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ACID MINE DRAINAGE

Govt lauded for AMD paradigm shift, but detractors insist it hasn’t fully grasped complexity of the issue

While government is stating that acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa is not an insurmountable problem and that the country will certainly win the struggle, industry experts and activists are concerned that the true extent of the challenge has...
18th April 2014
 
HEALTH & SAFETY

Association highlights most prevalent health and safety risks at mines

The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) outlined the top ten health and safety risks at mines at the Electra Mining West Africa 2014 Indaba and advised mine bosses on what steps to take to mitigate these risks....
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Base metals prospects attract investment across continents

PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT
Denham Capital Management believes the outlook for copper and zinc prospects in South America is positive
In addition to focusing on copper mining investment opportunities in Africa, energy-focused global private-equity firm Denham Capital Management is investing in new copper projects in South America this year, company director Caroline Donally...
18th April 2014
 
PLATINUM-GROUP METALS

Two palladium ETFs list on JSE within one week

PRECIOUS METALS INVESTMENT
Investors are also constantly aiming to diversify their portfolios and investing in precious metal commodities helps facilitate this
An increase in demand for precious metal exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from institutional investors has resulted in the listing of two palladium ETFs on the JSE in one week.
18th April 2014
 
Base Metals

Zambia a key player in global mining industry, says CoM

OPERATION POTENTIAL
The Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference will focus on solutions for optimal mining and processing options
Zambia still offers significant potential for greenfield operations, owing to the abundance of high-grade copper reserves and other minerals in the country, emphasises Chamber of Mines (CoM) of Zambia CEO Maureen Dlamini, ahead of the Copperbelt...
18th April 2014
 
Editorial Insight

Zimbabwe to settle gold debts, Malawi shows off its minerals, permanent mining show opens

Zimbabwe moves to pay what it owes to gold miners; Malawi want sto attract mining through State exploration; and a permanent mining show opens in Joburg.
18th April 2014
 
UNDERGROUND MINING

‘Making a plan’ may help tackle problems but poses safety issues – CoM’s Phakathi

SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
Unofficial work practices, such as planisa, need to be incorporated when conceptualising factors that influence the organisation of work, safety and productivity in mining operations
Formalised work practices in the deep-level mining sector can benefit much from the informal working practice of making a plan, or planisa, South Africa Chamber of Mines (CoM) deputy head of safety and sustainable development Dr Sizwe Phakathi...
18th April 2014
 
PRECIOUS STONES

Gemfields rolls out ‘the art of colour’ Video Available

Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about gemstones miner Gemfields' 'art of colour' strategy.
16th April 2014
 
NEW REPORT AVAILABLE

Creamer Media publishes Steel 2014 research report

Creamer Media’s Steel 2014 report provides an overview of the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
16th April 2014
 
Creamer Media on SAfm

On-The-Air (11/04/2014) Audio Available

A new platinum company is stepping up production to take full advantage of the supply gap left by the 11-week AMCU strike. An Mpumalanga gold-mining company is going on a growth spree after reaching agreement with AMCU. Teba, the organisation set...
11th April 2014
 
MINERAL EXPLORATION

Initiatives under way to improve greenfield exploration in SA

Four of South Africa’s greatest mineral deposits, namely the diamond fields of the Northern Cape, the Witwatersrand basin, the Witbank-Middelburg coalfield and the Bushveld Igneous Complex, all of which have been the bedrock of the country’s...
11th April 2014
 
CONFLICT DIAMONDS

Belgium Parly adds its voice to NGOs’ rap of Kimberley Process

STRICTLY CONTROLLED
More than 99.8% of all diamonds produced are certified by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
A motion for a resolution that assumes the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) – the supervisory body established to ensure conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market – has failed in combating the prevalence...
11th April 2014
 
 
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