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Darren Parker

Darren Parker is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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SADPO chairperson Gert van Niekerk

Small diamond mining industry in sharp focus at symposium

Updated 37 minutes ago

Raising the profile of small-scale and artisanal diamond miners by fostering stronger networks, investing in future talent and addressing the industry's challenges were key focus points for the... 

Karo Mining updates shareholders on mine construction, management changes

3rd October 2023

London- and JSE-listed Tharisa Mining subsidiary Karo Mining, in Zimbabwe, has confirmed that the first concrete pour at the Karo mining project took place in June after construction of bulk... 

Vedanta solar panels

WSP helps Black Mountain Mining office achieve net-zero rating

3rd October 2023

Mining company Vedanta Zinc International, which owns Black Mountain Mining (BMM) in South Africa, appointed consulting firm WSP in Africa’s sustainability specialist consultants to assist in... 

Wits Mining Institute director Professor Glen Nwaila

Wits Mining Institute lays out challenges in local mining industry, way forward

2nd October 2023

Overcoming the numerous challenges faced by the South African mining industry and ensuring its long-term sustainability and growth will require turning research curiosity into improved performance,... 

Sibanye-Stillwater innovation head Alex Fenn

Mining industry urged to embrace technological disruptions

29th September 2023

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater innovation head Alex Fenn has challenged the perception that the mining industry is resistant to change and disruption from technological advancements, noting... 

Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke

Seriti's Teke defends his dual belief in coal and renewables

29th September 2023

Coal mining company Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke has hit back at critics who have labelled his desire to invest in renewable energy while being a coal advocate as contradictory. Speaking at the... 

Railway tracks

Bad weather causes major disruptions on TFR’s Cape Corridor

27th September 2023

State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has announced that it is experiencing significant disruptions to rail services on some parts of the Cape Corridor as a result of severe weather... 

Hands holding clinker

Oriole thinks Wapouzé should be mined for clinker, not gold

27th September 2023

Aim-listed exploration company Oriole Resources has announced that it has formally submitted a request to alter the designation of the Wapouzé licence area, in Cameroon, from its original focus on... 

platinum ingot

Wesizwe warns of increased interim loss

27th September 2023

JSE-listed platinum miner Wesizwe has warned shareholders that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that, for the six months ended June 30, the company will report a loss of between 59.22c and... 

Aton seeks to raise C$3m in private placement

27th September 2023

TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has announced that it is initiating a nonbrokered private placement to generate potential proceeds of up to C$3-million.   The net revenue obtained from the private... 

New Appian Africa head Khathutshelo Mapasa

Appian appoints new head of Africa

27th September 2023

Mining-focused investment advisory firm Appian Capital Advisory has announced the appointment of its new Africa head Khathutshelo Mapasa.   Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mapasa will fill the... 

Mixed rare earth sulphate

Rainbow Rare Earths issues 30m new shares to raise £4.5m

27th September 2023

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has conditionally agreed to issue 30-million new ordinary shares in the company, each with no par value, at a price of 15p an ordinary share. This issuance is... 

Saldanha iron-ore terminal to shut for maintenance

Saldanha iron-ore terminal to shut for maintenance

26th September 2023

The Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal (IOT) will begin its 28-day yearly maintenance shutdown on September 28. During this period, the terminal will perform maintenance on its major equipment across... 

Sasol moves to improve coal quality, completes study for new destoning unit

Sasol moves to improve coal quality, completes study for new destoning unit

26th September 2023

JSE-listed energy group Sasol has confirmed that its planned new destoning unit, which has the potential to improve the quality of coal at its mines, will be on line towards the end of 2025 or... 

MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe

MC Mining revenue nearly doubles

22nd September 2023

JSE listed MC Mining has reported a significant decrease in its aftertax loss for the year ended June 30, thanks to a marketing agreement that has paved the way for lucrative opportunities in the... 

Global lead mine output reaches pre-Covid-19 levels, but slow growth expected

22nd September 2023

Global lead mine output successfully rebounded to the pre-Covid-19 peak of 2019 in 2022, according to recent data published by research firm BMI, a Fitch Solutions company. The report, titled... 

Great Southern Copper takes over Monti lithium project in Chile

21st September 2023

London-listed Great Southern Copper (GSC) has executed a binding term sheet for the Monti lithium project, located in the Salar de Atacama district of Chile. The Monti lithium project comprises 81... 

More drilling planned at Shinganda copper, gold mine

20th September 2023

Up to 2 000 m of diamond drilling is expected to start soon to test multiple shallow copper/gold targets along, and parallel to, the Shinganda Splay Fault at London-listed Galileo Resources'... 

Pensana, partners win grant to develop sustainable rare earths supply chain

20th September 2023

London-listed rare earths miner Pensana, working in partnership with electric vehicle company Polestar, sustainability advisory firm Route2 and the universities of Leeds and Hull, has been awarded... 

Capital secures major Nevada gold mining contract

20th September 2023

London-listed mining services company Capital has announced the award of a significant drilling contract in Nevada, in the US, along with associated rig purchases, as well as an update on the... 

Gold bars produced at South Africa's Rand Refinery

WGC members take action to improve gold supply chain transparency

19th September 2023

The World Gold Council (WGC) has announced that its members, which account for the majority of the world's large-scale gold miners, have committed to taking steps towards providing enhanced... 

