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Darren Parker

Darren Parker

Darren Parker is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Marula’s Blesberg to deliver first shipment of lithium RoM in December

25th November 2022 AQSE-listed mining and development company Marula Mining has made significant progress towards the delivery of the first shipment of high-grade run-of-mine (RoM) lithium ore at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine in the Northern Cape. The first shipment, which is expected in December, falls... 

South Africa’s economy may have turned a corner, but more jobs needed

25th November 2022 With South Africa’s unemployment rate having improved by 0.6 of a percentage point to 33.9% in the second quarter, Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala has said the country’s economy may well have turned a corner  However, job creation remains an urgent priority.  

AI can help mining companies keep up with modern demands

23rd November 2022 As legacy technologies fail to keep up with the growing demand for advanced mining activities for increased outputs and greater profits, management consulting company GlobalData believes artificial intelligence (AI) can help.  The company says AI can make mining companies more productive and... 

Another coal truck driver arrested at Camden power station

23rd November 2022 State-owned Eskom has reported that another coal delivery truck driver has been arrested at the Camden power station, in Mpumalanga, after he was found in possession of subgrade coal destined for use by the power utility.   The truck belongs to a transporter that is contracted to deliver coal to... 

Cambi to supply Sasol with thermal hydrolysis process systems

21st November 2022 Thermal hydrolysis company Cambi has signed a large contract with consulting engineering firm Wood to supply energy company Sasol with two full-scale thermal hydrolysis process (THP) systems for treating industrial biological sludge at Sasol’s Secunda operations, in Mpumalanga. Sasol and Cambi... 

URA announces 29Mct emerald mineral resource estimate at Gravelotte

21st November 2022 Exploration company URA Holdings, which has assets in South Africa and Zambia, has announced an independent maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee (Jorc) 2012 mineral resource estimate of 29-million carats of contained emerald at its 74%-owned Gravelotte emerald mine, in Limpopo.  The maiden Jorc... 

Aterian appoints new CFO

16th November 2022 London-listed critical and strategic metal-focused exploration and development company Aterian has appointed UK-based chartered accountant Graham Duncan as its new CFO, with immediate effect. Duncan has more than 25 years of capital markets experience. He also holds a Corporate Finance Diploma... 

Southern Palladium reports robust assay results from Bengwenyama project

16th November 2022 Assay results from platinum group metals (PGMs) developer Southern Palladium’s upper group two (UG2) reef on the Bengwenyama PGMs project, located on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex, have returned a weighted average four-element (4E) PGMs grade of 8.73 g/t in three of the holes, over an... 

TFR clears derailment on north corridor

14th November 2022 Following heavy rain over the weekend and complex recovery processes, the joint state-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and industry teams managed to clear all 97 derailed wagons from the derailment site on its North Corridor by 08:15 on November 14. The recovery and clean-up operation follows a... 

Madison gets enviro go-ahead to begin drilling programme in Namibia

14th November 2022 Uranium developer Madison Metals has been awarded an environmental clearance certificate (ECC) by the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Fisheries and Tourism for exclusive prospecting licences 8531 (EPL-8531) and 8115 (EPL-8115).   The issuance of the ECC is underpinned by the submitted and... 

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