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The Phoenix Rises

In this issue of Inside Mining we have spoken about the ingenuity of humanity. The Phoenix Platinum is yet another example of the creative thinking of South Africa’s chemical engineers – riches from waste! To read the full article, click...

Shell pulls back from shale

Royal Dutch Shell is pulling back from its shale projects in South Africa due to lower energy prices although it is still seeking an exploration license for the onshore Karoo Basin, its country manager said on Monday. A more than halving of crude...

The MPRDA Amendment Bill challenges

The president’s spokesperson Mac Maharaj has provided the key reasons for the referral of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act.  Two weeks ago, President Jacob Zuma announced Act had been sent back to the assembly, citing only that...

Sibanye and Northam after Anglo’s Union mine

South African precious metals mining firms Sibanye Gold and Northam Platinum are among a group of about 10 companies interested in Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats) Union mine in South Africa, according to reports. Anglo American is seeking...

BHP Billiton appoints demerger executives

BHP Billiton made a number of appointments to the management team in its proposed new spin-off company, representing a demerger by the Australian-based miner from its South African assets. In August, BHP announced its plans to establish a new...