In search of real rarities

Up until now, rare earth elements have failed to make an impression on the markets. However, this enigma of the mineral world could hitch a ride on the back of the green revolution and in the process kick start the struggling economy of a tiny African country, writes Leon Louw.


For the love of diamonds

The West African Craton presents huge opportunities for diamond miners. In the right hands these gems can change the fortunes of a battered region and all those negative perceptions about diamond mining, writes Leon Louw.


Mali: Land of plenty

World class gold deposits have made Mali the playground of flamboyant mining executives and hopeful geologist and exploration companies, writes Leon Louw.


Mining’s big hangover

Mine closure and the funding thereof have for years been a battleground between mining companies, environmentalists and government. The recently revised National Environmental Mining Act attempts to redress some of these challenges, but it will have significant implications for mining companies.


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