Sustainability Corner

Down but not out

PwC released their 12th annual Mine report on Thursday 4 June 2015, giving an analysis of the top trends in the global mining industry today. Michal Kotze of PwC takes us through a summary of the findings. Last year was expected to be a tough fight...

Mechanisation and automation

With profitability high on the agenda, a volatile labour market and relatively low productivity are problematic. As such, mining houses are looking at mechanisation and automation. Will this make a difference? Inside Mining, in an exclusive...

Floating Wetlands Project

An innovative part of Anglo American’s work in the environmental arena is the use of floating wetlands to address contaminated water sources resulting from mining operations. This is a proof of concept project. These floating wetlands are proving...

Women – Mining’s untapped resource

As the old saying goes, behind every successful man is a woman. What the 6th Annual Women In Mining conference revealed was that behind every successful mine lies a flock of women, making it all happen. In the spotlight this month is the pressing...

The future of coal

With Eskom’s maintenance problems and electricity generation shortfall, South Africa’s President Zuma announced last year that the country would expand its nuclear energy capability. If so, what is coal’s future? Tony Stone looks at whether nuclear...

Intelligence on demand

Given that you can’t effectively manage what you can’t measure, problems incurred during the drilling process, be these intentional or unintentional, are costly, in lost time and money. But, there is a solution. In the January edition of Inside...
Biodiversity in mining

Biodiversity in mining

We are our world. What we do with our world will shape our future. Inside Mining supports the International Council on Mining & Metals in its efforts to ensure biodiversity in mining.  In the October issue of Inside Mining, Dr Anthony Hodge...

Guideline for water-use licensing

Golder Associates has developed a guideline for water-use licence application for a key mining client that it hopes will become an invaluable resource for the industry, says Riana Munnik. South Africa’s legislation in terms of water use is the most...