The South African Government has finally approved its much-delayed mining charter. While it...
The final shape of South Africa’s new mining charter
The South African Government has finally approved its much-delayed mining charter. While it is designed to boost black ownership of projects, some observers have argued that it could leave local communities even further out of the loop than before. So will it be an effective instrument?
November’s top news stories
Albemarle signed an exclusivity agreement with Mineral Resources (MRL) to acquire a 50% interest in the latter’s Wodgina lithium project and form a 50/50 integrated lithium joint venture, Chaarat Gold pulled out of the proposed acquisition of both Centerra Gold for $1.52bn and its Kumtor mine in Kyrgyzstan. Mining-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from November 2018.
A third of FIFO workers experience psychological distress, says study
Around one-third of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers experience high levels of psychological distress, compared to 17% of non-FIFO workers, according to a new study funded by the Western Australia government.
BMW and partners launch project to improve cobalt mining conditions
German automobile company BMW, in partnership with companies from diverse industry backgrounds, has launched a cobalt pilot project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to improve working conditions for artisanal cobalt miners.
BHP’s Spence copper mine resumes operations as workers call off strike
Multinational metals and mining firm BHP has reportedly resumed operations at its Spence copper mine in northern Chile after a workers' union went on strike yesterday.
Autonomous mining: the challenges of independently minded vehicles
Transport and haulage remain some of the most dangerous jobs in mining, with most fatalities and accidents occurring when humans work with vehicles. With opportunities for driverless vehicles on the rise, truck manufacturer ETF is optimistic about the future of automation, but questions remain as to how ready the mining industry is to implement autonomous technology on a large scale.
High-Density Polyethylene Pipe Systems
Piping made from polyethylene is a cost-effective solution for a broad range of piping problems in municipal, industrial, marine, mining, landfill, duct, and agricultural applications.
Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project, Pilbara
Pilbara Minerals’ wholly-owned Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project is located approximately 120km south of Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia, and roughly 55km from its flagship Tabba Tabba Tantallum Project.
BHP to fight $8.9bn lawsuit in UK court over Samarco disaster
BHP is reportedly preparing to fight a $8.9bn lawsuit filed in a UK court by SPG Law on behalf of Brazilian victims of a 2015 dam collapse involving the Samarco iron mine.
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