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Rio Tinto reportedly selling Moz coal asset to Indian company

It has been reported from New Delhi that India’s International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) was set to buy 65% of the Benga coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique as well as two other coal projects – Tete East and Zambeze...
25th July 2014

Boardroom bargaining tops rest, platinum sales ‘normal’ in strike, 60 000 ex-miners claim R5bn

The National Union of Mineworkers and JSE-listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum have struck top wage and housing deal; platinum sales continued “at normal levels” during the five-month strike; and 60 000 former mineworkers have now come forward to...
25th July 2014
Ferrous Metals

Investors shift focus to adequate infrastructure, higher-grade deposits

SRK Consulting South Africa expects investor emphasis to shift to higher-grade iron-ore deposits
The upsurge in iron-ore exports from South Africa and Africa in the past five years, largely driven by Chinese demand, has not only gradually diminished in the past year but has also caused a slowdown in African exploration and project development...
25th July 2014
Ferrous Metals

Iron ore testwork extends the life-of-mine

Metallurgical testwork is important when it comes to extending the life-of-mine and to determine suitable processing routes Metallurgical testwork is not only relevant and necessary to enhance processing and materials handling, but is also important in extending the life-of-mine, reports technology solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa’s...
25th July 2014
Base metals & graphite

Junior miner’s optimism for Mozambique projects boosted

Australian junior Metals of Africa (MTA) has reported encouraging results at both its Mozambican projects. These are the Montepuez Graphite project in Cabo Delgado province and the Rio Mazoe (including Changara) base metals project in Tete...
25th July 2014

Timing 'tough' for $4.5bn Thai-Mozambique coal rail-port project

A Thai-Mozambican consortium has set a 2018 target to commission a $4.5-billion coal export railway and port terminal project in central Mozambique, but the depressed global coal prices outlook made the timing "tough", the company's president...
23rd July 2014

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
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