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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...
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Bursting with opportunities

Pictured: Continental Coal CEO, Don Turvey South Africa’s coal sector was the highest mining revenue earner in the country during 2011, generating more than R87.8 billion. Continental Coal’s CEO, Don Turvey, speaks to Reggie Sikhakhane on the...
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A junior with some major aspirations

A junior mining company with exploration assets aspires to one thing: to become a producer as quickly as possible. South African gold company Wits Gold intends to do just that with its DBM project and is working to achieve production and growth...

Pan African’s riches

The saying, ‘one man’s rags are another man’s riches’ couldn’t be more true for precious metals producer Pan African Resources. Its acquisition of Harmony Gold subsidiary Evander Gold Mines, now unconditional, is the perfect example, writes Laura...