Energy & Mining Trends 2018

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South32 cranks up manganese production

Diversified miner South32 produced 8% more manganese from its local mines in the six months to December than it previously forecast, enabling it to take advantage of favourable prices...

19 Jan 2018

Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work

Investments continue to be made in construction-related equipment in spite of the fact that the industry is predicted to continue to experience moderate growth over the next few years...

19 Jan 2018

Letšeng mine produces massive diamond

An exceptional quality 910 carat, D colour Type IIa diamond was recovered from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho...

17 Jan 2018

Why choosing the right insurance formula is essential to mining projects

The turnaround in the mining and resources sector was predicted by the World Bank in early 2017...

15 Jan 2018

Surging zinc set to retain strong price

The zinc price is at a decade high and the outlook is for it to stay strong for much of 2018...

12 Jan 2018

One person shot dead in protest at RBPlat mine on Wednesday night

A person was shot dead near Royal Bafokeng Platinum's (RBPlat's) North Shaft on Wednesday evening, during a protest by about 100 people including former employees of the company...

By Allan Seccombe 12 Jan 2018

Ore dump pollution whips up new storm

Port Elizabeth Harbour tenants are fighting mad about a new wave of air pollution from Transnet's two manganese ore facilities which is damaging property and business opportunities. It is also a health threat...

By Guy Rogers 11 Jan 2018

Unauthorised gold mining in Cameroon reaps deathly toll

YAOUNDE - Forty-three gold diggers died in abandoned mines in Cameroon in the first 10 months of last year, a watchdog group said...

11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mining in Africa - a changing landscape

The mining industry in Africa is undergoing significant change, including an increase in exploration and commodity prices, and therefore boasts significant potential for investors with regard to its vast supply of mineral reserves and production...

By Michal Kotzé 9 Jan 2018

The year that was: Five mining trends that dominated 2017

As the year draws to a close, we look at five trends that dominated the mining industry in 2017...

29 Dec 2017

Steinhoff mess offers lessons for profit-greedy firms

Unless companies move away from a slavish devotion to the pursuit of profit and learn to act in the interests of the communities that sustain them, the Steinhoff collapse won't be the last corporate disaster...

By Nadine Mayers, Eckard Smuts and Ralph Hamann 28 Dec 2017

BHP to exit global coal body over climate change policy

SYDNEY - The world's biggest miner BHP said it would leave the World Coal Association and review its membership of the US Chamber of Commerce to show support for action against climate change....

19 Dec 2017

Kimberley Process on conflict diamonds is failing, says Impact

A founding member has withdrawn from the Kimberley Process (KP), claiming that the conflict diamond certification scheme has lost its legitimacy...

18 Dec 2017

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International

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday, 16 January.

19 Jan 2018

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