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Village Main reports fatality at Tau Lekoa

JSE-listed Village Main Reef said on Wednesday that an employee was killed in a fall of ground incident at its Tau Lekoa gold mine, in the North West province. The accident took place in the early hours of the morning as a result of a seismic event.

IC Potash courts partners for New Mexico project

TSX-listed IC Potash is in talks with “quite a few” companies to partner on its Ochoa project in New Mexico, and hopes to have an agreement penned within the next 12 months, CEO Sidney Himmel told Mining Weekly Online.

NUM says Implats wage offer too low

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) Wage negotiations between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the world's second-largest platinum miner Impala Platinum (Implats) broke down on Friday. NUM spokesperson Lesiba Seshoka told Mining Weekly Online that

Macmahon wins $110m copper contract

Project house Macmahon has been awarded a $110-million underground engineering construction contract at the CSA copper mine, in New South Wales. The two-year contract would see Macmahon undertake project works as a complete

Congo sold mines at fraction of value

Democratic Republic of Congo's government has sold its minority stake in two confiscated copper mining projects for $30-million, well below their estimated value, according to a senior lawmaker and documents seen by Reuters this week.

South Africa PGMs project moving forward

JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum’s Frischgewaagd-Ledig platinum-group metals (PGMs) project, in the Western Bushveld Complex, is moving forward with the next step – the start of civil works.
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Xstrata to develop south decline at Helena mine

Diversified miner Xstrata Alloys was progressing the ramp-up of its Helena chrome mine, in Mpumalanga, with the development of a south decline underground, the company said.