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Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
NTCSA on track to begin trading on July 1, Marokane says
14th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has confirmed that the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) is on track to begin trading on July 1 and that the new entity was being set up to operate as a... 


Unity in local mining – annual conference focussing on fast-tracking women in the SA mining sector
14th June 2024

Many efforts have been made to increase the number of women in the local mining industry, from laws, proposed white papers and internal policies to name a few.  Although the reported “stretch... 


Groundbreaking research supports coal industry safety standards
Groundbreaking research supports coal industry safety standards
14th June 2024

Kangra embraced proactive steps towards ensuring the safety of its workforce and South Africa’s coal sector with the recent completion of a simulated underground emergency procedure at its mine in... 


Webber Wentzel senior associate Francois Sieberhagen
Opinion: Beware, but do not fear!
14th June 2024

In this article, Webber Wentzel senior associate Francois Sieberhagen writes about the implications of the Supreme Court of Appeal's (SCA's) judgment in the case of Minister of Mineral Resources... 


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Companies to improve railway operationality
14th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Construction Group Enza Construction and electrical engineering and infrastructure development company Tractionel Enterprise are assisting in the process of reviving South Africa’s rail and freight... 


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Camera surveillance benefits sector
14th June 2024

Despite the pivotal role played by South Africa’s public transport systems, recent minibus taxi strikes show the public transport system’s vulnerabilities, in the form of the effects such action... 


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Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 


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Lead removed from electronic blasting products
14th June 2024

Commercial explosives and blasting systems manufacturer Orica is expanding its lead-free non-primary explosives detonator (NPED) technology through the manufacturing of what it claims is the... 


An image of Impala Platinum's 16 Shaft at its Rustenburg operation
Miner champions local business, youth employment
14th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Amid a challenging economic landscape marked by scarce job opportunities, platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) remains committed to fostering local... 


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Youth service addresses skills deficit, enabling future success
14th June 2024

Addressing youth unemployment and the associated skills deficit are crucial for ensuring a sustainable and equitable future for the South African mining sector. The private-sector-led Youth... 


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Organisation looks into industry challenges
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

High regulatory and legislative barriers in the quarrying sector are constraining its growth, says quarrying and surface mining professional body Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA)... 


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Youth empowered through manufacturer’s YES commitment
14th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Automotive manufacturer BMW Group South Africa onboarded its 2024 cohort at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn Training Academy on May 7, marking its ongoing commitment to the Youth Employment Service (YES)... 


SUSTAINED EFFORTS
The future of South Africa’s infrastructure depends on the sustained efforts to foster a skilled, innovative and adaptable engineering workforce
Strategic training vital
14th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa continues to invest in its infrastructure, the role of institutions such as civil engineering industry body the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) in providing... 


ACHIEVING IMPROVEMENTS
By addressing challenges and leveraging innovation, South Africa can achieve significant improvements in its infrastructure
Innovation, investment key to advance infrastructure growth
14th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

While challenges such as funding constraints and skills shortages persist, the roads and bridges sector is poised for growth through strategic investments and technological advancements. By... 


INTEGRAL CONNECTION
The Msikaba Bridge forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s N2 Wild Coast project.
‘Highly technical’ phases start at Msikaba
14th June 2024

The Msikaba Bridge project, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is progressing significantly, says construction company Concor project director Laurence Savage, who notes the structure is now entering... 


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Engineer calls for urgent investment in youth
14th June 2024

Youth unemployment is a pressing issue in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that, in the first quarter of 2024, of the 10.3-million young people aged 15 to 24, a staggering 35.5%... 


Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion
Zinhle Simamane
14th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion, a provider of freight and rail services across the African continent 


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South Africans must vociferously demand fruitful public-private economic collaboration
14th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The South African people must go all out for force the public and private sectors to collaborate fully in growing our economy. Jobs, jobs and more jobs must be the demand of South Africa’s... 


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Reality check
14th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Regardless of composition, there are certain realities that South Africa’s new government cannot avoid. The first is an unemployment rate so high that, unless it is reduced materially, there is no... 


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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is about 73% complete. 


GovChat founders’ new venture, Suppple, lists in Luxembourg in £200m IPO
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

IT and AI company Suppple Plc in May witnessed its £200-million initial public offering (IPO) on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) in Europe. Suppple will be required to comply with LuxSE rules... 


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Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ivanhoe Mines has achieved first concentrate production at the Phase 3 concentrator. 


