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Contract electrician dies at Great Panther's GMC mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th May 2020 Dual-listed Great Panther Mining has reported a fatality at its Guanajuato Mine Complex (GMC) in Mexico. The accident occurred on Thursday in the Rayas underground mine at GMC. The deceased, age 29, was a contract electrician at GMC. The accident involved a single motor vehicle travelling down... 

Great Panther reports more positive Covid-19 cases

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th May 2020 TSX-listed Great Panther Mining has reported more positive Covid-19 cases at its operations, but says its Tucano gold mine, in Brazil, is continuing to operate at full capacity and that it still plans to resume operations at Topia and Guanajuato Mine Complex (GMC), in Mexico. Two additional... 

As opposition to Level 4 grows, economists debate easing options 

By: Terence Creamer     8th May 2020 With the opposition to South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown growing, along with calls for increasing the scope and scale of economic activity, several economic commentators are urging the authorities to take lessons from those countries that have already started to emerge from lockdowns and adapt them... 

Kogi appoints Nigerian contractor to start trial iron-ore mining

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th May 2020 ASX-listed Kogi Iron and its Nigerian subsidiary KCM Mining have started small-scale trial mining at the Agbaja Cast Steel project, in Nigeria. The companies have appointed a local Lokoja-based civil engineering contractor to start the trial mining on a 30 m by 30 m by 5 m deep pit, owing to... 

CoreSlab helps fast-track another affluent housing development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th May 2020 A decision to use hollow-core slabs (HCS) on a large residential project freed up necessary space in an extremely built-up environment, while also reducing construction costs and enabling the property developer, as well as its professional team to significantly accelerate the build. The... 

Agnico Eagle issues new 2020 production, capex guidance

By: Mariaan Webb     4th May 2020 Canadian gold miner Agnico Eagle has issued a new production and capital expenditure (capex) guidance for 2020 to reflect the impact of Covid-19-related production shutdowns, but with mines ramping up again, the group says it is positioned for a strong second half. NYSE- and TSX-listed Agnico... 

Adviser streamlines mine processes

By: Halima Frost     30th April 2020 Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining Solutions was selected to assist a major mining client with the streamlining and automation of its planning process for a sizeable Southern Africa openpit coal operation last year.   “The client had many challenges ranging from inconsistent data... 

a.b.e. products widely used for waterproofing in KZN

29th April 2020 Products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - were used for the waterproofing of several new projects in KZN. Rafique Hoosen, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in KZN, says the company’s products were selected for the following projects: 

Adcock Ingram employee tests positive for Covid-19, response measures in place

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th April 2020 An employee at pharmaceutical manufacturer Adcock Ingram’s Critical Care manufacturing facility has tested positive for Covid-19, and 50 other employees have undergone testing on April 23, and have self-quarantined based on the primary contact trace. The infected employee displayed minor symptoms... 

ENVASS Beating the Cost of Environmental Compliance Monitoring

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2020 Section 28(1) of the South African National Environmental Management Act (Act no. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) specifically states that “every person who causes, has caused or may cause significant pollution or degradation of the environment must take reasonable measures to prevent such pollution or... 

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