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Habib Copper licence renewal denied

Habib Copper licence renewal denied
The Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia has denied Deep-South Resources’ application to renew its Exclusive Prospecting Licence 3140 for the Habib Copper project. According to the Ministry, the company’s inability to advance the Licence to Pre-Feasibility and complete the proposed drilling program as planned was cited as the reason for...

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KwaHlathi discovery not diamonds – DMRE

KwaHlathi discovery not diamonds – DMRE
The Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) released a statement in which it confirmed that the stones recently discovered at KwaHlathi are not diamonds. Over the past days the area of KwaHlathi just outside Ladysmith has been gripped by excitement following the discovery of stones which locals believed were diamonds. This resulted in...

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Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding
By Jason Wilkinson, Wandisile Mandlana, Adéle de Jager and Ivan Vorster* Mining is notoriously cyclical, with dramatic swings in equity prices and investment patterns. The low commodity prices and weak equity markets of recent years have made it difficult for (in particular) junior and exploratory mining companies to secure financing at the...

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Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?

Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?
By Joe Keenan* Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow. The world has become rapidly alive to the threats posed by climate change, and mining companies are seeing their shareholders demanding more than...

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KwaHlathi discovery not diamonds – DMRE

KwaHlathi discovery not diamonds – DMRE
The Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) released a statement in which it confirmed that the stones recently discovered at KwaHlathi are not diamonds. Over the past days the area of KwaHlathi just outside Ladysmith has been gripped by excitement following the discovery of stones which locals believed were diamonds. This resulted in...

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MCSA & labour unions encourage employees to vaccinate

MCSA & labour unions encourage employees to vaccinate
As South Africa heads for an inevitable Covid-19 third wave, the Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA) and labour unions have urged employees to vaccinate as soon as they have the opportunity to do so. The Minerals Council and labour unions, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM),...

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MCSA urges eligible employees to register for Covid-19 vaccine

MCSA urges eligible employees to register for vaccination
The Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA) has urged employees over the age of 60 to register for phase 2 of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out due to start on Monday 17 May 2021. The Council has also appealed to all employees to assist their family members, neighbours and friends over the age of 60 to register to receive the vaccine. While there are...

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Risk management in mining

Risk management in mining
Risk management specialist from Business Enhancement Partners, Jaco van Wyk says that what is treasure today may become worthless tomorrow in a rapidly changing technological society. Surface miners are being urged to adopt sound risk management practices in order to meet challenges that are inevitable in a changing society. Events like the...

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Habib Copper licence renewal denied

Habib Copper licence renewal denied

The Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia has denied Deep-South Resources’ application to renew its Exclusive Prospecting Licence 3140 for the Habib Copper project. According to the Ministry, the company’s inability to advance the Licence to...
KwaHlathi discovery not diamonds – DMRE

KwaHlathi discovery not diamonds – DMRE

The Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) released a statement in which it confirmed that the stones recently discovered at KwaHlathi are not diamonds. Over the past days the area of KwaHlathi just outside Ladysmith has been gripped...
New excavator tooth system

New excavator tooth system

With excavator owners and operators always looking for more productive, reliable and safer tooth systems for their buckets, Kprime, a new generation of ground engaging tools now offers significant advances over previous systems. Komatsu’s new...

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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