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Dr Kojo Busia, acting coordinator: AMDC
Shifting paradigms will live up to the African Mining Vision

The downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to rethink rents-based mineral sector management...

19 Apr 2017

R4bn investment in Richards Bay titanium pigment plant
R4bn investment in Richards Bay titanium pigment plant

A R4bn titanium dioxide pigment production plant is planned for the Richards Bay industrial development zone...

13 Apr 2017

Seeking more bids, Sierra Leone delays sale of huge diamond

Sierra Leone said that it was extending the bidding for a massive 709-carat diamond, after the government received only six offers for the gem...

12 Apr 2017

Teke will draw on his people skills for Seriti
Teke will draw on his people skills for Seriti

Years of human resources experience have equipped Mike Teke with the ability to deal with people...

12 Apr 2017

Chris Griffith, CEO: Anglo American Platinum
Anglo takes heat on fatalities

Anglo Plats executives got grilled on the rise in fatalities in 2016 and compensation paid to the families at the company's AGM...

11 Apr 2017

Mike Teke, CEO: Seriti Resources.
Anglo sells SA coal business to Seriti

Anglo American has sold its Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations in South Africa for R2.3bn to black-owned Seriti Resources...

10 Apr 2017

Namibia shines like a diamond
Namibia shines like a diamond

When the SS Nujoma sets sail later this year to explore for diamonds off Namibia's coast, it won't only be the culmination of many years' work, but also a glimpse into the country's future...

By Bruce Cleaver 29 Mar 2017

Is zero harm possible?

There has been steady decrease in accidents on mines over the past few years, but will the elusive zero harm ever be achieved?..

27 Mar 2017

Coal COO resigns after insider trading fine

Coal of Africa's COO, who was fined R350,000 by the FSB for insider trading, has resigned, the company said...

24 Mar 2017

WRC launches mine water atlas
WRC launches mine water atlas

The Water Research Commission (WRC), in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates, has launched the South African Mine Water Atlas...

24 Mar 2017

Coal's Makhado site. Source: Coal of Africa
Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider trader

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

Pastor unearths 706-carat diamond

A 706-carat diamond, possibly the 10th largest ever found, was unearthed by a pastor working the artisanal mines in Sierra Leone...

17 Mar 2017

Stephen du Preez
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

African mining needs an industrial revolution
African mining needs an industrial revolution

The African mining industry needs to explore innovative ways to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability to propel the continent into industrialisation...

14 Mar 2017

The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining
The China syndrome: Africa, the East and mining

Over the past decade, South Africa has experienced an insatiable demand from China for raw material and commodities to fuel its manufacturing industries...

13 Mar 2017

Bushveld SMC deal forges ahead

Bushveld Minerals has issued an update on its acquisition of Strategic Minerals Corporation from Evraz Group SA...

10 Mar 2017

Chamber of Mines CEO, Roger Baxter
Will the Mining Charter sound the death knell for the industry?

The so-called Mining Charter, in its present form, is in a Government Notice issued in 2010. It specifies targets, and a detailed timetable for attainment...

By Owen Murphy 9 Mar 2017

Source: AVZ Minerals
DRC mining licence dispute goes to court

In a modern-day version of claim jumping, two companies are going to court over a contested mining licence in the DRC...

8 Mar 2017

Source: Lonmin
Lonmin hammered by resignation

Lonmin shares fell more than 10%, when it told the market its chief operating officer, Ben Moolman, had resigned for "personal reasons"...

7 Mar 2017

Renewed vigour in mining sparks opportunities
Renewed vigour in mining sparks opportunities

The improved outlook towards commodity price has been a boost for the mining industry and has opened up exciting opportunities...

By Kim Cloete 7 Mar 2017

Joseph Kabila 
Mining giant paid magnate close to DRC's Kabila: NGO

Global Witness has accused Swiss-based mining corporation Glencore of paying more than $75m to a scandal-hit Israeli businessman with close links to the DRC president...

6 Mar 2017

Source: Sibanye
Sibanye sure Stillwater deal will go ahead

Sibanye does not expect a delay in its Stillwater deal, despite CFIUS investigation...

6 Mar 2017

Dismay at new head of mining department
Dismay at new head of mining department

Cabinet has announced the appointment of a low-key Free State official, Thabo Mokoena, to head the Department of Mineral Resources, which has been without a permanent head for a year...

By Allan Seccombe and Genevieve Quintal 3 Mar 2017

Source: De Beers Group
Gahcho Kué kicks off diamond production

Gahcho Kué mine, which is expected to produce 54m carats of rough diamonds over its lifetime, officially began commercial production on 2 March...

3 Mar 2017

Source: Sibanye
Sibanye growth strategy gets better of SA rivals

Sibanye Gold's aggressive growth strategy since its listing in February 2013 has set it apart from its South African peers..

2 Mar 2017

Source: Sibanye
Sibanye profits up 60%

Sibanye soared further into the black for the second half of 2016 with a record annual operating profit of R10,5bn for the six months...

23 Feb 2017

Source: African Gold Refinery
Ugandan refinery raises fears on conflict minerals

The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country...

23 Feb 2017

Source: Investing in African Mining Indaba
Anglo exceeds its debt-busting target

Anglo American reduced its net debt by a third during 2016, far exceeding its target, and said dividends could be resumed at the end of the year...

By Allan Seccombe 22 Feb 2017

Uganda commissions first gold refinery
Uganda commissions first gold refinery

President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Uganda's first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector....

21 Feb 2017

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