costs and the platinum sector's dependency on electricity are among the top business-sustainability challenges While the crippling strike in the platinum sector in South Africa has brought attention to the labour costs of the industry, Pretoria-based nonprofit policy research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies researcher Georgina Ryan...
20th June 2014
 
PLATINUM

Potential platinum loss Video Available

Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about platinum's huge potential opportunity loss for the economy, but also provides insight on how the industry could be saved through the uptake of fuel cells.
25th April 2014
 
Creamer Media on SAfm

On-The-Air (25/04/2014) Audio Available

Search is on for 200 000 ex-mineworkers who are owed 5 Billion Rand in unpaid benefits; Lots of money, lots of people could benefit. Now another issue, South African economy could suffer a massive opportunity loss if the strike-hit Platinum...
25th April 2014
 
PLATINUM

Platinum strike highlighting huge potential opportunity loss for economy

The prolonged strike of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum belt is highlighting the colossal potential opportunity loss to the South African economy should the country lose out on its platinum patrimony, which...
23rd April 2014
 
SCANDIUM

DNI adds scandium to Alberta project’s product basket

Project development junior DNI Metals on Wednesday said that an initial evaluation of recovering scandium as a co-product of the polymetallic mining operations planned for its Buckton deposit, in Alberta, had concluded that by incorporating a...
9th April 2014
 
PLATINUM-GROUP METALS

$100m Amplats’ firepower for platinum metals development Video Available

Kleantha Pillay and Martin Creamer Platinum major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is targeting co-investors to help it treble the $100-million financial firepower that it is directing at further development of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market. Amplats PGM Development Fund...
17th March 2014
 
PDAC

Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse scouts for ‘critical’ minerals to maintain technological edge

Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce mining and mineral resources manager Christopher Schmidt As a nation heavily reliant on commodity imports to sustain its industrial output, Germany is seeking closer ties with the Canadian mining industry to maintain its pole position as Europe’s manufacturing powerhouse.
28th February 2014
 
 
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