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Mining industry campaigner honoured

Mining industry campaigner honoured

For more than 20 years Aspasa director, Nico Pienaar, has focussed his energy on bringing about fair trade in the mining industry while promoting safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable mining practices. His efforts have recently been rewarded with two...

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Sibanye-Stillwater employee killed during strike

Sibanye-Stillwater employee killed during strike

Sibanye-Stillwater has said today that it would temporarily suspend night shift work after an employee was killed and others injured during overnight protests at its South African gold operations. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), which...

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The fairer side of AEL

The fairer side of AEL

Great strides have been made over the years to promote gender equality in various industries. However, despite finding itself at heights never before achieved, gender equality is still lagging in some important economic sectors, especially mining. By Mpinane Senkhane ...

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Not all iron ore is created equal

Not all iron ore is created equal

Themba Mkhwanazi was appointed CEO of Kumba Iron Ore in September 2016, at a time of adversity and significant change for the business. Fast forward almost two years, and Kumba profits have soared under Mkhwanazi’s leadership. By Mpinane Senkhane Mkhwanazi was...

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The fairer side of AEL

The fairer side of AEL

Great strides have been made over the years to promote gender equality in various industries. However, despite finding itself at heights never before achieved, gender equality is still lagging in some important economic sectors, especially mining. By Mpinane Senkhane ...

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Titanium plant will bring jobs

Titanium plant will bring jobs

The mining industry on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast will get a R4.5 billion boost next year through the construction of a titanium processing plant in the Richards Bay industrial development zone. The R4.5 billion is made up of a R4 billion investment in the plant,...

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120 year old School of Mining and the future of mining

120 year old School of Mining and the future of mining

It may be hard to believe that engineering in mining was so developed 120 years ago that they needed a university for young men to become engineers. Today, 120 years later, the Wits School of Mining Engineering not only boast about the history, but prepare students...

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Every tyre tells a story

Every tyre tells a story

Mining operations are constantly challenged to maximise the efficiency of the equipment they operate – including the tyres that ultimately carry the load. Kal Tire South Africa has an enviable reputation as a leading service provider to the earthmover tyre market, and...

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Firestone boasts new leader at the helm

Firestone boasts new leader at the helm

Firestone Diamonds, a new diamond producer with operations focused in Lesotho, has announced Paul Bosma’s appointment as the new CEO with effect from 1 July 2018. Bosma is excited to take the helm and shares his outlook and plans for the future with Mpinane Senkhane....

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18 Months at the helm

18 Months at the helm

In 2016, Cummins Southern Africa appointed Thierry Pimi as MD, responsible for the leadership, operations and strategic direction for Cummins’ distribution business in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi and...

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