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80% of mine companies failing climate test

New research from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) reveals that just two of the ten largest mining companies are aligned with limiting climate change to 2°C. These 10 companies have a market capitalisation of over $350bn and contribute to...

De Beers helps fight GBV amid COVID-19

De Beers group donates $200 000 to assist women’s support organisations in its host communities to respond to COVID-19. The money will help four producer partner countries – Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa – to assist women’s shelters...

Resuming operations safely

The lifting of lockdown regulations permitted mines to resume operations. As such most mines which had temporarily halted operations are in the process of resuming operations again. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has issued a...

Dissecting safer tailings facilities

Safer tailings storage facilities (TSFs) – or tailings dams – can be achieved when mine owners, contractors and engineering consultants work closely together, according to SRK Consulting senior geotechnical engineer Linda Spies. Speaking after a...

Locally produced sanitisers for COVID -19

Mintek is producing over 600 litres of hand and surface sanitisers to use and distribute to staff. This following low supply of sanitisers because of an increase in demand. Sanitisers were produced in the controlled laboratory environment in the...