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St Barbara/Genesis go on trading halt
4th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The share trading of both St Barbara and Genesis Minerals were halted on Tuesday as the two companies discuss a potential alternative transaction structure and capital requirements for a merger.... 

Bell Equipment’s new range of Graders set to deliver next-level performance
3rd April 2023

Designed to meet the emerging needs of the grader industry, Bell Equipment has expanded its mining and construction OEM product range to include motor graders. With several units running in... 

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Slurry pump company strives for optimisation
24th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

With continuous investment in improving its service offering, heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has managed to downscale its energy consumption by optimising its... 

Lithium prices in China halve in just four months
Lithium prices in China halve in just four months
22nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

The frenzy for lithium, which saw Chinese prices of the electric-vehicle battery material surge more than 1 300% in just two years, has turned into a rapid retreat. Prices of lithium carbonate,... 

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Avantor advances laboratory services in Southern Africa
20th March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s mining industry continues to grow, mining laboratories are relied upon to provide high-quality testing, inspection and certification services that adhere to internationally... 

Mintek highlights its role in developing mineral processing technology
20th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Mining analytical services company Mintek has highlighted its commitment to partner with the mining industry in developing and expanding new and existing technologies that can solve the industry’s... 

Red bearing block units and housings.
Units resist harsh conditions
17th March 2023

Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to... 

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NUM opposes Amplats’ ‘migration’ from MHSA to OHSA
14th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has condemned platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) “migration” from the Mine Health & Safety Act (MHSA) to the Occupational... 

Aterian reports high-grade copper from work at Morocco project
14th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Aterian has announced results, including 4.43% copper and 3.11% copper from brecciated vein samples from geological work completed on its Jebilet Est project. The project, which... 

China could control a third of the world's lithium by 2025
13th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s efforts to ramp up lithium extraction could see it accounting for nearly a third of the world’s supply by the middle of the decade, according to UBS. The bank expects Chinese-controlled... 

China’s lithium probe puts spotlight on reserves and ESG risks
10th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

If it’s grown, drilled or dug up, chances are there’s not enough of it in China. Beijing’s ability to manage the mismatch between its scarce natural resources and vast industrial output is now... 

Southern Palladium buoyed by positive exploration results
10th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Positive results have emanated from exploration work at JSE- and ASX-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) project developer Southern Palladium’s Bengwenyama project, in South Africa’s Bushveld... 

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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
10th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Mining of the Venetia openpit was completed in December 2022, and the mine will transition to underground mining operations in 2023. 

Neometals improves economics of vanadium recovery project
8th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Neometals has announced improved economics at its proposed vanadium recovery project (VRP1) in Finland, following the completion of a feasibility study. The feasibility study has... 

World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Ed Sterck.
Platinum market back in contango, big improvement of net investment expected – WPIC
8th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) today publishes its Platinum Quarterly for the fourth quarter of 2022, full year 2022, and a revised forecast for 2023. After two years of significant... 

Ontario Mines Minister George Pirie and Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation
Ontario approves First Nations-led plan for Ring of Fire road
7th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Ontario government has approved the terms of reference designed and submitted by First Nations for the all-season, multi-use road connecting to the proposed Ring of Fire mining development... 

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Kavango mobilises specialists after unearthing significant gold mineralisation at Ditau
6th March 2023 By: Donna Slater

Botswana-focused base and precious metals explorer Kavango Resources has commissioned professor and former Department of Geology at Brandon University in Canada chairperson Dr Hamid Mumin to... 

Rajant's network nodes, or BreadCrumbs, communicate with all other radios on a mine site, to create a high-capacity, dense mesh network of connected assets.
Sandvik, Rajant complete autonomous mine communications validation, testing at Venetia
3rd March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining engineering multinational Sandvik and US-based wireless mesh networks company Rajant Corporation collaborated on digital mining tests to ensure wireless communications can be used with... 

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Bravus denies damages to water resources at Carmichael
3rd March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Queensland coal miner Bravus Mining and Resources on Friday said that the Environmental Protection Order issued by the state government was not as a result of damage done to the Doongmabulla... 

Telkom embarks on cost-saving programmes as loadshedding, other challenges shrink earnings
3rd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Telkom has embarked on cost saving programmes to ensure its sustainability moving forward as it continues to face challenges dragging its earnings. The company is feeling the pressure... 

Authorised SKF Distributor Bolt and Engineering’s improved lubrication solution extends bearing life for leading North West Mining group  
2nd March 2023

A TLSD System 24 automatic lubrication solution installed by SKF authorised distributor, Bolt and Engineering (B.E.D.) Distributors Group, has substantially improved the bearing life of vibrator... 

