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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Anglo, Lafarge sign binding agreement

Diversified mining major Anglo American has reached a binding agreement for the £885-million sale of its 50% interest in the Lafarge Tarmac joint venture (JV) to cement producer Lafarge. Lafarge Tarmac, formed in January 2013, is a 50:50 JV...
25th July 2014
 
FINANCIAL RESULTS

Anglo delivers ‘pleasing’ results despite headwinds

Mark Cutifani Despite the headwinds faced by diversified miner Anglo American during the first half of the year, the group had delivered a “pleasing” performance at all its operations barring platinum. Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani on Friday said the...
25th July 2014
 
EDUCATION & TRAINING – 2

College launches hydraulic hose assemblies course for the mining sector

Sophiatown, Johannesburg-based Sparrow Further Education and Training (FET) College in partnership with fluid power company Pirtek launched a new mining skills programme called Fluid Power Hose Assemblies on July 11.
25th July 2014
 
COAL

Joburg firm to complete supply of 3 730 m2 of grating to Impumelelo colliery this month

MADE TO SPEC
Gridfast manufactures and supplies handrailing and stanchions; standard grating panels; fabricated grating floors; stair treads; and trench covers
Johannesburg-based industrial grating and hand railing manufacturer Gridfast will this month complete the supply of 3 730 m2 of grating and 2 500 stair treads to coal miner Sasol Mining’s Impumelelo colliery in Secunda, Mpumalanga.
25th July 2014
 
Mining Services

L & J Gemmell Plant Services

Established by Les, Johnny and Ivy Gemmell in 1982, plant equipment solutions provider L & J Gemmell Plant Services spent its first 20 years renting trucks, graders, rollers, tankers and tractors, with operators on a sub-contract basis, to road...
25th July 2014
 
Ferrous Metals

New PT scheme for African iron-ore industry

QUALITY IMPERATIVE
Qotho Laboratory Services’ iron-ore proficiency testing schemes include quality testing of materials to ensure international standards compliance
Recognising a niche in the iron-ore sector for a formal and independent iron-ore proficiency testing scheme, mining laboratory quality-control services provider Qotho Laboratory Services launched its iron-ore interlaboratory proficiency testing...
25th July 2014
 
News This Week

Rhodes memorial debate

From time to time, a debate flares up among the University of Cape Town’s student body about whether or not the statue of pioneering mining magnate and British imperialist Cecil John Rhodes should be removed from the university’s Groote Schuur...
25th July 2014
 
What's On

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What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail...
25th July 2014
 
PLATINUM

Implats warns of lower EPS, HEPS

Platinum miner Impala Platinum (Implats) on Thursday warned that its earnings a share (EPS) and headline earnings a share (HEPS)  for the 2014 financial year would be more than 20% lower than those of the prior year. The five-month strike by...
24th July 2014
 
BENEFICIATION

Local beneficiation industry will create global competitive advantage – Davies

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has re-emphasised government’s commitment to the creation of a viable local minerals beneficiation industry, saying the country could establish a competitive advantage in global markets by leveraging...
24th July 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Minister launches drill operation for first S African offshore deep-water well

Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi on Thursday officially launched the drill operation for South Africa’s first offshore deep-water well, south of Mossel Bay. The well, which would be operated by petroleum company Total, gave...
24th July 2014
 
PLATINUM GROUP METALS

Sylvania beats full-year output guidance, achieves Q4 record

Sylvania CEO Terry McConnachie Low-cost platinum-group metals (PGM) processor Sylvania Platinum produced 53 808 oz of PGMs in the 2014 financial year, beating its forecast of 51 000 oz. Output for the year also represented a 22% increase on the 44 095 oz produced in the...
24th July 2014
 
 
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