Blockchain is the latest data system to shake up traditional ways of operating, but can it actually help mining companies in a worthwhile way? The digital ledger system was originally created for cryptocurrency management, but has a number of applications for miners, including monitoring minerals and ores in the supply chain to boost efficiency and CSR. So, how would it work? We investigate.
Focusing on change, we also assess the prospects for South Africa’s mining industry following the appointment of new President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is already working to resolve the impasse over the refreshed Mining Charter, and with miners in Ukraine once again on strike, we report on the massive payment arrears, mounting fears for the state, economy and its people, and where the country can go from here.
We also find out how to make the most of the current commodities boom, consider the many impacts of using drones for mineral surveying, and learn what elements makes a strong mining brand.
Molly Lempriere, Chris Lo, Julian Turner, Heidi Vella
Anett Arc, Paulius Zutautas, Kate Cuntapay, Lorena Martinez, Marzia Compassi, Sara Basto, Marzia Delgaone
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