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DRA Group acquires Taggart Global

DRA Group has agreed to acquire the Forge Group North America companies, formerly known as Taggart Global. The transaction is expected to close shortly. Complementary business A worldwide leader in engineering, construction, and operations...

Choosing the right equipment for hire

Buying a heavy mining-class dozer is a considerable capital investment, particularly when the machine is required to earn an income in the plant hire business. Having bought several of these dozers in the past ten years since establishing Burma...

The site psychologist

Now that the wages strike in the platinum sector by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) is finally over, the real work begins, says Charissa Bloomberg. “There is so much work to be done in this area. Besides the breach of...

New Eskom CEO ‘soon’, says Minister

Minister of Public Enterprises Ms Lynne Brown has said that the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eskom will be appointed within weeks. In a briefing to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Public Enterprises, Minister Brown said that...

Amplats assets should go to local buyer

The African National Congress (ANC) prefers it if a local company acquires the assets being put for sale by Anglo American Platinum. SA mining champion “Our dream is to have a South African mining champion,” ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe,...
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Rio Tinto sells Mozambique coal assets for $50m

Rio Tinto has reached an agreement to sell Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique, which comprises the Benga coal mine and other projects in the Tete province of Mozambique, to International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) for $50 million. Sale subject to...

Harmony, Selectra implement bioenergy project

Harmony has implemented the first bioenergy project on mining property in South Africa, in conjunction with Selectra of the US. Grow energy crops The aim of the project is to grow energy crops, namely sugar beets and Giant King Grass, on...

Another tick for MDM, Foster Wheeler merger

MDM Engineering Group, a minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry in Africa, has confirmed that approval for the proposed merger with Foster Wheeler AG has been received from the Tanzanian Fair Competition...

Lonmin back at 30% of monthly production

Lonmin is currently achieving 30% of normal monthly production, it has revealed in its production results for the three months to 30 June. “We expect to be achieving 80% of normal monthly production by the end of FY 2014 and to be at the normal...