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Dewatering specialist IPR will be showcasing the benefits of its rental pump solutions at Electra Mining Africa 2024, backed up by global OEMs including Atlas Copco and Toyo
IPR (Integrated Pump Rental) showcases rental as answer to dewatering, slurry and sludge
20th June 2024

Cost effective and agile rental solutions for dewatering will take centre stage at IPR’s (Integrated Pump Rental) exhibition stand at Electra Mining Africa this year, as well as its quality range... 

Errol Smart
South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights
19th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“The sun is finally shining on us,” an upbeat Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart enthused during an Australia/South Africa webinar on Wednesday, when he outlined how South Africa has become one of the... 

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De Beers opens entries for this year’s Shining Light Awards
19th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Diamond Miner De Beers has announced that entries for the 2024 Shining Light Awards (SLA) jewellery design competition are officially open. The competition falls under the De Beers Group Designers... 

Resources Watch
Resources Watch
19th June 2024

This week: Copper 360 on home straight to produce quite a bit of cash, CEO reports; Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development; and, Artificial intelligence used to... 

Richards Bay Minerals GM for Growth Strategy Bradley Reddy.
Fast-greening Richards Bay Minerals now eyeing on-site renewables, storage, aggregation
19th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energy-intensive Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), which consumes an average of 1.8 terawatts of power a year, was able to secure its latest 140 MW wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA) in six... 

TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
19th June 2024

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective to stimulate,... 

The Lubambe mine in Zambia
JCHX closes in on Zambian copper mine deal as China tightens Africa grip
19th June 2024 By: Reuters

JCHX Mining is close to concluding a deal to buy Zambia's Lubambe Copper Mine, two sources told Reuters, in the latest in a string of copper deals by Chinese companies intent on growing their... 

Flashback to the listing of Southern Palladium on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange two years ago.
Southern Palladium remains committed to advancing Bengwenyama project
18th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The completed prefeasibility study (PFS) drilling campaign for the Bengwenyama platinum group metal (PGM) project, on the eastern limb of South Africa’s distinctively endowed Bushveld Complex, is... 

Diederichs becomes Predictive COO as firm bolsters management to support Guinea project progress
18th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Predictive Discovery has made several key appointments to further strengthen its board and management team, to support progress with the 5.38-million-ounce Bankan gold project in Guinea.... 

Cluff Africa signs agreement to acquire Zimbabwe lithium permits
18th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

UK-based mineral resources investment company Cluff Africa has signed a term sheet with Zimbabwe sovereign wealth fund, Mutapa Investment Fund, to acquire 45% in the Sandawana mining permits. This... 

Thungela Resources active in Mpumalanga.
Thungela poised to spend R3.9bn capital in South Africa
18th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Thungela Resources is poised to spend R3.9-billion worth of capital in South Africa going forward. An estimated R1.3-billion of this capital expenditure (capex)... 

Paul Mashatile and Cyril Ramaphosa at the first sitting of the seventh democratic Parliament on June 14 where Ramaphosa was re-elected President by the National Assembly
S&P does not foresee any significant policy shift under GNU
18th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

S&P Global Ratings does not expect any significant policy shift as a result of South Africa's government of national unity (GNU) formed following the May 29 elections when the African National... 

Coal India exploring lithium assets in Argentina with US company, says source
18th June 2024 By: Reuters

State-run Coal India Limited is exploring lithium blocks in Argentina along with a US company to secure supplies of the battery material, an Indian source with direct knowledge said on Tuesday.... 

From fossil to renewables – Nigeria’s journey starts today
From fossil to renewables – Nigeria’s journey starts today
18th June 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa Like many of its counterparts across the globe such as the US, China and Japan, Nigeria is still... 

Fraud cops investigating ex-Glencore staff plan to press charges
Fraud cops investigating ex-Glencore staff plan to press charges
18th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

British prosecutors investigating former Glencore employees over bribery allegations said they plan to bring long-awaited criminal charges. More than 18 months after first revealing that as many... 

Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline
Eskom targets JETP funds and partnerships for 2 GW clean-energy pipeline
14th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Having recently confirmed a decoupling of its just energy transition strategy from the decommissioning of its coal-fired power stations, Eskom is aiming to finalise business cases for a pipeline of... 

Gemdax co-founder and partner Anish Aggarwal.
Probably more diamond industry uncertainty now than at any other point – Gemdax
14th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

While the diamond sector probably has more uncertainty now than at any other point, participants also probably have a bigger opportunity than ever to shape what the future will look like. “One... 

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... 

An image of train lines at Belle Ombre
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... 

A portrait image of Marcel Bruyns
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... 

An image of a quarrying machine at a quarrying site
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... 

An image of Orica's fully lead-fee electronic blasting systems
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... 

An image of traineesas part of the YES programme
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... 

An image of Jeremy Hunter-Smith
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)... 

An image of BMW Group executives, including BMW Group CEO Peter van Binsbergen, at the BMW Group Plant Rosslyn Training Academy onboarding event
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)... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

An image of Erudite electrical engineer Dr Mpho Sam Nkambule.
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 

Photo of Martin Creamer
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... 

Photo of Terence Creamer
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... 

Image of the Venetia mine, in South Africa
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... 

Image of third concentrator plant at The Kamoa-Kakula project – in the DRC
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... 

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

The project remains on schedule. 

Image of rare earths
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.  

Image of headgear for Evander 7 Shaft Egoli ptoject
Evander Egoli project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

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

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