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Acid mine water used to recover gold from dumps – DRDGold

6th September 2017 Acid mine drainage (AMD), which is water that has been polluted as a result of mining activity, is being used to relieve the cost burden of the large volume of water needed to recover gold from mine dump material, as well as lower the demand placed on scarce drinking water. Surface mining company... 

Expensive mine dump vegetation going up in flames – DRDGold

5th September 2017 Surface mining company DRDGold, which has spent more money on vegetating tailings dams in the last ten years than it has paid dividends to shareholders, is seeing its dump vegetation effort going up in smoke at the same time as it comes under criticism from a leading nongovernmental organisation... 

DRDGold shrugs off challenges, declares final dividend

5th September 2017 Surface material gold mining company DRDGold on Tuesday declared a final dividend of 5c a share despite the challenging 12 months to June 30. DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius described the company's exacting 2017 financial year as positioning the company well for the 2018 financial year and beyond. 

Mapochs mine to go under hammer for sale to highest bidder

4th September 2017 The Mapochs mine, which is in provisional liquidation with its mining right intact, is going under the hammer next Thursday, when it will be sold to the highest bidder. The mine, which supplied ore for the production of both steel and vanadium before Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium went into... 

On-The-Air (01/09/2017)

1st September 2017 Illegal mining is out of control; More money is being put into marketing to save the struggling platinum- and diamond-mining sectors; and a local mining company that has invested big in America is laughing all the way to the bank. 

Palladium-propelled US buy quickly paying its own way – Sibanye-Stillwater

31st August 2017 Not only has the palladium price soared by 64% since Sibanye began discussions for the acquisition of Stillwater Mining, the world’s largest primary palladium producer, but the Stillwater operation itself has also performed well under its new owner. At current basket prices, Stillwater will pay... 

Tharisa, Lonmin in PGM-rich metal alloys accord

31st August 2017 Platinum- and chrome-mining company Tharisa is to commission a 1 MW pilot-scale furnace to produce metal alloys rich in platinum-group metals (PGMs). Tharisa, headed by CEO Phoevos Pouroulis, is taking this action through its beneficiation research and development subsidiary Arxo Metals, which... 

Unnurtured mining industry will disappear – Sibanye-Stillwater

30th August 2017 An unnurtured South African mining industry will disappear, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman warned on Wednesday, when he slated the regulator for allowing illegal mining activity to spiral out of control and for causing equity risk and the cost of capital to rise, placing mining companies at... 

Northam ploughs 80% more funding into platinum jewellery marketing

30th August 2017 Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has increased its contribution to the industry’s funding of the marketing of platinum jewellery. In the 12 months to June 30 next year, its contribution will be $900 000, 80% up on the $500 000 contributed in the financial year just... 

Northam Platinum set to self-fund R1.3bn capex programme

29th August 2017 The capital expenditure of platinum-mining company Northam in this financial year is expected to reach the R1.3-billion mark, well above the R774-million in the 12 months to June 30. Northam, which is in the midst of significant expansion, sees project execution as the key to its foreseeable future. 


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