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Incentives to mining exploration companies-Rwanda

Rwanda says it has put in place an incentive package that seeks to attract investors to invest in mining exploration activities, part of the drive to strategically reposition the country’s mining sector in the region. The new incentive package was announced on Tuesday, November 10th, ahead of the Africa Mining …

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Measures to support the chrome value chain

The Minerals Council South Africa represents companies that are involved in primary chrome ore mining, that produce chrome ore as a by-product of platinum mining and the integrated ferrochrome producers. The Minerals Council has an active Chrome Leadership Forum where several challenges facing the value chain, and potential solutions have …

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Operational excellence, safety are two sides of same coin

The key to an improved health and safety record in the mining workplace lies with integrating safety firmly as part of operational excellence. This is according to Ramesh Dhoorgapersadh, General Manager for Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality (SHERQ) at blasting and explosives leader BME, a member of the JSE-listed …

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Danakali shares drop after loan set to fall through

Shares in Australia’s Danakali fell 7.5% to 31 Australian cents on Monday after the miner, which is trying to bring a potash project in Eritrea closer to construction, said its second loan tranche from the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) was set to fall through. The Perth-based company said it was …

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Over 3.3% lose in production for South Africa

Mining production decreased by 3.3% year-on-year in August, Statistics South Africa reported on Tuesday. The largest negative contributors were gold (-14.8%), iron-ore (-18.1%) and coal (-4.0%), while the largest positive contributor was platinum group metals, or PGMs (12.7%). Seasonally adjusted mining production increased by 6.8% in August, compared with July. …

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Automatic Energy Optimization saves AEL Intelligent Blasting 500 kWh per hour

More reliability whilst saving millions The AEL Intelligent Blasting 720 Mtpd nitric acid plant in Johannesburg, South Africa supplies other AEL divisions serving mining operations with chemicals and explosives, nationally and internationally. The nitric acid plant has improved its reliability by upgrading the process water cooling system, and reduced energy …

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Malawi looking to reform the Mining sector

Malawi government is taking reforms to the mining sector and control the trade in minerals with Vice-President Saulos Chilima holding orientation meeting with Minister of Mining Rashid Gaffar and officials from his ministry. Gaffar said the ministry is working major reforms to ensure that there are increased benefits to Malawians …

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South African Mining industry committed to transformation

Regular engagement will ensure the creation of workable policy frameworks with clear implementation guidelines that will secure the effective transformation of this critical economic sector in South Africa. Promoting and enabling transformation is one of the Minerals Council’s five strategic goals, aimed in part at creating an enabling policy environment …

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Mineral revenues drop for Zambia

The devastating effects of Covid-19 on Zambia’s mining sector can be felt by the drop in total revenues collected in the past three months, the government reported on Friday. Sokwani Chilembo the Chief Executive Officer of Zambia Chamber of Mines said on Thursday that the country’s mineral revenues had suffered …

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