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Anglo American plc and BHP Billiton plc, two mining giants that owe their current global status to South Africa’s unequalled resource endowment, have ‘for sale’ signs written all over their South African assets. Hot on the news of Anglo...
1st August 2014
Diversified Miners

Mining major tackles women in mining

A lot still needs to be done in the industry to attract more women to the mining profession
Diversified mining major Anglo American plans to have a significant impact on this year’s Mining Lekgotla, with women in mining as one of the issues that executive director Khanyisile Kweyama aims to highlight. “We are the most diversified...
1st August 2014

Resources Watch Video Available

Welcome to Creamer Media’s Resources Watch. This week: Mining project studies are on the increase. Kumba’s cash return to black shareholding is now at an astounding R23-billion. And, a metals mine will implement a new planning solutions system.
31st July 2014

Petra Diamonds 2014 output exceeds guidance

LSE-listed Petra Diamonds increased its production for the 2014 financial year by 17% to 3.11-million carats – above market guidance of 3-million carats. The increase in production was mostly owing to production increases at its Finsch mine, in...
28th July 2014
Ferrous Metals

Infrastructure capacity needed to maintain iron-ore advantage

EY South Africa believes the outlook for the South African iron-ore industry is positive, despite commodity-price decreases
While the drop in the iron-ore price to below $100/t in the last month has influenced global iron-ore mining majors to consider mothballing some of their mines, South Africa’s iron-ore mining industry has not been affected by the significantly...
25th July 2014
Ferrous Metals

Metals mine to implement planning solutions system Video Available

Ukwazi director and principal engineer Jaco Lotheringen Mine planning and engineering consultancy Ukwazi Group is working with mining major Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore (Kumba) to implement the new Open Pit Metals Solution (OPMS) software system at Kumba’s Kolomela mine, in Postmasburg, in the...
25th July 2014
Ferrous Metals

New PT scheme for African iron-ore industry

Qotho Laboratory Services’ iron-ore proficiency testing schemes include quality testing of materials to ensure international standards compliance
Recognising a niche in the iron-ore sector for a formal and independent iron-ore proficiency testing scheme, mining laboratory quality-control services provider Qotho Laboratory Services launched its iron-ore interlaboratory proficiency testing...
25th July 2014

R14bn set aside for expansion of iron-ore-dedicated Port of Saldanha

An estimated R14-billion will be used towards the expansion of iron-ore and steel export facility, the Port of Saldanha

South Africa is the seventh-largest producer of iron-ore and having also traditionally been the fourth-largest exporter worldwide it remains well positioned to service global iron-ore demand owing to its well-established infrastructure and an...
25th July 2014

Kumba’s cash return to black shareholding now at astounding R23bn Video Available

The cash return of Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore to its black shareholding since Kumba’s listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2006 has risen to R23.5-billion, Kumba CFO Frikkie Kotzee revealed this week. Kumba subsidiary Sishen...
23rd July 2014

Kumba providing helping hand to up-and-coming BEE iron-ore juniors Video Available

Kumba CEO Norman Mbazima South Africa’s biggest iron-ore mining company, Anglo American’s JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore, is lending a helping hand to up-and-coming black economically empowered (BEE) iron-ore juniors in the Northern Cape and Limpopo provinces. Kumba CEO...
22nd July 2014

Trans Hex moves to offload last of Middle Orange River assets

Second-tier diamond producer Trans Hex has moved to offload subsidiary Pioneer Minerals for R35-million in cash, constituting the final step of a strategic process, initiated in March 2007, to dispose of the group’s mining and prospecting...
18th July 2014


Fifteen thousand already empowered diamond mineworkers have been empowered still further, this time as diamond traders. Anglo American-controlled De Beers has extended the 26% black economic empowerment of De Beers Consolidated Mines to also...
18th July 2014
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