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A core drill rig set in the Bakassi Zone 1 Drill area in Cameroon with five men in PPE around it
Equipment mobilised to prospect Cameroon target
19th April 2024

West Africa-focused explorer Oriole Resources has mobilised drilling equipment to explore its 82.2%-owned Bibemi orogenic gold project, in Cameroon, where a Phase 5 diamond drilling programme is... 


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Energy grid impedes excess power transmission
19th April 2024 By: Lynne Davies

South Africa’s current electricity transmission grid is generally constrained in the Cape provinces and unable to facilitate the connection of new utility-scale generation including that from solar... 


AfDB president calls for political will to kick-start Inga 3 project
19th April 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has called for a major political commitment to kick-start construction work on the Democratic... 


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South Africa must take full advantage of its prematurely halted mining R&D
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The disbanded South African mining industry’s research and development (R&D) arm Comro handed South Africa’s State-owned Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) the mining R&D it had... 


Rhian Capostagno, a partner at Partners in Performance
Rhian Capostagno
19th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This we profile Rhian Capostagno, a partner at Partners in Performance, a firm of management consultants 


Africa’s small businesses increasingly investing in technology to boost growth and resilience
19th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Africa’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly investing in technology to bolster growth and enable resilience, a new report shows. The report, titled ‘Levelling the SME... 


E-waste now the fastest growing waste stream globally
19th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Electronic waste (e-waste) has now become the fastest-growing form of waste worldwide, as consumers shed more than 50-million metric tonnes of e-waste each year – equating to about 7 kg of e-waste... 


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Mixed outlook
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 


Metair reassures market amid huge debt, challenges at Türkiye battery business
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Metair is still very much open for business and the group is able to accommodate new clients should they need automotive components or energy storage solutions, says new CEO Paul O’Flaherty.... 


GAC Motor joins inflow from China
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

China’s GAC Motor has appointed Salvador Caetano Auto as the distributor and retailer of GAC vehicles, spare parts and related services in South Africa (SA). GAC Motor is a subsidiary of the... 


Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
19th April 2024

In an era marked by escalating climate concerns and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, the power transmission landscape is witnessing a profound revolution. At the forefront of this... 


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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has made progress through its acquiring a controlling interest in the project. 


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Rhyolite Ridge lithium/boron project, US – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has moved a step closer to US Bureau of Land Management approval. 


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West Kenya gold project, Kenya – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Shanta Gold has reported “encouraging results” in an exploration update. 


Rio, Saudi Arabia said to vie for stake in First Quantum mines
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group and Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Manara Minerals Investment Co. are among suitors considering bids for a stake in First Quantum Minerals’ Zambian copper mines, according to people... 


A Chrysos PhotonAssay unit
Higher first-quarter revenue generation sets Capital up for a year of ‘positive momentum’
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed mining services company Capital has recorded a 3.1% year-on-year increase in revenue to $80.2-million for the quarter ended March 31, marking a good start to its financial year.... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
South Africa contingency reserves won't be spent on Eskom, Transnet – Godongwana
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa will use future drawdowns of its Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account to curb its debt burden, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said, adding he was pondering tax... 


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Orion shares placed on a trading halt ahead of April 22 announcement
18th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals has requested an immediate trading halt to be placed on its securities, pending the release of an announcement in relation to exploration results at its Okiep... 


Copper producer Aurubis to grow organically rather than through deals, CEO says
Copper producer Aurubis to grow organically rather than through deals, CEO says
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

Aurubis, Europe's largest copper producer, plans to eschew large acquisitions and instead build a network of recycling facilities across the globe as part of its focus on organic growth, its CEO... 


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Sedna, Haivision partner to bring video solutions to African mines, industry
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology innovator Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has partnered with video networking and visual collaboration solutions provider Haivision to bring industrial and mining command control... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


From left, Dr Rebecca Maserumule, Sietse van der Woude, Zanele Mavusa Mbatha
Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
17th April 2024

This week: Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use; Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears, and, South Africa well placed to benefit... 


 The important evolution of HR
The important evolution of HR
17th April 2024

By Kim Naidoo, HR Manager, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The role of Human Resources (HR) has certainly changed over the years. The advances in technology (AI) continues to evolve at a... 


A copper smelter in Zambia
Zambia copper mines hit by State utility’s warning of power cuts
17th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia’s State power utility has served notices of force majeure on supply of electricity to some mines, according to an industry association, threatening additional pressure on a copper market... 


Marula progressing activities at Kenyan mine
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

AQSE-listed Marula Mining is progressing mining and processing activities at the Larisoro manganese mine, located in Samburu County, in northern Kenya. As announced last month, the company has... 


