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The above image depicts engineering solutions provider WSP principal associate Priyal Dama-Fakir
Increased emphasis on water stewardship in mining sector
4th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Mining companies need to start investigating and implementing a measured system to reduce their dependence on external water sources to maintain and ensure the sustainability of their operations... 


The above image depicts the filter press machine has an automated function to release its accumulated solid load at the end of the process
Plant commissioned to reduce use of freshwater
4th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) has commissioned a new 25-ton-an-hour filter press, worth R14.5-million, at its Emakhalathini coal washing plant, in KwaZulu-Natal, following... 


The above image depicts the Global Water Challenge was an open innovation call that sought out water treatment solutions to sustainably enhance water recovery within the mining industry
Water innovation challenge launched
4th August 2023

In line with its vision for a water-secure world by 2030, diversified miner BHP, in alliance with public-private partnership company Fundación Chile's open-innovation initiative Expande, launched... 


The above image depicts the SurfCleaner provided two SCO 1000 hybrid skimmer oil-water separators for use in an underground wash bay at a large iron-ore mine
Nature-inspired oil-water separator employed underground
4th August 2023

Water treatment specialist SurfCleaner has supplied its specialist water treatment technology to a large underground iron-ore mine, to treat water used in an underground wash bay. SurfCleaner... 


Cerro Corona Gold mine in Peru
Gold Fields notes progress in meeting tailings management standard
3rd August 2023 By: Darren Parker

New York- and JSE-listed Gold Fields has released two yearly tailings disclosure reports for its Tarkwa and Cerro Corona mines in Ghana and Peru, respectively, detailing their level of conformance... 


Image shows the BHP logo
BHP and Toyota collaborate on decarbonisation
3rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major BHP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Toyota Australia to enhance safety and decarbonisation measures within BHP's Australian operations. A primary objective of... 


Surface works under way at the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project west of Johannesburg.
Gold miner reserving rights to develop project for benefit of people of South Africa
2nd August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold mining company Pan African on Wednesday gave stern notice that it will not tolerate the actions of a few parties with selfish interests that want to derail the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings... 


Fortescue appoints energy CFO
2nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore and green energy company Fortescue has announced the appointment of Deborah Caudle as CFO for the Fortescue Energy division, from September this year. Caudle, along with Mark Hutchinson,... 


The Secunda complex
In appeal against air-quality decision, Sasol again makes case for load-based emission limit
1st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to formally appeal a decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to decline its application to have its Secunda boilers regulated using a... 


Pan African Resources chairperson Keith Spencer.
Funding closes for gold project with potential to be shining modern mining exemplar
1st August 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Funding has closed for the gold-from-dumps mining project west of Johannesburg, which has the potential to make the surrounding towns thrive once again, and be a shining example of what modern... 


Qld invests in new battery tech
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has set aside A$24-million to invest into flow batteries from local manufacturers to support the next stage of the state’s local battery capability. The new battery... 


Image shows the Mt Keith operations
Nickel West marking decarbonisation targets
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP’s Nickel West division is well on its way to decarbonising, with the Kalgoorlie smelter, the Kwinana refinery and the Kambalda concentrator being 100% fuelled by renewable... 


Mogale Tailings Retreatment project operations manager Oriel Shikwambana.
Most of 500 employees for constructing gold-from-dumps project will be local
31st July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Employees for the construction of the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng’s West Rand will be largely locally sourced. “We aim to employ approximately 500 employees during construction... 


Ranger could face higher costs and more delays - ERA
28th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has warned of further delays and cost increases for the rehabilitation of its Ranger project in the Northern Territory. The company on Friday said... 


An image of Hydromet mineral processing technology that Lifezone Metals has developed for the processing of nickle
Marketing of nickel product from new mine starts
28th July 2023

An offtake marketing process has been initiated by modern metals mining company Lifezone Metals pertaining to the nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project, in north-west Tanzania,... 


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... 


A large red rock which shows clear indications of a high grade iron-ore deposit
ESG certification for Gabon iron-ore producer
28th July 2023

Emerging African iron-ore producer Genmin advised last month that it was awarded environmental, social and governance (ESG) certification by independent, transparent assessment platform Digbee ESG.... 


the Colluli potash project in Eritrea in a stark dry landscpe
Miner divests from Eritrean potash project
28th July 2023

ASX- and LSE-listed potash company Danakali announced in March it had successfully divested its 50% stake in the Colluli Mining Share Company (CMSC), which owns the Colluli potash project in... 


A group of men in PPE stood around a drill rig that is doing core drilling for Resources Mining Corporation's Liparamba nickel project in Tanzania
Exploration drilling starts at Tanzanian nickel project
28th July 2023

A maiden 1 800 m reverse circulation (RC) drilling programme was started by Australian battery metals exploration company Resource Mining Corporation (RMC) in May, at its Liparamba nickel project,... 


Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
Global coal demand, supply set to remain at an all-time high in 2023
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects coal demand to remain at an all-time high this year. This follows after global coal demand reached an all-time high in 2022, rising above... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Southern Africa is now Anglo’s only business region not on renewable energy
27th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Southern Africa is now the only region in the Anglo American business fold that is not on renewable energy because the company cannot go to a market and acquire that energy in the same way that it... 


ICMM members to reveal progress on implementing tailings standard in August
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Members of global mining body the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will publish details of their progress in conforming with the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management for... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Challenge of producing green hydrogen economically has been met – Natascha Viljoen
26th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The challenge of producing green hydrogen economically is now done and dusted. “That box has been ticked,” Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen assured Mining Weekly in a Zoom interview.... 


Department of Mineral Resources Regional Manager Siyabonga Vezi (left) and Pan African Resources CEO Cobus Loots at the official sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the R2.5-billion Mogale Tailings Retreatment project.
Mogale gold-from-dumps project takes off on West Rand
25th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The official sod-turning ceremony for the Mogale Tailings Retreatment project on Gauteng's West Rand took place on Tuesday, July 25. The R2.5-billion project, near Krugersdorp and Kagiso, received... 


Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 


Govt grant opens for methane reduction technologies
20th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has opened grant applications for research into reducing methane emissions in the resources sector. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King said the... 


Funding, skills and logistics remain challenges for junior coal miners
19th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Junior miners Ndalamo Resources founder and CEO Shammy Luvhengo, Morupule Coal Mine CEO Edwin Elias and energy company Shumba Energy chairperson Alan Clegg on July 18 outlined various challenges,... 


Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft in Rustenburg.
Impala Platinum taking steps to develop solar energy plant in Rustenburg
19th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Impala Platinum on Wednesday announced its intention to develop a 100 MW-plus solar energy plant at its platinum group metals operations in North West province. The subsidiary of the Johannesburg... 


Aus joins methane mitigation alliance
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia has signed the joint statement on Accelerating Methane Mitigation from the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Value Chain, joining the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Union.... 


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