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Call for war on zama zamas will not bring peace to South Africa’s platinum belt

Mail Guardian South Africa 03 Oct 2022
For example, for Rustenburg in the Western Limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex — the mines of which extract 50% of the platinum produced in the world, and 65% of South Africa’s platinum group metals — South African Police Service data shows a murder rate in 2016 of roughly 36 per 100000 population.

Coal production update

Resource World 03 Oct 2022
Global coal production was impacted by stringent COVID-19 preventative measures in key coal mining countries such as China, the US, India, and South Africa, among others, coupled with the mine-specific reductions, which led to lower coal production.

Move beyond narrow economics, focus on people-centred policies

Independent online (SA) 02 Oct 2022
The assumption made by nearly all economists is that Eskom is destroying South Africa’s socio-economic welfare, because of load shedding’s adverse impact on the all-important measure, gross domestic product (GDP) ... South Africa’s total GDP is expected to be R4.8 trillion this year, with about 5% of that income (R230 billion) from the mining industry.

Human traffickers prey on fleeing refugees

Independent online (SA) 01 Oct 2022
Nozizwe and family members decide to rather hit the well-trodden route to South Africa as border hoppers, fearing that had they stayed on a grabbed farm they could have been been sold into slavery in the mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo ... trying to get to South Africa.

Global Tailings Summit in January will seek to address global tailings safety

Mining Weekly 30 Sep 2022
Following the September 11 collapse of the Jagersfontein tailings dam, in the Free State, in South Africa, mining company CEOs, government Ministers ...

South African Mines Turn to Renewables Amid Energy Crisis

Voa News 29 Sep 2022
One of South Africa's biggest industries — mining — is ...

Sibanye Stillwater sticks to currency hedging strategy

Mining Dot Com 29 Sep 2022
... price weakness, Sibanye, which has mines in South Africa and the United States, told Reuters.

Another mine dam wall collapses in South Africa

Reuters 28 Sep 2022
Sept 27 (Reuters) - A mine dam wall has collapsed at a diamond mine in South Africa's Free State province just weeks after a similar incident at the same site left one person dead and scores of injured, the ...

Orion closer to realising vision of becoming base metals producer

Independent online (SA) 28 Sep 2022
In its annual report released on Tuesday, Orion said it continued with its strategy of building and becoming a new-generation Australian-South African mining company focused on the development of its portfolio of advanced “green” metals projects in South Africa’s Northern Cape province.

Botswana's Morupule aims to boost coal output by 50% with new mine

Reuters 28 Sep 2022
MCM currently produces 2.8 million tonnes of coal a year from its underground operations, feeding two nearby state-owned power stations and exporting to South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The open cast mine has the potential to supply power station-grade coal for more than 30 years.

Newmont Announces Executive Leadership Change

Hastings Tribune 28 Sep 2022
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 28, 2022-- ... The Company’s world-class portfolio of assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa ... At Newmont, our purpose is to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining ... MINING/MINERALS NATURAL RESOURCES ... PUB.

Some plants can short-circuit the toxic effects of metals. Now scientists are trying to harness ...

Phys Dot Org 27 Sep 2022
My research focuses on improving the tolerance of plants to heavy metals, which is particularly important in a country like South Africa, where mining activities contaminate soils ... like agriculture, mining and industry. In South Africa, mining has been a of heavy metal pollution.

Diversification is the new mining buzzword

Mining Dot Com 26 Sep 2022
“We will explore base metals across South Africa… We are already in Zambia and other places, we want to do more in South Africa so we are looking for adjustments in legislation there,” Mark Cutifani said during the 2020 Joburg Mining Indaba conference.

Freight association sceptical about Mbalula’s proposed ‘road to rail’ solution

Mail Guardian South Africa 26 Sep 2022
Mbalula told Mail & Guardian ahead of the public briefing that the biggest Achilles’ heel for the government and South Africa was trucks on the road ... Kelly said South Africa had led the way in logistics operations with dedicated rail lines carrying coal from inland mines to Richards Bay, or similarly iron ore to Saldanha were operational.

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