Orion MD and CEO Errol Smart
Orion makes advances in acquiring control of Okiep copper project
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-headquartered Orion Minerals has made progress with acquiring a controlling interest in the Okiep copper project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Orion and other relevant... 


Grindex Bravo submersible pumps have been chosen for diverse applications at a mineral sands operation on South Africa's West Coast
Elevating efficiency in mineral sands with Grindex Bravo Pumps
17th April 2024

Grindex Bravo submersible pumps were selected by a mineral sands operation on the West Coast of South Africa and according to JD Nel, Key Account Manager at Integrated Pump Technology, these will... 


De Beers CEO Al Cook
De Beers says third cycle sales higher than historical levels, but lags behind last year
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diamond miner De Beers says it generated about $445-million in revenue from its third sales cycle for this year. The figure represents the expected sales value from the company’s latest global... 


Australian PM Anthony Albanese
Alpha HPA and Renascor score A$585m in loans for critical minerals projects
17th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday announced the federal government’s support for two critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia, a move aimed at fostering... 


Endeavour accused of misleading buyer of two African gold mines
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining has been accused by Lilium Mining of misrepresentation over the sale of two African gold mines, as the fallout from the tenure of ousted CEO Sebastien de Montessus continues.... 


A person using candles during power cuts
Stage 16 loadshedding code seeks to reduce human error not signal imminent surge in cuts – Nersa
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has belatedly moved to quell concern that its recent approval of a new loadshedding code of practice, which increases the number of potential... 


Diamonds
GSSA to host West Coast Diamonds event, excursion in May
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Geological Society of South Africa’s (GSSA’s) Northern Cape branch will host a West Coast Diamonds event and excursion on May 17 and 18, in the Northern Cape. The event will be hosted at the... 


Power lines over an informal settlement
South Africa’s ranking in World Energy Trilemma Index falls
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has fallen to sixty-ninth from sixty-fourth on the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) latest World Energy Trilemma Index which ranks more than 100 countries against the three key... 


Schneider Electric Spark Your Interest in Electricity online course impacts more than a thousand youth
Schneider Electric Spark Your Interest in Electricity online course impacts more than a thousand youth
16th April 2024

The free interactive online training course, Spark Your Interest in Electricity has since its launch, more than a year ago, seen approximately 1700 students from English-speaking Africa enrolling... 


Manganese conveyor
Marula awarded trading licence for manganese mined in Kenya
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining’s Kenyan representative company has been awarded a mineral dealer’s trading licence, granting it the right to buy, sell and export manganese ores. Marula... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
Odds-on entry of palladium, platinum into EVs highlighted by research update
16th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New York- and Toronto-listed Platinum Group Metals, which is emerging in South Africa’s Waterberg, on Tuesday provided an update on its new light battery technology that points to increasing... 


Rainbow CEO George Bennett
Brazil rare earths project shares key similarities with Phalaborwa – Rainbow
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths miner Rainbow Rare Earths has revealed that the results of mineralogy and hydrometallurgical testwork recently carried out on phosphogypsum material from the Mosaic Company’s Uberaba... 


Businesses can conquer power quality challenges with expert consultative services
Businesses can conquer power quality challenges with expert consultative services
16th April 2024

By Wesley Govender, Power Quality Product Application Expert at Schneider Electric Due to the instability of South Africa’s energy market, characterised by frequent fluctuations and disruptions,... 


Leading mining companies invest R40 million in geosciences research at Wits
16th April 2024

The Bushveld Geology and Metallogeny Research Chair was announced on Friday at Wits University. The Research Chair, based in the Wits School of Geosciences, will conduct research in geology and... 


Strong consensus that markets need to be developed for platinum group metals.
PGM market development has paid dividends, could pay many more, Platinum Day told
15th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The market development aspect of the platinum group metals (PGM) industry is fundamentally key, it was repeatedly stated at last week’s 2024 Resources for Africa Platinum Day. There is strong... 


A Predictive Discovery employee working at the Bankan gold mine in Guinea
Bankan has potential to be a future tier-one mine, PFS shows
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A prefeasibility study (PFS) on ASX-listed Predictive Discovery's Bankan project, in Guinea, has confirmed that the project is one of the largest discoveries in West Africa and potentially also a... 


Experts proffer suggestions for South Africa's green hydrogen projects to secure financing
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There is sufficient funding available for South Africa to progress its green hydrogen objectives, however, certain elements need to be addressed for this to materialise. This was outlined by... 


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