Kolomela

Kumba taking bold steps to quell iron ore deluge

Anglo American unit, Kumba Iron Ore like many miners of the steelmaking ingredient is facing cost pressures as the iron ore price continues its downward spiral, dropping to a five year low this week. The Johannesburg-based iron ore producer, Kumba...

Steel fundamentals remain under pressure: Kumba

Global crude steel production increased by 3.5% to 819 Mt for the first half of 2014, with China’s record production of 409 Mt being 5% higher. Seasonal pattern In a seasonal pattern, Chinese steel mills drew down iron ore inventory levels in early...

Major revamp on cards for Thabazimbi mine

A major reconfiguration is on the cards for Thabazimbi mine to capture low-grade opportunities and increase production to 2 Mtpa. Feasibility phase This project study is progressing through the feasibility phase, according to Kumba CEO Norman...

Kumba eyes an extra 5 Mtpa over five years

Kumba remains focused on delivering on its growth strategy, targeting an additional 5 Mt in South Africa over the next three to five years, through incremental growth at Sishen and Kolomela. Growth target This is according to CEO Norman Mbazima,...

Kumba’s Kolomela sets example for HCT awareness

Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore recently encouraged its thousands of employees to undergo HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) for HIV/AIDS at its Kolomela operation in the Northern Cape. In support of the initiative, senior leadership from the...

MMQS forges ahead at Kumba’s Kolomela

Consultancy firm MMQS has had its contract with Kumba’s Kolomela mine in Postmasburg extended for another three years, CEO Mandla Mlangeni tells Inside Mining. “We have been involved in that project for the last four years, with a contract for the...

BVI Group’s launch pad into Africa

BVi Group’s strategic business focus to expand into Africa some two and half years ago has been a resounding success. The company is under way with numerous projects across the continent, including its first mega mining infrastructure venture –...