COVID-19

Surface miners adapt to the new norm

Surface miners adapt to the new norm

Surface mining industry association, ASPASA, is embracing the new normal brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic as it develops new strategies to serve its members and the larger mining community. Association director, Nico Pienaar, says solutions...
Adhering to EA processes during Covid-19

Adhering to EA processes during Covid-19

South Africa’s government recently published directions on how public participation can safely be achieved during environmental authorisation (EA) processes. This is an important step as the country adapts to living with the risk of Covid-19...
Mining sector perseveres despite Covid-19

Mining sector perseveres despite Covid-19

The South African mining sector is managing the Covid-19 pandemic remarkably well, but the country needs to do more if it wants mining to benefit from the looming demand peak in ‘green minerals’.  Ralf Hennecke, General Manager: Technology and...
Annual gold demand reaches 11-year low

Annual gold demand reaches 11-year low

The COVID-19 pandemic, with its far-reaching effects, was the driving factor behind gold consumer demand weakness throughout 2020, leading to a 14% decline in annual demand to 3759.6t.[1] Last year was the first sub-4 000t year since 2009 according...

Yaouré headed for first gold pour

ASX-listed Perseus Mining has provided a video showing the latest developments at its Yaouré Gold Project in central Côte d’Ivoire. The project remains on schedule achieve the stretch target of first gold pour this month, subject to no...
BME recognised for safety performance

BME recognised for safety performance

BME received the Sustained High-Performance Award from the chemical sector for its safety performance. The accolade was part of the Responsible Care Awards run annually by the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) – held this...