Published on in “Business”, language — English. 44 pages.
Water is crucial for the mining industry. Mines use water in mineral processing and in washing plants, and to transport waste material to slurry dams. In the pit, water is used mainly for dust suppression and rehabilitation. Potable water is also required for drinking purposes in mine
oﬃces, change rooms, and residential facilities. But southern Africa does not have an abundance of water and it will become even scarcer in the future as weather and rainfall patterns change. More
After what started out as a dreadful
year for mining and with
the outlook for most
commodities everything but bullish,
there is a hint of optimism in the air
as the year 2016 draws to an end.
Eleven months ago the global mining
industry was in the doldrums. However,
despite the doomsayers’ dreary predictions,
there were subtle signs of recovery. Gold
and silver started showing signs of revival,
and a few months into 2016, gold mines in
South Africa... More