Posts tagged as Mining

Special report: Murder on SA’s Wild Coast escalates conflict over water, land, mining

Opposition leader assassinated in one of world’s dangerous clashes over industrial development. Credit: This article is published with permission from Circle of Blue, the news and science centre that reports on the competition between water, food, and energy globally.  On 22 March 2016, assassins murdered Sikhosiphi Rhadebe, the chairman of the Amadiba Crisis Committee. For ten years […]

Radically rethinking South Africa’s mining operations

  Depressed commodity prices, the continuing economic downturn and pervasive illegal mining activities, have been hitting South Africa’s mining sector hard. Cost cutting plans, retrenchments and even mine closures are the order of the day. While stimulating commodity prices and resuscitating the global economy are beyond the South African mining industry’s scope, the sector has […]

Mine surveyors discuss commodity prices and rope replacements

  The North West branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of Southern Africa (IMSSA) held their branch meeting at 2 October 2015 at the Mooinooi Golf Club. A highlight of the meeting was a presentation by Paul Els, from WorleyParsons, which focused on commodity and mining company share price trends over the last five years. […]