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Rank rises for Wits School of Mining Engineering

The University Of Witwatersrand School Of Mining Engineering has again scooped a better position in the QS World University Rankings to 13th place in 2019. The latest achievement allows it to retain its position as the highest ranked school at Wits University as it is also the only mining school …

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Amid uncertainties African mining shows steady progress

Despite escalating trade wars keeping commodity prices in check as well as increased regulatory challenges across the continent generally, the mining team at Standard Bank anticipates that 2019 will see miners continue to cautiously pursue emerging pockets of opportunity across the continent. Over the last 18 months, the focus in …

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Equipment sales remain under pressure

Plant equipment sales remained largely unchanged recording a decline of just 21 units over last year’s figure of 1455 machines sold during the third quarter of 2018. Lawrence Peters, Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers Association (CONMESA) chairman said there is little growth and the industry needs stimulus. Despite the flatline …

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China’s gold market on the rise

China has become the largest gold producer and consumer in the world in the past two decades. On the backdrop, Roland Wang, Managing Director of China for the WGC said his company aims to work with government bodies, regulators and market practitioners to ‘develop China’s gold market on a long-term, …

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Trevali lowers Caribou mine guidance

TSX-listed Trevali Mining has lowered its zinc and lead production guidance for the Caribou mine in Bathurst, New Brunswick, but the company remains on track to achieve its consolidated zinc production guidance. The Caribou mine’s zinc guidance has been lowered from a range of 86-million to 90-million pounds, to between …

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De Beers acquire Peregrine Diamonds

De Beers Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding securities of Peregrine Diamonds, owner of the high quality Chidliak diamond resource located in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. The Chidliak resource was discovered in 2008 and is located approximately 120 kilometres northeast of Iqaluit on …

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Takraf Africa’s showcase air pollution control technologies

TAKRAF Group’s subsidiary TAKRAF Africa recently showcased advanced range of Tenova air environmental technologies at various client symposium in South America. The events were held in three cities – Lima (Peru), Santiago (Chile) and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and were entitled “A Focus on Productivity”, with a specific focus on technologies, …

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Rio Tinto revamps commercial activities

As intentions to increase mine-to-market value heighten in the Rio Tinto stable, the company has created a high profile position to stir this endevour. According to the company it intends to reinforce its focus on driving value across the business from mine to market with the appointment of Simon Trott …

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Templesman eyes mining opportunities in Namibia

New York, diamond tycoon Maurice Tempelsman of Lazare Kaplan International (LKI) has expresses interest in Namibia’s offshore mining. “We are also looking at some mining projects offshore  and some banking things,” said Tempelsman after a business meeting with President Hage Geingob, adding that the mining exploration is still in its preliminary …

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