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University Of Pretoria

More than 90% of SA seismic events are mining related – professor Video Available

Wits/CSIR research chair Professor Ray Durrheim More than 90% of South Africa’s seismic events were mining related, University of Pretoria natural hazard centre director Professor Andrzej Kijko said on Monday, noting, however, that this did not mean that all of these events were mining...
18th August 2014

DST, NRF launch holistic collaborative mining research centre at UJ

Advancing South Africa’s ambitions of evolving from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) on Thursday launched a specialised academic...
24th April 2014

Alwyn Pretorius

Main Activity of the Company: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: August 31, 1971, Winburg, Free State Education: HTS Louis Botha, Bloemfontein, matric 1989; University of Pretoria, BEng (Mining) 1993, BEng (Industrial) 1998 First Job: Junior...
28th March 2014

Implats embarks on mechanised mining strategy

JSE-listed platinum mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) has embarked on a strategy to research and develop modern mechanised mining methods and to expand them to all parts of the group. Implats CEO Terence Goodlace ruled out the perpetuation...
3rd March 2014

Kumba’s employee share ownership plan lauded as payouts keep rolling in

Mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s 6 209 worker shareholders, who became pretax half-millionnaires in 2011, when the company paid out R2.7-billion during the first phase of the ten-year Envision employee share ownership plan (Esop), can look...
31st January 2014

Kumba ploughing millions into UP virtual reality mine design centre

Iron-ore producer Kumba Iron Ore (Kumba), a business unit of mining major Anglo American, sponsored the development Africa’s first virtual reality (VR) mine design centre at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) department of mining and...
31st January 2014

Kumba’s employee share ownership plan lauded all round as payouts keep rolling in

While still enjoying the R2.7-billion payout during the first phase of the ten-year Envision employee share ownership plan (Esop) in 2011, turning 6 209 worker shareholders at JSE-listed iron-ore producer Kumba Iron Ore (Kumba) into pretax half...
31st January 2014
Editorial Insight

Virtual reality mine design centre backed, coal research needs blue-sky approach, ideas on breaking junior funding deadlock

Kumba Iron Ore is sponsoring a virtual reality mine design centre; a university professor believes blue-sky coal research is needed to attract more research students; and a project house mulls ways of breaking the funding deadlock facing junior...
31st January 2014

Rossouw to stay on as EIUG chair despite move to Hatch Goba

Energy Intensive User Group (EIUG) chairperson Mike Rossouw has been appointed as Hatch Goba’s new director for power and has left Xstrata Alloys, where he served as an executive director for five years. However, his former employer,...
10th January 2014

DRDGold appoints new CFO

JSE-listed DRDGold has appointed its group financial accountant Francois van der Westhuizen as CFO, with effect from January 1, 2014, to replace outgoing CFO Craig Barnes, who is emigrating to Australia. Van der Westhuizen, who is a chartered...
4th December 2013
Analytical Services & Geology

Growing need for multiskilled geologists, says Venmyn Deloitte

There is a growing need for multi-dimensional and multi-skilled young geologists in South Africa, says Venmyn Deloitte director Neil Mc Kenna. He tells Mining Weekly that local universities need to rise to the challenge by producing multi-skilled...
29th November 2013
Mining Personality

Peter Steenkamp

Position: MD Sasol Mining since August 2012 Main activity of the company: Coal mining Date and place of birth: November 13, 1959, Alberton Education: Marais Viljoen Hoërskool, matric 1976, University of Pretoria, B (Eng) Mining 1985, CPIR, MDP...
29th November 2013
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