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Cameron Mackay

Cameron Mackay

Cameron Mackay is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Cameron Mackay

EFFICIENT ENERGY ONBOARDING 
Developers will be able to submit their applications for energy projects more efficiently

Inside the Energy One Stop Shop and its drive to fast-track electricity projects

27th October 2023

The Energy One Stop Shop (EOSS), officially launched by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 27, is in the ramp-up phase of a four-stage process aimed at fast-tracking the... 


LBMA launches RfP to digitise ‘responsible gold’ guide

6th October 2023

The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has launched a request for proposal (RfP) for a digital ecosystem that will provide trust and confidence to support the integrity of the market, and the... 


A loader handling coal at a mine

Coal waste repurposing

29th September 2023

An opportunity exists for the target rehabilitation of coarse and ultrafine coal waste streams and stockpiles in the local coal sector, said green coal solutions provider River Energy South Africa... 


Kropz reports $14.1m in interim revenue

28th September 2023

African phosphate developer and producer Kropz Group recorded revenue of $14.1-million for the six months ended June 30. The interim period also saw it record the first sales from the trial... 


Hummingbird agrees financing package with Coris Bank for $55m

28th September 2023

Gold producer Hummingbird Resources has agreed to refinance a portion of its existing financing partner Coris Bank International's group loan facilities and has secured additional funding as... 


De Grey strengthens balance sheet with A$300m placement

28th September 2023

Australian gold explorer De Grey Mining has launched a fully underwritten two tranche placement of new fully paid ordinary shares to raise A$300-million, strengthening its balance sheet and... 


Tsodilo welcomes positive court outcome in Botswana

28th September 2023

International resource exploration company Tsodilo Resources says the High Court of Botswana has rendered an order that interdicts and restrains the Mines and Energy Minister – through the... 


Cornish begins wet commissioning of South Crofty water treatment plant

28th September 2023

Mineral exploration and development company Cornish Metals – focused on its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, the UK – has commenced wet commissioning of its newly constructed mine water... 


Akobo’s shares start trading on the OTCQX Best Market

28th September 2023

Ethiopia-focused gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals announced on September 28 that its shares would now trade on the OTCQX Best Market, under the ticker symbol of AKOBF. The OTCQX... 


Bushveld receives initial R150m from Southern Point

26th September 2023

Vanadium and energy storage solutions company Bushveld Minerals reported on Tuesday that it had received the R150-million ($8.1-million) in interim working capital from investment fund Southern... 


JSE capital markets director Valdene Reddy

JSE remains important capital market for AngloGold

26th September 2023

Despite moving its primary listing to New York, AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has affirmed significance of South Africa as a capital market and source of liquidity for the gold mining major. Following... 


Alpha Copper to acquire Okeover project

26th September 2023

Canadian junior Alpha Copper has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Okeover copper/molybdenum project, in British Columbia. The company is buying the project from exploration firm... 


Empire Metals raises £3m to expand and accelerate Pitfield exploration

26th September 2023

Gold and copper exploration and development company Empire Metals has raised £3-million to advance exploration at its Pitfield project, in Western Australia. This was done by way of an... 


Gemfields’ rough emeralds and rubies continue to be in demand after the step-change in market pricing seen across last year

Gemfields expects lower 2023 financial performance

22nd September 2023

Gemstone producer Gemfields has demonstrated robust financial performance during the first half of 2023.  However, CEO Sean Gilbertson cautioned on Friday that the company is unlikely to replicate... 


Amerigo’s MVC mine resumes normal operations

22nd September 2023

Minera Valle Central (MVC), Amerigo Resources mine near Rancagua, in Chile, has resumed normal production after removing more than 2.2-million m2 of water from the Cauquenes historical tailings... 


Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially opened the border post in Zimbabwe in late August

Zimbabwe Beitbridge border post PPP testament to Raubex’s 49 years of experience

22nd September 2023

South African infrastructure development and construction materials supply group Raubex CEO Felicia Msiza enthuses that the project Raubex completed for the Zimbabwean government’s road authority... 


Fortuna completes acquisition of Chesser, strengthening West African presence

21st September 2023

Canadian precious metals minerFortuna has closed the previously announced acquisition of gold exploration company Chesser Resources. Fortuna acquired 100% of the fully paid ordinary shares of... 


LBMA launches RfP to digitise responsible gold guidance

21st September 2023

The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has launched a request for proposal (RfP) for a digital ecosystem that will provide trust and confidence to support the integrity of the market, and the... 


Solidarity questions if potential Kloof 4 layoffs are necessary

18th September 2023

Trade union Solidarity is concerned about the fate of almost 3 000 Sibanye-Stillwater mineworkers whose jobs may be in jeopardy in the future, as the mining company considers the future of its... 


Descycle non-executive chairperson Ian Cockerill

Ian Cockerill appointed Descycle chairperson

18th September 2023

Metals recovery company Descycle has appointed mining and metals industry veteran Ian Cockerill as nonexecutive chairperson. He succeeds Geoff McNamara, who will remain on the board as a... 


Andrada confirms lithium intersected pegmatites from Lithium Ridge drilling

18th September 2023

Namibian metals mining company Andrada Mining on September 18 confirmed that all drill holes – from assay results for the remaining reverse circulation (RC) exploration drilling results of an... 


