Tuesday , December 1 2020

Petra Diamonds investigates miner abuse

Petra Diamonds said it was investigating allegations by a British non-governmental organisation that subsistence miners who trespassed on the firm’s Williamson mine in Tanzania were detained, beaten and shot at, killing at least seven of them. The RAID report, based on research conducted between September 2019 and November 2020, alleged …

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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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Globeleq appointment new COO

Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in Africa, announced the appointment of Gionata Visconti as Chief Operating Officer (COO), who will commence the role in early January 2021. Gionata will be responsible for all aspects of Globeleq’s operations and provide support for in-country governance work and asset management. As a …

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Mining Indaba going virtual for the 2021 edition

Arguably one of the leading mining events on the mining calendar has been cancelled for the coming year 2021. This week saw the announcement of the cancellation of the 2021 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by Covid-19. The event will now take …

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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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Hybrid solutions powering new mining frontiers

The restrictions on movement, distance, and access have significantly hit bottom lines and growth forecasts and this impact will likely be felt for some time to come. It’s a complex climate, but it’s one that can be managed with futureproof investment and planning. When it comes to energy, the mining …

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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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