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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is Creamer Media Features Deputy Editor and Chief Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Donna Slater

UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC

Company growing presence in the DRC

16th February 2024

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s –... 


Programme eyes critical minerals

9th February 2024

Independent Vancouver, Canada-based public geoscience organisation Geoscience British Columbia is bringing together government, industry and other partners for the first desktop phase of the... 


AECI reorganises executive leadership team

20th December 2023

Diversified group AECI reorganised the structure of its executive leadership team, on December 20, to be more aligned to a corporate business that will enable the delivery of its strategic ambition... 


Critical Mineral Resources appoints COO after chairperson resignation

20th December 2023

Morocco-focused critical mineral explorer and developer Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) reports that chairperson Christopher Lambert has left the company’s board of directors with immediate effect... 


Atlantic Lithium appoints new independent non-executive director

20th December 2023

Aim- and ASX-listed Africa-focused lithium explorer and developer Atlantic Lithium has appointed Jonathan Henry to the company's board of directors as an independent non-executive director. The... 


Machinery seen at the Muchesu project

Contango receives payment for Muchesu bulk sample

20th December 2023

LSE-listed natural resource development company Contango Holdings has received about $116 000 from a large multinational company (MNC) as payment for the previously reported 1 000 t bulk sample of... 


Petra Diamonds' Finsch mine

Petra Diamonds downscales board, eyes efficiency

20th December 2023

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds is making a series of changes to reduce the size and improve the efficiency of its board, going into 2024. Once these changes take effect, Petra's board will reduce... 


Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up

20th December 2023

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 


The Simandou range

Arrow Minerals restarts Guinea fieldwork

20th December 2023

West Africa-focused explorer and developer Arrow Minerals reports that fieldwork has been restarted at its flagship Simandou North iron ore project in the Republic of Guinea. The initial work... 


File photo: Personnel of the Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine stand at infrastructure of the mine

Protest continues at Implats' BRPM, with more than 2 000 emplyees still underground

19th December 2023

An illegal underground protest at platinum group metals major Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Bafokeng Rasimone platinum mine (BRPM) has continued for a second day, Implats corporate relations group... 


Centamin's Egypt-based Sukari gold mine

Centamin upgrades reserves by 28%

19th December 2023

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner Centamin reports that it has increased its reserves by 28% to 7.7-million oz, including 10% growth at its Egypt-based Sukari gold mine. Sukari mine’s proven and... 


Rwandan President Paul Kagame (pictured), with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,
witnessed the signature of the partnership by EIB VP Gelsomina Vigliotti and Rwanda Finance and Economic Planning Minister Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana

Rwanda, European Investment Bank ink critical material declaration

19th December 2023

The government of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a joint declaration, on December 19, enabling a strategic alliance to enhance investment in critical raw material value... 


Vametco plant

Bushveld greenlighted on Vametco deal

19th December 2023

In its pusuit of acquiring full ownership of the Vametco vanadium mine and production facility (Vametco), Aim-listed integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has met all the necessary... 


MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery

MC Mining receives revised takeover offer for all outstanding shares

19th December 2023

JSE-, ASX- and Aim-listed emerging developer and producer MC Mining reports that it has received a non-binding and indicative off-market takeover offer to acquire all its outstanding shares by a... 


Implats reports illegal underground protest at Bafokeng Rasimone mine

18th December 2023

Platinum major Impala Platinum (Implats) is closely monitoring an illegal underground protest, which started on the morning of December 18, at both the North and South shafts of the Bafokeng... 


Envusa's energy trading area

Nersa grants Envusa Energy trading licence

18th December 2023

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved an electricity trading licence for Envusa Energy – a joint venture between diversified miner Anglo-American and renewable energy... 


Tirupati makes second payment for Suni Resources

18th December 2023

LSE-listed specialist flake graphite producer Tirupati Graphite, with projects in Mozambique and Madagascar, has issued of 6.56-million shares to ASX-listed gold and copper explorer and developer... 


Impala Platinum's Rustenburg 11 Shaft

Implats to carry out independent investigation of fatal conveyance incident

18th December 2023

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has been instructed by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to commission an independent investigation into the fatal incident that... 


Bushveld Minerals' vanadium ore

Bushveld enters into $3.7m sale agreement for Mokopane project

18th December 2023

Aim-listed primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 64% of its issued shares in Pamish Investments No. 39 (known as the Mokopane project), to... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer

Jubilee completes £13m fundraise to progress Zambian copper interests

18th December 2023

Diversified metal recovery and production company Jubilee successfully closed a placing of 236-million new ordinary shares on December 15, taking the total gross proceeds of the placing from the... 


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Caledonia Mining Corporation intends to operate Blanket gold mine in 2024 within the same guidance range as 2023 of between 75 000 oz to 80 000 oz

Zimbabwe mine sets production record

15th December 2023

The Zimbabwe-based Blanket gold mine continues to perform in line with the expectations of operator Caledonia Mining Corporation, having set a new quarterly production record in the third quarter... 


