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Copper from other African mines can help SA industry

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South Africa needs to look to African copper mines for future copper supply
As South Africa’s primary copper reserves are slowly being depleted, the country will need assistance from other African copper mines – particularly those in the Copperbelt region – for additional supply, says Copper Development Association...
18th April 2014
 
MINERAL EXPLORATION

Initiatives under way to improve greenfield exploration in SA

Four of South Africa’s greatest mineral deposits, namely the diamond fields of the Northern Cape, the Witwatersrand basin, the Witbank-Middelburg coalfield and the Bushveld Igneous Complex, all of which have been the bedrock of the country’s...
11th April 2014
 
MINERAL EXPLORATION

Initiatives under way to improve greenfield exploration in SA

Four of South Africa’s greatest mineral deposits, namely the diamond fields of the Northern Cape, the Witwatersrand Basin, the Witbank-Middelburg coal field and the Bushveld Igneous Complex, all of which have been the bedrock of the country’s...
11th April 2014
 
RARE EARTHS

Great Western Minerals Group signs MoU for REE separation services

The promoter of a South Africa-based rare earths elements (REE) project, Great Western Minerals Group (GWMG) has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a REE separation services provider. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based...
8th April 2014
 
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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
 
Uranium

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
 
DIAMONDS

Rockwell growth gains momentum as diamond output firms

Toronto- and Johannesburg-listed Rockwell Diamonds continues to post impressive production and sales figures, as the Middle Orange river- (MOR-) focused diamond miner nears its objectives of lifting mining and processing capacity to 500 000 m3/m...
1st April 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Controversial MPRDA Amendment approved by NCOP, awaiting Zuma’s signature

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Thursday approved the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill, clearing it to be signed into law by President Jacob Zuma. The controversial Bill which had been creating...
28th March 2014
 
Mining Services

Prefab distributor sees 15% growth

RENTAL OPTIONS
Speedspace says rental solutions for accommodation have become more attractive, owing to its cost-effectiveness
Prefabricated mine site accommodation and mobile parkhome supplier Speedspace has registered a 15% increase in business in the last year, which the company mostly attributes to the success of its rental solutions, reveals MD Hennie Wiggett....
28th March 2014
 
News This Week

SA’s little-known defunct manganese mine

The century-old Hout Bay manganese mine Manganese is a commodity that barely features in the popular historical narrative of South Africa’s mining industry. This is slightly odd, considering that the country, specifically the Kalahari manganese...
28th March 2014
 
RARE EARTHS

GWMG Q4 revenue rises despite weak rare earths prices; shuts US subsidiary

Rare earth alloys producer and South Africa-focused project developer Great Western Minerals Group (GWMG) this week said that despite falling prices for the rare earth alloys its subsidiary Less Common Metals (LCM) produces, it managed to lift...
21st March 2014
 
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Kalagadi Manganese project, South Africa Restricted

Kalagadi Manganese has secured a R2.2-billion loan from the African Development Bank for its mine, sinter plant and part of the proposed smelter complex.
21st March 2014
 
 
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