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2021 – Issue 5

Mining Review Africa Issue 5 2021

ESG - What does it mean to you? ESG (environmental, social and governance) compliance – a term I heard for the first time about three years ago – has quickly escalated to become one...

B2Gold’s Otjikoto: Namibia’s over-achiever

It is on track to produce between 180 000 and 200 000 oz in 2021, within the range of its annual production record (191 534 oz in 2017).

New fire suppression system saves millions and millions

The MicroFire Protection System will switch off all current supplied from the battery, minimising equipment damage, and stay locked-out.

Diamond prices: Charging towards an all-time high

Due to a lack of new projects and a continued depletion of legacy mines production dropped to a low of under 120 million carats in 2020.

Lucara’s Karowe – Diamond darling keeps delivering

“This is an exciting time for us as we are finally in a position to move forward with underground expansion at Karowe."

Botswana’s Khoemacau – a mining ‘hall of fame’ contender

The mine comprises of the high grade Zone 5 underground mine and associated surface infrastructure as well as the Boseto processing facility.

Ivanhoe Mines: Mining with a conscience

"For Ivanhoe, mining in an ethical and sustainable way has always been top of mind." - Group Sustainability Manager Jasmine Abrahams

Fraser Alexander: ESG is more than a box-ticking exercise

South Africa has a high unemployment rate and the earlier companies get involved in addressing this issue, the greater the impact will be.

Petroleum and mining sectors call for innovation

Innovation is an investment into skills that allow for industries to reshape their approaches to resources and infrastructure.

Pilanesberg Platinum Mine: A great future, unfolding

The predominantly shallow deposits will enable safe and sustainable mining activities for potentially more than 50 years.

The protection of human rights is an industry responsibility

Businesses should respect fundamental human rights and how operations could potentially have an impact on them.