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Helen Reid

Miners need more engineers to meet new tailings dam safety standard

Aug 05 2020

JOHANNESBURG/TORONTO Mining companies need more skilled engineers if they are to meet strict new global safety standards for tailings dams aimed at preventing catastrophic failures like those in recent years that have killed hundreds of people and inundated nearby communities with mine waste.

Miners need more engineers to meet new tailings dam safety standard

Aug 05 2020

JOHANNESBURG/TORONTO, Aug 5 - Mining companies need more skilled engineers if they are to meet strict new global safety standards for tailings dams aimed at preventing catastrophic failures like those in recent years that have killed hundreds of people and inundated nearby communities with mine waste.

Kibali's $500 million will be cleared to leave Congo 'very soon': Barrick CEO

Jul 06 2020

JOHANNESBURG Barrick Gold's Kibali gold mining joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo will be able to get $500 million out of the country very soon, CEO Mark Bristow told Reuters on Monday.

World agencies step in as pandemic poverty hits artisanal miners

Jul 01 2020

(This June 26 story has been refiled to show AGC not yet exporting to PAMP in paragraph 11)

UK Export Finance set to back Total's $20 billion Mozambique LNG project - source

Jun 26 2020

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON Britain's export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) is set to back a $20 billion (£16 billion) liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

UK Export Finance set to back Total's $20 bln Mozambique LNG project - source

Jun 26 2020

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, June 26 Britain's export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) is set to back a $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Sasol to sell stakes in Mozambique pipeline, power plant: sources

Jun 26 2020

JOHANNESBURG Struggling petrochemicals producer Sasol has appointed advisers to sell its stakes in a power plant in Mozambique and a gas pipeline running from the country into South Africa, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Deep sea mining could destroy undiscovered species, says Ocean Panel

Jun 23 2020

JOHANNESBURG Mining on the sea floor should not begin before a full assessment of likely environmental impacts can be made, a report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) said on Wednesday.

Banro agrees sale of troubled Namoya gold mine in Congo

Jun 23 2020

JOHANNESBURG Canadian miner Banro Corporation has agreed to sell its Namoya Mining gold mine in Democratic Republic of Congo to Shomka Resources Ltd, in which China's Baiyin International Investments has a minority stake.

Swiss prosecutors launch Glencore criminal probe over Congo

Jun 19 2020

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG Switzerland's Attorney General's Office (OAG) has opened a criminal probe into commodity miner and trader Glencore over allegations it failed to have measures in place to prevent corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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