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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... 


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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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Mining industry leads way in Covid-19 health and safety
21st January 2022

South Africa and the rest of the world have faced formidable challenges over the last two years, caused by the Covid-19 virus, and the various variants thereof.  Law firm ENSAfrica mine and... 


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Company stresses need for on-site mining medical services
21st January 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Mining companies that partner with professional medical consultants to provide on-site medical assistance have the confidence that medical issues are treated appropriately and quickly. This... 


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Exciting green ammonia export plan for Nelson Mandela Bay
15th December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen and Built Africa – together as Hive Hydrogen – as well as Linde plc, through its wholly owned South African subsidiary Afrox, have teamed up to establish a huge green ammonia export... 


A mine cart with gold ore mined by Theta Gold
Projects still on track to meet payback target
10th December 2021 By: Halima Frost

Despite facing challenges, such as the drawn-out licensing approval process in South Africa, ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines estimates that a payback target of 13 months for its Theta Gold Mines... 


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Zimbabwe-based miner expands operations
10th December 2021 By: Anna Moross

With Zimbabwe’s extensive resources, platinum group metals producer Zimplats intends to expand its mining operations, exhausting the southerly parts of the mine area and focusing on the northern... 


Commissioning of PGMs plant announced
10th December 2021

Canada-based platinum-group metals (PGMs) company Eastern Platinum in October announced the successful commissioning of its PGMs main plant circuit B following the completion of the refurbishment... 


Local project shows significant progress
10th December 2021

Diversified miner Jubilee Metals, a “leader” in metals processing, with operations in Africa, in November provided an operational and corporate update on its Inyoni platinum group metals (PGMs)... 


An image of the feed pump to the modular pilot plant for the main plant
Suppliers partner to deliver project
10th December 2021

Industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa, a market leader in advanced industrial pumping solutions, announced that it had been selected as one of the preferred pump suppliers for... 


Miner provides update on Waterberg project
10th December 2021 By: Anna Moross

TSX-listed mine developer Platinum Group Metals in October provided an update on the Waterberg project, a bulk underground palladium and platinum deposit located in the northern limb of the... 


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