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Head gear at the Okiep project
Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A standout intercept at the project resulted in Orion Minerals shares rocketing up 58% on the Australian Stock Exchange on April 22. 


Prieska mine headgear
Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is fully permitted. 


Aerial View of the Simandou project
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto is continuing to work with its partners to satisfy the outstanding conditions on the project. 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe signals opposition to BHP-Anglo deal
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African Mines Minister Gwede Mantashe signaled his opposition to BHP Group Ltd.’s proposed takeover of Anglo American. The offer by the world’s largest miner envisages an all-share deal in... 


Jonsson L 550 large mobile cone crusher
Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers to the Southern African market
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local mobile and semi-mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Pilot Crushtec has expanded its product lineup to the Southern African mining market with the addition of Swedish brand... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane.
How 30 years of democracy has transformed South Africa's mining industry
25th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s 30 years of democracy has changed the character of this country’s mining industry profoundly, Minerals Council South Africa emphasised in a report that highlights the industry’s... 


Panellists who participated in the webinar are (from left) Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi, Multotec CEO Thomas Holtz, Simera Trace technical director Kevin O'Neill, Epiroc digital solutions buisness line manager Vikesh Chiba and South African Capital Equipment Export Council CEO Eric Bruggeman.
Creativity, innovation keep South Africa’s mining tech manufacturing industry competitive
25th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

An admirable degree of creativity exists within the South African mining technology and equipment manufacturing sector, giving manufacturers the necessary flexibility to weather the significant... 


The combined entity will have a leading portfolio of tier-one assets, focused on iron-ore, metallurgical coal and future facing commodities, including potash and copper.
BHP makes £31bn offer for Anglo American
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major BHP on Thursday announced a proposed all-share offer that values Anglo American at £31.1-billion. The deal has the potential to transform the mining industry landscape.... 


A Zimbabwe flag
Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Silver bars
Armadale sets out to earn a majority stake in US silver asset
24th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed investment company Armadale Capital, which holds mine investments in Africa, has entered into an agreement to earn a 50% interest in Africo American Incorporated (AAI), the holding... 


Ironveld enters facility agreement with Tracarta
24th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed mining development company Ironveld has entered into a further working capital loan facility agreement with shareholder Tracarta, in which Ironveld chairperson John Wardle has a... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year
24th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


Graphite sample
Marula secures eight mining licences next to existing graphite projects in Tanzania
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK- and South Africa-listed battery metals miner Marula Mining has advised that its NyoriGreen Mining Limited (NML) subsidiary has been granted eight new mining licences in Tanzania. A... 


Gas tanks
Invictus partners with Zim-focused gold miner to investigate gas supply to Eureka mine
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Invictus Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to a maiden gas offtake agreement with Dallaglio Investments, involving the supply of gas to the Eureka... 


Bushveld warns it may have to halt some operations amid funding constraints
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals recorded record quarterly production of 498 t of vanadium from the Vanchem operation, in Mpumalanga, South Africa, for the three months ended March 31, as well as... 


Lhyfe Founder and CEO Matthieu Guesné.
New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The green hydrogen sector now has a digital platform on which users can buy and sell green hydrogen by the click of a button, it was announced on Tuesday.  Euronext-listed Lhyfe, the French group... 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


A truck transporting material from the Jwaneng mine
De Beers lowers full-year production guidance on high market inventory levels
23rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner De Beers, a subsidiary of diversified miner Anglo American, has lowered its production guidance for the 2024 full-year to between 26-million and 29-million carats in response to the... 


Raw copper produced in Zambia
Zambia seeks power imports for key mining sector
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia's State-owned electricity utility Zesco said on Monday it is seeking to import power to avert an energy deficit that could affect output in Africa's second-largest copper producer. The... 


