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Mining Yearbook 2018

Pouroulis & Son plan next move as Zimbabwe opens doors again

Platinum group metal (PGM) and chrome miner, Tharisa, is taking a low-risk approach to a high-risk country with the investments into Zimbabwe, it has...

The tasks of Sean Gilbertson as Gemfields embarks on fresh start

Pallinghurst Resources has undergone a sea change in the last six months, transforming from an investment trust into an operating mining group. It has...

Naidoo seizes chance as Vedanta’s Agarwal unfurls Africa strategy

Vedanta Resources has been picking up the shoes in southern Africa that Anglo American has cast off in its eagerness to woo shareholders in...

South Africa’s diamond dogs: why our diamond miners struggle

In 2016, the value of diamonds bought in the US retail market topped $40bn for the first time as more prosperous consumers returned to...

Synthetic love: Will De Beers’ fresh diamond gambit work for Anglo?

A tactic to corral the synthetic diamond jewellery market by De Beers – until recently the arch-enemy of man-made diamond jewellery posing as the...

Hayes in “Rethink” on Concordia copper plan after lessons learned

It’s been three years since Miningmx first wrote about Namaqualand-based mining entrepreneur, Shirley Hayes, and her plans to resurrect copper mining on the site...

Anglo’s Cutifani cools talk of a threat from the East

February 2015 will live in the memory as the day Mark Cutifani stared down a sceptical market which believed he’d responded too slowly to...

Surge in resource nationalism blind to the consequences

Investors in a number of mining companies operating in Africa – including Randgold Resources, Acacia Mining and Ivanhoe Mines – have had some unpleasant surprises...

Kimberley licence award shifted the debate on ‘zama-zamas’

After years of protests and stand-offs with police and security guards, the June victory which saw thousands of zama-zamas (artisanal and illegal miners) in...

Congo wobble creates credibility problem for its miners

S&P Global Market Intelligence stated in a report in March that global spending on the search for non-ferrous metals rose to an estimated $8.4bn...