Latest News for: South africa mining


Young people call for an end to the terrible legacy of coal

Mail Guardian South Africa 19 Jun 2021
Climate change, caused mainly by burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, is already an economic and humanitarian crisis in South Africa, even though a state of emergency has not been declared ... We simply cannot allow any new coal-fired power stations in South Africa.

3 UK shares to avoid

The Motley Fool 19 Jun 2021
The group owns interests in and produces thermal coal predominantly from seven collieries located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Not only is coal one of the dirtiest power sources around, but the mining industry in South Africa has attracted criticism in the past for poor working conditions.

Mining Mines: Tim Arnold

Elko Daily Free Press 18 Jun 2021
Tim Burmeister Mining Correspondent ... Mining Correspondent ... They accepted me, so I entered the mining engineering degree program ... Mining Minds ... After nearly five years working as an hourly miner, Arnold and his wife moved to South Africa ... Arnold then went to Denver for a couple years to work on trying to get a mine going in Cameroon in Africa.

Massive diamond found in Botswana could be world’s third-largest

The Los Angeles Times 18 Jun 2021
Rare, hefty blue diamond found in South Africa; check out these gems ... Rare, hefty blue diamond found in South Africa; check out these gems. A big blue diamond has been found at a South African mine known for churning out famous diamonds, and the stone could be worth tens of millions of dollars.

Anglo commits to provide eDNA data to protect biodiversity

Mining Dot Com 18 Jun 2021
According to Warwick, at present, the London-based company is running a series of data-gathering pilot projects at some of its global operations such as Sishen and Kolomela iron ore mines in South Africa, the Unki platinum mine in Zimbabwe, the Sakatti project in Finland, the Quellaveco copper project in Peru, among others.

MR MONEY MAKER: Emerging markets are long-term wealth creators

This is Money 18 Jun 2021
What's happening?. The stock markets, unsurprisingly, got themselves into a terrible tizzy last year as they tried to make sense of what the effects of the pandemic would be ... Why does it matter? ... First, you have the commodity providers, usually of mined products. So here we can lob in South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia (palm oil) and Russia ... ....

Bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners found near abandoned South Africa goldmine

The Irish Times 17 Jun 2021
Police in South Africa have discovered the bodies of 20 suspected illegal miners near an abandoned goldmine shaft near Johannesburg ... There are 6,000 “derelict and ownerless” mines managed by South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources, local media reported.

World’s third largest diamond discovered in Botswana

Sandhills Express 17 Jun 2021
The biggest diamond ever found was the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, discovered in South Africa in 1905. The announcement comes as thousands of people have descended upon a tiny village in South Africa in search of diamonds, after a man reported finding a crystal-like stone.

South Africa’s IFWG points way for Nigeria to regulate crypto market

Business Day Online 17 Jun 2021
For context, South Africa is arguably the only country in Africa where some form of Bitcoin mining is happening, which is a credit to the high power generation capacity of the country and the neutral position of the authorities to companies deploying blockchain infrastructure.

CEO vacuum at AngloGold turns it into world’s worst mining stock

Mining Weekly 17 Jun 2021
It also trails peers on South Africa’s FTSE/JSE Precious Metals and Mining Index, which has gained 20% in the ...

World’s third largest diamond found in Botswana

Ghana Web 17 Jun 2021
The largest known diamond is the "Cullinan", weighing more than 3,100 carats, unearthed in South Africa in 1905 ... Botswana is Africa's largest diamond producer.

CEO vacuum at AngloGold turns it into world's worst mining stock

Beijing News 17 Jun 2021
Five months after the CEO announced his decision to resign, the company's chairperson quit and in May it had to suspend operations at its Ghana mine following an accident ... It also trails peers on South Africa's FTSE/JSE Precious Metals and Mining Index, which has gained 20% in the same period.

Sudan signs nine concession deals for gold, copper mining

Mining Dot Com 17 Jun 2021
Three companies from Iraq, China, South Africa won four gold mining concessions, and a fourth one from Armenia won the single copper concession, the report said. Four local companies took four gold concessions ... .

Large methane leak detected over South Africa coal mining region

Hindustan Times 16 Jun 2021
The methane cloud was spotted about 125 kilometres east of Johannesburg, South Africa, in an area where Sasol Ltd ... A cloud of methane was detected by satellite near coal mines in South Africa, drawing attention to a lesser-known environmental risk that comes from using the dirtiest fossil fuel.

Mysterious stones in South Africa spark diamond rush

Taipei Times 16 Jun 2021
AFP, KWAHLATHI, South Africa. Single mother Lihle Magudulela spat out a mouthful of dirt as she sucked on a stone dug up from a hillside in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province, convinced that she might have found a diamond ... People dig in search for what they believe to be diamonds in KwaHlathi, South Africa, on Tuesday.