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.

prospect resources

Prospect Resources sells DRC exploration business

ASX-listed Prospect Resources has agreed to sell its exploration business in the Democratic Republic of Congo to New Energy Metals.
tax

Employee bursary benefits becoming a popular tax incentive

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expat

What you need to know about expat package structuring and incentives

Close to a million South Africans are living abroad. For the first-time expat a job offer abroad presents many questions that don’t have easy answers.

Spiral concentration technology adds true value

Multotec Process Equipment has proven the economic impact of applying spiral concentration technology to high value minerals used in consumer products.
copper

Kakula copper mine will stand tall amongst world copper giants

The world-class Kakula mine in the DRC is set to be the world’s second largest copper mine at peak annual production of more than 700 000 tonnes of copper.
gold

Goldplat: Building on African success to expand operations

Building on the successes of its core gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana Goldplat sees potential for continued strong revenue growth.
Bauba Platinum

Bauba Platinum to sell low grade chrome ore from Moeijelijk

JSE-listed Bauba Platinum has entered into a trial product sale agreement for its low grade chrome ore with Booysendal Platinum, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum.
artisanal transformation

Broadening transformation efforts in the mining sector

In order to achieve transformation and inclusiveness the discussion of participation should go beyond integration of local equity on large scale projects.
ivanhoe

Tony Giardini appointed president of Ivanhoe Mines

Ivanhoe Mines has appointed Tony Giardini as its new president. Lars-Eric Johansson will retire at the end of June 2019 following 12 years at the company.

Standard Bank remains excited about DRC as an investment destination

The DRC has the potential to become the world’s largest copper producer through the consistent application of clear and rational mining policy.

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