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Firm looks to support mining entrants
8th April 2022

West Africa is now attracting attention for battery minerals mining with a renewed interest likely to draw in explorers and miners of various sizes and capabilities, says consulting engineers and... 


A wastewater treatment plant for a gold mine in Mali, with large blue water tanks and pipe reticulation for the gold mine that uses the water
Modular treatment plant ideal for African mines
8th April 2022

Water and wastewater treatment solutions provider WEC Projects, in conjunction with its partner, minerals processing equipment manufacturer Multotec, has designed and custom engineered a wastewater... 


The sun setting in Mali behind a large generator installation alongside tanks, storage and other structures that comprise a minerals processing plant
Power provider grows West Africa market share
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Power plant designer and manufacturer USP&E Global says the West Africa region currently contributes about 20% to 30% of its yearly revenue. “This figure should continue to grow, owing to an... 


Gold mine achieves record gold ounces poured
8th April 2022

In the fourth quarter of last year (Q421), Canadian gold miner Agnico Eagle’s LaRonde Gold Mining Complex poured its seven-millionth ounce of gold since the beginning of its operations in 1998. The... 


Miner maintains steady production, ESG focus despite challenges
8th April 2022

Despite challenges experienced during 2021, gold miner Gold Fields had a solid operational performance, achieving both production and cost guidance for the year. “Last year, we undertook a detailed... 


A picture fo Prisma Training MD Jacques Farmer Looking out onto an Open cast mine wearing PPE
Training provider opening centre in Ghana
8th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Specialist mining training provider Prisma Training Solutions is finalising its applications to open a formal training centre in Accra, Ghana together with a local partner. Prisma offers customised... 


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Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm
5th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron... 


An image of construction activities taking place at the Platreef project site, with shaft 1 depicted on the left, and the high-to-collar advancement for shaft 2 portrayed on the right
Equipping, changeover on track for March
1st April 2022

Diversified mining company Ivanhoe Mines is expected to complete the equipping and changeover of its Platreef Project Shaft 1 by the end of last month. The construction of the 996-m-level station... 


Vedenta Zinc International executive director and CFO Pushpender Singla.
Vedanta investing R7bn in Gamsberg 'green' zinc expansion
30th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The board of directors of Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) has approved a R7-billion investment into Gamsberg Phase 2 expansion project in the Northern Cape, which will double the mine and plant... 


A yellow grader used for underground roads and pathways part of MacLean’s Mine-Mate utility vehicles range, this is teh GR5
Underground graders coming to Africa
18th March 2022

Underground equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering announced last month that the first-ever MacLean GR5 underground road grader has been shipped to Africa and that additional units have been... 


Large yellow pipes and a filtration system in a mine in Brazil that allow for fresh air to be pumped into the shaft for better breathing
Brazilian mine benefits from cooling system installation
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group has successfully completed the installation of a ventilation and cooling system at the Caraíba mine in the Curaçá river... 


The second-generation WebGen 200 range of wireless initiating systems form small to large, in orange, yellow and green
New blasting system improves safety
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Having developed, and now busy testing its second-generation WebGen™ 200 in Australia and Canada, mining and infrastructure solutions provider Orica says its trials have shown improved safety and... 


A photo of Mine Storage CEO Thomas Johansson stood in front of a lake and wooded area
Abandoned mines can be used for energy storage
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Sweden-based sustainable power transition enabler Mine Storage co-founder and CEO Thomas Johansson notes that the company’s concept of using abandoned underground mines – or those under care and... 


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Now’s the time for full energy freedom, says green hydrogen stalwart Andrew Forrest
17th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Let’s give energy sovereignty to the world. Renewable energy is everywhere. Every country can produce it. Now is the time to capture it, and have full energy freedom, enthused Fortescue Metals... 


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Miner capitalises on strong price environment
11th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Heavy minerals miner Base Resources is aiming to maintain efficient mining at its Kwale mineral sands mining operation, in Kenya, so that it can capitalise on a strong price environment. “Our Kwale... 


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Decarbonisation standing out as key metals/mining value driver – Wood Mackenzie
4th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

As pressure mounts for the world to align meaningfully with the 1.5 °C global temperature rise scenario, decarbonisation is standing out as a key driver of metals and mining value. “This has... 


Three slurry dams next to each other at the Zululand Anthracite Colliery owned by Menar that shows an embankment and berm which were constructed hours after a wall failure
Filter press installation nearing completion
4th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Local anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) is installing a filter press at its coal washing plant, in Emakhalathini, KwaZulu-Natal. The filter press will remove slurry from the... 


A pile of kimberlite stones which are the general ore from which diamonds are mined
Kimberlite research could help reverse emissions
4th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Global diamond corporation Alrosa Group is working with Russia’s leading research centres to study the carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption capabilities of kimberlite to determine whether it could... 


A large solar plant at the Evander mine, which should be extended even further, subject to regulatory approval
Solar plant to be commissioned by May
4th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

The first photovoltaic (PV) solar plant to be completed and commissioned by a mining company in South Africa is on track to produce 100% steady-state power generation by May, says midtier gold... 


Zevoli GP executive director Mpopi Khupe
Increased demand despite pandemic’s effects
25th February 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Following structural changes at several client organisations that affected the available internal Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) implementation capacity, ESD advisory and project... 


PMI MD Ashwini Bakshi
Agility will prove beneficial in mining project management
25th February 2022

With multidimensional and multifaceted change being the only constant in the mining industry, nonprofit organisation Project Management Institute (PMI) says an agile approach to project management... 


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Project to help diversify critical minerals production
18th February 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The shovel-ready status of North American miner Fortune Minerals’ NICO cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project positions it well to help diversify the sources of critical minerals in North America in... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Red tape delaying R90bn investment in ready-to-go projects – Minerals Council
14th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Red tape is delaying investment worth R90-billion in ready-to-go mining-related projects, at a time when the South African economy is in desperate need of such projects proceeding, to create jobs... 


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Directors face potential liability for climate change risks – Webber Wentzel
8th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Directors face potential liability if they fail to carry out their fiduciary duties to curb climate change risks and do not make complete disclosures about climate-related risks, Webber Wentzel... 


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CCUS not viable for S Africa yet
4th February 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Despite North America and the UK being the global frontrunners in carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), with more than 40 new related projects announced last year, society body the... 


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South Africa needs to embrace Ubuntu principles in going green, webinar hears
31st January 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In decarbonising and going green, South Africa needs to embrace the principles of Ubuntu and show humanity towards others. That view was expressed by Gold Fields South Africa executive VP Martin... 


JSE has role to play in sustainable energy transition
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The JSE has a role to play in creating an enabling environment for more sustainable practices, particularly in terms of South Africa’s transition to using renewable energies, JSE chief... 


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Miner to build climate-change-resilient businesses
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Environmental, social and corporate governance is central to diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater’s strategy, and guides the company in how it operates and generates shared value for its... 


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Sustainability, majority shareholder driving miner’s strategy
28th January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local gold producer DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius says the market response to the global transition to clean energy, as well as the strategy and energy plans of the company’s majority shareholder,... 


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New high-grade lode discovery at Kibali excites Barrick CEO
24th January 2022 By: Darren Parker

Gold miner Barrick Gold revealed at a media briefing in Kinshasha, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on January 21, that underground drilling at the Kibali gold mine’s KCD orebody was... 


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