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Donna Slater

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First Quantum advances local employment, skills development drive in Zambia

21st August 2020 Highlighting the success of copper, gold and zinc miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM) in actively recruiting locals from within the North-Western province in Zambia, its Kansanshi mine employed 72 locals in July. The mine is also investing in the training of the new employees.  

Underground gold mines produce less emissions than openpit operations − S&P Market Intelligence

21st August 2020 Last year, gold mines produced nearly 1 t of carbon dioxide (CO2) for every ounce of gold produced, says business intelligence company Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Market Intelligence research. To gather insight into greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions in the gold mining industry, the firm reviewed... 

Exxaro’s Belfast mine invests in Covid-19 protection, awareness campaign

21st August 2020 In its fight against Covid-19, coal miner Exxaro Resources’ Mpumalanga-based Belfast coal mine has spent R410 000 on prevention and screening measures since the virus began to spread in South Africa. The mine invested the money into procuring personal protective equipment in the form of soap,... 

Altus appoints Sandra Bates as general counsel

21st August 2020 Aim- and TSX-V-listed African mining royalty generator Altus Strategies has appointed Sandra Bates as general counsel. She is an international lawyer with over 20 years' experience, having advised listed and private companies in the natural resources sector on complex commercial negotiations and... 

Creecy extends public comment on compulsory proposed manufacturer recycling regulations

21st August 2020 Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy, on August 5, granted a 30-day extension for public comment on proposed regulations regarding extended producer responsibility with regard to the management of waste post the consumer stage of a product’s lifecycle. Members of the... 

Steady stream of foreign nationals return to work in South Africa's mines

20th August 2020 The South African mining industry has managed to bring more employees, who hail from other countries, back into the country to resume work at various operations. The South African mining industry employs about 442 478 people, with 74% of employees back at work.  

Capital reports strong first-half performance

20th August 2020 Mining services company Capital Limited recorded revenue of $65.1-million for the half year ended June 30, an increase of 18.8% compared with the first half of 2019, and of 8.5% compared with the second half of 2019. The company attributes its strong first-half performance to operations across... 

Kropz to present Elandsfontein water-use licence case

20th August 2020 The Water Tribunal has given Aim-listed phosphate explorer and developer Kropz three days, starting on September 3, to present its case in an appeal against the integrated water-use licence (WUL) for its Elandsfontein mine on South Africa's West Coast. The miner’s Elandsfontein WUL came into... 

Mali unrest rattles markets, destabilises region − Leon

20th August 2020 Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills partner and Africa co-chairperson Peter Leon tells Mining Weekly that the August 19 coup in Mali, in which now-former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was allegedly arrested and forced to resign on State television by the country’s military, is very worrying, even... 

NHBRC imposes record fine for non-enrolled Inanda subsidy housing project

19th August 2020 Home building industry regulatory body, the National Home Builders Registration Council’s (NHBRC’s) disciplinary committee has fined eThekwini municipality R1.2-million for failing to enrol 60 subsidy houses, which were under construction at Inanda and formed part of the Umqhawe project. The... 


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