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Thero Setiloane.
Thungela announces passing of Thero Setiloane
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal mining company Thungela Resources has announced the passing of Thero Setiloane, who served as an independent nonexecutive director of the company. “His... 

Galileo receives second payment from Afrimat for Glenover business, last payment expected soon
2nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Galileo Resources has confirmed receipt of a second payment totalling R48-million, or £2.1-million, from JSE-listed diversified miner Afrimat in its option to buy shares in Glenover... 

Anglo bidder BHP intends maintaining long-standing JSE listing
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major BHP, which has made a rejected proposal to combine with Anglo American by way of a scheme of arrangement, confirmed on Thursday that it intended maintaining its... 

South Africa's Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
BHP woos South Africa in pursuit of $39bn Anglo takeover
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group has deployed a team of senior executives to South Africa as the world’s largest miner ramps up efforts to win over government officials, regulators and local shareholders, all of whom... 

Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
2nd May 2024

The leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation announced the appointment of Farrukh Shad as Head of Sustainability Business for the Asia Pacific, India, Middle East... 

Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 

Webber Wentzel partner Bruce Dickinson
Opinion: The MPRDA and its impact on future mining investments in South Africa
2nd May 2024

In this article, Webber Wentzel partner Bruce Dickinson writes that the implications of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) on investment dynamics in South Africa have come... 

Rick Menell
Rick Menell joins Perseus board as nonexec director
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board... 

A smelter owned and operated by Ironveld
Ironveld appoints Kristoffer Andersson CEO
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Ironveld, which owns a high-purity iron, vanadium and titanium project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex, in Limpopo, South Africa, has appointed Kristoffer Andersson CEO.... 

Artist's impression of the planned Ewoyaa lithium project operation in Ghana
Atlantic Lithium given the go-ahead to list on Ghana exchange
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has received approval from the Ghana Stock Exchange's (GSE's) listing committee and Ghana's Securities and Exchange... 

Mark Bristow
Barrick CEO 'can't see any reason' for in-person AGMs
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Barrick Gold's CEO says the gold miner will continue to host virtual-only annual general meetings despite calls for public companies to return to an in-person format. After Barrick hosted its... 

Stuart Chambers
Anglo to meet top shareholders on BHP bid as takeover rules restrain AGM
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American's chair will meet its top 30 shareholders to hear views on BHP's $39-billion bid for the miner, he told an annual general meeting on Tuesday, where he was restricted from discussing... 

Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 

Harmony's Mponeng gold mine.
Booming Harmony ups full-year output and grades; lowers cost and capital guidance
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Execution and preparatory work on key gold projects are on track in South Africa, and early works on the copper project in Australia are to commence, Harmony Gold reported on Tuesday. In South... 

Fortescue consortium awarded rights to develop Oman green hydrogen project
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A consortium between green energy and metals group Fortescue and sustainable infrastructure investor Actis has been awarded the rights to develop, build, own and operate a large green hydrogen... 

welding and cutting training
NBI launches pragmatic Just Energy Transition Skilling for Employment Programme
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With skills having been identified as a key cross-cutting requirement for the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), the National Business Initiative (NBI), together with the... 

The Uitkomst Colliery
MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery increases quarterly output following turnaround plan
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Run-of-mine (RoM) coal production at MC Mining's Uitkomst steelmaking and thermal coal mine, in South Africa, increased by 14% year-on-year to 115 909 t for the quarter ended March 31 – the third... 

A hydrogen-powered truck in operation at Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena mine
As BHP weighs firm bid for Anglo, investors fret over cherry-picking assets
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group can't cherry pick Anglo American assets without paying a hefty premium, Anglo investors told Reuters, concerned that they stand to lose heavily by holding shares in South African... 

Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats platinum group metals output up amid robust demand but lacklustre pricing
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Implats on Tuesday reported higher production in a period characterised by robust demand but lacklustre PGM prices. “Despite continued... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore’s Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter remains idled
30th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Pending an improved price and cost environment, Glencore said in its first-quarter 2024 production report on Tuesday that its Rustenburg ferrochrome smelter in South Africa’s North West province... 

The London (mining) Indaba returns for 2024
29th April 2024

The London Indaba returns for its second year on June 25th & 26th at The InterContinental Park Lane London, following the resounding success of its debut last year.  Focused on "Investing in... 

