2015 – Issue 11

In depth: Reducing rare earths extraction complexities

Rare earths may be included in most electronic devices such as mobile phones and televisions, but the hydrometallurgical recovery process can be onerous and...

Assmang’s Black Rock mine operations’ underground evolution takes shape

The Northern Cape’s Kalahari region is currently underway with one of the few major billion rand projects in South Africa, which will see Assmang’s...

Underground coal gasification: South Africa’s electricity-generating breakthrough

The introduction of independent power producers’ solar and wind power generation into South Africa’s energy mix may be critical to meeting the country’s growing...

Petra Diamonds’ C-CUT Phase 1 expansion breathes new life into Cullinan...

Petra Diamonds’ R3.8 billion C-Cut Phase 1 Expansion project is breathing new life into Cullinan, one of South Africa’s oldest diamond operations, and proving...

Fire safety – How effective is your protection system?

South Africa’s mining sector has made great strides in improving its safety standards, particularly with regard to one of its greatest underground risks –...

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