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Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Exploration and mining licence management system supports junior miners in Namibia

7th August 2020 A new exploration and mining licence management system is helping companies operating in Namibia to manage all aspects of mine licences and regulatory requirements. The system allows companies to monitor and manage the licences, as well as receive timely warnings of missing documents or... 

Embedded, distributed generation will create jobs, enhance energy security

7th August 2020 Allowing for the greater development of embedded and distributed generation assets will help to create and sustain jobs, as well as bolster energy security and business continuity, says economic development advisory company ED Platform head of strategy and growth Maloba Tshehla. Embedded... 

Afrimat continues pursuit of UCP

23rd July 2020 Industrial minerals and construction materials company Afrimat on July 22 announced its firm intention to acquire Unicorn Capital Partners (UCP). UCP’s business comprises of mobile crane hire, exploration drilling services, drilling and blasting, opencast and underground mining and earthmoving... 

Thermal scanning system helps speed up Covid-19 screening

10th July 2020 Pretoria-based technology company Foresight Security has installed a locally developed thermal scanning system at a mine in the Northern Cape to help detect any possible cases of Covid-19. The system is capable of scanning two rows of mineworkers walking at a normal pace without them having to... 

South Africa facing R33bn water-security funding gap

10th July 2020 South Africa's water security is threatened. About 56% of the more than 1 150 municipal wastewater treatment works and about 44% of the 962 water treatment works are in a poor or critical condition and need urgent rehabilitation and skilled operators, while about 11% of this infrastructure is... 

Correction: Kogi Iron

7th July 2020 Mining Weekly incorrectly reported on July 7 that ASX-listed Kogi Iron had received a large investment from European fund management company Torridon Investments Research to develop its Agbaja cast steel project, in Nigeria. However, Torridon, which is a European fund manager with billions of... 

Power Metal raises £1m to accelerate exploration

6th July 2020 Aim-listed metals exploration and development company Power Metal Resources has raised £1-million to accelerate exploration across its portfolio of projects and to commercialise select project interests. The funds raised will increase the available working capital (cash and listed financial... 

Air Products and thyssenkrupp sign green hydrogen agreement

6th July 2020 NYSE-listed industrial gases multinational Air Products and industrial technology multinational thyssenkrupp on July 5 announced that they had signed an exclusive strategic cooperation agreement to develop world-scale electrolysis plants to generate green hydrogen. The two companies will... 

La Mancha's $100m investment in Endeavour completed

6th July 2020 TSX-listed gold producer Endeavour has issued 4.51-million shares to La Mancha in exchange for $100-million. The transaction came about as La Mancha chose to exercise its antidilution rights following Endeavour's merger with fellow West Africa-focused miner Semafo. 

Epiroc aims to halve carbon dioxide emissions in operations as part of 2030 goals

3rd July 2020 Mining and infrastructure equipment multinational Epiroc this week released its 2030 sustainability goals, which include halving carbon dioxide emissions from operations, transport and major suppliers, as well as from customers’ use of Epiroc equipment. "These are challenging targets, but we will... 

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