Durban – Richards Bay harbours

  It is not just ports that are closed to improve South Africa's economic condition - no trade means no growth at all. All businesses are closed in KZN province, schools and residential areas are also targeted and burned. Many houses are in ruins. Large shopping centrums, housing hundreds of small businesses have been destroyed… Continue reading Durban – Richards Bay harbours

RBM – Rehabilitation (mining)

Eight years ago, Richards Bay Minerals abandoned separate plans to mine on the periphery of the reserve – exactly the same piece of land that has now been targeted for heavy minerals exploration.     A national coalition of environmental groups, including the former iSimangaliso Wetland Park chief executive Andrew Zaloumis, has lodged strong objections to… Continue reading RBM – Rehabilitation (mining)

RBM – Richards Bay – rehabilitation

Mining and rehabilitation take place concurrently, as close to a 1:1 ratio as possible, ensuring that we minimise exposure of land to mining activities at any given time. This allows areas behind the mine to begin to recover as the mine proceeds northwards.   The extent of rehabilitation activity is therefore dependent on the amount of… Continue reading RBM – Richards Bay – rehabilitation

RBM – Richards Bay – communities Nhlabane, Mzingazi …

RICHARDS Bay Minerals (RBM) has invested R3-million in the upgrading of the Nhlabane and Mzingazi sports fields.    The upgrades will include ablution facilities, change rooms, grand stands and landscaping.   These improvements form part of the 17 social and labour plan projects approved by the Department of Mineral Resources. RBM Managing Director Werner Duvenhage, accompanied… Continue reading RBM – Richards Bay – communities Nhlabane, Mzingazi …

Richards Bay – KZN – Richards Bay Minerals violence

  KwaZulu-Natal based Richards Bay Minerals, a subsidiary of international mining corporation Rio Tinto, halted operations last week in the wake of mounting violence in surrounding communitites which saw one worker shot and injured. Three days of violent protests have brought the Richards Bay CBD to a standstill. On Wednesday, several routes into the northern… Continue reading Richards Bay – KZN – Richards Bay Minerals violence