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Diamond junior sector in urgent need of fixing – Bristow

8th June 2017 South Africa needs to fix its declining junior mining sector because the country still has amazing mineral deposits that its mining entrepreneurs are best placed to mine, Global Diamond Network director Dr John Bristow told the Junior Indaba on Thursday. Bristow, who has an illustrious record as... 

Zinc, tin, nickel, platinum evoke most optimism at Junior Indaba

8th June 2017 UK market intelligence firm CRU is most optimistic about the prospects for zinc, tin, nickel and, to a certain extent, platinum over a 12-month time horizon and named copper, bauxite, nickel and gold as good commodities to be in over the longer term. CRU principal consultant Ben Jones told the... 

Phosa condemns charter tinkering, urges growth negotiations

7th June 2017 Stop tinkering with sector charters and instead negotiate them in a manner that creates room for sizable growth, African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee member Dr Mathews Phosa urged on Wednesday. Delivering the keynote address at the Junior Indaba, the former premier of... 

Pallinghurst scores as Jupiter dishes out $25m more

5th June 2017 Pallinghurst mining company Jupiter Mines on Monday announced that it would make a further $25-million distribution to its shareholders in September. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Pallinghurst, which is an 18.43% shareholder in Jupiter, expects to receive a further distribution of... 

Gold mine reopens using ex-illegal zama-zamas as workforce

5th June 2017 Gold mining company Birrell Mining International has reopened the recently acquired Bosveld Mining’s Klipwal Gold Mine in KwaZulu-Natal, the company said on Monday.   Birrell completed the purchase of Bosveld Mines from Stonewall Mining earlier this year, after having been responsible for the... 

Major Transnet Freight Rail mineral mining, chrome maintenance shut

5th June 2017 Transnet Freight Rail will embark on a seven-day shutdown in the Mineral Mining & Chrome (MMC) area of operation from June 5 to 11. This year’s affected areas include Witbank, Nelspruit, Koedoespoort, Swaziland, Maputo, Empangeni and other lines tapping into Transnet Port Terminals and Transnet... 

On-The-Air (02/06/2017)

2nd June 2017 The financial woes of diamond mining surfaced again this week when a fourth mine closed its doors; A puzzling decision by new Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is putting South Africa’s diamond cutting business at risk; and Top South Africans are looking forward to the years when the platinum... 

Implats liquidity poised for bond-offer boosting

1st June 2017 Platinum mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded its invitation to holders of outstanding 2018 convertible bonds, the company said following the expiry of the invitation on May 31. Implats launched dual convertible bond offerings last week to enhance its short-to-medium-term... 

De Beers taking Minerals Minister to court over bewildering diamond export obfuscation

31st May 2017 The South African government is refusing to grant an exemption to diamond mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) relating to the exportation of diamonds to neighbouring Botswana for aggregation, Mining Weekly Online can today report. Aggregation is the process of mixing like-for-like... 

Chamber looks forward to years when platinum Mandela coin gains pre-eminence

30th May 2017 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is looking forward to the years when a platinum Mandela coin gains pre-eminence globally, emulating South Africa’s great success with gold coinage. This month’s launch by the UK’s Royal Mint of its first-ever platinum bullion products has rekindled hopes that... 


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