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Idéle Esterhuizen

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Pickstone-Peerless DFS completed

15th July 2013 Aim-listed African Consolidated Resources (AFCR) on Monday said the definitive feasibility study (DFS) on the initial phase of its 3.2-million-ounce Pickstone-Peerless gold project, in Zimbabwe, had been completed on time and within budget, with a maiden reserve of 136 000 oz at 2.06 g/t having... 

Kentz awarded $38m Nacala corridor contract

12th July 2013 Corredor Logistico Integrado de Nacala (CLIN) has awarded Kentz Engineers and Constructors the $38-million contract to build the Nacala corridor project, in northern Mozambique. CLIN is a joint venture between Vale Moçambique and Mozambique’s port and railways authority, Portos e Caminhos de... 

Ruukki commissions Limpopo chrome mine

12th July 2013 London-listed Ruukki Group on Friday said its Mecklenburg chrome mine, in Limpopo, had been fully commissioned. The Mecklenburg mining right is held by Ruukki’s 37.74%-owned subsidiary Chromex Mining Company and was valid until June 2018. 

Unprotected strike halts operations at Cons Murch

12th July 2013 JSE-listed Village Main Reef on Friday said an unprotected strike at its Consolidated Murchison (Cons Murch) mine, in Limpopo, had resulted in a stoppage of all gold and antimony production. Company spokesperson Cheryl Walton told Mining Weekly Online that 134 members of the National Union of... 

Iliad Africa to sell loss-making ceramic business for R50m

12th July 2013 JSE-listed Iliad has agreed to sell its ceramics business Ferreiras as a going concern to Portion 140 Springs Properties for R49.64-million. “The strategy developed after reviewing Iliad’s business in the midst of the macro financial crisis has been steadily unfolding, underscoring the company’s... 

Gold producers, unions to sign ‘house rules’ for wage talks

12th July 2013 All parties involved in this year’s gold wage negotiations have committed to sign a historic ‘house rules’ document or protocol on Monday, which will govern the manner in which negotiations are to be conducted. Centralised wage negotiations between gold producers represented by the Chamber of... 

Royal HaskoningDHV, VEI to build €2.2m Maputo water distribution system

12th July 2013 Consulting and engineering services provider Royal HaskoningDHV and Dutch water utility Vitens Evides International (VEI) will develop a €2.2-million water distribution system for the northern parts of Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. The water distribution system would supply safe drinking water to... 

PMI improves, but manufacturing conditions remain tough

12th July 2013 The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) increased by 1.2 points to 51.6 in June, marking its third consecutive month above the key 50-point mark, with all the major sub-indices showing modest improvement, except for the employment sub-index, which continued to decline. The... 

SA gold wage negotiations kick off

11th July 2013 Centralised wage negotiations between gold producers represented by the Chamber of Mines (CoM) and trade unions, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa, started on Thursday. This followed a prenegotiation workshop... 

Mongolia awards coal licence to Modun Resources

11th July 2013 The Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia (MRAM) has approved Australia-listed coal explorer Modun Resources’ application for a mining licence for the Nuurst thermal coal project, 120 km south of Ulaanbaatar. The mining licence had been granted over an area of 2 497 ha, covering the planned... 

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