Copper cathode produced in the DRC
Zijin's Congo mine shipments returned due to radiation levels, ministry says
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Mineral shipments from a Congolese copper and cobalt operation majority-owned by China's Zijin Mining Group were returned due to overly high radiation levels, the Congolese mines minister said in a... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA introduces latest calcium sulphonate grease for mining
23rd April 2024

One of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies has standardised on FUCHS’ RENOLIT CSX ULTRA across all its heavy mobile equipment, following extensive testing. The calcium... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo helping to restore Amazon-like rainforest near Brazil iron-ore mine
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American is taking steps to help to restore an Amazon rainforest equivalent of which less than 10% remains intact. The Mata Atlántica carbon forest is located near... 


Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
22nd April 2024

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced... 


Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart.
Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange
22nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a standout intercept that sent its shares rocketing up... 


Zambian claimants get permission to appeal class action lawsuit against Anglo American
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Johannesburg High Court on April 19 granted permission to appeal an earlier ruling denying class action certification for 140 000 women and children in Kabwe, Zambia, who allege they have... 


South32 CEO Graham Kerr
South32 reports improved operating results for March quarter
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner South32 has reported an overall improvement in its operating results for the March quarter and record year-to-date production at Hillside Aluminium, in KwaZulu-Natal, and South... 


Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa
Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa
22nd April 2024

‘25 Years Young’ celebrates the 25th anniversary of the foundation A global call for contributions will award impactful and innovative youth projects  To mark the 25th anniversary of its... 


Willem Slabbert, Samplers, and Magnetics Product Specialist at Multotec
Multotec to showcase its innovative sampling technologies and competencies at the 11th World Conference on Sampling and Blending
22nd April 2024

With its extensive array of products, skills, expertise, and knowledge, Multotec will be participating in the 11th World Conference on Sampling and Blending, taking place from the 21 to 23 May... 


Francois Hardy
Newmont promotes Hardy to chief technology officer
22nd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US-headquartered gold major Newmont on Friday announced the appointment of Francois Hardy as new chief technology officer (CTO). With more than three decades of technical and operational expertise... 


Goldplat receives generators for its South African operations
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed Goldplat reports that diesel generators have arrived at its operations in South Africa, and that their commissioning will be finalised by the end of April. The company points out that,... 


NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) currently scheduled to be operationalised in July and efforts under way to ensure that the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Mosehla steps down as MC Mining director
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Khomotso Mosehla, a long-standing nonexecutive director of MC Mining, has resigned as a director of the company, effective April 19. He has been a member of MC Mining's board of directors since... 


Seizing assets, the tip of the iceberg in fighting illicit mining activities
19th April 2024

Little over three weeks ago the National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (NPA AFU) obtained three orders granting the unit permission to seize assets worth some R18 million from... 


direct reduced iron pellets
Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


Marula CEO Jason Brewer
UK-based Marula Mining lists on A2X in South Africa
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK-based battery metals miner Marula Mining has announced that it will undertake a secondary listing of its shares on South Africa’s A2X Markets exchange, with shares due to become available for... 


PGMs and green hydrogen make headlines
PGMs and green hydrogen make headlines
19th April 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discussing palladium and platinum playing a key role in battery electric vehicles; the opportunity around the market development aspect of the platinum group... 


Infinium founder and CEO Robert Schuetzle.
New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group... 


A graphic representation of a Jojo tank
Tank supplier intends to help S Africa navigate water crisis
19th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading water and storage solutions company JoJo asserts that its agility to innovate rapidly – stemming from in-house research and development capacity, 40 years of experience and deep local... 


The above image depicts one of the three mini-substations by Trafo Power Solutions which are in an IP54 configuration – ensuring that the units are completely sealed from dust and water that could occur in the copper/zinc mine
Mini-substations, transformers supplied to DRC
19th April 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, electrical equipment supplier Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a... 


A Large white RD8 drill rig manufactured by Master drilling on site
Driller foresees revenue boost with strong order book
19th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling is optimistic its revenue for this year will improve on the back of a strong order book, the company reported during its 2023 full-year results... 


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... 


The above image depicts one of the solar plants engineered by JUWI
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... 


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