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Sanral appoints engineering executive

13th November 2017 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has appointed Louw Kannemeyer its new engineering executive, succeeding Koos Smit, who retired at the end of February. Kannemeyer, who had been acting in this position to date until his permanent appointment in the role effective November... 

Chaarat announces new board appointments

13th November 2017 Kyrgyzstan-focused Chaarat Gold has added two nonexecutive directors with “significant mining experience” to its board with the appointment of Gordon Wylie and Dorian (Dusty) Nicol. Wylie, a former senior management team member of gold major AngloGold Ashanti, is the nonexecutive chairperson of... 

Caledonia to extend depth of Blanket mine’s Central shaft

10th November 2017 TSX- and Aim-listed Caledonia mining is planning to extend the depth of the Central shaft at its 49%-owned Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, by 250 m to 1 330 m. The extension, which will cost about $18-million, is expected to be commissioned by the first quarter of 2020. 

Mokonyane appoints new TCTA chairperson

10th November 2017 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed Zodwa Manase chairperson of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA). She succeeds Monhla Hlahla, who stepped down at the end of October. 

Buffalo’s Q3 loss widens, RoM production down 20.4% y/y

10th November 2017 AltX- and TSX-V-listed Buffalo Coal’s run-of-mine (RoM) production fell by 20.4% year-on-year to 319 000 t in the third quarter ended September 30. RoM production from the Magdalena underground mine decreased by 36.4% year-on-year to 178 000 t, as a result of difficult geological mining... 

Meccano enthusiast builds follow-up to his world’s most massive model

10th November 2017 Meccano enthusiast builds follow-up to his world’s most massive model. In 2014, after an almost five-year build, retired university mathematics lecturer Graham Shepherd claimed to have built the world’s largest model, by mass, out of Meccano or any similar metal-based system. This was the 1 335... 

AfrTin starts trading on Aim

9th November 2017 AfriTin Mining on Thursday started trading on the Aim. The company, which was demerged from Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals, owns various tin assets in Namibia and South Africa. 

Highland Gold appoints COO

9th November 2017 Russian gold miner Highland Gold has appointed Anton Kim as first deputy CEO of its Moscow-based management company, Russdragmet. He will serve as Highland Gold’s COO and will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at the company's production and development assets. 

Alrosa recovers two 100-ct-plus diamonds from Jubilee pipe

9th November 2017 The Jubilee (Yubileynaya) pipe at Aikhal mining and processing division of Russian miner Alrosa has yielded two gem-stone quality diamonds of more than 100 ct each last year. The smallest of the two stones is a 108.34 ct rough diamond, measuring 23 mm by 20.56 mm by 17.86 mm. The other stone is a... 

MTN, Ericsson to collaborate on 5G

9th November 2017 Telecommunications giant MTN and information and communication technology group Ericsson have teamed up to trial a range of fifth-generation (5G) use cases and applications in South Africa. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding to start trials of use cases and applications during the... 

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