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Paladin production declines on Malawi mine closure

Uranium miner Paladin Energy has reported a decline in production during the three months to March, after placing its Kayelekera mine, in Malawi, on care-and-maintenance in February. During the quarter under review, Paladin reported a combined...
22nd April 2014
Base Metals

Base metals growth outlook positive for Africa and S America

Global copper and zinc production is expected to increase, owing to new mines and mine expansions in Africa and South America 
Africa will be recognised as the largest contributor to the growth of mined copper production from 2013 to 2017 in percentage terms, says research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie base metals research head Helen Matthews, who highlights Zambia...
18th April 2014

Synthetics a major cause for concern for diamond dependent Botswana

The Botswana Institute of Development and Policy Analysis, (Bidpa) has warned that countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region will be affected by the increase in gem-quality synthetic diamonds, with Botswana to feel...
18th April 2014

Paladin receives $20m from escrow in Langer Heinrich sale

TSX- and ASX-listed Paladin Energy on Wednesday said that conditions required to release the escrowed $20-million nonrefundable deposit in the $190-million sale of 25% of its Langer Heinrich uranium project, in Namibia, to China National Nuclear...
16th April 2014

Weatherly Namibia mine to cost 10% less

London-listed Weatherly International reported on Tuesday that the development of its flagship Tschudi opencut copper project, in Namibia, would likely cost 10% less than was stated in the 2012 bankable feasibility study (BFS). The BFS, which was...
15th April 2014

Frank Gregory

Main Activity of the Company: An independent and privately owned firm providing ‘one-stop’ technical advisory services to the mining industry across the globe with particular emphasis on geology and mineral resources, mining engineering,...
11th April 2014
Corporate Profile


Placing a high premium on employing dynamic and knowledgeable engineers and scientists, Gauteng-based mining consultancy VBKom provides a professional technical service to Africa’s mining industry, with specific focus on geology and mining...
11th April 2014
Company Announcement

Mining Companies Continue to Invest in Simulation Technology PDF Available

Despite continued cautiousness and a slowdown in the mining industry, investments in operator competency, including safety and productivity, still continue to grow. Advanced training simulators are being seen as an increasingly important part of...
8th April 2014


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

25% of Langer Heinrich Mine to be sold

TSX- and ASX-listed Paladin Energy has entered into an agreement to sell a 25% stake in the Langer Heinrich Mine (LHM) to wholly owned subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China Uranium Corporation. The offtake component of the...
4th April 2014

Nuclear projects on the rise

YELLOW CAKE While South Africa has significant reserves and some uranium projects are under way, the country has to ensure that it is market competitive Despite significantly lower uranium prices, compounded by the negativity surrounding nuclear energy after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in 2011, the number of nuclear power plants under construction has risen. This is likely to increase global...
4th April 2014
Diversified Miners

New haul dumper to be fully operational by April

Layout of the underground haul truck was designed to provide easy access for maintenance procedures
Developed as a joint venture (JV) between mining equipment group Bell Equipment and South Africa-based mining equipment company Aard Mining Equipment, a new underground haul truck (UHT), the B33L (Bell branding) or A33 (Aard branding) is expected...
28th March 2014
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