Base Metals

The most common base metals are copper, lead,nickel, tin, aluminium, and zinc. Base metals are used in a wide variety of applications. For example, lead has proven to be a reliable source for batteries, and nickel often is used to strengthen and harden metal alloys, including stainless steel. Base metals also are used frequently to coat other metals. For example, zinc is used to coat galvanized steel.

President Ramaphosa: Attempted insurrection failed to gain popular support

“It failed because of the efforts of our security forces, and it has failed because South Africans have rejected it."

Africans want consensual democracy – why is this hard to accept?

It is misleading and patronising to suggest that democracy is imposed by the international community against the wishes of ordinary people.

DMRE monitors security of the energy and mining sectors

Minister Mantashe has encouraged the sectors to share their experiences of the current unrest, and risk mitigation strategies and plans.

Sundance restructure enables it to focus on legal proceedings

With the illegal expropriation of its Nabeba iron ore permit Sundance’s primary focus its legal proceedings.
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FLANDERS and Tribe Tech team up to develop next-gen automated RC...

They will co-develop the next generation of automated reverse circulation drill rigs for resource definition in mining.

Strong governance key for well-being of mining dependent countries

Research suggests that the higher the quality of governance, the stronger the socio-economic progress observed in these countries.

Minerals Council South Africa condemns violence and looting

The industry supports the deployment of military resources, but cautions that this be done in line with basic human rights standards.

Cry, our beloved country

While South Africa burns, it is bound to discourage much needed international investment in the mining sector and the country as a whole.

Central Copper Resources to apply for admission on AIM market

“This will enable us to become a mid-tier copper company by advancing our flagship high grade Mbamba Kilenda copper project."

Clever solutions, right equipment saves re-mining project

When a project to re-mine stockpiles at an iron ore operation discovered its planning had been too optimistic, Pilot Crushtec saved the day.

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