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A junior with a major appetite

A junior with a major’s appetite

Kudumane Manganese Resources has added its name to the growing list of companies developing a piece of the Kalahari Basin’s manganese ‘pie’. Although a junior by definition, it has the heart and mining appetite of a major writes Laura Cornish. May...

Detailing Medupi and Kusile’s boilers

Consulting engineering and project implementation firm Hatch has been instrumental in the shop detailing of six boiler ducts at Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile power stations, in the Lephalale and Delmas areas. Engineering, contracting and construction...
overcoming coal challenges

Prospering in Natal, for a start

While the demand for coal, both export and local, continues to escalate, it has not made the process for junior coal companies evolving from developers to miners an easy one, David Pile, MD of junior coal developer Ikwezi Mining, tells Laura...
The coal father

The coal father

DRA Mineral Projects has a renowned reputation for its processing expertise, across multiple commodities. Perhaps less commonly known is the foundation upon which its success has grown – the coal sector, writes Laura Cornish. A significant coal...

Getting to grips with groundwater

  Groundwater extraction for industrial use and consumption is a viable water supply, and should be given greater usage consideration. The need to monitor this resource for toxins and pollutants, and to understand its hydrology is however...
A Landmark supply agreement

Platinum motors from Zest WEG Group

Zest WEG Group has entered into a landmark supply agreement with Lonmin Platinum, the world’s third largest producer of platinum. “With existing supply agreements with Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum, we’re thrilled to extend our market...
A Big Anglo Acquisition

Making inroads into Mozambique

Major mining company Anglo American has agreed to acquire a 58.9% interest in one of Mozambique’s most highly prospective coal projects. The acquisition is for Revuboè metallurgical coal project in Mozambique, which Anglo American will acquire from...
Arm Ferrous iron ore and manganese

Bullish about iron ore and manganese

Demand for iron ore and manganese (for the foreseeable mid-term future) is robust. One only has to look at the current and potential projects pipeline for confirmation, writes Laura Cornish. Diversified BEE mining company African Rainbow Minerals’...