The rough emeralds sold were extracted by Kagem, which is 75% owned by Gemfields and 25% by the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia

Gemfields’ latest emerald auction generates $25.5m in revenue

18th September 2023

Gemstone producer Gemfields earned revenues of $25.5-million from its latest auction of commercial-quality rough emeralds recovered from the Kagem mine, in Zambia. All 43 lots put on offer were... 


Implats rebrands RBPlat subsidiary as Impala Bafokeng

18th September 2023

Local platinum-group metals (PGMs) group Impala Platinum (Implats) has renamed its newest subsidiary – PGMs miner Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) – as Impala Bafokeng. Implats has also rebranded... 


Pensana confirms rare-earth mineralisation at Angola target

15th September 2023

Metals company Pensana on September 14 confirmed that the  Sulima West laterite target at its Coola exploration project, in Angola, contains three main types of rare-earth minerals. This was... 


With the Rainbow Hammarsdale expansion, Rainbow has re-instated roughly 750 jobs, with an additional 100 jobs to be initiated by June next year

Rainbow celebrates 60 years of processing excellence, embarks on new growth chapter

15th September 2023

Poultry company Rainbow on August 28 marked the commemoration of its sixtieth anniversary with an event held in Hammarsdale, in KwaZulu-Natal. This occasion served as a tribute to Rainbow's six... 


As a proof-of-concept project, Marsfontein is delivering diamond recoveries and values above expectations

Mining of dumps, exploration ongoing at Marsfontein project

13th September 2023

Diamond producer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) states that mining at the dumps of the company’s Marsfontein project is ongoing. In an update on its Marsfontein and Thorny River projects, in South Africa,... 


Wind turbines

HyProMag to participate in project to develop UK circular supply chain for wind turbine rare-earth magnets

12th September 2023

Resources development company Mkango Resources reports that rare-earth magnetic recycling company HyProMag, in which it owns a majority stake, is collaborating with EMR, the Offshore Renewable... 


Critical Mineral Resources expanding its portfolio

12th September 2023

Clean energy commodities exploration and development company Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) on September 12 provided its first operational update since acquiring its Moroccan subsidiary Atlantic... 


Image of Malan Scholes Attorneys director Lia Bolz

Lack of ‘active enforcement’ of the law to tackle illegal mining decried

8th September 2023

The intervention of the government and the South African Police Service (Saps) is crucial for enforcing the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),... 


Renewable energy and hydrogen infrastructure

Maximising hydrogen potential vital, says DSI director-general

6th September 2023

Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) director-general Dr Phil Mjwara has highlighted the importance of maximising the potential of hydrogen technologies in the South African economy,... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman

Sibanye’s gold operations offset impact of lower PGM prices

29th August 2023

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater’s strategic commodity and geographical diversification served it well in the six months ended June 30, with a turnaround in its... 


Tshiamiso Trust collaboration helps reduce pipeline of deferred, incomplete claims 

25th August 2023

Compensation fund Tshiamiso Trust CEO Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda has noted that collaboration with the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases (MBOD), mining consultancy TEBA and the departments of Home... 


These beneficiation plants will be similar to those at the Mooinooi Sylvania Dump operations in terms of circuit configuration and technology

Sylvania subsidiary signs chrome, PGMs ore treatment JV agreement with design engineering firm

25th August 2023

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sylvania Platinum’s wholly owned South African subsidiary Sylvania Metals has entered into an unincorporated joint venture (JV) agreement with design engineer... 


Image of Malan Scholes Attorneys director Lia Bolz

Government, Saps’ involvement crucial for MPRDA enforcement

23rd August 2023

The intervention of the government and the South African Police Service (Saps) is crucial for enforcing the implementation of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA),... 


Marula Mining admitted to Apex segment of Aquis Stock Exchange

23rd August 2023

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining has joined the Apex segment of UK-based capital market company Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE), with effect from market open on August 23.... 


Wesizwe resumes operations at Bakubung mine

22nd August 2023

Platinum group metals miner Wesizwe Platinum on August 22 informed its shareholders that Bakubung Platinum Mine has successfully re-opened and resumed activities. Operations ground to a halt in... 


Novare's rooftop PV project is a proactive response to actively managing the industry's negative impacts and promoting sustainability

Pan-African property group launches rooftop solar panel investment drive

18th August 2023

Investment solutions company Novare, which has a substantial property portfolio in Africa, on August 1 announced a significant investment in rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panels as an eco-friendly and... 


Sanral's Centurion Central Operations Centre

Sanral to coordinate national effort to repair potholes

18th August 2023

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga on July 31 attended the official launch of the Vala Zonke War Room, which will monitor and manage all pothole repairs in the country from the State-owned South... 


Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece

Gold Fields reports solid operating results despite challenges

17th August 2023

Gold miner Gold Fields delivered solid operating results for the six months ended in June 30, despite various challenges. The company’s attributable production decreased by 4% year-on-year, in line... 


A lack of investment in coal mining globally has raised concerns for coal supply going forward. This, coupled with high demand, could result in supply constraints and high prices

Coal crucial for alleviating poverty and loadshedding

17th August 2023

Despite the negative impacts that coal-fired power stations have on the environment and local populations, localized energy solutions developer NET Energy owner Mike Blenkinsop has stressed that... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu

Coal still has role to play despite naysayers, Menar MD tells conference

15th August 2023

Resources investment company Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu has emphasised that South Africa is on the precipice of a significant industrial revolution. Fuelling this revolution, however, will require a... 


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