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Nadine James

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Nadine James is a Features Deputy Editor for Mining Weekly.

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SA mining showing ‘steady improvement’, but concerns linger

13th December 2019 It was a mixed bag for the South African mining sector in the South African mining sector, with announcements of renewed investment and newly commissioned operations interspersed with announcements of retrenchments and divestments. This dichotomy is underlined by Eversheds Sutherland partner and... 

Venetia Underground on track to start production in 2021

11th October 2019 The $2-billion Venetia Diamond Mine Underground project remains on track and within budget to achieve first production in 2021. At steady-state production, 5.9-million tonnes of ore will be treated in the existing process plant to produce some 4.5-million carats a year.  Anglo American subsidiary... 

11kV VSD adds significant flexibility and versatility to product offering

11th October 2019 e newly developed WEG 11 kV variable-speed drive (VSD) – which forms part of WEG Automation Africa’s new MVW3000 product line – is particularly suited to retrofit applications, notes WEG Automation Africa projects and engineering senior manager Kirk Moss. He explains that the 11kV VSD complements... 

Emerging entrepreneurs finding it difficult to break into mining sector

27th September 2019 Given the sheer number of supplier and enterprise development programmes implemented by mining houses, aided by the Mining Charter III allowing companies to offset up to 30% of their procurement budget against supplier and enterprise development – subject to additional requirements, the local... 

South Africa’s e-visa system on track for launch by year-end

13th September 2019 Initial reporting around South Africa’s electronic visa (e-visa) programme indicated that a pilot for New Zealand travellers would be launched in April this year. However, a pilot has yet to be launched, while New Zealand was recently added by South Africa to the list of countries which have had... 

South Africa’s e-visa system on track for launch by year-end

13th September 2019 Initial reporting around South Africa’s electronic visa (e-visa) programme indicated that a pilot for New Zealand travellers would be launched in April this year. However, a pilot has yet to be launched, while New Zealand was recently added by South Africa to the list of countries which have had... 

Anti-TB, -HIV programme bearing fruit

6th September 2019 In January 2016, the Minerals Council South Africa launched the Masoyise iTB project as a three-year, multi-stakeholder mining industry project to tackle HIV/Aids and tuberculosis (TB). Participants in the project have included the Minerals Council, the South African Business Coalition on Health... 

Despite assertions coal mining is on the brink, some argue it will be a key sector for SA for decades

30th August 2019 The global coal sector can be likened to Austrian physicist Edwin Schrödinger’s cat, or rather, his famous experiment pertaining to quantum superposition. The scenario imagines a situation where a cat is enclosed in a box with a deadly poison. The poison would be released if some radioactive... 

Minerals Council developing exploration strategy

30th August 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa is in the process of developing a draft exploration strategy to present to the Council for Geosciences (CGS) and the Department of Minerals Resources and Energy (DMRE), Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter told attendees of the Afriforesight Future of Metals... 

German investment banking boutique enters African market

23rd August 2019 Investment banking boutique DGWA - the German Institute for Asset and Equity Allocation and Valuation or “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wertpapieranalyse GmbH” - has decided to expand its activities in the mining and resources business, specifically expanding into Africa, given the ever-increasing... 

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