Mining in Focus 2018-07-11T09:43:03+00:00

Mining in Focus

  • A makeshift sleeping area underground where illegal miners spend up to a year without coming to surface.

Illegal mining — or making a living?

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

According to the Minerals Council South Africa, South Africa’s mining industry loses R7-billion annually to illegal miners, writes Dineo Phoshoko.  […]

  • Beading

Mines, communities, and ownership

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Ownership and transformation are hot topics in the mining industry at the moment, writes Dineo Phoshoko.  […]

  • The processing plant at the Kansanshi copper mine in Zambia.

Copper mining and processing: a trip down memory lane

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

It is almost impossible to imagine a world without copper, writes Dineo Phoshoko.  […]

  • Qhubeka

R134m awarded to silicosis sufferers

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Since the Q(h)ubeka Trust was established in March 2016, it has awarded about R134-million in compensation to qualifying ex-mineworkers.  […]

  • Cassiterite is mainly found in quartz-pegmatite veins

The tin resurgence

August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Tin has become a sought-after metal in the electronic age, writes Nicolaas C. Steenkamp. Cassiterite is mainly found in quartz-pegmatite veins, along with [...]

  • An intricate system of mobile and flexible equipment and conveyors is required to move the ore from an open pit to the leach pad

Heap leaching a stack of gold

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Heap leaching has become a popular method of extracting gold, writes Nicolaas C. Steenkamp and Leon Louw. […]