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FERROCHROME

SA more competitive than China in ferrochrome – IFL

Tswelopele chrome fines pelletising and sintering plant DAKAR –  South Africa should be able to snatch back the top spot in global ferrochrome production from China within five years thanks to cost-cutting, says one of Africa's biggest producers, International Ferro Metals. South Africa's share of...
9th April 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Beneficiating Ironveld unveils plans for large new pig iron plant in Limpopo

London Aim-listed Ironveld, which has nailed its colours firmly to South Africa’s minerals beneficiation mast, on Tuesday outlined its plans to build a pilot smelter in Limpopo province as a precursor to a far larger pig iron plant, which will...
18th March 2014
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY

Six Cronimet projects progress to next South African IPP round

Mining and energy solutions firm Cronimet Mining were recently selected to proceed to the next round of approval for independent power producers (IPPs) to bring six 5 MW South African projects on line. Should Cronimet receive approval to bring 30...
10th March 2014
 
AFRICAN MINING

Shabangu talks up a cohesive approach to African mining

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu South Africa is the richest country in the world when it comes to its minerals endowment. However, much of the continent had historically been – and is still being – exploited for overseas gain, with little value trickling down to local...
5th March 2014
 
DIAMONDS

Diamcor discovers another gem-quality ‘special’

Canadian diamond miner Diamcor, which is focused on developing the Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, on Wednesday revealed that it had recovered another gem-quality ‘special’. The Kelowna, British...
19th February 2014
 
GOLD

Giyani on the prowl for African acquisitions, awaiting State partner payment

Southern Africa-focused Giyani Gold on Tuesday said it was on the lookout to make a strategic acquisition to strengthen the company’s position in the region. The Oakville, Ontario-based company, said that its listings in South Africa, Namibia,...
12th February 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Sibanye Gold going all out to win workers’ hearts, minds – Froneman

Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman JSE- and NYSE-listed gold mining company Sibanye was going all out to win the hearts and minds of all of its employees, its CEO Neal Froneman said on Wednesday. Froneman, who was taking part in a panel discussion at the Investing In African Mining...
5th February 2014
 
PLATINUM

Major global future demand for South African platinum – Friedland

Ivanhoe Capital Corporation chairperson Robert Friedland The future of the world is urbanisation and South Africa is uniquely placed to supply the major volume of the platinum metals that the world will need in large quantities to clean its air. “Platinum metals equal healthier air,” Ivanhoe Capital...
5th February 2014
 
ELECTRICITY

Siemens brought in to implement Medupi boiler protection system – Dames

Outgoing Eskom CEO Brian Dames has confirmed that the State-owned utility has “exercised its contractual rights” by appointing Siemens to replace Alstom as the supplier of the boiler protection system (BPS) at the R105-billion Medupi power...
28th January 2014
 
DIAMONDS

Diamcor lifts Q3 revenue with two tenders

In expectation of moving to 24/7 operations at its flagship Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province, Kelowna, British Columbia-based Diamcor Mining on Monday reported its third consecutive increase in quarterly...
13th January 2014
 
PLATINUM

Bauba plans to mine chrome to fund platinum exploration

Struggling Bauba Platinum intends generating cash flows from chrome mining to fund its continued search for platinum group metals (PGMs), in Limpopo province. JSE-listed Bauba Platinum, headed by CEO Syd Caddy, is a platinum group metals (PGM)...
19th December 2013
 
PLATINUM

Friedland’s fireside remarks potentially inflammatory to SA platinum mining

Legendary mining entrepreneur and self-made billionaire Robert Friedland ran the risk of inflaming tension in South Africa at a very sensitive time for platinum miners with his recent “fireside” remarks that underground platinum miners in the...
6th December 2013
 
 
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