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EQ Resources awards A$179m mining contract at Mt Carbine
29th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Tungsten developer EQ Resources has awarded a A$179-million contract to NRW subsidiary Golding Contractors to restart openpit mining at the Mt Carbine tungsten mine, in Queensland. The scope of... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


A photo of Roger Baxter speaking at an indaba podium with Bernard Swanepoel in the background.
Junior Indaba to highlight challenges, opportunities
19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Junior Indaba event – aimed at explorers, developers and investors in the African junior mining sector – will feature a panel discussion on efforts to create a junior mining environment... 


A sheet of platinum bullion bars with one solitary gold bar on top
Coal, platinum of most interest in growing junior space
19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Junior miner-generated revenue in 2022 proportionally exceeded that of other South African mining-generated revenue, according to Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners desk lead... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Shadow Mineral Resources Minister James Lorimer.
Mantashe: Exploration funds July; Lorimer: Mining new deal can create poverty-busting jobs
16th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The first R500-million worth of mineral exploration funds will be available from July, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told Parliament on May 16 when Shadow Mineral Resources... 


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... 


Hastings awards A$210m EPC contract
3rd May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Hastings Technology Metals has awarded a A$210-million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its Yangibana rare earths project, in Western Australia, to... 


Perenti wins major contract in Ghana
1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contractor Perenti has won a A$630-million, 60-month mining contract from gold miner Newmont at its Subika underground gold mine, in Ghana. Perenti said on Monday the UMA joint venture (JV),... 


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... 


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... 


Barminco's contract at Flying Fox extended
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Perenti subsidiary Barminco has been given a A$30-million contract extension at battery metals miner IGO’s Flying Fox nickel mine, in Western Australia. Barminco has been the... 


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... 


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... 


M&R CEO Henry Laas
M&R reports progress in bid to regain control of Australian mining business
28th March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed engineering and construction company Murray & Roberts (M&R) has announced developments that could result in it regaining control of RUC Cementation Mining Contractors (RUC), it... 


Epiroc to deliver $17m worth of new equipment to Kipushi in DRC
23rd March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has won a large order from mining contractor JCHX Mining and Construction for equipment to be used at an underground mine that is reopening in the Democratic... 


Mining services company reports third consecutive year of growth
16th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Global mining services company Capital has announced a third consecutive year of material growth. The company's revenue for the 2022 financial year amounted to $290.3-million, a 28% increase from... 


Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.
Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster
13th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild South Africa’s struggling economy. That is among... 


Thiess wins A$155m contract in Chile
3rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Contract miner Thiess has won a A$155-million mining services contract from joint venture (JV) Minera Centinela to perform full-service mining at the Llano copper project, located in the Sierra... 


M&R CEO Henry Laas
Downsized M&R seeks salvation in mining and renewables after ‘devastating’ period
2nd March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Murray & Roberts (M&R) CEO Henry Laas has described the group’s loss of control over RUC Cementation Mining Contractors as a consequence of its Australian holding company, or MRPL, having been... 


The Two Rivers platinum mine
DRA secured new contracts, rebased the business in 2022
28th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Deals worth A$638-million were awarded to multidisciplinary engineering, project management and operations management group DRA Global in 2022, as the group sought to strengthen its relationships... 


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... 


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... 


Aveng CEO Sean Flanagan
Aveng on track to settle its legacy debt by June
21st February 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Aveng remains on track to settle the remaining R353-million of its South African legacy debt this year, CEO Sean Flanagan said on February 21. At its height in 2018, this debt amounted... 


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... 


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