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Green Scorpions to embark on sand mining blitz

Environmental management inspectors, also known as the Green Scorpions, from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and various provincial environmental departments would embark on a sand-mining blitz across the country, with the goal of...
19th August 2014

Petra Diamonds expects 3% more output, ups capex 19%

Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar London-listed Petra Diamonds on Monday announced a scope change at its Finsch diamond mine in the Northern Cape, which brings forward by three years higher levels of undiluted production from a sub-level cave project. Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar...
18th August 2014

Major South African assets fail to make cut in BHP Billiton portfolio remake

BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie Major South African asset classes have failed to make the cut in BHP Billiton’s latest portfolio remake announcement. Aluminium and manganese have been excluded by implication in BHP Billison's selection of iron-ore, copper, coal – with...
15th August 2014
Base Metals

Zinc still a priority for SA, says industry body

Despite promising developments, the zinc industry is facing several challenges, such as the strike in the engineering and metals sector
Several zinc mining projects, such as the development of JSE-listed Vedanta Resources’ Gamsberg zinc reserve, in the Northern Cape, will ensure that zinc remains a priority for South Africa’s mining industry as well as the government, says...
15th August 2014

TFR iron-ore line readies for 10-day shutdown

The entire 861 km section of Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) export iron-ore line, which operates between Sishen, in the Northern Cape, and Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, will undergo its yearly shutdown from August 12 for planned...
8th August 2014

Kolomela frees 2Mt of material in record blast

Iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela mine, in Postmasburg, Northern Cape, set a new single blast record on Monday, freeing two-million tonnes of waste material for removal. The miner had set off 940 t of explosives in a timed sequence over...
4th August 2014
Company Announcement

Atlas Copco Surface Drill Rig used by BMI Drilling on PV Solar Projects PDF Available

Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique is preferred supplier of surface drill rig equipment to BMI Drilling (previously UKUGRUMBA MINING) for various drilling applications, including drilling of holes for PV Solar Projects in South...
4th August 2014
Company Announcement

Driving Productivity In The Iron Ore Sector PDF Available

Government’s New Growth Path sets a target of six million new jobs by 2020 and identifies six key sectors that must drive growth and job-creation. A particular focus is to ensure greater local processing of South Africa’s abundant natural...
4th August 2014


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
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