Ironveld smelter

Ironveld’s new power generation capability enables continuous furnace operation

18th September 2023

Iron producer Ironveld confirmed in a September 18 operational update that the successful implementation of newly installed power generation at its Rustenburg facilities, in South Africa, had... 

Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal

Vedanta committed to completing $1bn injection into SA but lack of infrastructure, energy security causing delays

15th September 2023

Globally diversified Indian-headquartered mining company Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal has told Mining Weekly that the company aims to complete its commitment to invest $1-billion in... 

Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay

Energy Council CEO sees 2023 as a turning point in the energy crisis, but warns of slow decarbonisation progress

14th September 2023

Industry body the Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay has said there is sufficient reason to believe that loadshedding could end as early as the end of 2024, but warns that South Africa... 

A platinum group metals mine

DSI pursuing private sector partnerships to industrialise hydrogen catalyser projects

8th September 2023

Speaking at the Devac Hydrogen-H Conference in Johannesburg on September 7, Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) hydrogen and energy acting chief director Dr Cosmas Chiteme said the... 

Kefi nearly ready to start construction at Tulu Kapi gold project

5th September 2023

Gold and copper exploration and development company Kefi Gold and Copper has announced that almost all the prerequisites to begin construction at the Tulu Kapi gold project, in Ethiopia, are now in... 

Buffels Marine mining right

De Beers concludes sale of Buffels Marine mining right

5th September 2023

Diamond mining company De Beers has announced the successful sale of the Buffels Marine mining right (BMMR) and associated assets to Kleinzee Holdings, which is a consortium led by partners Melki... 

epiroc mining machines

Epiroc wins its largest order ever at Kamoa-Kakula

5th September 2023

Original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has won its largest-ever order for the expansion of the Kamoa-Kakula copper mining complex, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).   Mine owner Kamoa... 

Lindian enters into MoU to expand bauxite supply in Guinea

4th September 2023

Mining company Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG), which is 49% owned by the Guinean State, alongside US-registered Halco Mining, a consortium comprising Rio Tinto-Alcan, Alcoa and Dadco... 

explosion on mine

AECI completes R45m Dinaser acquisition in Brazil

4th September 2023

Explosives manufacturer AECI Mining has concluded the R45-million acquisition of Brazilian explosives business Dinaser Industria.  The acquisition, executed through local Brazilian entity AECI... 


Metallurgical test work at Blencowe’s Orom-Cross graphite project complete

4th September 2023

London-listed Blencowe Resources has announced the successful completion of additional metallurgical test work on its Orom-Cross graphite project, in Uganda. The testing was conducted by graphite... 

Kinetiko expects to complete Afro Energy buyout soon

4th September 2023

Energy company Kinetiko Energy expects that it will formally close the acquisition of 100% of Afro Energy within the next few weeks.  Australia-headquartered Kinetiko is developing an energy... 

A platinum bar

WPIC opens new liaison office in Shenzhen

1st September 2023

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) officially opened its new liaison office in Shenzhen, China, on August 22. Located in the heart of Shenzhen’s Shuibei area, renowned as China’s major... 

Cobalt is one of the critical minerals needed for the energy transition

Resource-rich countries facing a double transition

1st September 2023

Resource-rich countries face a double transition – the transition in their energy supplies and the transition in their mining sectors, German Institute for International and Security Affairs senior... 

Global lead mine output reaches pre-Covid-19 levels, slow growth expected

1st September 2023

Global lead mine output successfully rebounded to the pre-Covid-19 peak of 2019 in 2022, according to recent data published by research firm BMI, a Fitch Solutions company. The report, titled... 

BMI Research global political risk head Yoel Sano

Geopolitical strains expected to increase to 2050

1st September 2023

Geopolitical tensions are likely to increase over the next few decades as countries reposition themselves, research firm BMI Research – a Fitch Solutions company – has warned. Presenting research... 

dried out tree in parched soil

Farmers urged to prepare for El Niño to trigger record-high temperatures

1st September 2023

South Africans have experienced an unusually warm and wet winter, but climate experts are warning that this summer will be one of the hottest and driest on record, which could have a significant... 

measuring graphite

Walkabout concludes interim funding measures

29th August 2023

Graphite mineral developer Walkabout Resources has declared the conclusion of the interim funding measures that were executed throughout the initial six months of the year. The company has reached... 

Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal

Vedanta aims to complete $1bn investment in South Africa soon

29th August 2023

Globally diversified Indian-headquartered mining company Vedanta Resources chairperson Anil Agarwal has told Mining Weekly that the company aims to complete its commitment to invest $1-billion in... 

Wind turbines and solar panels

China’s dominance a key factor in renewable energy subsidy wars

28th August 2023

One of the primary catalysts for the prevalent global emergence of subsidies within the renewable energy sector stems from the dominance of China, research firm BMI Research operational risk... 

Sibanye-Stillwater chief sustainability officer Themba Nkosi

SLP approach to community development too narrow

25th August 2023

Mining company Sibanye-Stillwater says that viewing social and labour plans (SLPs) as the driver for community development is too narrow an approach. Rather, the driver should be enduring social... 

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