anzania hopes to be the next country to join the uranium mining club. Two new commercially viable uranium sites were discovered in the central and southern regions of the country.
Exploration estimates indicate that Tanzania has some 53.9-million pounds of uranium oxide (U3O8) deposits. The country could potentially begin production in the next three years.
Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Angola conference on 4-5 May at Hotel Tropico in Luanda, Angola.
The event will unite government stakeholders, mining companies, business leaders, and industrial suppliers to discuss opportunities and practical insight into new legislation and doing business in Angola. There will also be a product showcase. The Angolan Ministry of Geology, Mining and Industry is set to adopt a new Mining Code in 2010, expected to refresh mining regulation dating from 1992, in support of a dynamic industry.
Angola is diversifying its mining base away from primary reliance on diamonds. Copper mining is set to resume in the Mavoio region later in the year, potentially around the site of the former Mavoio mine, which last operated
pportunities for investment and partnerships in Angolan mining are on the agenda at an Infrastructure
I grew up on the West Rand, and entered gold mining as a learner official. After 11 years in gold, I moved to platinum where I have been for nine years. I was appointed senior manager (GM) at Lonmin on Mine 5 in 2008.
Your major achievement thus far?
between 1936 and 1961.
* May 4-5 Angolan Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) conference; opportunities for investment and partnerships in mining; Hotel Tropico, Luanda, Angola; book on www.ipad-africa.com/angola
I was part of a series of safety turnarounds where many millions of fatality free and lost time injury free shifts were achieved. The latest millions were made at Saffy Shaft, which had been fatality free since inception nearly 10 years ago. I have been one half of a great marriage for 17 years.
Where do you see SA mining in a year's time?
I see a positive shift in safety awareness and safety performance in the platinum sector.
What is your secret for success?
four planned nuclear power plants by 2025.
The bank will meet the Ministry of Electricity and Energy to discuss the way forward. In March, Egypt announced its plans, and the new energy programme could add a capacity of 4000 megawatts to the current grid.
he National Bank of Egypt wants to raise funds to help Egypt build
I strive to keep on developing my leadership and technical skills, in order to continuously invest in the development of other people.
If you had to choose another job?
I may have become a medical practitioner specialising in sports injuries.
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