BizTrends 2018


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Mineral-rich developing countries need to rethink trade with China

China's recent economic slowdown has highlighted the need for South Africa and other mineral-rich developing countries to reassess their trade policies...

2 days ago

Namibian mineral exports generate N$23bn

Namibia's exports of precious minerals generated $23bn in the 2017/2018 financial year, although beneficiation protagonists would probably want to know how much of this directly benefited Namibians...

By Kuzeeko Tjitemisa 3 days ago

Namibia: Uproar over mine at rhino sanctuary

Kamanjab - The Swartbooi Traditional Authority at Fransfontein is up in arms over planned mining involving Chinese nationals in cahoots with Namibians...

By Clemans Miyanicwe 13 Apr 2018

Where did Zimbabwe's diamond money go?

Lawmakers in Zimbabwe are preparing to summon ex-president Robert Mugabe to answer for his management of the diamond sector, which he nationalised in 2016...

By Sebastian Mhofu 12 Apr 2018

Namibian women largely observers in mining

In Namibia, less than one percent of women are involved in the mining of tin and tantalum and selling semi-precious stones, mostly in Erongo and Kunene regions...

By Albertina Nakale 11 Apr 2018

Protect livelihoods when mines move in

Information is key to protecting the health and the livelihoods of people in areas affected by economic development. And that is why a 10% cut in the Malawi Human Rights Commission's budget announced recently is such bad news.

By Katharina Rall 9 Apr 2018

'Once empowered always empowered' victory may be a hollow one

The Chamber of Mines emerged victorious when the High Court ruled last week that South African mining companies aren¹t required to top up black ownership levels if they have previously met the minimum requirements...

9 Apr 2018

Reinvigorated Nkomati Anthracite shows promise

It's been a while since any of South Africa's anthracite mines have attracted fresh capital, but a R150m investment in a run-of-mine wash plant at Nkomati Anthracite has put the operation back on track...

4 Apr 2018

Gold Fields adds to its Ghanaian assets with stake in Asanko Gold

Gold Fields made its long-anticipated move to buy assets in Ghana, buying half of Canadian Asanko Gold's subsidiary in the country and buying a 9.9% stake in the parent company for a combined total of nearly $204m...

By Allan Seccombe 3 Apr 2018

Anglo gets Minas Rio pipeline going again after two-week break to fix leak

Anglo American restarted its Minas Rio iron ore slurry pumping after a 15-day hiatus caused by a leak...

By Allan Seccombe 3 Apr 2018

DigiMine will use technology to teach mine safety and efficiency

Sibanye-Stillwater and the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) have launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine)...

29 Mar 2018

DRDGold shareholders give WRTRP deal the nod

DRDGold shareholders have given the nod for the mining house to acquire the WRTRP from Sibanye-Stillwater, a transaction valued at R1.3bn in December when it was first announced to the market...

29 Mar 2018

Transnet, South32 sign manganese-ore deal

Transnet and global mining conglomerate South32 have signed a manganese-ore bulkshipping agreement worth R10.4bn in revenue to the stateowned transport entity...

26 Mar 2018

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