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Apr 25, 2013
The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has stopped operations on one level at South African gold major AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng mine, near Carletonville, after a worker was fatally injured. The locomotive operator was killed when a locomotive struck him....
Apr 24, 2013
African Utility Week to give practical solutions to solve power challenges facing big business
Apr 22, 2013
All workers who participated in a work stoppage at Africa-focused AngloGold’s Mponeng and Moab Khotsong mines on Saturday, resumed work on Sunday evening, spokesperson Alan Fine has indicated. About 2 500 workers at the Moab Khotsong mine, 160 km southwest of...
Mar 29, 2013
I spent my youth on mines – in particular, on gold mines – and I have more or less seen mining operations of one kind or another every year for the last 30 years. Mines in Africa, that is.
Mar 18, 2013
JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye Gold on Monday announced that its Driefontein mine had resumed output following a fire at power utility Eskom’s Midas substation last week. The fire at the substation started as a result of a lightning strike, cutting power to various...
Mar 18, 2013
Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti on Monday warned that the fire at a substation in the West Wits region, which cut power to its Tau Tona and Mponeng operations, last week, would result in its first-quarter production being about 20 000 oz lower. State-owned power utility...
Mar 14, 2013
Power utility Eskom was on Thursday morning still working to restore full power to the Klerksdorp and Carletonville areas following a fire at a transformer on Wednesday. Eskom spokesperson Hilary Joffe said the utility had on Wednesday night supplied sufficient power...
Mar 01, 2013
JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye Gold on Friday reported net earnings of R2.98-billion for the year ended December 31, 2012, marking a 16% increase in net earnings compared with that of the equivalent period in 2011. Material production disruptions in the latter half of...
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Jan 17, 2013
North West premier Thandi Modise will lead a provincial delegation on Thursday to meet Anglo American Platinum management on the proposed closure of four shafts. "Premier Modise will use the opportunity to share the concern of the provincial government regarding the...
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
JSE-listed Village Main Reef on Tuesday reported that its gold output for the December quarter was 49 111 oz, 20% lower than the record gold production achieved during the September quarter, largely owing to the seasonal holidays, industrial action and safety-related...
Jan 07, 2013
Dec 21, 2012
Ten mine workers were injured on Thursday in a clash with security guards and police at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine in Carletonville, the company said. "The final reports from the medical station is 10 in total were injured, and two of those were due to...
Nov 23, 2012
South African gold major Harmony Gold on Friday confirmed the death of two employees at its Kusasalethu operations, near Carletonville, following fresh clashes between rival unions. A third person was injured in the violence that erupted in the vicinity of the mine...
Nov 07, 2012
Harmony Gold CEO Graham Briggs put up a strong defence of hostel accommodation and the migrant labour system at question time after the company presented an excellent set of September quarter results, which saw its gold production rise 8% to 321 924 oz and operating...
Nov 06, 2012
As the 23-day strike at Gold Fields’ KDC East mine, formerly Kloof, ended on Tuesday, a smaller South African gold-mining company said workers had downed tools at one of its mines. Village Main Reef said its Buffelsfontein mine, near Klerksdorp, was hit by an...
Oct 29, 2012
The illegal strikes that spread throughout the South African mining sector have eased at three gold producers as workers returned and some mines resumed production. Gold Fields had already resumed full production at one strike-hit mine, with another set to follow...
Oct 25, 2012
South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA on Thursday agreed to a new pay structure for the gold mining sector, which was hit hard by wildcat strike action. The unions and the Chamber of Mines (CoM), representing gold producers AngloGold...
Oct 24, 2012
Gold mining companies and trade unions will meet at the Chamber of Mines on Thursday about labour turbulence in the mining sector. Three unions would attend – the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and Uasa, the chamber's employment relations senior...
Oct 23, 2012
South African gold producer Harmony Gold has become the latest mining company to issue an ultimatum to striking workers, telling 5 400 people to report for duty no later than 6:00 on Thursday or be dismissed. The JSE-listed group, which had lost about 13 000 oz in...
Oct 19, 2012
The Chamber of Mines (CoM) was cautiously optimistic of finding a resolution to end the wildcat strikes that recently hit South Africa’s gold sector after delivering a “tweaked” proposal to unions this week. The “slightly altered” proposal, for which the chamber...
Oct 15, 2012
South Africa’s three top gold producers would now negotiate individually with unions after negotiations at the Chamber of Mines (CoM) reached an impasse on Monday. CoM employment relations senior executive Dr Elize Strydom said AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and...
Sep 25, 2012
JSE-listed gold miner AngloGold Ashanti on Tuesday reported that all rock-hoisting operations at Mponeng had been halted after a fatal accident at the mine near Carletonville. The employee, a shaft timberman with 33 years’ service in the company, was inundated by a...
Sep 13, 2012
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has denied there was wide-spread panic over recent violent protests countrywide. "I'm not sure what's the difference between panic and caution. If they take cautionary measures to avoid the damage and deaths of people that have...
Sep 12, 2012
Platinum major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Wednesday shut down its Rustenburg operations as labour unrest enveloped the region. The world-number one platinum producer said it had suspended operations with immediate effect for an undetermined period to...
Sep 11, 2012
Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema called for a national strike at all mines on Tuesday until the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) leadership steps down. "There must be a national strike at all the mines until Frans Baleni and the NUM leadership...
Sep 05, 2012
Workers at JSE-listed Gold Fields' KDC East mine, in Carletonville, agreed to end a week-long illegal strike and report for duty on Wednesday evening. The 12 000 workers affiliated with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) downed tools last week demanding that...
Aug 13, 2012
Miner AngloGold Ashanti on Monday reported the death of an employee at its Mponeng mine, near Carletonville, in Gauteng. The gold miner stated that the deceased, an electrician, was electrocuted while conducting the quarterly inspection and testing of a mini...
Jul 31, 2012
Harmony Gold said on Tuesday it had successfully rescued a mineworker trapped in a rockfall incident at its Kusasalethu mine, near Carletonville. The miner was trapped after a seismic event on Monday, measuring 1.4 magnitude.
Apr 23, 2012
South African gold miner Gold Fields has reported a 15% increase in mineral reserves at its South Deep gold mine, near Carletonville. The company stated in its 2011 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves guide that the mine design optimisation and inclusion of...
Mar 27, 2012
MDM Engineering Group Limited, the minerals process and project management company focused on the mining industry, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the scoping study for the Gold One International Limited and Gold Fields Limited joint venture project.
Mar 26, 2012
The potential for a second Ergo, this time on the West Rand, took another step forward on Monday when engineering group MDM announced that it had been awarded the scoping study contract for the Gold One/Gold Fields joint venture (JV) project. The JV’s aim is to...
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