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Commitment – It’s a two way street

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Zimbabwe: Ceded leases light up otherwise gloomy sector

The prospect of a few new mining projects in the second half of 2014 – promoted by beneficiaries of mining leases and claims ceded...

The most underutilised weapon in your project management toolkit

By: Dawson Jenner, Binnington Copeland & Associates legal consultant (dawson@bca.co.za) Throughout my dealings with the various role players in the mining industry, be they employers,...

Are women in engineering stepping up to the leadership challenge?

By Thandiwe Nkambule, Pr Eng; Electrical and Electric Engineering Women are globally underrepresented in leadership positions. In South Africa, if one looks at the statistics...

The ‘three halves’ of mining

By: Jeremy Clarke There is a general perception that the large, rich deposits situated in easy terrains in friendly, politically stable and accommodating jurisdictions have...

Seeing the golden lining on management of greenhouse gas emissions in...

By: Vis Reddy, principal scientist and partner, and Paul Jorgensen, environmental scientist, SRK Consulting (SA) Mines in African countries should not wait for the inevitable...

Recognising that societal needs, not just conventional economic needs, define markets

By: Briony Liber, partner and principal environmental scientist, and Anita Bron, principal social scientist from SRK’s Johannesburg office Every stakeholder has a role to play...

The great platinum depression – Can Ramatlhodi save the day?

No one was more surprised than me when President Jacob Zuma announced his new cabinet ministers at the end of May, ousting the Department...

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