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Cover image of 22-page ‘Year of Decisive Action’ document to mark ANC’s 111th anniversary.
Enable South Africa to become green hydrogen centre – ANC
9th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Enabling South Africa to become a green hydrogen centre through government support is highlighted in the January 8 Statement 2023 of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National... 

Study shows PV plant’s value
16th December 2022

Canadian miner Giyani Metals provided results of a feasibility study (FS) conducted for its K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, located in Botswana, last month. The FS results followed... 

An aearial image of Menar's Zululand Anthracite Colliery
Expansion project on track
16th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Investment company Menar’s Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) expansion project is in the shaft development phase and first coal is expected by April 2023. The project will increase production at... 

An image of a excavator for Menar
Greenfield project deemed feasible
16th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s greenfield Gugulethu project – located south-east of Hendrina, in Mpumalanga – forms part of the miner’s expansion objectives to become a larger... 

An image of Exxaro's Grootgeluk's processing plant
Projects move miner towards sustainability
16th December 2022

Mining company Exxaro’s “Mega Projects” are geared toward ensuring sustainability through initiatives dedicated to incorporating diverse stakeholder perspectives, strengthening its existing human... 

A platinum processing plant in the sunset
Increased output attributed to facility expansion
16th December 2022 By: Halima Frost

Aim-listed metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group’s Inyoni platinum group metals (PGMs) processing facility, in Gauteng, has successfully increased its operational output, subsequent to the... 

A field of sunflowers at the Implats shaft 1 complex in South Africa
Prioritising energy security
16th December 2022 By: Halima Frost

As part of its greater five-year, R50-billion capital investment programme to extend life-of-mine (LoM) development at several of its operations, platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum... 

Image of solar panels on Khanyisa solar photovoltaic plant 1
Solar helps mine reduce costs, decarbonise, mitigate loadshedding
16th December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The construction of gold miner Gold Fields’ 50 MW Khanyisa solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its South Deep gold mine was completed in August this year, and Gold Fields executive VP Martin Preece... 

Image of Sukari mine PV site
‘Largest’ solar hybrid project commissioned at mine
16th December 2022

During the international community‘s search for solutions to the climate crisis at the COP27 conference in Egypt in November, international project developer JUWI published a release noting that it... 

A map depicting the Waterberg project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa
Preconstruction programme approved in principle
16th December 2022

In October New York Stock Exchange-listed mining house Platinum Group Metals (PTM) reported that the Waterberg Joint Venture (JV) Resources, in principle approved a R380-million pre-construction... 

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Company builds centralised control room for mine
2nd December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron completed a 360° control room at a mine in the Northern Cape province this year. The control room is a showcase for the implementation of... 

Image of Peikko MD Daniel Petrov
Supplier aids tunnel construction
2nd December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction materials supplier Peikko South Africa has partnered with a local construction company to develop an innovative ventilation tunnel design for a headgear structure in a mine located in... 

Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
Strong call for rapid green hydrogen investment by ramp-up backer
30th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for final investment decisions (FIDs) on a multiplicity of green hydrogen projects was made at the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town yesterday by H2Global, a market... 

Hydrogen promises to be the next frontier in clean energy technology due to its extensive value chain applications.
R4-trillion needed for South Africa’s hydrogen economy, PIC declares
28th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Public Investment Corporation (PIC) stated on Monday that more than R4.3-trillion is required for the development of the hydrogen economy, which it declared positive for... 

Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck.
South Africa’s mining market is dynamic and fast-moving, Siemens Large Drives finds
25th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is a super dynamic and super fast-moving market, says Siemens Large Drives global solutions head Oliver Beck, who has just completed a week of discussions with customers to highlight... 

Tailings being washed down for processing at one of DRD Golds tailing facilities in Johannesburg
Gold miner releases tailings policy
25th November 2022

Global gold miner DRDGold released its tailings management policy, earlier this month. The aim of the new policy is to ensure that the interests of all relevant stakeholders – including... 

The tailings roadmap released by global organization International Council on Mining and Metals aims to help significantly reduce taiings waste form mining and metals processing operations
Global organisation publishes tailings reduction roadmap
25th November 2022

Global CEO-led organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in September published its tailings reduction roadmap as part of a broader innovation initiative to develop solutions... 

A dry tailings dam which has been inspected by SRK Consulting
Tailings critical liability in mining – consultancy
25th November 2022

Tailings storage facilities (TSFs) represent one of the most critical liabilities associated with the mining industry, says engineering and scientific consultancy SRK Consulting tailings... 

A sonic cone penetration testing unit drill rig onthe floor of a factory after being unpacked at the Geogroup offices in gauteng south africa
New implements to complement tailings testing portfolio
25th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Civil and mining geotechnical service provider GeoGroup has received the first of three new geotechnical surveying implements, which the company has commissioned to complement its range of tailings... 

Roger Baxter.
South Africa’s crime crisis ruling out economic growth, sustainability discussion hears
23rd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s economic paradox is that it cannot grow economically if it has a burgeoning crime crisis but it is unable to solve the burgeoning crime crisis if it is not growing. That was the... 

Pallinghurst Group managing partner and cofounder Arne Frandsen.
Sedibelo Platinum will now have wind power as well as solar and smelterless technology
18th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Latest news from Sedibelo Platinum Mines in North West province is that the company’s Pilanesberg platinum mines situated in the Bushveld Complex, 207 km west of Johannesburg, will not only have... 

Green hydrogen and fuel cell collaboration announced by Nel and General Motors of the US.
Top green hydrogen/fuel cell collaboration boost for platinum-group metals
16th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A joint development agreement struck between global majors Nel Hydrogen US and General Motors is expected to speed up the development of green hydrogen technology that is competitive with fossil... 

Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 

An image of Zevoli Grwoth Partners MD Mpopi Khupe
Stringent standards dampening SMMEs’ participation
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) advisory and project management firm  Zevoli Growth Partners (ZGP) has partnered with education and training solutions provider African Management... 

An image of VP Henry Jonker
Skills shortages detrimental to mining projects
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

To carry out any mining project, one must have the necessary tools, skills and knowledge to optimise time and produce high-quality work. Ability to do this requires continuous development, training... 

An image of University of Pretoria Professor Giel Bekker
Scrupulous project management deemed a must
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The most important aspect of project management – a proven management discipline that focuses efforts, engages stakeholders and provides a framework within which work is integrated and closely... 

An image of SSG’s KEY360 boardroom
App revolutionises project management
4th November 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Consulting firm SSG Consulting founder and CEO Steven Golding, in partnership with his team, designed and developed the award-winning KEY360 Management Platform that has become a “highly esteemed”... 

Exploration under way on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex.
Ivanhoe exploration award draws high-spirited comment on northern limb
28th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The northern limb of the Bushveld Complex is attracting real exploration interest in the form of Platinum Group Metals, Sylvania Platinum and now Ivanhoe Mines, AmaranthCX director and founder Paul... 

I light bulb with a plant inside being held by a hand with fields behind in the sunset
Council pushes for continued best practice
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

For South Africa to remain competitive amid the global drive to a greener economy, its mining sector must continue its efforts to decarbonise and respond better to shifting value pools. “It must... 

A man in a hard hat at the exploration face looking at a rock
Lack of follow-through denting exploration
28th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Of the more than 1 000 prospecting rights granted in 2019 and 2020, virtually none  awarded to emerging mining companies progressed beyond the application and approval process, says mining... 

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