TEAL wins new uranium licences in Mozambique

[img:Teal_0.jpg|Rick Menell,
President & CEO,
Teal
]Toronto, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 18 April 2008 - Listed on the Toronto and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, TEAL Exploration and Mining Incorporated – a growth-oriented mineral development and exploration company building a solid track record in southern and central Africa – has been granted six uranium exploration licences in Mozambique.

R3.6 billion PGM deal

[img:Anooraq%20-%20Pic%201_0.JPG|The concentrator
plant at Lebowa
Platinum Mines
]Vancouver, Canada --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 17 April 2008 - Anooraq Resources Corporation – a Canadian-incorporated BEE company focused on platinum group metals (PGM) on the Bushveld Complex – has finalised a R3.6 billion agreement in a major move towards converting from an exploration and development company into a significant independent PGM producer.

Incwala redeems platinum shareholding

[img:Incwala%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Zanele Mavuso
Mbatha, CEO,
Incwala
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 17 April 2008 - Incwala Platinum (Pty) Ltd – the wholly owned subsidiary of BEE group Incwala Resources – has successfully raised R900 million from a consortium of local and international banks to refinance its existing preference shares and redeem its Akanani Mining (Pty) Ltd. bridge finance.

Australian company seeks uranium in Botswana

[img:Impact%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|An impact crusher
at work in Australia
]Perth, Australia --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 17 April 2008 - Impact Minerals Limited – Australian listed uranium, gold and nickel exploration company – has secured its first overseas expansion in the uranium sector with the granting of a significant exploration licence footprint covering 20 000 sq km in eastern Botswana.

SA may help build new steel mill

[img:Steel%20Mill%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|An ArcelorMittal
steel mill
]Pretoria, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 16 April 2008 - South Africa may decide in September on the feasibility of helping to build a steel plant to compete with the country's biggest steelmaker.

Bloomberg News quotes trade and industry minister Mandisi Mpahlwa as telling reporters here that the government is considering ‘several initiatives’ – including a plant in Mozambique – to expand its manufacturing industry by making steel available at prices below those charged by ArcelorMittal South Africa.

Another two furnaces start up at Cato Ridge smelter

[img:Cato%20Ridge_0.jpg|The furnace building
at Assmang’s Cato
Ridge works
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 15 April 2008 - Another two furnaces have resumed ferromanganese production at leading iron ore producer Assmang Limited’s Cato Ridge Works, about 60 km from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. The smelter has been shut down since mid-February when a blast killed six workers.

Drilling for coal in Botswana

[img:Aviva%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|The drill camp at the
Mmamantswe project
]Perth, Australia ---- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 14 April 2008 - Australian and Botswana-listed energy company Aviva Corporation Limited has commenced a US$3 million (R24 million) reserve upgrade drilling programme at its 1.3 billion-tonne Mmamantswe coal project in Botswana.
 
Two drill rigs have been mobilised on site for a 16 600m drilling programme designed to upgrade 50% of the deposit to measured resources. The drilling campaign is expected to be completed by the end of August, with final coal quality test results expected by the end of October.

S.A. mining production drops

[img:Mining2%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|Power – a key factor
behind the drop in
SA mining production
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 11 April 2008 - Total mining production in South Africa – the world’s biggest precious metals producer – is continuing its downward trend.

Releasing the latest production figures here yesterday, Statistics South Africa revealed that the country’s overall mining output in February had dropped 7.3% below its level in February 2007. This was due mainly to a 28.2% decline in local gold production, while non-gold production had fallen only 3.2%.

Second furnace starts up at Cato Ridge smelter

[img:Cato%20Ridge_0.jpg|The furnace building
at Assmang’s Cato
Ridge works
]Johannesburg, South Africa --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 11 April 2008 - Ferro-manganese production has resumed at a second furnace at the Cato Ridge works of leading iron ore producer Assmang Limited, about 60 km from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.  The smelter has been shut down since mid-February when a blast killed six workers.

Paladin’s Africa uranium projects well underway

[img:Paladin%20-%20Pic%201_0.jpg|The Langer Heinrich
uranium mine
in Namibia
]Perth, Australia --- MININGREVIEW.COM --- 11 April, 2008 - Paladin Energy Limited – the Toronto and Australian-listed exploration and development company focusing on uranium in Australia and Africa – expects to achieve close to a three-fold increase in production at its two southern Africa uranium projects in the next two years.

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