Funding momentum builds for Tanzania rare earths project
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Ngualla rare earth project, in Tanzania, has received robust support from leading development finance institutions (DFIs), export credit agencies and commercial banks. In a funding update on... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Vincent Magwenya
South Africa views BHP bid for Anglo as 'normal market activity'
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa views BHP Group's proposed bid for Anglo American as "normal market activity" and is following the process as it unfolds, President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson said on Monday. BHP... 

Altona appoints David Catterall as Sesana project consultant
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has appointed David Catterall as a consultant, with a special focus on the company's Sesana copper/silver project, in Botswana, where he will work closely with CEO... 

An image showing the Sabodala-Massawa BIOX Expansion project, in Senegal
Endeavour achieves first gold pour at Senegal project expansion
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Senior gold producer Endeavour Mining announces that first gold pour at the Sabodala-Massawa BIOX Expansion project, in Senegal, took place on April 18, marking the successful delivery of the BIOX... 

URA starts production at Gravelotte emerald mine
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed URA Holdings has started phased production at the Gravelotte emerald mine (GEM) in South Africa. Following the successful commissioning of the processing and sorting plants, phased... 

Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 

Nils-Peter Ahlqvist, Sales Support Manager, Africa & Latin America – Crushing Division at Sandvik Rock Processing
Sandvik launches upgraded 800i cone crusher range
29th April 2024

Sandvik Rock Processing is introducing its upgraded 800i cone crusher series. A major talking point is the new ACS-c 5 automation and connectivity system, which integrates the capabilities of all... 

State-owned groups Eskom and Transnet have impaired mining productivity with unreliable power supply and a lack of trains to move mineral exports.
BHP’s South Africa snub an indictment of ANC, DA says
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s bid to spin off Anglo America’s South African assets as part of a takeover proposal shows how the economic policies of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) have undermined... 

BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last time BHP Group took a swing at another major miner, it was Rio Tinto back in 2007. That could have been a blockbuster $150-billion takeover, but with metals prices crashing as the... 

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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore seeks investment opportunities in Nigerian mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

ining and trading house Glencore will invest in Nigeria's mining sector if the government ensures a stable business climate, the company's CEO said on Thursday during a visit to Nigeria's minister... 

Nhlanhla Nene
Nene steps down as MC Mining chair
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa-focused coal company MC Mining on Friday announced the resignation of Nhlanhla Nene as director and chairperson of the board. Nene joined the company on April 11, 2022, initially... 

FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
FACTBOX: Top deals in the global mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

On Thursday, BHP Group bid $38.8-billion for smaller rival Anglo American, offering a deal to forge the world's biggest copper miner. Here is a list of some previous big-ticket deals in the mining... 

As one of the pioneers in Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) and Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) on mines, Booyco Electronics is rightly regarded as a technology company
Human factor remains key to integrating collision prevention on mines
26th April 2024

While South Africa leads the world in regulating the field of collision prevention in mining, a key challenge in implementing effective solutions is to secure the buy-in and collaboration of all... 

BHP CEO Mike Henry will reportedly brief investors next week.
BHP shares drop on value concerns after $39bn bid for Anglo American
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group shares fell 4% on Friday a day after revealing a $38.8-billion bid for Anglo American as investors feared a deal could erode BHP's profitability especially if it has to sweeten its... 

Anglo American does not find BHP $39bn offer attractive
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American's management does not consider a proposed $39-billion takeover offer from BHP Group as attractive, two sources told Reuters, as some investors and analysts dismissed it as... 

Former Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Anglo’s stumbles have made it prey for mining’s biggest predator
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When former boss Mark Cutifani left Anglo American in mid-April 2022, things had rarely looked better for the century-old miner. Metals prices soared as the world emerged from lockdowns, the... 

The above image depicts the team at Weba Chute Systems discussing a design
Firm reports on successful global turnkey projects
26th April 2024

With the promise that its customised transfer point solutions will always perform to expectations, transfer chute technology provider Weba Chute Systems tackles its turnkey projects in a highly... 

Reflux flotation cell in an industrial coal application
Testing backlog as global interest in new flotation tech grows
26th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Global interest in and the uptake of the new REFLUX Flotation Cell (RFC) from full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth has been gaining considerable momentum. As a result of this... 

An image of the CNG Holdings site in Langlaagte
Compressed natural gas to benefit S African business
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite ongoing concerns about gas shortages, regulatory uncertainty, geopolitical constraints and infrastructure limitations, using compressed natural gas (CNG) for various business and industrial... 

An image of a C4A cylinder
Local supplier establishes LPG division
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Eligible small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa will benefit from cylinder manufacturer Cylinders4Africa’s (C4A’s) establishing a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bulk tank supply... 

The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 

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