Barloworld profit dips as local mining industry slows
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s South African businesses continued to face a myriad of challenging trading conditions, says CEO Dominic Sewela. Announcing the group’s financial results for the six months ended March... 


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Mogale Tailings Retreatment project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project remains on schedule. 


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Steenkampskraal rare earths mine project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Thor Medical has signed a memorandum of understanding with Steenkampskraal Holdings for feedstock supply and technology cooperation.  


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Evander Egoli project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Dewatering of Evander’s 7 Shaft Egoli project is ongoing.  


Location map of the Wolfsberg project, in Austria
Wolfsberg lithium project, Austria – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BMW has transferred $15-million to a subsidiary of Critical Metals Corp for the offtake of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from the project. 


Poor roads, bad weather and weak used-car market dent Zeda’s profit
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Poor road conditions, hailstorms, a shortage of car parts and a deteriorating used-car market converged to dent Zeda’s operating profit for the six months ended March 31. The integrated mobility... 


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Big shortfall in climate adaptation funding undermines Africa’s ability to respond
14th June 2024 By: Nadine James

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident and yet a key component of the fight to preserve lives and livelihoods, namely adaptation funding, has stagnated, according to... 


FUNDING APPETITE: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is headquartered in Beijing, plans to invest $1-billion in projects across Africa, where only 4% of the $52-billion it has financed since its inception eight years ago has been directed. AIIB president Jin Liqun reports it has a pipeline of seven projects in Africa, which it is seeking to build further, while there is also interest from African members to issue Panda bonds. Photograph: Bloomberg
FUNDING APPETITE
14th June 2024

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is headquartered in Beijing, plans to invest $1-billion in projects across Africa, where only 4% of the $52-billion it has financed since its... 


New spectrum policy aims to sunset 2G and 3G networks by end of 2027
14th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is aiming to start the sunsetting of older-generation telecommunications networks from next year. In accordance with the... 


More South African households getting connected to the Internet
14th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As access to mobile phones continue to surge, many more South Africans are becoming connected to the Internet, according to the latest statistics released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA). The... 


Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% y/y in April
13th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% in April, after declining by -4.8% year-on-year – revised from -5.8% year-on-year – in March, data published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows.... 


Containerised 350-person accommodation facilities arriving onsite at Longonjo
Pensana appoints new Longonjo construction manager as site works progress
13th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths mining company Penansa has announced the appoinment of Luigi Bruni as construction manager for the site team at the Longonjo rare earths project, in Angola. Bruni brings practical... 


Mining activity at Copper 360.
Copper 360 on home straight to produce quite a bit of cash, CEO reports
13th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper mining and marketing company Copper 360 is on the home straight to produce quite a bit of cash by financial year end. That was the main takeaway from Mining Weekly’s post-results Zoom... 


Bezant marks progress at Namibia project
13th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Bezant Resources has completed the chain of contractor services that will make up the Hope and Gorob mining operation, chairperson Colid Bird outlines in an update on the copper/gold... 


Krugerrand
Demand for Krugerrands up as consumers diversify
13th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Financial institution First National Bank (FNB) says it has seen strong demand from clients buying Krugerrands on its trading platforms as consumers embrace alternative asset classes to diversify... 


Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Navigating sustainability in East Africa
13th June 2024

By Carol Koech Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In this, the second article in my blog series focusing on East Africa’s... 


Gold nuggets
Congo to buy out UAE partner in gold venture as shipments slump
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is finalising a deal to take full control of a gold-export joint venture from its Emirati partner, after shipments slumped. Congo started Primera Gold DRC in... 


Nils-Peter Ahlqvist, Sales Support Manager Africa & Latin America – Crushing Division at Sandvik Rock Processing
Sandvik branches key to supporting crushing and screening customers
13th June 2024

In an environment where crushing and screening operations attach great importance to equipment uptime and productivity, an extensive footprint of 11 Sandvik entities in Africa enables Sandvik Rock... 


Ukwazi’s 20-year history enabled by commodity and geographic diversification
Ukwazi’s 20-year history enabled by commodity and geographic diversification
13th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

As it celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, South Africa-based specialist mining services provider Ukwazi is broadening its reach throughout Africa and the Middle East.  The company... 


Zambia to set up mineral investment and trading unit
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia will set up a new entity for investment and trading in minerals as it seeks to earn more from its natural resources, the Cabinet said on Wednesday after giving its approval. The government... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


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