Last year’s metals recovery affected local copper and gold producers most, interest in base metals and SA coal was high, and only African diamond miners really suffered throughout the period.
Australian-listed OM Holdings has signed a R430mn deal with South African black-empowered company Ntsimbintle Mining for a new manganese mine to be built in the Northern Cape.
Caterpillar has developed a new hardened steel Quarry Body for select models of Cat trucks to extend wear life and decrease cost per ton in appropriate applications.
Use of galvanised steel scaffolding speeds any construction or maintenance operation enormously on all buildings above a single storey.
MineAfrica's 3rd Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar in London in November, 2009 drew 136 participants to hear a blend of corporate presentations by mining companies and technical presentations by financial, legal and engineering experts.