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Marleny Arnoldi

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Anglo’s South African units confirm integrity of tailings dams

7th June 2019 The JSE-listed subsidiaries of global miner Anglo American have confirmed the structural integrity of their tailings dams, in line with a global call for better disclosure about tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) operates nine mineral residue facilities, of... 

Western Potash appoints construction contractor for Milestone project

7th June 2019 TSX-listed Western Resources subsidiary Western Potash has entered into a lump-sum agreement with Stuart Olson Praire Construction for it to be the general contractor for the Phase 1 construction of the company’s Milestone project, in Saskatchewan. The Milestone Phase 1 potash project would be... 

Mincor moves away from gold in pursuit of nickel

7th June 2019 ASX-listed Mincor has decided to cease mining operations at Widgiemooltha Gold Operations from August 1. This follows a strategic review of the company’s gold operations in Western Australia, which was announced in March.  

BHP review finds no dam integrity risks across tailings portfolio

7th June 2019 Australia-headquartered resources company BHP Group on Friday presented an update on the company’s approach to its tailings storage facilities’ (TSF’s) management and to provide information on the number, design and classification of tailings facilities. BHP said it was establishing a dedicated... 

Comment finally sought on proposed changes to minimum emission standards

7th June 2019 The Environmental Affairs Minister has temporarily withdrawn a provision that would have allowed for a doubling in the amount of harmful pollutant sulphur dioxide companies may emit. This follows environmental organisation GroundWork’s litigation, instituted last month, seeking to have the... 

Inaugural Exporter of the Year Awards seeks to promote local manufacturing

7th June 2019 The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (Saceec) on Wednesday evening hosted its first-ever Exporter of the Year Awards, coinciding with the inaugural Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), which was held from May 21 to 23. Saceec CEO Eric Bruggeman told Engineering News... 

Kefi’s project partners pave the way for Tulu Kapi’s development

6th June 2019 Aim-listed Kefi Minerals has received the last remaining federal government consent for the financing and development of its Tulu Kapi gold project, in Ethiopia. The company explained that the National Bank of Ethiopia finally provided its formal approval of the terms of the proposed full... 

Global uncertainty supports flows into gold-backed ETFs

6th June 2019 Holdings in global gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) fell marginally, by 2.2 t, in May to 2 421 t, which is equivalent to $141-million in outflows, as consistent European fund growth was offset by outlows in North America and Asia. The World Gold Council (WGC) on Thursday reported its... 

Havenstein to succeed Humphris as Omnia chair

6th June 2019 JSE-listed chemicals company Omnia Holdings has announced the retirement of its chairperson Rod Humphris, who had served on its board for 20 years. Humphris will retire from the board in September during the company’s annual general meeting, but has decided to step down as chairperson with... 

SAWEA supports small-scale embedded generation

6th June 2019 The time has come for South Africa to reconsider how energy is supplied and to evolve and adapt its outdated systems, says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). SAWEA said in a release on Thursday that the country should start shifting away from a centralised monopoly to a more... 

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