Greenstone revival

Greenstone revival

Early gold discoveries on the greenstone belt goldfields of South Africa played a momentous role in the history of the country, writes independent geological consultant, Dr Nicolaas Steenkamp.

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Having faith in empowerment

Having faith in empowerment

The brave move by Rio Tinto’s Richards Bay Minerals to outsource non-core operations to local businesses has been a resounding success.

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Gold trumps the trends

The volatility of the gold price is set to continue in 2017, presenting gold mining companies with new challenges and more opportunities, writes Leon Louw.

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Nisha Pillay: keeping the standards

The rivalry between coal testing laboratories is fierce. Nisha Pillay, senior manager for the SABS in the KwaZulu-Natal area, has been around long enough to negotiate her way through troubled waters, writes Leon Louw.

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