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Aberrant production practice rearing its head in mining, says security executive

19th August 2011 A new aberrant production practice is rearing its head in mining, says the executive of a security company. 

Exxaro announces planned closure of Zincor, warns of job losses

29th July 2011 Diversified mining group Exxaro warned of job losses on Friday, as it announced that the Zincor refinery in Gauteng would close by the end of September. Exxaro would permanently cease production of zinc at the refinery in Springs, as it had proven to be “unsaleable to potential investors”, CEO... 

Engineering group backs Wits science stadium projects

17th June 2011 Bateman Africa, part of the Bateman Engineering group, has made a donation of R600 000 to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), in Johannesburg, to assist in funding the new Wits Science Stadium. 

Australia’s Hodges Resources ups Botswana project’s coal resource to 1.6bn t

17th June 2011 Australian exploration company Hodges Resources has increased the resource estimate at its Moiyabana coal project, in Botswana, to between 1.4-billion tons and 1.6-billion tons after receiving the results of an independent geological and technical review of the project.  

Mining investors noticing Zambia − development agency

15th June 2011 Zambia is looking increasingly attractive to global mining investors, Zambian Development Agency director-general Andrew Chipwende said on Wednesday. The global interest could be attributed to the country’s mining legislation, which he said was conducive to exploration and investment. 

Zambia seeks more iron-ore, manganese, uranium investment

15th June 2011 Zambia is keen to diversify its mining sector and wants more exploration in iron-ore, manganese, coal and uranium, Vice-President George Kunda said on Wednesday. Speaking at a mining conference in Lusaka, Kunda said that the Zambian economy was too dependent on copper. 

Tenova may buy majority stake in Bateman Engineering

10th June 2011 Italian engineering network Tenova, an international supplier of advanced technologies for the metal and mining industries, has approached and expressed an interest in acquiring a majority shareholding in Bateman Engineering N.V. (BENV).  

Pan African to build solar plant at Barberton mine

9th June 2011 South African precious metals junior Pan African Resources will install a 15 kW solar power plant at its Barberton mine, in Mpumalanga, at a cost of R600 000. The capital cost of the project will be shared between Pan African and an Asia-based multinational company, which CEO Jan Nelson did not... 

Frank Scherf

20th May 2011 Full Name: Frank Otto Scherf Position: Business development director Main Activity of the Company: Leading supplier of mobile and semimobile crushing, screening and material handling equipment 

Peter Labrum

13th May 2011 Position: MD and principal structural/civil engineer of SRK Consulting South Africa Main Activity of the Company: SRK is a group of consulting engineers and scientists that provides  

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