n Inside Mining - Power crunch delays mine development : WBJV Platinum Project : commodities

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1999-8872


Mismanagement at Eskom has resulted in a serious threat to South Africa's economy in general and the mining industry in particular. The ineptitude of the utility's top management has brought a new parameter to evaluating projects. Besides dollars per ounce production costs, today's miners have to think about megawatts electricity per ounce required. This has an impact on mine design.

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