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Glencore suspends Australian zinc mine as cyclone nears

By: Reuters     22nd March 2019 Commodity giant Glencore on Friday said it had suspended operations at its McArthur River zinc mine in northern Australia as a cyclone approaches. Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region as Tropical Cyclone Trevor nears, with the nation's weather bureau on Friday saying the... 

Aveng appoints M&R veteran Jerome Govender MD for mining division

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th March 2019 Construction major Aveng has appointed Jerome Govender MD for Moolmans – Aveng’s mining arm and one of the company’s two core businesses – effective April 1. Aveng executive chairperson Eric Diack says Govender has the necessary skills and 25 years of construction industry experience to lead... 

Rio Tinto halts operations at north Australian bauxite mine as cyclone nears

By: Reuters     20th March 2019 Rio Tinto said on Wednesday it has suspended its Weipa bauxite mining operations at the northeastern tip of the country ahead of a cyclone. "Operations have been suspended at Weipa as Cyclone Trevor approaches the coast, as per standard procedures," a spokesman told Reuters by email. 

Rio asks shareholders to vote against emissions resolution

By: Reuters     18th March 2019 Rio Tinto said on Monday it would recommend that shareholders vote against a resolution requiring the miner to report its direct emissions and those of its customers in greater detail. In a notice ahead of its annual general meeting in May, Rio said shareholders should vote against the proposed... 

Andrew Mentis

15th March 2019 Established in 1950, Andrew Mentis started as a precision engineering works and has grown into a leading supplier of steel grating on the African continent. Grating is an engineered product and Andrew Mentis manufactures it in such a way as to ensure that it has the appropriate load-bearing... 

Rio Tinto talking to Apple on next step of carbon-free aluminium project

By: Reuters     11th March 2019 Rio Tinto is in talks to move into the next phase of an agreement with Apple, CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques said on Friday, as the miner looks to transition its aluminium business to tap a low-carbon economy. Last May, Rio and Alcoa announced a joint venture, backed by Apple, to commercialize by... 

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