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This week: 28/2/14

  Production and markets South Africa's Gold Fields Ltd reported an 11% cut in mineral reserves at...


28 FEBRUARY 2014

This week: 14/2/14

Production and markets Steel giant ArcelorMittal SA increased iron-ore production by 4.4% in 2013...


14 FEBRUARY 2014

This week: 7/2/14

  Production and markets Vedanta Resources plc has reported a 3% fall in group revenue to US$3.45...


07 FEBRUARY 2014

French-speaking Africa: Laws changing the lay of the land

Renowned for the riches of their sub-soil, it should come as no surprise that countries in French-speaking...


17 JANUARY 2014

Still life: One step at a time

Onchocerciasis, or river blindness as it is often known, is caused by a worm carried by black flies that...


02 JANUARY 2014

Alternative energy: The renewable revolution

The mining industry currently consumes around 10% of the world's energy – mostly just to crush rock –...


23 DECEMBER 2013

Divide or conquer

In spite of the veritable wave of anti-corruption legislation – both general and extractive industry-specific...



Health: Fighting neglect

The largest alluvial diamond ever discovered – the Star of Sierra Leone – was found in the diamond fields...


28 JUNE 2013

Mines and Money Beijing preview: Changing lanes

In 1999, Africa was still the Dark Continent, with no discernible technology penetration, and even fewer...


07 JUNE 2013

Focus: Gold: A fair-trade gold standard

European consumers and regulators have been up in arms in recent weeks over revelations that some beef...


05 APRIL 2013

Focus: Tantalum: Regulating the supply chain

According to the US Geological Society, the major use for tantalum, as tantalum metal powder, is in the...


22 MARCH 2013

Focus: Tin: New sources, new apps

The International Tin Research Institute (ITRI) has been involved in research and develop­ment aimed...


22 MARCH 2013