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Minister says S Australia plans magnetite strategy

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd May 2017 The South Australian government has unveiled plans for a magnetite strategy, similar to its copper strategy, to unlock the 14-billion tonnes of ore present in the state. Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis said in Adelaide on Tuesday that the soon-to-be released magnetite... 

Coal surge leaves China grappling with runaway market it started

By: Bloomberg     4th November 2016 China’s drive to reduce overcapacity and streamline its coal industry has sent prices of the bulk commodity soaring. Efforts initially aimed at reversing a four-year collapse and help miners repay debts have pushed coal higher and faster than anyone anticipated. The fuel burned in power stations... 

India faces grave situation in manganese supply

By: Ajoy K Das     4th November 2014 India would face a severe manganese demand/supply gap by 2020 and a drag on steel production in the country, according to the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). “A huge gap will persist in demand and supply position by 2020, which is a matter of grave concern and in the existing situation needs... 

On-The-Air (03/10/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd October 2014 High South African rail tariffs are threatening to stifle a new R5-billion coal investment in Limpopo province; Broke junior mining companies are tumbling under the force of the huge headwinds confronting them; The Zambian government’s refusal to repay VAT claims back to mining companies is... 

South African steel industry needs protection policies  

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th February 2014 Owing to the discovery of and exploration for shale gas in the US and Canada, as well as gas finds off Mozambique and Asia, the global steel industry is set to undergo a radical makeover, but South Africa may not immediately benefit from the lower gas prices, states advisory company Deloitte... 

Company Announcement: How the Western Cape’s largest electricity consumer saved R90 million in one year

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th April 2013 African Utility Week to give insight into large power users’ challenges 

India bans iron-ore sales from captive mines

By: Ajoy K Das     24th September 2012 The Indian government has banned, with immediate effect, the domestic sale and export of iron-ore fines from captive mines leased to steel producers. According to a notification to all provincial governments issued by the Mines Ministry, invoking the Mineral Concession Rules, “the entire ore... 

15/06/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th June 2012 Billions of rands are expected to be generated from the iron in an old waste dump in Limpopo province; The Defence Force of Finland is buying more armoured cars from South Africa; and Eskom is confident that it will be able to spend at a rate of R65-billion a year for the next six years. 

CoAL confirms hard coking coal at Makhado, eyes Indian market 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2012 Product testing has confirmed hard coking coal at the Makhado project for which the Indian market is being eyed. 

Indian iron-ore users, traders to register with government

By: Ajoy K Das     7th March 2012 In a bid to curb illegal mining, the Indian Mines Ministry has directed mining regulator, the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), to mandatorily register all traders and end-users of iron-ore. The regulator has some 9 000 mining leases registered, including 1 300 iron-ore mines. But in the absence of... 


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