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PTM shareholders show strong support for new directors
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX- and NYSE-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has announced its board of directors as voted for by shareholders at an annual general meeting on February 29, which had a turnout of shareholders... 


Northam CEO Paul Dunne.
Platinum remains in fundamental deficit – Northam
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains in fundamental deficit, Northam CEO Paul Dunne emphasised at the company’s presentation on Friday, which reported a strong performance from all group operations in the six months... 


New US sanctions more likely to curb Indian imports of Russian coal, traders say
1st March 2024 By: Reuters

New US sanctions on Moscow are more likely than previous ones to cut Indian imports of thermal coal from Russia because they specifically cite top exporters SUEK and Mechel, three major traders of... 


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On-The-Air (01/03/2024)
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 


Manganese
Marula makes maiden investment in Kenya to acquire a 60% interest in manganese mine
1st March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining has signed a binding term sheet with Kenyan manganese mine operator Gems and Industrial Minerals (GIM) to acquire a 60% commercial interest in the Larisoro mine,... 


Diamcor diamonds
Diamcor reports a $1m loss for the third quarter
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Junior diamond mining company Diamcor Mining has reported a net loss of about $1-million, or about $0.01 a share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2023. This compares with a net loss of $386 619... 


East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
1st March 2024

By Carol Koech, Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In the first part of my East African sustainability journey blog series, I will... 


MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
MacLean announces expansion of global sales, service & support footprint
1st March 2024

DEALER AGREEMENTS WITH MACHBERT CO. (BRAZIL), STEWART & STEVENSON (COLOMBIA), AND KANU EQUIPMENT (SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA), TO PROVIDE WIDER REACH & IMPROVED SITE SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL CUSTOMERS  As the... 


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Gold, carbon emissions, renewable projects make headlines
1st March 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer the R7.9-billion life-of-mine extension project at the Mponeng gold mine; the recent delivery of Anglo American’s tenth emission-cutting ship; and the two huge... 


OT governance is a business imperative for Africa’s mines
1st March 2024

Koos Fourie, technical director, & Theuns Nieuwenhuizen, technical manager, at Sedna Industrial IT Solutions Operational technology (OT) governance is no longer a nice to have, but a business... 


Driving Sustainable Development - Circularity & ESG in Mining
Driving Sustainable Development - Circularity & ESG in Mining
1st March 2024

Delivering positive climate and societal outcomes through effective risk management Mining is a historically linear process – we take materials from the earth, make products from them and... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


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MineShift highlights the importance of advancing African beneficiation
1st March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The need to ensure that Africa realises the vast potential for socioeconomic upliftment presented by the on-continent beneficiation of its abundant endowment of precious-metals and stones was... 


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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe chairperson Robert Friedland has commented that Kamoa-Kakula continues to exceed expectations in terms of overall performance. 


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Demand trends show increasing need for gold production
1st March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the price of gold at an all-time high, gold-producing African States – such as South Africa, West African countries and sub-Saharan Africa countries – can benefit from the increased demand for... 


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Gold price set to increase despite challenges
1st March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite challenges that may cause the price of gold to fluctuate, it is set to remain high this year, owing to “uncertainties linked to the stacked electoral calendar globally”, says leading trade... 


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Degritting spiral reduces carbon costs for gold miners
1st March 2024

Amid tough economic conditions, metallurgy and process engineering solutions developer Multotec has responded to the challenge of the high costs associated with using activated carbon in gold... 


The above image depicts two Condra technicians working on a jib crane
Local manufacturer seeks to ease crane buying process
1st March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

There is a risk associated with buying capital equipment, and the choice of a factory crane can be “especially tricky”, says local overhead cranes and hoists manufacturer Condra Cranes. Condra... 


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Refiner highlights ethical gold provenance mark
1st March 2024

In highlighting its efforts to ensure gold provenance, fineness and quality, Germiston-based gold refiner Rand Refinery says its RandPure mark emphasises its commitment to sourcing and producing... 


TRANSFORMATIVE SOLUTION
3D concrete printers offers transformative solutions to the challenges faced by the construction sector
3D concrete printer stands to benefit South African construction
1st March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The development of fit-for-purpose machinery, made in South Africa and for African conditions, such as three-dimensional (3D) concrete printing, stands to offer the construction industry enhanced... 


MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT
Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


The above image depicts the Kito L5 lever hoists, which have been developed to improve efficiencies and enhance safety. In the event of excessive overload lifting, the integrated overload limiter is automatically activated and the lever slips, preventing injury and damage
Increased demand for safe, stable hoists
1st March 2024

Technology supplier Becker Mining South Africa experienced a record year in 2023 in terms of sales and the success of Kito electrical and manual hoists, with a particular focus on Kito L5 lever... 


