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South Africa’s first lady of Water and Sanitation

Nomvula Mokonyane, often described as one of the hardest working ministers in cabinet, has made waves since her appointment as Minister of Water and Sanitation in 2014. The minister’s engagement with her portfolio, in the private and public sector,...

Rock-eating bacteria produce gold

What do mine fissure organisms, microbes, and minute little worms have to do with mining? Much to the surprise of many, it’s the new ‘technology’ in metals recovery, methane management, and carbon storage. Click here to read the full...

Steady as she goes

Unique in its own right, Beatrix’s No. 3 Shaft straddles three reefs, each with its own challenges. Even so, and despite external influences, the mine continues to produce rock-solid results.By Tony Stone Click here to read the full...

Measured optimism for coal prices

If only it were possible to correctly predict the future prices of coal, life would be so much easier. Since that is not entirely possible, one has to work with the data at hand for a possible prediction. Xavier Prévost discusses what has happened...

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...

MINING TODAY: Issues, frustrations and insight

As a kick-off to the Mining Indaba, the Canadian Breakfast, for the fourth year running, was well attended. Mining industry panelists, from South Africa, Ghana and Zambia, shared common ground, but that’s where it ends. To read the full article,...