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Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch, a weekly video round-up of the events and people making and shaping the news in the mining industry. This week: Sasol repositions itself for a gas-based future. Government, business and labour will...
18th September 2014
 
RENEWABLE ENERGY & MINING

Renewables repositioning to meet mining industry’s energy needs

It is increasingly clear that mining and renewable energy are two businesses that belong together and, yet, figuring out the nuts and bolts of getting projects off the ground is not always easy. For many renewable-energy companies, the slow pace...
16th September 2014
 
GOLD EXPLORATION

Current activity a portent to future gold dearth

At the current rate of new gold deposit discoveries around the globe, new finds would only be able to replace about 600-million ounces, or half of the industry’s total output in the last 14 years. This was the stark message professional services...
16th September 2014
 
BOARD CHANGES

Kirkland Lake proposes changes to its board of directors

TSX- and Aim-listed Kirkland Lake Gold, an operating and exploration gold company with operations in Ontario, Canada, on Monday announced proposed changes to the company's board of directors. Barry Cooper, Jeffrey Parr and Barry Olson would be...
15th September 2014
 
MINERAL SANDS

Irish-owned Moz heavy-sands miner widens loss despite 26% production increase

Irish-based miner Kenmare Resources, which owns and operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in Mozambique’s Nampula province, has reported a net loss of $31.8-million for the first semester this year (for the first half of last year, the net...
12th September 2014
 
FERTILISERS

The quest for improved agricultural productivity spurs investor interest

Rising demand for protein and more sophisticated diets in developing countries are spurring investors to get excited about investing in fertilisers. The ‘protein story’ was still providing a good thesis for investment, as the developing world...
11th September 2014
 
CORRUPTION

Five corruption myths dispelled

The corruption risk management team at Canadian risk mitigation firm CKR Global often encounter apparent misconceptions among members of senior management within the mining community about the extent of liability when it comes to operations on...
8th September 2014
 
ENERGY & CHEMICALS

Sasol repositions itself for gas-based future Video Available

Sasol Southern African operations VP Bernard Klingenberg South African energy and chemicals group Sasol has “strategically repositioned” itself over the past three years to focus on gas-based opportunities in Southern Africa and North America, having moved away from coal-to-liquids opportunities in...
8th September 2014
 
CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

Sasol expects R4bn in restructuring savings, sans ‘forced’ job cuts Video Available

Sasol CEO David Constable Sasol CEO David Constable announced on Monday that the group expected to deliver sustainable savings of more than R4-billion a year from 2016 as a result of a far-reaching business performance enhancement programme. The savings figure was a...
8th September 2014
 
Company Announcement

Ivanhoe Mines announces Platreef Project in South Africa’s Limpopo province now 26% owned by local black economic empowerment partners PDF Available

Platreef broad-based black economic empowerment structure fully compliant with South Africa’s Mining Charter Agreement hailed by Mokopane traditional chief as “a new beginning” for host communities. Platreef meets conditions for execution of...
4th September 2014
 
Electra Mining

New technology solves an old problem

The use of on-site chemical generation technology for water purification, such as the MIOX system, offers a number of advantages over the transportation of bulk chemicals, says the Southern African distributor for the MIOX Corporation of the US.
29th August 2014
 
Electra Mining

ThoroughTec’s differentiation leads expansion in new simulation markets

Not only are mines increasingly buying into advanced simulation, but more simulator cabs are being developed across a diverse range of original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet the demand for this type of training, aimed at improving safety...
29th August 2014
 
 
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