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Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200 000 ex-mineworkers Video Available

JOHANNESBURG ( – A campaign is under way in the mining industry to find more than 200 000 former mineworkers who are owed at least R5-billion in unpaid provident fund, occupational disease and service-award claims. Disabled or...
16th April 2014

Africa's fast growth transforming commodity flows

For centuries, colonial-era merchants tussled for access to Africa's raw materials, and huge swathes of Africa's geography became synonymous with the main commodity they exported: Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, the Spice Island of Zanzibar. But the...
11th April 2014

Gas emerges as potential aid for Zimbabwe energy crisis

As Mozambique's “world-class” gas resources are developed and coal bed methane (CBM) increasingly offers potential, Zimbabwe could seemingly leverage gas opportunities to meet its rising energy demands. Mozambique's gas finds are expected to...
11th April 2014

Gemfields doing ‘De Beers-equivalent’ in emeralds Video Available

Pallinghurst chairperson Brian Gilbertson London-listed coloured-gemstones mining and marketing company Gemfields, which Pallinghurst chairperson Brian Gilbertson says is doing for emeralds what De Beers did for diamonds, is now aspiring to repeat the performance in rubies. Gemfields, in...
11th April 2014

Attack halts coal trains in central Mozambique

The current insecurity in central Mozambique directly affected the country’s coal mining sector for the first time at the beginning of the month. A Vale Mozambique freight train, running from the company’s mine at Moatize, in Tete province, to...
11th April 2014

Mozambique coal train attack, R200m Evander gold project, dump retreat, closure vision

Concern over Vale Mozambique coal train attack; R200-million project to recover gold from dumps; vision for profitable rehab of dumps for postmining economy.
11th April 2014

Orica secures BEE partner, set to expand African footprint

Leven Moodley and Dallas Wilkinson ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica Mining Services South Africa’s (OMSSA's) African...
7th April 2014


Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
4th April 2014

Mozambique expects capital gains tax on mining transactions

Mozambique’s Tax Authority is still pursuing capital gains on the sale of the Benga project to Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto. This was affirmed recently by Tax Authority President Rosário Fernandes at a press conference in Maputo....
4th April 2014

Resources Watch Video Available

South Africa’s TB epidemic is one of the worst globally. Beacon Hill says Tete is its most favourable sub-Saharan Africa coal destination. And, the mining industry requires formal skills recognition.
3rd April 2014

Good time to be in diamond exploration – Botswana Diamonds

Improved demand for diamonds coupled with flat supply was making this a good time to be conducting diamond exploration Aim-listed diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling said in a statement on Monday.  He pointed out that the...
31st March 2014
Legislative Environment

An end to platinum miner’s single-sex hostels imminent

END OF AN ERA The end of single-sex hostels at Lonmin's mines signifies an end to the unfortunate aspect of South African mining's legacy Platinum group metals producer Lonmin aims to finish converting its remaining 20 single-sex hostel blocks by the end of September, group business transformation executive VP Barnard Mokwena tells Mining Weekly. “It is a very symbolic project for...
28th March 2014
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