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Hard rock causes more delays at Elandsfontein, mine plan may need to be revisited

By: Marleny Arnoldi     Updated 3 hours ago Aim-listed Kropz has reported a delay in the ramp-up of operations at the Elandsfontein phosphate mine, in South Africa’s Western Cape province, owing to unexpected ore variability. The company explains that mining rates and associated delivery of ore to the plant from the current mining area... 

BBE Projects nearing delivery of Venetia underground cooling system

By: Donna Slater     Updated 4 hours ago Project delivery company BBE Projects is in the final stages of completing its delivery of a turnkey air-cooling system for diamond miner De Beer’s Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo, which is currently approaching the final stages of its transition from openpit to underground mining. BBE Group,... 

Barrick’s Mali trebling solar as renewables stave off high energy prices at Kibali  

By: Martin Creamer     9th August 2022 The African regions are continuing to excel on all fronts for Barrick, the large gold/copper miner that is benefitting from a stand-out performance in Tanzania and finding exploration in Mali and Senegal “a gift that keeps giving”, and which is being received with open arms in Pakistan. Under the... 

Chile to 'sanction' those responsible for sinkhole near copper mine

By: Reuters     9th August 2022 Chile will seek to apply harsh sanctions on those responsible for a huge sinkhole near a copper mine in the country's north, the mining minister said on Monday. The mysterious hole of 36.5 m in diameter that emerged in late July has provoked the mobilization of local authorities and led the... 

Australia’s coal shipments face a ‘deadline', Greens leader says

By: Bloomberg     9th August 2022 Greens Party leader Adam Bandt has warned the Australian government needs to start moving away from coal exports to prop up its bottom line, saying net zero goals in major trade partners will cut into fossil fuel earnings. Bandt said three of Australia’s biggest export markets for thermal coal... 

Sanral-led programme aims to put an end to potholes in six months 

By: Darren Parker     8th August 2022 Following the August 7 launch of the South African National Roads Agency Limited- (Sanral-) led Vala Zonke programme, which aims to tackle the thousands of potholes on roads across the country, Sanral engineering executive Louw Kannemeyer has told Engineering News the hope is to deal with most of... 

Barrick takes lead in holistic ESG integration amid ‘greenwashing’ scepticism 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2022 Gold and copper mining company Barrick has taken the lead in integrating the various aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) to ensure holistic and objective measurement, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow stated on Monday, when the New York- and Toronto-listed company reported strong... 

Joburg Water starts replacing outage-prone asbestos pipes

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th August 2022 Joburg Water is implementing an urgent short- to medium-term plan to replace old asbestos cement piping infrastructure with either UPVC or steel pipes in the Central and North of Johannesburg. Last week, Joburg Water technical teams completed an assessment of problematic sections of the network... 

Copper dips but interest rate hopes support

By: Reuters     8th August 2022 Copper prices eased on Monday but were supported by rising imports of the industrial metal by top consumer China and by hopes that interest rates will peak soon after rapid increases aimed at curbing inflation. Benchmark copper CMCU3 on the London Metal Exchange (LME) traded down 0.2% at $7 850... 

Gold Resources provides Michigan enviro dept with an update on Back Forty improvements

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th August 2022 NYSE-listed gold and silver miner Gold Resources said in a statement on August 5 that it had been invited by the Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) to participate in a scoping environmental-impact assessment (SEIA) Meeting on the day. The company said it was given... 

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