The Platreef mine is projected to require a workforce of approximately 2 200 within four years of the start of production operations and Ivanplats will have invested a total of R160-million in the Platreef social and labour plan from 2014 to 2019.
Marula is determined to maximise the benefits of the mine for its local communities and the social investment strategy focuses on addressing the urgent needs identified in these areas.
Two recent reports have concluded that South Africa’s grid could be flexible enough, and renewables supported by gas could provide base load.
Mining Indaba spoke with Martim Facada, Lithium expert at Industrial Minerals to discuss how electric vehicles might affect the African commodities market, in particular battery metals such as cobalt and lithium.
SAMSA is investigating the feasibility of establishing specialist maritime schools in South Africa’s coastal provinces.
The recently completed De Hoop Dam in eastern Limpopo is the centrepiece in the large Olifants River Water Resource Development Project.
The plan, currently in its implementation phase, is supported by a spatial investment framework in public and private sector infrastructure, an integrated public transport policy and land policies.
We look at the economy of the region and explore its current and future investment potential in brief.
Head of De Beers Venetia Underground Project, Christoff Kühn, reports on progress in one of Limpopo’s biggest projects.
Although there are efforts under way to try to diversify the Limpopo economy to reduce the dependence on the mineral sector, there is a parallel effort to use the underground riches of the province to stimulate the growth of the manufacturing sector.