Work at Gamsberg Zinc set to begin

Black Mountain Mining (BMM), a Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) operation in the Northern Cape, has awarded the establishment and mining of the Gamsberg opencast zinc operation to Aveng Moolmans, a business unit of Aveng Mining.


The state of SA mining

In the run-up to the 2017 African Mining Indaba, Leon Louw spoke to a number of mining experts about the current state of the South African mining industry, its challenges and the opportunities. 


Patricia Zvarayi GCR affirms Northam Platinum’s positive outlook

Potential exists for Northam Platinum’s national scale issuer ratings to be upgraded over the next year or two, Patricia Zvarayi, senior analyst at Global Credit Ratings, tells Leon Louw.   


Project targets a more flexible Black Rock

The scope of work at Assmang’s Black Rock underground expansion project in the Northern Cape is more than 50% complete. This is according to Peet Greyling, project director major projects for WorleyParsons RSA, the contractor that has continually been involved with the upgrade at Black Rock since 2010. According to Greyling, the aim of the project is to modernise the mine to optimise resource exploitation. “Assmang needs to create flexibility in the underground operations to ensure that the mine is able to react to market changes in time,” says Greyling.  


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