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Vulcan eyes increased output at Zero Carbon lithium project
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy Resources has signed a binding term sheet with energy technology company SLB to enable increase of current brine production from the Phase 1 development of its Vulcan Zero... 


Red Rock positioned to start lithium production in Zimbabwe
15th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Natural resource exploration and development company Red Rock Resources has been issued an environmental certificate for its operations in Zimbabwe and can therefore start production and the sale... 


Galileo announces start of drill programme at Zimbabwe lithium project
15th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Galileo Resources has started preparations for a drill programme over the Kamativi lithium/tin target, in Zimbabwe, where the company announced the discovery of a previously unknown... 


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Rio invests locally in iron-ore rail carts
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto on Tuesday announced a partnership with Gemco Rail to bring local iron-ore rail car manufacturing and bearing maintenance to the Pilbara region in an industry-first. The... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Five-year South African diamond prospecting licence awarded
12th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim- and Botswana-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence on ground containing a cluster of kimberlites in South Africa.... 


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Olaroz mine, Argentina
9th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A lithium mine in the Jujuy province of northern Argentina. 


Low-friction bearings reduce energy losses in free-stream turbines
9th June 2023

A hydro turbinecompany, based in Portland, Maine, in the US, has chosen Vesconite Bearings’lowest-friction material for the thrust bearings on its free-stream turbines. The material, Vesconite... 


HIGH-TECH OFFERING CERTUSS steam generators enable a highly flexible steam supply while saving energy
Partnership with German supplier bearing fruit
9th June 2023 By: Nadine James

Boiler and steam generator supplier Steam Generation Africa’s work and partnership with German industrial equipment supplier CERTUSS has resulted in numerous projects and opportunities considering... 


Gert Roselt
Climbing the ladder from apprentice auto electrician to CEO
9th June 2023

Gert Roselt started his career as an apprentice auto electrician for Kuruman Auto and has successfully climbed the ladder to become CEO of Probe IMT Group. He shares his career journey with... 


Jubliee CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee Metals signs partnership agreement to expand its chrome footprint
6th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified metals processing company Jubilee Metals has announced a significant new partnership agreement for its platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome operations in South Africa. This... 


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Manufacturer innovates for energy, growing industries
2nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The ongoing energy supply crisis in South Africa has put the spotlight on the importance of reliable and efficient renewable-energy systems, and the role of the mechanical seal industry in... 


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When selecting a miniature motor, understanding the different loads acting on the motor is key to achieving the best design
Impact of load on miniaturised motor selection highlighted
2nd June 2023

When selecting a miniature motor, understanding the different loads acting on the motor is key to achieving the best design. Therefore, understanding the torque load is essential to define the... 


Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Hedge funds are betting against copper on the London Metal Exchange for the first time since the early months of the pandemic — a sharp reversal from just weeks earlier after China’s disappointing... 


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Coal, platinum of most interest in growing junior space
19th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Junior miner-generated revenue in 2022 proportionally exceeded that of other South African mining-generated revenue, according to Minerals Council South Africa junior and emerging miners desk lead... 


Gold looks 'best hedge' as debt-ceiling angst builds, RBC says
Gold looks 'best hedge' as debt-ceiling angst builds, RBC says
12th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Mounting fears over the US debt ceiling crisis will benefit gold as investors brace for potential chaos in financial markets, according to RBC Capital Markets. Hopes for a deal to avert a... 


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Bird in Hand gold project, Australia – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Governor of South Australia has issued a proclamation, preventing future mining applications at the Bird in Hand gold project. 


Kavango begins drilling campaign at KSZ North in Botswana
10th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Southern Africa-focused metals exploration company Kavango Resources has announced the start of a drilling campaign on its Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) North project, in Botswana. On May 10, the... 


Kingsgate continues apace at Chatree
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Kingsgate Consolidated on Wednesday told shareholders that production from Plant #2 at its Chatree gold mine, in Thailand, was performing above nameplate capacity, while work has now... 


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The power take-off (PTO) gearboxes, planter bearings and agricultural chains help farmers to increase productivity and efficiency in the field
Company boosts productivity, lessens environmental impact
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International is staying up to date with emerging trends and technologies in the agriculture industry by incorporating this knowledge into its... 


Multotec's SX4 degritting spiral reduces carbon costs for mining operations in West Africa
2nd May 2023

Amid tough economic conditions, Multotec has responded to a challenge faced by gold operations in West Africa which were dealing with the high costs of activated carbon used in gold processing. To... 


Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
De Ruyter continues to draw link between corruption and loadshedding in damp squib Parliamentary appearance
26th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter continued to draw a direct link between corruption at the State-owned utility and ongoing loadshedding during his much-anticipated, but ultimately unsatisfactory,... 


Clinton Pavlovic, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells
Zimbabwe: A new focus for lithium mining
18th April 2023

By Clinton Pavlovic, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells & Tapiwa John Chivanga, Senior Associate at Scanlen & Holderness Lithium is becoming a highly sought-after commodity in the drive to achieve a... 


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CNRI plans lithium exploration programme on granite pegmatites located at Ferguson Lake
14th April 2023

Canadian mining exploration and development company Canadian North Resources Inc. (CNRI) has announced the presence of extensive granitic pegmatite minerals on its Ferguson Lake property. In... 


South32 exercises Chita Valley earn-in right
14th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner South32 has exercised its earn-in right to acquire a 50.1% ownership interest in Minera Sud Argentina (MSA), Minsud’s indirect subsidiary that holds and operates the Chita Valley... 


India’s rare-earths miner eyes 400% expansion for clean energy
12th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

India’s sole rare-earths producer wants to boost its mining capacity by 400% in the coming decade to help the country lock in supplies of key minerals for its clean-energy transition. State-owned... 


Loyal Lithium secures Canadian landholding
12th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Loyal Lithium has unveiled plans to acquire a majority stake in the Hidden Lake lithium project, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The company has struck binding agreements with two... 


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Support services provided for sugar industry
7th April 2023

Leading engineering solution specialist BMG plays a critical role in the sugar sector, not only during the operational period of sugar production, but also in off-crop seasons, when maintenance and... 


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Range of lubricants for sugar sector
7th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Lubricants company FUCHS Lubricants South Africa offers a range of food-safe lubricants for sugar and packaging processes to aid the safety of production and seal off journals and/or bearings... 


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South Walker Creek mine, Australia
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen basin, in Australia. 


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Venetia Underground Project, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Venetia project will transition underground this year. 


Invictus seeks to raise A$10m
6th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Upstream oil and gas company Invictus Energy will raise A$10-million in a private placement to sophisticated and institutional investors to fund preparations for the Mukuyu 2 appraisal well... 


Coal ash seen as potential viable source of rare earth elements.
Coal, discard seen as potential viable sources of rare earth elements
5th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Coal is being spotlighted as a potential source of rare earth elements, critical raw materials that are vital for many clean technologies being implemented globally. The information derived from a... 


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... 


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