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NUM mass meeting at Cooke

31st October 2017 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will hold a mass meeting at Sibanye-Stillwater's Cooke Operations on the West Rand on Wednesday morning over the alleged issuing of termination letters to more 2 000 workers at the gold mine. Reuters earlier quoted a Sibanye-Stillwater spokesperson as... 

Rustenburg picks up, Marula turns, fatalities sadden – Implats

31st October 2017 Improved efficiencies and production levels at the Impala Rustenburg mine coincided with a turnaround at the Marula mine in the three months to September 30, Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) said on Tuesday, when it expressed disappointment at five fatalities at Impala Rustenburg and one at... 

Exxaro spending R20bn on coal projects

27th October 2017 One of South Africa’s largest and foremost black-empowered mining companies, Exxaro Resources, is implementing a five-year, R20-billion capital expenditure (capex) programme on coal mining projects in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The black-led JSE-listed company has seven coal projects under way, four... 

On-The-Air (27/10/2017)

27th October 2017 South Africa’s foremost mining leader – Mxolisi Mgojo – this week called for a collective national vision to re-energise the stagnating South African economy; Big Type II diamonds that have been buried deep in the earth of billions of years are popping up to the surface and fetching as much as... 

Third-quarter Sibanye-Stillwater operating profit up 41%

26th October 2017 The group operating profit of Sibanye-Stillwater in the three months to the end of September was 41% higher than last year’s third quarter and 5% up year-on-year. The Johannesburg- and New York-listed precious metals mining company, headed by CEO Neal Froneman, on Thursday reported group... 

Sibanye-Stillwater expects to report loss

25th October 2017 Precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater said on Wednesday that it expected to report an attributable loss of at least R4.6-billion for the year ending December 31, compared with attributable earnings of R3.7-billion in the comparative period last year. The company ascribed the decrease... 

Relook at low-carat pipes could spring big diamond surprises

25th October 2017 Diamond kimberlites with a very low number of carats per hundred tons have in the past tended to be passed over by diamond mine developers, but their propensity to host big Type II diamonds that sell for large sums of money is now being acknowledged. Although diamond company De Beers walked away... 

Shared vision needed for mining to boost entire economy – Mgojo

24th October 2017 A collective national vision, which must be viable, inclusive and transformative, is urgently needed to unleash mining’s latent ability to energise the entire South African economy, Chamber of Mines president Mxolisi Mgojo said on Tuesday. Speaking at a media lunch, Mgojo emphasised the folly of... 

On-The-Air (20/10/2017)

20th October 2017 Young black diamond cutters and polishers are hitting the high spots with amazing performances; Huge concern is building up over the lack of mineral exploration in South Africa and its threat to the future of the South African mining industry; and South Africa’s only known diamond explorer is... 

Remove exploration red tape or mining will die, geologist warns

19th October 2017 The excessive red tape around minerals exploration must be removed to prevent the demise of South Africa’s vital mining industry, consulting exploration geologist Allan Saad said on Thursday. Saad, who spent 18 years in geological roles with mining major Rio Tinto and who formerly represented the... 

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