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ALROSA releases first Impact Report

ALROSA releases first Impact Report
ALROSA released its first ever Impact Report for the period 2010-2020. The report summarises the company’s social and economic progress in Yakutia, Russia’s largest and coldest region – home to 90% of ALROSA’s operations. “We are pleased to publish our very first Impact Report. This is an important milestone that demonstrates our commitment to...

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Fatality at Harmony’s Tshepong mine

Fatality at Harmony’s Tshepong mine
A Harmony Gold employee was fatally injured during a mine-related incident at its Tshepong South (previously known as Phakisa mine), near Welkom, in the Free State. “We are deeply saddened by the incident and will ensure a full investigation into the cause of this tragedy,” said Peter Steenkamp, Harmony Gold CEO. He added that the safety of...

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DMRE intervenes amid KZN and Gauteng unrest

DMRE intervenes amid KZN and Gauteng unrest
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng provinces have experienced protests and unrest, devastating several businesses. Led by Minister Gwede Mantashe, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is engaging with all energy and mining sector role players to monitor the safety and security of these sectors. Speaking to the Board members...

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Petra sells 39.34 carat blue diamond

Petra sells 39.34 carat blue diamond
Petra Diamonds’ 39.34 carat exceptional Type IIb blue diamond recovered at the Cullinan diamond mine in April 2021 has been sold for $40 180 180. The stone was sold to a partnership between De Beers and Diacore whereby the sale amount needs to be paid in cash before the stone can be delivered. “This sets a new milestone for Petra in...

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Anglo American partners with The Unlimited Child

Anglo American partners with The Unlimited Child
Anglo American has partnered with The Unlimited Child – a purpose-driven partnership set to empower early childhood development. The devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have not spared the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector, which often does not get the same level of visibility as the other phases of education. Yet, capacitating...

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DMRE urges mines to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines

DMRE urges mines to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has called on the mining industry to enforce the 2020 mandatory guidelines on the mitigation and management of the Covid-19 pandemic. Maximum adherence to these guidelines and the Mine Health and Safety Act ought to always be prioritised by all stakeholders involved in the sector.  ...

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National Day of Health and Safety in Mining 2021

National Day of Health and Safety in Mining 2021
The Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA) recently commemorated the National Day of Health and Safety in Mining 2021, an event that underpins and supports the Khumbul’ekhaya Health & Safety Strategy. This year’s event is centred on a theme of Renewed Focus for our New Normal, which recognises the integration of health, safety and wellbeing,...

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Khoemacau Copper’s first concentrate production

Khoemacau Copper’s first concentrate production
The Khoemacau Copper Silver Project recently produced its first copper silver concentrate from the Boseto processing plant in Botswana. This milestone was achieved safely, within schedule and the overall project remains within 3% of the original budget. The first shipment of concentrate is scheduled for July 2021. “We are delighted to have...

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The measure of the mine

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Mining companies need reliable measuring tools to ensure their processing plants and accommodation camps have a continual supply of water. The proper function of fire hydrants systems, mining processing operations, fresh water for workers, and...
ALROSA releases first Impact Report

ALROSA releases first Impact Report

ALROSA released its first ever Impact Report for the period 2010-2020. The report summarises the company’s social and economic progress in Yakutia, Russia’s largest and coldest region – home to 90% of ALROSA’s operations. “We are pleased to publish...
Fatality at Harmony’s Tshepong mine

Fatality at Harmony’s Tshepong mine

A Harmony Gold employee was fatally injured during a mine-related incident at its Tshepong South (previously known as Phakisa mine), near Welkom, in the Free State. “We are deeply saddened by the incident and will ensure a full investigation into...

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Inside Mining

Being resourceful in the mining industry is equally as important as the mineral resources themselves. Due to various challenges, mining companies need to utilise their resources efficiently to ensure the long-term success of mine operations. This issue of Inside Mining unpacks how the mining sector addresses unexpected challenges and unlocks new opportunities by being resourceful.

Inside Mining: Resourceful Mining