Category archives for: Mining

Metallon dismisses externalisation charge in Zimbabwe

Metallon Corporation

By AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Metallon Corporation has refuted media reports it externalised US$31 million from its operations in Zimbabwe. The allegations have been made through Zimbabwe’s biggest daily publication. Mzi Khumalo, Metallon chairman, said contents of the newspaper were “false” and “thoroughly misleading.” He said neither he nor the company […]

Wives livid as Zimbabwe miners go years unpaid

Hwange Colliery

from NDABENI MLOTSHWA in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe BULAWAYO, (CAJ News) – THE Zimbabwean High Court has ruled in favour of women protesting over non-payment of their husbands by the country’s biggest coal mine. It is alleged the mine has failed to pay the workers for five years. Judge Justice Lavender Makoni dealt a major blow to […]

Tech revolution changing face of iron ore mining

mining Tech revolution

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN investment of R500 million (US$42,8 million) in technology by Kumba Iron Ore, Africa’s largest producer of the mineral, is paying dividends. The investment has been made at its Kolomela and Sishen mines in the Northern Cape as part of its efforts to make mining safer, more productive […]

Political deadlock grounds SA mining sector

SA mining sector

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE mining industry in South Africa, the continent’s most advanced economy, is bearing the brunt of policy uncertainty and the prevailing political impasse. These factors are projected to hamper the recovery of the industry, whose performance has declined over the past year, according to figures released by Statistics South Africa recently. […]

Zimbabwe mineral sector ripe for investments


from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town, South Africa CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – INTERNATIONAL investors have been encouraged to make the most of Zimbabwe’s endowment with mineral resources and moves by the new administration to ease legislation promulgated by the former regime to deter investments. Presiding over the Mining in Zimbabwe Dialogue in Cape Town, […]

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