Bakubung prepares for production

Four years since the production phase kicked off at Wesizwe Platinum’s Bakubung mine near Rustenburg on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, the project is set to deliver first ore from the Merensky reef by the end of 2017.

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Deshnee Naidoo: weathering the storm

While weak commodity prices have forced most mining companies to cut costs, Deshnee Naidoo, CEO of Vedanta Zinc International,has been at the forefront of advancing the new Gamsberg project in the Northern Cape, writes Leon Louw.  [END BLURB]          

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Geological heritage

South Africa hosts one of the most significant geological deposits in the world. The Bushveld Igneous Complex has been studied in minute detail, primarily due to its rich ore deposits of platinum, palladium, chromium and vanadium, writes Dr Nicolaas C Steenkamp, independent geological/geotechnical consultant.

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The fierce crocodile that eats dirt

With an estimated 100 years of life left in its open pit, Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena Mine is destined to remain a top platinum producer for many years to come, writes Leon Louw.

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