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Harmony Gold concludes three-year wage agreement

Harmony Gold concludes three-year wage agreement
Harmony Gold has concluded a three-year wage agreement with trade unions AMCU, NUMSA and the Coalition (comprising the NUM, UASA and Solidarity). “This historic wage agreement reflects the strong partnership between Harmony and organised labour, demonstrating our commitment towards our long-term sustainability and our people. We would like to...

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Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know

Mining opportunities in SADC will favour those in the know
With mining seeing a more sustained improvement in many Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, fortune will favour those miners and supply partners with experience on the ground. By Ralf Hennecke* It has been an encouraging few months for mining in the region. While the annual growth figures for March and April this year were...

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Digital Solutions Centre to help drive Southern Africa’s digital transformation

Digital Solutions Centre to help drive Southern Africa’s digital transformation
ABB recently unveiled its new South African Digital Solutions Centre, which aims to help companies across industries to overcome their most pressing technology and digitalisation challenges. The centre, at ABB’s Longmeadow facility in Johannesburg, gives customers in the energy, mining and minerals resources, manufacturing, process industries,...

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Good news for Kropz’s Elandsfontein Project

Good news for Kropz’s Elandsfontein Project
Kropz Plc announced that an appeal by the West Coast Environmental Protection Association (WCEPA) against the Integrated Water Use Licence (iWUL) for Kropz’s Elandsfontein Project has been dismissed by the Water Tribunal. “While we await the Water Tribunal’s reasons for its dismissal of the appeal by WCEPA, we are enormously encouraged by what...

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Mining Indaba moved to May 2022

Mining Indaba moved to May 2022
The 2022 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba, originally scheduled for 7-10 February 2022 will now take place 9-12 May 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa.  Mining Indaba organisers consulted extensively with partners, key stakeholders across the mining value chain and government...

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Vedanta’s vaccination drive

Vedanta’s vaccination drive
Vedanta Zinc International in support of the Northern Cape Department of Health, hosted two mass Covid-19 vaccination drives in the mining town of Aggeneys in the Khai Ma district, Northern Cape. The first mass vaccination drive was to celebrate Mandela Day, followed by a three-day follow-up drive to ensure a wider reach. Vedanta employees who...

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Securing construction material supplies

Securing construction material supplies
Building materials such as sand, aggregates, fly ash and other components of concrete are key to the success of any construction project and should be a prime consideration for all involved in the industry including professional bodies. This is according to Nico Pienaar of surface mining industry association, ASPASA, which was one of the founding...

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Sibanye-Stillwater progresses with vaccination programme

Sibanye-Stillwater progresses with vaccination programme
Sibanye-Stillwater has made significant progress with the roll out of its COVID-19 vaccination programme – despite disruptions which affected Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. In accordance with the South African Department of Health (DOH) guidelines and protocols the Group has vaccinated an over 10 000 of its employees (approximately 12% of the South...

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As a third world continent, Africa continues to face many challenges that hinder its development. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly made matters worse. Be that as it may, Africa has continuously proved its resilience to the world. This issue of Inside Mining provides an overview on how Africa’s mining industry deals with issues such as infrastructure, investment and energy. 

Inside Mining: Focus n Africa