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China seeks cleaner coal imports

China will ban the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulphur content starting from 2015 in a bid to tackle air pollution, with tough requirements in major coastal cities set to hit Australian miners.      The National...
16th September 2014

Oz thermal coal exporters losing money despite cost-cutting efforts

Despite 18 months of aggressive cost cutting, nearly half of Australia’s thermal coal exports are loss making; but improved cost structures will stand miners in good stead when the price tide turns, advisory firm HDR Salva reported this week....
16th September 2014

Coal mine to see first production stream in 2015

Maules Creek is expected to employ about 450 people, and will focus on sourcing people from the local regions of north-western and western New South Wales
The first stream of coal from Australian coal miner Whitehaven’s new Maules Creek coal mine in New South Wales is projected to be delivered by March, the miner reports.
8th August 2014

O’Flaherty outlines ‘production first’ strategy for steel group Video Available

ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty Newly appointed ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Paul O’Flaherty delivered an unambiguous ‘production first’ message in his inaugural interaction with the investment community on Friday, saying his management team was committed to...
1st August 2014

AMSA to take $20m knock on Newcastle delay

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed that the reline project at its Newcastle mill, in KwaZulu-Natal, has hit snags and that the project, which was initially expected to be completed four months after the May 12 shutdown...
1st August 2014
Mining Personality

Thabo Gumbi

Main Activity of the Company: Unlocking human potential and serving mines, mineworkers and community Date and Place of Birth: May 10, 1981, Soweto, Johannesburg Education: Elsie Ngidi Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto; Siyamukela High School,...
20th June 2014

Mining strike aggravates already weak SA steel market – AMSA

South Africa’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) does not expect South Africa’s weak domestic steel market to show any sign of recovery until after June, and has warned that the protracted platinum industry strike is...
9th May 2014


Tender work arising from state contracts
28th March 2014
Company Announcement

Transnet Port Terminals Investment In Equipment Brings Economic Benefit To Local Companies PDF Available

In purchasing four ship-to-shore cranes and 18 rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Liebherr Africa that arrived today in the amount of R744 million, Transnet Port Terminals has stimulated local economic activity. Four of the 18 RTGs and two cranes are...
27th March 2014
Company Announcement

Industrial Gases in the Metals and Mining Sector – Innovation and Skills Key to Future Growth PDF Available

In its 45 years of serving South African industry, industrial gas company Air Products South Africa has been inextricably linked to the country’s iron and steel sector. The company’s first air separation unit was built at Arcelor Mittal’s...
18th March 2014

Delta EMD plans to discontinue operations, sell assets owing to poor global market

Delta EMD plans to discontinue its operations this year
JSE-listed electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) manufacturer and supplier to the global alkaline battery industry Delta EMD intends to discontinue its operations and sell its assets, subject to shareholder approval, given the declining state of...
14th March 2014


Tender work arising from state contracts
24th January 2014
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