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MOVERS & SHAKERS IN AFRICA | DRC Kibali plant at sunrise Kibali’s 500 000 gold ounce target on track The Randgold Resources/AngloGold Ashanti joint venture Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officially opened by the country’s Minister of Mines two months ago, is continuing to make steady progress towards the production target set for its first full year of operation. R andgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow says Kibali is still a work in progress and is dealing with the challenges to be expected in ramping up a mine of its size and complexity. Nevertheless it remains on track to deliver the 550 000 oz of gold management has forecast for 2014. (Randgold is the developer and operator of the project, which it owns in partnership with AngloGold Ashanti and the Congolese parastatal SOKIMO.) “The current focus is on ensuring that the metallurgical plant will achieve its designed throughput and recovery rates, and with the secondary sulphide circuit now being commissioned and optimised, we’re almost there. We have also completed the Nzoro hydropower facility, with the first two turbines running and the remaining two expected in the third quarter. The focus is now on synchronising it with the diesel power plant,” Bristow says. “While open pit mining is proceeding as planned, development of the underground mine is progressing well, and the first ore has been accessed slightly ahead of schedule. It’s worth noting that despite the scale and pace of the on-site activities, Kibali is maintaining its exemplary safety record, with only one lost-time injury in the first six months of the year.” Kibali crusher T FAST FAC Kibali has agreed with the provincial governor on a Catholic Church, public works The the last project in programme for f gold st amount o the resettlement the running of 2014 foreca r e track to deliv programme, is Kokiza, the model Kibali is on scheduled for town established completion in the current quarter. to accommodate the villagers resettled from the site. Randgold, along with Kibali’s The programme has the support of management, is continuing to all stakeholders. Bristow says the 500 000 oz Fluid mixing technology, worlds best practice We offer: • Robust and ef cient agitators for all industries • The latest impeller designs for the best process results • Innovative research and design to tailor our mixers to your requirements • Global backup and support services for all mixer brands • World-class application experience with installations across the globe Mixtec supplies the world with some of the most advanced and comprehensive uid mixing technology that is available today. Its ability to solve mixing problems with the latest technology and expertise is solely due to its commitment to mixing research and development. Whether your requirements are for simple blending or solids suspension to the more exacting standards of multiple complex reactions, Mixtec has the capability and experience to suit your needs, today and in the future. Address: 59 Fleming Road, Meadowdale, Germiston Postal: PO Box 8220, Edenglen, 1613 Phone: +27 (0)11 974 7161 Fax: +27 (0)11 974 7167 Website: