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Peabody starts reventilating North Goonyella with aim of resuming production next year

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th May 2019 Coal miner Peabody has taken the first step to resuming operations at the fire-hit North Goonyella mine in Queensland, Australia, with an announcement on Friday that it is proceeding with the ventilation of the first segment of the coal mine. This forms part of a phased reventilation and... 

NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan

By: Reuters     24th May 2019 A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 has resigned, the space agency said on Thursday, the culmination of internal strife and dwindling congressional support for the lunar initiative. Mark Sirangelo, named six weeks ago as special... 

Full-size wheel loaders now boast advanced features

24th May 2019 Earthmoving equipment supplier CASE Construction Equipment South Africa’s range of full-size F-series wheel loaders has advanced features for faster operation, higher productivity, lower fuel consumption and improved safety on site. “The F-series wheel loaders, with reduced emissions, also offer... 

Company gives foretaste of the future

24th May 2019 Automation and drive specialist SEW-Eurodrive will give visitors to the Africa Automation Fair 2019 a foretaste of its MOVI-C modular automation system, which is readymade for the requirements of Industry 4.0, says SEW-Eurodrive national sales and marketing manager Norman Maleka. SEW-Eurodrive... 

Dettol and DoH join hands to save lives

23rd May 2019 In an effort to combat child mortality and afford children the best chance at life, Dettol and the Gauteng Department of Health (DoH) have partnered to launch the Dettol Pop-Up Clinic Programme in previously disadvantaged communities. The aim of this programme is to assist communities that are... 

National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy published for public comment

By: News24Wire      20th May 2019 The draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy which according to the Department of Environmental Affairs provides a “common vision of climate change adaptation and climate resilience for the country" has been published for public comment. The department on Sunday in a statement said the... 

Tailings operations contribute to more than 50% increase in Pan African’s output 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th May 2019 Aim- and JSE-listed Pan African Resources has reported solid gold production from its Elikhulu project for the nine months ended March 31, making up for its Evander project’s lossmaking underground operations. Gold production from the company’s continuing operations increased to 123 771 oz, a... 

Exceptional high-grade mineralisation found at Pensana’s Angola project

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th May 2019 New shallow, high-grade intersections received from a further 24 holes of the 66-hole reverse circulation infill drilling programme at ASX-listed Pensana Metals’ Longonjo neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr) project, in Angola, have returned some of the highest-grade NdPr mineralisation ever... 

Indian mining industry seeks SPV route for speedier auction of new mineral blocks

By: Ajoy K Das     13th May 2019 Indian industry representative bodies have requested that states first secure all regulatory approvals, such as environmental, forest and surface rights, for mineral assets, put into special purpose vehicle (SPVs), that go up for auction. The industry bodies argue that such a process will shorten... 

Abandoned gold mines a 'deadly panacea' for Zimbabwe's jobless

By: African News Agency      10th May 2019 At a small mining community in Battlefields near Kadoma, about 157 km south west of the capital, jobless people sit under trees to escape the burning sun. It is the same place where 26 artisanal gold miners perished underground when a dam upstream burst its walls and flooded tunnels. The tragedy... 

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