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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.

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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
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    Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has appointed Kevin Moxham GM of its Yanfolila gold project, in Mali. An engineer by profession, Moxham has over 30 years’ experience in the effective management and commissioning of mining projects in jurisdictions including Ghana, Eritrea, Tanzania and South Africa. Most recently, he was GM and operations head at Newmont Golden Ridge, overseeing the commissioning and production of the nine-million-ton-a-year Akyem gold mine, in Ghana. Moxham was also Bisha Mining’s executive GM in Eritrea, where he managed the construction, commissioning and operations at the 1.8-million-ton-a-year gold plant and the 2.4-million-ton-a-year copper plant.  Hummingbird CEO Dan Betts described Moxham’s appointment as “crucial”.
  • Petmin highlights delays in accessing new mining areas at Somkhele
    JSE-listed Petmin’s normalised earnings decreased by 43% to 8.49c a share for the six months to December 31. The company attributed the lower earnings to lower average selling prices for anthracite exports and 12% higher operating costs as a result of delayed access to new mining areas at its Somkhele mine, in KwaZulu-Natal.