China lithium probe shuts down about a tenth of global supply
China lithium probe shuts down about a tenth of global supply
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s lithium industry is reeling as its top production hub — responsible for around a tenth of the world’s supply — faces sweeping closures amid a government probe of environmental... 

Foundation being laid for renewed exploration interest
24th February 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

South Africa has begun to lay down the foundation to position the country as a renewed frontier State for exploration, particularly focusing on critical minerals that will be useful for the future,... 

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Moolmans enters a new five-year manganese mining contract with Tshipi é Ntle
24th February 2023

In line with its vision to be the premier mining contractor in Africa, Moolmans, the South Africa-based contract mining subsidiary of the Aveng group, has entered a new five-year contract with... 

Goldplat’s second-quarter profit falls on loadshedding impact
20th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Goldplat has reported a 41% year-on-year drop in operating profit from its two gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, to about £1.38-million for the quarter ended December... 

KCB expert recommends Kavango focus more on Karakubis project
20th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

Mining consultancy Tulia Blueclay (TB) professional geologist David Catterall, who has been appointed to enhance Botswana-focussed metals exploration company Kavango Resources’ insight into its... 

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Bird-in-Hand gold project, Australia – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The South Australian government has refused Terramin Australia’s application for a mining lease and a miscellaneous purposes licence for the Bird-in-Hand gold project. 

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Witwatersrand Basin project, South Africa – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining is raising funds to install critical infrastructure and maintain operational readiness at Qala Shallows to advance to production. 

Energy Fuels completes Bahia project acquisition
14th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium and critical minerals producer Energy Fuels has wrapped up the acquisition of the Bahia rare earth and heavy mineral project that will supply its US facility for the production advanced... 

West Wits sets A$2.5m raising target
10th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior West Wits Mining will raise A$1.5-million to advance its Witwatersrand Basin gold project, in South Africa. The ASX-listed company on Friday said it had received firm confirmation for the... 

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Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A US judge has ordered regulators to reconsider part of the permit approving Lithium Americas' Thacker Pass lithium mine project. 

Image of Segele drill core
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals has encountered visible gold in its first drill hole at the third mineralisation style, 140 m from the main Segele area. 

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Platosa mine, Mexico
10th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A silver, lead and zinc located 5 km north of Bermejillo, Durango state, Mexico. 

Jeffrey Christian
The Realities of the Energy Transition And PGMs
9th February 2023

There is a great deal of hope in South Africa that PGMs will find large new uses in new energy technologies in the emerging ‘energy transition.’  

FLSmidth introduces new pure play strategies for mining, cement; introduces new long-term financial targets
FLSmidth introduces new pure play strategies for mining, cement; introduces new long-term financial targets
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While Danish multinational FLSmidth’s performance has gradually improved, the company believes it has the potential for more, and has therefore kickstarted a transformation journey in 2022 with a... 

gold mineral sample
Visible gold struck in first hole drilled at Segele
3rd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Ethiopia-focused gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has hit visible gold in its first drill hole at the third mineralisation style 140 m from the main Segele area in Ethiopia. Akobo... 

Versatile chain hoist series shows value in shipbuilding
3rd February 2023

Included in local equipment manufacturer and supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s range of Kito lifting equipment is the durable Kito high-speed CB manual chain hoist series, which is suitable for... 

Oriole identifies lithium pegmatites at Cameroon project
2nd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Oriole Resources says lithium pegmatites have been confirmed at its 90%-owned Central Licence Package (CLP) project, in Cameroon. The district-scale CLP project comprises nine contiguous... 

Mkango and CoTec sign loan and equity investment agreements
1st February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed rare earths developer Mkango Resources said on Tuesday that it had signed definitive agreements with Canada-based mining issuer CoTec Holdings for a £2-million convertible loan, a... 

Shaft at Evander gold mine.
Solar saving gold mine $145 000 a month, more renewables on way, says Pan African
30th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The 10 MW solar power plant at Evander is averaging savings of $145 000 a month for the Mpumalanga gold mine, Pan African Resources said on Monday. Construction is scheduled to begin in June on yet... 

How to speed up Namibia’s resource beneficiation through a TES partner
30th January 2023

By Jimmy Samuels, Africa Executive at Workforce Staffing Africa and Barend Matthee, National Projects Director at Workforce Holdings With the recent announcement of the biggest discovery of oil in... 

AM adapter gets an upgrade
27th January 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has introduced its AMS adapter, an upgrade of the company’s well-known AM adapter, into the South African market. The AMS adapter, which enables SEW-EURODRIVE’s... 

An image of Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman
Miner approves project implementation, begins refinery construction
27th January 2023

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater announced in November last year that, subsequent to securing an effective controlling interest of about 85% in Keliber Oy, the Sibanye-Stillwater board had... 

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