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Doing business in southern Africa (part 1)

Doing business in southern Africa (part 1 of 5)

Doing business in Africa can be daunting. The World Bank has put together data to help you on your way – from getting electricity to your new operation to sorting out taxes. The World Bank has calculated exactly how many procedures are involved, how long each one will take and how much money it will cost you. This week, we will focus on two countries in southern Africa and how your new business will fare there. First up are Angola and Botswana.


In check and under control – employee management on mines

By Kelly-Ann Prinsloo

Employee management on mines is a big job – one that requires infallible technology and an effective system. We take a closer look at the human resource management techniques employed in the industry.


Should we stay or should we go?

Mining shares has put in a strong performance on the JSE during the first quarter of this year. This has left many investors wondering whether they should shunt their stock or hang on during the good times, writes Marcia Klein.


Grinding it out in extreme conditions -Maintenance

To efficiently grind fine and ultra-fine materials in extreme mining conditions requires rigid equipment and quality milling technology. Using such technology reduces the time spent on maintenance and prevents downtime. According to Terence Osborn, sales and marketing manager for sub-Saharan Africa at mine equipment suppliers FLSmidth, the company’s VXP mills are extremely flexible and can be used in almost any condition or location.


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