De Beers, six others form Diamond Producers Association

De Beers, six others form Diamond Producers Association

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – De Beers has partnered with six other diamond miners to establish the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), which would actively engage with industry and nonindustry organisations to promote the interests of the diamond sector. The other founding members were Alrosa, Rio Tinto, Dominion Diamond Corporation, Lucara Diamond Corporation, Petra Diamonds and Gem Diamonds. […]

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Anglo iron-ore port deepening under way

The Brazilian iron-ore port of mining company Anglo American is being deepened to increase the volume of ore that can be loaded on to the Cape-size vessels calling there.  The full 180 000 t volume that Cape-size ships offer cannot be taken up because of the lack of port depth.  High-quality iron-ore from Anglo’s low-cost […]

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UCT names first woman head of engineering faculty

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has appointed Department of Chemical Engineering head Professor Alison Lewis as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment  – the first woman to receive such an appointment. Lewis had headed the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2013, after having moved up through the department’s ranks since July […]

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Employees seek damages from Sasol over coal dust exposure.

Twenty two current and former employees of South African petrochemicals group Sasol have filed a civil claim against its mining unit, regarding illnesses allegedly contracted while they worked for the company. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the employees by Richard Spoor, whose legal battle against a South African asbestos mining company led to […]

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