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MMEC 2020 expects to attract more than 1000 participants

21st February 2020 The 7th Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas and Energy Conference & Exhibition is taking place at the prestigious Joaquim Chissano Conference Center, in Maputo. The two-day event is happening from 22 to 23 April and takes place under the theme "Use of Natural Resources as a catalyst for Development and... 

Bill Gates-led fund invests in making lithium mining more sustainable

By: Bloomberg     20th February 2020 Breakthrough Energy Ventures, helmed by Bill Gates, and MIT’s The Engine fund are leading an investment round of $20-million for Lilac Solutions, a US startup aimed at making the extraction of lithium less water-intensive and more sustainable. As the world looks to cut carbon emissions, people... 

Don't underestimate the importance and value of an experienced financial partner when mining in Africa 

17th February 2020 While not without its own set of unique challenges, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent. These include a very strong growth story in West Africa at the moment, and solid momentum building in the East... 

Fitch maintains metal prices forecast, but says downside risks evident

7th February 2020 Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research, a unit of Fitch Group, has published its ‘Outlook for Metals’ report, which maintains its core view for metal prices to head slightly higher this year in general compared with 2019. It expects to see a recovery in metals prices by the second... 

Integrated Pump Technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub­Saharan Africa for the Grindex range of submersible pumps, Integrated Pump Technology has grown to offer tailor ­made solutions for vacuum pumps, as well as dry and submersible pumping applications. With its head office,... 

Devices assist to combat sick building syndrome

7th February 2020 Monitoring devices that are able to detect high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2)  have been introduced to the local market to help detect poor air quality that can lead to sick building syndrome. Sick building syndrome refers to the condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches... 

Talbot unveils mobile test unit to help mining and mineral companies to improve water and product recovery

6th February 2020 Water specialist Talbot has launched a state-of-the-art mobile unit that enables mining and mineral resources players to test a highly efficient and cost-effective water treatment and mineral product recovery solution, right on site. For more on this post, visit  

Eskom’s transition to ‘philosophy maintenance’ will increase load-shedding risk for at least 18 months  

By: Terence Creamer     31st January 2020 The board at State-owned electricity utility Eskom has sanctioned a proposal to migrate the group’s unreliable coal fleet to a ‘philosophy maintenance’ model, whereby generation units are serviced in strict adherence with prescribed maintenance schedules in a bid to break the cycle of unplanned... 

Morrison urges more gas extraction

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th January 2020 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed comments by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the need for greater use of natural gas as Australia. Speaking at the National Press Club, in Canberra, Morrison said that in order to secure lower energy... 

Key EV markets to start growing again – WoodMac

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2020 Following a year characterised largely by disappointing performances from the electric vehicle (EV) and consumer electronics sectors, better days are ahead for battery market participants, with key markets for electric cars set to start growing again. This is according to consultancy firm Wood... 

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