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Mozambique trying to ease coal companies' pain, but no tax breaks

Mozambique is discussing with its foreign coal mining partners ways to help them ride out depressed markets but will not be offering special tax breaks to ease the pain, its mineral resources minister said on Monday. Esperanca Bias told Reuters...
22nd July 2014

Joemat-Pettersson reaffirms plan to expand role of gas, nuclear in SA mix

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson placed significant emphasis on the development of gas, including shale gas, and nuclear in her inaugural Energy Budget Vote to lawmakers in Cape Town on Monday. In an address framed by President Jacob...
21st July 2014
Mining Services

Company takes new hydraulic range to mine operations

British high pressure hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force has attended a series of roadshows to showcase some of its newly launched hydraulic solutions, as well as other mining-specific products, at various mining sites across Africa. These...
18th July 2014
Mining Personality

James Motlatsi

Position: Executive chairperson of Teba Limited, nonexecutive chairperson of Shanduka, Platfields, Verimark Main Activity of the Company: Unlocking human potential and serving mines, mineworkers and community Date and Place of Birth: June 5, 1951,...
18th July 2014

Mozambique heavy mineral sands mine reports production jump

Irish miner Kenmare Resources has reported record production of ilmenite and primary zircon from its Moma mine in Mozambique. These records applied for both the second quarter (Q2) of this year and for last month. Production during the first half...
18th July 2014

Triton raises cash, takes full ownership of Moz assets

Minerals explorer Triton Minerals has raised A$8.5-million through a share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to accelerate exploration activity at its Balama North graphite project, in Mozambique. The ASX-listed junior...
17th July 2014

Pilbara expansions boost Rio’s iron-ore output, shipments hit record

Mining giant Rio Tinto’s Pilbara expansions have delivered an 11% increase in production during the three months to June, with the company producing 73.1-million tonnes of iron-ore. Iron-ore shipments were also up by 23% compared with the...
16th July 2014

Three high-priority base metal targets identified at Moz project

London-listed Baobab Resources on Tuesday announced that its joint venture (JV) partner in the Mozambique-based Changara project, ASX-listed Metals of Africa (MTA) has identified tree new high-priority base metal targets within the project area....
15th July 2014
Company Announcement

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa Showcase Grinding & Crushing Technologies for Materials Handling PDF Available

Minerals Processing, Cement & Lime Plants @ Electra Mining Africa 2014 Polysius and ThyssenKrupp Materials Handling, now known as Resource Technologies, a business unit under ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Africa, will showcase its grinding and...
14th July 2014

60 000 ex-mineworkers come forward to claim R5bn unpaid benefits Video Available

Teba CEO Graham Herbert (right) and Martin Creamer  Some 60 000 former mineworkers have now come forward to claim R5-billion in unpaid pension, provident fund and service-award claims. The 60 000 are from the traditional labour-sending areas of Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and North West in South Africa...
14th July 2014

Eskom weighs gas options as diesel costs double to R10.5bn

Interim Eskom CEO Collin Matjila State-owned power utility Eskom spent a massive R10.5-billion on diesel fuel in 2013/14 to enable it to operate its two open-cycle gas turbines (OCGT) in the Western Cape. The expenditure was well up on the R5-billion spent in the prior year and a...
11th July 2014
Legislative Environment

Infrastructure deficit thwarting investment

A lack of infrastructure in several African countries continues to hinder investment in new mining projects and efficient operations at existing mining operations, says multidisciplinary mining and engineering consulting firm SRK Consulting....
11th July 2014
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