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Mining Services

Mine shaft systems division poised for growth

LARGE SCALE The 5.5-m-diameter man and material winder installed at Styldrift is showing positive results  Global manufacturer and equipment supplier FLSmidth is initiating a five- to seven-year strategic business plan that will see its mine-shaft systems business grow organically, fill gaps in the market and build the necessary skills and experience...
18th April 2014
 
Company Announcement

SA Mining industry in the spotlight at Electra Mining Africa PDF Available

The South African Mining industry employs over half a million people, is the biggest earner of foreign exchange in the country, and contributes about R20-billion directly to tax revenue. Mining also makes a far larger contribution - as a buyer of...
9th April 2014
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY

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South Africa’s TB epidemic is one of the worst globally. Beacon Hill says Tete is its most favourable sub-Saharan Africa coal destination. And, the mining industry requires formal skills recognition.
3rd April 2014
 
COAL

Tete most favourable sub-Saharan Africa coal destination – Beacon Hill Video Available

Beacon Hill CE Rowan Karstel Mozambique’s Tete coalfield has the most potential for development over the next ten years, when compared with other sub-Saharan African coal mining areas, such as the Trans-Kalahari corridor, stretching over Botswana and Namibia, and the...
20th March 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Oil and gas sector in need of skills, heightens call for legislative clarity

While the sub-Saharan Africa enclave remains one of the fastest growing and largest potential oil and gas regions in the world, the most notable challenge facing the sector is the lack of skills and an ageing generation of oil and gas...
24th February 2014
 
LOCAL PROCUREMENT

New report on local procurement seeks to encourage rising trend

A new report, and the first of its kind in Canada, ‘Local Procurement by the Canadian Mining Industry: A Study of Public Reporting Trends’, released this week by Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB), had found Canadian mining companies were...
21st February 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT – 1

SA, Egypt and Morocco African countries reviewed in mining guide

AFRICAN ISSUES African mining jurisdictions closely monitor one another's developments in terms of mining regulation and taxation and also learn from one another's experiences and policies  Global law firm Baker & McKenzie’s newly released Global Mining Guide, which reviews the legal regulations and developments in 28 key mining jurisdictions, explores the mining issues of three African countries – South Africa, Egypt and Morocco.
21st February 2014
 
Project Management

New entrants could impact on project management trends

STEHAN VAN DER POST
External project management is definitely a growing trend from the owner’s perspective
Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services provider Tenova Bateman says that several relatively new entrants in Africa’s mining sector may play a pivotal role in evolving project management trends.
14th February 2014
 
Company Announcement

ExecuJet Africa adds Phenom 300 to charter fleet

ExecuJet Africa, which is exhibiting at Mining Indaba 2014 from February 3-6 in Cape Town, South Africa, is expanding its charter fleet with the addition of an Embraer Phenom 300 business jet. The aircraft is one of only 2 Phenom 300s available on...
5th February 2014
 
Mining Personality

Anton Wheeler

Main Activity of the Company: Designing, manufacturing and supplying of trackless mobile mining machinery to underground mines in Sub Saharan Africa Date and Place of Birth: September 19, 1958, Johannesburg Education: National Higher Diploma in...
31st January 2014
 
INVESTMENT

Africa a growth story despite waning global mining investment

Africa remained a desirable mining investment destination, despite challenges and softer growth in the global mining sector. The continent offered more “bang for its buck” from a value perspective and there was more upside in the continent’s...
28th January 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Exxaro pays Linc A$20m under UCG agreement

Singapore listed Linc Energy has received the first A$20-million from South Africa-based resources company Exxaro as the second tranche payment under its first underground coal gasification (UCG) commercial agreement. This payment is in...
16th January 2014
 
 
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