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Can this year get any weirder?

As if the first nine months of 2020 have not been bizarre, residents of the laid-back of Cape Town were recently rattled by an earthquake.
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Creating a positive environmental legacy in Johannesburg

According to DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius, Johannesburg (the ‘City of Gold’) is a textbook example – in one sense at least – of sustainable development.

Johannesburg = Mining

I am keen on learning more about the city’s heritage and how much of this has been a prerequisite of mining, a result of mining and influenced by mining.

Junior mining outlook: Have we turned the tide?

The heyday of the mining sector is behind us. The sector’s contribution as a proportion of South African GDP peaked at 21% in 1980.
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AMD, ZamaZamas and the imminent collapse of Johannesburg

Years ago the mainstream media made a meal of how acid mine drainage was going to be the undoing of the Johannesburg CBD - the new fear is now ZamaZamas.
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Illegal miners cause ground instability

The DMR has initiated a ground stability study to be undertaken in the Johannesburg area with immediate effect due to illegal miners wreaking havoc.

Barloworld launches Next Gen Cat excavators

Barloworld Equipment officially launched three New Range, New Rules Cat ® excavator models into southern Africa market.

Kwatani’s screen orders highlight technical capability

In the single largest order for vibrating screens secured from any mine in the past two years, Kwatani has shown its mettle by supplying some of the largest vibrating screens in Africa to the world’s leading opencast coal complex.

Does the mining industry have a future in South Africa?

Speech to the British Chamber of Business in South Africa by Peter Leon, Partner and Africa Co-Chair, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP South Africa has had an extraordinary week. An hour before midnight last night, Jacob...

DRDGold ups production for the 2015 financial year

JSE- and NYSE-listed surface gold miner DRDGold has increased its gold production by 13% for the year ended 30 June 2015 to 150 145 oz, compared with 132 909 oz produced in the previous year. DRDGold also...