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Tyre repurposing tech floated for waste issues
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Waste recycling and reuse plant developer Stellar3 reports that end-of-life mining vehicle tyres can pose significant challenges for the mining industry, as tyres are used for a lot of mining... 


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Noncompliance causing environmental damage
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the need to improve environmental protection standards in South Africa’s mining sector casting a spotlight on implementation and compliance thereof, law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 


Prefab buildings provider celebrates five decades
1st March 2024

Prefabricated buildings provider Kwikspace is celebrating more than five decades of delivering tailor-made solutions across diverse industries. With expertise spanning schools, clinics, mining,... 


Machinery heralds more efficient, environment-friendly practices
1st March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In a significant development for the construction sector, machine industry group Husqvarna has introduced a new range of advanced machinery, which machinery distributor Superb Construction Systems... 


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Low demand threatens sustainability
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African steel sector is facing significant challenges, primarily because of oversupply, in addition to very little demand, coupled with economic constraints. Resolving these issues... 


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Customs increase aims to level out steel products field
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Industry association Southern Africa Coil Coaters Association (SACCA) has applied for an increase in the general rate of customs duty on certain coated or plated flat-rolled steel. The proposed... 


Gerard Pretorius, GM at John Thompson, a division of Actom
Gerard Pretorius
1st March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Gerard Pretorius, GM at John Thompson, a division of Actom (Air Pollution Control Business Unit) that provides solutions for clients with air pollution control challenges 


An image of trainees in the HDGASA's hot dip galvanising programme
Association remains steadfast amid challenging conditions
1st March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

On the back of the energy crisis and poor economic growth, steel consumption has decreased, resulting in the steel and steel-related industries contracting over the past decade. Despite these... 


HYDROGEN SHOWCASE: Luxury carmaker BMW has unveiled its BMW iX5 in South Africa, with the aim of showcasing the vehicle’s combined long range and short refuelling times. The BMW iX5‘s 6 kg of hydrogen allows for a 500 km range, with the car’s platinum-based fuel cell using green hydrogen produced by Sasol to produce the clean electricity that powers the quiet drive train. BMW has also installed hydrogen refuelling infrastructure at its Midrand campus in Johannesburg.
HYDROGEN SHOWCASE
1st March 2024

Luxury carmaker BMW has unveiled its BMW iX5 in South Africa, with the aim of showcasing the vehicle’s combined long range and short refuelling times. The BMW iX5‘s 6 kg of hydrogen allows for a... 


African shared mobility sector to almost double in size by 2030 – report
1st March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The size of Africa’s shared mobility market, which includes services such as ride-hailing, scooter or e-bike rentals, as well as car-sharing, will almost double by 2030, creating an additional 550... 


Aqora rebrands, aims to make battery cells in Cape Town
1st March 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African energy company Aqora has rebranded to become Afrivolt, says MD Deshan Naidoo. The firm’s goal, however, remains the same – opening a lithium-ion cell gigafactory in South Africa, able... 


Tyre stakeholders team up against illicit tyre trade
1st March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders, the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), the Tyre, Equipment and Parts Association (Tepa) and the Tyre Importers Association of... 


Call for continued public participation in wetland protection, preservation
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called for continued public participation in the protection and preservation of South Africa’s critical wetlands. Wetlands play a significant role... 


Nokia to support initiative to expand rural connectivity coverage in Africa
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As connectivity in rural regions across Africa lag that of the more populous urban areas, technology company Nokia aims to provide support to accelerate the pace of connectivity in these harder to... 


Rand Water launches programme to rid Vaal river of invasive water lettuce
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has embarked on a programme to clear the invasive water lettuce currently overwhelming the Vaal river. The water utility, after being approached by communities, had been working with... 


DBSA’s new Project Vumela financing instrument to help municipalities fund bulk infrastructure investment
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has introduced a new financing instrument called Project Vumela, which blends municipal revenue sources with financing... 


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Full transparency
1st March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to drawdown R150-billion from the Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account (GFECRA) to reduce government borrowings and surging debt-servicing costs was the major feature... 


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Kapstevel South project, South Africa – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is largely complete. 


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Karowe underground project, Botswana – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lucara Diamond Corp has reiterated that the underground project remains a priority, with president and CEO William Lamb saying it represents an exciting and valuable future for the company. 


First production of mixed rare earths from the Phalaborwa project
Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Phalaborwa has received a distinctly possible life span boost. 


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