An image of a wind turbine

SA’s wind-energy potential is vast and not geographically constrained

29th September 2023

Despite no wind energy projects being selected as preferred bidders in the sixth bid window (BW6) of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the South... 


An image of Tshikululu Social Investments social impact head Dipalesa Mpye

Solid foundations required for successful community trusts

18th August 2023

Several factors can play a key and determining role in the success of mining companies’ efforts to improve environmental, social and governance credentials, especially as it relates to the... 


An image of the InterBolt system

Advancing bolt load measurement

18th August 2023

Ensuring the reliability of bolted connections is vital for safety, performance and operational efficiency in mining and engineering applications, leading to bolt technology developer InterBolt... 


An image of SRK Consulting South Africa MD and principal consultant Andrew van Zyl

Miners increasingly focusing on green energy

14th July 2023

Miners operating in Africa are increasingly shifting focus towards improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, including endeavours to incorporate renewable-energy... 


Cape Town earmarks R1.2bn for Steenbras peaker plant maintenance and expansion

5th May 2023

The City of Cape Town’s ‘Building Hope’ budget for 2023/24 proposes continued investment in its Steenbras hydroelectric pumped storage scheme, laying the foundation for a potential estimated... 


Africa utilising only a tiny proportion of its renewable-energy resources – foundation

5th May 2023

As the majority of the world embraces a shift in electricity generation away from fossil fuels towards greener, renewable sources of energy, Africa faces several challenges in attracting investment... 


Demand for untethered trains set to rise ‘rapidly’

28th April 2023

Demand for “untethered” electric trains will increase rapidly over the coming years, with sales to grow four-fold year-on-year to reach over 100 deliveries this year, according to a report by... 


Business interruption, disruption, natural catastrophes main risks for construction, engineering firms – Allianz

28th April 2023

Business interruption, supply chain disruption and natural catastrophes rank as the top risks facing the construction and engineering sector, followed most recently by the energy crisis, according... 


Disruptions impact Blanket mine’s first-quarter production

24th April 2023

NYSE- and Aim-listed gold miner Caledonia Mining produced 13% less gold year-on-year from its flagship Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe, at 18 515 oz in the first quarter of the year as a result of... 


An image of Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson

With oversubscribed listing in hand, Copper 360 ready to ramp up Northern Cape operations

24th April 2023

With a recent oversubscribed private placement of shares totalling R152-million, South Africa’s only pure copper play Copper 360 has raised enough capital to see it through at least a... 


An image of a truck

Collapse in rail service has increased road freight volumes and risks

21st April 2023

A spate of attention-grabbing road safety incidents involving trucks has sparked debate about the state of land transport in South Africa and brought the safety of trucks and their operators into... 


An image of a truck

Collapse in rail service has increased road freight volumes and risks

21st April 2023

A spate of attention-grabbing road safety incidents involving trucks has sparked debate about the state of land transport in South Africa and brought the safety of trucks and their operators into... 


Implats acquires another 1.07m RBPlat shares

20th April 2023

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has acquired an additional 1.07-million shares in fellow PGMs miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) – representing 45.09% of... 


Centamin lifts revenue, production in first quarter

20th April 2023

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner and explorer Centamin produced 14% more gold year-on-year in the first quarter of this year at 105 875 oz, while its revenue increased by 18% year-on-year to... 


Copper 360 raises R152.5m ahead of AltX listing

18th April 2023

Ahead of its upcoming AltX listing on the JSE on April 21, JSE-listed copper miner Copper 360 raised R152.5-million by April 18 at an oversubscription rate of 1.3 times. Copper 360 has a dozen... 


Latest assays uncover best gold intercepts to date at Osino’s Namibia project

18th April 2023

TSX-V-listed gold explorer and developer Osino Resources has made the “best intercepts recorded in the company’s history” at its Ondundu gold project, in Namibia, following recently completed... 


Implats increases stake in RBPlat to 44.72%

18th April 2023

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded agreements to acquire a further 690 736 shares in fellow PGMs miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat),... 


Meeting with Mines Ministry leaves hope for speedy Haib licence renewal – Deep-South

17th April 2023

Haib Minerals, the fully-owned Namibian subsidiary of copper explorer and developer Deep-South Resources, held a “very constructive” meeting with Namibia’s Mines Minister Tom Alweendo, Mines... 


Thor Explorations’ Segilola mine delivered 20 629 oz of gold in the first quarter

17th April 2023

Aim- and TSX-V-listed gold explorer and miner Thor Explorations, which owns and operates the Segilola gold mine, in Nigeria, produced 20 629 oz of gold in the first quarter of this year at an... 


Assays point to high-grade zones in rare earth exploration of Kangankunde

17th April 2023

Exploration at rare earth and bauxite resources developer Lindian Resources’ Kangankunde rare earths project, in Malawi, has returned long intersections of high-grade, non-radioactive rare earths,... 


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