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Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi throws weight behind platinum

13th December 2018 The Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi has thrown its weight behind technologies that harness the high-performance characteristics of platinum group metals (PGMs) by joining Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as an investor in AP Ventures,... 

Enable meaningful participation, pleads Women in Mining chair

12th December 2018 The Mining Charter has significant room for improvement to enable meaningful participation of women in mining, says Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) chairperson Lindiwe Nakedi. Soweto-born Nakedi, who owns Gubhani Exploration – a surface exploration drilling company that is currently the only... 

Transnet praised for rapidly restoring stricken Saldanha iron-ore line

7th December 2018 State rail transport enterprise Transnet has earned praise by pulling out all the stops to rapidly restore a railway bridge on South Africa’s crucial Sishen–Saldanha iron-ore line. The line came to a halt on November 28 after a truck carrying heavy equipment at excessive height on a public road... 

On-The-Air (07/12/2018)

7th December 2018 The giant global mining company Glencore is going all out to help Eskom meet all its coal needs. Gauteng provincial government approval has been obtained for a special economic zone to manufacture fuel cells. Soweto-born entrepreneur Ruli Diseko is taking the world by storm with the development... 

Pioneering nickel sulphate venture draws down on loan

6th December 2018 Black-controlled Thakadu Battery Materials, a pioneering South African high-purity battery-grade nickel sulphate developer, has made its first drawdown from South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) under a R152-million loan facility agreement. The IDC loan is funding... 

Innovate and generate cash at same time – Dassault Systèmes Geovia

5th December 2018 The objectives of innovating and generating cash are not mutually incompatible and can be achieved at multiple levels simultaneously, says Dassault Systèmes Geovia Brand CEO Raoul Jacquand, who was in Johannesburg to showcase the French company’s suite of advanced three-dimensional (3D) software.... 

Glencore doing whatever it can to assist Eskom – Glasenberg

4th December 2018 Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore is doing whatever it can to assist Eskom overcome its current coal supply issues, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg has told Mining Weekly Online. “We’re looking at trucking coal and railing coal, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist them on... 

On-The-Air (30/11/2018)

30th November 2018 The big spotlight being shone on the ground under the city of Johannesburg will at last reveal the threat of instability on the Golden City. South Africa this week removed the obstacles in the way of companies conducting oil and gas exploration off our coastline. Some of the biggest mining... 

Anglo willing to play constructive land role

29th November 2018 Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani on Wednesday expressed willingness to play a constructive role in helping South Africa to arrive at solutions involving the diversification of land ownership and ensuring land productivity. Speaking to journalists at a year-end media function, Cutifani urged the... 

On-The-Air (23/11/2018)

23rd November 2018 Platinum took the streets of London this week as the driver of the city’s first clean-air double-decker bus, which boasts zero pollution. South Africa’s wind energy industry this week committed itself to job creation and socioeconomic transformation. This week’s coal conference highlighted South... 

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