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Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • Savannah applies for new mining lease in Mozambique
    London- and Frankfurt-listed Savannah Resources has lodged the last outstanding mining lease application for the Mutumba heavy mineral sands joint venture project with Rio Tinto, the company said on Friday, while also announcing its half-year results. The application has been submitted by subsidiary Matilda Minerals to the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy in Mozambique, marking the final mining lease application to be lodged that is covered by the consortium with Rio Tinto.
  • Ramaphosa aims to crowd in private resources for infrastructure fund
    President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed the creation of a public-private infrastructure fund at the heart of an economic stimulus and recovery plan, otherwise constrained by South Africa’s serious fiscal constraints. In unveiling the plan during a briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday, Ramaphosa reported that the South Africa Infrastructure Fund would be established immediately, supported by an executive team within The Presidency, comprising individuals drawn from the public and private sectors.
  • NUM signs wage deal with AngloGold
    South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signed a three-year wage deal with AngloGold Ashanti on Friday, inking the same agreement that other unions reached with the company earlier in the week. The agreement will mean an effective pay hike of over 12% for entry-level underground workers in the first year, over double the inflation rate, an industry trend in recent years that has hit margins and made many shafts unprofitable.