In depth: Future potential West Africa has positive growth outlook

Despite the downturn in global commodity prices and the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the region’s greatest potential in retaining a...

In depth: Stakeholders need to step up

Logistics infrastructure needed for the export of ore and beneficiated products is generally weak in Africa. It is characterised by poor efficiencies, maintenance issues,...

In depth: Energy efficiency – Look beyond the low hanging fruit

While South Africa’s mining sector has focused on reducing its energy consumption since 2008’s power crisis, Hugo du Plessis, energy optimisation specialist for Siemens,...

In depth: How to manage captial in a constrained environment

Professional services firm EY’s transaction advisory services director Quintin Hobbs warns that the African mining industry is facing a time of project capital scarcity,...

In depth: The largest gold deposit in Côte d’Ivoire

AIM-listed West African focused gold mining company Amara Mining will start contributing to the global gold market when its Côte d’Ivoire-based project Yaoure pours...

In depth: Is the sun rising on West Africa’s mineral sector?

The mining sector in West Africa could be bouncing back after the downturn, SRK country manager and experienced geotechnical engineer John Kwofie tells MINING...

In depth: Preparing for the market’s upturn

JSE-listed ELB Group is bedding down a business strategy over the next 12 months which will not only ensure its sustainability in the suppressed...

In depth: New equity structure a major step forward for FLSmidth

FLSmidth is building on its 100 years of successful business in the African region with the announcement of a new equity structure. The structure...

In depth: Building solid labour relations alongside a world-class mine

JSE-listed junior Wesizwe Platinum has made impressive strides over the course of 2014, despite the challenges faced by the platinum industry in South Africa....

In depth: Rockwell Diamonds’ earthmoving evolution

One of the secrets to a thriving alluvial diamond business is moving high volume tonnages – consistently – and Rockwell Diamonds is proving this...

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