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ACID MINE DRAINAGE

Govt lauded for AMD paradigm shift, but detractors insist it hasn’t fully grasped complexity of the issue

While government is stating that acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa is not an insurmountable problem and that the country will certainly win the struggle, industry experts and activists are concerned that the true extent of the challenge has...
18th April 2014
 
EXHIBITIONS

State Diamond Trader showcases diamond beneficiation, jewellery sectors in Hong Kong

State Diamond Trader CEO Futhi Zikalala last month led a delegation from South Africa to the Hong Kong International Gem and Jewellery Show, one of the biggest shows in the world, which attracted more than 30 000 participants from over 50...
18th April 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

URU completes full acquisition of UML to secure Zebediela nickel play

Uranium After initially acquiring a 49% interest in Umnex Minerals Limpopo (UML), base metals and uranium explorer URU Metals has completed the full acquisition of the group, making URU the new 100% owner of the 1.5-billion tonne Zebediela nickel project,...
11th April 2014
 
GOLD

Harmony announces fifth fatal incident for 2014

JSE-listed Harmony Gold has reported that an employee was fatally injured at its Tshepong mine, near Welkom, early on Tuesday morning, after being inundated by ore in a centre raise. The company said investigations into the accident were under...
8th April 2014
 
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Auditor-General lauds minerals-sector SOEs for ‘clean’ reports

The office of the Auditor-General handed clean audits to three of the eight State-owned enterprises (SOE’s) reporting to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) during the 2012 and 2013 reporting period. State-owned minerals researcher Mintek,...
4th April 2014
 
PLATINUM

Amplats declares force majeure on Rustenburg suppliers

Strike-hit platinum major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has declared a force majeure on a long list of suppliers to its Rustenburg operations. Mining Weekly Online can today disclose that Anglo Platinum Management Services has sent out...
31st March 2014
 
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK

Miners, workers, govt recommit to stabilising strike-hit SA mining

The representatives of mining companies, labour and government on Thursday recommitted their organisations to soldiering on together to stabilise the strike-hit South African mining industry. Outgoing Deputy President and one-time mineworker...
27th March 2014
 
SHALE GAS

GHG emissions from shale gas lower than that of coal – study

An independent study commissioned by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has confirmed a long-argued position of shale gas and hydraulic fracturing proponents – that the volume of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted during the production...
26th March 2014
 
STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES

Auditor-General's office lauds SOEs for clean audit reports, Shabangu proud

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu The office of the Auditor-General handed clean audit awards to three of the State-owned enterprises (SOE’s) reporting to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) between the 2012 and 2013 reporting period at the department’s offices in...
25th March 2014
 
MINERAL SANDS

Australia-listed producer opens $16m SA-based mineral sands mine

ASX-listed Mineral Commodities (MRC) on Friday officially opened its fully-funded $16-million Tormin mineral sands mine project, on the West Coast, which it claimed would inject more than R1-billion a year into the Western Cape economy over the...
24th March 2014
 
Company Announcement

Western Cape economy to get boost from new mineral sands mine on West Coast PDF Available

SA Minister of Mineral Resources attends Tormin mine opening  Mineral Commodities Limited celebrated today the official opening of its fully-funded Tormin mineral sands mine project situated on the West Coast, approximately 400kms north of Cape...
24th March 2014
 
SHALE GAS

Govt statements leave key shale gas players confused

In his State of the Nation Address last month, President Jacob Zuma reiterated government’s belief that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) would be a game changer for the South African economy, while Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu...
21st March 2014
 
 
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