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23 May 2017
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19 May 2017
Pallinghurst share price leaps on value unlock outline
The share price of mining investment fund Pallinghurst leapt in Johannesburg after the company outlined its plans to swop its investment fund shawl for a diversified miner’s mantle, unlock value...
18 May 2017
New cost-slashing platinum technology gaining impressive momentum
The new cost-slashing, time-saving, capital-unlocking, mine-broadening and cobalt-saving platinum technology, driven by diversified mining company Pallinghurst and South Africa’s State-owned...
24 Mar 2017
Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath
Gory imagery – such as ‘jobs bloodbath’ – has become common in descriptions of South Africa’s unemployment crisis, conveying not only the failure to create the employment the country needs, but...
03 Feb 2017
Local fuel cell manufacturing launch boost for platinum demand
The government-backed fuel cell plant launch scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town has important potential demand implications for South Africa’s...
14 Dec 2016
Sibanye Gold’s tailings project launch likely 'in next six months'
Sibanye Gold will probably launch its West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) in the next six months. The WRTRP, which aims to recover 11-million ounces of gold, 170-million pounds of...
01 Nov 2016
Wescoal to pursue junior coal consolidation as black-controlled entity, ups dividend
Dividend-paying coal mining and trading company Wescoal, which delivered a solid performance on strong sales and operational efficiencies at its Elandspruit colliery, is putting itself ahead in...
14 Oct 2016
Gamsberg project cost lowered as zinc price outlook brightens
Zinc International, the subsidiary of the London-listed and India-rooted Vedanta, is managing to achieve what both Anglo American and Gold Fields failed to do before it – build a zinc mine that has...
02 Sep 2016
The future is bright for renewables
It is hard for people to appreciate the history of renewables if they were not there from the beginning. Renewables started way before the large roll-out we have seen since 2012. Back then, it was...
08 Aug 2016
Sibanye firming up funding for gold-from-dumps project
Sibanye Gold is far advanced with plans to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid in a phased manner. Sibanye VP Grant Stuart says the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) defines the...
05 Aug 2016
Attractive returns expected from quick-pay iron-ore projects
Keep a look out for the five letters UHDMS, which stand for ultrahigh dense media separation. Outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima tells Mining Weekly Online that they translate into...
26 Jul 2016
Supply, demand fundamentals remain challenging – Kumba Iron Ore
While iron-ore prices seem to have stabilised, supply and demand fundamentals remain challenging, outgoing Kumba Iron Ore CEO Norman Mbazima said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Anglo American group...
Kumba generates cash in tough half-year
Anglo American company Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday reported 20% higher headline earnings of R3-billion in the six months to June 30, when its financial performance was supported by strong cash...
15 Jul 2016
DAC: Rejoice Mabudafhasi: Address by Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, on the occasion of the sitting of National House of Traditional Leaders, Parliament, Cape Town (14/07/2016)
The National Development Plan (NDP) - Vision 2030 envisages a South Africa wherein South Africans will be more conscious of the things they have in common than their differences.
03 Jun 2016
Realities of modern energy planning
Energy technologies involve two realities that influence the way we do our planning: certainty and uncertainty. There is certainty in tried and tested stuff, and this relates to our experience and...
02 Jun 2016
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