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On the 3rd of February 2017 the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA), which is made up of the AusIMM, CIM, IOM3, SME, IIMP and the SAIMM met in Somerset West, Western Cape for their annual meeting. During the meeting the revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed.The MoU can be viewed here.

The GMPA member institutes take a leadership role in the pursuit and continuing development of best practice professionalism in the minerals industries. Areas of focus include science, engineering, mineral processing, environmental stewardship, community engagement and mineral economics and finance. For more information regarding the GMPA visit

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
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    The controversial proposed mineral rights moratorium may very well be beyond the scope of Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. Zwane last week gazetted an invitation to comment on a proposal to restrict the grating of new mining and prospecting rights applications and to restrict the renewal and transfer of any existing prospecting and mining rights, stating that it was in the national interest and promoted the sustainable development of the nation’s mineral resources.
  • ASA Resources to sell Klipspringer mine
    Aim-listed ASA Resources’ 73%-owned subsidiary SouthernEra Diamonds will sell its Klipspringer diamond mine, in South Africa, to mining exploration company Greenhurst Mining for R23-million. Klipspringer has been making a loss of at least R1-million a month.
  • Four bodies retrieved from North West mine
    Rescuers have retrieved bodies of four mine workers trapped underground during a seismic accident at Tau Lekoa mine in Orkney, North West. The incident happened over the weekend.