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Aerison lodges A$47.5m dispute with Roy Hill
12th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed engineering and construction provider Aerison Group has lodged a formal dispute with iron-ore giant Roy Hill, claiming the miner owes A$47.5-million for services rendered. Aerison was... 


Mines change approach to water management
12th May 2023 By: Bonginkosi Tiwane

Water is a crucial resource and plays a vital role in the mining sector, but climate change and sustainability challenges have forced mines to reconsider their approach to water management. Various... 


Lithium developer reduces reliance on freshwater resources
12th May 2023

With its Portugal-based Barroso lithium project, European lithium developer Savannah Resources intends to use a closed-loop water system to reduce its reliance on having to draw water from the... 


ABGM India business head Kamal Chatterjee
ABGM's partnership with Tata Steel to unlock mining opportunities in India, South Africa
10th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining engineering services provider and consultancy A&B Global Mining (ABGM) has signed a cooperation agreement with major steelmaker Tata Steel to identify and pursue opportunities in the mining... 


Noah Greenhill, former senior marketing and business development GM of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Something must be done to make exploration investment attractive – ex-JSE stalwart Noah Greenhill
8th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Beginning in the early 1970s, the Canadian government said guys, we're losing ground in exploration investment. We don't seem to be attracting any of that cash. Let's introduce something that... 


Nigel Townshend.
Shaft-sinking boom-time stalwart Nigel Townshend returns as chair of mining services company
26th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining luminary of South Africa’s shaft-sinking boom period at the beginning of the millennium Nigel Townshend is back in action as the newly appointed nonexecutive chairperson of United Mining... 


Dr Andy Robertson
SRK Global, RGC announce passing of founder Dr Andy Robertson
24th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining industry geotechnical and environmental engineering services company Robertson GeoConsultants (RGC) and engineering consultancy SRK Global have announced the passing of the companies'... 


A Truscan machine which uses high-resolution sample scanning and x-ray fluorescence to better asses ores, being manned by a male technician in PPE
Firm branches out, improves technology offering
21st April 2023 By: Halima Frost

International exploration company Boart Longyear announced the launch of its new subsidiary Veracio, which will combine science and digital technologies in a single, integrated platform for the... 


Acquisition will expand company’s portfolio
21st April 2023

Mining and industrial machinery developer Komatsu announced in December that it has entered into an agreement to acquire underground mining, tunnelling and special civil engineering equipment... 


Heraeus Precious Metals Executive Vice-President New Business Philipp Walter.
Platinum-based hydrogen production is in competitive upscale mode, Heraeus’ Walter reports
20th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals- (PGM-) based proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a competitive technology in upscale mode and is making its mark in electrolysis for hydrogen production as well as... 


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Weir boosts W African efficiency
7th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals’ extensive experience allows it to comprehend clients’ processes, needs and operational hurdles to design solutions that enhance processing... 


More skills and exploration needed - Minister
5th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has acknowledged the need for continued investment in exploration and the need for more staff within the resources sector. Speaking at the Powering the... 


Triton awards major contract to Chinese engineering company
3rd April 2023 By: Darren Parker

Chinese equipment engineering and supply company Yantai Oriental Metallurgical Engineering (Yome) has been awarded a contract for front-end engineering design (FEED) works for the process plant and... 


ENSafrica's safety and health webinar team.
Trackless mobile machinery one of mining’s burning issues, ENSafrica webinar hears
3rd April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s new trackless mobile machinery (TMM) regulations published five months ago are one of mining’s burning issues and perhaps an undeclared state of national disaster for some, ENSafrica... 


A construction site out in the bush with koppies in the background, where the refrigeration plant and fan station at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde No 3 Shaft project in the western limb of the Bushveld Complex is being construvted
Shaft ventilation project making headway
31st March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group says it is on track to complete a turnkey project for the design and construction of the refrigeration plant and fan... 


Rifle-Shot Performance Business Development Director Dilley Naidoo.
Mining needs truth-and-reconciliation approach to ESG, says Rifle-Shot’s Naidoo
29th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies need to approach environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles on a truth and reconciliation footing and be honest about where they are on a scale of one to 10, says... 


Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 


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DMTKai Batla celebrates 15 years, continues digital push in mining sector
3rd March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Celebrating 15 years in business this year, Kai Batla, a minerals consultancy established during the 2008 financial crisis, is making a strong push into the digital space with the support of its... 


South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 


Two drill rigs working on an opencast gold operation in Namibia
Firm receives two new rigs
24th February 2023

Emerging Namibian drilling contractor KODO Drilling has taken delivery of two Leopard DI650i surface drill rigs from global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ Namibia branch.... 


A large openpit uranium mine in Namibia with mine trucks moving ore to the processing facility
Namibia’s current capacity unpacked - Institute
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

The Namibian uranium sector is not only recovering from a global slump but is also, in fact, growing, owing to uranium prices improving amid positive supply and demand fundamentals, says Namibian... 


A sunset picture of a helicopter kicking up dust above the Elevate uranium mine in Namibia
Uranium demand growing on back of Paris Agreement
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Global analysts suggest that a greater uptake of nuclear power generation is expected in the future, in line with predictions that global utility uncovered uranium requirements will rise... 


A head and torso image of Dyna Training Namibia country head Hilma Haimbili
Demand for training increasing markedly
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Upskilling and empowerment company Dyna Training Namibia has noted a marked increase in demand for supervisory skills training in the country’s mining industry. Although its core clients focus on... 


Expansion to lithium production ongoing
24th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Aim- and NSX-listed Andrada Mining, formerly AfriTin Mining, says its pivot towards a focus on lithium production, having previously treated lithium as a by-product, is becoming increasingly more... 


worker checking roof of mine
No fall of ground fatalities so far in 2023
23rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

So far this year, no fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities have been recorded in South Africa’s mines, Mandela Mining Precinct advanced orebody knowledge programme manager Michelle Pienaar said on... 


Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining... 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 


Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 


MSA Group MD Dr Ian Haddon
MSA Group to establish Saudi Arabia office to meet soaring consultancy demand
9th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

With the opening up of the mining regulatory and investment sectors in Saudi Arabia, exploration and mining consultancy MSA Group, together with joint venture (JV) partner Saudi Arabian company the... 


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