Sibanye-Stillwater and AMCU conclude gold strike

Trade union AMCU has ended its five-month long strike after reaching an agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater. This comes following a meeting between the union and the mining company. At a joint briefing yesterday, Head of Investor Relations at Sibanye James Wellsted said...

The Okavango Blue of Botswana

A story spanning 3 billion years. Botswana’s finest natural treasure, radiant with the light at the start of everything and resplendent in the very essence of time itself. Some unfathomable, eternal something. This is the Okavango Blue of Botswana #TheOkavangoBlue

Okavango Diamond Company reveals ‘The Okavango Blue’

A remarkable oval shaped blue diamond weighing over 20 carats, has today been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) in Gaborone, Botswana - the biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana. The Botswana sourced, natural diamond’s striking...

Norman Mbazima retires from Anglo American after 18 years

Anglo American has announced the retirement of Norman Mbazima after 18 years. Mbazima will step down as Deputy Chairman of Anglo American South Africa on 30 June 2019. Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: “Norman Mbazima has made an exceptional...

Sibanye raises another R1.75bn in gold prepayment deal

Sibanye-Stillwater has announced on Thursday that it has entered into a forward gold sale arrangement with Citibank, receiving a cash prepayment of US$125m (some R1.75bn at current exchange rates) for the future delivery of 105 906 ounces of gold during the fourth...

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Sibanye-Stillwater and AMCU conclude gold strike

Trade union AMCU has ended its five-month long strike after reaching an agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater. This comes following a meeting between the union and the mining company. At a joint briefing yesterday, Head of Investor Relations at Sibanye James Wellsted said...

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Norman Mbazima retires from Anglo American after 18 years

Anglo American has announced the retirement of Norman Mbazima after 18 years. Mbazima will step down as Deputy Chairman of Anglo American South Africa on 30 June 2019. Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, said: “Norman Mbazima has made an exceptional...

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Sibanye raises another R1.75bn in gold prepayment deal

Sibanye-Stillwater has announced on Thursday that it has entered into a forward gold sale arrangement with Citibank, receiving a cash prepayment of US$125m (some R1.75bn at current exchange rates) for the future delivery of 105 906 ounces of gold during the fourth...

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Rio Tinto approves $463 million investment in Zulti South

Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463million (Rio Tinto share $343 million) investment will sustain RBM’s current capacity and extend mine...

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Ensuring safety through connectivity

Ivanhoe Mines faced significant communications issues at its flagship copper mining site in the DRC, which raised concerns relating to the safety and security of both people and assets. To address these and other challenges, the company turned to a global leader in...

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Why is mine rehab still a challenge?

Despite South Africa’s mine closure laws comparing well internationally, the country can boast very few examples of successfully implemented mine closure; instead, over 6 000 mines have been abandoned without adequate rehabilitation. This situation is unlikely to...

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Today’s shift, tomorrow’s strategy

Targeting best practices to improve fleet uptime and productivity, Kal Tire is launching TOMS – a proprietary Tyre Operations Management System with a backbone of predictive maintenance and efficiency that delivers a new standard in performance. Until now, tyre...

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Five easy digital wins for mining companies

How can mining companies “go digital” safely? Fabio Mielli, Market Development Manager: Mining, Metals & Cement, Rockwell Automation, explains some ready-to-use technologies that can deliver quick wins for mining companies. Digital transformation provides a major...

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Looking after surface miner’s rights

Surface miners are facing a growing number of challenges prompting surface mining association to again appeal to mine owners to get behind the association and become part of a unified voice for the industry. With profits under pressure as a result of ever-more onerous...

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In the Hot Seat

Kal Tire South Africa showcases innovation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TncZG7DZjdI   Mining operations are constantly challenged to maximise the efficiency of the equipment they operate – including the tires that ultimately carry the load. Kal Tire South Africa has an enviable reputation as leading...

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Every tyre tells a story

Mining operations are constantly challenged to maximise the efficiency of the equipment they operate – including the tyres that ultimately carry the load. Kal Tire South Africa has an enviable reputation as a leading service provider to the earthmover tyre market, and...

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Firestone boasts new leader at the helm

Firestone Diamonds, a new diamond producer with operations focused in Lesotho, has announced Paul Bosma’s appointment as the new CEO with effect from 1 July 2018. Bosma is excited to take the helm and shares his outlook and plans for the future with Mpinane Senkhane....

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18 Months at the helm

In 2016, Cummins Southern Africa appointed Thierry Pimi as MD, responsible for the leadership, operations and strategic direction for Cummins’ distribution business in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi and...

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The importance of sustainable profitability

The mining industry’s unique ability to function as a primary driver of economic growth in Africa will be impaired or even destroyed unless mining companies and their host countries work together to address the existential challenges it faces, says Mark Bristow, CEO,...

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The Magara effect

In July 2013, while the platinum industry was still reeling from the August 2012 events at Marikana, Ben Magara joined troubled miner Lonmin as its CEO – a bold move when market sentiments were at an all-time low. Under Magara’s leadership, however, the miner has...

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