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.


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.


Where giants tread

From obscure beginnings, Randgold Resources has grown into a mining phenomenon, writes Leon Louw.   


Thinking blue sky

With inadequate infrastructure access to remote, isolated areas in Africa, it remains a limitation for mining operations. However, there might just be a solution, writes Leon Louw.


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