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Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


Mineral Resources' Mt Marion operation in Western Australia
Beament’s Develop wins Mt Marion contract
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Develop Global, the mining start-up of Bill Beament, has won a A$46-million underground development contract to establish and develop an exploration decline at the Mt Marion lithium... 


ARM founder and executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe and Wits ARM Building.
African Rainbow Minerals provides R20-million for Wits University research
23rd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is supporting postdoctoral research into water, energy and digitalisation at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg.... 


Scott Cummins
Aveng shifts 'epicentre' to Melbourne as it names Cummins as new CEO
22nd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The locus of JSE-listed construction group Aveng is set to shift to Australia following the appointment of Scott Cummins, who currently leads McConnell Dowell, to succeed Sean Flanagan as CEO, as... 


A Blue Motovario Motor Gearbox unit which is being imported by Madacan to supply South Africa's mining sector.
Larger premises boosts stockholding
9th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industrial electrical, electronic and mechanical product supplier Madacan Africa started operations last month at its new premises in the Northlands Business Park in Northriding, which is almost... 


Murray & Roberts sign
M&R describes past year as its ‘most difficult’ since 2008
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The financial year ended June 30 had been the most challenging period for Murray & Roberts (M&R) Holdings since the 2008 global financial crisis, the company said in a statement on November 2. In a... 


A sunset view of the openpit operations with a load dump haul machine in the background owned by Sandfire Resources in Botswana,
Substantial Botswana contract awarded
27th October 2023

Diversified mining services group Perenti reports that its surface mining business in Africa, contract mining provider African Mining Services (AMS), was awarded a contract for openpit mining... 


The Sukari underground mine
Capital poised for further revenue growth
18th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining services provider Capital remains on track to meet its revenue guidance of between $320-million and $340-million for the full-year, after having generated $79.7-million of revenue in the... 


A large electric motor sat on the ground sealed in an orange corrosion proof and fire retardant paint at a mine in Africa
Collaboration to develop heavy-duty motors
13th October 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG’s electric motor designers and engineers have collaborated with global electric motor specialists to develop the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors that meet... 


6 men stood in front of a large metal ball mill wearing PPE
Ninth successful winding project completed
13th October 2023

Electric motor repair service provider Marthinusen & Coutts has performed its ninth on site gearless mill drive winding project for copper miner First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) Cobre copper mine in... 


DRA makes major changes to its board
5th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual-listed engineering, project delivery and operations management group DRA Global has announced the resignation of four of its directors from the company’s board, effective immediately. The ASX-... 


Nicky Oppenheimer.
Conservation: if business-as-usual continues, world’s doomed – Oppenheimer conference hears
4th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

World-renowned conservationist Jane Goodall reminded hundreds of scientists present at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference in Midrand that if the world carries on with a business-as-usual... 


M&R's offices in Bedfordview, Gauteng
M&R again fails to regain control of RUC
4th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering and contracting group Murray & Roberts (M&R) was unable to regain control of RUC, the Australian mining services business it lost when its Australian holding company and Clough entered... 


A large core sample being compared to a standard orange ballpoint pen from an exploration site n Zambia
Explorer commences soil sampling campaign
22nd September 2023

Following the receipt of forest permits in July, energy minerals explorer and developer Tertiary Minerals has started soil sampling at its Konkola West project in Zambia with about 260 soil samples... 


School of Mining in operational surroundings.
New mining school nurturing human capital in anticipation of major upcoming demand
12th September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining company Copper 360, which announced in August that its School of Mining was under development at Concordia operation in the Northern Cape, has launched its first set of courses, aimed... 


CEO Henry Laas
M&R 'still in race’ to regain RUC as it seeks to rebuild from 2023 shock
31st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Downscaled engineering and contracting group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is continuing with efforts to regain control of RUC, the Australian mining services business it lost when its Australian holding... 


Organisation appoints new board
11th August 2023

Internationally recognised nonprofit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) last month announced its new governance board and advisory council to support the next wave of strategic... 


International Day of Woman in Mining celebrated
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Minerals Council South Africa hosted a breakfast celebrating the International Day of Women in Mining on June 15, at The Country Club Johannesburg in Rosebank, Gauteng, themed Equity in Mining is... 


Impala Platinum Rustenburg mine and processing plant with the sun rising through the clouds
Promoting women in PGMs sector
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Platinum group metals miner Impala Platinum (Implats) says it is committed to gender mainstreaming, which is to intentionally advance women in the workplace, and has established plans and policies... 


A photo of Maria Mogenadi wearing PPE at the forefront of a mining operation with load haul vehicles in the background
Women-centric mine contracting company launched
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

With a clear goal to become a reputable service provider to pre-selected blue chip mining companies, black woman-led and women-centric mine contracting company, TseboKgadi has been launched.... 


A group of ladies sat in a conference room with one at the foreground stood up asking the two hosting ladies a question.
Women-led event to highlight mining opportunities
11th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s second yearly Women and Leadership in Mining 2023 event – themed Develop, Unite, Empower – aims to attract over 200 women in various positions across the mining sector to uplift,... 


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
10th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

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... 


IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 


Three large mine dump trucks carrying ore to a processing plant owned by Pensana in Angola
Magnet metals miner thankful for ongoing support
28th July 2023

London-listed magnet metals miner Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley has lauded the ongoing support from the government of Angola, the sovereign wealth fund of Angola – Fundo Soberano de Angola... 


A box of rare earth core samples in a box ready for analysis owned by Ionic Rare Earths in Uganda
Ugandan rare earths project progressing to plan
28th July 2023

Minerals exploration company Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that the Phase 5 drill programme at its 60%-owned Makuutu rare earths project in Uganda, is advancing to plan with the rotary air... 


Copper mine files geological findings
28th July 2023

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining reports promising initial findings from the exploration work completed by the company’s independent geological consultants Geofields... 


Image shows a mining truck
Leo awards $348m mining contract at Goulamina
14th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Leo Lithium has awarded a $348-million openpit mining services contract to Corica Mali for operations at its Goulamina mine, in Mali. The contract encompasses six months of... 


Image of people standing at the DGC stand at the DRC Mining expo
Company expands into DRC with launch of two new entities
14th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A new venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to asset integrity management and industrial solutions company the Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) establishing DGC Africa DRC - a... 


The PMC Lift 2 expansion project is expected to extend the life-of-mine to at least 2038
Palabora’s vent shaft a 'triumph of collaboration’ and remarkable safety performance
4th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The sinking of a 1 200 m ventilation shaft as part of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift 2 expansion is proving to be a partnership success story, based on an unshakeable... 


M&R fails to regain control of RUC, but continues to explore Australia options
M&R fails to regain control of RUC, but continues to explore Australia options
4th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has failed in its bid to regain control of RUC Cementation Mining Contractors (RUC), which was lost to the group when its... 


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