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Mayoko, Exxaro’s Waterberg iron ore equivalent

Despite its reputation as a significant South African coal miner, developing an iron ore portfolio has always fallen within Exxaro’s larger business strategy, writes Laura Cornish. When it delivers its first iron ore later this year, its strategic...

Central Basin’s AMD treatment plant takes shape

The combined efforts of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), Group Five and all subcontractors must ensure the prevention of acid mine drainage at Central Basin, writes Laura Cornish. It’s a race against time. The new treatment plant at the...

Gem Diamonds’ big expansion, on a minimal budget

A weak, financially constrained economy continues to see mines retain their cash conservative status. The situation, however, has seen Gem Diamonds rise to the occasion, writes Laura Cornish. “There is an upside to financially depressed global...

Karowe – a truly rare and spectacular find

Every diamond miner hopes to find a rare diamond. Fortunately, for diamond junior Lucara Diamonds, its flagship mine Karowe keeps revealing such gems, writes Laura Cornish. From 2012 until now has been an exceptional and transformational period for...

The perfect upgrade at Two Rivers

The construction of a new tertiary milling plant at the Steelpoort-based Two Rivers PGM mine is progressing rapidly and is set to come on stream towards the middle of this year. It will offer significant value in terms of additional PGM recovery,...

Ikwezi’s two year wait is over

Ikwezi Mining is only 3 months away from production start-up following the recent grant of its water use licence. The company first applied for its licence over two years ago CEO David Pile tells Laura Cornish. ASX-listed Ikwezi Mining’s 70% owned...
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Tipping the scales with coal

The significance of the coal sector, particularly in South Africa, is growing more important each year as the demand for its use as the primary energy source continues to escalate. The subsequent need for highly specialised coal mining, processing...
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The downside, and the upside

Pictured: Makhado hs the potential to be a world-class hard coking coal mine. The last six months have not been easy for mid-tier coal producer Coal of Africa (CoAL), with poor production output, wage strikes and a high LTI rate. But it’s not all...